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Three To See on 11 May: Pupik, Love & Protest, DNA

By | Published on Friday 4 May 2018

And today’s ThisWeek-tipped, LDN-based events are..

Pupik | Tara Theatre | 11 May
“What defines our identity? How do we belong? Where we really come from? Pupik – ‘navel’ in Hebrew – is the story of an encounter between two women, descendants of generations of immigrants who have always been foreigners in another land. Together they tackle vital contemporary questions such as identity, roots, displacement, borders, and the concept of a Home”. Another pick from Tara Theatre’s ‘I’ll Say It Again’ season – it isn’t the last – see this page here for more.

Love & Protest | Stratford Circus | 11 May (pictured)
Collective X – a supergroup of musicians, poets and producers – head for Stratford Circus with a show exploring race, identity and the black and minority ethnic experience through subjects such as the fetishisation of the black body, the honour killing of Banaz Mahmod, sisterhood and Tinder. Appearing are Alya Al-Sultani, Cleveland Watkiss, Neil Charles, Pat Thomas, Joshua Idehen, Clemens Christian Poetzsch, Dave Ital, Robert Menzel and Mark Sanders. Details here.

DNA | Southwark Playhouse | 1-18 May
“Amongst the darkness of an unnamed wood, a lawless gang are trying to bury a dark secret. The group need someone to take charge, but who can they trust? Who do they follow? While lies spiral and tension mounts, everyday adolescence twists and turns into an anarchic game of survival.” It’s been on for a few days already, but you’ve still got time to see the next generation of theatre types in action, in this National Youth Theatre production of Dennis Kelly’s 2008 play. Info right about here.