Theatre ThisWeek In London

Three To See on 11 Sep: An Adventure, Eastern Star, Holy Sh!t

By | Published on Tuesday 4 September 2018

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

An Adventure | Bush Theatre | 8 Sep-20 Oct (pictured)
“On a stormy night in 1954, a woman doomed to marry one of five men discovers the wildcard choice might just be the person she’d been hoping for all along. ‘An Adventure’ follows headstrong Jyoti and her fumbling suitor Rasik as they ride the crest of the fall of Empire from the shores of post-Partition India to the forests of Mau Mau Kenya onto the industrial upheaval of 1970s London and the present day. Love the sound of this historical journey, and I bet it appeals to you too. See this page here for more.

Eastern Star | Tara Theatre | 11-29 Sep
And another show with a historical perspective, this time a play focusing on the experiences of BBC World Service reporter Christopher Gunness, who in 1988 found himself at the centre of Myanmar’s ‘Students’ Revolution, using main source was lawyer U Nay Min, the chief architect of the uprising. Decades later, the pair come together for a reunion fraught with guilt, recrimination and the opening of old wounds, despite their former friendship. Info here.

Holy Sh!t | Kiln Theatre | 8 Sep-6 Oct
“Simone and Sam will do anything to get their daughter into the local Church of England school… even convert! Forced to contend with their best friends Juliet and Nick, the demand for the same school place turns the playground into battleground. The bonds of family, faith and friendship are stretched to breaking point as the four forty-somethings are taking sides on whether they should pay or pray.” A new dark comedy from the excellent Alexis Zegerman. For details see the venue website here.