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Three To See on 13 Jan: Twilight – Los Angeles 1992, Santa Madera, Lobster

By | Published on Saturday 6 January 2018

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

Twilight – Los Angeles 1992 | Gate Theatre | 11 Jan-3 Feb
“When the policemen accused of assaulting young, black taxi driver Rodney King were acquitted, deadly riots broke out across LA, laying bare the recurring pattern of racial oppression and police brutality in America.” Writer Anna Deavere Smith interviewed hundreds of people to create this acclaimed (and early) piece of verbatim theatre, which premiered back in 1994. Here’s a chance to see it performed, head this way for info.

Santa Madera | Shoreditch Town Hall | 12-14 Jan (pictured)
Argentinian Juan Ignacio Tula and Swiss-born Stefan Kinsman present their second show together, using the cyr wheel to great effect to create a piece inspired by indigenous South American rituals, and evoking what’s described as “the violence of combatants in a pagan power game”. Expect a compelling and possibly even spectacular performance. Details here.

Lobster | Theatre503 | 9-20 Jan
A comical but also heart-breaking tale about love and compatibility in contemporary times, with a focus on  the universal pressures on the millennial generation. This comes from a new feminist company, Snapper Theatre, whose focus is on “telling stories that are not often told and finding new ways of telling them”. See the venue website here for more.