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Three To See on 13 Jun: Pundemonium! Live, Monogamy, Finishing The Picture

By | Published on Wednesday 6 June 2018

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

Pundemonium! Live | Roundhouse | 13 Jun
Hurrah, the Last Word Festival kicks off at Roundhouse, so rest assured, we’ll be recommending a few events from this fab spoken word season; this of course is the frst. You may already be aware of cult comedy live game show Pundemonium, but if you’re not, how about familiarising yourself with it today? A number of poets, writers and performers drawn from across the festival line-up alongside members of the public take part in a number of linguistic challenges under the auspices of Rachel Mars and Daniel Pitt. All the details here.

Monogamy | The Park Theatre | 6 Jun-7 Jul (pictured)
“Monogamy means sharing your life with one person, but what if you shared your kitchen with 5.6 million? Caroline Mortimer, the nation’s favourite TV cook, has it all – a sparkling career, a big house in Highgate, a (golf) loving husband, smart kids and the best kitchen money can buy. But beneath the immaculate furnishings, studio lighting and away from the glare of the ever-present cameras – Caroline must face the looming collision of living a private life in the public eye. What happens when the cameras turn off and the truth comes out?” What happens indeed, find out by booking tickets here.

Finishing The Picture | Finborough Theatre | 12 Jun-7 Jul
A UK premiere for Arthur Miller’s final play, inspired by the filming of ‘The Misfits’, the screenplay for which he wrote for then-wife Marilyn Monroe. Described here as “a devastating indictment of how a male-dominated movie industry inadvertently destroyed a vulnerable young woman, even as they transformed her into a screen goddess, and how they were unable to deal with the wreckage they caused”. See the venue website here for more.