Opera Theatre ThisWeek In London

Three To See on 16 Jul: Damaged Goods, Half Me Half You, Dido and Aeneas

By | Published on Monday 9 July 2018

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

Damaged Goods | King’s Head Theatre | 16-18 Jul (pictured)
More from the good old King’s Head Theatre and their Playmill Festival, an interesting sounding play about three different women exploring pain, fragility and temptation: “Three lost and lonely women – retired lecturer Sal, trophy wife Annie and Rhona, an angry poet – are drawn to the charismatic leader of a new ‘Spiritual Hub’ in west London. But they’re heading towards a deadly whirlpool .Their stories – and those of the men they love – begin to interweave. As they come close to being smashed on the rocks they have to pull together to get out of harm’s way.” Book here.

Half Me Half You | Tristan Bates Theatre | 16 Jul
“Jess and Meredith are a married, interracial, gay couple living in New York in 2017 – the era of Trump – weathering a new wave of intolerance, discrimination and oppression, which is sweeping the nation and seeping into their home. 16 years later, Maya, a biracial British teen is forced into American life, braving the aftermath of a second civil war, and changing Meredith’s life irrevocably.” A very topical look at the current global climate and its implications for future generations. See this page here for more.

Dido and Aeneas | The Albany | 16-20 Jul
Blackheath Halls Opera’s intergenerational company and Trinity Laban students have work worked professional opera singers to create this production of the classic opera by Henry Purcell, starring German mezzosoprano Idunnu Münch, making a London debut as Dido and baritone Marcus Farnsworth opposite as Aeneas. It’s one of the first operas I ever saw, and I’ve got a bit of a soft spot for it as a result. All the details are right about here.