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Three To See on 16 Jun: Double Act, Ashley Storrie, Lol Inshaallah

By | Published on Saturday 9 June 2018

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

Double Act | Polka Theatre | 15 Jun-5 Aug
“Meet Ruby and Garnet. They’re twins, identical and inseparable – and do absolutely EVERYTHING together. But their lives are about to change. Recently, Dad’s gone a bit weird. He’s been acting strange ever since he started dating that frizzy dizzy Rose. And now he’s only gone and bought a bookshop in the country…” Vicky Ireland’s adaptation of Jacqueline Wilson’s book, first staged back in 2003 and back at the Polka Theatre. Head this way for info.

Ashley Storrie | Underbelly Festival | 16 Jun
We first found out about Scottish comedian Ashley Storrie through the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, but since we first heard about her she’s gone from strength to strength, and you’ve probably seen her ‘If The Handmaid’s Tale Was Scottish’ thing. Anyway, this is her London debut, a show in which she’ll discuss her belief that we should all be more honest about the “myth of adulthood” and that “nobody really grows up, we’re all just great at pretending!” Which I kind of relate to, in that I’ve never grown up, but I am not sure I am any good at pretending. Anyway, this will be good, more here.

Lol, Inshaallah | Roundhouse | 16 Jun (pictured)
“Based on Suhaiymah’s musings and experiences, ‘LOL, InshaAllah’, is an insight into the anger, despair, and yet also optimism and joviality that comes with being a young Muslim in Britain today. The performance invites you to deconstruct the lazy binaries we apply to each other – radical/moderate, extreme/liberal, oppressed/liberated – and to explore the potential of our full humanity.” Another pick from the excellent Last Word Festival, see this page here for details.