Theatre ThisWeek In London

Three To See on 18 Dec: The Wolves Of Willoughby Chase, The Tin Drum, MR James – Ghost Stories For Christmas

By | Published on Monday 11 December 2017

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

The Wolves Of Willoughby Chase | Jack Studio | 13 Dec-6 Jan
“It is 1832. Wolves roam England, terrorising the countryside in greater numbers than ever before. At the Willoughby Estate, in the grip of a cruel winter, Bonnie and her orphaned cousin Sylvia are left in the care of the equally chilling governess Miss Slighcarp, whose mysterious plans place the future of Willoughby Chase at risk.” An adaptation of the children’s classic novel by Joan Aitken, from a team with great previous form. See this page here for more info.

The Tin Drum | Shoreditch Town Hall | 6-23 Dec (pictured)
This one’s been on for a while already, and falls into the category of those which I thought I had already tipped. Brain like a sieve, me. But anyway, the rather good Kneehigh are behind this production of Gunter Grass’ surreal tale, retelling it as a musical satire which is “part baroque opera, part psychedelic white-out, part epic poem”. Click here for details.

MR James – Ghost Stories For Christmas | Old Red Lion Theatre | 18 Dec
Well, I bet you thought there’d be no more ghost stories now that Hallowe’en is well out of the way, but you’d be dead wrong, because look at this. It’s a one man show featuring two haunting tales: ‘Lost Hearts’, one of the author’s earliest works, with a highly memorable villain, predatory scholar Mr Abney; and ‘A Warning To The Curious’, in which a young archaeologist is haunted and hunted by the guardian of an ancient treasure. Spooky. See the venue website here for more.