Festivals Spoken Word Theatre ThisWeek In London

Three To See on 19 Jun: Jade Anouka Poetry, Roman Candle, The Croydon Avengers

By | Published on Tuesday 12 June 2018

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

Jade Anouka poetry | Roundhouse | 19 Jun (pictured)
What’s that I hear? Another event over at the Roundhouse, you say? Well, yes, because Last Word is still ongoing, and it’s one of our favourite festivals providing such a fab concentration of brilliant spoken word. And here’s an excellent purveyor of the genre, Jade Anouka, who’ll perform poems from her pamphlet ‘Eggs On Toast’ alongside new work, accompanied by musician Grace Savage in parts. See the venue website here for more.

Roman Candle | Theatre503 | 19-23 Jun
“Twenty-two-year-old Angie is living a life she never signed up to. Caring for her mum and working a job she doesn’t like. Too long she’s been forgotten and ignored. But not today. Today she’s going to be seen.” The premiere of a monologue by Tom Fowler, created as part of Royal Court’s Open Court 2016, and directed by former Royal Court trainee Grace Gummer. Head to this page here for all the information and to book.

The Croydon Avengers | Ovalhouse | 19-23 Jun
This looks interesting a show blending comic book visuals with action-packed martial arts to tell a funny, and powerful story about friendship, terrorist threats, and heroism: “A trio of masked vigilantes send Croydon’s crime rate plummeting. They’ve run away from their war-torn homes and are just trying to help. But Regina’s not happy. She orders her media empire to unmask the Avengers and get them off the streets. Are they terrorists? Criminals? Either way, she thinks they’re a threat to British identity.” Click here for details.