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Three To See on 20 Feb: A Girl Is A Half-Formed Thing, Whistleblower – The Story Of Edward Snowden, The Rinse Cycle

By | Published on Saturday 13 February 2016


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

A Girl Is A Half-Formed Thing | Young Vic | 17 Feb-26 Mar (pictured)
Hugely acclaimed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this year, with much praise for the show’s star Aoife Duffin, this much praised adaptation of Eimear McBride’s best selling novel is now playing at the Young Vic, so you should definitely make the most of your opportunity to see it. It’s a tense and dramatic piece, described by our own reviewer as “a shattering performance”. For more info and to book see the venue website here.

Whistleblower – The Story Of Edward Snowden | Waterloo East Theatre | 9 Feb-6 March
I expect most people are familiar with the name, and probably his story, to at least an extent, but however much you know about him, you could do worse than take in this well received production by A&R Theatre, which was very well received on its debut, and now returns to Waterloo East for another run. Powerful and “thriller-like”, according to a much more important culture writer than me. See this page here to book your tickets.

The Rinse Cycle | Charing Cross Theatre | 15 Feb-12 Mar
So, having offered you two pieces of rather serious and compelling theatre there, I feel duty bound to move on to something slightly lighter. If you consider opera ‘lighter’. Seriously, though, this sounds like the operatic version of what the Reduced Shakespeare lot do, as producing company Unexpected Opera present a comic take on Wagner’s renowned Ring Cycle, but thankfully shrink the full sixteen hours down to two. See the venue website here for more info and to book.

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