Comedy Theatre ThisWeek In London

Three To See on 20 Oct: It’s True It’s True It’s True, Jericho’s Rose, Lola & Jo – Focus Groupies

By | Published on Saturday 13 October 2018

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

It’s True It’s True It’s True | New Diorama Theatre | 16 Oct-10 Nov
“And there’s blood pouring out of this man’s throat. Because these two women are beheading him – did I not mention that?” Fringe First/Total Theatre Award winners Breach Theatre staged this play up at the old edfringe in the summer of 2018 and it’s a goodie that our reviewer pronounced to be a “beautiful, tender, captivating piece, impeccably staged and with high-powered performances”. It’s a dramatisation of the 1612 trial of Agostino Tassi for the rape of baroque painter Artemisia Gentileschi, based on surviving court transcripts and it’s definitely worth seeking out. See this page here for info.

Jericho’s Rose | The Hope Theatre | 16 Oct-3 Nov (pictured)
“London. Tel-Aviv. Paris. Baghdad. English. Hebrew. French. Arabic. Two writers. Two generations. Searching for home.” International ensemble Althea Theatre invite their audiences on a “breathtaking journey into the past, present and future”, using new writing, movement, live music and loop pedalled sound in a show addressing the themes of immigration and dementia. See the venue website here for details.

Lola & Jo – Focus Groupies | Soho Theatre | 18-20 Oct
“Character comedians Lola and Jo are pretty certain they have a revolutionary show on their hands. To double check, they’ve wisely employed Leslie and Jackie from almost award-winning market research company Focus On (runner-up, Keep Talking Award 1997), to gather feedback on their potentially groundbreaking show. Laughter for research purposes only; NO refreshments, travel reimbursements or life-affirming insights.” Sounds fun, no? This is your last chance tonight though, so get on and book your tickets here.