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Three To See on 23 Feb: Pippin, MacBeth, I Have A Bad Feeling About This

By | Published on Friday 16 February 2018

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

Pippin | Southwark Playhouse | 23 Feb-24 Mar
Stephen Schwartz’s well loved 1972 musical gets an airing over at Southwark Playhouse, five years since it was last staged in the capital, according to the blurb. If you’re not familiar with it, it tells the story of a prince – the titular Pippin – and his father Charlemagne, who, historians may have spotted, are based on real characters from the middle ages. Though, the story the show tells is fictional, and doesn’t carry the historical theme through it. Anyway, definitely worth checking out, see the venue website here for more.

MacBeth | Wilton’s Music Hall | 23 Feb-17 Mar (pictured)
Well, this won’t be your average MacBeth because it’s a dance theatre adaptation of the classic Shakespeare yarn, from the brilliant Mark Bruce Company, so, you know, it will be brilliant. Exploring the well worn tale of the protagonists’ descent into darkness and self-destruction, this piece promises to be “a beautifully harrowing vision of an internal wasteland formed from the pursuit of power through ruthless means.” Click here for all the details and to book your tickets quickly because they’re going fast.

I Have A Bad Feeling About This | Vault Festival | 21-25 Feb
“Alice is newly married, has quit her job and moved to Berkhamsted and it’s the best thing she’s ever done! She is going to be the woman she’s always wanted to be. She’s going to leave her self-loathing and destructive old friend anxiety firmly behind her and make NEW friends and they will LOVE the new her. BUT… her old friend has other ideas. Will she win the battle and leave anxiety behind forever?” TW faves House Of Blakewell return to Vault with a no-doubt-brilliant new show. See this page here for info.