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Three To See on 24 Jul: Hot Brown Honey, Diamond/Hoard, Games and After Liverpool

By | Published on Tuesday 17 July 2018

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

Hot Brown Honey | Southbank Centre | 24-28 Jul (pictured)
You might have noticed that we ran a Q&A with Lisa Fa’alafi from Hot Brown Honey back in June, as part of our Edinburgh Festival coverage, and that’s because, well, it’s a beyond awesome show that’s really taken the Fringe by storm over the last couple of years, and also won one of our TW Editors’ Awards. Hurrah, we thought, when we heard they’d be back in Scotland this summer. If you thought hurrah, but then realised that you can’t make it up north this year, then here’s the great news: you have six chances to see it in London. Head this way to book.

Diamond/Hoard | Bush Theatre | 24-25 Jul
More in the way of Edinburgh fare, now, and a preview double bill over at the Bush Theatre. ‘Diamond’ is the first play of renowned and award winning TV and film director Beryl Richards, and is about a successful surgeon who rejects the birth mother who gave him up for adoption, but realises following her death that he has no way of finding out where he came from. The second play is another debut from someone established in another arena, Bim Adewunmi, senior culture writer for BuzzFeed News and columnist with Guardian Weekend. ‘Hoard’ also has a mother theme: Rafi and Ami are meeting their sister’s boyfriend for the first time. Then, their mother shows up out of the blue. See this page here for more.

Games and After Liverpool | Tristan Bates Theatre | 24-28 Jul
Another double bill (it’s a coincidence, really, I didn’t consciously plan it, but I am quite pleased by said coincidence) and this time it’s two short comedies by James Saunders. ‘After Liverpool’ is the first, and it “follows two couples as they attempt the painful, hilarious and near impossible task of communication”. The second, ‘Games’, is a play within a play, which threatens to blur the lines of reality and performance, in which a group of actors rehearse a court room drama about the My Lai Massacre during the Vietnam War, but keep getting interrupted. See the venue website here for details.