Theatre ThisWeek In London

Three To See on 25 Jul: Goodnight Mister Tom, Lamplighters, The Rape Of Lucretia

By | Published on Wednesday 18 July 2018

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

Goodnight Mister Tom | Southwark Playhouse | 25 Jul -25 Aug
“Set during the dark and dangerous build-up to the Second World War, Goodnight Mister Tom follows sad young William Beech, who is evacuated to the idyllic English countryside and builds a remarkable and moving friendship with the elderly recluse Tom Oakley. All seems perfect until William is devastatingly summoned by his mother back to London.” A youth production from The British Theatre Academy and one which I presume will be entirely suitable for youthful people to go and watch during their summer holidays. Which I think have begun for most by now. See this page here for more.

Lamplighters | Old Red Lion Theatre | 24 Jul-18 Aug
This looks fab, and feel sure that it would appeal to almost anyone, but particularly those of you into anything immersive, interactive, improvised, or about spies. Your host for the evening is a veteran of the field of said immersive, interactive and improvised stuff, Neil Connolly, who revives the show following a sold-out and award winning run at Vault Festival. Oh, and don’t worry, actually, if you’re the shy type: “For those who leap from their seat at the chance to be a spy, this mission is for you. For those who want to watch their espionage escapades from a safe distance, we got you covered.” Head this way for details.

The Rape Of Lucretia | Arcola Theatre | 24 Jul-4Aug (pictured)
“In Rome, 510 BC, Lucretia is sought out in the night by the prince Tarquinius. In Dalston, 2018 AD, a man and a woman invite you to watch a re-enactment.” Arcola Festival’s Grimeborn season has begun (hurrah) and this staging of Benjamin Britten’s chamber opera ‘The Rape Of Lucretia’ sounds like it’s been directed with a rather radical approach, as it “turns the lens on the representation of women from ancient myths to the #MeToo movement.” For information and to book your tickets, see the venue website here.