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Three To See on 25 Nov: Howard Barker Double Bill, The Wild At Heart, Cinderella And The Beanstalk

By | Published on Wednesday 18 November 2015


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

Howard Barker Double Bill | Arcola Theatre | 25 Nov-19 Dec
This double bill of plays by acclaimed playwright Howard Barker features a London premiere, of dark comedy ‘The Twelfth Battle Of Isonzo’, and a welcome revival of the rather more serious ‘Judith: A Parting From The Body’. Great material to begin with, but it’s also in the hands of a very strong team, so I think it’s safe to assume that this will be a classy production. See the venue website here for more info and to book.

The Wild At Heart | HTH Arts Centre | 21 Nov-4 Dec
Well, I was immediately attracted to this show up at Hornsey Town Hall for a number of reasons. Firstly, this is a triple bill of Tennessee Williams’ short plays. Any fool knows that the US playwright was good at his job, so that’s reason one. Reason two is that he wrote lots of short plays, and we always focus on the big ones, and it’s nice to see the less well known stuff get an airing. Reason three is that I just really like collections of small plays. Reason four is that the team behind the production are making this a little bit extra special by dressing up the venue appropriately, in 1940s New Orleans style, and offering you the chance to treat yourself to themed cocktails whilst listening to live jazz and blues during the breaks. Sounds like a good night out to me. Info and how to book just here.

Cinderella and The Beanstalk | Theatre503 | 25 Nov-2 Jan (pictured)
And speaking of cocktails (which we were, a few sentences back) this show offers what it calls a “glorious cocktail of your favourite pantomimes”, so that seems as though it might be a great pre-Christmas outing for those of you who just can’t decide which panto to go to this year. But, I would urge you to go anyway, because this is the work of critically acclaimed three man troupe Sleeping Trees, and everything they do is frickin excellent. Get your tickets here now.

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