Musicals Theatre ThisWeek In London

Three To See on 26 Aug: Blurred Justice, Hamlet, Some Lovers

By | Published on Saturday 19 August 2017

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

Blurred Justice | Etcetera Theatre | 26-27 Aug
Back to the soon-ending Camden Fringe for this award winning play in which the fate of one man is the responsibility of the show’s audience. The action focuses on Sharif, a Yemeni Houthi soldier, who is being tried in an extraordinary court, and his story explores the meaning of the word terrorist and the complications of the Yemeni civil war. See this page here for info and to book.

Hamlet | The Park Theatre | 22 Aug-16 Sep (pictured)
A stripped down staging of ‘Hamlet’ starring three members of the same family: Gyles Brandreth, his lawyer/writer son Benet, and actress Kosha Engler, Benet’s wife. It’s an interesting-sounding adaptation – just the three performers: three family members playing three family members – and it’s co-directed by Simon Evans, who, as I’m sure you’re aware has done some very acclaimed stuff. Head this way for details.

Some Lovers | The Other Palace | 24 Aug-2 Sep
Part of Aria Entertainments From Page To Stage festival, this new musical is described as “a valentine to the New York we’re always leaving behind” created by award winning writer Steven Sater of ‘Spring Awakening’ renown, and the legendary Burt Bacharach. What attracted me to this was the fact that it’s inspired by ‘The Gift Of The Magi’, a short story by O Henry, which made a powerful impact on me when I first read it as a young person. Click here for more.