Comedy Spoken Word Theatre ThisWeek In London

Three To See on 26 Nov: A Night Of Small Things, Lucy Pearman – Fruit Loop, Hypocris

By | Published on Monday 19 November 2018

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

A Night Of Small Things | Pleasance Theatre | 26 Nov
This is just the kind of night we really like, an evening filled with a variety of brand new work of all different types. The blurb promises an eclectic line up of playwrights, musicians, poets and performers, and a wide range of entertaining turns: “unique theatrical vignettes, juicy nuggets of joy from longer projects as well as superb individual offerings.” Head right this way for info and to book.

Lucy Pearman – Fruit Loop | Soho Theatre | 26 Nov-1 Dec (pictured)
We first discovered Lucy Pearman because of a previous show that she performed at the Edinburgh Festival – ‘Maid Of Cabbage’ – and absolutely loved it. Of course, we weren’t the only ones to like it, she got an Edinburgh Comedy Award newcomer nomination because of it, if I remember correctly. Anyway, sadly I wasn’t able to see this follow up when it was on in the Scottish capital in the summer of 2018, but I bet it’s flipping brilliant. See the venue website here for more.

Hypocrisy | Theatre503 | 26-27 Nov
Another one of those edfringe success stories heading its way south, this, a collaboration between spoken word artist, Imogen Stirling, and Scottish musician/composer, Ross Somerville. “Lost in the bliss of foreign travel, Imogen joyfully succumbs to the spoils of Western privilege. Returning to Scotland, a harsh society confronts her. Dangerous politicians prevail, the media sells fictions masquerading as reality, an ocean of social media sympathy pours forth for Western terror victims, yet backs turn on the migrant crisis. What staggering hypocrisy.” See this page here for more information.