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Three To See on 28 Apr: Political Bodies, No Finer Life, This Beautiful Future

By | Published on Friday 21 April 2017

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

Political Bodies – Triple Bill | Rich Mix | 28 Apr (pictured)
Three dance pieces that make use of live music, spoken word, beat box, hip hop and dance theatre, and which have distinctly political themes, in particular with reference to the effects on individuals of assimilation, integration and multiculturalism, and the trauma caused by nationalism and fear based propaganda. For more information, see the venue website here.

No Finer Life | Pleasance Theatre | 28-30 Apr
Long term Archers story editor Graham Harvey is behind this production, which is based on a true story of enduring romance. Switching time zones between past and present, it tells the tale of a young Somerset land girl who, towards the end of World War 2, sets off in search of a best selling author. It also features new live music from Alastair Collingwood. See this page here for more.

This Beautiful Future | The Yard Theatre | 25 Apr-20 May
“Elodie is 17. She’s French. She lets down her hair and puts it up again. She finds reflective surfaces everywhere. She tests new looks. Otto is 15. He’s a German soldier. He brushes his hair to make the shape of his head more perfectly oval. He tries not to look at himself in the mirror. It’s 1944. Elodie and Otto are experiencing love for the very first time.” Another show set during the second world war (I didn’t plan it, honest) but this time in occupied France, and focusing on love in extreme circumstances. Click here for details.