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Three To See on 3 Nov: No Direction Home – The Cocoa Butter Club, Adrift, The Greater Game

By | Published on Saturday 27 October 2018

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

No Direction Home – The Cocoa Butter Club | Camden People’s Theatre | 3 Nov (pictured)
Burlesque, spoken word, live music, drag, and a platform for performers of colour to exhibit culturally expressive work. “Welcome to The Cocoa Butter Club an exhilarating spectacle of all things Cabaret and beyond. A spirited soiree celebrating performers of colour and their stories. We are turning the heat up and inviting you to join a movement of culture, history and empowerment. What does it look like to be displaced and who can we tell?” Excellent, see this page here for more.

Adrift | Stratford Circus Arts Centre | 3 Nov
“Two children are in a boat. One is rowing. One is fishing. Their talk is light-hearted: of catching a fish, a fish so big it will capsize the boat; of whales who will pull the boat; of mermaids who sing haunting melodies; and of land. A land with thick grass, green leaves, endless blue skies. A beautiful land. A safe land. Above all… a safe land.” Great looking show for young audiences, aged eight plus. Details on the venue website here.

The Greater Game | Waterloo East Theatre | 30 Oct-25 Nov
This one is based on the book ‘They Took The Lead’ by Stephen Jenkins, and is tells the true story of the forty men men from Clapton Orient who signed up together to fight in the Great War. The action focuses in particular on the relationship between two life long friends, Richard MacFadden and William Jonas, who met at the age of seven, and ultimately end up fighting at the Battle Of The Somme. For info, see this page here.