Spoken Word Theatre ThisWeek In London

Three To See on 30 Nov: Ladykiller, Lost In Thought, Women Of The Mahabharata

By | Published on Friday 23 November 2018

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

Ladykiller | Pleasance Theatre | 30 Nov-2 Dec
“The chambermaid considers herself to be a pretty normal person. She reads books. She goes to the cinema on a semi-regular basis. She pretended to read the party manifestos at the General Election. She’s even read The Psychopath Test and she’s pretty sure she’s not one, so…” Just yesterday, I think, we tipped two shows with a successful edfringe history, and bam, here’s another. But be aware that this blood-soaked black comedy is, well, bloody, and contains some stuff that might prove a bit tough for the more sensitive among you. See this page here for info.

Lost In Thought | Theatre503 | 30 Nov-1 Dec (pictured)
And another with an edfest connection. This new play is by Lucy Danser, whose excellent stuff we have been pleased to partake of in previous years up in the Scottish capital. It’s a piece that focuses on the topics of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, wasted potential and motherly love, and offers a “thought-provoking and empathetic exploration of a condition more often used as a flippant punchline than truly understood.” Definitely one to make time for, see the venue website here for details.

Women Of The Mahabharata | Tara Theatre | 30 Nov
“From the queen who blinded herself to the woman who defied death, seven writers and a singer/songwriter share works-in-progress on iconic female characters from The Mahabharata – India’s great epic of humanity – as part of Tara’s ongoing focus on reclaiming classics.” This looks great – a sharing of writings by Kamila Shamsie, Preti Taneja, Razia Iqbal, Grace Nichols, Yasmine Rana, Sohini Alam and Amrit Kaur Lohia. See this page here for more.