Comedy Theatre ThisWeek In London

Three To See on 4 Mar: Checkpoint Chana, Steen Raskopoulos – work in progress, Love’s Labours Lost

By | Published on Sunday 25 February 2018

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

Checkpoint Chana | Finborough Theatre | 4-20 Mar SMT
“Poet Bev Hemmings is in the eye of a storm after she publishes a poem that the world seems to believe is anti-Semitic. She’s convinced she’s innocent, but everyone else – including her PA, Tamsin – wants her to apologise. A press interview is planned to begin her public rehabilitation, but Bev’s dying father, erratic behaviour and tendency to drink make her public contrition a complex process.” Eeek, sounds like this broaches what for many is a touchy subject: it takes a look at the line between anti-semitism and political critique of the government of Israel. Interested to see what conclusions the play comes to. More information here.

Steen Raskopoulos – Work In Progress | Vault Festival | 4 Mar (pictured)
As you’ll have seen, because you are reading this, this is a work in progress, but it’s a work in progress from someone pretty special, so I don’t think you need to worry too much that about the potential for it to be crappy. He’s the sort of act that wins awards, and nominations, and five star reviews from the likes of us. So head this way for all the details.

Love’s Labours Lost | The Rose Playhouse | 27 Feb-24 Mar
I’ve been rather drawn to this staging of this Shakespeare play because it looks like it might have a golden-age-of-Hollywood type setting, and that pleases me greatly. I hope I am entirely correct. But, you know, even if I were entirely wrong (though I am sure I am not) it would still be a great opportunity to see a production of LLL from a well established company. Just remember that the venue can get a bit chilly, and the weather has been a bit on the cold side lately, so wrap up warmish. See this page here.