Theatre ThisWeek In London

Three To See on 4 Oct: A Nazi Comparison, The Merchant Of Venice, In Event Of Moone Disaster

By | Published on Wednesday 27 September 2017

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

A Nazi Comparison | Waterloo East Theatre | 3-29 Oct
“Clare, A young woman at university happens upon an English translation of a play written by Hitler’s favourite playwright and it upsets her entire world view. She can’t help but see strong parallels in how the media was manipulated then, and now. Filled with anxiety that the world she lives in is not as noble as everyone is led to believe, she digs deeper, and deeper and deeper.” An intriguing sounding thriller about what happens when a quest for truth ends in danger and extremism. See this page here for more info.

The Merchant of Venice | The Cockpit | 3-7 Oct
Earlier this year we recommended a production of ‘The Tempest’ at The Cockpit which was staged in a rather novel – no, scratch that, old fashioned – manner: the actors performing prepared using only a ‘cue-script’ detailing their own lines, and the one line that precedes it, rather than all the lines, and the whole picture. Just like in the olden days. Now you can ‘The Merchant Of Venice’ given the same treatment. See the venue website here for details.

In Event of Moone Disaster | Theatre503 | 3-28 Oct (pictured)
The first show to be directed by the venue’s artistic director Lisa Spirling since she took up the post last year, ‘In Event Of Moone Disaster’ by Andrew Thompson is also the latest winner of Theatre503’s international playwriting award, chosen from 1629 entries. The focus is women and space and I am oh-so-keen to see it. I bet I am not the only one, head this way to book your tickets.