Music Theatre ThisWeek In London

Three To See on 5 Jul: The Scar Test, Low Lily, Instructions For American Servicemen In Britain

By | Published on Wednesday 28 June 2017

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

The Scar Test | Soho Theatre | 5-22 Aug (pictured)
‘The Scar Test’ refers to a flawed procedure used to determine whether refugees have undergone torture in their home countries or not, and gives its name to this new play about life inside the Yarl’s Wood Detention centre, based on verbatim interviews and research, and created by award winning writer Hannah Khalil. Expect something powerful and possibly disturbing, given the controversial conditions detainees have faced there. See this page here for more.

Low Lily | Green Note | 5 Jul
US based trio Low Lily combine traditional influences – ranging from bluegrass to Irish, Scottish, New England and Old Time Appalachian – with modern inspirations and sensibilities to create a sound which should very much appeal to those of you whose musical tastes lean towards the rootsy and folky kind. Click here for a taster, and to book your tickets.

Instructions For American Servicemen In Britain | Jermyn Street Theatre | 3-29 Jul
“It’s 1942 and a horde of Yankee servicemen have just arrived in England – where the locals speak a strange dialect, boil all their food, and talk endlessly about the weather. Two American officers have been charged with explaining British life to their recently arrived countrymen. Will the plucky team succeed or will Hitler’s propaganda split the allies asunder? The future of the free world hangs in the balance.” Funny stuff from a brilliant team, see the venue website here for more.