Spoken Word Theatre

Three To See on 8 Feb: In The Night Time (Before The Sun Rises), Ursula Martinez, Shifter

By | Published on Monday 1 February 2016


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

In The Night Time (Before The Sun Rises) | Gate Theatre | 4-27 Feb
This is definitely something I can relate to – the story of a couple, awake through the night because of their small, wakeful baby, who begin to worry about how wise it is to bring a child into the world. “Amidst the constant bombardment of headlines and news reports about tragedies, destruction and global political unrest, can we really justify bringing a child into the world?” asks the play. It’s a question I have asked myself. See this page here for all the info and to book.

Ursula Martinez – Free Admission | Soho Theatre | 8-20 Feb (pictured)
All I am going to say is that if you haven’t yet seen Ursula Martinez in action, then it’s probably about time you did. Well, okay, I’ll say a bit more: she’s a brilliant, clever, fearless performer, and this show “celebrates the inconsistencies and contradictions that make us human, whilst having a dig at some of the mess that is of our own making”. Please don’t miss it. Find out all you need to know from this page here.

Shifter | Soho Theatre | 8 Feb
Aaaaand another show at the Soho Theatre, and this one’s only on the once, so now I am starting to wonder if you should see Ursula Martinez on a different night. But, never mind, it’s your decision, and this should definitely be on your list for consideration, a brilliant sounding show from renowned storytellers Jan Blake and Tuup. Have a look at the venue website here.