Comedy Theatre

23 Jul: Tiff Stevenson, Bakkhai, and Love, Bombs And Apples

By | Published on Thursday 16 July 2015

Tiff Stevenson

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

COMEDY: Tiff Stevenson and The Humble Quest For Universal Genius | Battersea Arts Centre | 23 Jul (pictured)
Tiff Stevenson previews her new Edinburgh show, in which she examines what makes a person when products are anthropomorphised and the cult of personality reigns supreme. As well as that, The Humble Quest For Universal Genius puts two comedians head-to-head in an epic battle of ingenuity, wit and skill. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Bakkhai | Almeida Theatre | 23 Jul – 19 Sep
Starring Ben Whishaw, three actors and a chorus, echoing the original performance model, James Macdonald returns to the Almeida to stage Euripides’ hedonistic tragedy in a visceral new version by Anne Carson. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Love, Bombs And Apples | Arcola Theatre | 21-25 Jul
A Palestinian actor learns there’s more to English girls than pure sex appeal. A Pakistani-born terror suspect figures out what’s wrong with his first novel. A British youth suspects all is not what it seems with his object of desire. A New Yorker asks his girlfriend for a sexual favour at the worst possible time. Details and tickets here.

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