Comedy Theatre

3 Feb: Susan Calman, Elephant Man and The Paper Cinema’s Odyssey

By | Published on Wednesday 28 January 2015

Susan Calman

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

COMEDY: Susan Calman – Lady Like | Soho Theatre | 3-15 Feb
Scottish shortcake and star of many a BBC radio/TV game show Susan Calman paints a picture of her life as an older, wiser woman and, in the words of her neighbours, “mad cat lady”. “If you don’t know who she is'”, the story goes. “‘Lady Like’ will, at the very least, make you feel better about your own life”. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Elephant Man | Jack Studio Theatre | 3-21 Feb
The piercing life story of ‘horribly deformed’ Victorian man Joseph Merrick is adapted by ThisWeek London-profiled company Fourth Monkey, experts in making brave new theatre. Abandoned as a child, the so-named ‘Elephant Man’, a freak-show attraction and medical marvel, looks at London’s high society set and realises it’s the world, not him, that’s ugly. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE/FILM: The Paper Cinema’s Odyssey | Battersea Arts Centre | 3-14 Feb
The acclaimed Paper Cinema draw modern meaning from Homer’s ancient Greek saga of one man’s almighty road home; raging storms, supernatural forces, high seas and all. Main man Odysseus and the story’s cast of characters become illustrated cut-out figures, enacting a silent film animation with a live orchestral score. Details and tickets here.

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