Plan your week’s theatre: tip tickets

January 16, 2017 - Picnic Time


The uncover of a week is Us/Them during a National Theatre – a playful, relocating and multilayered hearing of a Beslan propagandize electrocute of 2004. Katherine Soper’s harmful Wish List continues during a Royal Court Upstairs. The London general mime festival continues, with highlights including Joli Vyann’s superb Imbalance during a Lilian Baylis Studio and dual shows from Stephen Mottram’s Animata during Jacksons Lane, north London. At a Chapel of a Holy Cross in Durham Cathedral, there’s a fascinating-sounding opening of Samuel Beckett’s Company that invites assembly members (limited to 9 during a time) to distortion on a bed in a darkened chapel and listen to a voice. The Push festival continues all week during Home in Manchester showcasing new work and rising companies from a region. Tonight, Powder Keg’s opening gig Morale is High (Since we Gave adult Hope), sounds good as does Mill Theatre Company’s square about loneliness, I’m Standing Next to You.

Stephen Mottram talks about his show
The Parachute, partial of London general mime festival


Sacekripa’s Marée Basse is a story of acrobatic one-upmanship during the Barbican’s Pit. It’s your final possibility this week for Nofit State’s Bianco that takes place in a large tip subsequent to a Royal Festival Hall, and also for Sally Cookson’s tasty Cinderella: a Fairytale during a Tobacco Factory in Bristol. The Doppel Gang, set during a Blitz, and desirous by a comedy of a Marx Brothers, sounds as if it could be fun during a Tristan Bates entertainment in Covent Garden.


Theatre Re’s new project, The Nature of Forgetting, is desirous by a work of Tadeusz Kantor and is during Shoreditch Town Hall. One night usually for Liz Carr’s opening lecture, Assisted Suicide: The Musical, during a Royal Festival Hall. There’s still time to locate Picnic during Hanging Rock during a Royal Lyceum in Edinburgh. Katie Bonna and Richard Marsh’s choice romcom, Dirty Great Love Story, starts during London’s Arts theatre.

Australian poser comes to Edinburgh … Picnic during Hanging Rock. Photograph: Pia Johnson


This is a good thought from Theatre503 in Battersea’s new artistic executive Lisa Spirling: Top Trumps is a array of brief plays from Caryl Churchill, Neil LaBute, Roy Williams and others responding to Donald Trump’s election, in his coronation week. Also includes post-show discussions.

Friday and a weekend

Nick Ahad’s The Chef Show, a square that mixes opening and cookery, considers Friday night down a internal curry house; it’s during Kirkgate Centre in Cockermouth as partial of a wider tour. Project O’s O during a Royal Exchange Studio in Manchester offers a dance that winds itself by temperament politics and womanlike experience. Clowning is distinguished in Nothing to Say, Spanish jester Leandre’s uncover set in a residence with no walls. It’s during Jacksons Lane from tonight and on Saturday Jackson’s Lane also hosts an all-day conference exploring Clowns and Power. On Saturday, a NT’s entertainment of The Curious Incident of a Dog in a Night-Time sets off on debate with dual weeks during the Lowry in Salford.

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