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Julie Tomlin’s theatre news: On Monday Last Week; Woman Before A Glass; Stand Up And Slam

15 December, 2017 — By Julie Tomlin

LOOKING ahead to next year, a new play adapted from a short story by author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie opens at the Etcetera Theatre in January. Written by Saaramaria Kuittinen, On Monday Last Week is a story about immigration told from a female perspective that will run from January 29-February 4. Directed by Erika Eva and produced by Josephine Samson, it follows Kamara after she moved from Nigeria to join her husband Tobechi in the United States and navigates a reality that is far removed from the dream. For more details call 020 7482 4857.

• Hot on the heels of Hound of the Baskervilles, which is on until January 13, a new season of plays kicks off at the Jermyn Street Theatre with Lanie Robertson’s Woman Before A Glass, a play that brings the story of American art collector Peggy Guggenheim to life. It is one of four plays being staged at the theatre during its Scandal season, which runs to March 31. The season includes Mad as Hell, written by Cassie McFarlane and Adrian Hope, about Peter Finch’s iconic Oscar- winning performance in Network and Maureen Duffy’s double-bill, Hilda and Virginia, which looks at the hidden stories behind Virginia Woolf’s novels. The season closes with Proud Haddock’s staging of Christopher Isherwood and WH Auden’s The Dog Beneath the Skin. More details on 020 7287 2875.

• The last Stand Up And Slam of 2017 takes place at the Comedy Club on Thursday, December 21. What will be the final tally in the “Battle of the Spoken Word” between comedians and poets? For more details call 020 7485 4019.

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