Julie Tomlin’s theatre news: Richard III; 39 Steps; Remembering Camden Voices; Angel; Makin’ It Rain
06 October, 2017 — By Julie Tomlin
• FRONT Foot’s production of Richard III, which envisions Shakespeare’s notorious villain in a dystopian future, opens at The Cockpit Theatre on October 12. Directed by fight director and movement specialist Lawrence Carmichael it promises be a highly physical telling of this enduring tale of fear and power. More details: 0207 258 2925.
• Patrick Barlow’s 39 Steps, a comic take on the Alfred Hitchcock classic that closed at the Criterion Theatre in 2015, after nine years, is being performed at the Gatehouse. Presented by Tower Theatre Company, it’s on until October 14. More details: 020 8340 3488.
• Four former members of Camden Voices, a poetry club that ran from 1978 to 1998 will be reading their work at Pentameters Theatre on Monday October 16 at 8pm. Jane Duran, Martina Evans, Danielle Hope and Peter Phillips will read from their collections at the event titled Remembering Camden Voices, which will be presented by poet Dinah Livingstone. On Tuesday October 10, poets Jeremy Reed and Niall McDevitt present the inaugural annual celebration of the poet David Gascoyne. More details: 020 7435 3648
• It’s your last chance to see Angel at the Arcola Theatre, a play by former head writer of Spitting Image, Henry Naylor, that was inspired by the true story of a sniper in Syria known as the Angel of Kobane. More details: 020 7503 1646.
• Also showing until October 7, is Nicole Henriksen’s Makin’ It Rain – the King’s Head Theatre – which is billed as “an honest, raw, and cheeky look behind the curtain of life as a high-class tease in Australian Gentlemen’s Clubs” examining gender, sexuality, image, self-esteem. More details: 020 7226 8561.