Julie Tomlin’s theatre news: Sprint; £5/10 tickets at the King’s Head; Shanter; Comet
09 March, 2018 — By Julie Tomlin
THE Camden People’s annual festival, Sprint, is well under way, with a variety of shows in the coming week ranging from Emma Attwood and Nick Finegan’s Just Like Real Life, looking at loneliness, longing and the digital realm, on March 10 and The Davis Brothers’ Sheep Also Dream, a tale of two brothers who embark on a camping trip to Dartmoor in an attempt to mend old family differences on March 14. Looking ahead to next week, We Are Kilter will perform The Others on Friday, March 16. The new show follows three derelict clowns as they unpick their futile attempts to make an impact on the world in the wake of Brexit, Grenfell and the refugee crisis. Through physical theatre, text and clowning, it explores feeling like one of the others whose voice is not heard. Call 020 7419 4841.
• The King’s Head Theatre is offering £10 tickets for under-30s on Tuesday evening performances, and Hi Five £5 tickets for the unwaged on Sunday matinee performances for selected performances. The first of these will be Charles Court Opera’s The Mikado, which opens on March 22. Details on 020 7226 8561.
• Childhood friends Berty, Amber, Hamish and Samy reunite at a festival in Shanter, a dark comedy about “lad banter” youth culture and vulnerability that opens at the Old Red Lion Theatre on March 12. More details on 0333 012 4963.
• Comet, a play that begins with a girl meeting a boy online, is on at The Pleasance on March 18. Performed by recent graduates from UK drama schools, the play is part of a new initiative by From Ground Up Theatre Company and the theatre. Details on 020 7609 1800.