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Lucy Popescu’s theatre news: I Put A Spell On You; Clever Cakes; Private Peaceful; Psychodrama

29 October, 2020 — By Lucy Popescu

Emily Costello in Private Peaceful

JOIN Amy Hart, Paul Taylor-Mills and West End stars for a one-off spooky spectacular on Halloween. I Put A Spell On You, a streamed fright-fest concert, costs £10 and will be available to view for seven days only. Tune in from Saturday, October 31:

Little Angel theatre is partnering with Michael Rosen to produce an online puppetry adaptation of his story, Clever Cakes. A little girl called Masha outwits a massive, greedy bear. It will be broadcast on Little Angel’s YouTube channel from Sunday at 11am. Visit:

• Simon Reade’s adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s Private Peaceful will play a limited two-week season at the Garrick Theatre from November 7. A young First World War soldier is awaiting the firing squad at dawn. He looks back at his past, including his adventures with Molly, the love of his life; and the battles and injustices of war. The theatre is following Covid-19 secure guidelines. Visit:

Psycho Productions and Cusack Projects Ltd in association with High Tide present Psychodrama, written and directed by Matt Wilkinson, performed by Emily Bruni (Peep Show). A ripping revenge tale about an actress in her 40s under investigation for the murder of a theatre director. It’s on at Never for Ever (formerly Pizza East) in Kentish Town, from November 12-22 Visit:

Death of England: Delroy, by Clint Dyer and Roy Williams starring Michael Balogun, is playing at the National Theatre until November 28. Set in London, 2020, Delroy is arrested on his way to the hospital. Filled with anger and grief, he recalls the moments and relationships that gave him hope before his life was irrevocably changed. Visit:

Check out Monkey Business Comedy Club & Camden Cabaret upstairs at 67 Pizza & Lounge Bar (opposite Camden Stables market) Thursday to Saturday. Doors open at 6.30pm for dining. Shows start at 8pm. Visit:

• Talos Science Fiction Theatre Festival returns with socially distanced shows at the Cockpit Theatre, online interactive sci-fi and Zoom parties beamed directly into your home. Visit:

Watch out for the Shaw Society’s online events marking the 70th anniversary of George Bernard Shaw’s death on November 2 and December 6. For info visit:

• The Arcola Theatre is building Arcola Outside, an outdoor performance space and bar in the heart of Dalston, designed by award-winning stage designer Jon Bausor. Scheduled to open for a series of trial performances in December, the space will be constructed near the theatre’s main building in Ashwin Street.


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