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Lucy Popescu’s theatre news: I’m Jewrotic; The Endling; Simple Tale of Love; The Bacchae

19 August, 2021 — By Lucy Popescu

A Simple Tale of Love is at the Etcetera Theatre

HENRY Churniavsky’s solo show I’m Jewrotic And I Blame My Jewish Mother … Who Else? is at the Etcetera Theatre, 3.30pm, until August 22. Henry covers growing up, mid-life crisis, Jewish lockdown (yes, it’s different), getting old, surgical procedures, and the influence of his mother. (All profits to Young Minds & JAMI Mental Health Charities).

At the Lion and Unicorn, 8.30pm, Aug 20-21, Futures Theatre Company present their devised show, The Endling, which uses physical theatre and humour to explore the inter­connectedness of human existence with other species. The Endling is part of #Season­ForChange, a UK-wide season of arts activities raising the profile of climate issues ahead of November’s Climate Change conference.

• Rude Raven’s A Simple Tale of Love follows the relationship between Molly and a sinister stranger, JD, who holds a terrifying secret. A dark dramedy – absurd in places, poignant in others – starring Helen Walling-Richards and Daniel Pabla, directed by Nicole Roberts Ryder. The Etcetera Theatre, 3.30pm, August 24; The Hen & Chickens Theatre, 3pm, Aug 28-29.

Helen May in The Bacchae, at Hen & Chickens. Photo: Andreas Grieger

Feminist theatre ensemble, Esmond Road Productions, present The Bacchae by Euripides at The Hen & Chickens Theatre, Fri-Sun 7.30pm; Mon-Wed 6pm; Aug 20-25. Dionysus, the god of drugs and ritual madness, will stop at nothing to prove her divine heritage to the dissenters of Thebes. Set deep in the underground club scene, where debauchery rules and idolatry reigns, the Bacchae run the show. Directed by Maria Makenna and featuring music composed and directed by Doll Normal.

• The PappyShow’s GIRLS is at the New Diorama Theatre. It’s about what it feels like to be a girl and a reclamation of all things loved, lost, desired and fought for. Before they became your nanas, mothers, aunties, friends and lovers, who were they? A diverse, inter-generational ensemble unearth the girls they were and shine a light on the women they have become, spanning decades of lived experience. Suitable for 12+ 8pm until August 21.

Harriet Chomley’s The Lion’s Den will be at Camden People’s Theatre, 7pm, until August 21. The Lion’s Den is New York’s most elite burlesque club show­casing only the best dancers in the business. The competition is high in this cut-throat environ­ment and it’s every dancer for themselves. The show combines farcical satire and burlesque with original live music from Layer by Layer.

• Jasynda Bennett’s comedy play, Galentines Day, is at the Canal Café Theatre, 5pm, August 20-22. Abbey is struggling to understand why everyone is getting married except her. She’s always the bridesmaid, never the bride. She can’t get one decent date. So, she’s decided to invite the gals over to her place for a celebration.


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