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Julie Tomlin’s theatre news: Human Issue, Thebes Land, A National Scandal

31 August, 2017 — By Julie Tomlin

• A NEW festival that interrogates and celebrates “gender from cis to trans, from binary to beyond” launches on September 12 at The Camden People’s Theatre. The three-week festival is headlined by Bullish, a new mythical cabaret commissioned by CPT that explores trans-masculine gender and identity. For details call 020 7419 4841.

HUMAN Issue, a one-man show, is being performed at the Etcetera Theatre on September 8. A fundraising event for the suicide charity Maytree, it’s the story of Frank, a comedian and self-professed cultural provocateur who has two things to say before he kills himself. Meanwhile, the acclaimed Five Kinds of Silence, a play about a mother and her two daughters’ attempts to free themselves from the vicious and abusive and vicious Billy, opens on September 5.

• WINNER of Best Production at the 2016 Off West End awards, Thebes Land returns to the Arcola Theatre for five weeks from September 6. Trevor White and Alex Austin will reprise their performances in Daniel Goldman’s drama about patricide. Call 020 7503 1646 for details.

A REHEARSED reading of A National Scandal, a play about Leslie “Hutch” Hutchinson, the world-renowned cabaret star who lived in Belsize Park from 1929 until his death in 1969, is taking place at the Pentameters Theatre on September 4. The title of the play, written by Eddie Lewisohn, alludes to the rumoured affair between Lady Edwina Mountbatten, the wife of Lord Louis Mountbatten and Hutch. For more details call 020 7435 3648.

• OVER three days starting tomorrow (Friday), the Hen and Chickens Theatre plays host to The Little Wing Film Festival, which includes features and short films by students, recent graduates, and first-time filmmakers. For more details visit


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