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Lucy Popescu’s theatre news – Unicorn Theatre; Theatro Technis; Camden People’s Theatre

15 October, 2020 — By Lucy Popescu

Susan Wokoma reads one of Philip Pullman’s Grimm Tales at the Unicorn Theatre

• Theatro Technis presents Confessions: three plays based on confessions near the end of people’s lives. The True Apology of Socrates, performed by Marios Hajipanayi (Socrates) and Panos Savvides (narrator); The Interpretation performed by Panos Savvides; and La Rose Rouge, performed by Rosanna Preston. October 20-24 at 7.30pm; October 25 at 5pm Socially distanced live theatre. Box Office: 020 73876617 / 07535 801 399

• Part of Camden People Theatre’s digital festival, The House Never Wins by Kill the Cat Theatre invites you to play what seems to be a simple game of blackjack in the casino called “The House”. However, there’s a catch. While trying to pit your luck against the dealer, you also must keep The House alive. Interacting via Zoom, and with WhatsApp pinging you visual messages, surveys and puzzles, can you work together to keep The House afloat, or will the lure of a real cash prize be too much to resist? This sounds like a fun and thought-provoking evening which reminds us of the importance of working together to keep our planet alive. October 21 at 7pm & 9pm. Visit: cptheatre.co.uk/wp_theatre_season/cpt-digital

• The Unicorn Theatre presents a selection of six theatrical readings from Philip Pullman’s Grimm Tales, re-told for the whole family by an extraordinary cast and featuring some of our finest directors. Pullman’s tales are classic fairy tales, honed for the next generation. The cast of storytellers include Nadia Albina, Le Gateau Chocolat, Colin Morgan, Cecilia Noble, Andy Umerah and Susan Wokoma who create a rich and potent world, directed by Justin Audibert, Rachel Bagshaw, Polly Findlay, Tristan Fynn-Aiduenu, Ola Ince and Bijan Sheibani. Filmed at the Unicorn Theatre, each film is available online for free. Visit: youtube.com/user/UnicornTheatre

• Live at Ally Pally, a season of music, comedy and entertainment, runs from October 15-November 22 and will mark the re-opening of Alexandra Palace’s West Hall. On Thursday and Saturday evenings Ally Pally will welcome some of the finest stand-up comedians including Al Murray, Phil Wang, Dara O’Briain, Russell Kane, Rich Hall, Suzi Ruffell and Angela Barnes who will perform quick fire sets of brand-new material and the best of their current repertoire. The season will also include performances of award-winning theatre company Sh!t-faced Shakespeare’s unique take on A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Visit: alexandrapalace.com

• The Pleasance Theatre is reopening with a seven-week Winter season from November 11 –December 17. The space has been transformed to become a socially distanced comedy, theatre and cabaret venue, with a new three-tier auditorium welcoming 100 people a night. The season includes a varied programme from Silent Faces’ politically charged Godot is a Woman to queer cabaret with the acclaimed Cocoa Butter Club and Pecs Drag Kings. The Pleasance is ensuring up-to-date safety regulations are followed, including e-ticketing, enhanced cleaning, and table service. Buy tickets from pleasance.co.uk or call 0207 609 1800.

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