November brings us several very different but all very tempting plays, covering war, refugees, open mic nights and psychological drama.
The Unity Theatre // Blood – Part of Homotopia Festival // 12th November
Homotopia festival is a collection of art instalments, workshops and performances which reflect varied LGBT experiences. This year they’ve brought Blood to the stage – “A celebration of the strange beauty of life.” The show is a dynamic dance performance, made all the more impressive through the use of work from two astounding digital artists Mirko Arcese and Luca Biada. The show creates a whole sensory experience, even featuring music from Paul Wolinski of glitch rock band 65daysofstatic.
Political drama Continent Chop Chop joins climate justice stories from around the world together through various genres of music including Afrobeats, electro, English folk, and intriguing ‘deconstructed imperial anthems’. The performance questions the connections between climate change and poverty, and discusses austerity and it’s impact on refugees.
Hard-hitting and gripping, Nemesis begins with a man tied to a chair in a warehouse with a hood over his head, while a father and daughter interrogate him. Secrets and consequences are explored in this sexual and psychological drama – prepare to be glued to your seat.
On the 9th of November The Everyman brings us a free open-mic poetry night, headlined by Matt Abbott who began performing spoken word at the age of 17. Sign up and read more here!
Credit: The Everyman Theatre
Rapunzel Rock ‘n’ Roll Pantomime // 28th November – 23rd January
We’ll round of this week with one for the kids, or for those of us who just love Christmas. The Everyman finishes off November with the start of Rapunzel Rock ‘n’ Roll Pantomime’s stay at the theatre, where kids and chaos unite for the winter months.