MAIDS UPDATED Swifties is a new adaptation of Jean Genet's play The Maids, exploring the alienating and destructive effect that poverty, celebrity fetishism and social media can have on the lives of normal people. Swifties is written by Tom Stenton and directed by Luke Davies (The Chemsex Monologues, The HIV Monologues). Feb 28- Mar 11, Theatre N16, Balham.
10 MINUTE PLAYS The Pensive Federation presents the 6th Significant Other Festival, this year at the Vaults under Waterloo Station, giving them their biggest stage ever. For the sixth time, they will present 10 new 10 minute plays, including a new musical, created in just 10 days. Catch it at The Vaults 14-18 March.
SONGS & COMEDY Not normally my cup of tea but I love Little Bulb Theatre having seen Orpheus at BAC a few years ago. In Wail they return to their lo-fi roots for a haphazard two-hander. Part gig, part lecture, part your lips and WAIL! Jacksons Lane in Highgate Mar 2-4.
CIRCUS ACROBATS French acrobatic troop Companie XY come to London with their new show. Featuring over 20 awe-inspiring acrobats, It’s Not Yet Midnight… is a show about togetherness; a timely reminder that if we come together, accept and look out for one another, we can achieve more (watch the trailer here). Roundhouse London 10-23 April.
MODERN LIFE Privacy. Pornography. Flat-pack furniture. Written by Nina Segal and starring Debra Baker (Radiant Vermin) and Jessye Romeo (Martyr, Unicorn Theatre) Big Guns is an unsettling show that holds a mirror up to our relationship with contemporary violence. The Yard Theatre, Hackney 21-31 March.
FRANKENSTEIN A transfer from the award-winning, internationally renowned Watermill Theatre where it enjoyed a successful short run in 2016, George Fletcher and Rowena Lennon perform this take on a powerful and dark masterpiece that explores the timeless relationship between parent and child, isolation, prejudice and revenge and speaks to our modern society. Wilton's Music Hall, E1, 7-18 March.