Here’s an overview of what’s happening in south west London cinemas in November.
New Wimbledon Theater: Macbeth, Nov 22 – Nov 27
A skeleton with three actors from The Dickens Theater Company takes control of Shakespeare’s masterpiece. They have cut the script to pieces so that even people with a modern attention span of just 70 minutes can appreciate the Scottish spectacle and its universal themes. Just do not say its name!
Richmond Theater: The Good Life, 23-27. nov
Rufus Hound plays the lead role in a stage adaptation of the 1970s TV sitcom. Expect laughs in a show that goes back to a bygone era of British community spirit before making its West End debut.
Richmond Theater: Private Lives, 9-13. nov
In a 1930s Noël Coward production set on the French Riviera, a couple divorced (Patricia Hodge and Nigel Havers) bump into each other while on their honeymoon with their new partners. When the awkwardness subsides, the comedians’ comedy begins.
Finborough Theater: The Sugar House, 27 Oct. – 20. nov
Fresh out of Sydney Australia, where it was critically acclaimed, this piece focuses on three generations of women and the cultural events that shape them. The city is constantly changing with gentrification and demolition of old buildings. Narelle is looking for security and a sense of belonging in the changing landscape.
Lyric Hammersmith Theater: Aladdin, Nov. 19 – Jan. 2
The classic pantomime definitely offers all the cheese, slapstick and audience participation you could wish for at this time of year, plus some modern twists like Aladdin in tracksuit. Expect lively seasonal fun for the whole family, especially now that we can leave our houses again.
Rose Theater: The Seven Pomegranate Seeds, 4.-20. nov
This intense monologue is a retelling of Euripides’ ancient Greek tragedies and deals with modern themes of celebrity and femininity. The actors draw feverishly on the ground in a nod to Brecht’s Caucasian chalk circle. An eerie undertone runs through.
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