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Julie Tomlin’s theatre news, including Bully, Answers, Hear Me Howl

14 September, 2018 — By Julie Tomlin

• A TEACHER’S hopes in a new job at his old school are quickly dashed when he discovers another former pupil works there. Luke Harding’s play Bully at the Etcetera Theatre from September 19-25 follows Jack as he faces his old nemesis once again. Details on 020 7482 4857, www.etceteratheatre.com

• SET in an interrogation room in South Manhattan, Answers, by Writers Guild of America Award winner Tom Topor, is on at The Hen & Chickens Theatre from September 13-15. It follows the interview by two hardened detectives of someone suspected of a brutal crime. Written by the Canadian writer Jessica Moss, I Will Miss You When You’re Gone is a comedy about grief, isolation, and mental health that’s on from September 18-29. More details on 020 7704 2001.

• FROM writer Lydia Rynne, Hear Me Howl at the Old Red Lion, September 18-29, is the story of Jess, who, as she approaches 30, pauses her conventional life to join a post-punk band. More details on 020 7837 7816, www.oldredliontheatre.co.uk/theatre.html

• A SHORT season of plays from LAGO Theatre, which creates theatre aimed at young adults, opens at the Tristan Bates Theatre from September 18-October 6. Revelation 1:18 explores the pressures of toxic masculinity, while Wine confronts both sides of the abortion debate, and No Help Sent looks at what it’s like to be up against a privatised NHS when your best friend has cancer. More details on 020 3841 6601, www.tristanbatestheatre.co.uk

• WRITTEN and performed by Ryan Simms, Prairie Flower is the story of his father, the East End gangster Danny O’Halloran, which is on at Upstairs at the Gatehouse until October 6. Call 020 8340 3488, www.upstairsatthegatehouse.com

• THE Athenian tragedy by Sophocles, Oedipus The King, is being performed at Theatro Technis from September 18-22. More details on 020 7387 6617, www.theatrotechnis.com

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