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Julie Tomlin’s theatre news: Sankara; Feel; CircusFest 2018; Junk; Snow White and her Seven Poofs; Summer and Smoke

23 March, 2018 — By Julie Tomlin

Summer and Smoke

INSPIRED by Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, Sankara is an account of Thomas Sankara’s four remarkable years as President of Burkina Faso before his assassination in 1987. Written and directed by Ricky Dujany, with Ike Chuks playing Sankara, it’s on at the Cockpit Theatre until April 14. For details call 0207 258 2925.

• Feel, a new play by Proforça Theatre Company about relationships, fulfilment, and the hope of “becoming something better than you are” is on at the Lion and Unicorn Theatre until March 31. Call 0207 267 2304.

• The Roundhouse’s biannual CircusFest 2018 opens on April 3 and sees the world premiere of Relentless Unstoppable Human Machine, from the acclaimed Pirates of the Carabina, as well as Groupe Bekkrell‘s punk show, The Bekkrell Effect. For details call 0300 6789 222.

Children aged 7-12 can discover the hidden magic of a recycling plant in an immersive puppet show, Junk, at the Little Angel Theatre that brings milk bottles, newspapers and egg boxes to life. More details on 0207 226 1787.

• Easter entertainment with an adult-only twist is promised by Snow White and her Seven Poofs, which returns to Karma Sanctum in Soho from March 30-April 15. See

Young people aged 25 and under can see Summer and Smoke for free from April 3-5 as part of the Almeida Theatre’s second free festival. Playwrights Inua Ellams and Lulu Raczka will hold workshops, along with theatre-maker Emma Frankland and director Kane Husbands as part of the free programme. Call 020 7359 4404.


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