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Julie Tomlin’s theatre news: Shadows; True Stories Live; The Ventriloquist; Real Magic

17 November, 2017 — By Julie Tomlin

• A NEW play by Carguil LG Webley explores the lives of three black inmates sharing the same cell. Shadows, which you can see at Theatro Technis from December 5-7, explores cultures, trauma and family dysfunction that have shaped them as well as the impact on their struggle to understand one another as well as the outside world. For more details call 020 7387 6617.

A sell-out storytelling event travels from Norwich to make its London debut at the Rosemary Branch Theatre for one night only on November 19. The eight speakers at True Stories Live will include Kinky Boots scriptwriter Geoff Deane, comedian Athena Kugblenu and journalist Helen Nianias. They will tell true stories without notes based on the theme lost and found and the night will be hosted by Molly Naylor. For details call 020 7704 6665.

• A new show by Circus of Horrors, inspired by the evil ventriloquist movies Devil Doll and Dead of Night, arrives at the Shaw Theatre for a two-day run on November 17. Set in Berlin in 1921, The Ventriloquist is the latest show of daredevil and bizarre circus acts. For more details call 020 7666 9037.

There’s still a chance to see a new play by award-winning Forced Entertainment performed at Platform, Central St Martin’s theatre space in the Granary Building at King’s Cross. On until November 18, Real Magic is billed as “a hallucinatory journey” that is “part mind-reading feat, part cabaret act, part chaotic game show”. For more details call 020 7514 6000.

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