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Julie Tomlin’s theatre news: The Lynching; Assassins; Passages to Somewhere; Sprint Festival

16 March, 2018 — By Julie Tomlin

FORMER Labour activist and vice chair of Momentum, Jackie Walker is performing her one-woman show examining anti-Semitism claims made against her at the Theatro Technis on March 22-24. Billed as a story of black struggle, racism and Jeremy Corbyn, it mixes politics, humour, drama and song, The Lynching invites the audience-as-jury to hear Jackie’s mother defend her daughter. For more details call 020 7387 6617.

• Hot on the heels of Comet at The Pleasance, Stephen Sondheim’s comic musical, Assassins, opens on March 20. First performed off-Broadway in 1990, it uses the premise of a murderous carnival game to delve into the stories the nine Americans who made it their task to assassinate the president of the United States of America over the past 152 years, including the four who were successful. More details on 020 7609 1800.

Passages to Somewhere is being performed at the Hen and Chickens Theatre from March 20-24. The play takes place on a cruise ship, journeying though the challenges life throws up and how we get through them. Details on 020 7704 2001.

The Sprint Festival continues this week at the Camden People’s Theatre, with a variety of performances, including Fat Kid Running, looking at body issues tonight (Friday). More details on 020 7419 4841.


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