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Julie Tomlin’s theatre news: The Moor; On Monday Last Week; Lysistrata; It Made Me Consider Me

01 February, 2018 — By Julie Tomlin

The Moor, at the Old Red Lion until March 3

The Moor, a new play by Catherine Lucie that opens at the Old Red Lion on February 6 is a must if you are a psychological thriller fan. Blending folk and domestic tale traditions, it’s the story of Bronagh, who, along with her boyfriend, becomes embroiled in a murder investigation as the result of a recurring troubling dream. For details call 020 7837 7816,  www.oldredliontheatre.co.uk/theatre.html

• Adapted by writer Saaramaria Kuittinen, On Monday Last Week is based on a story by the acclaimed author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and is on at the Etcetera Theatre until February 4. Directed by Erika Eva and produced by Josephine Samson, it examines immigration from the perspective of women, exploring themes of culture and self-discovery. Meanwhile, HP Lovecraft fans are in for a treat at the Etcetera, where a play based on the horror writer’s A Shadow Over Innsmouth opens on February 6. And there’s more – A Nightmare in Ashcroft kicks off The London Lovecraft Festival which runs until February 11. For more details call the theatre on 020 7482 4857, http://www.etceteratheatre.com

• Setin Renaissance England as civil war rages, Lysistrata at the Shaw Theatre is a reworking of the Greek comedy by Aristophanes in which women agree to her extraordinary plan to withhold sex as a means of putting a stop to war. Presented by the UCL Department of Greek and Latin and UCL Culture, it’s on from February 7-9. For details call 020 3108 1000. www.shaw-theatre.com

It Made Me Consider Me, a new immersive play by Gruff Theatre is on at the New Diorama until February 21. Specially selected “employees” at R.A.L.P.H are micromanaged by middle managers through endless tunnels… so expect to be on the move. More details on 020 7383 9034,  www.newdiorama.com

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