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Julie Tomlin’s theatre news: There But For the Grace of God (Go I); Macbeeth; Nell Gwynn

02 December, 2017 — By Julie Tomlin

A SOLO show by writer and performer Adam Welsh looking at identity, technology, and family opens at the Camden People’s Theatre on December 5. There But For the Grace of God (Go I) combines true crime and autobiography, telling the story of two children who go missing, years apart. Combining installation art and live music, Twiceful Mind will be performing Inertia: Prelude to Twiceful Mind, also at the Camden People’s Theatre on December 3 in a show that aims “to bring music lovers to an art exhibition and museum-goers to a live gig”. For details call 020 7419 4841.

• There’s a chance to see the comic reinvention of the Scottish play, Macbeeth, at the Hen & Chickens Theatre from December 12-16. Directed by Rory Fairbairn and produced by Red Squash Theatre, the show is billed as an “altogether lighter take” on one of the Bard’s most famous tragedies. Details on 020 7704 2001.

• The award-winning play Nell Gwynn, telling the story of King Charles II’s long-term mistress’s rise from orange seller to celebrated actress, is being staged by the Tower Theatre Company at the Bridewell Theatre on December 6. Written by Jessica Swale, Nell Gwynn won the 2016 Olivier Best Comedy award. Details on 020 7353 3331.

• Tales of transformation, of the wild entering our lives in different ways, is the focus of the Pentameters Theatre’s storytelling night on December 4. Storytellers Alys Torrance, Dawn Ellis and Stephen Taylor will be accompanied by musicians Tom Morley and Beatrice Leadbetter. For further details call 020 7435 3648.


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