In Brief: March theatre listings


By Jenny Doe

What: Sasha Waltz & Guests – Körper
When: 1st – 3rd March
Where: Sadler’s Wells, Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R

About: 13 dancers carefully choreographed into weird and wonderful reflections of the human experience. Waltz has created an unusual and fascinating visual analysis of how we use our bodies.
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What: Macbeth
When: 1st March – 23rd June
Where: National Theatre, Olivier Theatre, London

About: Macbeth. A classic. Scottish general Macbeth is told by three witches that he will one day become King. So, he does; helped by his wife Lady Macbeth. He kills King Duncan and then gets a case of the major guilts which sends him into a questionable state of mental health along with Lady Macbeth. This production takes a fresh and exciting perspective on arguably one of Shakespeare’s finest works. Also the Witches are super creepy (in a good way).
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What: To Helen Back
When: 6th March
Where: Stratford Circus Arts Centre, Theatre Square, Stratford, London, E15 1BX

About: Voted best new play at Brighton Fringe 2017 ‘To Helen Back’ by Helen Seymour is a funny and surreal analysis of the experience of illness and the meandering and sometimes unusual path to recovery. Helen breaks into hospitals. Go with her and discover what really lurks behind those closed hospital doors…
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What: Fighter: Work in Progress
When: 8th March
Where: Stratford Circus Arts Centre, Theatre Square, Stratford, London, E15 1BX

About: To quote Beyoncé, “If you liked it then you should have put a ring on it”. A boxing ring that is. Join Libby Liburd and celebrate International Woman’s Day by getting yourself to Stratford and watching Fighter; presented as a work in progress. This is a play about female boxers and how woman have punched their way into the ring. It’s a celebration of the hard work and determination that female boxers have endured to become international stars in the sport today. It’s powerful, it’s determined and it’s a must see this month.
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What: I’d Be Lost Without It
When: 15th March
Where: Stratford Circus Arts Centre, Theatre Square, Stratford, London, E15 1BX

About: Wet Picnic have done it again. They’ve created an interactive theatre experience commenting on cyberpsychology and the impact that it has on us all as individuals and as a collective. Working with psychologists’ Wet picnic uses headphones, binaural sound and immersive theatre to analyse the impact of technology on our human experience.
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What: Dominoes
When: 28th – 29th March
Where: Stratford Circus Arts Centre, Theatre Square, Stratford, London, E15 1BX

About: Written and performed by Phoebe McIntosh, Dominoes explores the experience of a mixed-race history teacher soon to be wed to a man who – perhaps coincidently – has the same last name. Join the protagonist Layla McKinnon to find out her family history and who she really is.
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When: 2nd March – 19th May
Where: Young Vic, 66 The Cut, Waterloo, London SE1 8LZ

About: What is life like for a gay man in New York a generation after the AIDs epidemic? Find out by heading down to the Young Vic and immersing yourself into the intelligent and tender analysis by Matthew Lopez. Lopez has managed to skilfully portray this aspect of LGBT history whilst recognising the emotional, social and political effects of this turbulent time on today’s generation.
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What: Artists 4 Artists – Juxta
When: 16th March
Where: 35 – 47 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA

About: What’s that? Theatrical popping and locking? Get me there now. Juxta showcases the collective work of grass roots hip hop artists to create a night of exciting and fresh theatrical music and dancing. It’s new and it’s exciting and it is definitely a performance that must be experienced this March.
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What: Open Senses: Ideas in Progress
When: 2nd March
Where: 35 – 47 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA

About: Four twenty minuet slots make up this unusual and immersive experience. Like the name suggests Open Senses is all about exploring our senses. Professionals from all walks of life are invited to illustrate and indulge the audience in the different ways in which our senses make up our human experience. Join psychologists, chefs, SEN teachers and the like and look deeper into this amazing and often overlooked aspect of our physical selves.
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What: Angry
When: 14th Feb – 10th March
Where: Southwark Playhouse, 77-85 Newington Causeway, London SE1 6BD

About: Two shows, two actors and six gender neutral monologues. In each performance the two actors alternate which monologues they play. ‘Angry’ showcases what it means to be, well… angry. The fact that the same monologues are performed by both the male and female actors changes the impact of the experiences of the protagonist in interesting and surprising ways.
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