Lately, I’ve noticed a few more theatre listings than normal on our site, so I thought I’d mention them in a bit more detail:
Sappho, the Halbwelt Kultur musical and Springtide are all coming to a theatre near you!
Sappho is described as a ‘lesbians Midsummers Nights Dream’.
Directed by Victor Sobchak and hosted at the Theatre Collection in Camden, “Saphho is a riotous romp across the slippery terrain of lesbian romance, as the goddesses on Olympus come down to earth to recruit among Sappho and her followers.
28 August to 15 September (Wednesday to Saturday 7.30pm, and on Sundays at 6 PM).
Venue: Theatre Collection, 51 Camden Park Road, London NW1 9BH
The Halbrelt Kultur is a new musical cabaret presenting snapshot vignettes of seven highly influential Weimar Republic women, including inspiring gay cabaret artiste Claire Waldoff, set against the sound of the period’s finest songs and the backdrop of the rise of World War II.
Join the cast of beautiful women for a decadent evening of music, story telling and dancing in the beautiful surroundings of the Battersea Mess & Music Hall in Clapham Junction.
This Cabaret conjures, re-creates and pays homage to seven legendary women from the intriguing tantalizing and scandalous Wiemar Republic. “Featuring a live band and seven beautiful women, the show immerses the audience in Weimar history and culture, both artistic and political. It narrates stories of the actresses, singers, writers and revolutionaries who became the icons of their various fields, and stitches monologue with some of the best cabaret songs of all time to form a rich tapestry of Weimar life. Tap into the life of courtroom journalist Gabriele Tergit as she recounts the trial of Adolf Hitler; pay a visit to Marlene Dietrich as you discover things you never knew about this Hollywood icon; salute socialist revolutionary Rosa Luxemburg as she rallies the troops and indulge in a provocative performance by the alcoholic drug addict Anita Berber.”
Thursday 29th August, 8pm-10.30pm show
Friday 30th August, 8pm-10.30pm show + Live Music & Vintage DJ set until 1am
Venue: Battersea Mess & Music Hall, 51 Lavender Gardens, London, SW11 1DJ
£12 Early bird tickets: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/directory/?q=halbwelt+kultur&loc&slat=51.45&slng=0.15&spellcheck=1
The Spring Tide
Also running throughout September 3 to the 21 is spring tide by Carl vine And directed by Graham Hubbard. ‘A gripping love story about Suzy’s struggle with her sexuality’
“Suzy has loved Lan her whole life, or so it seems. A world without Lan in it would be unimaginable. But the strongest feelings are also the most dangerous, and Suzy is afraid. Instead of Lan, she opts for a life of safety, convincing herself over the years that this is the right path.
But even as life’s circumstances pull them apart, still they are drawn to one another by a deep and irresistible bond that is inevitable as the tide. After years apart, Lan’s final return shatters everything Suzy has made her own – a home, a husband, a son. As her world begins to unravel, Suzy must confront her fears and her desire. A decision must be made, whatever the cost.”
3-21st September | Tues-Sat 7:30pm | Sat&Sun 3:00pm