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Pick of The Week Bullet Hole 

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Bullet Hole
02 – 23 Oct Tickets


‘So I finally got my gift. Gifts are meant to be opened, right?’
A fight for love, hope and acceptance in a culture where a ‘gift’ can bear the ultimate price.

Young Londoner Cleo was given her ‘gift’ at age seven – except that ‘gift’ left her with type 3 Female Genital Mutilation.

How can Cleo love her body, when her husband brutally sexually assaults her? Finding strength after this hideous act, Cleo resolves to go against her family’s wishes and seek reversal surgery. On her journey of healing, Cleo meets Eve, a fellow FGM victim who is instantly drawn to her…

A story of hope, love and human rights played by an all-female cast. Shortlisted for the Alfred Fagon Audience Award 2017


Flick of The Week Jinn

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Jinn Tickets
13 Oct 92 Mins 15


Summer is undergoing something of a spring awakening, though not all due to her own adolescent yearnings.

When her mother, a divorced TV weather forecaster, converts to Islam, Summer’s own sense of self – a high-school senior devoted to sensual dance, not Allah – is left shaken. An ill-advised Instagram post in demure headscarf and revealing underwear (plus infamous ’HalalHottie’ hashtag) fractures things further. Then there’s the cute guy Tahir at the mosque…
Nijla Mumin’s vivid, non-conformist debut explores a seldom-shown sector of youth.

Her sharp-eyed look at family and community shows how these pillars can at once support and bar personal freedom. But nothing can hold back newcomer Zoe Renee’s dynamic physicality and fierce spirit in her shape-shifting title role.


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Windrush Square
03 – 05 Oct Tickets


Get Up, Stand Up, Stand Up for your right

In 1980s Brixton, the community have had enough. It’s time to rise up and pursue equality in the eyes of the law.

Join the Johnsons in the heart of Brixton as an essential part of British history is unearthed and retold through the victories and tragedies of one family.

Both moving and infectiously exuberant, Windrush Square is the Monument Theatre Company’s first production. Recent Physical Theatre graduates from Drama St Mary’s in Twickenham, they developed Windrush Square to illuminate recent history and create theatre which unites all people in a bid to eradicate the barrier between races.


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The End Of Eddy
Until 06 Oct Tickets


An unflinchingly honest coming-of-age novel.

Born into poverty in an isolated village in rural France, a boy grows up amongst hard men and women living hard and violent lives. Bullied relentlessly for being gay, this is the story of Eddy’s struggle to understand who he is, who he might become, and of his fight to escape.

Written when he was just 21 and combining vivid storytelling with frank reflections on sexuality, class and power, this new stage adaptation of Édouard Louis’s internationally acclaimed autobiographical novel is filled with hope, lust, love and anger.

Contains explicit sexual references and frequent use of strong language.



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Underground Railroad
04 – 13 Oct Tickets



Good morning, America! Welcome to Hanover Middle School, where a pair of teachers are getting down and dirty with today’s lesson.

What starts as a regular teaching lesson about Civil War in the US, quickly descends into social and political commentary on race relations in contemporary America.

This R-rated, explosive exploration of one of the most toxic of American legacies lands in London after taking New York and Edinburgh by storm.

‘Fearless, ferocious, exposing and explosive…thrilling.’
★★★★★ Stage

Contains nudity, adult themes and strong language.


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The Paradise Circus
08 Oct – 03 Nov Tickets


The Playground Theatre presents the world premiere of The Paradise Circus by James Purdy. Two brothers are chastised and neglected by their grief-stricken father, but they share a secret unshakeable bond. When a beguiling circus master pays them an unexpected visit, he makes a tempting offer which will have terrible consequences. Only the Witch of Hebblethwaite can help. But will her price be too high for the mean-spirited father to bear?


In the deep Mid-West old miser Rawlings pines for his perfect boy killed in The Great War. His two younger sons, neglected by their father, waste their lives away painting beautiful horses for the merry-go-round. When the enigmatic ringmaster of a travelling circus pays an unexpected visit, he makes the old man a terrible but tempting offer. Wracked with guilt over his decision, in desperation Rawlings is forced to turn to Alda Pennington for help. But, salvation doesn’t come cheaply at the home of the witch doctor.

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Until 31 March 19


The First World War was waged between empires that were global in their ambitions and reach. Between 1914 and 1918, millions of African and colonial soldiers served in long campaigns that spanned the whole of the African and European continents, contributing to victories throughout the First World War. These soldiers from British and French African territories were brought to Europe’s western front, where hundreds and thousands lost their lives alongside unknown, unheralded and undocumented African labourers and carriers. Mimesis: African Soldier seeks to commemorate these Africans and colonial soldiers who fought, served and died during the First World War.

Multimedia installation.


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An Adventure @ Bush Theatre
Until 20 Oct Tickets


On a stormy night in 1954, a woman doomed to marry one of five men discovers the wildcard choice might just be the person she’d been hoping for all along. An Adventure follows headstrong Jyoti and her fumbling suitor Rasik as they ride the crest of the fall of Empire from the shores of post-Partition India to the forests of Mau Mau Kenya onto the industrial upheaval of 1970s London and the present day.

But what happens when youthful ambitions crash hard against reality? When you look back at the story of your time together, can you bear to ask yourself: Was it all worth it?

Vinay Patel’s ambitious new drama follows strong-willed Jyoti and the love-sick Rasik on their epic journey from 1950s India to war-torn Kenya and present-day London. Inspired by the experiences of Patel’s own immigrant grandparents, An Adventure is a love story of unprecedented scope and heart.


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I Object Ian Hislop @ British Museum
06 Sept – 20 Jan 19 Tickets


History, as somebody wise once said, is just one damned thing after another. But is it really? Who decides what is ‘history’?

Traditionally, the answer is ‘the winners’. But in this exhibition the BM is setting out to investigate what the other people had to say – the downtrodden, the forgotten, the protestors. They left their marks on objects, just as the official view has, and these dissenting objects are also to be found in the BM collection.

A wide variety of objects will be on display in the exhibition – from graffiti on a Babylonian brick to a banknote with hidden rude words, from satirical Turkish shadow puppets to a recently acquired ‘pussy’ hat worn on a women’s march. See what tales these objects tell – sometimes deadly serious, often humorous, always with conviction. Unlock the messages and symbols these people used, and get closer to understanding them. The British Museum doesn’t escape ridicule either !


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The Jungle @ Playhouse Theatre
Until 03 Nov Tickets


This is the place where people suffered & dreamed.

Meet the hopeful, resilient residents of The Jungle – just across the Channel, right on our doorstep.

The Jungle tells stories of loss, fear, community & hope, of the Calais camp’s creation – & of its eventual destruction. J


oin the residents over freshly baked naan & sweet milky chai at the Afghan Café, & experience the intense, moving & uplifting encounters between refugees from many different countries & the volunteers who arrived from the UK

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