Unmissable Things To Do in London – October 2018
When life gives you pumpkins, make… pumpkin pie (or, How to make October the best month of the year, and not just because it’s our Stuart’s birthday!)
This month’s top picks include crazy cabaret, flop musicals, a view from China, a night of jumps & scares, GIN, amazing live music, five-star theatre, brand new work, truth spoke unto power & much more…
‘Lois is a one woman sketch group, demonstrating theatrical skills by becoming the “actor” before transforming into the “character” in a Brechtian fashion.’ Sounds hilarious.
Cutting-edge culture from China including Citizens of Nowhere? a British-Chinese Sitcom, Wen Hui’s RED a revolutionary ballet, Red Ink (pictured above) a hip-hop challenge to banned writing and the visually spectacular The Injustice to Tou O.
A party, a celebration and a space for co-existence of multi-national queers and their allies to resist your ‘hostile environment’.
Balls to the wall horror all night including Rosemary’s Baby, The Exorcist and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
The Celluloid Sorceress Presents: Sparkle (1976) + Samira Ahmed In Conversation | The Cinema Museum | 28 October | 3pm | £10
A very rare screening of the cult musical based on stories of Motown and The Supremes, written by Joel Schumacher with songs and music by Curtis Mayfield. The event also includes acclaimed journalist and broadcaster Samira Ahmed for a pre-show discussion of a film that inspired generations of African-American musicians, filmmakers and artists.
A bevvy of fabulously named gins south of the river: Fatty’s Organic, Hidden Curiosities, Cuckoo, Old Bakery, Sherlock & Sons and Tom Cat Six.
The BAC welcomes back cult performance artiste Bryony Kimmings for a mythical tale of motherhood, heartbreak and finding inner strength.
A #MeToo story from the past gives us perspective on the future of sexual violence against women. Read our review here.
‘Hurled words. Thrown objects. Dodged Burgers.’ Travis Alabanza proves they are more than zeitgeist with this touching tale of being trans.
‘A one-woman (and her dog) show by Golden Globe-nominated actress and film-maker Isabella Rossellini, Link Link is a theatrical lecture with a comic twist.’ Bravo to the Southbank Centre for letting this curiosity take the stage.
Who has power over you and what do you want to say to them? Jeremy Goldstein gives you 5 minutes to respond to this important question. Anyone can speak.
Experience performance and cultivate new queer futures.
Disrupt the heteronormative homogeny of the day to day on the runway.
Dance until you transcend the limits of space-time to rewrite history.