Monday, October 18

Tag: Bloomsbury Theatre

Empty in Angel – Bloomsbury Theatre
London

Empty in Angel – Bloomsbury Theatre

‘Empty in Angel’, I soon discovered, is courier talk for “I am in (Angel) and I currently have no goods to collect or deliver”. An original play by James Woolf, Empty in Angel looks at the fight to improve workers’ rights in the so-called ‘gig economy’ and the common struggles faced by its community. Our narrator and protagonist is ‘Watsy’ (‘cos she’s from Watford. She has a friend called ‘Brighton’. She moans a lot) who is ably portrayed by the very energetic Darcy Willison. Alongside the central role, Willison takes on all bit-parts in this hour long one-(wo)man show and slips between characters with ease. She also manages to pull off a couple of pretty impressive raps and some genuinely moving monologues that at one point put a bit of a lump in my throat. Holding an audiences’ atten...
The Weekend – Bloomsbury Theatre
London

The Weekend – Bloomsbury Theatre

“I’m at the theatre. There is an inflatable dinosaur” “Are you ok? Do you know what month it is? Or the current monarch?” Thus, the WhatsApp exchange between myself and a friend kicked off my Sunday night. The stage is set, a picture of modern suburbia with five – yes five – sofas planted for cast and chorus to observe and be observed from. Incongruous and never really explained is the rampaging inflatable dinosaur, who I was sad to note did not make another appearance further down the line. Highbury Opera Theatre present The Weekend – an operatic adaptation of Michael Palin’s 1994 play which charts the eventful Saturday of Stephen Feeble. Torn from his morning newspaper by the unwelcome news that his daughter will be visiting with her trying husband, uncommunicative teenage daug...