Arts Editor - Lesley Strachan

Harry Potter has opened in the West End this week to rave reviews…

But as you won’t be able to get a ticket for less than £100 or in the next 12 months, turn your gaze more locally! Local theatre, local prices. We’ll point you in the right direction in next week’s ArtsWatch schedule…

opia theatreImagine a dark version of the dating show ‘Take Me Out’ where, if you are not chosen after three attempts, you pay a very high price. That’s the premise for a new play premiering at TheatreN16, in Balham, on August 1st. Ian meets Katherine & Masha from Opia Theatre to find out more about ‘Unnatural Selection’ on Monday.



On Tuesday night we’ll give you a review of Little Bulb’s new piece Extravaganza Macabre at little bulb at battersea arts centreBattersea Arts Centre.  Always great to see new work from this young theatre company, but this one launches the opening of BAC’s open air performing space the Courtyard. A Victorian melodrama…with some modern touches thrown in!



Present Laughter picWe go a touch further afield to see a classic in Wednesday’s show, it’s not always about new writing.  The Noel Coward classic, Present Laughter, is on this week at Richmond Theatre.  Let’s see what Sam West can bring to this well known comedy and we’ll tell your about it on Wednesday.



So much news about new performing spaces in the borough, but nobody is going to beat TARA Arts theatre in Earlsfield for character, quirkiness and sheer adorability.  There’s an open day to the public 6th August and we have small preview of it on Thursday’s show.20160622_101419 20160622_095009



ArtsWatch broadcasts 6.45-7pm Monday-Thursday after the news.  The next ArtsWatch Replay show, a round-up of a fortnight of the best bits, will be on Sunday 7th August at 6pm.

July 30th, 2016

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