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Three To See 2011: Plays with numbers

By | Published on Sunday 31 July 2011

One Million Tiny

ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses recommends three plays with numbers at Festival 2011.

One Million Tiny Plays (pictured)
About Britain We’re always talking here in the ThreeWeeks office about how everyone’s got a shorter attention span these days, especially one ThreeWeeks editor in particular. Could this be the entertaining answer for this very modern affliction? Possibly, as it’s lots of tiny plays, originally serialised in The Guardian, and now brought to the actual stage.
Hill Street Theatre, 5 – 28 Aug (not 9, 16, 23), times vary, £9.50 – £15.00, fpp286.

Attempts On Her Life
Well, the title doesn’t have any numbers in it, but it does have a subtitle and that’s ‘Seventeen Scenarios For Theatre’, and the blurb is absolutely full of mentions of that very same number. And that’s good enough for me. Plus, I’m sure it will be a great revival of Martin Crimp’s most highly regarded play.
Greenside, 5 – 12 Aug, 4.25pm (5.55pm), £5.00 – £6.50, fpp239.

7 Day Drunk
A new one woman show from Bryony Kimmings, who last year won a Total Theatre Award for her show ‘Sex Idiot’. I think that alone is a good enough reason for you to earmark her show. But if you need an extra reason, here’s one: she’s an associate artist at The Junction in Cambridge, which is quite near me. See, it’s a goodie.
Assembly George Square, 4 – 28 Aug (not 15, 22), 8.00pm (9.00pm), £10.00 – £12.00, fpp296.

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