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Three To See 2015: Autobiographical

By | Published on Thursday 30 July 2015


ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses tips three fantastic autobiographical theatre pieces.

The Man Called Monkhouse
If you are a regular Fringe-goer, you may remember Bob Golding’s one man show about Eric Morecambe, which won a Fringe First award back in 2009. Well, Golding is back with another theatrical biography, though this time he’s in the director’s chair, rather than performing. The show, which focuses on another giant of British comedy, Bob Monkhouse, is the work of actor, comedian and writer Alex Lowe (Barry from Watford) and stars Simon Cartwright, uber Monkhouse impressionist extraordinaire.
Assembly Hall, from 6 until 31 Aug

Cross The Shifting Sands
This is an interesting one, not least because I imagine most people know very little about the subject of this biographical play: It’s L Frank Baum, the very famous writer of ‘The Wizard Of Oz’, and other associated novels. The blurb suggests that a blighted childhood led Baum to the creation of his very own fantasy land, and invites audiences to step into that world, and his mind.
C venues – C nova, from 9 until 31 Aug

Mata Hari: Female Spy (pictured)
Mata Hari has a famous name, and she’s possibly the most well known female spy in history, but how much do we actually know about the woman herself? Mystery and myth surround her, and I am not sure exactly how much light this show can shine on the true facts, but it should hopefully give the legend some historical context, and perhaps a sense of who she really was.
ZOO, from 7 until 30 Aug

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