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Three To See 2015: Something A Little Different

By | Published on Saturday 8 August 2015


As we get close to completing our Three To See recommendations for 2015, there’s still time for ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses to recommend something a little different from the theatre programme.

Murmel Murmel (pictured)
Right, so, ‘Murmel Murmel’ is a play by Swiss artist Dieter Roth featuring 178 pages of dialogue using only one word, ‘Murmel’, and was, quite understandably, considered unstagable. There’s always one though, isn’t there? In this case, actor/director Herbert Fritsch, who in 2012 premiered his production of the piece, an apparently side-splittingly hilarious, slapstick-infused celebration of nonsense. Sounds extraordinary, and definitely worth checking out.
King’s Theatre, from 28 until 30 Aug

Fills Monkey: 
Incredible Drum Show
It’s listed in theatre, but the blurb, and indeed, the title, make this sound like it’s probably a concert. It’s more than that though; as well as the drumming (which is Incredible, obv), there’s choreography, mime, sound effects, unexpected props, and a huge dollop of humour. Offering a “mischievous drumming extravaganza”, the duo – Sébastien Rambaud and Yann Coste – have received lots of critical acclaim in their native France, and I expect a similar reaction here.
Pleasance Courtyard, from 5 until 31 Aug

Gods Are Fallen And All Safety Gone
I came across this piece of new writing earlier in the year when it was staged in London, and was intrigued by it then. What is it? “An investigation into what happens when we discover that our parents are flawed human beings, and that at some point, sooner than we think, they are suddenly going to disappear from our lives.” The blurb adds that the play “presents a lifetime of conversations, condensed into one hour”. But what makes it really different is that a mother and daughter from the community join the cast of the show for each performance. I would really like to see how that works.
Summerhall, from 17 until 29 Aug

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