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The Fool

Dear Player, here we are with our haut insider culture picks. What's more, we have three interviews, one feature and one review from the worlds of art, theatre, circus and queer cabaret. Of course, we also have two extraordinary offers and two tasty competitions. 

WOW (Women of the World) celebrate their 13th birthday this weekend (10-12 March) at the Southbank Centre with world class speakers and events - we're running a special offer for day passes on Sat and Sun. Get in! For the literary types among you, we're also running a special offer to see author Eleanor Catton (The Luminaries, Birnam Wood) in conversation (also at the Southbank Centre). 

In desperate need for a laugh? We have tickets for The League of Contrivance, Soho's most fun improv comedy night at The Century Club! Lastly, you can win 4 tickets to The Play That Goes Wrong plus pre-show dinner at St Martins House. Huzzah!

Our Guest Editor this week is Tim Crouch, playwright, theatre maker, and performer.

Tim's latest show, Truth’s A Dog Must to Kennel is running at the Battersea Arts Centre until Saturday 18 March.

When writer Anna Goodman asked Tim, 'Why did you choose Shakespeare’s King Lear as a starting point for this piece?', he replied:

'King Lear is perceived as like the Gold Standard of Western theatre – a good thing to bounce off if you have beef with theatre. It’s also the Shakespeare play that speaks most urgently to our sense of modern catastrophe. A corrupt leader, immense cruelty, a divided country, avoidable suffering. It’s a godless play with an audaciously unhappy ending. The parallels with where we’ve been in the UK for the last few years are rich pickings.'

In Tim's Run Riot Interview with Anna he cuts the mustard in no uncertain terms. Enjoy their conversation, and more importantly, go and see the show!

Well, dear player, engage how you can, and enjoy yourself! We'll write again soon. Bottoms up! RR x

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