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Julie Tomlin’s theatre news: Still Ill; My Gay Best Friend; My Friend, My Partner; Catch Foodie

11 January, 2018 — By Julie Tomlin

Still Ill is back at the New Diorama

• Following a sell-out run in autumn 2016, Kandinsky returns to New Diorama with Still Ill, the company’s exploration of Functional Neurological Disorder, from January 16-27. In devising the show, Kandinksy consulted those living with the condition, the support group FND Hope and medical experts including Dr Timothy Nicholson from King’s College’s Institute of Psychiatry. For more details call 020 7383 9034. http://www.newdiorama.com

• The relationship between Racquell and her gay best friend Gavin are the subject of the first play of the year at the Hope Theatre, which is on until January 27. Written and performed by Louise Jameson, My Gay Best Friend promises a “heady mixture of high camp, melancholy and haunting childhood drama” following the antics of Racquell, played by Jameson and Nigel Fairs as Gavin. For more details call 0333 666 3366. http://www.thehopetheatre.com

My Friend, My Partner, the debut production of theatre company Ride The Wave, explores the impact of alcohol on the relationship of an ordinary couple. Blending music, verbatim text and physical theatre, the short two-man show uses woolly hats, glasses and Post-it notes to tell the couple’s story. It’s on at the Pleasance on January 16-17. More details on 020 7609 1800. https://www.pleasance.co.uk

Catch Foodie, a verbatim play about young women’s relationships with food, at the Hope Theatre on January 14-15 and January 21-22. A young woman’s friends are eager to talk when she asks them: “How do you feel about food?” but one doesn’t want to speak and avoids her calls. For more call 0333 666 3366. http://www.thehopetheatre.com

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