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Julie Tomlin’s theatre news: The Shroud Maker; The Drill; In the Shadow of the Mountain; F*cking Men; The Affairs of Anatol

11 May, 2018 — By Julie Tomlin

A PRODUCTION of Palestinian writer and director Ahmed Masoud’s satirical play The Shroud Maker is being performed May 14-20 at Rada Studios as part of @70, a week-long festival of theatre, dance, films and talks celebrating contemporary Palestinian culture. With Julia Tarnoky playing Hajja Souad, an 80-year old Palestinian woman living on the Gaza Strip, The Shroud Maker is a woman’s story of survival through modern history. For more details call 020 7307 5060.

• Mixing documentary film and devised theatre, The Drill explores anxieties around security and terrorism through the prism of emergency preparedness scenarios. Performed by multimedia theatre-makers Breach at the New Diorama from May 15-26, it investigates rehearsing for the future through safety drills and emergency response training. More details on 020 7383 9034.

• A new play by Felicity Huxley-Miners is the story of Rob and Ellie’s relationship as both struggle with their own mental health. In the Shadow of the Mountain is directed by Richard Elson and is being performed at the Old Red Lion from May 15 to June 2. More details on 020 7837 7816.

• Following sell-out runs in Edinburgh and Dublin as well as London, F*cking Men returns to the King’s Head Theatre from May 16-June 2. The play is playwright Joe DiPietro’s re-invention of the classic La Ronde, interweaving Arthur Schnitzler’s provocative themes into present-day gay relationships. More details on 020 7226 8561.

• Another Schnitzler tale, The Affairs of Anatol, which was adapted by Cecil B DeMille for a silent comedy-drama in 1921 starring Gloria Swanson is being performed at The Pentameters Theatre until May 20. Details on 020 7435 3648.

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