I am terribly ashamed.
Last summer, I worked near London Bridge and was completely unaware that perched neatly between Tower Bridge and the former was an amphitheatre inspired by those of ancient Rome, with seating for 800 hosting a range of free events from morning exercise classes to live theatre, music and film. Had I known, I have no doubt I would have popped down there on an eve after work and had a very pleasant time: free and outdoors is - after all - my favourite combo.
Well I won’t let it happen to you and so I feel it is my duty to inform you about The Scoop, a modern day amphitheatre in the heart of London. Their upcoming offering is a fringe festival, taking place Wednesdays to Fridays in June and featuring a variety of offbeat performances with an alternative approach. There is comedy from Palladini Productions with their play ‘Citiest of Cities’ about a bunch of mischievous city tour guides, an updated take on Offenbach’s opera La Belle Hélène called ‘Troy Boy’ from The Merry Opera Company as well as darker and more intense drama from Chickenshed with ‘Crime of the Century’, dealing with the UK’s escalating knife crime problem amongst the younger generation.
Nothing better than a night at the theatre, daahling. (Words: Aoife Moriarty)
More London’s Fringe Festival runs until June 24th. Click here for more info.