What’s on in Waterloo?
We like to keep you up to date with what’s on around London, and this week we’re taking you to Waterloo. If you’ve already done the Millenium Pier, the London Eye and the IMAX, don’t fret; there are always new things happening in the capital, making sure you’re never short of things to do. If you enjoy the theatre but you’re looking for something new and relevant, we’ve got the perfect solution for you. Head down to Waterloo East Theatre (under the railway arches) in a Southwark taxi , and catch the latest plays from Anna Jordan. She touches on modern subjects such as the credit crunch, social networking and city life; some will make you laugh, while others will move you to tears.
You can catch the Facebook inspired Bender, and a collection of shorts plays entitled Shortstuff as part of the WET REP season until 4th March 2011. The award winning Bender has been described as “a roller-coaster of a play”, compiled from the true tales of people who have posted their crazy drunken anecdotes online. It’s exciting and refreshing, with a humorous look into our society. Shortstuff includes three of Jordan’s shorter works: Closer to God, Coming Home and Bed of Foxgloves. These daring and evocative shows are all performed by the same company of actors - the multi award winning Without a Paddle.
Going to the theatre doesn’t have to be expensive; tickets to these shows start from £12. If you book one of the SE1 minicabs Southwark has to offer, you and your friends (or that special someone) can make a night of it. These shows aren’t suitable for under 18s, so if you’re looking for a family experience, perhaps the London Eye is a better idea! Either way, Waterloo is a great area to spend time, with a tranquil feel to it -- despite the hundreds of commuters passing through Waterloo Station.