POLITICAL THRILLER Read or Not is a pacy political thriller which sets out its claustrophobic stall in a small suburban house peopled by a handful of characters whose lives are inexorably tied together and whose hasty decisions leave them teetering on the edge of disaster. Arcola Theatre, Dalston April 11-29th 8pm start, 2hrs.
LOVE AND LOSS It's been 5 years. Vic’s moved on. Charlie’s a medical mystery. And nothing's making sense. Held together by their past, torn apart by their present and unsure if there even is a future. Their explosive encounter makes them question everything they know and ask why they can’t break free of the threads that bind them together. Threads runs at the Hope Theatre from 11-29 April, 7.45pm 80 mins.
HOUSING CRISIS The Bunker Theatre will host Cardboard Citizens Home Truths, a series of nine plays written in response to the housing crisis. Performed in cycles of three, the series includes new work by EV Crowe and Andus Lustgarten. The Bunker, Borough April 17 to May 13.
GAY SUB CULTURE A man meets a mysterious stranger on a night out in Vauxhall; a sexy poster-boy gets taken to a chill-out by a porn star; a fag-hag named Cath is pushed to her limits at the party of the century; a sexual health worker struggles with the burden of community outreach. The Chemsex Monologues are the untold stories of the men and women adrift in London’s chill-out, offering a frank, funny and touching insight into one of the twenty-first centuries most controversial gay subcultures. King's Head Theatre Islington 21 March - 9 April, 7pm
ABSURDIST COMEDY Written in his trademark absurdist style Peter Hamilton's, Poetry of Exile is about an extended family on a journey - for some of them transcendental. A moving blend of male infertility in Romford, Gender Fluidity, 8th Century Chinese poetry and vintage clarets. White Bear Theatre, Kennington in March 28 - April 22, 7.30pm