English indie rock singer-songwriter David GrayDavid Gray plays the QE Theatre
English indie rock singer-songwriter David GrayDavid Gray plays the QE Theatre

Its a musical week topped off with a very dark comedy in our picks for the coming seven days on Vancouver stages.

Twenty-one years since his first studio album, English indie rock singer-songwriter David Gray’s (Aug 26) tenth and latest album “Mutineers”, released in June of this year, finds him steering into unfamiliar territory while cultivating a pugnacious but respectful relationship with his own history.

In 2007 The White Stripes embarked on their legendary Under Great White Northern Lights cross Canada tour, which developed into a film documentary and included an unforgettable performance at Deer Lake Park. Now Jack White (Aug 28) makes his return to the venue for another memorable show.

Just a few more chances this week to see the darkly hilarious comedy Mr. Marmalade (until Aug 30) that our reviewer called “a very satisfying evening of theatre“.  This Latchkey Co-op production tells the story of four-year old Lucy’s  imaginary best friend Mr. Marmalade who is neglectful, foul mouthed and has a cocaine habit.  With the help of her new friend Larry, and Mr. Marmalade’s abused assistant Bradley, Lucy learns that it is not always possible to escape from real life.

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