Sunday 2 November 2014 in London
And today’s ThisWeek-tipped, LDN-based events are…
COMEDY: Catriona Knox Thinks She’s Hard Enough | Pleasance Theatre | 2 Nov (pictured)
Ace character comedian Catriona Knox dives headfirst into a fancy dress box of “perfectly-pitched” personas in her top-reviewed, audience-interaction-heavy latest solo show; which features a recession-era TV chef, a crazed psychologist giving a TED talk, and a princely first birthday party. Details and tickets here.
COMEDY/SPOKEN WORD: Dead Funny | Bloomsbury Theatre | 2 Nov
Robin Ince and Johnny Mains – co-editors of ‘Dead Funny’, a new book of short horror stories by comedians, co-host this series of live readings and deathly lite entertainment by many of the writers featured in the grisly tome. Josie Long, Charlie Higson, Stewart Lee, Steve Pretty, Joanna Neary, and Mains and Ince themselves, are all in the bag so far, with more shadowy figures still TBA. Details and tickets here.
MUSIC: Peggy Sue & The Choir Of Echoes | Bussey Building | 2 Nov
Gnarly girl-girl-boy folkists Peggy Sue celebrate their hale and hearty third LP ‘Choir Of Echoes’ with, for one show, a real-life Choir Of Echoes comprised of covers band Deep Throat. The event, which takes place via this year’s London-wide Illuminations fest, will begin with a solo set by theatrical singer Jesca Hoop, and will feature live improv by beatboxing/DJ-ing/composing man machine Cosmo Sheldrake. Details and tickets here.