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Three To See on 10 Jan: Mr Swallow – Houdini, Oliver Reed – Wild Thing, Birthday Suit

By | Published on Tuesday 3 January 2017

And today’s ThisWeek-tipped. LDN-based events are…

Mr Swallow – Houdini | Soho Theatre | 10 Jan-18 Feb (pictured)
You may already know this but just in case you don’t: Mr Swallow is the comedic creation of the much acclaimed Nick Mohammed, and following the character’s successful portrayal of Dracula, he turns his attention to the legendary Harry Houdini in what’s described as “a world-first celebration of the man who brought magic and escapology to the mainstream”. Rather successful at the Edinburgh Festival in 2016, head this way to book.

Oliver Reed – Wild Thing | King’s Head Theatre | 10-28 Jan
And so to another biographical piece (I didn’t plan this, honest), this time of the famously hedonistic actor Oliver Reed. The show has been around for a few years now, and if you haven’t seen it yet, then you probably should, because it’s had a good number of highly complimentary reviews. Click here for details.

Birthday Suit | Old Red Lion Theatre | 10 Jan-4 Feb
“It’s Richard’s birthday. The big 4-0. He’s throwing a party and inviting all his colleagues. Diane is new to the firm, and, delighted to be asked, she’s brought along her boyfriend, Nick, who has promised to be the spirit of party itself. There’s trifle. Lots of trifle. And nibbles. There’s just one problem. Nobody else is coming to Richard’s party.” Until a final guest turns up, and causes trouble of course, in this witty comedy from Pluck Productions. See the venue website here for info.