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Three To See on 11 Dec: Spencer Jones – The Audition, All That Malarkey, Lucy McCormick – Triple Threat

By | Published on Monday 4 December 2017

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

Spencer Jones – The Audition | Soho Theatre | 11 Dec-6 Jan
TW favourite Spencer Jones returns to Soho Theatre for a number of dates over the festive period and now he’s got even more credits to put at the bottom of his blurb, as he won a nomination for the big Edinburgh Comedy Award at the most recent edfringe. This, of course, is the show that provoked said nomination, so I am pretty sure you’ll all be keen to get your hands on a ticket. Head this way to book your dose of hilarious prop and character comedy.

All That Malarkey | King’s Head Theatre | 11 + 18 Dec (pictured)
It’s a while since we last saw this lot in action up at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, but what we saw was an extraordinarily entertaining show, so now I am feeling rather regretful that we have not taken in one of their more recent performances. At the most recent edfringe, for example. How lucky it is, then, that they’re poised to rock up at the King’s Head Theatre to bestow their brilliant brand of operatic cabaret on North London? Expect a seasonally themed collection of pop, R‘n’B, jazz, carols and musical theatre, classical reimaginings of contemporary favourites, and sketch mash-ups. See this page here for info.

Lucy McCormick – Triple Threat | Soho Theatre | 11-16 Dec
Aaaaaand another favourite that we first met through Edinburgh (it’s a bit of a theme today, as it turns out), back at Soho Theatre for one week only. This much acclaimed show is a darkly funny retelling of the New Testament in three acts, with Lucy McCormick in the main roles, which features dance, power ballads and absurdist art, and when our reviewer saw it in 2016 she declared the performers to be “seriously talented” and the show “unmissable”. So what are you waiting for? All the details are here.