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Three To See on 13 Aug: Nick Helm, Bibs, Boats, Borders and Bastards, Kate Berlant – Kommunikate

By | Published on Saturday 6 August 2016

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

Nick Helm | Phoenix Fringe | 13 Aug
Highly acclaimed comedian Nick Helm is one of three acts set to appear on this final night of the good old (well, relatively new, really) Phoenix Fringe. And what you might not know is that you could in theory buy one ticket for all three acts appearing this evening, and as one of them is Andrew Maxwell, that might be quite a good idea. I’m not saying the third act won’t be quality, as I’m sure said third act will be brilliant, I just don’t know who it is going to be yet. See this page here for info.

Bibs, Boats, Borders and Bastards | Cockpit Theatre | 13-14 Aug (pictured)
This one is part of Camden Fringe and tackles a current and important issue, which is good. The show is about people affected by the refugee crisis, detailing all that they face via storytelling, puppetry, live music, documentary style scenes and bouffon (I had to look this up – “a modern French theatre term that was re-coined in the early 1960s by Jacques Lecoq at his L’École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq in Paris to describe a specific style of performance work that has a main focus in the art of mockery”). Click on this link for details.

Kate Berlant – Kommunikate | Soho Theatre | 8-13 Aug
Argh, this wouldn’t be the first time we’ve failed to notice that something really good is on until its last night, thank goodness it doesn’t happen that often. This is the US comedian’s debut run in the UK, following a significant degree of success across the pond – we are very, very keen to sample her “freewheeling and surreal style” as soon as is humanly possible. See the venue website here for info.



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