Comedy Film Theatre Today In London

Three To See on 14 Aug: Xi Xiang Ji (Romance Of The West Chamber), James Veitch – Dot Con (and some extra bits), The Lost World

By | Published on Monday 7 August 2017

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

Xi Xiang Ji (Romance Of The West Chamber) | The Lion and Unicorn | 13-15 Aug
“Set in the Tang Dynasty, Xi Xiang Ji tells the story of a secret love affair, in a monastery, between a high-ranking beauty and a lowly scholar. Tensions arise when life or death obstacles befall them. Torn between love and honour, the two must fight for their survival and for each other, with the help of the maid.” A production of the very famous romantic comedy written by Yuan Dynasty playwright Wang Shifu, which looks very promising. On as part of our beloved Camden Fringe, see this page here for more.

James Veitch – Dot Con (and some extra bits) | Soho Theatre | 14-16 Aug (pictured)
He’s fairly well known – not least for the speedy popularity of that TED talk – so he might already be on your to see list, but I thought it worth pointing out that James Veitch is headed for this run at Soho Theatre. As his blurb points out, you can expect unashamedly nerdy and hilarious techie-themed content. See the venue website here for all the details.

The Lost World | Wilton’s Music Hall | 14-18 Aug
The Lucky Dog Picturehouse is dedicated to recreating the original cinema experience, bringing together classic silent films and live, period specific music. And so, you lucky dogs, you get to experience the 1925 film of Arthur Conan Doyle’s 1912 book of the same name, which features pioneering techniques in stock motion by Willis O’Brien, and will be accompanied by the Lucky Dog Picturehouse Quartet. Hurrah. Click here for info.