Comedy Theatre Today In London

Three To See on 14 May: Giants – For An Hour, Before Thirty, Great British Mysteries?

By | Published on Monday 7 May 2018

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

Giants – For An Hour | Soho Theatre | 14-16 May
Okey dokey, we have two Soho Theatre recommendations for you today, and this is the first one. As we head ever closer towards the onslaught of all the new Edinburgh comedy shows, here’s a a retro one – ie, one we saw last year – which won a lot of approval and a four star rating from our highly discerning reviewer. And what’s it all about? Well, it’s “musically infused” sketch based comedy focusing on the duo’s lifelong friendship. See the venue website here for more.

Before Thirty | Theatre N16 | 14-17 May
“Home owner? Family Man? Deliveroo driver? Where should we be at 30? ‘Before Thirty’ explores the reality and generation gap of life’s milestones. With the average first time buyer not on the property ladder until 35 and the growing trend in the temporary lifestyle of the gig economy, the prospect of ‘adulting’ has never been less desirable.” A play with very zeitgeisty themes here, dealing with issues which I think people do tend to joke about a bit, but which are actually kind of important. See the this page here to book.

Great British Mysteries? | Soho Theatre | 14-19 May (pictured)
And so to the second Soho show of the day, which is “a live mockumentary investigating monsters, myths and Noel Edmonds”. We’ve tipped it before, last summer, when it was previewing down here ahead of its Edinburgh dates, and our faith in it was proved right when it went on to have a successful and acclaimed run at the Fringe. So if you missed it previously, now’s the time, head this way for details.