Comedy Theatre Today In London

Three To See on 27 Mar: Pricked Out, Body & Sold, John Hastings – Integrity

By | Published on Monday 20 March 2017

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

Pricked Out | King’s Head Theatre | 25-29 Mar
“A young man, lying asleep on a deserted beach, is woken up by another young man who has lost his bearings and needs help in discovering where he is. After beginning to question each other it quickly becomes clear that neither of them have any idea of who they are or where they find themselves. But did they perhaps know each other well a long time ago?” This new play by Nicholas de Jongh is described as falling into the genre we call ‘magic realism’, and I bloody love magic realism so I’m sold. See this page here for more.

Body & Sold | Park Theatre | 27 Mar
This is the first of three one-off shows forming The Park Theatre’s strand of staged readings focusing on the sort of contemporary issues that face young people in the 21st Century. ‘Body & Sold’ is a documentary play based on interviews with young people in the US who ran away from home, exploring what happens to them when they are out there on their own, and what they have to do to survive. For more info on this and the other two readings, see the venue website here.

John Hastings – Integrity | Soho Theatre | 27-29 Mar (pictured)
I’ve been aware of John Hastings making quite the impression on the Edinburgh Festival these last few years, so it’s good to see him turning up at the Soho Theatre with his Fringe 2016 show ‘Integrity’. It’s about some pretty heavy subject matter – including the murder of his godmother – but, no, you don’t have to check, this is a comedy set, and it will be funny, I promise. Click this link here to see a picture of him in his pants. Oh, and to find out more details and book tickets.