Comedy Musicals Theatre Today In London

Three To See on 3 Jun: Roller Diner, Fringe Binge, Contactless

By | Published on Saturday 27 May 2017

And todays ThisWeek-tipped, LDN-based events are…

Roller Diner | Soho Theatre | 26 May-24 Jun
“Welcome to Eddie Costello’s Roller Diner – a faded Brummie beacon of a deep fried American dream. The staff can’t skate and there’s a whiff of burnt sausages and disappointment. So when new waitress Marika arrives from somewhere foreign looking for a slice of a better life, hearts are set alight in a fiery recipe of love, jealousy and murder.” A theatrical musical comedy, winner of Soho Theatre’s Verity Bargate Award for new writing, directed by Soho Theatre artistic director Steve Marmion. So you can expect grand things. See the venue website here for more info.

Fringe Binge | Museum Of Comedy | 3 Jun
Edfringe previews have been going on for months, but they really are starting to stack up with a vengeance at the moment. If you are the sort of person who does the previews but finds it impossible to choose from the insanely huge smorgasbord that they provide, then this might help, with the stuff that’s previewing over at Museum Of Comedy, anyway. Lots of top acts doing short excerpts – great to get a taste, but hopefully also quality entertainment in its own right. Click here for more info.

Contactless | Hen & Chickens | 30 May-3 Jun
Argh, it’s your last chance to see this one, and I am not sure how we didn’t mention it earlier, given the special resonance its themes will have for those who are London based. This is a new comedy drama focusing on The Tube, asking the question of why, if it connects us all, and we all depend on it, it can feel like the loneliest place on earth. For more info on this exploration of life underground, see this page here.