Comedy Theatre Today In London

Three To See on 7 Jan: Into The Numbers, Nick Doody – Interesting Times, Imaginationship

By | Published on Sunday 31 December 2017

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

Into The Numbers | Finborough Theatre | 2-27 Jan
Iris Chang, author of ‘The Rape of Nanking’, which details the rape, torture and murder of 300,000 Chinese civilians and the systematic mass execution of soldiers by the Japanese army in Nanking in 1937, committed suicide in 2004 at the age of 36. Award winning US playwright Christopher Chen explores the philosophical and psychological implications of researching genocide in this play, getting its European premiere at The Finborough. See this page here for details.

Nick Doody – Interesting Times | The Bill Murray | 7 Jan (pictured)
“They say comedy is tragedy plus time. Unfortunately, this shit is happening now”. Yes, I think it’s fair to say that we are living in interesting times. And it’s also fair to say that I would be more than interested in catching the excellent Nick Doody performing, well, anything, to be honest. I know we are hugely enthusiastic about a lot of comedians, but really, this guy is one of the absolute best, so, you know, go see him perform, or do so at another, future opportunity, if you can’t make this. Click here.

Imaginationship | Finborough Theatre | 7-23 Jan SMT
An intriguing sounding new piece, first seen as a staged reading at the venue’s Vibrant festival last year. Set in the marginalised Brexit town of Great Yarmouth, it explores obsession, sex addiction, and the effect of imbalanced relationships between immigrants and locals, and between London and the regions. For info and to book, see the venue website here.