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Three To See on 7 Oct: Upstream Comedy, The Gin Whore Tour, Droll

By | Published on Saturday 30 September 2017

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

Upstream Comedy Festival | Hackney Attic | 7 Oct
Upstream Comedy takes over Hackney Picturehouse’s attic for the day, presenting six hour long shows from the acclaimed likes of Kat Bond, David Earl and Brett Goldstein. Most of these have successful Edinburgh runs behind them, if my memory serves. Though I might be wrong, I am old now, and my memory is failing. Anyway, if you head for this page here and then scroll down a bit, you’ll see details for each of the shows, so get ye hence.

The Gin Whore Tour | Museum Of Comedy | 7-8 Oct (pictured)
This has had great reviews over the course of a couple of years, and it involves gin, so what more do I need to say? I suppose I could elaborate on the whole gin thing – you get to taste four different kinds – and point out that it’s definitely a learning experience – you will glean historical facts from your host Katherine O’Neil – and add that your aforementioned host is rather entertaining. Is that enough? Book your tickets here.

Droll | Rosemary Branch Theatre | 7 Oct
“In 1642 theatre was made illegal. Theatre didn’t die. Without a stage, without costumes or props, one man made it his mission to keep performing and to keep British theatre alive – stitching together Shakespearean scenes and medieval interludes, soaking them in sex and violence and bawdy, unintellectual humour. So it was that a strange and dangerous new type of illegal theatre was born: The Droll.” We’ve recommended this one before, and with good cause. For all the details, see this page right here.



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