Comedy Theatre Today In London

Three To See on 9 Jul: Natasia Demetriou and Ellie White Are Getting Big, Immaculate Correction, Vivalicious

By | Published on Monday 2 July 2018

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

Natasia Demetriou and Ellie White Are Getting Big | Soho Theatre | 9-12 Jul (pictured)
“Best friends and fierce rivals Natasia Demetriou and Ellie White try out a brand new hour of character comedy, martial arts and electric tap. If you like watching two horny girls try their best, buy a couple of tickets ffs.” Not sure I have much to add to that. Except that our reviewers have seen this pair in action up in Edinburgh – though not as a double act, in separate shows – and I can’t help thinking that together they must be the perfect storm. See the venue website here for all the info.

Immaculate Correction | King’s Head Theatre | 9-13 Jul
“‘Sex is bad. Dirty, filthy, ugly, yucky, slutty, wrong. Sex is wrong. You shouldn’t do it until you’re married, that’s what Ms McGee says’. Glasgow 2005. Catholic school girl Stacey is sick of being the odd one out. Mum says she’s ‘an immaculate conception…brought by the angels’. Her best friend Kelly has had loads of sex. Boys are mean, and now her dreams of escape and X Factor stardom have been shat on. ‘Immaculate Correction’ is a dark comic exploration about working class Scotland, religion and what happens when your only access to sex education is porn.” Interesting and pertinent topic for this play that’s on as part of King’s Head Theatre’s Playmill festival of new writing. See this page here for more.

Vivalicious | Museum Of Comedy | 9, 10, 24+ 25 Jul
The rather good Viv Groskop previews the show she’s taking to Edinburgh this summer: “In this age of therapy and reinvention, Viv’s latest work-in-progress is about being the very best version of yourself. And, really, when is it time to accept you’re just never going to be that person?” It’s a good question. I think I might have given up some time ago. See the venue website here for details.