Today in London: Friday 14 December 2012

Comedy Music Theatre

Paul Foot

Just because it’s Monkey Day today, TW London has set its not inconsiderable simian wiles to the task of nit-picking the very best of London’s cultural events.

The ones happening now, soon or in a while are as follows…


Clever Peter’s New Material Night, Pleasance Theatre, 14 Dec – 13 Jan 2013
Radio 4’s smart new commissions Clever Peter moderate a novel night’s comedy co-featuring Sam Fletcher, outre Sketchercists Allnutt & Simpson, Lou Sanders’ non-creepy alter ego Pattie Brewster, and class Essex act The Silky Pair. Tickets to it all here.

Paul Foot – Kenny Larch Is Dead, Bloomsbury Theatre, 14 Dec (pictured)
A sell-out attraction in October, the Bloomsbury invites silver-lapelled loon Paul Foot to reprise his oft-nonsensical new show, a “strange, relentless, verbal assault” on taste and decency. You’ll love it. At time of writing, the show was still bookable via this ticketing page.


Christmas Tree Sessions, Union Chapel, 14 Dec
With a duet between Myleene Klass and Elbow’s Guy Garvey just added to its live programme, Save The Children’s charitable Christmas Tree Sessions will also encompass pared-back acoustic sets by psych astronauts Spiritualized, Guillemots’ Fyfe Dangerfield and alt-pop couple Summer Camp. Caitlin Moran, Chris Addison and Stuart Maconie will read Christmas-themed texts as part of the Lauren Laverne-hosted soiree. RSVP here.


Victoria Melody – Northern Soul, Battersea Arts Centre, 14 Dec
Performance artist and comedienne Victoria Melody raids an ethnographic trove of quintessentially British pastimes and passions, placing particular stead in pigeons, pigeon-fanciers and ‘joining in’. Tickets here.

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