Today in London: Friday 25 January 2013
Och, it’s Burns Night tonight.
In that case, and aside from the mandatory Burnsian fare of drams, tatties and (the dreaded) haggis, why not make it an especially special one by going to a Ceilidh Club night at Hammersmith Town Hall, or perhaps as a guest of the Nest Collective, who are hosting an ‘alternative’ Burns Night jig and dinner in Dalston?
Those are just a couple of starter options, with London’s far-from-offal main cultural dish served thus..
TODAY’S COMEDY CHOICES
Glasgow International Comedy Festival Gala Showcase 2013, Leicester Square Theatre, 25 Jan
A taster-plate of live laughs by several of the acts set to appear at this year’s impending Glasgow International Comedy Festival, not least Mark Thomas, Tony Law, Mitch Benn and Richard Herring. Details and tickets here.
Hardeep Singh Kohli – Burns’ Night Curry And Comedy, Kings Place, 25 Jan (pictured)
Comedian and spice connoisseur supreme Hardeep Singh Kohli presents a haggis-free evening of Scottish stand-up and his infamous curry, as is served to the audience after the first act. Details and tickets here.
TODAY’S THEATRE CHOICES
Feast, Young Vic, 25 Jan – 23 Feb
Director and Olivier Awards darling Rufus Norris collaborates with five international playwrights (plus dancers and a live orchestra), tracing the cross-continental drift of Africa’s Yoruba art and culture. Details and tickets here.