Today in London: Monday 11 February 2013

Comedy Theatre

Stewart Lee

Commuters, unite, because it’s White Shirt Day! At last, an American commemorative occasion for which there’s a high chance you’re already appropriately attired (especially if we allow that to include t-shirts).

Happy day. But first, lest we all get carried away, it’s on with the business of what London has secreted within its starched and snowy sleeve of culture today…


Max & Ivan’s Leicester Square Takeover, Leicester Square Theatre, 11-17 Feb
Wow, seven days just choc-a-block with well-oiled comic machine Max & Ivan, presenting several branded franchises. First is sketch/character hoopla ‘An Evening With…’ (11 & 14 Feb); and that’s followed by prohibition-era crime escapade ‘Holmes And Watson’ (12 & 15 Feb), and, to finish, a LOL-able instalment of M&I’s Sunday ‘Roffle Club’ (17 Feb). Details and tickets here.

The Showstoppers, Elgar Room at the Royal Albert Hall, 11 Feb
Capable of creating instantaneous dramatic magic “at the drop of a jazz show”, famed improv pros The Showstoppers are doing just that again tonight, on-the-spot at the RAH’s relatively cosy Elgar Room. Details and tickets here.

Stewart Lee & Guests Stand Up For Kids, Leicester Square Theatre, 11 Feb (pictured)
Rivalling Max & Ivan at the LST tonight is one Stewart Lee who – for the kids’ (specifically, charity Action For Kids‘) sake – is giving his valuable time, and that of his still-tba guests. And quite rightly so. Details and tickets here.


Mouth Open Story Jump Out, Foyer Spaces at Royal Festival Hall, 11-13 Feb
Articulate artist Steven Camden, aka Polarbear, gives props to poetry, spontaneity and “dog-eating boa constrictors” via this part-autobiographical, part-fantastical interactive ‘word-shop’ designed for ages 9 and over. Details and tickets here.

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Posted: Friday February 1 2013