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…

TODAY’S COMEDY CHOICES

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.

TODAY’S THEATRE CHOICES

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