Today in London: Saturday 15 December 2012

Comedy Music Theatre

Nine Lessons And Carols For Godless People

So it’s a nice even ten days till Christmas, and Experience Cinema are screening ‘Elf’ and ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ at Hackney’s Round Chapel to help those of you yet to be bitten by the Yuletide bug to get into the mood. Buy tickets for that now, if you so choose. Then check out these other cultural treats…


Big Value Comedy Night Out, Amused Moose Soho, 15 Dec
Amused Moose impales steely-balled inquisitor Marc Dolan, professional white-wino Loretta Maine, Edinburgh Fringe-nominated newb Joe Lycett and the always droll Paul Tonkinson on its comedic antlers for Londoners’ delectation. And it’s big value, like it says on the tin (poster). Reasonably-priced tickets here.

Nine Lessons And Carols For Godless People, Bloomsbury Theatre, 16-23 Dec (pictured)
Atheists will appreciate this un-Christian variety show and its revolving cast list, as stars host Robin Ince, Stewart Lee, Isy Suttie, Josie Long, Richard Herring, Barry Cryer and Ronnie Golden. They’ll represent the comedic part of the programme, whilst scientists and songwriters will also appear as special guests. Nightly listings and ticket links here.

Piccadilly Comedy Club presents… Katherine Ryan and Marcel Lucont, The Comedy Pub, 15 Dec
Peppy Canadian Katherine Ryan and Gainsbourgian faux-Frenchman Marcel Lucont share tonight’s Piccadilly-presented night, as do circuit pros Sunil Patel and Mike Manera. Tickets here.


NZCA/Lines, Brixton Hootananny, 15 Dec
Synth-pop futurist Michael Lovett plays as NZCA/Lines at this Brixton-based (two weeks early) Hootenanny, anticipating a new LP that’s set for release in the new year and sharing a live programme with Beta Civilian and enigmatic ‘VHS pop’ sect Moscow Youth Cult. Tickets here.


59 Minutes To Save Christmas, Barbican Centre, 15 Dec – 6 Jan 2013
Theatre types Slung Low lead an interactive ‘Grinch’-esque dash about the Barbican, the idea being to snatch Christmas from the jaws of disaster. And as usual, it’s all the elves and fairies’ fault. Family passes available here.

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Posted: Sunday December 9 2012