Today is none other than Backward Day, so that’s nice… or should I say: e-c-i-n. Hmm, anyway, moving on rather than reversing into sheer irrelevance, here’s a straightforward and forward-thinking t-s-i-l of today/night’s London-based cultural options…
TODAY’S COMEDY CHOICES
James Acaster – Prompt, Soho Theatre, 31 Jan – 2 Feb (pictured)
The ever cordial, never tardy James Acaster requests your timely presence at his Edinburgh Comedy Award-nominated Fringe hit ‘Prompt’, a show characterised by its “flights of fancy, remarkable gesticulation and tempo changes”. Details and tickets here.
The Humble Quest For Universal Genius, Leicester Square Theatre, 31 Jan
Machiavellian know-it-all Mark Allen and his comic foil, Rogue-in-disguise Eli Silverman, quiz a brace of celeb contestants – who tonight are Tom Bell and Nadia Kamil. Details and tickets here.
TODAY’S THEATRE CHOICES
Anjin: The Shogun And The English Samurai, Sadlers Wells Theatre, 31 Jan – 9 Feb
Artistic Director at the RSC, Gregory Doran, stages this lavish new drama about Anjin, an English maritime pilot who was apparently the first Briton to reach Japan. Featuring an international cast and Japanese/English surtitles. Details and tickets here.