So, tis Shrove Tuesday. Going (kind of) with the Shrove ethos of eggs, milk and gluten gorging, take a pre-Lent look at what London has in its never-bare culture cupboard…
TODAY’S COMEDY CHOICES
Mark Dolan’s Pilot Season, Downstairs at The Kings Head, 12 Feb
Ever-erudite ‘Balls Of Steel’ curate Mark Dolan pilots shows he’s made, quite literally, for TV. First is ‘Awesome People’, in which three superhuman humans vie against each other to win recognition and a really cool prize. Details and tickets here.
The Joy Of Sketch, Pleasance Theatre, 12 Feb
Pleasance and Time Out Live invite one and all to take pleasure in a night of live sketch-based japes, skits and whatever else. On the itinerary tonight are telly types Cardinal Burns, the non-puzzlingly funny Jigsaw, ThreeWeeks podcast stars Sheeps, Great(ish) celeb satirist Thomas Nelstrop and Lady Garden’s Eleanor Thom. Tickets and details here.
TODAY’S THEATRE CHOICES
The Cabinet Of Dr Caligari, Arcola Theatre, 12 Feb – 16 Mar (pictured)
Environmentally-aware dramatists Simple8 re-interpret this noirish 1920 film-nasty via a dark carnival of recycled sets, props, and other carbon-efficient horrors. Details and tickets here.