Today in London: Tuesday 13 Nov 2012

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It being the thirteenth today is by no means unlucky, I mean it’s not like it’s a Friday. Regent Street is having its Olympics-themed, Classic FM-sponsored red and gold Christmas lights all lit-up tonight, too, if you needed further convincing it’s a fine and fortunate time to be alive.

The light-switching-on bonanza will feature a choir, a montage by the cast of West End smash ‘Matilda’, and thirty medalists from this year’s little-publicised London Games. But meanwhile, today’s culture ‘tips’…

TODAY’S COMEDY CHOICES

NATY Auditions, Rich Mix, 13 Nov
A first chance to catch comedic-ones-to-watch auditioning for this year’s NATYs, aka the New Act Of The Year Awards, in advance of the last showdown on 27 Jan 2013. And who knows, maybe you’ll clock the new Harry Hill, Stewart Lee, Catherine Tate, Jack Whitehall (all past NATY finalists). But that’s provided you look at all the proper info here.

Susan Calman – This Lady’s Not For Turning Either, Soho Theatre, 13-24 Nov
Popular Glaswegian comic and TW favourite Susan Calman has a go at talking an audience out of marrying her, skimming feminism and sexuality in her most personal routine to date. RSVP here on the basis of this telling ThreeWeeks review.

TODAY’S FILM CHOICES

Radio Soulwax presents… Dave, Curzon Cinema Mayfair , 13 Nov (pictured)
The plush Curzon Mayfair hosts a rare screening of ‘Dave’, an abstract homage to one David Bowie, and the 23rd of 24 themed AV-LPs dreamt up by Radio Soulwax. Directed by Wim Reygaert (who’ll be present, as will Team Radio Soulwax, at a post-film Q&A), it traces titular Bowie-alike Dave (aka Belgian model Hannelore Knuts) – a time-travelling private eye – as he pursues and seeks to exterminate “all other versions of himself”. Details on the screening and Q&A here. 

TODAY’S THEATRE CHOICES

Theatre Uncut, Young Vic, 13-17 Nov
First premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe, the always politically-galvanised Theatre Uncut features topical new scripts by international playwrights inc America’s Neil LaBute, Brits David Greig and Clara Brennan, Syrian dramatist Mohammad Al Attar and Icelandic collaborators Andri Snær Magnason and Thorleifur Örn Arnarsson. Tickets here.

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