Today in London: Tuesday 4 December 2012

Comedy Dance & Physical Theatre

Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty

Since the world is observing Wear Brown Shoes Day today, it’d be a faux pas to do anything else but.

So staying on that same theme, try this rack of tonight’s well-heeled cultural events for size…

TODAY’S COMEDY CHOICES

Laughing Boy Comedy Club presents… Andrew Maxwell, Brixton Jamm, 4 Dec
Stationing itself at Brixton Jamm for the night, London’s roving Laughing Boy club proffers silken-haired Irishman and one-time ThreeWeeks Guest Editor Andrew Maxwell, dogmatic comic Paul Chowdhry, gauche ex Etonian Ivo Graham, Daniel Simonsen and Luke Honnoraty. £10 tickets purchasable via this page.

Sketchercise Christmas Special, Ginglik, 4 Dec
Since its Christmas (well, nearly), Sketchercise is tonight gifting Ginglik-going audiences with festive sets by silliness specialists McNeil & Pamphilon, the pacy and waistcoat-wearing Beta Males, and black humourists Hennessey & Friends. Also present to invoke extra merriment; General Advice Bureau, Spencer Jones, The Flytones, Spoon, Groin Albatross and pro Sketchercisers Allnutt & Simpson. Details here.

TODAY’S DANCE CHOICES

Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty, Sadler’s Wells Theatre, 4 Dec – 26 Jan 2013 (pictured)
Choreographer Matthew Bourne revives Tchaikovsky’s 1890 ballet, granting it a kiss of new life via lavish gothic scenery, daring costumes, and a modern princess who fails to fall in love at first kiss. Seats still available here.

TODAY’S THEATRE CHOICES

Going Dark, Maria at Young Vic, 4-22 Dec
First staged to great acclaim at the Young Vic’s small-scale Claire space earlier this year, Sound&Fury reprise Hattie Naylor’s hyper-sensory portrait of a man, astronomer Max, losing his sight. Previews start tonight, so RSVP in advance here.

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Posted: Wednesday November 28 2012