Calling all animal-lovers (and why not the animals themselves?), it’s time to share in a day of reciprocal affection, because it’s Love Your Pet Day, aka Pat A Cat Day, aka Slake A Snake(‘s Thirst) Day. Yes, that’s right. Well, the first one was anyway. And now, bearing little relevance to cats, snakes, or animals of any kind, look at a list of London’s cultural creature features…
TODAY’S COMEDY CHOICES
Knock2Bag presents… Rich Fulcher, Bar FM, 20 Feb
Tonight’s Knock2Bad-nominated boss man, ‘Mighty Boosh’ anomaly Rich Fulcher, is joined by a fine comic complement featuring unconventional self-satirist Alistair Green and the “pleasantly dry” Matt Rees. Details and tickets here.
TODAY’S THEATRE CHOICES
The Great Gatsby, Wilton’s Music Hall, 20 Feb – 23 Mar
The F Scott Fitzgerald novel on all our lips thanks to Baz Luhrman’s looming film adaptation, Wilton’s reprises its roaring hit play circa 2012, redesigning itself as a site-specific 1920s-style speakeasy especially for the occasion. Details and tickets here.
Illusions, Shoreditch Town Hall, 20-23 Feb (pictured)
The cast of Actors’ Touring Company star in this moveable dramatic feast of love, life and deathly trappings, care of Russian playwright Ivan Viripaev. Read our interview with ‘Illusions’ director Ramin Gray right here. Details and tickets here.
A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings, Little Angel Theatre, 20 Feb – 2 Mar
One for mini dreamers (over six years) and seen-it-all elders alike, this. Kneehigh Theatre’s flight-of-fancy is based on a story by Gabriel Garcia Marquez and features a “frisky” sky, the sea, and well… that title says it all. Details and tickets here.