Today in London: Wednesday 21 November 2012

Comedy Festivals Music Theatre

Tom Vek

Please have several mid-week, but by no means mid-quality, cultural choices we’ve made on your collective behalf…


Chris Martin – Spot The Difference, Leicester Square Theatre, 21 Nov
Affable everyman Chris Martin soliloquises on squirrels, cockblocking, and not liking cheese. Tickets to see this all-embracing comic agenda at the Leicester Square-based Leicester Square Theatre, are available at


South Ken Kids’ Festival, Institute Français, 21-25 Nov
The SKK fest’s pint-sized programme features bi-lingual talks and masterclasses led by Quentin Blake, author Emile Bravo an illustrators Claude Ponti, Salvatore Rubbino, Mario Ramos and Tony Ross; not to mention French-speaking screenings of ‘The Gruffalo’s Child’ and ‘The Painting’ (this with English subtitles) and ‘Ernest And Celestine’ (also subtitled). Have a look at what’s on here.


Fred Perry Sub-Sonic Presents… Tom Vek, The Garage, 21 Nov (pictured)
Synthpop soloist Tom Vek will share Fred Perry’s Subcultural music platform, Sub-Sonic, with Charli XCX, Breton and Coves, so herein is represented a genre to suit anyone at all. Ticket links via this page.


People Like Us/Happy Never After, Pleasance Theatre, 21-30 Nov
The Pleasance presents two one-act plays by Jake Brunger and Hannah Rodger; Brunger’s ‘People Like Us’ a droll British dramedy about “class, coupling and camembert” and Rodger’s debut script ‘Happy Never After’ an intimate portrait of “life, love, and all that comes between”. Details here. 

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