And the LDN-based events the ThisWeek team is tipping today are…
COMEDY: James Dowdeswell – Wine, Ale & I 2014 | Camden Head | 5-7 Aug
This year’s ultra-glossy Camden Fringe parts to reveal ‘the ultimate happy hour’ care of thinker/drinker James Dowdeswell and his ‘Withnail’-inspired (at least in title) show ‘Wine, Ale & I’. James, who is soon to launch his own vino TV programme, laces a pint of daft stories with alcohol-based factoids and tales of his childhood in a West Country pub. Details and tickets here.
COMEDY: Ursula Martinez – My Stories, Your Emails | Southbank Centre | 5-10 Aug (pictured)
Having literally bared all in her ‘magic striptease’ act ‘Hanky Panky’ (a skit which was illicitly posted online, attracting a deluge of um, ‘unbelievable’ emails), the Olivier Award-winning Ursula Martinez boldly investigates obsession, miscommunication, relationships, loneliness, sex, identity and the internet via a comical combination of live art and stand-up. Details and tickets here.
THEATRE: The Kilburn Passion | Tricycle Theatre | 5-9 Aug
Another Camden Fringe tip, as the Trike brings back playwright Suhayla El-Bushra’s ‘Kilburn Passion’, a busy, multicultural inter-mingling of the lives of those living on Kilburn High Road, lives that collide with the arrival of a stranger. First commissioned for the Tricycle’s Young Company of 16-25 year olds earlier this year, it’s directed as per then by Emily Lim. Details and tickets here.