Friday April 24th, 2015 00:01

30 Apr: Emilie Nicolas, Purity Ring, and The Angry Brigade

Emilie Nicolas

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MUSIC: Emilie Nicolas | Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen | 30 Apr (pictured)
A very exciting new pop artist from Norway, Emilie Nicolas is set to release her debut album in the UK this summer, and new single ‘Pstereo’ next month. Following on from a sol out show at St Pancras Old Church in january, she’ll be in Shoreditch to wow another crowd tonight. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Purity Ring | Shepherds Bush Empire | 30 Apr
Currently touring Europe in support of their second album ‘Another Eternity’, Canadian duo Purity Ring hit London with a show at the Shepherds Bush Empire tonight. Check out ‘Begin Again’ from the album here. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: The Angry Brigade | Bush Theatre | 30 Apr – 13 Jun
Set in 1970s, Britain is faced with Tory cuts, high unemployment and a deregulated economy. A group of disenfranchised young people come together to violently fight back, calling themselves The Angry Brigade. Details and tickets here.

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Thursday April 23rd, 2015 00:01

29 Apr: Rachel Parris, The Candidate, and The Verb To Love

Rachel Parris

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COMEDY: Rachel Parris – Live In Vegas | Soho Theatre | 27-29 Apr
Musical comedian Rachel Parris is back at the Soho Theatre for a three night run of her 2014 Edinburgh show – your last chance to catch her is tonight. She parodies the glitz and glamour of a Las vegas show, with an array of characters and comedy songs. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: The Candidate | Theatre Delicatessen | 29 Apr – 16 May
In this piece of interactive theatre, the audience helps to shape the ideals, policies and image of a political candidate away from the eyes of the public. How do you want them to be seen when they step outside? Details and tickets here.

MUSICAL: The Verb To Love | Old Red Lion Theatre | 29 Apr – 23 May
A sung-through music that explores the different meanings of the verb ‘to love’, this show follows Simon, abandoned by his partner of 23 years, who finds the love of his life in Ben, a younger man. Together they go through the process of falling in love, coping with change and (possibly) everything falling apart. Details and tickets here.

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Wednesday April 22nd, 2015 00:01

28 Apr: Calexico, Ross Sutherland, and Portia Coughlan

Calexico

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MUSIC: Calexico | Shepherds Bush Empire | 28 Apr (pictured)
Earlier this month, Calexico released their latest album, ‘Edge Of The Sun’, recorded in Mexico City with a long list of guest musicians, including Ben Bridwell of Band Of Horses and Neko Case. Tonight, they bring the sound of that record to the stage at the Shepherds Bush Empire. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Ross Sutherland – Stand By For Tape Back Up | Shoreditch Town Hall | 28 Apr – 2 May
Using nothing by footage from his granddad’s collection of home movies, Ross Sutherland attempts to present his entire life story. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Portia Coughland | Old Red Lion | 28 Apr – 23 May
Portia Coughlan is haunted by the death of her twin brother and unable to find any love for her husband or children. Seeking solace in soulless affairs, she becomes deeply afraid of what she might do. Details and tickets here.

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Tuesday April 21st, 2015 00:01

27 Apr: Product, Comedy In The Dark, and the Found Footage Festival

Olivia Poulet

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COMEDY: Comedy In The Dark | Udderbelly | 27 Apr
First launched in Leicester back in 2008, Comedy In The Dark has toured multiple festivals and countries. The premise is pretty simple – you’ve probably already guessed it. It’s like a normal comedy night, except all the lights are switched off. You’ll get to hear, but not see, a line-up of top comedians perform on stage as they twist their delivery for these unusual circumstances. Details and tickets here.

COMEDY: Found Footage Festival – Salute To Weirdos | Soho Theatre | 27-29 Apr
Originating in New York, the Found Footage Festival pulls together weird and wonderful clips from VHS tapes found in thrift stores, garage sales, rubbish bins and more. Co-founders Joe Pickett and Nick Preuher will spend three nights in London sifting through some of their best finds. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Product | Arcola Theatre | 27 Apr – 23 May (pictured)
Premiered in 2005, ‘Shopping And Fucking’ writer Mark Ravenhill’s ‘Product is revived as part of Inside Intelligence’s 20th anniversary. Olivia Poulet stars as Leah, a movie producer attempting to convince a young actress that she’s found the perfect script for her. It’s a tough sell. Details and tickets here.

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Sunday April 19th, 2015 00:01

25 Apr: The Vote, Vogue Festival, and Mexrrissey

Mexrrissey

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EVENT: Vogue Festival 2015 | Royal College Of Art & Royal Geographical Society | 25-26 Apr
A must for any interested in fashion and the fashion industry, the Vogue Festival comprises talks, debates, masterclasses and other events over two days. Speakers include Bobbi Brown, Alexa Chung, John Galliano, Jean Paul Gaultier, Roksanda Ilincic and more. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Mexrrissey – Mexico Goes Morrissey | Barbican | 25 Apr (pictured)
Do you ever find yourself listening to The Smiths and think to yourself, “You know, this is nice, but it could do with being a whole lot more Mexican”? Well at last your prayers are answered! Camilo Lara, of the brilliant Mexican Institute Of Sound, and a specially formed band have come together to rework Morrissey’s hits. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: The Vote | Donmar Warehouse | 24 Apr – 7 May
Set in a fictional London polling station, ‘The Vote’ dramatises the final 90 minutes before the polls close in this year’s General Election. On the actual night of the election, the final performance of the play will be broadcast live on More4 at the exact time it portrays. Tickets for that show are already gone (via ballot, of course) but you have plenty of opportunity to catch it before we go to the polls. Details and tickets here.

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Friday April 17th, 2015 00:01

23 Apr: Eclipsed, The Merchant Of Venice, and The Lady’s Not For Walking Like An Egyptian

Eclipsed

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MUSICAL: The Lady’s Not For Walking Like An Egyptian | The Albany | 23-24 Apr (pictured)
How often have you wondered to yourself what would happen is you mixed up the words of Margaret Thatcher’s speeches with the lyrics of every top ten hit by a female artist from the 80s. Several times a day, right? And now someone has finally put that on stage. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Eclipsed | The Gate Theatre | 23 Apr – 16 May
Set towards the end of the second Liberian civil war in 2003, four young women at a rebel army base do their best to survive. How will the arrival of two extra members of the group – one new, one more familiar – affect them? Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: The Merchant Of Venice | Shakespeare’s Globe | 23 Apr – 7 Jun
Award-winning actor Jonathan Pryce take the role of Shylock, the moneylender determined to have his pound of flesh, in his first appearance at Shakespeare’s Globe, in this production of ‘The Merchant Of Venice. Details and tickets here.

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Thursday April 16th, 2015 00:01

22 Apr: Låpsley, Bubble Club, and No Milk For The Foxes

Låpsley

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MUSIC: Bubble Club | Backyard Bar | 22 Apr
Bubble Club – a collective of people with and without learning disabilities – has been running accessible and inclusive club nights for almost ten years. Their latest event, themed on the film ‘Grease’, will feature performances from DNK Dance Company and Bubble Club’s own Step East dance group, alongside the resident DJ Factory DJs. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Låpsley | London Fields Brewery | 22-23 Apr (pictured)
Hotly-tipped Liverpudlian singer-songwriter Låpsley rounds off a headline UK tour with two nights at the London Fields Brewery, where you’ll be able to sample both her very fine music and their very fine ales. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: No Milk For The Foxes | Camden People’s Theatre | 22 Apr – 9 May
Told through spoken word, humour, live looping and beatboxing, ‘No Milk For The Foxes’ follows two security guards on a night shift, one hoping his contract will be extended and the other determined to get out of the job. Find out more in this TWL interview. Tonight’s performance will be followed by spoken word, rap and beat boxing performances from Gambit Ace, Kyronne, Free3Flow, Primetime, DeeRiginal, Mav and Mali, Teddy Boy, and Lakeisha Lynch Stevens. Details and tickets here.

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Wednesday April 15th, 2015 00:01

21 Apr: Nick Helm, Russian Circles, and Early Days (Of A Better Nation)

Nick Helm

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COMEDY: Nick Helm, Diane Morgan, David Trent and Rhys James | The Dogstar | 21 Apr
Headlined by ‘Uncle’ star Nick Helm, support comes from Philmena Cunk herself Diane Morgan, David Trent and Rhys James. Just in case you hadn’t already clocked it, that’s a pretty flippin impressive line-up. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Early Days (Of A Better Nation) | The Four Thieves | 21-25 Apr
Originally due to be staged in Battersea Arts Centre’s Grand Hall, before it was lost to a fire, ‘Early Days (Of A Better Nation)’ will now run at the nearby Four Thieves theatre pub. This piece of interactive theatre begins at the end of a war and asks its audience to decide how to rebuild the nation anew. Find out more in this TWL interview. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Russian Circles | Islington Assembly Hall | 21 Apr
Incendiary instrumental rock trio Russian Circles descend on the Islington Assembly Hall, with support from Helms Alee. Details and tickets here.

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Tuesday April 14th, 2015 00:01

20 Apr: André Vida, Stand, and Mrs Roosevelt Flies To London

Stand

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MUSIC: André Vida, Mittland Och Leo, Lee Fraser and Dale Cornish | Cafe Oto | 20 Apr
A night from the Entr’acte label featuring saxophonist, composer, and lyricist, André Vida, synth duo Mittland Och Leo, and composer Lee Fraser, with Dale Cornish DJing. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Mrs Roosevelt Flies To London | King’s Head Theatre | 14 Apr – 9 May
Based on Eleanor Roosevelt’s personal writing, Alison Skilbeck’s one-woman show sees the wife of former president Theodore Roosevelt recall a dangerous trip to wartime London to see how US troops and the British were coping. Find out more in this TWL interview. Tonight’s performance is followed by the first of three weekly talks on topics related to the play – this one titled ‘Safeguarding human and civil rights in a modern society’. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Stand | Battersea Arts Centre | 20 Apr – 9 May (pictured)
The real life stories of six people who chose to take a stand against something, told in the words of the six actors playing them on stage. Find out more in this TWL interview. Details and tickets here.

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Sunday April 12th, 2015 00:01

18 Apr: Catriona Knox, Sonia Delaunay, and a Battersea Arts Centre fundraiser

Catriona Knox

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COMEDY: Catriona Knox – Thinks She’s Hard Enough | Soho Theatre | 16-18 Apr (pictured)
Character comedian Catriona Knox’s 2014 Edinburgh show gained her high praise – including this 5/5 review from ThreeWeeks. You can find out more about the show in this TWL interview and catch the last of three performances of the show at the Soho Theatre tonight. Details and tickets here.

EVENT: Battersea Arts Centre Phoenix Fundraiser | Royal Festival Hall | 18 Apr
A night of comedy, theatre, music, cabaret and more to raise money for repair work at the Battersea Arts Centre, following the fire that caused huge damage to the building last month. Among those on the bill are Stewart Lee, Tim Key, Bridget Christie, Arthur Smith, Mackenzie Crook, Lemn Sissay, Toby Jones, the BAC Beatbox Academy, and the Kneehigh Band. Details and tickets here.

VISUAL ART: The EY Exhibition – Sonia Delaunay | Tate Modern | 15 Apr – 9 Aug
Over a 60 year career, Parisian artist Sonia Delaunay became a key figure in European abstract art. This exhibition draws together work across a range of media, including paintings, textiles, clothes, and collaborations with poets, choreographers and manufacturers. Details and tickets here.

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Saturday April 11th, 2015 00:01

17 Apr: Rumpy Pumpy, Shock Treatment, and Stand Up For SIDS

Tim Key

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COMEDY: Stand Up for SIDS | Bloomsbury Theatre | 17 Apr (pictured)
Tim Key, Aisling Bea, Mike Wozniak and Mae Martin are all lined up to perform at this benefit for The Lullaby Trust, which aims to reduce incidences of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Details and tickets here.

MUSICAL: Shock Treatment | King’s Head Theatre | 17 Apr – 6 Jun
The movie sequel to ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’, ‘Shock Treatment’ receives its premiere on the stage at The King’s Head. The “further adventures of Brad and Janet” movie never enjoyed the success of the original went it was released in 1981, though the songs were always pretty catchy and its reality TV show setting is, if anything, more relevant today than back then. Details and tickets here.

MUSICAL: Rumpy Pumpy | Landor Theatre | 14-19 Apr
Screenwriter and novelist Barbara Jane Mackie’s latest project is ‘Rumpy Pumpy’, a new musical based on the story of two Women’s Institute campaigners who led a campaign to improve the situation of sex workers. Find out more in this TWL interview with Mackie. Details and tickets here.

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Friday April 10th, 2015 00:01

16 Apr: Brendon Burns, American Buffalo, and Bugsy Malone

American Buffalo

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COMEDY: Brendon Burns – Outside The Box | Cereal Killer Cafe | 16-18 Apr
In an attempt to escape the world of comedy clubs, Brendon Burns is seeking out new places to perform stand-up comedy. This includes anything from fans’ kitchens to a zoo to (for the next three nights) Shoreditch’s premier cereal cafe. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: American Buffalo | Wyndham’s Theatre | 16 Apr – 27 Jun (pictured)
Damian Lewis, John Goodman and Tom Sturridge star in this new production of David Mamet’s “American Buffalo’, directed by Daniel Evans. Three small-time crooks plot a big-time heist – what could go wrong? You’d be amazed. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Bugsy Malone | Lyric Theatre | 11 Apr – 1 Aug
Alan Parker’s classic musical comes back to the London stage for its first professional production in over a decade, turning The Lyric in Hammersmith into Fat Sam’s Grand Slam speakeasy. Olivier award-winning director Sean Holmes directs. Details and tickets here.

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Thursday April 9th, 2015 00:01

15 Apr: Bridlington, Ah, Wilderness!, and The Amazing Bubble Man

The Amazing Bubble Man

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CHILDREN’S SHOWS: The Amazing Bubble Man | Udderbelly | 15-19 Apr (pictured)
“Bubbleologist” Louis Pearl has been amazing audiences with his manipulation of bubbles for almost 30 years, and has picked up glowing reviews from ThreeWeeks in Edinburgh many times. Here’s a chance to catch his show in London that should not be missed. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Ah, Wilderness! | Young Vic | 14 Apr – 23 May
Often staged in the US, but rarely seen in the UK, Eugene O’Neill’s ‘Ah-Wilderness!’ – a prelude to ‘A Long Day’s Journey Into Night’ – follows teenager Richard Miller navigates young love in his idyllic Connecticut home town. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Bridlington | Rosemary Branch Theatre | 15 Apr – 3 May
Written by Peter Hamilton and directed by Ken McClymont, ‘Bridlington’ follows Ruth and Bernard, two psychiatric in-patients whose relationship is lively but ultimately doomed. Find out more in this TWL interview. Details and tickets here.

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Wednesday April 8th, 2015 00:01

14 Apr: Holly Walsh, DNA, and Death Of A Comedian

Holly Walsh

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COMEDY: Holly Walsh – Never Had It | Soho Theatre | 14-18 Apr (pictured)
Some people just have ‘it’, don’t they? ‘It’ all over the bloody place. There are whole TV shows dedicated to finding people who have ‘it’. And if nothing else, those programmes show just how few people do. I mean, take Holly Walsh. She doesn’t. She never had. And nor does she care, because she’s got lots of other things, not least a whole show about her lack of ‘it’. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Death Of A Comedian | Soho Theatre | 14 Apr – 16 May
A collaboration between Soho Theatre, the Lyric Theatre Belfast and Abbey Theatre Dublin, ‘Death Of A Comedian’ is a new play written by Owen McCafferty exploring the highs and lows of the world of stand-up comedy. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: DNA | Brockley Jack Theatre | 14-25 Apr
Dennis Kelly’s DNA was first performed by the National Theatre, and is now an established text on the GCSE syllabus. A group of teenagers accidentally kill one of their classmates, and after they decide to cover it up things quickly spiral even further out of control. Details and tickets here.

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Tuesday April 7th, 2015 00:01

13 Apr: Yacine Belhousse, Tape, and The Bombing Of The Grand Hotel

Yacine Belhousse

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COMEDY: Yacine Belhousse – Made In France (In English!) | Soho Theatre | 13 Apr (pictured)
Following on from a successful run at the Edinburgh Festival last year – which he discussed in this ThreeWeeks interview – French stand-up Yacine Belhousse comes to London with his first all-English show. Head down to find out why Eddie Izzard described him as “one funny Mother-fudge-cake”. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Tape | XOYO | 13 Apr
XOYO’s weekly clubnight Tape brings a eclectic mix of house, bass, garage, hip hop and trap over two rooms. The perfect start to the week, I’d say. Who needs sleep? Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: The Bombing Of The Grand Hotel | The Cockpit | 13 Apr – 2 May
Based on the 1984 bombing of The Grand Hotel in Brighton, in an attempt to assassinate then Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, this play tells the story of the unlikely relationship between Pat Magee, who planted the bomb, and Jo Berry, whose father was killed in the blast. Details and tickets here.

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Saturday April 4th, 2015 00:01

10 Apr: Hard Graft, Carmen Disruption, Alice’s Adventures Underground

Hard Graft

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THEATRE: Alice’s Adventures Underground | The Vaults | 9 Apr – 30 Aug
An immersive theatrical take on ‘Alice In Wonderland’ sends you down the rabbit hold with Alice, allowing you to choose where you head in the world of the book created underneath Waterloo Station. Smoke a pipe with the Caterpillar, drink tea with the Mad Hatter, and try to avoid losing your head to the Red Queen. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Carmen Disruption | Almeida Theatre | 10 Apr – 23 May
The UK premiere of Simon Stephens’ play, which reimagines Bizet’s opera Carmen and the possibility of love in a fractured urban world. In the opulent grandeur of a European city, a renowned singer abandons the opera house for the truth of the streets. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Hard Graft | Ovalhouse | 8-11 Apr (pictured)
Staged as a work-in-progess at the Ovalhouse last October, ‘Hard Graft’ now returns to the venue in its finished form. Writer David Sheppeard investigates how much can change between one generation of a family and the next and the lengths we go to bridge the divide. Details and tickets here.

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Friday April 3rd, 2015 00:01

9 Apr: Lampedusa, Thrill Me, and Hello Terry Riley

Hello Terry Riley

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MUSIC: Hello Terry Riley – James Holden, Koreless, Luke Abbott | Barbican | 9 Apr (pictured)
Electronic musicians James Holden, Luke Abbott and Koreless celebrate the work and influence of minimalist composer Terry Riley. The three producers will perform new collaborative works influenced by Riley using specially built sequencers, synthesizers and liver percussion. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Lampedusa | Soho Theatre | 8-26 Apr
Anders Lustgarten’s Lampedusa follows the stories of two people working on the island of Lampedusa, sat between North Africa and Italy. Stefano’s job is to pull drowned migrants out of the sea, while Denise goes door to door collecting payday loans. Along the way these two strangers find hope and connection where they least expect it. Details and tickets here.

MUSICAL: Thrill Me | Greenwich Theatre | 8-18 Apr
Stephen Dolginoff’s acclaimed musical comes to Greenwich Theatre to tell the true story of Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb. The two wealthy students, training to be lawyers, believed that they’d committed the perfect murder. That was the point of doing it in the first place. But had their plan been as watertight as they thought? Details and tickets here.

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Thursday April 2nd, 2015 00:01

8 Apr: Adam Riches, Animals, and So It Goes

Animals

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COMEDY: Adam Riches – Rogue Males | Kings Place | 8 Apr
Over four weeks at Kings Place, Adam Riches will be performing his four most successful Edinburgh shows, starting tonight with 2009’s ‘Rogue Males’. “My second full hour and far and away my favourite to perform”, he says of the show. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Animals | Theatre503 | 8 Apr – 2 May
A satire focusing on a group of older women who are struggling to survive in a dystopian future, ‘Animals’ is a new work from Yorkshire-based playwright Emma Adams. Find out more in this TWL interview with associate director Lisa Cagnacci. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: So It Goes | Shoreditch Town Hall | 8 Apr – 18 Apr
A true story of love and loss written and performed by Hannah Moss and David Ralfe. Hannah has always wanted to talk about her dad. But in the seven years since he died, she hasn’t quite managed it. Not one to be defeated, she enlisted David to help her on a journey through memory, laughter and sorrow. Details and tickets here.

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Wednesday April 1st, 2015 00:01

7 Apr: The Twits, Comedian’s Comedian, and the Taking A Stand Season

Des Bishop

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CHILDREN’S SHOWS: Roald Dahl’s The Twits | Royal Court Theatre | 7 Apr – 31 May
One of the most-loved of Roald Dahl’s much-loved children’s stories, ‘The Twits’ comes to the stage courtesy of an adaptation by Edna Walsh. They’re nasty to each other, and worse to everyone else. Especially their pet monkeys, who have a plan for revenge. Details and tickets here.

COMEDY: Comedian’s Comedian Podcast – Des Bishop | Soho Theatre | 7 Apr (pictured)
So, here’s an exciting thing. Tonight marks the first of four monthly live recordings of Comedian’s Comedian – one of the very finest podcasts that the internet has to offer. Stand-up Stuart Goldsmith will interview a fellow comic on how they work, what makes them do it and (probably) if they’re happy. Tonight, Des Bishop. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE/FILM: Taking A Stand Season | Battersea Arts Centre | 7 Apr – 23 May
Running either side of the looming General Election, this season at the Battersea Arts Centre collects together a ranging of politically-themed shows and events. Among those contained within the full run are not one but two Mark Thomas shows, a screening of Charlie Chaplin’s ‘The Great Dictator’ and a 1941 short film about a Hull cinema that was bombed just as it was about to show it, and a performance that “combines sludge and doom metal with the Budget speech 2015″. Details and tickets here.

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Thursday March 26th, 2015 00:01

1 Apr: Des Bishop, Abyss, and Letters Live

Des Bishop

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COMEDY: Des Bishop – Made In China | Soho Theatre | 31 Mar – 11 Apr
Des Bishop went to China. Des Bishop went to China to learn Mandarin. Des Bishop went to China to learn Mandarin so that he could perform stand up to a Chinese audience. This is his story. In English. Mostly. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Abyss | Arcola Theatre | 1-25 Apr
Karla Richter goes to the shop, but never comes back. The friends she left waiting for her set out to find her, but how will digging into her past affect the way they feel about her? Maria Milisavljevic’s acclaimed play receives its UK premiere at the Arcola. Details and tickets here.

WORDS & EVENTS: Letters Live | Freemasons’ Hall | 31 Mar – 4 Apr
The live offshoot of the brilliant Letters Of Note blog returns and stretches out to a five-day affair. Every night, Benedict Cumberbatch and Leslie Brealey will take to the stage to read a selection of letters, joined by guests including Matt Berry, Caitlin Moran, Sally Hawkins and Tom Odell. Details and tickets here.

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