ThisWeek London editor Caro Moses has been writing about theatre, comedy and all things cultural at the Edinburgh Fringe since 1996, having also worked as writer, producer and performer at the Festival. Now with a focus on culture in London too, here she questions some of our favourite comedians, musicians, actors, directors and writers, all of whom have shows coming up in the capital.
Linnie Reedman: Adapting Dorian Gray
Linnie Reedman: Adapting Dorian Gray

23 April 2014

Much has been made of the celebrity connections of two of the stars of this production – one is Daisy Bevan, daughter of...

David Hutchinson and Sam Lupton: Sell A Door's Avenue Q
David Hutchinson and Sam Lupton: Sell A Door's Avenue Q

18 April 2014

I've long been a fan of touring company Sell A Door and their commitment to creating shows designed to attract teenagers and young...

Sue Buckmaster: Rubbish
Sue Buckmaster: Rubbish

17 April 2014

As a parent, I'm always on the lookout for great shows aimed at children and families. 'Rubbish' sounds like just the ticket, a...

Lizzi Kew Ross: Reading With Bach
Lizzi Kew Ross: Reading With Bach

16 April 2014

I was intrigued when I heard about this event, and not just because I love books; it's a piece that takes the act...

Tom Littler: The Notorious Mrs Ebbsmith
Tom Littler: The Notorious Mrs Ebbsmith

10 April 2014

If you told me you hadn't heard of Victorian playwright Arthur Wing Pinero I wouldn't be terribly surprised, even despite two recent stagings...

Laura Lindsay: Hidden
Laura Lindsay: Hidden

4 April 2014

We were first alerted to the existence of Black Toffee's highly acclaimed piece 'Hidden' at the Edinburgh Fringe last year, when our reviewer...

Tom Wrigglesworth: Utterly At Odds With The Universe
Tom Wrigglesworth: Utterly At Odds With The Universe

20 March 2014

Radio 4 frequenter Tom Wrigglesworth is headed to Leicester Square Theatre next week for three performances of  'Utterly At Odds With The Universe',...

Martin Jameson: Away From Home
Martin Jameson: Away From Home

14 March 2014

'Away From Home', currently completing a run at London's Jermyn Street Theatre, depicts the relationship between a male escort and a premiership footballer....

Tim Key: Single White Slut
Tim Key: Single White Slut

13 March 2014

I am not sure how much introduction Tim Key needs, because I feel as though I've known of his existence for a very...

Lewis Reynolds: Directing Lear
Lewis Reynolds: Directing Lear

11 March 2014

A new production of 'King Lear' is on at The Cockpit in Marylebone this month starring stage and screen veteran David Ryall. Over...

Ben Moor: On 'Each Of Us'
Ben Moor: On 'Each Of Us'

5 March 2014

The immensely talented writer/performer that is Ben Moor is currently touring his latest one man show 'Each Of Us' ("unashamedly intellectual" and "mesmerising",...

Paul Jellis: London, Underground and all that
Paul Jellis: London, Underground and all that

26 February 2014

If you've ever been to one of new writing theatre company nabokov's Arts Club nights, then you might be interested to hear that...

Danny Wainwright: Sherlock Holmes revelations
Danny Wainwright: Sherlock Holmes revelations

19 February 2014

If you are a fan of Sherlock Holmes (and I am pretty sure there are quite a few fans out there, especially in...

Robert Wolstenholme: Shang-a-Lang and all that
Robert Wolstenholme: Shang-a-Lang and all that

24 January 2014

If you are a fan of Catherine Johnson, the scriptwriting talent behind 'Mamma Mia' - and even if you are not, frankly -...

Jeremy Kingston: Retelling Oedipus
Jeremy Kingston: Retelling Oedipus

12 January 2014

Jane Nightwork Productions' latest outing, 'Oedipus Retold', on this month and next at Tristan Bates Theatre, has already won praise for its intelligence...

Patrick Lynch: Snow Play
Patrick Lynch: Snow Play

13 December 2013

Patrick Lynch is the artistic director of – and performer with - highly successful children's theatre group Lyngo, and if you're a parent,...

Adam Kay: Amateur Transplants, Christmas Edition
Adam Kay: Amateur Transplants, Christmas Edition

11 December 2013

I doubt there are many pop culture-absorbers out there in London these days who haven't heard that Amateur Transplants 'London Underground' song, so...

Judith Owen and Harry Shearer: Holiday Sing-Along
Judith Owen and Harry Shearer: Holiday Sing-Along

27 November 2013

Acclaimed Welsh singer song writer Judith Owen and her husband, 'Spinal Tap' / 'Simpsons' / 'SNL' star Harry Shearer, have been staging Christmas...

Hannah Silva: The Disappearance Of Sadie Jones
Hannah Silva: The Disappearance Of Sadie Jones

26 November 2013

'The Disappearance Of Sadie Jones', which heads to Pleasance for a five night run this week, tells the story of a young woman...

Evie Manning: Our Glass House
Evie Manning: Our Glass House

14 November 2013

We first discovered 'Our Glass House', a site specific piece focusing on domestic violence, at the Edinburgh Fringe this summer, where it garnered...

Susan Croft: Restaging Revolutions
Susan Croft: Restaging Revolutions

12 November 2013

If you are a true lover of theatre, then there's an exhibition and series of events on at Ovalhouse this month and next...

David Pinner: The Potsdam Quartet
David Pinner: The Potsdam Quartet

9 November 2013

If you don't recognise the name David Pinner (though many of you will), then you will definitely recognise his most famous output, because...

Immodesty Blaize: Back for some Hoxton Variety
Immodesty Blaize: Back for some Hoxton Variety

8 November 2013

This month Hoxton Hall are staging 'Hoxton Varieties', a series of 150th birthday fund-raising events featuring cabaret, comedy, film, and a photography exhibition....

Rachel Blackman: Moon Project
Rachel Blackman: Moon Project

4 November 2013

Rachel Blackman is an award winning theatre practitioner, known for such pieces as 'Triptych: Three Attempts at Love', which premiered to no small...

Jon Gun Thor: MacBeth of Fire and Ice
Jon Gun Thor: MacBeth of Fire and Ice

4 November 2013

A new production of 'Macbeth' heads to London's Arcola Theatre this month; one that, drawing on the director's Icelandic roots, is influenced by...

Camden People's Theatre: Embracing feminism with Calm Down Dear
Camden People's Theatre: Embracing feminism with Calm Down Dear

22 October 2013

The award winning Camden People's Theatre has a reputation for providing a space for the controversial, the ground breaking, and the experimental. The...

Paco Erhard: 5 Step Guide To Being German
Paco Erhard: 5 Step Guide To Being German

21 October 2013

We first heard about German comedian Paco Erhard at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, where, with his sharp material and playful style, he successfully...

The Pajama Men: Just The Two Of Each of Them
The Pajama Men: Just The Two Of Each of Them

11 October 2013

We first came in to contact with Albuquerque-based duo The Pajama Men – aka Mark Chavez and Shenoah Allen - at the Edinburgh...

Alex Roth: 'Arvoles Lloran por Lluvia' and the Sephardic tradition
Alex Roth: 'Arvoles Lloran por Lluvia' and the Sephardic tradition

7 October 2013

Alex Roth is an award winning and multi talented musician who produces a range of truly diverse and eclectic work. When we heard about...

Gina Yashere: Live In The UK
Gina Yashere: Live In The UK

3 October 2013

Gina Yashere probably doesn't need much introduction, as you'll no doubt have seen her performing stand up on the telly, appearing on shows...

Jamie Harper: Making Heaven In Berlin
Jamie Harper: Making Heaven In Berlin

1 October 2013

Hobo Theatre's latest production 'Heaven In Berlin' is staged at experimental arts space Testbed1 in Battersea this month. The show, loosely based on...

Tayo Aluko: Theatre plus civil rights, The Paul Robeson Art Is A Weapon Festival
Tayo Aluko: Theatre plus civil rights, The Paul Robeson Art Is A Weapon Festival

24 September 2013

Tayo Aluko has been performing his one man show about late performer and civil rights activist Paul Robeson, for a number of years...

Briefs: The Second Coming
Briefs: The Second Coming

19 September 2013

In the last couple of years, Australian burlesque cabaret outfit Briefs have been thrilling UK audiences with their critically acclaimed shows. We first...

Jethro Compton: Classic tales relocated and retold in The Bunker
Jethro Compton: Classic tales relocated and retold in The Bunker

2 September 2013

As part of the team behind Belt Up Theatre, Jethro Compton has a reputation for innovating with his theatrical productions at the Edinburgh...

Roger Wright: Directing the Proms
Roger Wright: Directing the Proms

11 July 2013

Roger Wright’s varied career within the classical music industry has seen him work as Senior Producer of the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Vice...

Dan Clark: Bringing 'Clark's' back to the capital
Dan Clark: Bringing 'Clark's' back to the capital

25 June 2013

London-based comedy aficionados may remember, and indeed miss, Dan Clark's legendarily good comedy night 'Clark's', which ceased to be a regular feature of...

Dan Sherer: Our Share Of Tomorrow
Dan Sherer: Our Share Of Tomorrow

17 June 2013

Real Circumstance begin a run of 'Our Share Of Tomorrow' at Theatre503 this week. It's a show we fell in love with at...

William Lyons: Socrates And His Clouds
William Lyons: Socrates And His Clouds

14 June 2013

Philosophy-inspired play 'Socrates And His Clouds' is being staged by Meddlers Theatre Company at the Jermyn Street Theatre this month, and you've only...

Howard Colyer: Adapting Machiavelli's 'Mandrake'
Howard Colyer: Adapting Machiavelli's 'Mandrake'

25 May 2013

5pound5 Theatre's new adaptation of Niccolò Machiavelli's 'Mandrake' heads to Brockley this week, for the play's first London revival in almost thirty years....

Eddie Pepitone: Bitter Buddha
Eddie Pepitone: Bitter Buddha

13 May 2013

Award winning US comedian Eddie Pepitone, nicknamed the Bitter Buddha, made his UK debut at the Edinburgh Festival last year and garnered fistfuls...

Stephen Makin: Circus Maximus
Stephen Makin: Circus Maximus

8 May 2013

This month, some of the UK's best circus practitioners make their way to Southbank to take part in Circus Maximus, a talent contest...

Valentine Pelka: Being John Lennon
Valentine Pelka: Being John Lennon

5 May 2013

This week, Marshall + Cole Theatricals bring Alexander Marshall's 'In The End', a much acclaimed insight into the untimely death of John Lennon,...

Cat Jones: Glory Dazed
Cat Jones: Glory Dazed

1 May 2013

One show that really caught our attention at the 2012 Edinburgh Fringe was Second Shot Productions' 'Glory Dazed', a beautifully judged play about...

EastEnd Cabaret: Notoriously Kinky
EastEnd Cabaret: Notoriously Kinky

24 April 2013

We love-love-loved EastEnd Cabaret when we first caught one of their shows in Edinburgh, so we were thrilled to hear they'd be making...

Ailin Conant: Creating 'Nineveh'
Ailin Conant: Creating 'Nineveh'

19 April 2013

Acclaimed producing group Theatre Temoin opened 'Nineveh' at Riverside Studios this week. The play, an exploration of the trauma of combat, is inspired...

Kristine Landon-Smith: The Arrival
Kristine Landon-Smith: The Arrival

9 April 2013

Ground-breaking and influential theatre group Tamasha bring their latest production to Jacksons Lane this week. 'The Arrival' is inspired by Shaun Tan's graphic...

Ross Dungan: Life And Sort Of Death
Ross Dungan: Life And Sort Of Death

8 April 2013

We first came across 15th Oak Productions' stage show 'The Life And Sort Of Death Of Eric Argyle' at last year's Edinburgh Festival...

Steven Green and Hamish MacDougall: Project Colony
Steven Green and Hamish MacDougall: Project Colony

27 March 2013

We first came across producing company Fourth Monkey at the Edinburgh Festival, so when we heard they were headed to Trinity Buoy Wharf...

Felix Mortimer: Taking on The Trial
Felix Mortimer: Taking on The Trial

21 March 2013

RETZ's 'The Trial', based on the Kafka novel of the same name, is a little bit different from the average show, mainly because...

Philippa Vafadari: Mind Walking
Philippa Vafadari: Mind Walking

20 March 2013

Award winning aerial theatre company BandBazi bring their latest piece 'Mind Walking' – a story of dementia and family dynamics set in the...

Matt Forde: Leading The Political Party
Matt Forde: Leading The Political Party

8 March 2013

In the new year, comedian and former political advisor Matt Forde began making a monthly point of interviewing politics types for 'The Political...

Sarah Kewly: Song, dance, and Magda Goebbels
Sarah Kewly: Song, dance, and Magda Goebbels

6 March 2013

The rather interestingly-entitled play 'I'm Just Like Magda Goebbels' comes to Camden People's Theatre this week as part of the venue's four week...

Wind-Up Collective: Black Pudding, Anyone?
Wind-Up Collective: Black Pudding, Anyone?

5 March 2013

Wind-Up Collective's cabaret musical 'Black Pudding' makes its way to The Bussey Building this week, and, given that Gay Times called the piece...

Will Franken: Things He Did Before Reality
Will Franken: Things He Did Before Reality

27 February 2013

US character comedian Will Franken made something of a splash at last summer's Edinburgh Festival, garnering great reviews for 'Things We Did Before...

Tania Wade: Harry Hill Hooligan
Tania Wade: Harry Hill Hooligan

26 February 2013

'Hooligan Art Dealer' Tania Wade's gallery at Maison Bertaux in Soho is currently hosting an exhibition of the work of that well-known TV...

Sebastian Armesto and Dudley Hinton: Creating Caligari's Cabinet
Sebastian Armesto and Dudley Hinton: Creating Caligari's Cabinet

12 February 2013

Environmentally conscious theatre group Simple8's latest production is a stage show inspired by influential silent horror film 'The Cabinet of Dr Caligari'. Duly...

Ramin Gray: Stories and Illusions
Ramin Gray: Stories and Illusions

8 February 2013

Here's a good antidote to all that saccharine, pressurising Valentines rubbish that the media will be no doubt subjecting you to this week:...

James Phelps: Harry Potter to Woody Allen
James Phelps: Harry Potter to Woody Allen

4 February 2013

The not-actually-red-headed James Phelps – known for playing ginger haired Weasley twin Fred in the Harry Potter films - this week takes to...

Katherine Ryan: Delivering Nature's Candy
Katherine Ryan: Delivering Nature's Candy

1 February 2013

Up and coming comedy type Katherine Ryan, who you may have witnessed adorning your small screen in recent years, heads to Soho Theatre...

Pete Firman: Making Comic Magic
Pete Firman: Making Comic Magic

31 January 2013

We've been tracking Pete Firman's career ever since he first popped up at the Edinburgh Festival, and the ThreeWeeks team have always enjoyed his shows. That...

Rebecca Atkinson-Lord and Rachel Briscoe: Celebrating with Counterculture50 at Ovalhouse
Rebecca Atkinson-Lord and Rachel Briscoe: Celebrating with Counterculture50 at Ovalhouse

30 January 2013

In 2013, London's Ovalhouse celebrates fifty years of hosting pioneering Fringe performances with Counterculture50, a collection of plays marking each decade that the...

Anthony Green: Bringing The Bard To The Bussey Building
Anthony Green: Bringing The Bard To The Bussey Building

29 January 2013

The Othello Peckham Theatre Company this month and next stage their new production of one of the bard's greatest plays. The company name is...

Andy Roberts: Predator via a five year old
Andy Roberts: Predator via a five year old

24 January 2013

When we heard that award winning theatre company Bootworks were headed for Jackson's Lane with a show inspired by Arnold Schwarzenegger film 'Predator',...

Anne Chmelewsky: The Lowdown on The Looking Screen
Anne Chmelewsky: The Lowdown on The Looking Screen

22 January 2013

Back in August at the Edinburgh Fringe, ThreeWeeks Edinburgh rated 'The Looking Screen' as a 5/5 show, praising it for its humour and poignancy. So...

Alfie Brown: Soul Not For Sale
Alfie Brown: Soul Not For Sale

18 January 2013

Alfie Brown makes his way to the Soho Theatre this month with latest show 'Soul For Sale', which premiered at the Edinburgh Festival...

Richard Vergette: Exploring American Justice
Richard Vergette: Exploring American Justice

15 January 2013

This week, London's Arts Theatre hosts the press night for a new production of acclaimed thriller 'American Justice', which is, highly topically and...

Beyond The Joke: Where theatre and stand-up meet
Beyond The Joke: Where theatre and stand-up meet

10 January 2013

This week Camden People's Theatre play host to a new festival called Beyond The Joke, which promises performances that fall into a hitherto...

Joe Bone: One Man Powerhouse
Joe Bone: One Man Powerhouse

3 January 2013

Joe Bone has long been a favourite of the ThreeWeeks team at the Edinburgh Festival; his trilogy of self-penned one man shows centring...