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Three To See and Stream 8-15 Sep: Things To Go And Actually See, Coming Up Via The Internet, More Things To Access From Home

By | Published on Friday 4 September 2020


21Soho presents: Phil Wang & More! | 21Soho | 11 Sep
Yes, we have some actual real life entertainment for you in this section, including this fab comedy night with a great line up, topped by Phil Wang but also featuring Mary O’Connell and Colin Hoult’s alter ego Anna Mann. COVID restrictions apply, of course, meaning capacity is limited, so get your tickets quickly if you want to go. Head this way for more info.

Stand Up Under The Stars | Selhurst Park | 8 -10 Sep
Production company Show And Tell are staging six outdoor, socially distanced comedy shows this week at Selhurst Park, with an early and late show each night from 8-10 Sep. Lots of big names are involved – the likes of Bridget Christie, Ed Gamble and Milton Jones – so tickets are probably selling quickly. Read more about each gig right about here.

Virtual Collaborators Festival | St John’s Leytonstone | 12-13 Sep (pictured)
Virtual Collaborators​ was founded in March 2020 by Danusia Samal as a response to the closure of the UK theatre industry due to COVID-19. ​Teams of one writer, one actor and one director were matched to create a new piece of theatre under lockdown conditions. An open air event featuring some of the work created will take place in the grounds of St John’s Church in Leytonstone this weekend. Read more about it and book your tickets here.


No Direction Home | Camden People’s Theatre | 12 Sep (pictured)
Part of Camden People’s Theatre’s CPT Digital Strand, this is the launch event of an online tour from No Direction Home, a stand up comedy night featuring acts from refugee and migrant backgrounds alongside guest headliner Mo Omar. See the venue website here for all the details.

User Not Found: A Video Podcast | Dante Or Die/Derby Theatre | from 10 Sep
“What happens to your digital life after you die? If there was a magic button, would you delete your online existence?” Hmmm. Interesting question. ‘User Not Found’ is an immersive video podcast by Dante Or Die about what happens to our online identities after we die. It’s available via Derby Theatre as of this Thursday. Read more about it here.

‘Rose’ by Martin Sherman | Hope Mill Theatre | 10-12 Sep
Acting ledge Maureen Lipman appears in this performance of Martin Sherman’s ‘Rose’ released online via Manchester’s Hope Mill Theatre. “Taking on the role made famous by Olympia Dukakis, Lipman is Rose, a woman shaped by her history. She offers an intimate and, at times, humorous account of the 20th century, and the ultimate triumph of humanity”. See this page here for more.


Watching Rosie | Original Theatre Online | until 30 Sep
This has been available to watch online for a while now, so sorry if you have already been there and done that – I admit I got distracted by digital Edinburgh Fringe shenanigans and probably forgot to mention it at the start of August! The good news is that if you haven’t yet seen it, you actually still have quite a lot of time left to make sure you do. It’s about experiencing dementia in lockdown, has won much acclaim, and stars Miriam Margolyes, Amit Shah and writer Louise Coulthard. Click here.

Mervyn Stutter: Between Us Interviews | YouTube
Fringe legend and TW Editors’ Award recipient Mervyn Stutter has been doing some interviews with fellow Fringe types and four of them are now available via his YouTube channel: you can view those featuring magician Ben Hart, comedian Alexis Dubus, cabaret doyenne Dillie Keane and journalist/comedy critic Kate Copstick right away, and there’s a promise of more to come. Check out Mervyn’s YouTube channel here and support his endeavours here.

Hunt And Darton: Radio Local – Nine Elms | 7-13 Sep
More TW Editors’ Award winners from edfringes past now. You may remember, because we ran a Q&A about it, that artists Jenny Hunt and Holly Darton have in recent months been delivering a lockdown version of their ‘Radio Local’ project, in which they partner with community radio groups to celebrate the localness of good old-fashioned local radio. This week they join forces with the residents of Nine Elms in partnership with Wandsworth Council and Battersea Arts Centre, hosting a show every afternoon at 4pm via Riverside Radio. Expect gameshows, song requests and interviews with locals. More information here and here.

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