Comedy Theatre ThisWeek In London

Three To See on 19 Jul: Holt and Talbot – Mansplaining Feminism, Pravda, Hans – Like A German

By | Published on Thursday 12 July 2018

And today’s ThisWeek-tipped, LDN-based events are…

Holt and Talbot: Mansplaining Feminism | Museum Of Comedy | 19 Jul
This duo are apparently “still talking to each other” even though they did a run together at the Edinburgh Festival last year with ‘Holt and Talbot Can’t Stand The Sight Of Each Other’. And the good news is that they are planning to head up to the old edfringe with another joint venture: “Rosie Holt is unable to grasp some of the concepts of feminism but over the course an hour through bickering, sketches and an audacious bit of mansplaining, Christian attempts to set her straight.” Ha ha. Head this way.

Pravda | Waterloo East Theatre | 18-21 Jul
A staging of David Hare and Howard Brenton’s 1985 satire on the contemporary newspaper industry: “Meet Lambert Le Roux, a South African businessman hell bent on acquiring the British press from the foppish, upper-class elite. It’s the revolution Fleet Street hasn’t been waiting for. But can the British people trust a millionaire media man from the Southern Hemisphere with the ownership of their beloved papers? The answer isn’t exactly front page news.” Details here.

Hans – Like A German | King’s Head Theatre | 19-21 Jul (pictured)
“International superstar Hans, the boy wonder of Berlin, serves up an all-singing, all-tap dancing, accordion-pumping, glittering blitzkrieg of cabaret backed by his three-piece band The Ungrateful Bastards! With more sparkle than a Studio 54 mirrorball and more feathers than a battery hen farm, hilarious Hans will have you slapping your thighs so hard, you’ll think it’s Oktoberfest. He’s a little Marlene, a little Madonna. A little Minogue, a little… Merkel. Hans is the ultimate showboy… In a pair of showgirl hot pants.” This looks fun. Book here.