Comedy Theatre ThisWeek In London

Three To See on 2 Apr: Masud Abides, The Country Wife, Harriet Kemsley

By | Published on Monday 26 March 2018

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

Masud Abides | 2Northdown | 2 Apr (pictured)
Masud Milas is one of those comedians who came to our attention – as many acts do – because of his appearances up at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Our team have always had good things to say about him, most recently in 2016, when our reviewer praised his hilarious full hour debut and declared him to be “consistently charming and funny”. To book your tickets head right this way.

The Country Wife | Southwark Playhouse | 28 Mar-21 Apr
“Renowned playboy, Harry Horner, has made it known in the society pages that he is now impotent. For the jealous husbands, this cunning lothario is neither a threat to their wives nor their reputations. Meanwhile, business brings the newly married Jack Pinchwife to the city with his much younger wife Margery in tow. Dazzled by everything laid out in front of her, Margery is determined to savour it all, regardless of the consequences.” This sounds like an interesting production of the classic restoration comedy, as this adaptation moves the action of the piece to fizzing 1920s London. For more info, see the venue website here.

Harriet Kemsley – Slutty Joan | The Bill Murray | 2 Apr
Another fabulous comedian for you now, Harriet Kemsley, who has also won a number of fans from amongst our ever changing line up of review staff. And I expect that she has an even higher number of fans outwith our team; yes, you out there, reading this now, who’ve seen her perform live, or on Viceland’s ‘Bobby and Harriet Get Married’. I very much like the sound of this show, because she promises to take on slut shaming; a noble cause. See this page here for details.