Comedy Musicals ThisWeek In London

Three To See on 26 Jan: John Robins, Springtime For Henry (and Barbara), Mafia?

By | Published on Tuesday 19 January 2016


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

John Robins – Speakeasy | Soho Theatre | 26 Jan-6 Feb (pictured)
John Robins has been gathering five star reviews from our writers up in Edinburgh for years, even back when lots of other publications were, for some utterly inexplicable reason, ignoring him. Thank god for us, eh? And thank god for John Robins. Don’t miss your opportunity to see this consummate comedian performing last year’s Fringe offering. Here’s the link you need.

Springtime For Henry (And Barbara) | Wilton’s Music Hall | 26-27 Jan
I can’t help thinking this sounds kind of crazy but brilliant – a “fictitious lost musical reconstructed in fragments” about British sculptors Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth. It’s the work of two highly acclaimed practitioners – artist Mel Brimfield and composer Gwyneth Herbert – and features a starry cast. More info and ticketry here.

Mafia? | Pleasance Islington | 26-30 Jan
A troupe that, like the aforementioned John Robins, have a fairly long history of eliciting glowing reviews from our Edinburgh team, is Sleeping Trees. They are actually bringing two hilarious and well formed shows to the Pleasance this month, ‘Mafia?’ is (obviously) one, and ‘Western’ is the other. And the moral of the story is this: you should definitely see both. See this page here for all the info.