Comedy Theatre ThisWeek In London

Three To See on 28 Aug: The Beautiful Game, Ivan Aristeg-Uieta – Juithy, Sky Blue Theatre – Five New Short Plays

By | Published on Tuesday 21 August 2018

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

The Beautiful Game | Drayton Arms Theatre | 28 Aug-1 Sep
“One of biggest stars in world football suddenly announces their retirement from the game, at the age of twenty-five! As everybody comes to terms with the shock decision, the football world and the media look for answers as to why this has happened, and begin to discover how damaging it could be not only to the player, but to the game itself…” An interesting sounding new play by Kevin Lee, perhaps one to attend with the footie lover in your life. See this page here.

Ivan Aristeg-Uieta – Juithy | Soho Theatre | 28 Aug-1 Sep
I suspect many of you won’t be familiar with this name, but there’s every reason to think that could change. Here’s the helpful blurb explaining exactly who he is: “The Third-World meets the First-World when this award-winning Venezuelan makes his UK debut. After escaping Venezuela and immigrating to Australia, Ivan Aristeguieta became one of the hottest comics Down Under. Say ‘Hola’ to your new favourite comedian! He’s one happy immigrant squeezing all the privileges the First-World can give him. The mango truly is juithier on the other side.” Book here.

Sky Blue Theatre – Five New Short Plays | Jack Studio | 28 Aug-1 Sep
And a show of the kind that we always love to tip – one packed with lovely new short plays. This collection has been created via Sky Blue Theatre’s annual theatre challenge, to which 274 plays were submitted and five – as you might have guessed – were picked to be staged. The five are ‘2045’ by Scott Lummer, ‘Tagged’ by Jim Moss, ‘Teatime’ by Sheila Cowley, ‘Accident of Birth’ by Trevor Suthers and ‘Bunnies and Wolves’ by Elspeth Tilley. More info right about here.