Comedy Theatre ThisWeek In London

Three To See on 8 Feb: Monolog, Hannah Gadsby – Nanette, Catherine And Anita

By | Published on Thursday 1 February 2018

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

Monolog | Chickenshed | 6 Feb-3 Mar (pictured)
A set of two monologues over at Chickenshed, the first being Alan Bennet’s well known play ‘Her Big Chance’, about Lesley, who is looking forward to performing in a new film for the European market, which may not quite be what she thinks it is. The second is ‘This Is Me’ by Diane Samuels (of ‘Kindertransport’ renown), a newly commissioned autobiographical piece with an interesting approach, which invites the audience to be part of the story. See this page here for more info.

Hannah Gadsby – Nanette | Soho Theatre | 5 Feb-3 Mar
I think it’s entirely possible that the last time I recommended this show that I exhorted you to go and see it on account of its very probably being one of the last chances you would have to see brilliant stand-up Hannah Gadsby doing what she does so brilliantly, as she announced she would be retiring from stand up early last year. So, maybe this really probably is your last chance – this time – to see this amazing award scooping show, so, get to it, head right this way to book.

Catherine And Anita | King’s Head Theatre | 7-24 Feb
“All hell breaks loose when a tortured young misfit named Catherine strikes up a friendship with the mysterious Anita. As their unlikely relationship develops, their world escalates into a violent cycle of destruction and revenge.” A dark comedy about heartbreak, illness and slipping through life’s cracks, which won much acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2017. All the details are here.