Comedy Theatre

Monday 14 July 2014 in London

By | Published on Thursday 10 July 2014


And the LDN-based events the ThisWeek team is tipping today are….

COMEDY: Charmian Hughes + Grainne McGuire + Sarah Campbell + Jessica Fostekew | The Peckham Pelican | 14 Jul
Billed (pretty lengthily) ‘The Peckham Pelican Comedy Preview Society’s Only Ever Meeting’, this liberal helping of Edinburgh Fringe previews is quartered into four all-girl solo shows from the charming Charmian Hughes, smart Grainne McGuire, sharp Sarah Campbell and ‘Comedy Human’ Jessica Fostekew, who’s doing her new bit ‘Jessanory’. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Boy | Arcola Theatre | 14-26 Jul
An all-ages war story marking 100 years since WW1 broke, ‘Boy’ is based on the real life and times of Jack Cornwall, an East London teen who “did extraordinary things, and paid the ultimate sacrifice”. A collaboration with avant-garde dance choreographer Tony Adigun, it combines contemporary movement with street theatre techniques and a live score, in a bid to question why a child might decide to fight for his country, and what things we might risk our lives for. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Medea | National Theatre | 14 Jul – 4 Sep (pictured)
Anchored by Helen McCrory in its title role, and with an original score by Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory, Ben Power gives a new twist to Euripides’ time-defying tragedy of the exiled wife who wants revenge on her errant husband. Details and tickets here.

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