Comedy Theatre ThisWeek In London

Three To See on 8 Jan: The Tempest, Angel Comedy Raw, The Trackers Of Oxyrhynchus

By | Published on Sunday 1 January 2017

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

The Tempest | Southwark Playhouse | 5-28 Jan (pictured)
If you have older children and a desire to see something as a family, this might be a good bet, as this production of the Shakespeare classic promises to be a pared-down, fast and thrilling experience, suitable for everyone of age ten and above. For more info, see the venue website here.

Angel Comedy Raw | The Camden Head | 8 Jan
As we are in a new year, I think you should all make a new year’s resolution to take in as much new stuff as possible, and here’s your chance to see some funny new stuff. Angel Comedy’s ‘Raw’ nights feature experienced comedians trying out new material, and some entirely inexperienced comedians taking their first steps in a stand up career. Click this link for more.

The Trackers of Oxyrhynchus | Finborough Theatre | 3-28 Jan
“Egypt, 1907. Two archaeologists, Bernard Grenfell and Arthur Hunt, are searching for ancient fragments of poetry and plays, next to an old rubbish heap. Until the Greek God, Apollo, descends from the skies…” Tony Harrison’s acclaimed rehashing of the satyr play, originally written for a one-off performance in Delphi, hasn’t been seen in London since 1990. Take your chance to see it now, head this way for details.