Comedy Opera Theatre ThisWeek In London

Three To See on 9 Aug: The Improvised Shakespeare Company, Lucia Di Lammermoor, T2 Brainclotting

By | Published on Thursday 2 August 2018

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

The Improvised Shakespeare Company | Soho Theatre | 6-18 Aug (pictured)
Well, you know me. Wait, what’s that? You don’t know me? Surely at least a couple of you…? Okay, well, let me tell you, if you knew me, you’d know full well that I am very fond of Shakespeare, and also that I am very fond of improv. So, if you had been wondering why I might have decided to tip this show, I am pretty sure you won’t be now, given how well it ticks the boxes. Acclaimed troupe, brilliant concept, so just what are you waiting for? Head this way to book.

Lucia Di Lammermoor | Arcola Theatre | 9-11 Aug
Gaetano Donizetti’s 1835 tragic opera roughly based on Sir Walter Scott’s historical novel The Bride of Lammermoor given a fresh and contemporary staging by Fulham Opera. Yes, we’re back over at Grimeborn – and why not, eh…? “What happens when your love destroys you? Lucia’s forbidden infatuation with Edgardo, sworn enemy of her brother, is her only chance for liberation… or damnation.” Info here.

T2 Brainclotting | Museum Of Comedy | 9 Aug
“Choose life. Choose a job. Choose a career. Choose stability. Choose respectability. Choose good health, low cholesterol, and working for the NHS. Choose medicine. Choose to spend your time at UCL Medical School putting on award-winning comedy sketch shows about medicine. Choose to bring your award-winning shows back to the Fringe after two sell-out runs in 2015-2016. Choose to see a show put on by people who choose to put on shows about medicine at medical school. Choose rotting away at the end of it all. Choose your future. Choose life.” Aye, go on then. Click here.