Comedy Theatre

Thursday 15 January 2015 in London

By | Published on Friday 9 January 2015

Bat Boy

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

COMEDY: Mixed Blessing w/ Holly Burn + The Human Loire | The Library, Upper Street, Islington | 15 Jan
Comedian Caroline Hardie and ‘Sketchorama’ star Gareth Cooper present this free-entry night of ‘experimentation’ (ie acts previewing new material); which this time features sparky character comic and ‘Bad Bridesmaid’ Holly Burn and surrealist river/man The Human Loire. Details here.

THEATRE: Bat Boy – The Musical | Southwark Playhouse | until 31 Jan (pictured)
An intimidating theatre-making team bring this fang-tastical off-Broadway franchise back to London following its premiere in 2004. ‘Bat Boy’ is based loosely (like, really loosely) on a sensationalised 1992 cover story in American tabloid The Weekly World News, revealing the discovery of a “bat child”, a creature “half human and half bat” who lived in a cave. Allegedly. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: The Changeling | Sam Wanamaker Playhouse | 15 Jan – 1 Mar
Thomas Middleton’s tragic Jacobean-era tale, a perverse mix of comic and dramatic irony, traces the spiralling fate of the beautiful Beatrice-Joanna, who enters into a sex pact with slimy servant De Flores leading to all kinds of bedlam. Dominic Dromgoole directs actress Hattie Morahan in the lead part. Details and tickets here.

READ MORE ABOUT: | | | | | | | | |