Comedy Theatre

Today in London: Monday 4 February 2013

By | Published on Monday 28 January 2013

Rich Hall

By way of distinguishing this one from all other Mondays ever to pass, TW London has compiled this short shortlist of tonight’s cultural must-gos…


Chris Addison – The Time Is Now, Again, Queen Elizabeth Hall at Southbank Centre, 4 Feb
Doe-eyed mop-top Chris Addison – who’s co-writing a TV series about infidelity with ‘The Thick Of It’ scribe Simon Blackwell, by the by – re-emphasises time’s immediacy at this Southbank-centric edition of his new roving show. “You should come and see him”, says its forthright blurb. Details and tickets here.

Katherine Ryan – Nature’s Candy, Soho Theatre, 4-13 Feb
Don’t be taken in by Canadian comic Katherine Ryan’s pretty demeanour and sticky-sweet show title. ‘Nature’s Candy’ drizzles acid bitchiness and tangy jabs by the lemon-load over four nights at the Soho Theatre. Details and tickets here.

Rich Hall’s Hoedown, Soho Theatre, 4-15 Feb (pictured)
True-grit American Rich Hall and band serve a steaming late-night gumbo, peppering said gumbo with guests, music, comic to-and-fro and “gratuitous coloration”. Whatever that is. Anyway, go to polishing your pearl snaps, because it’ll be grand. Details and tickets here.


Dear World, Charing Cross Theatre, 4 Feb – 30 Mar
Tony Award-winning actress Betty Buckley plays the mad Countess Aurelia in the British premiere of Jerry Herman’s 1969 Broadway smash, as is set in a post-war Paris ravaged by corporate avarice. West End grand dame Gillian Lynne of ‘Cats’ and ‘Phantom’ fame directs. Details and tickets here.

The Pinstripe Trilogy, Theatre Delicatessen at Marleybone Gardens, 4-23 Feb
Theatre co the Lab Collective’s dystopian new triptych comprises ‘Matador’ – the demise of a lagging finance trader, ‘Trust Fund’ – a nightmarish ‘what if’ riff on “the privatisation of childhood”, and ‘The Bean Counter’ – another fiscal vision in black (and debtors’ red). Details and tickets here.

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