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Today in London: Thursday 4 July 2013

By | Published on Thursday 27 June 2013

Dr Brown

Wishing the very best to America and all that live in it, the many catering teams attached to this year’s Brick Lane-based street dining fest – that’s Feast, by the way – are selling their tastiest wares today and till 7 Jul. Patty And Bun, The Rum Kitchen, Flat Iron, James Lowe, Yum Bun, Pig & Butcher – it’s really quite a range. Go and eat, drink and make merry having first attained info at this link.
And now, adding a little artistic merit to all this most calorific of eves, tonight’s post-Feast cultural fare…


Dan Clark – Clark’s, Soho Theatre, 4-6 Jul
I’d love to say star of this ThisWeek London Q&A (and BBC3’s ‘How Not To Live Your Life’) Dan Clark’s halted-circa-2010 comic franchise ‘Clark’s’was back on a fixed basis, but I can’t, because a bill as great as this – that’s featuring Daniel Simonsen, Ginger & Black, Oyster Eyes, Maeve Higgins, David Armand, Brett Goldstein and Nick Helm – was never meant to last. Details and tickets here.

Gits And Shiggles feat EastEnd Cabaret/Dr Brown, Half Moon Putney, 4 Jul (pictured)
This shiggly git-fest features never-before-seen Fringe previews by award-winning kinkettes EastEnd Cabaret (read their TW London Q&A here, if you dare) and classically-trained clown Dr Brown (Brown Brown Brown). Details and tickets here.


Scalarama Fundraiser – Polyester, Roxy Bar & Screen, 4 Jul
Oh blimey, scratch n sniff’s back. Not since Noel Edmonds ‘Smellovision’ has any screen-viewing experience been quite as sensual as this; a gala £-raiser for ‘cinema celebration’ Scalarama with added Divine. The famed drag-queen stars in John Waters’ OTT 1981 film folly ‘Polyester’, as was originally shown back in the day with ‘Odorama’ cards (replicas of which are available tonight) matching its main fragrances – hairspray, sweat, gaffer tape and a mild whiff of despair. Details and tickets here.


Carnival Of The Animals, Riverside Studios, 4-14 Jul
‘Strictly’ sweetheart Anita Dobson acts her ‘chaussettes’ off as Parisian fashionista Mademoiselle Parfait, who strives to motivate a cast of ‘animaux’ in an increasingly dated show. And yes, that makes perfect sense. Based on Camille Saint-Saens’ classical suite of the same name, ‘Carnival’ has a score by ‘Hunger Games’ composer Gavin Greenway, lyrics by ‘Billy Elliot’ scribe Roger Hyams, and takes its direction via learned West End lovvie Thom Southerland. Details and tickets here.

The Comedy Of Errors/Hamlet, Old Ashmolean Rugby Club, 3-6 Jul
Rain rain go away (please) because open-air theatre specialists Principal have a mixed bill of Shakespeare faves – one a lightly-whipped farce, and one a fairly heavy tragedy (guess which is which) to give. Details and tickets here.

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