Comedy Theatre

Today in London: Tuesday 2 April 2013

By | Published on Wednesday 27 March 2013

Eric Argyle

Falling on the same day as Hans Christian Anderson’s birthday, International Children’s Book Day is meant to inspire Planet Earth’s aspiring literary set to read, read, and read again. And then, have a break and a biscuit.

It’s also Tuesday 2 Apr, the date on which this list of ‘adult’ (or at least, adolescent) attractions are making themselves apparent in London…


Paul F Tompkins – Crying And Driving, Soho Theatre, 2-13 Apr
Rapier-brained and sharply-clad American comic Paul F Tompkins, something of a debutante on the British scene, shares tall tales of “haunting one’s own house, disastrous attempts at pretend fatherhood, carrying a learner’s permit to kill, and marrying a woman who used a fine-print loophole to breach a castle”. Details and tickets here.


The Life And Sort Of Death Of Eric Argyle, Soho Theatre, 2-20 Apr (pictured)
The slightly late Eric – who’s not so much tardy as… well, dead – has a protracted flashback over his (past) life to “hilariously comic” and “heart warming” effect, said ThreeWeeks. Details and tickets here.

Project Colony, Trinity Buoy Wharf, 2-27 Apr
The indelibly imaginative Fourth Monkey devises an immersive, site-specific spin on Franz Kafka’s ‘In The Penal Colony’. Assembling at the Wharf, the audience is taken to the island colony to experience it on “both sides of the coin”. Details and tickets here.

The Trial, Shoreditch Town Hall/Rose Lipman Building, 2- 27 Apr
With its first part already playing at Shoreditch Town Hall, tonight is the first time the latter half of avant garde dramatists RETZ’ arresting take on Kafka’s ‘The Trial’ is available to view, live. Read TW London’s interview with the show’s director Felix Mortimer via this link. Details and tickets here.

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