Comedy Theatre

Today in London: Wednesday 14 November 2012

By | Published on Tuesday 6 November 2012

Nick Helm

The New Covent Garden Soup Co (other brands are available) is placing a 20-ft ladle-shaped slide in the centre of Covent Garden Square today, so maybe you’d like to have a go on that in honour of all things hot and broth-like. But if large-scale kitchenware doesn’t quite float your stew spoon, don’t worry, because these other less soup-specific things are going on..


Decapitated Puppy Presents… Josh Howie and Kate Lucas, Intrepid Fox, 14 Nov
Gastropub-roving promoter Comedy Knights rallies a couple of “smart nasties” in world-wise ex-Rabbi Josh Howie and singing skit aficionado Kate Lucas, who’ll share stage-time with Tyson Boyce, Tony Dunn, Daryl Golden and MC Bobby Carroll. Info here.

Knock2Bag presents… Nick Helm, Bar FM, 14 Nov (pictured)
London’s reigning prince of the one-liner, that’s Nick Helm, quips loudly atop a comic rota also featuring Brian Gittins, Claudia O’Doherty, James Acaster, Mark Stephenson, Ben Target, Ed Gamble and Harriet Kemsley – an abundant line-up I quite literally can’t find fault with. Book tickets in advance via


The Magistrate, National Theatre Olivier, 14 Nov – 10 Feb 2013
The venerable John Lithgow plays Posket, a police magistrate charged with presiding over the trial of fourteen year-old felon Cis Farringdon (one-time ‘Posh’ scholar Joshua McGuire) in Arthur Wing Pinero’s well-loved Victorian farce. Book now.

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