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Today in London: Wednesday 8 May 2013

By | Published on Wednesday 1 May 2013

Katy Brand

Banish those argyles and ankle-lengths, Londoners, because it’s No Sock Day. Which might prove problematic (and err, damp), but will probably just be really liberating. There’s only one way to find out. Anyway, and having nothing whatsoever to do with socks, I sock to you this fine quintet of capital-based cultural choices…


Stand Up For NAPAC feat Stewart Lee/Isy Suttie/Mark Watson, Bloomsbury Theatre, 8 May
In the Bloomsbury’s grand tradition of hosting charity galas with target-smashing line-ups to match, tonight’s benefit, in aid of the National Association For People Abused In Childhood, stars Stewart Lee, Mark Watson, Isy Suttie and Mark Thomas. Details and tickets here.


De La Soul, HMV Forum, 8 May
Seminal rap trio De La Soul set a singular ‘Grind Date’ at HMV’s Kentish Town Forum, playing a compilation of their greatest hits and, if they have the time and the inclination, 2012’s concept LP ‘First Serve’. Details and tickets here.


Katy Brand’s Book Group Live feat Miranda Hart/Emma Kennedy, The Tabernacle, 8 May (pictured)
TV impressionist Katy Brand (who by chance has a book to promote) chairs a pleasant evening of readings, literary chit-chat and mini Q&As with her honorary bookworms Miranda Hart and Emma Kennedy. Who’ve also authored books. Details and tickets here.


As You Like It, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, 8-11 May
“All the world’s a stage”, as is said in Shakespeare’s light and frothy dram-com ‘As You Like It’, and tonight that stage is the bankside Globe. Presented as part of the theatre’s pro-international Globe To Globe programme, The Marjanishvili co’s take on Shakey’s pastoral play is performed in its native Georgian, albeit with English surtitles. Details and tickets here.

Sons Without Fathers, Arcola Theatre, 8 May – 15 Jun
Helena Kaut-Howson directs this brutalist adaptation of Chekhov’s lesser-famed first script ‘Platonov’, which shines a light on its vodka-drinking schoolmaster protagonist’s extra-marital affairs, resetting his passions and disaffections in modern times. Details and tickets here.

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