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19 May: Ellie Taylor, The Beaux Stratagem, and The Improbability Principle

By | Published on Wednesday 13 May 2015

Ellie Taylor

And today’s ThisWeek-tipped, LDN-based events are…

COMEDY: Ellie Taylor – Elliementary | Soho Theatre | 19-21 May (pictured)
You might recognise Ellie Taylor as the host of ‘Snog Marry Avoid’ on BBC Three, but Ellie Taylor is also a skillful stand-up comedian, described as “sparkling and energetic company” by ThreeWeeks. In her 2014 Edinburgh show here she covers all the big issues: life, love and Matalan. Read our interview with Ellie here. Details and tickets here.

EVENT: The Improbability Principle – Why Coincidences, Miracles, And Rare Events Happen Every Day | Conway Hall | 19 May
When coincidences and incredibly unlikely things happen, it seems somehow miraculous. But these things also happen so often that they seem quite normal too. Professor David J Hand, author of ‘The Improbability Principle’, discuss why improbably event occur so frequently and how to understand them. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: The Beaux Stratagem | National Theatre | 19 May – 20 Sep
George Farquhar’s final play, ‘The Beaux Stratagem’, opened in London less than two months before his death in April 1707. The story is a comedic tale of two men, Mr Aimwell and Mr Archer, who get carried away and spend their fortunes on having fun in London. To regain their social standing, they come up with a plan to marry for money. Details and tickets here.

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