Comedy Dance & Physical Musicals Theatre

Wednesday 2 October 2013 in London

By | Published on Thursday 26 September 2013

LA Dance Project

TODAY IN LONDON Pappy’s, the LA Dance Project, Jo Brand, Susan Calman and Ben Frost all feature in the following TW-recommended events…

COMEDY: Laugh Till It Hurts feat Patrick Monahan/Barry Cryer/Josh Widdicombe/Pappy’s/Sean Hughes, Bloomsbury Theatre, 2 Oct
The Bloomsbury’s rolling Laugh Till It Hurts gala, in aid of Crisis, is always guaranteed as a great way to give (cash) and take (hilarity) at the same time. Tonight’s karmic love-in stars all-time entertainment great Barry ‘Baz’ Cryer, ThreeWeeks-featured ‘Cake Charmer’ Patrick Monahan, peerless sketch pack Pappy’s and that Sean Hughes off ‘Come Dine With Me’. Details and tickets here.

COMEDY: Mencap Big Comedy Special feat Omid Djalili/Jo Brand/Richard Herring/Jon Richardson/Susan Calman, Eventim Apollo, 2 Oct
As ‘Big’ as its banner implies, learning disability charity Mencap’s massive comic gala is made all the larger by a sizeable list of acts, as names Jo Brand, Jessica Hynes, Omid Djalili, Richard Herring, Jon Richardson, Tim Vine and Andrew Maxwell. Details and tickets here.

DANCE: LA Dance Project – Mixed Bill, Sadler’s Wells Theatre, 2-4 Oct (pictured)
Hinging on ‘Black Swan’ choreographer Benjamin Millepied’s collaboration with composer Nico Muhly, LA Dance Project’s trio of works comprises Millepied’s acclaimed ‘Reflections’ (with a score by Pullitzer Prize winner David Lang), a piece by New York City Ballet star Justin Peck featuring music by Bryce Dessner of The National, and William Forsythe’’s beautiful template for five dancers, ‘Quintett’. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: The Wasp Factory, Linbury Studio Theatre (Royal Opera House), 2-8 Oct
Master composer/director Ben Frost forges a stormy score around Iain Banks’ chilling story, in which a boy commits various violent acts on an isolated Scottish island. Gladdening, it ain’t. Details and tickets here.

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