THURSDAY 9 APRIL 2015
CATRIONA KNOX: THINKS SHE'S HARD ENOUGH
Like us, you may have come across the ace Catriona Knox as one of comedy sketch trio the Boom Jennies, but we have also carefully followed her solo work, especially up in Edinburgh, where she has garnered high praise from our reviewers, most recently with ‘Catriona Knox Thinks She’s Hard Enough’, the show that she is to briefly revive in London next week.

When I heard Knox was headed for Soho Theatre with her well received comedy characters, I sent a few questions over, to get an update on what we can expect from the show. You can read it here.

'Catriona Knox Thinks She’s Hard Enough' is on at Soho Theatre from 16-18 Apr. See the venue website here for more info.
FRIDAY 10 APRIL 2015>>
THEATRE: Alice's Adventures Underground | The Vaults | 9 Apr - 30 Aug
An immersive theatrical take on 'Alice In Wonderland' sends you down the rabbit hold with Alice, allowing you to choose where you head in the world of the book created underneath Waterloo Station. Smoke a pipe with the Caterpillar, drink tea with the Mad Hatter, and try to avoid losing your head to the Red Queen. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Carmen Disruption | Almeida Theatre | 10 Apr - 23 May

The UK premiere of Simon Stephens' play, which reimagines Bizet’s opera Carmen and the possibility of love in a fractured urban world. In the opulent grandeur of a European city, a renowned singer abandons the opera house for the truth of the streets. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Hard Graft | Ovalhouse | 8-11 Apr (pictured)
Staged as a work-in-progess at the Ovalhouse last October, 'Hard Graft' now returns to the venue in its finished form. Writer David Sheppeard investigates how much can change between one generation of a family and the next and the lengths we go to bridge the divide. Details and tickets here.
SATURDAY 11 APRIL 2015


COMEDY: Gina Yashere | Brixton Academy | 11 Apr (pictured)
Based in the US nowadays, Gina Yashere hits the Brixton Academy for the finale of her 'Laugh Riot' UK tour. With almost 20 years of stand-up work behind her, she's a rightly revered comedian. Catch her while you can. Details and tickets here.

EXHIBITION: Secret 7" | Somerset House | 10 Apr - 3 May
Each year, the Secret 7" project asks 700 artists to create a one-off record sleeve design. Seven music acts - this year The Rolling Stones, Diana Ross & The Supremes, Underworld, The Chemical Brothers, St Vincent, Peter Gabriel and The Maccabees - all have 100 copies each of a single pressed up. You buy a sleeve, you get one of those records. Which one... is a secret. You can see all the sleeves at Somerset House before they go on sale, and take part in a number of associated events. Details and tickets here.

EVENT: The Oxford & Cambridge Goat Race | Spitalfields City Farm | 11 Apr

Sure, you could watch a load of Oxbridge students row a couple of boats for a few minutes today. You totally could. But tell me this doesn't sound like more fun. You can't, can you? Goats. Racing. I'm not sure it gets any better than that. Details and tickets here.
SUNDAY 12 APRIL 2015>>


CHILDREN'S SHOW: Smelly Feet | Leicester Square Theatre | 11-12 Apr
"A children's musical that really stinks", boast the poster this this show. Dean Friedman's tells the story of Danny, Pete and Sally in their quest to find a cure for Pete's smelly feet, with a collection of increasingly silly songs. Read a ThreeWeeks interview about the whole thing here. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Chilly Gonzales & Kaiser Quartett | Barbican | 11-13 Apr (pictured)

With his new hip hop-influenced chamber music album, 'Chambers', out now, (correctly) self-proclaimed musical genius Chilly Gonzales comes to the Barbican for three nights of performances with the Kaiser Quartett to perform it live. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: The Grand Union Orchestra - Bengal To Bethnal Green | RichMix | 12 Apr

The latest in The Grand Union Orchestra's monthly series of events featuring Bengali songs in both traditional and contemporary styles, directed by international tabla star Yousuf Ali Khan and reflecting the diversity of music to be found in London's East End. Free entry. Details here.
MONDAY 13 APRIL 2015 >>
COMEDY: Yacine Belhousse - Made In France (In English!) | Soho Theatre | 13 Apr (pictured)
Following on from a successful run at the Edinburgh Festival last year - which he discussed in this ThreeWeeks interview - French stand-up Yacine Belhousse comes to London with his first all-English show. Head down to find out why Eddie Izzard described him as "one funny Mother-fudge-cake". Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Tape | XOYO | 13 Apr

XOYO's weekly clubnight Tape brings a eclectic mix of house, bass, garage, hip hop and trap over two rooms. The perfect start to the week, I'd say. Who needs sleep? Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: The Bombing Of The Grand Hotel | The Cockpit | 13 Apr - 2 May
Based on the 1984 bombing of The Grand Hotel in Brighton, in an attempt to assassinate then Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, this play tells the story of the unlikely relationship between Pat Magee, who planted the bomb, and Jo Berry, whose father was killed in the blast. Details and tickets here.
TUESDAY 14 APRIL 2015 >>


COMEDY: Holly Walsh - Never Had It | Soho Theatre | 14-18 Apr (pictured)
Some people just have 'it', don't they? 'It' all over the bloody place. There are whole TV shows dedicated to finding people who have 'it'. And if nothing else, those programmes show just how few people do. I mean, take Holly Walsh. She doesn't. She never had. And nor does she care, because she's got lots of other things, not least a whole show about her lack of 'it'. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Death Of A Comedian | Soho Theatre | 14 Apr - 16 May

A collaboration between Soho Theatre, the Lyric Theatre Belfast and Abbey Theatre Dublin, 'Death Of A Comedian' is a new play written by Owen McCafferty exploring the highs and lows of the world of stand-up comedy. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: DNA | Brockley Jack Theatre | 14-25 Apr

Dennis Kelly’s DNA was first performed by the National Theatre, and is now an established text on the GCSE syllabus. A group of teenagers accidentally kill one of their classmates, and after they decide to cover it up things quickly spiral even further out of control. Details and tickets here.
WEDNESDAY 15 APRIL 2015 >>


CHILDREN'S SHOWS: The Amazing Bubble Man | Udderbelly | 15-19 Apr (pictured)
"Bubbleologist" Louis Pearl has been amazing audiences with his manipulation of bubbles for almost 30 years, and has picked up glowing reviews from ThreeWeeks in Edinburgh many times. Here's a chance to catch his show in London that should not be missed. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Ah, Wilderness! | Young Vic | 14 Apr - 23 May

Often staged in the US, but rarely seen in the UK, Eugene O’Neill’s 'Ah-Wilderness!' - a prelude to 'A Long Day’s Journey Into Night' - follows teenager Richard Miller navigates young love in his idyllic Connecticut home town. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Bridlington | Rosemary Branch Theatre | 15 Apr - 3 May

Written by Peter Hamilton and directed by Ken McClymont, 'Bridlington' follows Ruth and Bernard, two psychiatric in-patients whose relationship is lively but ultimately doomed. Details and tickets here.
THURSDAY 16 APRIL 2015 >>
COMEDY: Brendon Burns - Outside The Box | Cereal Killer Cafe | 16-18 Apr
In an attempt to escape the world of comedy clubs, Brendon Burns is seeking out new places to perform stand-up comedy. This includes anything from fans' kitchens to (for the next three nights) Shoreditch's premier cereal cafe. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: American Buffalo | Wyndham's Theatre | 16 Apr - 27 Jun (pictured)
Damian Lewis, John Goodman and Tom Sturridge star in this new production of David Mamet's "American Buffalo', directed by Daniel Evans. Three small-time crooks plot a big-time heist - what could go wrong? You'd be amazed. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Bugsy Malone | Lyric Theatre | 11 Apr - 1 Aug

Alan Parker's classic musical comes back to the London stage for its first professional production in over a decade, turning The Lyric in Hammersmith into Fat Sam's Grand Slam speakeasy. Olivier award-winning director Sean Holmes directs. Details and tickets here.
 
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