THURSDAY 3 SEPTEMBER 2015
TIERNAN DOUIEB: COMEDY CLUB 4 KIDS
It was only a few weeks ago that we were talking to Tiernan Douieb about Phoenix Fringe, and now here we are, talking to him again, this time in his capacity as one of the three people who run the fabulous and lovely Comedy Club 4 Kids. He is clearly one of the busiest comedians in the business.

The group do shows all year round, so to be honest, I could have run this interview at practically any time (well, almost), but I am choosing to do it now because I very recently attended a show with my daughter and we had a brilliant time. Plus, there's a show this weekend and next weekend. And you can read the interview here.

'Comedy Club 4 Kids' is on at Arts Depot this Sunday, 6 Sep, and then in the Spiegeltent at Canary Wharf on 12 Sep. But they'll be back in London again before long, see this page here for all the dates.
FRIDAY 4 SEPTEMBER 2015 >>
COMEDY: Richard Herring - What Is Love Anyway? | Leicester Square Theatre | 4 Sep
Richard Herring is drawing ever closer to the end of his run through all twelve of his solo shows at the Leicester Square Theatre. Tonight it's 2011's hilarious and touching 'What Is Love Anyway?'. Details and tickets here.

DANCE: Akademi | Queen Elizabeth Hall | 4 Sep (pictured)

A free entry evening of new contemporary and classical South Asian Dance commissions, which is the culmination of two development programmes created by Akademi to promote South Asian dance. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Song From Far Away | Young Vic | 2-19 Sep
The UK premiere of a play written by Olivier Award-winner Simon Stephens with music by singer/songwriter Mark Eitzel. Willem is called back to Amsterdam from New York, returning to an estranged family and a lost love. Details and tickets here.
SATURDAY 5 SEPTEMBER 2015 >>


CHILDREN'S SHOW: Children's Magic Workshop | Leicester Square Theatre | 5 Sep
A workshop for children aged seven to thirteen to learn magic tricks, taught by a top Magic Circle London magician, covering simple sleight of hand and the basic fundamentals of magic. Details and tickets here.

COMEDY: Richard Herring - We're All Going To Die | Leicester Square Theatre | 5 Sep (pictured)

We're over three quarters of the way there now, as Richard Herring continues to run through twelve different solo shows at the Leicester Square Theatre. Tonight he asks if death a tragedy or an excuse to have an extended lie-in. Details and tickets here.

THEATRE: Parliament Of Crows | Camden People's Theatre | 5-6 Sep

On the eve of a critical parliamentary vote, there's an attack on a controversial MP which critically injures one of his staff. Was it an accident? Terrorism? Something more sinister? In this interactive work-in-progress show, you the audience turn detective to find the answers. Details and tickets here.
SUNDAY 6 SEPTEMBER 2015 >>


CHILDREN'S SHOW: Comedy Club 4 Kids | Artsdepot | 6 Sep
The Comedy Club 4 Kids returns with another bill of top stand-ups and sketch groups performing their routines for an audience of children. Swearing and other rude bits are removed from the jokes, and the heckles are stranger than anything any stag do could come up with. Details and tickets here.

COMEDY: The Janoskians - Jahoo Jahaa Tour | Shepherds Bush Empire | 6 Sep (pictured)

YouTube comedy stars The Janoskians come back to London for a show at the Shepherds Bush Empire, following on from their one-off Wembley Arena show earlier this year. Details and tickets here.

MUSIC: Klezmer In The Park | Regent's Park Band Stand | 6 Sep
An afternoon of traditional klezmer music in Regent's Park, hosted by BBC Radio 3's Max Reinhardt. As well as a series of bands on stage, this free event also features a fun area for kids. Details here.
MONDAY 7 SEPTEMBER 2015 >>
MUSIC: King Crimson | Hackney Empire | 7-8 Sep
If you know anything about the history of prog rock (and I do, sadly, thanks to my choice in life-partner) then you'll be aware of King Crimson as major purveyors of the genre. They've been around with a changing line up since 1967, though the current membership dates back to 2013.  Given their wide range of influence (jazz, folk, classical, psychedelic rock, hard rock, new wave, electronica, drum and bass), there's a high chance they'll appeal whatever your taste in music happens to be... see the venue website here here for info and tickets.

THEATRE: Tonight I'm Gonna Be The New Me | Soho Theatre | 7-26 Sep
As you may know, our team have recently been up in Scotland for the Edinburgh Festival, and did much sampling of the many cultural offerings on, er, offer. This show was one of the shows we gave a very complimentary review to, and it seems we weren't the only publication to say positive things about it. The company, Made In China, are now headed for a run at Soho Theatre. Info and tickets from this page here.

COMEDY: Zoe Coombs Marr - Dave | Soho Theatre | 1-12 Sep (pictured)
Yes, yes, it's another show that's on at Soho Theatre, but lots of Edinburgh Fringe stuff goes to the Soho soon after the Festival is over, and it's all still very much on my mind. Plus, this is comedy, and the previous suggestion was theatre. Anyway, this is definitely a show worth seeing: Zoe Coombs Marr has received high praise for her skewering portrayal of sexist comedian Dave. Info and tickets from right about here.
TUESDAY 8 SEPTEMBER 2015 >>


DANCE: Lest We Forget | Sadler's Wells | 8-12 Sep
Sombre subject matter broached by English National Ballet, but it sounds like it will make for great viewing, as it's the work of three accomplished choreographers, Liam Scarlett, Russell Maliphant and Akram Khan. Their three separate pieces form a reflection on the first world war, focusing on the experiences of those who fought in the war, and those who stayed at home. Info and tickets here.

THEATRE: Jane Eyre | National Theatre | 8-27 Sep

I don't need to introduce you all to what Jane Eyre is about (if I do, er, look it up), and this re-imagining of the Charlotte Bronte novel was staged to high acclaim last year by Bristol Old Vic. This only slightly different version (in that it's performed in a single night instead of over two separate evenings) heads for a run at the National this week. See this page here for info and tickets.

MUSIC: FFS | The Forum | 8 Sep (pictured)

FFS - the super-groupy collaboration of Franz Ferdinand and Sparks - performed a date at the recent Edinburgh Festival (yes, it will probably be a few weeks before we stop talking about things we saw there) and received a very positive review from one of our writers. You can read that review here, and you can find out more info and sort out tickets right about here.
WEDNESDAY 9 SEPTEMBER 2015 >>


THEATRE: Creditors | Young Vic | 9-19 Sep
This is renowned playwright David Grieg's adaptation of August Strindberg's 1888 play 'Creditors', directed by Genesis Future Directors Award winner Rikki Henry. It's a brutal, naturalistic piece focusing on the breakdown of a hitherto happy marriage, wrecked by the scheming machinations of a third party. See the venue website here for more info and to book tickets.

COMEDY: Corey White, The Cane Toad Effect | Soho Theatre | 7-12 Sep (pictured)

As you know from reading our tips the last few days, we are still haunted by What We Saw In Edinburgh. Though, to be fair, we didn't actually see this in Edinburgh (there's a lot to get through). We know a few folk who did, though, and they say we should definitely see it now it's on in London. The show, which deals with Australian comedian Corey White's rough upbringing, got a great reception in his home country, winning him Best Newcomer 2015 at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Best Overall Comedy Show 2014 at the Sydney Fringe Festival. Tickets and info right about here.

THEATRE: The Man Who Had All The Luck | King's Head Theatre | 2-26 Sep
It's the 100th anniversary of the birth of late, great playwright Arthur Miller this year, so this is a timely revival of one of his earlier plays 'The Man Who Had All The Luck'. Produced by only-recently-formed theatre company End Of Moving Walkway, who last year won acclaim and award nominations for their production of 'Oh, the Humanity and Other Good Intentions'. More info, and tickets, here.
THURSDAY 10 SEPTEMBER 2015 >>
MUSIC: Despacio | Roundhouse | 10-12 Sep
This is James Murphy's vinyl-only DJ franchise Despacio, a collaboration with Soulwax brothers David and Stephen Dewaele and DFA tech John Klett, and involves a speaker rig big enough to fulfill all your clubby music needs. Here's Murphy's own description for you: "It's a simple, floor-standing series of giant stacks, comfortably doing full, smooth sound. It's pretty wide-open, pretty raw. The stacks will be arranged in a circle that people can wander in and out of, literally immersing themselves in sound". See this page for info and tickets.

THEATRE: Hangmen | Royal Court Theatre | 10 Sep-10 Oct (pictured)

Esteemed playwright and screenwriter Martin McDonagh is back with a new play, his first in ten years. It's about the second-best hangman in England, set on the day in 1965 when hanging was abolished in the UK, and features a starry cast including the likes of Ralph Ineson, Sally Rogers, David Morrissey and Reece Shearsmith. More info and tickets from the venue website here.

MUSIC: Jurassic 5 | The Forum | 10 Sep
They disbanded in 2007, they reunited in 2013, and over the last year they've been performing highly acclaimed shows all over the globe. If alt hip hop is your thing, then this is probably not one to miss. Chali 2na, Akil, Zaakir, Mark 7even, DJ Nu-Mark and Cut Chemist head to the forum this week, following the re-release earlier this year of their full length debut 'Quality Control'. Info and tickets from this page here.
 
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