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London Clown Festival at various venues from 17 May until 3 June 2018

Returning for its third year bringing the best of UK and International Clowning to the capital. Featuring a program of exciting, inspiring and eclectic mixes of performers who embody the principals of this timeless art form from countries all over the world. 🤡 🤣

Championing the rise of contemporary clowning giving a performance platform to a plethora of talented national and international performers. These talented groups and individuals set about driving people in paroxysms of laughter with the mere twitch of an eyebrow. 2018 will be even more hilarious.

The influence of Clown is found everywhere once you know what to look for, and there is little chance that anyone who loves comedy with a physical edge doesn’t love some part of a clown performance, with performers as diverse as Tommy Cooper, Charlie Chaplin. Buster Keaton. Sasha Baron Cohen (Ali G, Borat), French and Saunders, Rowan Atkinson (Mr Bean) and Rik Mayall amongst many that use an often huge degree of clowning in their performances.

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www.londonclownfest.co.uk

Locations:
Mirth, Marvel & Maud, 186 Hoe Street, London E17 4QH
The Albany, 240 Great Portland Street, London W1W 5QU
​Farr’s School of Dancing, 17 – 19 Dalston Lane, London E8 3DF

Times:
Various

Price:
From £5

The Dark Room @ Udderbelly Festival at Southbank Centre / Saturday 28th May 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 19:45

@ Udderbelly Festival at Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road Coach Park, London SE1 8XX

Tickets: from £14 book online

www.udderbelly.co.uk

You awake to find yourself in a Dark Room! You, the audience must choose an option, will you:

A) Find The Light Switch
B) Cry For Help
C) Go North?

Play the world’s only live-action text based adventure game! It’s a choose-your-own adventure, so choose it!

After 4 million YouTube hits, 10 crowd-surfs, 4 death threats and sell-out shows from Edinburgh Fringe to Australia – cult hit THE DARK ROOM returns to London!

The Suicide (a comedy) @ National Theatre / until 25th June 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 7:30 and 2:15

@ National Theatre, Lyttelton Theatre, Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 9PX

Tickets: from £15 book online

Things are getting tough for Sam. No job, benefits stopped and stuck in a tiny flat with his wife Maya and her mum. The pressure is building. It feels like there might be only one way out.

But every ending is a beginning and there are plenty of people keen to capitalise on Sam’s momentous decision. From corrupt local politicians to social media-savvy kids, everyone wants a piece of Sam’s demise. It scarcely matters what Sam actually wants. Faced with the promise of immortality, what’s his life worth?

Suhayla El-Bushra takes the satiric masterpiece by Nikolai Erdman and smashes it into contemporary urban Britain, bringing hip-hop, live music and fast-paced humour to the Lyttelton. It’s provocative, outrageous and very funny.

Magical Bones: The Sleight of Dance @ Udderbelly / Friday 10th and Saturday 11th April 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Friday 7.30pm
Saturday 6pm

@ Udderbelly Festival at Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX

Tickets: from £16.50 book online

www.udderbelly.co.uk

If you think you’ve seen it all before, you’re in for a real surprise… get ready for spectacular breakdancing magic.

Richard Essien, also known as Magical Bones, is one of the most exciting talents to have emerged from the magic industry.

In The Sleight of Dance he presents a collision of dance and magic undertaken by two disparate sides of the same persona. Set against an urban backdrop the story serves as an odyssey that sees the two characters journey towards a final encounter.

Born and raised in South East London, the magician and dancer has been entertaining audiences for over 10 years. Starting out his career as a professional hip hop dancer, he has worked with some of the biggest names in the music industry including Madonna, Black Eyed Peas, Alicia Keys and Plan B. This exceptionally skilled break-dancer and a gifted showman went on to establish himself as one of the most respected and prominent figures within the UK hip hop scene.

For him, the next logical step was to combine this love of dance with his other true passion – magic.

And so he combined his loves; merging hip hop culture with his passion for sleight of hand creating an absolutely unique blend of utterly innovative terpsichorean magic.

With stunning visual magic and original dance pieces such as the ‘break dance straitjacket escape’, this is magic like no one else does it.

Neville’s Island @ Duke of York’s Theatre / from 10th October 2014 – 3rd January 2015

Neville's Island at Duke of York's Theatre coverTIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@ London Coliseum, St Martin’s Lane, London WC2

Tickets: from £15 book online

www.nevillesisland.co.uk

Neville’s Island follows the misadventures of four out-of-condition, out-of-their-depth businessmen on an out-of-control team-building exercise.

Shipwrecked in the Lake District, menaced by wildlife and with only a sausage between them, our unlikely explorers battle the elements and each other as corporate bonding descends into a hilarious carnival of squabbling, French cricket and cagoules.

This celebrated production of Neville’s Island marks the play’s triumphant return to the West End, 20 years after the play was first seen in London at the Apollo Theatre.

Neville's Island at Duke of York's Theatre actors

Die Roten Punkte – Kunst Rock (Art Rock) @ Soho Theatre / Tuesday 3rd June – Sunday 8th June 2014

Die Roten Punkte at Soho TheatreTIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 21:30

@ Soho Theatre, 21 Dean Street, London W1D 3NE

Tickets: from £10 book online

www.sohotheatre.com

Astrid and Otto are Die Roten Punkte. Orphaned as kids when Astrid was 12 and Otto was nine, the brother and sister duo found shelter in a Berlin squat and never rockin’ looked back. A Die Roten Punkte gig is a wild, rock ‘n’ roll cabaret ride, full of hilarious, truly catchy and award winning pop songs, constantly interrupted by the squabbling of the dysfunctional siblings.

Fresh from their European dates with Amanda Palmer and sell out shows in Edinburgh, Montreal and Melbourne, Berlin’s Prince and Princess of Indie Rock and Europop are in London to unleash their album ‘Kunst Rock (Art Rock)’. Fans of Spinal Tap and Flight of the Conchords, say “Hallo!” to your new favourite band.

Knock2Bag presents: Cardinal Burns and more @ Bar FM / Wednesday 16th April 2014

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 19:00

@ Bar FM, 184 Uxbridge Road, London W12 7JP

Tickets: £9 book online

www.knock2bag.co.uk

Watch some of the best comedy acts on the circuit including Channel 4’s Bafta Nominated and British Comedy Award Winning Cardinal Burns.

Acts:
– Adam Riches
– Brian Gittins
– Ed Gamble
– Robert White
– Martin Croser
– Joe Davies

Best of Short Cuts @ Hen & Chickens Theatre / until Saturday 25th January 2014

Best of Short Cuts at Hen and Chickens TheatreTIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 19:30-late

@ Hen & Chickens Theatre, 109 St Pauls Road, London N1 2NA

Tickets: £11.25 book online

www.shortcutsfestival.co.uk
www.thehenandchickenstheatrebar.co.uk

Four nights of twisted comedy fun, presenting three of the most popular Short Cuts one act plays! All dark, all comic and all downright weird.

Featuring plays by Short Cuts founder Eliza Power, Short Cuts resident writer Lexy Howe and five star comedy troupe The Grandees!

Featuring:
The Little Wula by The Grandees – ‘absolutely crazy in the best kind of way…brilliant, bizarre and wonderful and absolutely hilarious.’ Onomatopeia

Another Girl by Eliza Power – ‘very funny and clever piece of writing…an excellent opener for the festival, with two energy-fuelled great performances.’ Theatre Junkie

A is For Arsenic by Lexy Howe – ‘delightfully murderous romp in the style of Agatha Christie…brilliant and entertaining performances.’ Theatre Junkie

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