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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.

RSVP on Facebook

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

Tatterdemailion @ Wilton’s Music Hall / from 11th-13th May 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 7:30pm

@ Wilton’s Music Hall, Graces Alley, London E1 8JB

Tickets: from £10.50 (20% when you book to see Boris and Sergey’s Astonishing Freakatorium on the same night)

www.flabbergasttheatre.co.uk
www.wiltons.org.uk/whatson/299-tatterdemalion

From the creators of Boris & Sergey comes a one-hour, one-man show featuring puppetry, physical comedy and mime.

Hilarious, absurd and often magical, this show juxtaposes themes of loneliness and belonging with joy and exhilaration. Pathos, dark humour and Victorian aesthetics combine to create a wonderful and mysterious backdrop to a poetic and surreal journey (with more than a little silliness thrown in).

Tatterdemalion is a one man show performed by Flabbergast founder and Amused Moose Laugh Off Finalist, Henry Maynard. Featuring puppetry, physical comedy, and mime, aaudiences are invited to join our hero for a silent expedition as they witness one man’s quest for a friend. Pathos, dark humour and Victorian aesthetics combine to create a wonderful and mysterious backdrop to a surreal and poetic journey with more than a little silliness thrown in.

If you like this, check out Boris and Sergey’s Astonishing Freakatorium.

The Spoils play @ Trafalgar Theatre / 27th May 2016 – Saturday 13th August 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 7:30 and 2:30

@ Trafalgar Studios, 14 Whitehall, London SW1A 2DY

Tickets: from £35 book online

www.trafalgar-studios.co.uk/The-Spoils

Nobody likes Ben (Jesse Eisenberg). Ben doesn’t even like Ben.

He’s been kicked out of grad school, lives off his parents’ money, and bullies everyone in his life, including his roommate Kalyan (Kunal Nayyar, The Big Bang Theory), an earnest Nepalese immigrant. When Ben discovers that his grade school crush is marrying a straight-laced banker, he sets out to destroy their relationship and win her back.

Bromance @ Udderbelly Festival / until 19th July 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 19:30

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

Tickets: £12.50 book online

www.udderbelly.co.uk

Frenetic but friendly. Captivating but casual. Audacious but awkward. Prodigal UK circus company Barely Methodical Troupe fuse their inner frats with a dazzling tour-de-force of cutting edge circus prowess and physical theatre mayhem.

Bromance – Noun (informal)
1. a close but non-sexual relationship between two men. Early 21st cent.: blend of brother and romance.

Festival of Love @ Southbank Centre / until 31st August 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@ Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX

Free and paid activities and exhibitions

www.southbankcentre.co.uk

A summer of love-themed activities, performances, music, exhibitions and free events as hundreds of artists, communities and partners come together to create an unforgettable summer.

Enjoy the Thames-side site transformed by several large-scale indoor and outdoor installations, interactive artworks and unique pop-ups to spend time in with your friends and loved-ones.

Nina Conti: In Your Face @ The Lyric / Monday 30th November 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 19:30

@ The Lyric, Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 7ES

Tickets: £19.90 book online

The amazing Nina will be bringing her spectacular feat of ventriloquism to London’s renowned West End.

See her exceptionably entertaining take on ventriloquism and the show almost entirely improvised!

Nina really needs no introduction, having won a British Comedy Award, stormed Live at the Apollo, Russell Howard’s Good News, Sunday Night at the Palladium, and made a BAFTA nominated film – all without even moving her lips.

Now Nina will use the skills and wit for which she is loved, to bring a new comedy experience to the West End. Strap into the mask as Nina gets in your face, creating a different show each night by plucking inspiration from the audience.

With the help of Monkey and a bag of tricks, truly anything can happen in this unmissable improvised adventure of hilarious witchery.

BoxedIN @ Boxpark Shoreditch / Tuesday 27th May 2014

BoxedIN at Boxpark ShoreditchTIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 19:00-21:00

@ Boxpark Shoreditch, 2 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6HT

Free

www.boxpark.co.uk

An evening of spoken word, open mic and acoustic music is back in an excellent environment for budding-poets to share their craft.

Joey Page @ Soho Theatre / Thursday 15th May 2014

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 21:00

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

Tickets: £10 book online

www.sohotheatre.com
www.joey-page.co.uk

Joey is a cockney street urchin-like raconteur of abstract comedy.

Go and see him weave whimsical tales that will make you forget how terrifying / stressful / languid real life is.

A loveable clownish creature bursting with infectious nonsense and an avant garde satire. Sillyness is the new sillyness.

The show is at Soho upstairs, a new space for young people and brave new writing. A central London platform for those who have been tearing up the fringe.

‘A head like a fantasy hand grenade’ – Noel Fielding

‘Fans of the surreal and ridiculous will love it’ – Chortle

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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