OCTOBER & NOVEMBER
A fast-moving mix of sketches and songs, NewsRevue propels you through the world's news and current events at breakneck pace - all-kicking, idol-burning comedy, updated every week by a crack team of writers.
Thu 13th, Fri 14th, Sat 15th September
A selection of shorts written by some award-winning playwrights from the UK and the US. Shorts embracing the power of love, as well as some of our darkest feelings and actions all with a lightness of touch. All shorts directed by different emerging directors in the London landscape. Expect to laugh, expect to be entertained and expect to be thrilled.
Anna Nicholson: Woman of the Year
12th October 7.30pm
Meet the five nominees for this year’s Woman of the Year award. From a hero\-seeking teenager, to an it\-girl vlogger giving the ‘best’ advice, to a bra\-saleswoman stirring up the next generation. Who will be crowned the winner? Anna Nicholson’s debut character comedy show was developed with BBC’s James Cary (Miranda, Bluestone 42)
17 October 7.30pm
“TWO FANTASTIC COMEDIC TALENTS THAT SHOULD BE ON EVERYONE’S RADAR” (Broadway Baby) Susannah’s doing Strictly. Cher’s doing Mamma Mia 2. MOTHER’s doing the Canal Cafe Theatre. (Again). Jack Mosedale and Laura Curnick are MOTHER and they have returned from Edinburgh. The hangover has worn off but the jokes haven’t worn thin.
Following James Hurn’s sell-out tour of 2017, he is back by popular demand with his stunning one-man, many voices, show, celebrating over 60 years of Hancock’s Half Hour. James will be performing a brand-new programme including one lost episode of Hancock’s Half Hour, and one episodes he has written himself in the same style as Ray Galton and Alan Simpson, with James voicing the entire cast. The new show is performed in the style of a radio performance in front of a live audience, bringing to life the classic days of radio comedy. Don’t miss it!
8/9 November 7.30pm
Wags are so last season. This year it’s all about Dwags. Meet the Beckhams and the Rooneys of the Darts world in this hilarious no-holds-barred expose of this passionate, competitive and dramatic world, where what matters more than anything is finishing on a double! "The best character comedy I've seen, Victoria Wood and League of Gentlemen couldn't do better" The Independent, **** Daily Mail, **** Metro, **** The Times
21-24 November 7pm
There is a specific Hour which is unknown to man. It is an Hour as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and darkness, between reality and illusion. This is the Hour of imagination. It is the time that we call the Twilight Hour... A show inspired by The Twilight Zone.
Following a fantastic run at the Edinburgh Festival, comedian and junior doctor Ed Patrick opens the doors to his Comedians’ Surgery in it’s new home at the Canal Cafe Theatre. In a unique show where comedians talk about health, expect frank tales, experiences, and guests who had to book an appointment six months ago. Previous guests include Joe Lycett, James Acaster, Angela Barnes, Andy Hamilton, Katy Wix, Phil Wang, Tez Ilyas and more. Check online for upcoming guests.
Monthly - tba
Spend an evening with the greatest (and funniest) rhetorical minds in the UK debating all of today's most important topics, such as: Sitting v. Standing The Future v. The Past This is a Trap v. This is Not a Trap and so many more. At It's Debatable! pairs of comedians are given topics at the beginning of the show, they then have two minutes each to present their arguments, one minute each for rebuttal and then you decide who wins!
The picnic hamper’s packed, so cast yourself back to the 1940s when you could delight in lashings of ginger beer, a mouth full of tongue sandwich or get your lips round a nice spotted dick! In this riotous improvised spoof of the nation's most beloved author, the all-star cast spin an entirely new adventure for grown-ups using audience suggestions and inspiration from the Blyton classics! ‘A wonderful time...I can’t possibly decide what my favourite part was.’ -World OF Blyton
There's a specific Hour which is unknown to man. It's an Hour as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and darkness, between reality and illusion. This is the hour of imagination. It is the time that we call The Twilight Hour. Come and watch a selection of short plays written by some award-winning playwrights from the UK and the US. Expect to laugh, expect to be surprised and expect to be entertained!