DECEMBER 2018 - FEBRUARY 2019
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.
Top Pick of Christmas shows
5 - 29 December 7.30pm
Expect ‘ball’ gags aplenty with this saucy twist on a classic tale. Ella swipes right and goes on a date with her ‘Prince’... Roger.... to Nando’s. Oh and move over Fairy Godmother... the rapping Fairy Matchmaker is here and she’s bringing an aubergine along for the ride!
‘A cracked bauble amid the Christmas glitter’ - The Stage (Beans, 2017)
'A marvellous adult panto that is both charming and wonderfully risqué - Boyz Magazine (Beans, 2017)
'Makes you wish it could be Panto every day.' - London Pub Theatres (Beans, 2017)
The clock is ticking.. book your tickets to this proper modern, proper London and proper Ballsy panto today!
A compelling autobiographical tale from “naturally hilarious” (A Younger Theatre) Connie Wookey, who covers waitressing, visas, working in the US, and an overarching true story of a fateful trip to a funeral on a doomed plane.
Mon 21st, Mon 28th January, 4 & 11 February
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)
Fri 25th January 7.30pm
3 Years, 1 Week and a Lemon Drizzle pieces together Alexandra and Kate Donnachie's sometimes heartbreaking but often hilarious memories of growing up together and managing their close bond when older sister, Alexandra, developed a severe eating disorder.
Thu 7th, Fri 8th, Sat 9th, Sun 10th February 7.30pm
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!