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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.
CANAL CAFÉ THEATRE presents THE PLAYWRIGHTS SUITE Full length New Plays from International Playwrights. All plays are presented with minimal staging. The audience members are invited to join in a moderated post-reading discussion.
Blue Valentines - Tom Waits reworked
An evening of music and anecdotes paying tribute to the talent and eccentricity of Tom Waits. Tom Waits has produced the most amazing diversity of music: he has composed for music theatre, plays & for films - he is an actor as well as a singer. He describes himself as a poet, jazz singer, & vagrant! In an evening of music and anecdotes, we pay tribute to his talent and eccentricity. Featuring: Steve Lodder on keyboard, Wendy Lanchin vocals, Gerry Hunt on guitar, saxophone & bass and Tamas Teszary on drums & percussion. Arrangements by Steve Lodder
Sonder - "the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own." Sonder is the name of a lesser known emotion. It describes the feeling of being stuck with the notion of someone else's life being as rich, complex and painful as your own. A one-man show looking at human complexity, vulnerability, pain and defiance. A wonky mirror held up to humanity. A brutal, dark, grotesque truth.
In a future world, where men have become an endangered species, surviving Male Specimen No. 26 is displaying some alarming behaviour patterns. He appears to be regressing to 2017, a time when men were still of value to society. Adam’s keeper, Morgan must find a cure before it is too late. Can she retain a purely scientific interest in her work, or will she prove to be as prone to gender stereotypes as the Speci-Man she is studying?
Bumper Blyton - The Improvised Adventure
24 November & 10 December
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
Tracey Collins - Work in Progress
Award winning cabaret comic Tracey Collins (Tina T’urner Tea Lady) invites you to meet a bunch of her new and old cabaret comedy characters. Including Young Whippersnapper, Audrey Heartburn, Barber Streisand and Tina T’urner Tea Lady. Its an occasion! There will be crisps in bowls on every table. Wilma Awards Best Comedy Nominee 2017 'Embodies the spirit of alternative cabaret from the days when the weird and the wonderful dominated the nascent, pre-commercial circuit' - Chortle; A satisfying side splitting combination’ - The Gay UK
29 November - 3 December
It’s May 2015. The Conservatives are devastated to win the General election. How can they deliver on all their Election promises: with no one to blame but themselves. A play with Songs. This is the story of David Cameron’s Legacy from May To MAY.
BEANS by Matthew Floyd Jones
6 - 30 December
Following on the success of last year's Aladdin Me, Canal Cafe Theatre is delighted to present the brand new adult panto: BEANS. Can you guess which panto it is? Oh no it isn’t! Oh, yes it is! You guessed right ladies and gentlemen (no boys and girls allowed), it's Jack and the Beanstalk with a twist, penned by Matthew Floyd Jones aka Mannish - one half of award winning cabaret duo Frisky and Mannish. Join Jackie, her sassy mum Leslie Longjohns, and the rest of their motley crew as they strive to open a hypnotherapy salon for dogs above a Greggs in ye old Kentish Town. But will Giganticus spoil the fun?!