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NEW SEASON

 

NEWSREVUE

Thursday to Saturday 9.30pm, Sunday 9pm every week

 

 

The world's longest running live comedy show!

 

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.

 

 

 

The Playwrights Suite

Every Month

30th September, 21 October, 4 November, 18 November,

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Tea and Good Intentions

26 and 27 September

 

Tea and Good Intentions is a very British comedy about a Syrian refugee who comes to England and the excitement of the middle-aged ladies in a very sheltered village who play host to him. Hilarity and heartbreak ensues as this unlikely pair start to mean far more to each other than they intended.

 

“A hilarious study in competitive niceness… All the components are in place for a classic comedy” - London Pub Theatres

 

“ The effect is superb political satire” - London Pub Theatres

 

“Touches upon the incendiary politics of the present day” - London Theatre 1

 

 

 

 

William Blake: Letters From Paradise

Thu 28th, Fri 29th, Sat 30th September

 

Poet, Painter, Visionary, National Treasure – William Blake’s mystical paintings and engravings enchant and inspire. But what of his writings? So little of his vast treasure of sublime poetry, prose, and humour is known to the public, much less ever heard on stage. Seasoned actor Kenneth Jay uncovers the astonishing theatricality of Blake the wordsmith, a charming and fiery dissenter with a powerful voice that speaks to us across the centuries from a world uncannily close to our own.

 

 

 

 

Regular Features Live

Every Monday 2, 9,16, 23, 30th October

 

An irreverent comedy podcast with a thrilling and half-thought-out novelty twist, Regular Features makes a solemn guarantee to its listeners never to repeat the same feature twice. Each week is a new race to creative rock bottom as four hosts who should know better regale one another with fresh stories of bathroom mishaps, act out their hastily written Doctor Who scripts, quiz one another on the subtle differences between volcanoes and sex offenders, or simply abuse deserving strangers over the internet. Like a bin rolling down a hill, Regular Features Live is unpredictable rubbish, a maddening grab bag of prepared scripts, rehearsed comedy, improvised storytelling and interactive quizzing, which is all polite way of saying we've no idea what we’ll be actually doing on the night. So why not join us and find out? It’ll probably be alright.

 

 

 

Psychopomp

Fri 20th, Sat 21st, Fri 27th, Sat 28th October

 

America. Present day. A son wrestles with his father in order to establish his identity in a country, once promising, now slipping dangerously out of their grip.

 

The Canal Cafe Theatre and Russell Lucas present the third and final play in our American Season with a newly commissioned piece by New York playwright Roger Benington.

 

From the author:

 

"I wish I could tell you my play were about a punk band called Pyschopomp. It's not. The psychopomp was a guide who ushered the dead into the underworld. My play is about the America taking shape around me today and as such, I'd very much like to send the worst of it off in a barge down the River Styx." - Roger Benington

 

Runtime: 75 mins

14+

Profile of Canal Cafe Theatre

CANAL CAFÉ THEATRE

above Bridge House Pub

Delamere Terrace,

Little Venice,

London W2 6ND

 

Box Office: Click here or click on image/title below

 

Twitter:  @CanalCafe

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