Hen and Chickens Theatre
Time Out says
Posted: Wed Jun 20 2012
This dinky, black box theatre (seating only 54) above a cosy Victorian corner pub in Islington is well known as the place to see great solo comedy shows, especially those warming up for a tour. Acts have included the likes of Jimmy Carr, Frankie Boyle and Rhona Cameron.
Hen and Chickens Theatre 109 St Paul's Rd
What's on at Hen and Chickens Theatre
Solo shows, Character comedy
London-based actor-comedian Charles Booth recently trained at the Second City improv school in Toronto (that’s where Mike Myers and John Candy kickstarted their careers). Booth’s a deft performer and totally inhabits each of his creations. The script...
Character comedy, Solo shows
Historian and philanthropist Henry von Stifle – the character creation of Paul Dance – brings his solo show to London, in which he aims to make the audience '8.7 percent more intelligent'.
Sketch shows, Stand-up
This comedy double-act bring their mix of stand-up and sketch to the Hen and Chickens.
Aussie comic and former soap-opera star Mark Little returns to the capital for three nights of humour and 'avant-garde agit-prop'. Expect music, comedy, poetry, theatre, prizes and plenty of Neighbours-related heckles.
Three short dark comedies from Every TB&C about competitive youth leaders, dark village secrets and deceit in the 1950s.
Stand-up, Solo shows
Cheeky Irish comic Rory O'Hanlon brings his solo, story-driven stand-up show to London, following a run at the Edinburgh Fringe.
Stand-up, Solo shows
Confident, reliably funny stand-up from Stuart Laws, who tackles helium, gibbons, Billy Joel and theme park rides in his latest solo show.
To be honest, we're not quite sure what this comedy show, from the creators of music hall-style duo Bob & Jim, will actually involve. It's being billed as 'a new free form concept event'.
Two same sex comedies, the first adapted from Chekhov's play, the second a new piece from Tilly Lunken.
Solo shows, Storytelling
Tom Neenan – one half of acclaimed sketch duo The Gentlemen of Leisure – brings his lovingly written ghost story to the Hen and Chickens, following a run at the Edinburgh Fringe. Neenan plays Leopold Clarke, who narrates the tale of a spooky trip to the...