Leicester Square Theatre
© Steve Ullathorne
Time Out says
Posted: Thu Feb 7 2013
Formerly known as The Venue, Leicester Square Theatre gave the beery, dank space something of a facelift in 2008 and opened with a bill of comedy, cabaret and theatre that included Joan Rivers, burlesque star Polly Rae and an experimental take on Oscar Wilde's 'Dorian Gray'. Its diddy basement bar is one of the most intimate places to catch a comic or cabaret turn in town.
What's on at Leicester Square Theatre
Stand-up, Solo shows, Big-name talent
Entertaining oddball and self-styled German comedy ambassador Wehn presents another hour (or so) of meticulously planned jolliness. Wehn's lived in Britain for more than a decade now. He's still a bit confused by our country, but that hasn't stopped us...
Stand-up, Character comedy, Work-in-progress
Brilliantly mad character comic Holly Burn – star of ITV's 'Bad Bridesmaid' – is back at the Leciester Square Theatre with a new work-in-progress season. She's always stupidly funny.
Stand-up, Solo shows, Magic
Bile-spitting master magician, comedy genius and raging psychopath Jerry Sadowitz gives 'offensive' a whole new meaning. For this limited run at the Leicester Square Theatre, he's showing off his card magic skills rather than his enraged stand-up, performing...
Stand-up, Solo shows
Brooklyn-born honorary Brit Lewis Schaffer (he's lived in the UK for 14 years now) continues his residency at the Leicester Square Theatre, performing his dry, ultra-loose stand-up show in the West End most weeks. We like to think of Schaffer as a professional...
Stand-up, Musical comedy
This classy stand-up show has a loose, slightly unusual format: all the comics are sat on stage throughout the gig, standing-up to perform their, well, stand-up, backed by swing music. It's all laidback, cheesey, joyful fun and has a wonderfully friendly...
West End, Cabaret, Experimental theatre, Drama, Mime
- Rating: 3/5
Self-styled ‘technodelic’ performers Siro-A are the Blue Man Group for the meme age. Blending physical comedy with easy-going electronic beats and eye-watering computer-aided visuals, they offer a crowd-pleasing but rather empty hour of animated lunacy.This...
Fringe, Comedy, Cabaret, LGBT
The Leicester Square Theatre cheerfully steps up to lower the tone (even more) for London Christmas shows with this adult panto. When Evil Mangelina (Miss Dusty O) wreaks havoc on Pantoland until a chavtastic ladette Booty arrives with her magical booty...
Stand-up, Solo shows, Big-name talent, Work-in-progress
- Critics' choice
The iconoclast comedian is back with a month-long residency at his regular venue. Lee's sold as many tickets at the Leicester Square Theatre to fill the O2 arena for multiple nights. 'A Room With a Stew' sees the influential comic testing ideas for the...
Off-West End, Kids' theatre, Kids' theatre
Scamp Theatre returns with its splendid puppet-driven family adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's popular book. The hapless Stick Man's domestic idyll – living up a tree with his Stick Lady Love and their trio of stick sprogs – is shattered...
Fringe, Cabaret, Drama
A seven strong troupe of performers should make you laugh and gasp in this cabaret variety show filled with bullet catching, dancing horses, tricks, knife throwing - or maybe none of those. Either way Slightly Fat Features should be entertaining.