Leicester Square Theatre
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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
Edinburgh Fringe preview
Work-in-progress material from this New York comic.
Stand-up, Musical comedy, Work-in-progress
Musical comic Abi Roberts workshops new material in 'Twerk in Progress'.
Kids' theatre, Drama, West End
This madcap adaptation brings Claire Freedman and Ben Cort's bestselling children's book to the stage for the first time. This production opened briefly at the Rose Theatre in Kingston last year, and makes its West End debut here. Adam Bampton-Smith adapts...
Character comedy, Edinburgh Fringe preview
Character comic Anna Morris follow-ups up her 2012 solo show with 'Would Like to Thank…', which she's previewing here ahead of this year's Edinburgh Fringe.
Well, he said he was quitting stand-up, for a while at least, but surreal comedy master Bill Bailey's obviously had second thoughts, adding a bunch of work-in-progress shows at the Leicester Square Theatre. A rare chance to see one of this country's finest...
Sketch shows, Edinburgh Fringe preview
Sketch duo Croft and Pearce preview their latest bunch of skits ahead of this year's Edinburgh Fringe.
Edinburgh Fringe preview
Sooz Kempner previews her Edinburgh Fringe show.
Big-name talent, Stand-up
Think you need alcohol to have a good time at a comedy club? Think again. This benefit gig in aid of Alcohol Concern features a mightily impressive line-up of stand-up stars, plus a raffle and a dry bar. Rob Thomas is MC, introducing iconoclastic comedy...
West End, Drama
Forget the Beatles, what about the man behind Britain's most successful pop group? Troubled manager Brian Epstein is the subject of this two hander which looks back upon his life from his RADA days, to what happened as he managed the fab four, right through...
- Critics' choice
This cult American showcase of odd and hysterical undiscovered videos is a hoot. Hosts Nick Prueher and Joe Pickett (whose credits include The Onion and 'The Late Show with David Letterman') introduce clips from their 20-year-old collection of VHS videos...