Time Out says
Posted: Thu Jan 31 2013
Intrinsically linked to Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Pleasance has an outpost in Islington as well as a home in Edinburgh come August's Fringe fest. While its Edinburgh venues (26 in total) come alive during the summer, the Islington Pleasance plugs away all year round turning out new productions and hosting hot comic talent. Graham Norton, Al Murray, Harry Enfield, Bill Bailey and Harry Hill have all made regular appearances here while comic wannabes are often found trying out new material before heading up north. Theatre productions tend toward the innovative and socially pertinent with mixed results.
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What's on at Pleasance Theatre
Charles Dickens's classic Christmas tale of old Scrooge, Tiny Tim and bah humbugs is given a slapstick twist by Let Them Call It Mischief in their festive show. Seven cast members recreate over 40 characters in a fast-paced retelling. Ages 8-plus.
Ever had a text about PPI or your work-related injury? Or from a Nigerian prince? James Veitch is the comedian who replies to them. He's workshopping new material here at the Pleasance.
Solo shows, Impressionists
Impressive impressionist Jess Robinson – as seen on 'Dead Ringers' – received rave reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe for her solo show. Robinson moves from Liza Minnelli to Jessie J to Bjork with effortless ease, and she might even teach you how to do an...
Solving their own murders are time-travelling Victorian magicians Morgan & West in this hour-long show. They're a very talented pair, speaking in cut-glass British accents to present their spiffingly good tricks. Plus, they managed to baffle Vegas magic...
Fringe, Drama, Kids' theatre, Kids' theatre
A revival production of Katie Mitchell's National Theatre adaptation of Dr Seuss's 'The Cat In The Hat' arrives at the Pleasance in time for Christmas. Based on the madcap evocative children's books, the show follows Sally and her brother who meet a mischievous...