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
Character comedy, Work-in-progress
New material from surreal character comic Beth Vyse and gutsy performer Luke McQueen.
Stand-up, Character comedy, Work-in-progress
New jokes and ideas from mad character act Beth Vyse and optimistic worrier Pat Cahill.
Stand-up, Sketch shows, Character comedy
The Pleasance's monthly new material/work-in-progress night features a mix of superb stand-ups, sketch troupes and character comics. Check the dates for the full line-ups.
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.
Stand-up, Special guest
Understated stand-up Mark Watson retired from doing these ridiculously long marathon shows a few years ago, after completing multiple 24-hour gigs and even a 36-hour extravaganza. But when Comic Relief asks you to stage another, you don't say no. So Watson...
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...