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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Dear Home Office
Phosphoros Theatre bring 'Dear Home Office' to London after an acclaimed run at the Edinburgh Fringe. Eight young refugees tell their story, in a fresh insight into the realities of the current crisis.Drama Until Friday October 28 2016Read more
Cambridge-based comedy writer-performer duo Charlie and Sam, otherwise known as The Good News, perform a fast-paced narrative sketch show celebrating the life of a mysterious third friend.Sketch shows Thursday October 27 2016Read more
Jimmy's a confused sixteen year old struggling with his sexual orientation in an obscure seaside town. Then Morrissey comes to London... James McDermott's new play is staged by Velvet Trumpet.Contemporary theatre Monday October 31 2016 - Sunday November 6 2016Read more
A showcase for established acts to test out new material.Monday November 7 2016 - Monday December 5 2016Read more
The exploits of one of literature's most compelling villains presented by LAMDA's 2017 graduating actors and technical theatre students.Tuesday November 22 2016 - Thursday December 1 2016Read more
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This venue gives a platform for New talent, actors,comedians and other performers. An intimate and welcoming space, audiences always feel comfortable here.
Its always a pleasure to go to the pleasance, with such a fun and relaxed vibes... and that's before you even step into a show! With great programming, its a fantastic hidden gem that I couldn't recommend higher!
Great shows, great atmosphere and all at affordable theatre prices. The bar manager Dan is a great host and can really add to the night out.