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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
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...
'Swag' – a short, silent comedy film written by and starring David Elms – gets its first official screening here tonight. Plus there's live comedy from an impressive line-up: triple Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Josie Long, sharp gag writer...
Solo shows, Musical comedy
Talented musical comic Vikki Stone brings her brand new solo show 'Instrumental' to the Pleasance following an acclaimed run at the Edinburgh Fringe. For the show, she's blagged, bought and borrowed 20 different instruments – including a piano, flute,...
Theatre company Forest Forge stage a world premiere of a new play by Kaite O'Reilly which is a retelling of an ancient Welsh story. 'Woman of the Flowers' is about Rose, who is a farmer's wife in the remote countryside whose curiosity about the world...