Having innovated in an very unusual space - and picked up some great reviews - with Henry V, Theatre Delicatessen are back with some one-off shows & Edinburgh previews in their space in Marylebone High Street. Where there are two shows a night, and you can see shows individually, or 2 for £10.
"The Josh Neicho Show by Josh Neicho - Mon 16th July 7.30pm | £7 | Ages 12+
First taste of spoken word/variety show playing at the Fiddlers Elbow in August with poetry from Hammer & Tongue slam winner and Evening Standard journalist Josh Neicho ("a homage...to well-turned posse, The Oubliette" - Camden New Journal), music from one of five talented guest singer-songwriters. Delight your ears and open your mind.
Cat Flap of Opportunity by Simon South - Mon 16th July 9.15pm | £7 | Ages 16+
Simon South, Magician and International Performer (well, England to Scotland and back again) Brings his amazing and critically acclaimed One Man Show to the Marylebone Gardens REVIVAL Festival!
Cat Brogan’s Poetry Olympics by Cat Brogan - Tues 17th July 7.30pm | £8 | Ages 16+
July 2012 is not all about running and jumping, join the word games instead as the Poetry Olympics takes over Theatre Delicatessen. Hosted by BBC Edinburgh Poetry Slam Champion Catherine Brogan, Poets from across the world will be put through their paces. Over three rounds top class tongue talent will battle it out to win Gold, Silver and Bronze in the Poetry Olympics. Using the same dodgy nationality rules which helped Ireland get a place in the World Cup, if you have a grandparent from the country you can represent it. We have high profile poets including Bridget Minamore representing Ghana, Ingrid Andrew - Australia, Ben Mellor (BBC R4 Poetry Slam Champion) - Trinidad and Sabrina Mahfouz has not yet declared if she'll represent Guyana, Denmark, Egypt or Wales...
EastEnd Cabaret & Joe Black Double Feature - Wed 18th – Fri 20th July 7.30pm | £8 | Ages 18+
When "the king of cabaret noir" (Metro) Mister Joe Black is paired with award-winning double act and "queens of musical smut" (Time Out) EastEnd Cabaret, nothing - not your drink, your person, nor any shred of moral or decency you may possess - is safe.Three of the most infamously gin-soaked reprobates to escape from the cabaret underworld will be previewing their brand new shows prior to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Hot by Damsel Sophie - Sat 21st July 7.30pm | £7 | Ages 16+
HOT is a comedy cabaret that explores self-love gone mad. Inspired by the Narcissist myth, Damsel Sophie comes to terms with life after winning the coveted Best Cabaret Award at Adelaide Fringe. With genre-bending story punctuating songs from artists like Sia, Paloma Faith and Muse, Damsel shows off her vocals and gives the audience a packed hour of song, physical theatre, dance, self-deprecating humour, poignant moments and storytelling.
The Hedgehog Dilemma by Felicity Ward - Sat 21st July 9.15pm | £7 | Ages 16+
What is the Hedgehog Dilemma? Trying to wear tiny jackets over your spikes, or every time that you get close to somebody, you might get hurt? After discovering this analogy for human intimacy, Felicity pondered, “What kind of hedgehog am I?” ...and then she wrote this show. A hilarious, raw and heartfelt exploration into an autobiographical tale you wish was made up.
Vaudeville Schmuck by Mat Ricardo - Mon 23rd & Tues 24th July 7.30pm | £7 | Ages 16+
In Vaudeville Schmuck, Herald Angel and Cabaret Award winner Mat Ricardo examines the history of his artform, his place in the family tree of variety performers, and how he inherited the vaudeville DNA that makes him.
Magicana by Rob James - Mon 23rd & Tues 24th July 9.15pm | £7 | Ages 16+
A retro-modern magic show. Elegant sleight of hand, baffling magical apparatus and inexplicable illusions presented with humour and flair. See the original version of the beautiful Marvellous Orange Tree as romanticised in the film The Illusionist.
Fresh, Live & Dead by The Improsarios - Thurs 26th July 7.30pm | £7 | Ages 16+
This highly-skilled company of actors will create a brand new horror play in one night. Now one of London's top improvised theatre companies, they have performed at venues across the UK, including The Lyric Studio in Hammersmith, The Old Vic Tunnels, and Theatre503.
As Ye Sow by Theatre of the Damned - Thurs 26th July 9.15pm | £7 | Ages 16+
Clifford (Jeffrey Mayhew) moulders away in a home for the elderly, with visits from his daughter (Scarlet Sweeney) his only point of contact with the outside world. The television is on the blink, the staff are interfering and his favourite son is too busy to call. When his daughter announces her plans to sell off part of the family farm, dangerous memories are ploughed up, tormenting Clifford with a secret he had hoped was long buried in the past...
Pro. George Warren | Dir. Tom Richards
Triple Bill - Sat 28th July 7.30pm | £8 | Ages 12+ Three of the smartest, funniest and downright silliest comedians in London preview their 2012 Edinburgh Fringe shows.
Helen Arney: Voice of an Angle
Le Geek, c’est chic! Comedy songstress and Festival of the Spoken Nerd-ette returns to the Fringe with her new show of science, songs and silliness.
Mae Martin: Mae Day
Canadian Mae Martin mines her neurotic visions of the impending apocalypse - but this show is not a downer. She promises.
And with Alison Thea-Skot: Miss Adventures
2011's Funny's Funny and 2010 Funny Women finalist returns with another 'delightfully batty' (List) character comedy show. From the team behind The Human Tuning Fork, the Telegraph's Best of the Fringe 2011."
When - 16th July - 28th July
Where - 35 Marylebone High St. London W1U 4AA
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