Wednesday 22nd November

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Foil, Arms & Hog, Ducks © Stephen Gallagher

Foil, Arms and Hog at Udderbelly Festival, 16 June

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Next Thursday, comedy sketch trio Foil, Arms and Hog perform their second of three dates at Udderbelly Festival on the South Bank.  The Irish comedians have a cult following, gathering hundreds of thousands of hits for the entertaining videos they post on YouTube every Thursday.  

After meeting eight years ago at university, they’ve been around the Irish comedy scene for a while, earned rave reviews for their Edinburgh shows and are now looking to break the UK.  

Cora Robertson went to their last show at Udderbelly Festival in April to see what the boys have to offer and reported back for What’s On London.

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Face to Face

Voices from the Edge – a Festival of Solo Theatre

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The third Face to Face Festival of Solo Theatre “Voices from the Edge” is coming to LOST Theatre, featuring 45 solo performances over six evenings this October. Last night was the festival’s launch; six varied and enticing exerts from six talented performers, which had the audience eagerly participating from the start. Covering topics from baking and cheer leading through to the imperfect and the Doctor himself, both the content and the tone of the performances promises to be richly varied.

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temple church london

Romeo and Juliet, Performed in the Ancient Temple Church

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Temple Church’s looming pillars form the corners of the stage, while dim light outside illuminates the stain-glass windows. In the shadows cast by the venue’s substantial architecture, Antic Disposition’s cast nimbly circumnavigates the audience to appear on stage. The actors emerge from the shadows into Tom Boucher’s blood red floodlights, establishing the intent to make the tragedy tangible from the word go.

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Neon Jungle
(L-R) Amira, Asami, Jess and Shereen

“London are a very honest crowd!” – Neon Jungle at Wireless Festival, Finsbury Park

4th – 6th July saw some of the best acts in music take to three stages across Finsbury Park, for 2014’s Wireless Festival. I was lucky enough to catch up with Neon Jungle’s Asami after their Sunday performance to talk Wireless, album promoting and Victoria’s Secret.

“We were really nervous before the Wireless set, I mean, London are a very honest crowd,” laughs Asami, “but it was great, the energy was amazing and it was a lot of fun.”

The girls performed at Wireless Festival and T in the Park over the last couple of weeks, to crowds of up to 85,000. “The festivals are amazing because no one can sit down, so you can really feel the crowd’s energy, I mean the arenas are great too, the fans at the arena gigs are incredible.”

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Shannon meets Demi at KOKO London
Shannon meets Demi at KOKO London

When Shannon met Demi – Demi Lovato at G-A-Y and KOKO

Watching Frozen in a nightclub was pretty surreal, I mean it’s hard to comprehend any Disney when you’ve had several jager bombs. Heaven was preparing its guests for the 1.30am arrival of Demi Lovato. When she finally arrived, the Camp Rock star was introduced by Jeremy Joseph and came on to her belting track Heart Attack. I got the impression throughout the night that not many of the crowd knew who she was, but that didn’t stop them from enjoying the six song set of her most well-know hits, Neon Lights, Really Don’t Care, Skyscraper, Made In The USA and of course, Let It Go. Demi worked the crowd with ease, and seemed as though she enjoyed her own performance, which is important to project on an audience who don’t necessarily know who’s on the stage.

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Jason Durr as Poirot
Jason Durr as Poirot

Hercule Poirot in Black Coffee at Fairfield Halls

A stimulating exhibition of detective cunning saw the marvelous Hercule Poirot return to the London Stage. Following David Suchet’s retirement from the televised version in 2013, after nearly 25 years on the job, the mammoth task of filling the detective’s smart brogues falls to Jason Durr; best known for his portrayal of Mike Bradley in the police drama Heartbeat.

A performance that upheld this rich theatrical tradition and charmed Tuesday’s audience came from Jason Durr’s fantastically expressive eyebrows. When employed along with pensively joined fingertips and a neater than neat three piece suit that looked as if it were drawn with a ruler, the charismatic little Belgian was brought to life with more than a little joie de vivre.

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Jellicle Songs for Jellicle Cats
Jellicle Songs for Jellicle Cats

CATS at New Wimbledon Theatre

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats has been in theatres all over the world since its New London Theatre debut in 1981. For over thirty years, the musical has performed to thousands of audiences of all ages, returning for a UK National Tour this year. The story tells of a group of Jellicle Cats, felines who meet once a year to select one of their tribe to be reborn. The chosen cat will come back to a different life before the sun rises. Throughout the musical, the cats introduce themselves and each tell their own story.

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Miranda Hart

Miranda Hart: My, What I Call Live Show review

Last Wednesday, Miranda Hart returned to the stage to deliver her first stand-up comedy show in eight years. Opening the forty-three date tour in London’s O2 arena, to a sell-out crowd at that, Miranda took to the stage with a powerful presence and some old-school comedy.

Hart explains to the crowd that the show is their very own ‘cocoon o’ fun’, and as an audience member, you do feel a certain connection with her throughout, that you may not at a plain old stand-up comedy gig. Her stories more often than not end in embarrassment, which is something I personally can relate to, as I’m sure many of the (women especially) audience do too. The karaoke/dance inserts motivated the audience throughout, and attain their enthusiasm levels to match the performers. Hart’s conversational techniques make it feel as though she is talking to you one-on-one at times, which is a good thing in such a huge arena.

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