COMEDY: GIG OF THE WEEK: Boothby Graffoe Tue
Saturday 24 April 1999
The Talk of London, New London Theatre, London WC2 (0171-771 2000) Tue
THE BEST OF THE REST
The Year of the Clown continues with the appearance of Derevo at the Hackney Empire, a venue with a long history in the field, having played host in the past to Charlie Chaplin, WC Fields and Laurel and Hardy. This cultish troupe of clowns, who have performed to acclaim at the Edinburgh Festival and the London International Mime Festival, return with their precisely choreographed show, Once.
Hackney Empire, London E8 (0181-985 2424) Tue to 9 May
Nestor and Gee
Eddie Nestor and Robbie Gee have appeared in things as varied as Dempsey and Makepeace and Desmond's. These two strong performers were also prime movers behind BBC2's black sketch show, The Real McCoy, and Airport on Radio 4. They now join forces to introduce a bill featuring the winner of the 1998 Comedy Store National Hooch Award, Jocelyn Jee, Toju and Maria Wolf.
The Tabernacle, London W11 (0171-565 7800) Fri
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 President of Argentina adopts Jewish godson to 'stop him turning into a werewolf'
- 2 Doctors remove 80 teeth from boy's jaw
- 3 The 'Black Museum': After 150 years, public set to see exhibits from police’s grisly crime museum
- 4 Stoke-on-Trent becomes first British city to be classified as 'disaster resilient' by the United Nations
- 5 Sir Winston Churchill’s family begged him not to convert to Islam, letter reveals
Peter Lik: The self-proclaimed 'fine-art photographer' whose work sells for millions
Exodus: Gods and Kings banned in the UAE for 'religious mistakes'
Game of Thrones is most-pirated TV show of 2014
Doctor Who and the BBC 'promoting a gay agenda', viewers complain
Idris Elba responds to James Bond rumours on Twitter
Millions of Britons struggling to feed themselves and facing malnourishment
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Ukip member gets into Christmas spirit with Union Flag plea to Santa 'for our country back'
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Nigel Farage: Ukip leader named 'Briton of the year' by The Times
Immigrants make UK racist, says Ukip councillor Trevor Shonk