Must See: Nine Lessons and Carols for Godless People, Bloomsbury Theatre, London WC1
Robin Ince's unstoppable seasonal mirth machine returns
Saturday 15 December 2012
Glad tidings, great joy and all the rest of it at the Bloomsbury – but it's probably fair to say that you can forget all that stuff about donkeys and virgin births, as Robin Ince and a crack troupe of comedians, scientists, thinkers and musicians come to spread the Good News about a rationalist Christmas.
Not that there's a whole lot of God-bashing afoot (unlike some of the rather smug goings-on on the circuit of late, so Amen to that); instead, like a be-jumpered family fighting over the remote control, a packed bill jostle to espouse new ideas and have a blinking good laugh.
Among the comics lining up – most for more than one of the nights – are Josie Long, sparring partners Stewart Lee and Richard Herring, Isy Suttie, pop-cabaret sorts Frisky and Mannish, Tony Law and Chris Addison.
And for those of an early-Nineties indie vintage, there's the added bonus of Nine Carols stalwart Jim Bob from Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine. Rejoice!
(020 7388 8822; thebloomsbury.com) to 23 Dec
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