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Comedy

No need for explanations here, but if you need a laugh then this is the category for you! You’ll find reviews of all the shows that have had us rolling in the aisles on this page.

Her Aching Heart, The Hope Theatre – Review

Credit: Roy Tan

Pros: An abundance of alliteration, insatiable innuendos, lots of laughs and hilarious heroines. Cons: Soft toy abuse and a sometimes frenetic pace. A pub theatre seemed a fitting venue for a raunchy Mills and Boon parody. A slightly sozzled Friday night audience would be the best group to respond to the sexually fraught narrative of Harriet and Molly: two characters who journey through The Throes of Modern Courtship and step out of reality into the pages of the Gothic novel ...

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Vir Das: Live in London, Soho Theatre – Review

Credit: Everything Theatre

Pros: A hilarious, naughty standup routine that will have you laughing until your sides ache Cons: A few of the jokes were lost if you aren’t totally immersed in Indian culture Vir Das is a fully-fledged Bollywood movie star who decided to try his hand at stand up. I’m very glad he did! He  brings a totally different voice to the UK comedy circuit, with his hilarious perspective on growing up in India, studying in America, politics and religion. Vir ...

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Arms And The Man, Watford Palace Theatre – Review

Credit: Richard Lakos

Pros: Some very funny performances Cons: Occasional lulls in energy After Shakespeare, Bernard Shaw (the erstwhile George is discouraged these days) is one of the most frequently produced playwrights in the theatrical canon, and Arms and the Man is a fine example of why his appeal is so enduring. The combination of high intelligence, wit and social awareness can be intoxicating for an audience, and the boldness of his characters is endlessly attractive to actors. In the right hands, Shaw’s ...

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