Comedy and comics
Theatre that is purely comedic and which shows the comic talents of individual comedians and comedic companies. The style supports the overturning of pompous, self-appointed authorities and individuals who are largely unaware of their folly.
Mario Pirovano’s welcomes the audience to his one-man performance of Francis, the Holy Jester as a politician on the hustings. Launching the show with the promise of overturning centuries of misconceptions, he springs into the story of Francis, emphasizing that the real stories of the thirteenth century Italian saint are uniquely wonderful because they show how it is Francis the ‘holy fool’ who realises his life as friend of the poor, champion of the persecuted and heroic worker for peace and justice.
The phenomenon which is Miranda Sings at Leicester Square is the only show in the vicinity originating from being a YouTube sensation. Colleen Ballinger is a comic genius for creating the world of Miranda, the "relly tallented" star of the bite-size screen.
As an unknown theatre historian who had come to London to re-think her own place in teaching, researching and creating theatre, I am excited at the prospect of seeing the 2009 production of Waiting For Godot. The £47 I spend on the tickets is the most I’ve ever spent on tickets. I read the reviews and seeing the favourable reactions, I conclude that it must be a monumental interpretation of a most challenging play. I so set off to see how four notable performers deal with the central problem which the play presents for actors of not acting, of doing nothing but wait.