Week 8: 19th – 25th Feb. Mixed bag edition.

The Divine Comedy at the Palladium… twice You all know this anyway, but Neil Hannon is just an extraordinary songwriter. First, he absolutely one of the wisest writers – working in any genre or medium – that I know of. Tracks like Songs of Love and Love What You Do aren’t just great songs, they’re songs… Continue reading Week 8: 19th – 25th Feb. Mixed bag edition.

Max and Ivan’s The Reunion: Comedy Blap

I’ve had the pleasure of seeing loads of wonderful shows at the Fringe over the past 10 (!) years, but some do stick out as being particularly special. Claudia O’Doherty’s Monsters of the Deep springs to mind, as do Pappy’s Last Show Ever, Tony Law’s Maximum Nonsense, John-Luke Roberts’ Stnad-Up…  And then there’s Max & Ivan, who seem to produce… Continue reading Max and Ivan’s The Reunion: Comedy Blap

Week 3: 15th – 21st Jan. Comedy edition.

Mr Swallow: Houdini at Soho Theatre Whether he’s warily trying a banana for the first time, or pointing out just how many gifts are involved in the 12 Days of Christmas (who has space for 22 calling doves, let alone 40 maids a-milking and, presumably, their many cows?) every encounter with Nick Mohammed’s Mr Swallow… Continue reading Week 3: 15th – 21st Jan. Comedy edition.