Pleasance Islington to Present FASCINATING AIDA, BEASTS & More this Autumn
The Pleasance Theatre Islington has been one of the most exciting Fringe theatres in London since it opened in 1995, they are now excited to present their Autumn show listing.
Adam Kay and Enemies
Pleasance London » Friday 27th September, 19:30
Amateur Transplants frontman Adam Kay is delighted to bring his brand new monthly residency to The Pleasance. Alongside his uniquely depraved pop music re-imaginings, Adam is joined on stage by special guests he doesn't particularly get on with, but are funnier than him. He'll probably do the London Underground Song.
Fascinating Aida - Brand New Show Previews
Pleasance London » Saturday 28th - Sunday 29th September, 15:00 & 19:30
Prior to their national tour, Fascinating Aida will be giving three, exclusive, preview performances of their BRAND NEW SHOW: Charm Offensive.
Following a sold-out 2012 tour, three Olivier Award nominations and over 10 million YouTube hits for Cheap Flights (their infamous anthem to budget air travel), Dillie Keane, Adele Anderson and Liza Pulman celebrate 30 years of Fascinating Aïda with a brand new show.
Expect topical new songs hot off the press, plus some outrageous old favourites, as Fascinating Aïda continue to grow old disgracefully!
Hennessy & Friends' Sketchy Nights
Pleasance London » Monday 30th September, 20:00
Ooh! It's a brand spanking new comedy night hosted by 'Hennessy & Friends'! Featuring the hottest sketch and character comedy acts around, line-up includes: McNeil & Pamphilon, Jessie Cave, Four Screws Loose, That Pair, Joseph Morpurgo plus sketchy stuff from Hennessy & Friends.
Pleasance London » Tuesday 1st - Wednesday 2nd October, 20:00
Immerse yourself in a world of shadowy secrets, mystical dynasties and political intrigue. Or come to this sketch show.
Critically acclaimed and impeccably dressed, BEASTS return to London with two special performances of their sell-out Edinburgh show.
David Elms and Adam Hess
Pleasance London » Thursday 10th & Friday 11th October, 19:45
An hour of stand-up split between two uniquely talented newcomers. Adam Hess (Chortle Best Newcomer nominee 2013, Chortle Student Champion 2011) provides the energetic one-liners and stories that he has become known for on the circuit. Musical comedian David Elms (Chortle finalist 2012) balances out the hour with calm, intelligent whimsy (as seen on BBC 3).
North North North
Pleasance London » Friday 11th - Sunday 13th October, 17:00 & 19:30
In 1897 three Swedish adventurers headed for the North Pole in a hydrogen filled balloon. Their aim was to explore new lands, to map the undiscovered Arctic and to plant the flag of Sweden at the pole. At 2:30pm on the 11th July they cut the anchor lines and floated up into the cold arctic air. They were never seen alive again...
Using an international cast, storytelling, physical theatre and live music, award winning New International Encounter invite you to join them for an exhilarating journey into one of the worlds last great wilderness areas. A journey full of hope and daring do, of frostbite and patriotic songs. A dream and a nightmare of the great white north.
Suspense Festival - The Puppet Monologues - Work in Progress
Pleasance London » Thursday 24th - Friday 25th October, 20:30
Presented by Blind Summit.
How did a puppet scientist become a celebrity with his own catch-phrase? What was the role of puppets in the banking crisis? How are puppets helping to solve global warming? Blind Summit are currently spending time with their puppet characters listening to their memoirs.
Featuring their trademark "extreme puppetry", Blind Summit will perform the first of the monologues from a collection currently in development.
Suspense Festival - Blue
Pleasance London » Friday 25th - Tuesday 29th October, 18:30, 20:00 & 21:30
Presented by Touched Theatre.