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Richard Herring, Max + Ivan, The Horn Section & More Set for Pleasance London's Edinburgh Preview Season June-July

Pleasance London has announced the line up for its 2012 Edinburgh Preview Season. This year is bigger and better than ever featuring some of the freshest young talent alongside some of the most recognised names in theatre and comedy. Tickets are available from just £5.

Pleasance London is once again delivering the cutting edge in comedy with brand new shows from established comedians Mark Watson and Richard Herring, alongside Russell Kane and Pete Firman off the back of recent television successes.

Sketch newcomers The Pin will be making their hotly tipped Fringe debut this August, while Joe Lycett and Ed Eales-White both reveal their first solo shows.

The double act behind the total sell-out, 2011 Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Award winning The Wrestling – Max and Ivan try out their new show. Chris Ramsey is also back with a new show after his nomination for a 2011 Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Award.

Globally acclaimed The Horne Section, joins the impressive bill as Alex Horne and his troupe of the UK’s finest musicians create a marvellous concoction of jazz-infused comedy.

Pleasance London will also stage an exciting array of new theatre including the highly-anticipated comedy satire Coalition, written by Robert Khan and Tom Salinsky, starring a myriad of talent including: Thom Tuck (Fosters Edinburgh Best Newcomer Award Nominee 2011), Phil Jupitus (Never Mind the Buzzcocks), Jo Caulfield (Have I Got News For You) and Simon Evans (Michael Macintyre’s Comedy Roadshow). Nichola McAuliffe’s new play Maurice’s Jubilee boasts an equally impressive line-up staring SheiLA Reid (Benidorm) and Olivier Award winner Julian Glover and is directed by multiple Fringe First winner Hannah Eidinow.

Following the hugely successful Skittles at last year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe, talented writer and spoken word poet Richard Marsh is back with new play Dirty Great Love Story, an achingly funny on-off love story of good intentions and bad timing. Another company to return to the Pleasance is Paulden Productions, creators of the award-winning sell-out show Fresher! The Musical. They return with a deliciously dark musical comedy revue stripping bare the West End's greatest hits into scandalous parodies, Wild West End.


19th June - Matthew Crosby is Matthew Crosby in Matthew Crosby The Show, 8pm

20th June – Thomas Nelstrop: Great(ish) Hits, 8pm

24th June – Stuart Goldsmith: Prick, 8pm

25th June – Dirty Great Love Story, 7.45pm

26th June – Mark Watson: Live 2012, 8pm

27th June – And Now for a Nice Evening with Wallan, 8pm

28th June – Max and Ivan are... Con Artists, 8pm

1st July – Hal Cruttenden: Tough Luvvie, 8pm

2nd July – The Pin, 8pm

3rd July – Joe Lycett: Some Lycett Hot, 8pm

4th July – Ed Eales-White: Champions, 8pm

5th July – Monkey Toast: The Improvised Chat Show, 8pm

6th July – The Comedy Zone & Naz Osmanoglu, 7.30pm

7th July – Chris Ramsey & Roisin Conaty, 7.30pm

8th July – Gráinne Maguire & Naz Osmanoglu, 7.30pm

9th July – Tom Deacon & WitTank, 7.30pm

10th July – Matt Forde & Tom Deacon, 7.30pm

10th July – The Horne Section, 8pm

11th July – The Horne Section, 8pm

11th July – WitTank & Carl Donnelly, 7.30pm

12th July – Helen Keen & Fran Moulds, 7.30pm

13th July – Jarlath Regan & Iain Stirling, 7.30pm

14th July – Jarlath Regan & Iain Stirling, 7.30pm

15th July – Helen Keen & Richard Herring, 7.30pm

16th July – Carl Donnelly & Russell Kane, 7.30pm

17th July – A Modern Town, 7.30pm

17th July – Jigsaw & Russell Kane, 7.30pm

18th July – Storytellers’ Club, 7.30pm

18th July – Jigsaw & Gareth Richards, 7.30pm

19th July – Gráinne Maguire & Gareth Richards, 7.30pm

20th July – Don Quixote! Don Quixote!, 7.30pm

20th July – Peacock and Gamble & Paul McCaffrey, 7.30pm

21st July – The Sitcom Double Bill, 4pm

21st July – Matt Forde & Peacock & Gamble, 7.30pm

22nd July – The Sitcom Double Bill, 4pm

22nd July – Fran Moulds & Paul McCaffrey, 7.30pm

25th July – Maurice’s Jubilee, 7.30pm

25th July – Dave McNeill, 8pm

26th July – Maurice’s Jubilee, 7.30pm

26th July – The Beta Males...The Space Race, 8pm

27th July – Coalition, 7.30pm

27th July – Mark Watson: Live 2012, 8pm

28th July – Coalition, 7.30pm

28th July – Pete Firman: Hoodwinker, 8pm

29th July – Wild West End, 7.30pm

29th July – Hal Cruttenden: Tough Luvvie, 8pm

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