Comedy in London Friday 6 April

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Comedy in London on Fri 6th April

Our guide to comedy gigs in London on Friday 6 April 2012.

Phil Kay at Leicester Square Theatre, London
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Phil Kay: Feral Will

Leicester Square Theatre Comedy gig at the Leicester Square Theatre London. Phil is your typical touchy feely, come off the stage cuddle you, lick your ear and whisper you a song type of comedian,combining topical comedy with sensical whimsy, song, story and dance in a freewheelin' show filled with laughs, short stories and philosophical ramblings.

That’s it for the comedy gigs, but here are some more events on Friday 6 April in London:

“Her Maj” — 60 years of portraits of the Queen in cartoons6 AprilThe Cartoon Museum will be marking the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee with a special exhibition of portraits drawn during the last 60 years. Some are affectionate, some are teasing, and some are totally unflattering, but their combined might showcase how her image has changed down the decades, and explores how the monarch’s image was taboo in cartoons even as late as the 1950s.

The King’s Speech6 AprilNow an Oscar-winning movie, “The King’s Speech” tells the story of Bertie, aka the Duke Of York, who becomes King George VI upon his brother’s enforced abdication. While the country lumbers towards World War II the king struggles to overcome a speech impediment which threatens his broadcast to the nation.

Noel Coward’s “Hay Fever”6 April“Hay Fever” is set in the country house of Judith Bliss – a recently retired star of the London stage. When members of the Bliss family start inviting a guest to stay the weekend, none of them tell the others that they’re inviting someone over… The comedy of bad manners star stars Lindsay Duncan.

Jeremy Deller: Joy In People6 AprilAs a former Turner Prize winner, Jeremy Deller has become hugely influential in the world of contemporary art. This exhibition will survey the breadth of his career, and provide an overview of his work so far. It will feature almost all of his major works, including his installations, photographs, videos, posters and banners.

County Cricket — Surrey v Sussex6 AprilIf you fancy catching a few innings of cricket then get yourself down to the Kai Oval for an LV County Championship game between Surrey and Sussex.

Queen Elizabeth II, by Cecil Beaton6 AprilCecil Beaton photographed The Queen as she went from being a princess to a monarch and a mother. This exhibition will feature nearly 100 of his best portraits. Also included are extracts from Beaton’s own letters and diaries, which will reveal the intense planning and working practice of a royal sitting.

See the stars at Hampstead Observatory6 AprilHampstead Observatory is a small observatory with a six-inch refractor, housed inside a rotating dome, and it has one major advantage over its more famous brother in Greenwich — it allows the public to just turn up and see the stars for free. You don’t even have to book.

Hajj — Journey to the heart of Islam6 AprilHajj is one of the five pillars of Islam, and every muslim must make a pilgrimage to Mecca at least one time in their lives. This major new exhibition will chart the history of this journey, exploring how pilgrims have tackled it through the centuries.

David Hockney: A Bigger Picture6 AprilThis major new exhibition by David Hockney will span fifty years of his career, picking out the pieces which demonstrate Hockney’s fascination with the depiction of landscape. The exhibition will also include some of his iPad drawings, and a series of films which were shot on 18 cameras.

 
 

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