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 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:

“The Ladykillers”, at the Gielgud Theatre6 AprilThe classic Ealing comedy “The Ladykillers” is coming to the stage in a brand new adaption by Graham Linehan. Posing as a group of amateur musicians, a cunning gang of thieves rent a room in fiesty old Mrs Wilberforce’s house. Can she defeat the five big, burly men before they do the dastardly deed?

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.

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.

See the London Olympic medals, at the British Museum6 AprilThe British Museum will be hosting a small exhibition showcasing all the medals that can be won at the London Olympics. Also on show will be medals from the 1908 and 1948 London Olympics. The display will tell the complete story of the medals from start to finish, from the mining of the metal to the creation of the designs, to the final casting at the Royal Mint.

“Legally Blonde”, at the Savoy Theatre6 AprilCollege cutie Elle Woods is riding high as the homecoming queen… but hits the ground with a bump when her boyfriend dumps her for someone serious. So Ellie does what all women do when they’re depressed — she hits the shops, and signs up for Harvard Law — proving that being true to yourself never goes out of style.

Draw Your Weapons: The Art of Commando Comics6 AprilThis explosive exhibition features some of the best covers and illustrations from 50 years of the “Commando” comic series. “Draw Your Weapons: The Art of Commando Comics” will explore the history of the comic from its very first issue, through to its heroic subject matter and its enduring popularity.

Titian’s “Diana and Callisto”6 AprilThis special exhibition celebrates the National Gallery’s acquisition of Titian’s “Diana and Callisto”. Its companion painting “Diana and Actaeon” was purchased in 2009, and the pair have now been reunited in Room 1. “Diana and Callisto” shows the moment when Diana banishes Callisto after revealing her pregnancy.

“Noises Off”, at the Novello Theatre6 AprilThe Novello Theatre will be putting on a production of Michael Frayn’s side-splitting comedy, “Noises Off” — hailed as one of the best British comedies ever written. The plot follows the backstage shenanigans of a theatre company as they stumble their way through rehearsals to a shambolic first night and a final disastrous performance.

Handel’s “Messiah”, on Good Friday6 AprilThe Royal Choral Society will be giving a special Good Friday performance of Handel’s “Messiah” at the Royal Albert Hall. This tradition has been in existence for more than 125 years, making the Royal Choral Society the world’s most experienced choir at singing Handel’s masterpiece.

 
 

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