London Hughes: Superstar (It’s Just Nobody’s Realised It)
Award-winning comedian and TV star London Hughes will make her Fringe debut this year with her one-woman performance London Hughes: Superstar (It’s Just Nobody’s Realised It). The show is a hilarious tale of a young black girl’s search for superstardom, set to a backdrop of popular 90’s TV shows and tackling the hot topic of diversity within the industry in Hughes’ signature energetic, honest and non-conformist comedic style. Before she sets off for Fringe London is previewing her show here in the capital at the Hackney Showroom on the 17th and 18th July at 9pm. Tickets for London’s preview are £8.00 and can be found at the link here.
Colin Hoult / Anna Mann in How We Stop the Fascists
Acclaimed character comedian Colin Hoult is previewing his new show at the Battersea Arts Centre before he hits the Fringe in August with his new show Colin Hoult/Anna Mann in How We Stop the Fascists. Colin is bringing back his widely beloved character Anna Mann, who offers up her inimitable talents to save Western Society from the recent rise of fascism, so fear not, gentle liberals, Mother Mann is here. Join the ever daring Anna Mann as she gets ready for the fight of her life with an armour of sass an artillery of fun and tanks of sharp satire. Hoult’s preview show will be held on July 20th, at 8:30 pm. Tickets for the show are £10 and can be found at the link here.
Phoebe Walsh: I’ll Have What She’s Having
From cult sketch group Oyster Eyes, Phoebe Walsh is previewing her debut solo show Phoebe Walsh: I’ll Have What She’s Having packing pop culture, feminism and personal perspective into a magnetic debut solo hour that gets down to the heart of our present-day lost generation of twenty-something’s. Previewing at The Pleasance London on July 19th at 9pm Phoebe she’ll examine the struggles of living, working and finding the one in a ‘post-truth world’ before she hits Edinburgh in August. Tickets are £6 and can be found here.
Jack Rooke: Happy Hour Preview
Jack Rooke is previewing his one-man show Jack Rooke: Happy Hour at the Soho Theatre, on July 26th at 6:30 pm, before he hits the Fringe later this summer. Inspired by Jack’s BBC Three docu-series, Happy Man, Happy Hour explores the lives of young men Jack’s known who have struggled with mental illness while figuring out their identity. Set in a grungy, gay student bar with “wanky-exposed-brick-with-dangly-lightbulb”, where Jack contemplates the age-old question of why people leave the party and never return. Happy Hour takes people on a comedic journey using music, film and research to explre realistic solution to mental health in the UK. Tickets are £12 and can be found here.
Catriona Knox: Adorable Deplorable
Catriona Knox is headed back to the Fringe once again, but first will be previewing her show Catriona Knox: Adorable Deplorable in London at The Cutty Sark, July 26th at 7:00pm. Catriona explores some of the men that have brought the world to the brink of apocalypse in 2017, and introduces the audience to their wives, who have been kept in the shadows for far too long. With her host of extraordinary wife personas, Catriona is finally giving these women the voice they deserve, allowing people to meet the meat on the arms of the world’s sociopaths. They will no longer be silent, or stuck on the side of the stage. It’s their moment to shine. Tickets for Catriona’s show can be found here.