As the chart-climbing recording ‘Audio’ earns a Grammy nomination for Best Pop Instrumental, the Blue Man Group enjoys its record-setting fourth year at Briar Street Theatre. This show has become an international hit with four productions running concurrently. Reduced to basics, this show has three men with blue-painted deadpan faces doing slapstick and banging drums, pipes and various improvised percussion instruments. Their highly entertaining performance quickly captures and involves the audience with its humour, stunts, pulsating music, splashing paint and brash antics.
July 22, 2010
May 27, 2010
Haymarket House, 1A Oxendon Street, SW1 (020 7344 0234)
Leicester Square or Piccadilly Circus tube. Performances 8pm Tue-Sun; also midnight Fri, Sat. Admission Wed ?11, ?8 concs; Tue, Thur, Fri ?12, ?8 concs; Sat ?15; Sun ?12, ?8 concs.
The most famous club in
the country and the place where the new movement in comedy was launched
in the late 1970s. All the best stand-ups appear here, particularly in
the improvisation slots with the Comedy Store Players on Wednesdays and
Sundays. Tuesday’s innovative Cutting Edge show features a group of
comics exploring different ways to interact on the same stage. Note
that concessionary prices are only available to those who book in
March 24, 2010
An outpost of Chicago’s in-again, out-again Italian eatery, Bice (pronounced ‘bee-chay’) is nestled in the Aladdin’s Moroccan-themed Desert Passage shopping centre. The restaurant surprises with a modern interpretation of standard Mediterranean design; the long bar under a high ceiling is an inviting place for a drink rather than a typically cramped waiting area. Eating ‘outside’ offers one the sense of a streetside café with Philippe Starck seating, but the menu is equally pricey. Choose from the expected selection of starters and pasta, but don’t miss the baked-to-order chocolate souffle.