London To Do List – 10-16 February

London To Do List – 10-16 February

Our fab weekly London To Do List continues, with plenty of free, cheap and offbeat treats to get you through the week!

// Pick of the Week //

somethingfromnothing

Vacuum Theatre Presents: Something From Nothing | The Yard Theatre | Monday-Saturday, 9pm | £10

Vacuum Theatre, the team behind one of our favourite ‘shows’ from 2013, Vacuum Cleaner, return with a suitably quirky and offbeat exploration of stories, storytelling and the notion of performance. Expect an unexpected journey of truth and lies, of fragments and beginnings – narratives can come from some unexpected places.

They Say: A story about telling a story about telling a story. A kettle boils, an intruder is on stage, it’s someone’s birthday, the chairs are warming up for a race, Oya is angry… oh and the secret of the universe is unveiled…


Tickets for Something From Nothing also include a 7:30pm performance of The Tom Hanks Missions // More Info & Buy Tickets

// All Week //

coverherface

Cover Her Face | Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club | 7.30pm | £12/10

A re-imagination and reinterpretation of John Webster’s tragedy. To Do List favourite La JohnJoseph takes the title role, as an all-male cast take the Jacobean classic and give it an alternative, contemporary twist.

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holestarsorryimalady

Sorry I’m a Lady | Vogue Fabrics | 8.30pm | £8/5

A brand new, Valentine’s special from the self-styled ‘Tranny with a Fanny’!

Holestar celebrates ten years of international entertaining, showing off and gender bending, exploring her unconventional showgirl biography – from her time in the British Army, and as a Professional Dominatrix, through to success as an artist, pop star, DJ and writer.

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// Monday //

thedarkroom

The Dark Room – The Live Action Video Game | Gem Bar, Soho | 8pm | £10

A comedy night-cum-panto – and apparently the world’s only live-action video game – are you ready to take on The Evil Floating Head in a test of skill, wit and cunning?

They Say: Imagine a choose-your-own-adventure mixed with a riot and performed by a Commodore 64. It’s strange, insane and addictive and there’s a £50 grand prize if you can beat the game and escape… THE DARK ROOM.

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nosuchthing

No Such Thing | New Diorama Theatre | 8pm | £10.50/8.50

Rhum and Clay and On The Run present no such thing, which promises a platform for bold, short form theatre. This is perfect for adventurous audiences out to experience a variety of theatre, however it may come…

Line-up includes Cuckoo and Co, Hot Tubs And TrampolinesFerodo Bridges, Michael L Rawstrone, Old Watty Theatre Company & MORE!

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// Tuesday //

The Secret Life of You and Me by Lowri Evans

The Secret Life of You and Me by Lowri Evans | Oval House | 7.45pm | £14/10

Part live performance, part art installation about life, love, meanings and memory. Inspired and influenced by Lowri’s projects with people with dementia, conversations with strangers and a long distance relationship that spanned the UK and Brazil.

They Say: Hello. My name is Lowri. I made this show because, to be honest, I was approaching my thirtieth birthday and I didn’t have a lot to show for my life. I had started working with people with dementia and I noticed that the things they had to show for their lives were disappearing.

This show is my attempt to make a tiny mark on a page.

The Secret Life of You & Me continues until Saturday // More Info & Buy Tickets

// Wednesday //

outofthegutter

Out Of The Gutter | Façade | 6pm | FREE

Kicking off a 4 week programme of rolling exhibitions at Façade, Out Of The Gutter is a major exhibition of artists with work spanning graffiti, street art and fine art, situated right in the heart of London’s financial district city. Artist Blair Zaye  brings together some of the finest examples of emerging and established street and fine artists from across the UK, alongside specially selected international artists to exhibit inside a rough-and-ready space on London Wall.

Out Of The Gutter continues until Friday // More Info

// Thursday //

verachok

Anti-Valentine Festival | Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club | 7:30pm | £9

Vera Chok and Charles Adrian present three lo-fi and lovely evenings celebrating Anti-Valentine month.

Expect stories, little films, spoken word, Weirdo Dance Offs and live music, plus the obligatory sandwiches and cake.

Anti-Valentine Festival returns on February 20 & 27 // More Info & Buy Tickets

// Friday //

// Saturday //

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Drunken Nights II | The Oval Tavern, Croydon | 7.30pm | FREE

In 2013, Drunken Nights was a series of free live events in pubs and bars, providing emerging artists with an opportunity to create and develop site-based performances.

Acts competed for three prizes of development money and mentors, and the chance to tour around more locations in Jan and Feb. Now the winners, Nathan Birkinshaw, Lydia Cottrell and The Blue Tits return to present their freshly developed work.

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// Sunday //

the right good club

The Right Good Club | The Black Cat | 8.30pm | £5

Rotherham’s least celebrated daughter, Myra DuBois, hosts an evening of comedy, cabaret and variety. Featuring David Mills, Laurence Owen, Lucy Frederick & Samantha Mann.

They Say: Left-field comedy for off-beat folk.

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beatnik

Beatnik Presents: The Yes Mess, Katie Nicholas, Jack Harris, Dan Clews +More! | All Day from 2pm | FREE

Your one-stop-shop for all day revelling, a stellar cast of musicians, all day roasts and Bloody Marys! The perfect place for a lazy, boozy, food, musical Sunday!

Featuring music from The Yes Mess, Katie Nicholas, Jack Harris, Dan Clews , Nicole Dainton Music & Lauren Rich, plus a chance to dance at the end of the night with resident Beatnik DJ Russell John Swallow.

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Stuart Wilson

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I am Joint Editor at To Do List. I like: nice pubs, film marathons, not doing real marathons, bad comedy, plays/musicals with shorter second halves, and the Oxford comma.