Merry Christmas? Merrie Hell! David Hoyle & Richard Thomas Share Their Joyous To Do Lists

Merry Christmas? Merrie Hell! David Hoyle & Richard Thomas Share Their Joyous To Do Lists

David Hoyle and Richard Thomas take time out from performing Merrie Hell at the Soho Theatre to tell us what’s on their London To Do Lists…

You can catch Merrie Hell most nights in December, and until January 5th – CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO & TO BOOK TICKETS

Tell us about your favourite secret/offbeat places in London?

David Hoyle: I’m a naturally reclusive person. You can’t get anything more off-beat than me when I’m feeling a certain way. I don’t have to leave the house to know that I live in permanent and perpetual hell.

Richard Thomas: Brixton Village, Algerian Coffee Store in Soho, the Groucho Club and of course the very wonderful Soho Theatre. (Smoke. Ass. Blow.)

What offbeat events are on your To Do List in the next month or so?

DH: Regrettably I’m not really a lists person. I know you should be. I don’t forward plan. I always think I might be dead by the weekend.

RT: Obviously doing Merrie Hell at Soho Theatre every night with David Hoyle; also doing The 24 Hour Musicals at The Old Vic.

What are your favourite things to do for free or little money in London?

DH: Visit art galleries.

RT: Tate Britain and Tate Modern. Living proof that the two Tate solution works.

What event or product of your own would you like to pimp on To Do List?

DH: Merrie Hell at the Soho Theatre, 9.30pm every night in December. Sending love to all your readers. And hope to see you there.

RT: We’ve already plugged the show – so after seeing Merrie Hell, pop into Ronnie Scotts or the 606 Club, which are both great jazz clubs.

What’s your ultimate London confession?

DH: I once smoked a cigarette in Trafalgar Square

RT: I puked on the tube. That was a long time ago. I was young and didn’t make it to the door.

How are you going to get Christmasy in London this year? 

RT: I dunno – sleeping in a stable? Fighting off wise men with “gifts”- quick, call social services!



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.