London 2012 event listings 11 August: what’s on during the Olympics

{ Posted on Aug 14 2013 by B-man }
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Theatre

Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Apollo Theatre, W1, to 18 August, apollotheatrelondon.co.uk Final week for Anthony Page’s fine production of the Eugene O’Neill classic, starring David Suchet.

The Woman In Black, Fortune Theatre, WC2, to 15 Dec, fortunetheatrelondon.net A veteran of the West End, but still the scariest chiller in town, Susan Hill’s Victorian ghost story brings ghosts to the stage with the barest of props, for the biggest of shrieks.

Auditorium, Dilston Grove, SE16, to 26 August, cgplondon.org Work on a dysfunctional architecture theme from Gabriel Birch and Sophie Yetton, plus stop-motion animation from Helen Kazan and film by Thomas Lock.

Public Image Limited, HMV Forum, NW5, 11 August, hmvforum.com John Lydon leads the reconstiuted post-punk group, now promoting the occasionally amusing reggae-influenced mithering of new album, This Is PiL.

Akala, Hootananny, Brixton, SW2, 11 August, hootanannybrixton.co.uk The English poet, journalist and rapper is possibly more immediately better known as a TV presenter and as Ms Dynamite’s brother. All power to him: MOBO-endorsed hip-hop, with eclectic flourishes.

Holly Walsh, 99 Club, Leicester Square, WC2, 11 August, 99clubcomedy.com A Best Newcomer nominee at last year’s Edinburgh festival, Walsh is one of the strongest new female talents around – her smart, self-deprecating stories are a delight.

Tom Allen, Banana Cabaret, Balham, SW12, bananacabaret.co.uk A delightfully contemporary spin on the cliche of camp comedy, Allen specialises in beautifully-crafted stories packed with gags.

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