Surreal comedy treads a fine line; it either seems to work emphatically or leave the audience bemused and alienated.
Imagine a world where everyone had enough, a world with no famine ot poverty and where every child had access to free education. Admittedly, there is a superficial attraction, but think again: a fair world would be a world with no need for charity and glamorous fundraising events.
There's always a glimmer of excitement when a new British musical arrives on the scene, we wonder if we'll discover the next Lloyd Webber and if we'll find a show to celebrate.
Watching a man shake sandwich ham from his head without the aid of his hands is an experience that I won't forget in a hurry
Merrie Hell, which features the writer of Jerry Springer, Richard Thomas, is a much more intimate affair than the opera. It's also a lot sleazier. But it's still got the same sledge-hammer approach to the delicate issue of faith, politics and sexuality.
A perfectionist, Jack forever perceives imperfections in past work. 'I wish there was a button I could push to right the wrongs, but I don't consciously try to steer myself away from imperfections in my writing. I just write.'
This is the house that Heidi built. We're sitting in Lavender House on Gayton Road, Heidi Locher's London home, set far back from the road behind a high gate, a temple to Modernism hidden between the Victorian walls of her Hampstead neighbours.
The Glaswegian lawyer turned Radio 4 favourite is a deeply intelligent and considered comedienne who veers wildly from witty observational comedy to crass confessions of which she's ashamed of yet also vehemently defends.
Listen up, everyone! Edinburgh Comedy Newcomer Award winner Roisin Conaty is performing her new show 'Lifehunter' at London's
As she bounds onto the stage, Shappi Khorsandi immediately exudes a warmth and charisma that's forever present during her show.