Bloomsbury Theatre

News: Bloomsbury Theatre To Reopen – But Not Just Yet

UCL has confirmed that the Bloomsbury Theatre will reopen in Autumn 2018 following a major refurbishment. Although it is used for university events it is also a venue where numerous comedians from Ricky Gervais to Michael McIntyre, Eddie Izzard and Stewart Lee have performed. The main theatre closed abruptly for building works in 2015 although the studio theatre downstairs has staged smaller shows since 2015.

Review: Musical Comedy Awards Final, Bloomsbury Theatre

The Musical Comedy Awards Final always throws up an interesting line-up and this year’s final was no exception. After silver-quiffed compere Rob Deering’s high-energy warm-up - I love his acid house-style coffee song but I can’t get it out of my head now – the six acts showed that the definition of what constitutes musical comedy these days is very wide indeed.

Review: Joe Wilkinson, Jarlath Regan, Paul McCaffrey, Bloomsbury Theatre

This show was billed as Joe Wilkinson And Guests, which gave it something of a frisson. Would it be a themed evening of scruffy anti-comics wandering around the stage aimlessly telling so-called jokes? That would be fun, but maybe too much too take for even the most committed anti-comedy fan. Instead, this was like a more conventional club gig in a posher venue. The only thing the three acts had in common was the same management. It was all pretty normal until Wilkinson appeared. But more of him shortly…

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