This month's political culture previews
Written by Cultureon 22 November 2012 in
This article is from the December 2012 issue of Total Politics
An Evening with Private Eye
An Evening with Private Eye sees Ian Hislop (right) once again take the stage at London’s National Theatre and cast his satirical eye over the key figures and features of 2012. He will be joined by comedian Harry Enfield, Dead Ringers’ Jan Ravens and Private Eye’s Craig Brown, and the evening will take a retrospective look at a year characterised by the Olympics and political gaffes. The National Theatre, home to bars and restaurants and located in the beating heart of London, is the perfect setting for this watering of the comedy soul.
3 December, National Theatre, Southbank
Marcus Brigstocke: The Brig Society
Presenter of the BBC’s The Late Edition and The Now Show, Marcus Brigstocke’s latest show The Brig Society, has been described as “the total restructuring of every aspect of British life – organised through the medium of jokes”. It’s been described as an intelligent and satirical take on the current government, and the comedy is centred on the key figures of the coalition, Clegg, Cameron and Osborne, humorously tackling the policies, both popular and unpopular, that have come to shape Cameron’s ‘Big Society’.
12 December, Fairfield Halls, Croydon
Behind Closed Doors – Brooks’ Club Tour
The National Trust and Time Out Live have joined forces to offer punters an insight into the inner workings of some of London’s most influential yet overlooked institutions. This December, the Behind Closed Doors team allows us a sneak peek into the Brooks’ Club, one of the oldest gentlemen’s residences in London. Opened in 1764, this exclusive members’ refuge was the repose of Britain’s upper echelons, from William Wilberforce to Cavendish. Brooks’, a private sanctuary to centuries of political and cultural elites, now opens its doors to the public.
24 November, Brooks’ Club, St James’s Street, London