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West London's new entertainment venue THE VANDELLA opens it's doors next week

OPENING TUESDAY 3rd APRIL

 The Vandella is the new entertainment destination for West London. 

A venue that submerges you in a world of performance and promises to give you a night like no other every single day of the week.

You might get music (likely on weekends), you might get comedy (likely on weekdays), you might get drama (plotting is being done).  Whatever you opt for, the one thing that's guaranteed is a cracking evening in a venue that wants to make you feel like one of the gang.

Situated just off Shepherds Bush Green, West London finally has a club venue to call their 'local'

The brains behind The Vandella have proven success in setting up award-winning venues in London.  Unrestricted View (set up in 1997 by James & Felicity Wren) set up and still run the famous Hen & Chickens Theatre in Islington - a performance space that has seen most of the biggest names in comedy pass through it's doors. They have produced plays and comedy shows at the Edinburgh & Brighton Festivals and in New York and also enjoyed a successful 9 year run with comedy club Lowdown at the Albany in W1 (leaving the Albany at the end of last year to set up The Vandella).  


With an excellent menu, a fine selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and the very best of entertainment, The Vandella is THE place to eat, drink and be merry.  See you there!


APRIL 2012 LISTINGS
Listing information for:

The Vandella
15-19 Goldhawk Road
Shepherds Bush
London W12 8QQ



3rd April        Marcel Lucont's Cabaret Fantastique
8pm £10 (£8 in advance online)
Marcel Lucont, flâneur, raconteur, bon-viveur, presents the very best in alternative comedy and cabaret, all held together with dry wit and a dry white.
Guests: TONY LAW, LORETTA MAINE, FRANK SANAZI
DES O'CONNOR, CHRISTIAN MANLEY, CLOVIS VAN DARKHELM, MARCEL LUCONT as MC
"Fresh, accessible and hilarious" - The Guardian
"One of the finest nights in our fair city" - Time Out London

4th April         Jonny & The Baptists' Midweek Crisis
8pm £10 (£7.50 in advance online)
Comedy-blues band Jonny & the Baptists promise to get you past the midweek blues, with their monthly evening of musical comedy. Five top musically comic acts all supported by a live house-band that plays through the night!
* * * * * "Hilarious"  - Chortle    
* * * * * "Hilarious"  - Fest   
 * * * * * "Hilarious" - Three Weeks 



5th April         The Forgery Club - The Return Of The Forgery Club
8pm £10 (£7 in advance online)
 This Hugely successful comedy night returns! And to herald our return the legendary BELL & SPURLING will be hosting - remember their top ten smash 'Sven Sven Sven'? Recently voted worst football song of all time?
with:
PIG WITH THE FACE OF A BOY, ROBIN & PARTRIDGE, NATHANIEL TAPLEY, JAMIE GLASSMAN, SPENCER JONES, TOM COTTLE, BETH VYSE & MUCH MORE!
With musical accompaniment from the always brilliant
STEVE PRETTY


6th April         Spank!
8pm £10
James, Leon & Corrie's infamous comedy party night moves to the Vandella.
 " legendary party night... if you haven't experienced this night, get down there right away!" Time Out


9th April         Rich Fulcher and his Fucked up Friends
8pm £10 (£8 in advance online)
Rich Fulcher from The Mighty Boosh hosts
an evening of standup madness filled with his favorite
friends and even some people he knows.  NO LADDERS.
Featuring Morgan Murphy, from Comedians of Comedy and
writer from Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and many more.


10th April       The Alternative Comedy Memorial Society
8pm £10 (£8 in advance online)
Fresh from its yearlong destruction of Islington and Edinburgh, the now nomadic #ACMS marches on Shepherd’s Bush in pursuit of hilarious experimentation and noble failure. Basically, if it’s your sort of thing, you’ll love it.
Life-risking comedy from Boardmembers Josie Long, Thom Tuck, John-Luke Roberts, Sara Pascoe, Nadia Kamil, Alexis Dubus and Antagonist Ben Target, and special guests.
If we were to some it up in one word, it would be “Overambitious”. If we were to sum it up in two words “Overly Ambitious”.  See http://noblefailure.org for final line up
"Genuinely Alternative and Properly Comedic" – The Guardian
“My joint second favourite comedy show to be in when I'm asked and my favourite to watch when I ain't in it. Bunch of knuckleheads” – Tony Law
 

11th April       Benny Boot's Across The Ditch
8pm £10 (£7 in advance online)
Across The Ditch is an antipodean themed comedy night hosted by Australia's Benny Boot. Showcasing a brilliant line up of the best Australian, New Zealand and South African comedy acts. There is no place like home but this is the next best thing! Kill your homesickness with a laugh with your antipodean comrades whilst eating a Kiwi made pie and a Cherry Ripe.


12th April       Oram & Meeten's Club Fantastico
8pm £10 (£7.50 in advance online)
Steve Oram (The Mighty Boosh, Titty Titty Bang Bang) & Tom Meeten (The Mighty Boosh, Luxury Comedy), bring back their legendary show. Always full of top comedy names this night was, and will be a highlight of the comedy calendar.

16th April       BamBam
8pm £10 (£7 in advance online)
BamBam. London's foremost spoken word event. A band of
London's finest actor-poets and musicians come together bringing beats and words new and old. Curated and directed by Jim Russell, founder of The Malleables and director of UrgentTheatre. Headline act:  GLYN MAXWELL.
  
17th April       Topical Cream
8pm £10 (£7 in advance online)
Do not adjust your eyes! Topical Cream is an entirely new kind of comedy. It throws character comics, sketch acts, musical comedy and other weirdoes at The News, and then runs for cover. It's a bit like the Muppets but with real human faces and jokes about Michael Gove. Come. Watch. Live a night that you'll never forget. If your brain bled news, this is what would drip out of your nose. Join Natt Tapley and some of the country's best comedians as they smash current affairs into little tiny pieces, and then sprinkle them on your dessert. Come!

18th April       My Mum’s House Warming Party
8pm £8 (£5 in advance online)
Come in! Come in!
Welcome back to my mum's house warming! Mum has a shiny "New Home" You are all invited to the Party!
Mum will not only bring you a few left over Easter eggs, but a night full of London’s best Comedy, Character Comedy and amazing Magic. Plus a few stars from the TV. Remember to bring your appetite for the Free cake throughout the night. See you there with your slippers on (Yes! they are welcome, as long as they're not smelly)

19th April       Bob and Jim’s Swanky Soiree
8pm £10 (£7 in advance online)
Comedy sensation Bob and Jim bring their unique brand of sharp silliness to the sumptuous surrounds of The Vandella. In the good company of the club manager (Jacob Edwards), his missus (Spencer Jones) and Bob and Jim’s personal three girl singing troupe ‘The Wayward Sisters’, sit back, relax and laugh along with the lovable duo and a selection of their favourite acts from the cream of the comedy circuit. This month's special guests: Rufus Hound, Wilfredo and Kerry Gilbert.

23rd April       The Pros From Dover & Guests
8pm £10 (£7 in advance online)
The Pros were resident sketch team on BBC Radio 4’s Sony Award-winning science-based comedy show The Infinite Monkey Cage and appeared for exactly one minute on the same station’s 28 Acts in 28 Minutes. They’ve performed at Comedy Festivals in Edinburgh, San Francisco, Glasgow, Brighton, Bath, Leicester and Camden Town. They also filmed sketches for Warner Brothers’ short-lived Comedy Website, ComedyBox. In fact, high production values in the four episodes of their cleverly titled 24 parody, 42 helped to bankrupt the whole enterprise. Why not seek out those sketches on YouTube?
'A riot of innovative sketching...wildly hysterical. These guys truly are Pros'  The List.  
'The Pros tear apart the idea that good sketch comedy is dead'
Such Small Portions.
'Fresh, brilliant, exciting... and very, very funny' National Student

24th April       Cabarera
8pm £10 (£7 in advance online)
Cabarera is a truly unique themed evening of comedy, cabaret, music and surprises. Tonight is 50's night! So pull on your poodle skirt and quiff up your barnet! It's not compulsory to dress up but it is more fun and it gets you a handy discount too. As always we have a cracking line up of sketch and character
comedy with a dash of 1950's skiffle music! Featuring: The Beta Males, Short and Curly, Dregs, Michael Brunström, Quattro Formaggio and Skiffle and the Piffles.

25th April       ‘Ladies Night’ at The Working Men’s Club
8pm £10 (£7 in advance online)
A brand new night from the guys that brought you Spank! and Greedy.   LNATWMC is a comedy night within a play and it’s different every time!  Frank is the manager of The Working Men’s Club, and once a month, ladies are ‘allowed in’. This is that night. Join Frank and his staff as they try to put on a night to entertain the fairer sex. Featuring Hayley Jane Standing, Strictly Dumb Prancing and much more.

26th April       Bosco’s Basement
8pm £10 (£8 in advance online)
The return of this fantastic and popular monthly night, showcasing the very best in comedy, variety and music acts. With stand up, sketches, character comedy, burlesque and music. With throwbacks to an old music hall revue, Laura Bosco is your host for an evening of fantastic acts and good old-fashioned japery. See you there for a right old knees up!



30th April*     The School of Night
8pm £10 (£7.50 in advance online)
From the creators of award-winning Showstopper! The Improvised Musical comes a wild evening of theatrical and literary celebration.  In the 16th century, the School Of Night was a secret sect of artists, writers, scientists and spies, who some scholars believe wrote Shakespeare's plays. Revived by maverick theatre genius Ken Campbell for the 21st century, the heretical troupe returns, rising to a series of improvised theatrical challenges, culminating in an authentic Shakespearean epic made up on the spot!  Following performances at the Royal Court, Latitude Festival, Shakespeare's Globe, the Bristol Jam, Elsinore Castle in Denmark, The School of Night now bring their unique and hilarious take on impro to Shepherd's Bush.
Join The School for an evening of witchcraft and occult-inspired madness and mayhem - including horror genres and bloody poetry....!
* April 30th is sometimes known as 'Walpurgis Nach' or 'Witches' Night.'



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