Friday 24 February 2012

Leap year?

Is it?

Let me just Google that.

It is! Happy Leap Year! So, to celebrate this definitely being a Leap Year, why don't you LEAP at the chance to see Sh!t Theatre (Yeah?? Geddit??!!) this weekend?
We're playing Sunday 27th (after some improv fun at the Wilmington Arms during the day) at Speech Motion at The Others in Stoke Newington , run by Edinburgh Poetry Slam Champ Catherine Brogan who we have gigged with at Mutiny and Poetical Cabaret before.

Monday night we're at Lolitics at The Black Heart, Camden, as run by the lovely Chris Coltrane and featuring  Will Hodgson, Danielle Ward and Andy Zaltzman. Last time we saw Andy Zaltzman was on the previous Leap Year at the Edinburgh Fringe. We went to Kitson's late night thing at the Strand at which Zaltzman was also playing. It ended around 4am and had by that point descended into an underground sack race. So maybe expect some more sacks this Monday. It is a Leap Year after all.

Louise is then off on tour again with Bobby Baker's 'Mad Gyms and Kitchens' around the ominously- named Black Country. (Not racist). We first saw Bobby do a thing with porridge about 5 years ago, and she remains one of our idols and the reason why we do what we do. So, hurray for Bobby Baker and Lou On Tour, and if you are unlucky enough to live in the Black Country (Not racist), I suggest you see this show:

Love from the White County. (Definitely racist).

Friday 10 February 2012

Sh!t at the Barbican

We're still on a little sh!t break at the moment but you probably miss us, so as a treat here is Duckie's video of Copyright Christmas at the Barbican. The film features the Corporate Responsibility Elf and the Christmas Recycling Turkey a.k.a Sh!t Theatre, in our recycling centre as written and devised by us, Tim Hopkins and Anais Lalange. Check us out at 7 minutes-ish in the video, showing off about our Evening Standard review. Lou does a little click-and-point, and I do a super cool wink-at-camera. Not embarrassing at all!

Wednesday 8 February 2012


Due to unforeseen family circumstances, Sh!t Theatre may be unavailable for performances for the time, but feel free to message us about later dates and we'll get back to you. Don't skip on this Friday's No.5 Club at the Drayton just because our MC debut is postponed either!

We'll be at PULSE Festival 2012!

Thursday 2 February 2012

Sh!t site

Check it out, we've got a real website! As designed by Louise to look better than the blog whilst retaining that authentic shitness. We're true to our roots. When we're rolling in it live art style, we'll still make minimum effort when it comes to marketing, our personal appearance and our material. We won't let fame and success go to our heads, oh no!

The website has some bio details, photos and a few old videos, a preview of Lou's Sh!t Theatre Comic and some of our many rave reviews. We'll get a calendar up there so you can check when our gigs are. This blog will remain the number 1 place for up-to-date sh!t news and general thoughts, life philosophies, pictures of puppies e.g.
St Bernard in the autumn.

As you may have gathered from the hasty post yesterday, we have a few gigs coming up in February and March including:

Sh!t Theatre MCing at the Drayton, Ealing: February 10th
Sh!t Theatre at Lolitics, Camden: February 27th
Sh!t Theatre at the Festival of Dangerous Ideas: March 17th

We're still working on our Grant application with Escalator East for our project Sh!t Theatre present: Sh!t Theatre's JSA (Job Seekers Anonymous), that's due on Monday and then the wait begins. The project will still go ahead albeit on a smaller scale even if we don't get some of yo' tax payer's money, so stay tuned for more information on that. 

Our work with Tim Hopkins on the Burger Van play meat puppet extravaganza is going well, and information on scratch/ work-in-progress readings of the script will be coming soon also.

Sh!t Theatre have also gone back to improv after many years of it begging for us to return. We're not in the shows but come along and support the Wilmop house teams at the Wilmington Arms in Farringdon this Sunday at 7pm!

Wednesday 1 February 2012

Sh!t February

Here's some bits for upcoming gigs and shit:

 No 5 Club,  Friday February 10
An off-the-wall extravaganza of comedy, music and cabaret hosted by Sh!t Theatre, with Wilfredo, Phil Zimmerman, The Exploding Man and special guests. Tickets £8 in advance from, or £10 on the door.
Downstairs at The Drayton Court, 2 The Avenue, Ealing W13 8PH. Doors 8.15pm/show 9pm.
Info : 07853 664 877.

The Festival of Dangerous Ideas
Saturday 17th March. More information coming soon!


Check out the AiR Supply blog for more information on our February retreat and on Sh!t Theatre's involvement with Lois Weaver's Livelihood Lunches:

We are heading up to Cambridge for more Escalator East stuff today. Actually, now. It's ten to 4, we are leaving now, shit, we're going to be late. More soon!