Vibe takes a look at the best in theatre, comedy, gigs and events in south east London and north Kent from Wednesday, April 23, to Wednesday, April 30.


The Chairs
The Albany, Deptford, April 29 to May 2

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The story of an elderly couple who welcome a series of invisible guests into their isolated house.

A cast of blind and visually impaired actors give the interpretation of Eugene Ionesco’s classic text and exciting and thought provoking twist as the interact with what is visible and what is not.

Tickets cost £12 or £10 concessions, £5 supporters and carers. Go to or call 020 8692 4446.


Crown Comedy Club

Wednesday, April 30, above the Crown pub, Blackheath

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Wednesday nights above the Crown attract a great cast of comedians. This week, one-time Ricky Gervais support act and greasy spoon owner Brian Gittins headlines with his anti-comedy. The bill also features Nico Yearwood, Suzy Wilde, Lloyd Griffith and Ellie Taylor.
Tickets cost £7 on the door, £6 in advance or £5 with an NUS card. Go to

Jimmy Carr

Tuesday, April 29, at The Orchard Theatre, Dartford

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Popular TV gag merchant Jimmy Carr returns to Kent with his Funny Business tour. Tickets are shifting fast so get in quickly. Go to

Miles Jupp

Sunday, April 27, at The Hob, Forest Hill

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Perrier award nominated Miles Jupp is recording a DVD of his Fibber in the Heat tour and this low-key gig at one of London’s best comedy venues is the warm up.

Disillusioned with acting and comedy, in 2006, Miles decided to pursue his dream of becoming a cricket journalist and somehow managed to blag his way onto the England tour of India. Fibber in the Heat is the story of that his under-prepared and under-qualified adventure.

Tickets from £11. Go to



Thursday, April 24, to Saturday, April 26, at O2 Arena, Greenwich

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Blur and Gorrillaz front man Damon Albarn’s debut solo gigs at the Rivoli Ballroom have sold out, so we’ve gone for another comeback as this week’s big gig. In case you missed the furore at the end of last year, pop-punk boybands McFly and Busted have joined forces for a series of gigs.

Tickets from £42. Go to


Friday, April 25 at The Woodville, Gravesend

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The lads behind Dancing in the Moonlight and some others (probably) are at The Woodville for one night only.

Tickets £21 or £19 concessions. Go to or call 01474 337774.


Come Dine Below the Line

Saturday, April 26, at No 178 New Cross in New Cross Road.

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Coinciding with the International Live Below the Line challenge, Chateau Canard is creating a tasty menu for just £1 per person. The meal promises to be delicious, and you’ll be charged £15, with £14 going directly to the charity ChildHope. There will also be a raffle on the night. Go to

The Extreme Stunt Show

Saturday, April 26, at Crystal Palace Park

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Feel the thrill of world record monster truck drivers flying through the air, stunt bikers performing acrobatics and other death defying mayhem.

Tickets £12 or £6 concessions. Go to

Zippos Circus ‘Unchained’
Thursday, April 24, to Tuesday, April 29, at Sidcup Place Park

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The ever-popular touring circus Zippos is back with a colourful, action-packed medley of new acts from around the world, including contortion, aerial acts, juggling, clowning and feats of strength and skill.

Tickets from £9 adults or £7 children. All seats £6.99 on opening night. Go to

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