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John Phillips , Senior Reporter
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
A scintillating season of comedy, cabaret and magic tricks is spicing up Barking Bathhouse every Saturday night.
The Bathhouse in Axe Street is hosting revered comic magician Otiz Cannelloni this weekend for an evening combining the illusion of magic and the logic of stand-up comedy.
Time Out said Otiz is a “master of mirth and minimalist magic” while The Guardian described the comedian as “bewitching”.
Support acts will come from funnyman Chris Lynam, praised for his surreal grasp of the grotesque and described as “dangerously inventive”, as well as comedian/magician Christian Lee.
Next week, on Saturday, August 18, the Bathhouse is staging an evening of old time musicals.
The audience will take a trip down memory lane with retro singalongs in a show described by Time Out as “one of the finest examples of Edwardian music hall in London”.
People will have the chance to hear once more the melodies that have become everlasting standards, watch dazzling speciality acts and laugh at comics and hear their songs.
Otiz will return to the venue for another headline slot on August 25 with support from Brummie comedienne Shazia Mirza, alongside Tony Cowards, a rapid-fire gag merchant, and observational comic Darius Davies.
On September 1, Trilingual Scot, Maureen Younger, will host the evening.
She has been praised for her knack of making comedy look effortless in a world of overpowering male stand-ups.
A host of acclaimed comedians and performers will bring more laughter to the Bathhouse every Saturday from 8pm until September 15.
Tickets cost £5 on the door but can also be purchased online.
n For more information, log on to www.barkingbathhouse.com or www.createlondon.org.