Theatre: Humphrey Ker is Dymock Watson: Nazi Smasher!

We were told about this show and how great it was by friends who saw it at the end of January, but by then we were too late to catch its short run. But lo! By popular demand, a week of extra dates has now been added. We went on Monday and loved it. It’s an hour long, costs a tenner, and starts at 9.30pm (which gives you time enough for a bite before at Ducksoup, a few doors down), so it’s got the makings of a perfect night out, never mind that the show itself is really good. This is the first one man play by Humphrey Ker, a gifted comedian, writer and performer (better known as one of the three Penny Dreadfuls), who won the Foster’s Best Newcomer award at the Edinburgh Festival last summer with this – a romp through Romania in 1943, with Ker as Special Agent Dymock Watson, a fearless, very English warrior, on a secret Nazi smashing mission. It’s a spoof of course, but doesn’t stop there. Full of wordplay, it undercuts while celebrating its every cliché, and makes you laugh loudly and often. Ker is a dashing and seductive performer, and clearly a star in the making. It ends this Saturday, but there are tickets left for every night till then, though not many, so skates on.

Humphrey Ker is Dymock Watson: Nazi Smasher!
Till 18 Feb, 9.30pm
Soho Theatre, 21 Dean Street, W1D 3NE
£10 - £17.50
020 7478 0100
— Daisy
16th February 2012