London Hughes: To Catch A D*ck

By Ron Bingham

This show is filthy. If you’re at all offended by frank conversations about sex or upset by swearing, then you had better steer clear. It is definitely NOT for children.

Right, now that’s out of the way, this is one of the funniest shows I have seen in a long time. London takes us through the past decade of her life: learning some specialist skills in the car parks of Brighton as a teenager, being sacked from her presenter role on TV sex line BabeStation, turning 30 and questioning why she is still single. We hear about her family, why she has so many names and learn some new words and phrases (I loved her reference to Brian Blessed – it’s too filthy to explain here but I’m sure Brian would take it as a huge compliment).  I even learnt one or two fascinating new facts about the human body.

Anyone seeing her on TV or listening to her radio will only be getting a watered down version of this dynamic, confident and audacious lady. You must see her live to get the full impact of this force of nature. If we had more room in the tiny venue, there would certainly have been a standing ovation.

To Catch A D*ck is on at Pleasance Courtyard until August 25