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Lewis Schaffer's American Guide to EnglandAmerican comedian Lewis Schaffer left "the best city in the world" (that's New York, apparently) back in 2000 when he married an English belle. 13 years, two children and a divorce later, the bespectacled jokesmith finds himself a hostage in a council flat in Nunhead. Schaffer is renowned - in fact, you could even say (in)famous - for his twice-weekly 'Lewis Schaffer is Free until Famous' shows at the Source Below in Soho, the longest-running solo stand-up show in London which has notched over 350 performances since its inception back in 2008. Now Schaffer - who is also the host of the weekly 'Nunhead American Radio' show on Resonance FM - is finally doing his first run of paid gigs at the Leicester Square Theatre.

In Lewis Schaffer's American Guide to England, the homesick New Yorker sets out to teach the English about England - which could prove tricky for someone whose "total indifference to all things British is brilliant" (The Scotsman). From the evidence of his on-going free nights, controversial Schaffer plays the middle-aged Jewish New Yorker shtick with aplomb (think the neuroses of Woody Allen and the irreverence of Greg Proops). He's certainly not shy of harsh one-liners, offensive put-downs and delusional, opinionated bitching. And yet he still remains endearingly self-depreciating - so perhaps the British customs are rubbing off on him, after all. These Sunday night shows this spring should be a hoot. But will they make Schaffer famous?
*Now extended until March 2014*

About Leicester Square Theatre

In 2002 this compact, 350 seater opened with Taboo, Boy George's musical trawl through Thatcher's 80s and his own turbulent career, a production that ran for well over a year. The Leicester Square Theatre seems to have succeeded in carving out a niche for itself amongst the many grand Edwardian playhouses and cavernous auditoriums of London's Theatreland. More about Leicester Square Theatre

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Leicester Square Theatre events

The Scarewcrows' WeddingThe Scarewcrows' WeddingA heart-warming adaptation based on the book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.2016-08-30T11:00:00+01002016-09-04T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Leicester Square Theatre, 6† Leicester Place† † † WC2H 7BX
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The Billy Joel SongbookThe Billy Joel SongbookPiano-player and singer-songwriter Elio Pace and his six-piece band interpret the hits, which include Uptown Girl, Just The Way You Are, My Life and many more.2016-09-04T19:30:00+01002016-09-04T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Leicester Square Theatre, 6† Leicester Place† † † WC2H 7BX
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The Billy Joel Songbook
West End Magic Presents...West End Magic Presents...Comedy psychic Mystic Mick.2016-09-07T19:00:00+01002016-09-07T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Leicester Square Theatre, 6† Leicester Place† † † WC2H 7BX
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West End Magic Presents...
West End Magic Presents...West End Magic Presents...Slapdash magic duo, Griffin And Jones.2016-09-08T19:00:00+01002016-09-08T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Leicester Square Theatre, 6† Leicester Place† † † WC2H 7BX
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West End Magic Presents...
West End Magic Presents...West End Magic Presents...Mind-reader, Neil Henry.2016-09-09T19:00:00+01002016-09-09T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Leicester Square Theatre, 6† Leicester Place† † † WC2H 7BX
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West End Magic Presents...
Children's Magic WorkshopChildren's Magic WorkshopA workshop for children aged 7-13 to learn the basics of magic.2016-09-10T12:30:00+01002016-09-10T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Leicester Square Theatre, 6† Leicester Place† † † WC2H 7BX
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Children's Magic Workshop
West End Magic Presents...West End Magic Presents...Oliver Meech smashes science and magic together.2016-09-10T19:00:00+01002016-09-10T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Leicester Square Theatre, 6† Leicester Place† † † WC2H 7BX
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Absence Of SeparationAbsence Of SeparationA new dark comedy drama by Theatre Ellipsis.2016-09-15T21:00:00+01002016-09-15T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Leicester Square Theatre, 6† Leicester Place† † † WC2H 7BX
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Supernova By Paul VittySupernova By Paul VittyA moving comedy-drama of identity, hope and heartache from the writer of Lipstick and Scones.2016-09-17T19:00:00+01002016-09-17T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Leicester Square Theatre, 6† Leicester Place† † † WC2H 7BX
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Margaret Thatcher And The Buster Merryfield ResemblanceMargaret Thatcher And The Buster Merryfield ResemblanceDarren Strange and Nathaniel Tapley's one-man show for two people, exploring the world of lookalikes and what it means to be a man that looks like another man and explains the death of a woman who isn't Margaret Thatcher.2016-09-29T19:00:00+01002016-09-30T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Leicester Square Theatre, 6† Leicester Place† † † WC2H 7BX
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