|Nina Conti, Criterion Theatre, Piccadilly Circus (right next to Eros)
I saw the Criterion show last night – Nina makes everything she is doing really obvious and yet we forget she is the voice behind everything we are hearing. She uses strap-on masks (as modelled by Nina above) on members of the audience and every night is different being as it's dependent on audience participation. It's a lot of hard work for her and yet she makes it look effortless.
That's all very clever, but my favourite bits were when Monk the monkey was [literally] on-hand making his often outrageous observations.
Until 12th March. See here for more details and how to book tickets.
Below are some other monkeys and apes I have spotted on my travels:
|Graffiti in Kentish Town and Shoreditch, and a skeleton in the Natural History Museum foyer
|Palmers pet store in Camden Parkway (now closed), windows in Holloway, a plastic bag in a tree.
And, spotted just last weekend at Portsmouth Cathedral – a monkey is the organ, and not just the organ-grinder's friend!!