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W H AT ' S O N

Culture Vulture

expand your mind
From cookery to comedy via sweary salesmen, here
are six ways to wring every last drop out of London life

G
RISIN
STAR

Meet the British comedian who's fast
becoming one of our most-exciting talents

NAME: Joseph Morpurgo USP: MULTI-MEDIA comedy genius

WHY DO COMEDIANS OFTEN TAKE
A WHILE TO BREAK THROUGH? Perhaps
because broadcast opportunities for
comedians are quite limited; or because
they have to develop independently,
which takes time (rather than being
refined in drama school, say); or that
they are a mix of writer, actor and
director, a hybrid skillset which doesn't
have a natural home on telly unless
you're really good at one in particular.
I don't know. I just saw Dunkirk, it was
great. Can we talk about that instead?
ARE YOU NATURAL OR GRAFT? Graft,
graft, graft, graft, graft, graft (to the
tune of Rihanna's 'Work').

WHERE DOES INSPIRATION COME
FROM? I I enjoy working with highconcepts or formal limitations, which
mean you have to challenge yourself to
think in slanted ways. I think it also
helps to take inspiration from things that
aren't comedy, where you can enjoy
something as a fan rather than feeling
you have to anatomise it. By that token,
in the mix with Hammerhead were:
Frank Pavich's film Jodorowsky's Dune;
Mark Z. Danielewski's book House Of
Leaves; and Lost In La Mancha, which
looks at Terry Gilliam's hilariously
ill-starred attempt to adapt Don Quixote
for the screen. More broadly, I thought
it might be fun to do a show about a
non-existent show the audience has
supposedly just seen, and experiment
with what that show-within-a-show
might look like.

What is next for Team Morpurgo?
'Team Morpurgo is a notoriously shady,
samizdat operation - and if I told you,
I'd, regretfully, have to kill you.' 

Hammerhead; Soho Theatre; Mon 16
- Sat 28 Oct, 8.45pm

brief encounters

WORDS: JAMES GILL IMAGES: DOMINIQUE FAGET, AFP, GETTY IMAGES, HERRING & HERRING, SANDRA CARLOS

When Joseph Morpurgo isn't thrilling
audiences with costumed improv
darlings Austentatious, he's probably
working on his next one-man show. His
latest - Hammerhead - is a dizzying
masterpiece of invention.

EXHIBITION

CAN GRAPHIC
DESIGN SAVE
YOUR LIFE?
Showing more than 200
instances of graphic design
conveying healthcare
messages from around the
world. Here you'll find work
from public and private
collections courtesy of key
figures from 20th century
graphic design, as well as
today's influential artists.
Until 14 Jan; Wellcome
Collection , Bloomsbury

MUSIC

CUISINE

PLAY

POETRY

Contrary to what you
may think, metal music is
good for you. Think of the
anger, tension and anxiety
you can unleash as you
scream your heart out to
Metallica, the greatest
metal band of all time.
See James Hatfield and the
gang at the O2 and feel a
whole lot better.
22 & 24 Oct;
livenation.co.uk

VizEat has nothing to do
with a certain 'adult' comic
- it's about enjoying meals
in 130 countries. VizEat is
the food version of Air
BnB: you visit the website,
enter a destination and
then enjoy a foodie
experience there - maybe
a food tour in Barcelona,
cooking class in Rome or
something equally mouthwatering elsewhere.
vizeat.com

David Mamet's examination
of a sales team under
pressure is always a
must-see especially in this
age of working around the
clock Swearing might not be
big or clever, but there is
something positively
cathartic about Mamet's
glorious use of profanity, as
these salesmen on the edge
battle to keep their jobs.
playhousetheatrelondon.com

It's 50 years since the late,
great Ted Hughes launched
Poetry International at the
Southbank and this year's
line-up does the former
Poet Laureate proud. There
are performances from
Claudia Rankine, Yang Lian,
Arundhathi Subramaniam,
Joy Harjo, Sjón, Choman
Hardi and Anne Carson.
Inspiring and educational.
13-15 October; Southbank

METALLICA
WORLDWIRED TOUR

VIZEAT

October 2017 BA LA N CE

GLENGARRY
GLEN ROSS

POETRY
INTERNATIONAL

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