Twelfth Night

Back by popular demand after a sell out and much talked about one-night-only performance on the actual Twelfth Night at King’s Cross Theatre, Fight in the Dog return to London for another one-night-only production of Shakespeare’s best comedy, replete with a cast of 12 of London’s most exciting comedians. Shakespeare’s text has been abridged for a very 2016 take on this classic story of love, drink, mistaken identity and a prank taken way too far. Fight in the Dog was established with the intention to bridge the gap between the worlds of theatre and stand-up comedy, aiming to create work that’s as funny as the best comedy and as thought-provoking as the best theatre.

The Spiegeltent, London Wonderground, Jubilee Gardens, Belvedere Rd, SE1 8XX, Monday, July 18, 7.45pm. Details: 020 7307 8480

The Phoenix Cinema’s Silent Film Festival

Over the course of three days, the Phoenix Cinema in East Finchley will hold a festival during which it will screen a series of acclaimed films from the illustrious silent era. The titles chosen are renowned director FW Murnau’s masterpiece Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans, (July 15), comedy legend Buster Keaton’s Steamboat Bill Jr. followed by the fashionable flapper film Why Be Good? (July 16) starring the delightful Colleen Moore, and East is East (July 17), an early British film that celebrates its centenary this year. Other activities will include live piano accompaniment from the likes of Neil Brand, flapper fashion and entertainment, as well as a special Sunday community function.

Phoenix Cinema, 52 High Road, East Finchley N2 9PJ, Friday, July 15 until Sunday, July 17. Details: 020 3074 1967

Postcards Festival

All shows in this programme at Jacksons Lane follow a Pay What You Decide policy, tickets for up to four people can be reserved in advance and on leaving you have the opportunity to make a donation at the box office. Productions include SSSHHH!, July 16, contemporary cabaret where burlesque meets juggling kettle bells; Anarchist Cook, July 20, with George Egg’s weird approach to cooking; and German hand balancer Natalie Reckert’s Selfie With Eggs, (July 21).

Jacksons Lane, 269a Archway Road, Highgate, N6 5AA, until Saturday, July 23. Details: 020 8341 4421

Edinburgh Previews

Pleasance Theatre in Islington is hosting Edinburgh previews day in and day out until the festival kicks off in August, so if you cannot attend this is where to get your fix. This weekend Birthday Girls, (July 15), new sketch show promises to leave you pumped for a night out; for Cautionary Kate, (July 16), you should prepare yourself for a surreal odyssey to the darkest and strangest corners of Kate’s mind as she hides inside with a hangover; and Delphine, (July 17), as she faces the fragile ups and downs of adult life.

Pleasance Theatre, Carpenters Mews, North Road, Islington, N7 9EF, until Sunday, July 31. Details: 020 7619 6868