Eddie Izzard is doing a truly remarkable series of live-streamed events from our own Riverside Studios in Hammersmith. She (Eddie recently asked to be addressed as “she”) is celebrating January with 31 marathons (on a treadmill) in 31 days in 31 “virtual” countries, followed by 31 stand-up live-streamed comedy gigs. As is that weren’t impressive enough, some of the gigs are in French or German.
Both the treadmill and the gigs are based in the Riverside Studios. Eddie is running in the River Room fronting the Thames, so if you wander past there, and the door is open, you might even get a wave from her. There’s also a machine there allowing you to donate money to the five charities Eddie’s supporting as part of this “Run for Hope” event.
Tickets for the livestream gigs are £11, bookable from the Riverside website. Make sure you opt for the “livestream” booking option – the other option is for live audience tickets after January 18, which, at the time of writing, look increasingly unlikely. If you run into problems with website booking (and some people apparently have), try calling the Riverside switchboard and they’ll try to help.
020 8237 1010/ or 1111 or 1000