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Al Murray is the pub landlord who holds forth on all manner of topics, waxing wide about the state of the world with all the skewed logic of a bar room philosopher. Anyone who has spent even the smallest amount of time in a pub will recognise these immaculate observations of British pub culture.
Birthday Girls are former members of sketch group Lady Garden ('Britain's funniest women' -The Telegraph), and have featured on BBC3's Live At The Electric and BBC Radio 4's Sketchorama, which they will be returning to for series 4.
Acclaimed sketch trio Birthday Girls try out some brand new material alongside a selection of sketches from their hit show PARTY VIBES which enjoyed sell-out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe and the Soho Theatre in 2014. Expect odd characters, offbeat sketches and try-hard dancing. Mae Martin - Canadian Mae Martin has appeared on Russell Howard's Good News, Fake Reaction, Radio 4's Fresh From The Fringe, and television and radio across Canada. She moved to England to locate, befriend and reunite the Spice Girls and won't leave until she achieves that goal. Mae has been nominated for two Canadian Comedy Awards, and in the UK has been nominated for The Musical Comedy Awards, The Amused Moose Awards, The New Variety Act of the Year Awards, and won "Best International Performer" at the Brighton Fringe in 2012. This year she will be taking her new show "Us" to the Edinburgh Festival.
Dissecting humour from Aristophanes to Zaltzman. The bad boys of abridgment deconstruct the entire history of comedy in 75 minutes. 'It's a show about wit. About quick minds. About what makes us laugh. And what's fair game for laughter. They are exhaustingly hilarious. And the scope of their humour knows no bounds' (Cincinnati Enquirer).
Duration: 1hr 15mins. Suitability: U
2011 Winner Scottish Variety Awards - Best New Comedian.
"Danny Bhoy's high-energy, topical, observational comedy is a breath of fresh air." The Face
The wonderfully innovative comedy mind behind Modern Life Is Goodish (Dave TV), Are You Dave Gorman? and Googlewhack Adventure is back with a brand new live show that promises more of his unique blend of stand-up comedy and visual story-telling as Dave Gorman Gets Straight To The Point... (The PowerPoint). Yes. That's right. It's a PowerPoint presentation. We know what you're thinking. But don't worry... as this all-new show follows the phenomenal success of his critically-acclaimed UK Tour, Dave Gorman's Powerpoint Presentation, which included a sold-out 5-night run at London's Southbank Centre, we think you're in pretty safe (and funny) hands. You won't need to take notes and you almost certainly won't be tested on it later.
Derek Acorah is a full time professional Spirit Medium who lives near Southport. His first supernatural experiences came as a child when the spirit of his late grandfather visited him. When the young Derek told his grandmother about this, she was not surprised, as she herself was a medium. His early career was as a professional footballer with teams such as the legendary Bill Shankly's Liverpool Football Club and the Australian premier league UFC Lion. Derek's psychic powers were always with him throughout his footballing career and on returning from Australia in the early 1980's he became a full time Spirit Medium based in his home city of Liverpool. In recent years Derek Acorah has achieved international success with his television and personal appearances across Europe the Middle East and the United States of America. He was recently in Hollywood, starring in his own show at The Vogue Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard. Derek is also a team member with the International Society of Paranormal Research. For details see their internet site www.ispr.net.
Newsflash! There's been a series of high-profile crimes right across the city - but fear not - The police chief's put his best man on the job. Will Dick Tracy be able to save the day, get the girl and get to the bottom of who's causing the mayhem? Rooted in the ridiculous, Le Navet Bete's Dick Tracy is a physical comedy incorporating fooling, original live music, and plenty of audience interaction.
1998 Perrier Award Nominee. Irish comedian.
The science comedy phenomenon returns, and this time they're off the chart. Join acclaimed stand-up mathematician Matt Parker, experiments maestro Steve ?Danger' Mould and geek songstress Helen Arney for graph-a-minute fun on an unprecedented linear scale.
Have you reached that certain age? Are you more likely to shake your rolling pin than your booty? Is there stuff you'd like to get off your saggy old chest? Then join us for a live grump fest. Jenny Eclair, self appointed form captain of grumpy old women hosts an orgy of middle aged mayhem, 90 minutes of theatrical HRT with not a thong in sight. Inspired by the ratings bursting BBC 2 series and best selling Grumpy Old Women handbook, the show is a celebration of the pre, peri and post menopausal female condition. Don't forget your bifocals. No heckling, but 'tutting' allowed. Be home in time for Desperate Housewives and to put a wash on. Marvellous.
Roll up and join Hetty on her escape from the Foundling Hospital. Tremble as she faces Matron Stinking Bottomly. Thrill as she discovers the squirrel house and Tanglefields Travelling Circus. Gasp as she endures a night locked in the attic. Quake as she braves the scary streets of Victorian London and cheer as she overcomes all in her search to find her real mother and a true family of her own.
A comic drama about adolescent schoolboys. A group of bright, funny sixth-form boys in pursuit of sex, sport and a place at university. A maverick English teacher at odds with the young and shrewd supply teacher. A headmaster obsessed with results, and a history teacher who thinks he's a fool.
Jaleo Flamenco is packed with pulsating rhythms, spontaneous emotion and passionate drama! An exciting fusion of dance, song, guitar rhythms and hand clapping - sure to get everyone's feet tapping!
In a scintillating fusion of heart wrenching vocals, explosive footwork and virtuoso guitar playing, Jaleo return to Britain with their latest new stage show A Compas, brimming over with the intoxicating rhythms, palpable energy and joie de vivre which has become synonymous with the company. A Compas (in rhythm) charts an evocative musical journey through the diverse flamenco regions of Andalusia in which some of Spain's finest award-winning artists combine their talents in a mesmerising tour de force to produce a unique spectacle of universal appeal which encapsulates the very essence of flamenco.
Comedian. Live work has included Just 4 Laughs, The Edinburgh Fringe Festival where he won the prestigious 'Perrier Award'.
Jeremy is perhaps best remembered as a much younger man, but there is nothing he can do about that now. Still alive and able to speak unaided for lengthy periods, this show will be not so much a one-man show, as an under-staffed cavalcade.
Cornwall's top comedian. Adult orientated 'slightly naughty' sense of humour.
Jethro promises more tear-jerking, farcical stories featuring his old mates Denzil and Slip Along Trevaskis, as well as hilarious tales from his extensive repertoire and his successful career in TV and theatre.
Australia's favourite Irishman and biggest comedy star. Jimeoin has performed his stand-up around the world , made movies and won many prestigious awards, including the Edinburgh Festival Critics Award. He has stormed major TV comedy and chat shows including Des O'Connor, Just for Laughs and USA's Conan O'Brien. But Jimeoin is still at his best when seen live.
Puccini's most enduring opera. The story of the love of the poor poet Rodolfo for the consumptive seamstress Mimi. Set in the Latin Quarter of Paris the course of their love is constantly threatened by Rodolfo's jealousy and Mimi's illness. The painter Marcello and the provocative Musetta are the other main characters. This is where 'your tiny hand is frozen' comes from and the last few bars, as Rodolfo realises Mimi is dead, are some of opera's most moving moments.
Sung in Italian with English surtitles.
Milton Jones is renowned for his string of surreal and unusual one-liners. On stage, hair gelled in 360 different directions, clothes half-spaceman, half '70s Bhs, he was Perrier Finalist of 1997 and Best Newcomer in 1996. His delivery is part weirdo, part childish, part punch drunk.
Mugs Arrows is a surreal black comedy set in very ordinary surroundings - the local pub. With rural areas being forever altered through commercial development and extreme weather conditions and locals disenchanted by a lack of jobs and the ever-increasing allure of a life elsewhere, Mugs Arrows delves in to a world that is on the change. It explores the depths of the human psyche, love, loss, friendship (and darts), leading to hilarious, strange and ultimately disturbing results. Just your average night out down the local then...
A high ranking government minister with a colourful past is sent on a delicate diplomatic mission to Istanbul. But when his trip ends up in a horrific bar room brawl, social media explodes and the enigmatic darling of a political party becomes Europe's most wanted man overnight. Chased by the authorities, damned by religious leaders, pursued by those looking for vengeance and head-hunted by fanatics, his Odyssey begins. Plunged into the ancient past Odysseus must now contend with all the unworldly beings and unnatural phenomena that stand in his way. The Cyclops, the Sirens, witches, whirlpools and flesh-eating armies must all be overcome in the struggle for survival and the long voyage back to the present day. Back at home, with her husband missing presume dead, his wife Penelope and their young son are besieged by the press, ravenous for the full story.
In this amazing new show starring Pasha and his sensational dancers, the audience will be transported into the world of Ballroom and Latin Dance with all it's glitter and sequence. Life Through Dance is a non-stop action and sparkles packed journey through life and love, expressed by the language of dance. The production will feature breathtaking choreography, sensational music and amazing costumes. It will be a fun and exciting adventure for the entire family during which there will even be the opportunity to participate and experience ?live on stage' the favourite dance styles as seen on TV, leaving the audience supercharged with positive energy and emotion!
'The Pirates of Penzance (or the Slave of Duty)' is probably the most humorous of the Gilbert and Sullivan operettas, with tuneful melodies and well known songs, Poor Wandering One, I Am The Very Model of a Modern Major General, The Sergeant of Police and Policeman's Chorus.
All male production
The story of frustrated young (illegally young in modern terms) love and death and the vendetta between two families in a tight-knit Italian community. One of Shakespeare's most popular and enduring dramas it has also been re-done as film, ballet, musical (most notably "West Side Story") and ice spectacular!
Roy 'Chubby' Brown is a comic genius and one of the funniest comedians in the world. His outrageous performances are considered unsuitable for mainstream television but his videos and DVDs sell in their millions. He has taken his brand of humour around the world with huge success in Australia, the USA, the Middle East and Hong Kong. For adults only.
Roy Chubby Brown returns with his meatiest show yet, Who Ate All The Pies? He's still rude, he's still crude and this time he's turning headlines into punch lines as his rip-roaring brand of banter continues to burst bellies across the country. Chubby doesn't hold back from sharing his outlandish views on news, women and gender, sailing so close to the mark, even the most seasoned of fans will be left gob-smacked! As politically incorrect as ever 'The World's Most Outrageous Comedian' is far too rude for TV, so this live performance is the only place to catch the flamboyant comedian! If easily offended please stay away! Age 18+
Since winning the 2008 if.comedy Best Newcomer Award for her debut solo show Sarah Millican's Not Nice at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Sarah is fast on her way to becoming a household name. She has already notched up a number of appearances on top comedy shows including Mock the Week, Michael Mcintyre's Comedy Roadshow, Have I Got News For You, 8 Out of 10 Cats, Live at the Apollo and The Bubble.
In the past when you put Sarah Millican outside, she asked things like: 'Why? Where is the taxi? Do I need a cardie?' and said things like: 'There'll be wasps. I've nothing to sit on. Is that poo? Can we go home?' But things have changed. Now she has outside slippers. She can tell a chaffinch from a tit (hey). But she still can't tell if it's an owl or her husband's asthma.
What is it that a citizen owes to his city or country? This is the question posed by Donizetti's rarely performed bel conto epic. It is the story of the burghers of Calais (depicted by Rodin in his famous sculpture outside the Houses of Parliament), citizens who offer up their lives to save their city from a besieging army. Their sacrifice is quiet, ordinary, sublime - and it culminates in one of the most moving ensembles in all of opera, the momentous O sacra polve, o suol natio (O Sacred Earth). The opera also includes poignant, intimate scenes between the young couple at the heart of the drama and between the leader of the city and his anguished followers. Meanwhile, at the gates, the triumphant Edward III shouts for blood.
Sung in Italian with English surtitles.
Hannah's father died of cancer when she was seventeen and in the seven years since, she hasn't talked about it much. Here she opens up, in a new show about memory, absence... and how hard it is to talk about death.
Running time: 60mins. Suitable for ages: 12+
An internationally acclaimed stand-up comedian, accomplished actor and writer with guest spots on Mock the Week, Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow and 8 Out of 10 Cats, Stewart Francis is one multi-talented performer. Stewart has made numerous television appearances. He's a regular guest on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, he is the host of trivia game show You Bet Your Ass, and in Britain, his TV appearances include The Comedy Store, Live At Jongleurs and The Big Stage.
The intertwining stories of three people in turmoil create a cutting portrait of contemporary life, sexual objectification and paternal failure. Rosa is 15. After the death of her mother and the breakdown of her father, she seeks solace in the friendship of her reclusive new neighbour, whose home-grown business earns her £3.50 a minute, 20 times a night. With evocative sound design, a shape-shifting set, projection and puppetry, Streaming is a rites of passage story for a modern age where walls become veils and private becomes public. Privately educated and privileged, Rosa and her father struggle to adjust to new surroundings after the finances of the family unravel. In their boxy new flat on the far edges of London they meet next door neighbour Candy, who fascinates and intrigues both father and daughter. While the alienation between them begins to take root, Rosa seeks refuge in this new friendship while her father's delusional attempts to salvage their former lifestyle leave her desperate to seek a resolution to the family's problems. When Candy's illness offers a way in to the webcam industry for the first time, Rosa's life changes forever.
From Made In China sideman and author of the award-winning 'punk-opera' The Inconsiderate Aberrations of Billy the Kid comes a tale of paranoia and ultra-violence, a cartoon romance and a midnight movie for the mind's eye. Chock-full of gonzo humour and apocalyptic imagery, This is How We Die is a motor-mouthed solo performance and a blood-soaked love letter to the depraved, the depressed and the death-obsessed.
Running time: 75mins. Suitable for ages 16+.
There are more punchlines in a Tim Vine show than any other you'll have seen. Fact. It's wonderfully silly and inane - but incredibly funny.
The punslinger returns with new jokes, silly songs and twitchy dancing. Joke, joke, joke. Prop, prop, prop. Song, song, song. (Sorry, the laptop's jammed). It's time to put the satire on hold and watch a grown man act the goat. Come along and enjoy the nonsense. Warning: This show will contain wobbly props, one reference to a panda and a song about getting water in your ear after swimming. Running time: 1hr. Age 12+
The libretto by Jacopo Ferretti is based on a play by an unknown author, but ultimately derives from an episode of Cervantes' Don Quixote. Unusually for its time, the plot centres on a male victim of spousal infidelity. After his wife Eleonora is unfaithful, Cardenio flees for an island in the West Indies, where he loses his senses and his mind. The Wild Man of the West Indies features a love story of huge psychological depth, and a host of beautiful bel canto arias
New production. Sung in Italian with English surtitles.