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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.
Publican. Politician. Other thing beginning with P. Philosopher, yeah, that. The nation's critically acclaimed bar-based-braveheart, Al Murray - The Pub Landlord embarks on a common sense crusade to re-Great Britain in his brand new show. We live in troubling times. Europe. The NHS. Whatever the hell is going on in the Middle East. The gathering storm of fortnightly bin collections? Who knows where it will all end? Watch the one man who will answer the call of destiny even though it's an unlisted number. Watch the one man who will call time on tyranny even though he isn't quite sure what it means. Watch the one man who isn't afraid to say no to women ordering anything other than a glass of white wine (or fruit based drink).
Alfie White is crazy about space. And his dad is training to be the first man on the moon. At least that's what Alfie tells his schoolmates. In fact, Alfie's dad has disappeared without trace - as if swallowed up by a black hole... Together with his best friend Meg, Alfie sets out on a daring mission to find his dad. But where on earth - or in space - is he?
A cosmic tale of adventure and discovery for everyone aged five and up in the latest show from family favourites Tall Stories, the company behind 2014's sell-out success Emily Brown and the Thing.
Dubbed "The Superstars of Slapstick", father and son Clive and Danny's particular brand of lunacy runs throughout the show, causing chaos on stage and screams of laughter from all the family. With a full supporting cast, of dancers, singers & brilliant Circus acts, Circus Hilarious is like no other Circus! SUGGESTED AGE 5+
ComedySportz is an All Ages, All Improvised show where two teams battle it out for laughs as players create quick-witted sketches, scenes and songs from whatever suggestions are thrown at them by the audience. It's a show that is fast, feel good and always unpredictably funny. There's a referee on hand to steer the entertainment, call any fouls and help the audience decide the winner. The show can't start without you!
The Voice of Dr Hook.
At every house Father Christmas eats and drinks the tasty treats that have been left for him. But when he reaches number ten he realises that he's forgotten to do something rather important and he really, really, really needs a WEE! TaleGate Theatre hit the perfect combination of witty humour, fantastic music and the extra sparkle in this fabulously funny and brilliantly bouncy musical adaptation of Nicholas Allan's much loved book.
Best-selling author, TV and radio personality Gervase Phinn has delighted audiences nationwide with hilarious, yet touching accounts of his experiences as an inspector of schools in the dales. A born raconteur, he is one of Britain's best loved comic writers. Combining the timing of the professional comedian with palpable warmth and the ability to deliver a message that is more than just a series of jokes. Genuine affection shines through his stories.
An evening of folk music and comedy.
Ex-neighbours actor, pop-star, musical theatre star and 1980's icon.
Ten Good Reasons' became the biggest selling album of 1989 and remains a massive fan favourite with two solo No.1 singles "Too Many Broken Hearts" and "Sealed with a Kiss?. It also featured a duet with Kylie Minogue, "Especially for You", which reached No.1.
Perrier nominee 2002.
Jimmy is gathering a selection of his very best jokes along with brand new material for the ultimate comedy show. A man who has devoted his life to crafting perfect jokes and has left a trail of laughter in his wake, Jimmy Carr's new tour will distil everything we love to laugh at and be shocked by, into one incredible, unparalleled night of entertainment. Jimmy Carr has been on the stand-up scene for a decade and a half. In that time he's performed 9 sell-out tours, playing nearly 2,000 shows to over 2 million people across 4 continents. He's won the British Comedy Award for 'Best Live Stand-Up Tour' and been nominated for the Perrier Award. Now all that experience is being put to good use - you can see all the greatest material from his extraordinary career in one show - this is the very best of Jimmy Carr.
He's come a long way since winning the City Life Comedian of the Year and is now established as one of the hottest and most exciting names on the comedy circuit.
Kate is at ease playing to 50 people in a folk club or 20,000 people at festivals such as Cambridge. Her increasing popularity means she is in demand throughout the UK and Europe. Growing up in a rich atmosphere of unaccompanied singing has led to a distinctive solo voice. Kate accompanies herself on guitar and piano and audiences will remember her for her dry Yorkshire humour that decorates her performance.
Of all the stars in folk music's wondrous firmament, few shines as brightly as Kate Rusby. Steeped in her local traditions, Kate will showcase the carols and songs learnt through her childhood in her native South Yorkshire. This unmissable evening of entertainment will feature songs and carols from Kate's new Christmas album due for release in Autumn 2015, together with a selection of songs from her latest album Ghost. As ever, Kate is touring this festive season with her hugely talented and intuitive band, complete with the enchanting sound of the brass quintet who join her each Christmas tour ? you will be treated to a rousing Christmas celebration!
The ultimate AC/DC tribute, with all the classics from Whole Lotta Rosie to Highway To Hell, and a big difference - both the Bon Scott and Brian Johnson eras are portrayed.
With a career in comedy spanning three decades, Omid Djalili's legendary performances on stage and screen have won him fans and plaudits the world over. Renowned for his razor sharp wit, boundless energy and expertly crafted cultural observations, Omid's original material continues to explore the diversity of modern Britain and he remains one of the most exciting entertainers on the circuit.
Paddy tells the story of emigration in all its shapes and forms. The two-hour production follows the tale of a young Irish emigrant called Patrick Murphy who leaves Mayo in the 1960's in search of fame and fortune. The show follows his life in both London city and Ireland over a 25 year period.
Comedian and presenter. Winner of the Edinburgh Comedy Award 2010.
Are you 16-years-old, yet feel 21? Are you 40, but tragically faking 25? Or maybe you're full-on 80 years, with the heart of three oxen and the sex drive of a bonobo chimp. Don't worry: this is normal. No one is ever the 'right' age - it is the beauty and the curse of being a real person. In this brand new show, Russell Kane unleashes another blisteringly-funny, award-winning stand-up performance about growing up, growing down, and why farts will always be funny.
With his many hits and unique blend of rock and country blues, Shaky's vocal capabilities enable him to cover a wide and varied range of musical styles.
The Echoes Of Our Times Tour will see the UK's biggest-selling singles artist of the 1980s hit the road from Easter next year with the opening night on Saturday April 15 in Carlisle. Shaky will then travel the length and breadth of the country before ending the tour in Hastings at the end of May. With 33 hit singles and four UK no. 1s to his name, the Platinum-selling entertainer and performer, will be wowing fans old and new as he performs new tracks from Echoes Of Our Times along with classic hits such as This Ole House, Green Door, Oh Julie and What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For.
When tough actor Jack Skipton returns from filming to care for his ageing aunt, he has no idea what he is letting himself in for. But this might be his most taxing role to date, as he begins an incredible odyssey through the N.H.S, from cancelled GP's appointments, wrongly booked scans, frustrated Consultants, and abusive home Carers, who smoke on the door step! Jack's story is hilarious and heartbreaking, as he and his aunt take on the health service in order to get the right diagnosis, and the right care; as he goes from actor to Carer to drugs Consultant, and she refuses to admit that she is even ill! Told in a bold physical theatre style and with breathtaking grit and honesty, Godber's take on our health service is both tender and true, as he investigates what we deserve, and what we receive. Take a deep breath, because This Might Hurt!
This much loved account tells the true story of a young girl and her formerly wealthy family as they are suddenly thrown into poverty during the Great Depression of the 1930's. Leaving behind the nannies, servants and comfortable middle-class life in the South West of England, they uproot their shattered lives and choose Liverpool as the city to restart and rebuild their dreams and fortune. Unbeknown to them however, they are in for a terrible shock. Loved by millions, see Helen's dramatic, moving and heart-warming tale come to life as she and her family are forced to survive in the slums amongst the streetwise working class. .