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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.
Andy has swiftly established himself with his unique brand of political comedy. Swiftly moving from one theme to the next Andy has the ability to make you listen as well as laugh. He co-devised Radio 4's critically acclaimed satirical show, The Department.
Climb aboard for this pleasure cruise packed with timeless Cole Porter hits. Luxury ocean liner, the S.S. American sets sail for England with a cargo full of colourful characters. Anything Goes tells the tale of stowaway Billy Crocker and his desperate pursuit of Hope Harcourt, the beautiful debutante fiancée of English Aristocrat Lord Oakleigh. But, the road to love is never simple, as we are introduced to raunchy ex-evangelist turned nightclub singer, Reno Sweeney, who herself holds a torch for Billy, and gangster team Moonface Martin and his sidekick Erma, who are trying to make a getaway. Packed with great song and dance numbers such as It’s De-Lovely, Friendship, I Get A Kick Out Of You, Blow Gabriel Blow and the title song, Anything Goes, this show is guaranteed to get your toes tapping.
This exhilarating Broadway musical follows the irrepressible imagination and dreams of Phineas T Barnum, America's Greatest Showman. The story of his life and his marriage to Chairy reveals a couple who looked at the world from opposite sides of the spectrum, and also reveals that she was the practical one who made his dreams come true. We follow the legendary showman's life as he lit up the world with the colour, warmth and excitement of his imagination and finally teamed up with J A Bailey to create Barnum and Bailey's Circus - the Greatest Show on Earth.
Based on the smash hit film which starred Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston. Former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard, Frank Farmer, is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge - what they don't expect is to fall in love. A romantic thriller, The Bodyguard features a multitude of Whitney Houston's greatest hits, including Queen of the Night, So Emotional, One Moment in Time, Saving All My Love, I'm Your Baby Tonight, Run to You, I Have Nothing, How Will I Know, I Wanna Dance With Somebody and one of the greatest hit songs of all time - I Will Always Love You.
Brendan Cole adds the international flavour to BBC's 'Strictly Come Dancing'. Sassy and sexy, Brendan is a charismatic performer, his choreography has a touch of genius, and his bold exchanges with the Strictly judges makes for great viewing.
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.
The double British Comedy Award Winner, RTS Winner and BAFTA nominee is back.
Inspired by the fantastic audience response to his deconstruction of song lyrics in his "Best Medicine Tour" combined with his fascination with the vagaries of the English Language, this hilarious new show examines many more situations in life where words don't come easy. These include tongue-tied parents explaining the facts of life, ridiculous newspaper stories, magazine poems, pathetic adolescent chat-up lines, weird hospital speak, learning a foreign language and an extended selection of song lyrics that range from the lazy through to the surreal to the ridiculous.
All the hits from the film's soundtrack, which includes Do You Love Me?, She's Like The Wind and Time Of My Life, are featured in the stage show along with some new numbers. The story has been re-written for the stage, but includes all of the movies memorable moments and some added scenes as well. The Houseman's take their vacation at a popular holiday camp, where youngest daughter 'Baby' meets dance teacher from the wrong side of the tracks, Johnny. There begins a classic love story through which we see that love can conquer all barriers and we learn that 'nobody puts Baby in the corner'!
Often blue and very popular comedian.
In 1997, a British film about six out of work Sheffield steelworkers who had nothing to lose, took the world by storm. And now they're back, live on stage, only this time, for them, it really has to be...THE FULL MONTY. Rediscover the six men, their wives and their children and what they had to do to keep it all together.
Hal's comedy is simultaneously warm and catty, straight and camp, it's a lovely mix that has made him a regular guest on John Bishops's Only Joking (Sky1) and led to not one, but two sitcoms being produced in 2013.
Ages 16+. Running time: 1hr 30mins + interval
The Johal family invites you to a surprise birthday party for Sunita, but as the curries simmer and rotis are smothered in butter, years of family drama bubbling under the surface start to boil over. Today, four decades after arriving in this country, things are set to change.
A new comedy drama about family from the producers of Britain's Got Bhangra and Break the Floorboards.
Having gained fans for his work in television and radio, Jason is back touring the country doing what he does best, lightning-fast stand up in front of a live audience. Always welcoming, never bullying, the self-deprecating Geordie idiot has found himself in situations he never dreamed of. Come and see how he's mucked them all up this time.
Perrier nominee 2002.
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.
As seen on Ask Rhod Gilbert, a shaggy dog story about bread and circumcision.
London, Soho... 1956. Where glamour rubs up against filth, and likes it; where the posh mix with musicians, whores and racketeers; where 'virginity is no city trade', and where a dashingly impecunious bachelor in need of quick cash and a good time has to live on his wits. Turning con-man to fool his rich uncle, he variously becomes a lord, a high class call girl, and - God forbid - a poor actor. But a beautiful Soho tart is also on the scam: a whore to some, a religious instructor to others, and a debutante in need of an eligible bachelor to yet more...
Mark Steel has performed as a stand-up comedian on the British comedy circuit and on national tours since 1983. He has also written and performed four series of The Mark Steel Solution (Radio 4) and four series of The Mark Steel Lecture (Radio 4) - a collection of absorbing, half-hour profiles of historical figures. The television version of ‘The Mark Steel Lectures’ ran for three series on BBC4 and was nominated for a BAFTA Television Award. Mark is also a regular on TV shows such as "QI", a columnist for the Independent and an fan of both Crystal Palace and Kent County Cricket Club.
Following the publication of his latest book What's Going On?: The Meanderings of a Comic Mind in Confusion Mark brings you his brilliant comic musings.The Meanderings of a Comic Mind in Confusion.
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.
Audiences can expect An Evening With Noel Fielding to contain a magical mix of Noel's unique brand of stand-up comedy, live animation and music, as well as some of his best-known TV characters, such as The Moon and Fantasy Man.
Set in a Scottish war hospital during WW1, this is the story of the meeting and developing friendship of the celebrated writer, Siegfried Sassoon and the then unknown Wilfred Owen who was suffering from shell shock. It was this profoundly creative and liberating friendship that finally unlocked Owen's poetic genius to express the horror and pity of war, a war which claimed his life exactly one week before the armistice.
This enchanting story tells the tale of how Clara is given a wooden nutcracker as a Christmas present by Dr Drosselmeyer. During the Christmas party Clara and her brother Fritz fight over the nutcracker doll. Later that night Clara wakes and looks for the Nutcracker doll. When the clock strikes twelve, giant mice appear and fight with the toy soldiers. The nutcracker doll comes to life and joins in the battle. Clara finally kills the King Mouse with her shoe and The Nutcracker Doll is transformed into a handsome prince who takes Clara through the land of snow to the Kingdom of Sweet and the Palace of the Sugar Plum Fairy.
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.
The UK's most controversial Asian comedian, Paul Chowdhry, is seen as the bad boy entertainer of the Brit comedy scene and regarded as the outspoken nemesis of wholesome traditional Asian comics.
After touring the country with Reginald D Hunter, Pete Johansson embarks on his solo tour with 'Several Jokes'. Nuanced and layered, provocative and silly, all in one spectacular examination of his various fears and faults that enlighten the spirit and educate the soul. Plus there's animal talk. Running time: 60mins with no interval. Age 16+
Craiglockhart War Hospital, Scotland 1917. Poet and soldier Siegfried Sassoon has been institutionalised in an attempt to undermine his public disapproval of the war. His Army Psychiatrist, Dr William Rivers, has been tasked with returning shell-shocked officers to the trenches, yet under Sassoon's influence, has become tormented by the morality of what is being done in the name of medicine. Reminding us that some of the most intimate of friendships are borne from the most brutal of conflicts, Regeneration is a compellingly compassionate look at a nihilistic war and the devastating effect it had on a generation of young men.
Age guidance: 14+
No introduction needed. Star of Lee and Herring's Fist of Fun and This Morning with Richard Not Judy, writer of Al Murray's Time Gentlemen Please, Richard Herring is simply brilliant - a comedy genius.
After sorting out politics (Hitler Moustache), religion (Christ on a Bike), love (What is Love, Anyway?) and penises (Talking Cock) Herring's tenth consecutive stand-up show tackles the undiscovered country from whose bourn no traveller returns (apart from Jesus and that canoe bloke). Is death a tragedy or an excuse to have an extended lie-in? Are we snuffed out or forced to endure eternity without bodily pleasures? Death is inevitable, so let's laugh in its face while our hearts still beat and our jaws are still attached.
Comedian Rob Newman argues that cooperation drives evolution more than competition.
Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer Nominee 2013.
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.
Rated as one of the world's top mediums, Sally's reputation has been built from her close relationship with many high-profile celebrities. Since becoming a professional medium, Sally has gone on to read for a whole host of celebrities from film stars to radio presenters, musicians to soap actors. These have included George Michael, Koo Stark, Uma Thurman, Mel B and perhaps most notably, the late Pricess Diana whom Sally read for over a period of several years.
Seann is a charming and charismatic natural born observational storyteller, and one of the most frighteningly precocious talents to emerge from the UK comedy circuit in years. Within two years of his first comedy performance, Seann was the winner of the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year. Shortly after other accolades included Chortle Best Breakthrough Act Nominee 2010 and Chortle Best Compere Nominee 2011.
For ages 16+. Running time: approx 60mins. This performance contains strobe.
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.
?Do you know what? I don't care what everyone says. The Emperor's New Clothes is not that great a story...' Fearsome iconoclast Simon Evans is back with a brand new show, and nothing and no one is safe from the critical glint of his tiny, tiny eyes. Join him as he dismantles the lies - from fairy tales to post-match analysis - that confound us all. Get ready for some devastating comedy. It's time for some home truths!
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.
One of ballet's most famous works with some of its best known music. It is Siegfried's birthday and his mother gives him a crossbow and an ultimatum to get married! After the party and finding himself alone he goes hunting. The evil magician Rothbart (half man half bird) keeps beautiful women as swans on the lake - but by night they resume human form. Siegfried is bewitched by Odette, a Princess and one of the Swans. She explains their plight to Siegfried and says the spell can only be broken by someone who'll love her truly for ever. He swears to do so but Odette returns to being a swan as Rothbart's powers are so strong. Siegfried returns to the palace and his mother presents him with a string of women from whom to chose his bride - Rothbart arrives with his daughter Odile disguised as Odette and Siegfried agrees to marry her - only then realising his mistake as Odile reviles him for breaking his vow to Odette. Siegfried returns to the lake and begs Odette to forgive him - then fights Rothbart whom he kills - and the swans are released from the spell.
A musical celebration featuring the hit songs of Michael Jackson and The Jackson 5. Thriller is a stage and video spectacular celebrating the wonderful music of one of the greatest entertainers of modern times, Michael Jackson. The show has mind-blowing choreography and brilliant vocal performances as Jackson's amazing songs and videos are brought to life on stage. A full company of 40 performers including singers, dancers, a gospel choir and live band put on a mind blowing show, with over two hours of back to back hit songs including I Want You Back, I'll Be There, Rock With You, She's Out of My Life, Billie Jean and Earth Song. Michael Jackson died 25th June 2009.
Running time: 2hrs 30mins
It was sheer originality and overwhelming talent that won Tommy Tiernan comedy's most prestigious prize in Edinburgh in 1998. His life enhancing fusion of hysterical stories, killer one-liners and off-beat twists make him a favourite with audiences. 1998 Perrier Winner and 1999 British Comedy Awards Best Stand Up.
Canadian by birth with an Irish mother and a Trinidadian father, Tony Law has something to say on almost everything to say on almost everything from retarded Nazis and street crime to the state of the British government and tractors!
Dive into the zone of Tone for a brand new show of life-affirming, life-changing comedy from the multi award-winning nonsense-maker. As seen on Have I Got News For You, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, 8 Out Of 10 Cats, The Alternative Comedy Experience, Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe and more. Following a sell-out tour and mammoth West End run in 2013, Mr Tony Law is striding back out on tour this Autumn with a brand new show. Tony is an Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee 2012, Chortle Best Live Show Award winner 2013, Chortle Best Club Comic Award winner 2013 and Chortle Best Breakthrough Act Award winner 2012.
The 1935 film centres on American dancer Jerry Travers (Astaire) who is working for bumbling producer Horace Hardwick in London. When Jerry practices his new dance routine late one night in Horace's hotel, it wakes the sleeping Dale Tremont (Rogers) below. When she goes upstairs to complain, the two are immediately attracted to each other, but complications arise when Dale mistakes Jerry for Horace, who is married to her friend.
Whilst reporting the outbreak of war, a journalist is held at gunpoint, caught in the no-man's land between two nations. Testimony, singing and choreography fuse into a multi-disciplined performance. Stories and life changing experiences of war journalists create a song cycle performance threaded with extracts of the interviews to bring to life the horror, pain, courage and the strength of friendship - the bearable and the worst of war. Helen and Designer Miriam Nabarro have interviewed war correspondents covering Iraq, Chechnya, Georgia, Afghanistan, Liberia and Bosnia, including Giuliana Sgrena who was taken hostage in Fallujah, Iraq, and subsequently shot at by the US army.