Ed Gamble: Blizzard

Sat 19 Oct • 3pm, 8pm • Full £15 • Comedy

After a sellout national tour in Spring 2019, Ed Gamble’s tour has been extended. Live at The Apollo (BBC2) Off of Mock the Week (BBC2), The Russell Howard Hour (Sky), Royal Variety (ITV) Comedy Central at the Comedy Store (Comedy Central), Hypothetical (Dave), Drunk History (Comedy Central), The Apprentice You’re Fired (BBC2), Man Down (Channel 4), Conan (TBS) and a short film he can’t remember the name of where he killed a man from The Bill (ITV) with a spade.

Co-host of the hugely successful Off Menu podcast, with James Acaster which has reached no.1 in the iTunes charts.

“…this is a super show from a comic who may be about to become more of a force in the game.” (Chortle on Ed Gamble’s Mammoth, 2017)

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George Egg: Movable Feast

Fri 18 Oct • 7:30pm • Full £14 Concs £12 • Comedy

Brand new comedy from the stand-up who cooks on stage. In this show he’s on the road! It’s time for Planes, Trains and Automob-meals (sorry).
George demonstrates how to cook with an engine, procure items from the train buffet trolley and turn unexpected road-works into a picnic. Three plates of gourmet food cooked live in the most unconventional ways and with the opportunity to taste the results at the end, provided you can stop laughing.
“Brilliantly funny”Jay Rayner, Guardian
“trust us, you won’t believe how good the food tastes”Scotsman

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Glenn Moore: Love Don't Live Here Glenny Moore

Sat 7 Dec • 7:30pm • Full £12 • Comedy

Glenn Moore (star of Mock The WeekThe Stand Up Sketch Show and Absolute Radio), presents his first solo UK tour, full of the distinctive jokes and offbeat gags we’ve learned to accept from him.

Moore’s bringing you two ‘blissfully silly’ (The Guardian), ‘brilliantly original’ (Chortle) shows in one night, featuring last year’s Edinburgh Comedy Award nominated effort Glenn Glenn Glenn, How Do You Like It, How Do You Like It, and this year’s highly anticipated Love Don’t Live Here Glenny Moore.

“The best showcase of pure joke-writing skill on the Fringe” – The Guardian ****
“A prolific writer of clever, distinctive gags” – Chortle ****
“This is a comedian putting others to shame. A stunningly well-crafted show” – The List ****
“Exquisitely-crafted gags” – Evening Standard ****
“A class act” – The Herald ****

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Steamed: A Dickensian Improvised Christmas Tale

Wed 4 Dec • 7:30pm • Full £16 Concs £14 • Professional Theatre

Presented by Closer Each Day Company

Steam ships, steam trains, steamed puddings, hilarious comedy, astonishing drama, endearing orphans and perhaps the odd catchy music hall number! This December join Closer Each Day Company for something distinctly Dickensian and entirely improvised.
Closer Each Day Company, creators of Bristol’s cult comedy, Closer Each Day: The Improvised Soap Opera, bring their dynamic and addictive brand of theatre to this new show, co-produced with The Wardrobe Theatre. Come along for a right old knees up and enjoy improv in the time of cholera!

“Quick-witted, very watchable ensemble, razor-sharp in timing and delivery.” ★★★★ Stage Talk
“Funny, inventive, fast-paced and sparkling. Loved it!” David Lloyd, BBC Screenwriter
“So consistently gripping it’s incredible to think it’s created off the cuff.” Visit Bristol

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Dead Men’s Eyes: Two Ghost Stories by M R James

Thu 5 & Fri 6 Dec • 7:30pm • Full £16 Concs £14 • Professional Theatre

Presented by Nunkie Productions

“Put it down, you fool! Do you want to look through a dead man’s eyes?” 

Two chilling and thrilling tales from M R James, the master of the English ghost story.

In A View From a Hill a pair of binoculars reveal the grisly history of an idyllic stretch of English countryside. In The Treasure of Abbot Thomas a treasure-seeker comes face to face with unspeakable horror at the bottom of ancient well.

Dead Men’s Eyes is one of a series of one-man shows that seek to revive the tradition of supernatural storytelling perfected by Montague Rhodes James.

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Getting The Third Degree

Wed 13 Nov • 7:30pm • Full £16 Concs £14 • Professional Theatre

Written by Dougie Blaxland
Presented by Roughhouse and Live Wire Theatre Companies

Getting The Third Degree was commissioned by Kick it Out to recognise the 25th anniversary of its ongoing battle against discrimination in football. This compelling new drama tells the powerful and deeply moving story of Laurie Cunningham who came to prominence with West Bromwich Albion in the late 1970’s. The first of the black footballing trio famously dubbed The Three Degrees – Laurie Cunningham, with his swaggering style and dazzling skills forced favourable comparisons with the legendary Pele. The first black footballer to sign for the mighty Real Madrid and only the second to win a full cap for England, he inspired a whole generation of young black players to follow in his pioneering footsteps.

In dramatising Laurie Cunningham’s meteoric rise to stardom Getting The Third Degree also explores how he and his fellow black players – Brendon Batson and Cyrille Regis – triumphed over the racial abuse and physical threats often orchestrated by The National Front through a potent combination of footballing brilliance, charismatic style and compelling dignity.

Incorporating 1970’s funk, soul and blues, contemporary commentary and social and political speeches, Getting The Third Degree is a powerful piece of theatre that vividly recreates a tense and troubled period in the history of football and the wider society.

★★★★★ “Entertaining, thought-provoking and far transcends the rugby field.”  British Theatre Guide on Hands Up For Jonny Wilkinson’s Right Boot

“A real tour de force”  Deep Extra Cover on When The Eye Has Gone

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Mark Thomas: 50 Things About Us - Work In Progress

Fri 1 – Sat 2 Nov • 8pm • Full £12 Concs £10 • Comedy

In his new show 50 Things About Us Mark Thomas combines his trademark mix of storytelling, stand-up, mischief and really, really well researched material to examine how we have come to inhabit this divided wasteland that some of us call the United Kingdom.

Mark picks through the myths, facts and figures of our national identities to ask who do we think we are?

It is a show about money, history, songs, gongs, wigs, unicorns, guns, bungs, sods of soil and rich fuckers.

And how we have so much feeling for such a hollow land.

(In the vein of the Manifesto meets a sweary history channel)

50 Things About Us is also a podcast (coming out in September) and a book published by September Publishing in February 2020 and an art exhibition… in Liverpool January 2020.

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Lysistrata

Wed 6 – Sat 9 • 7:30pm • Full £14 Concs £12 • Community Theatre

By Aristophanes
Presented by Playing Up

There’s something rotten in the state of Athens. The Athenian men are permanently at war with someone; anyone and everyone! Currently it’s The Spartans, last month it was the Trojans, the year before The Peloponnesians… Now Lysistrata has had enough. She persuades women across Greece to go on a sex strike until their husbands lay down their arms. No peace – no sex!

Aristophanes’ timeless comedy has been skilfully upgraded with moments of commedia dell’arte slapstick and modern music, but without losing any of the naughtiness or feminist ideals. She’ll laugh, he’ll cry, they’ll stop fighting… if he knows what’s good for him!

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John-Luke Roberts: After Me Comes the Flood (But in French) drip splosh splash drip BLUBBP BLUBBP...

Sat 25 Jan • 8pm • Full £10 • Comedy

The critically acclaimed idiot John-Luke Roberts returns to the road with another ridiculously long titled show.

In a brand-new hour of extraordinary daft-hearted comedy, expect to not know why you are laughing once more… even when he gives you the punchline first. Jokes about staring into the Nietzschean void, the stupid decisions of kings and how Pinocchio can save the world all might make appearances in this hour of absolute silliness. But then again, maybe they won’t. Who knows what could happen!

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Jen Brister: Under Privilege

Fri 3 Apr • 8pm • Full £14 Concs £12 • Comedy

Brister has it all: a wife, kids, a house and a job she loves (sometimes) so what the hell is she moaning about? Join Jen as she takes an irreverent look at the often controversial subject of ‘privilege’. Who has it? Who doesn’t? And why does no one like to admit they have any?

“A powerhouse performance” ★★★★½ Chortle
“A big dose of double up funny” ★★★★★ DeadLineNews
“Glorious raging” ★★★★ BroadwayBaby
“Brister uses anger to quite stunning comedic effect” ★★★★★ Skinny
“Blisteringly funny” ★★★★ The List

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