Jen Brister: Under Privilege

Fri 11 Sep • 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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Ex-Batts and Broilers

Thu 29 Oct • 8pm • Full £14 Concs £12 • Professional Theatre

By Haste Theatre

Gail and Gemma are two delightful chickens in a cage, discovering life as it comes. Join them on a touching, egg-citing and cut-throat journey through friendship and chickenhood. Heroically saved by Jimmy from battery and broiler farms, watch them compete for your affections, and decide on your favourite to vote out of the cage to pastures new!! A refreshingly light-hearted and unexpectedly moving story of female friendship and industrial meat farming told through dark comedy, clown, physical storytelling and live music. Haste is a multi-award winning, all female, physical theatre company and this is their fifth, original, devised show.

★★★★★ “Genuinely can’t remember the last time I laughed so much” Stagedoor
★★★★★ “A show so ridiculous shouldn’t be so moving – but it is” London Box Office

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Rob Newman: Work in Progress

Sat 23 Jan • 8pm • Full £14 • Comedy

Phil McIntyre Live Ltd Proudly Presents

Catch Rob Newman as he tries out new material for the next series of his BBC Radio 4 stand-up philosophy show Total Eclipse of Descartes.

“Hugely entertaining, gleefully jaunty and refreshingly intelligent… I loved it.” ★★★★ The Guardian 2018

“He is one amazing comedian” Time Out

“Intellectually charged and adorably ambitious…a delightfully digestible dose of brain food”The Times 2018

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Stephen Bailey: Can’t Be Bothered

Wed 30 Sep • 7:30pm • Full £15 Concs £11 • Comedy

Proudly Presented by Phil McIntyre Live Ltd

“An outrageous, hilarious hour of comedy. Stephen Bailey is a superstar in the making”.  British Comedy Guide

Stephen Bailey has made a name for himself for being a little gossip – but this year he’s grown up and decided to have a conversation with you (but a funny one – he’s still Channel 5’s darling) – about everything that is going on in the world.
Host of Channel 5’s Celebs on the Farm and off of shows such as ITV’s Coronation Street, ITV2’s The Stand Up Sketch Show, BBC2’s Live at the Apollo & The Apprentice: You’re Fired, it’s been a very big year for Stephen, he’s even bought a new microwave.
He’s the best mate you want to chat to at the pub and he thinks the world has gone mad. This show is bit of storytelling, some inappropriate anecdotes and more sincerity than he’s ever dared have! What more do you want? He’s basically Holly Willoughby.
Trigger warning – he does NOT mention Brexit. The government don’t know what to say so he certainly doesn’t. Radio 4 listeners still welcome.

“Stephen’s show was hilarious from the first line, and for the whole performance I don’t think a single joke died”   Voice Magazine
★★★★★ – Voice Magazine, Fringe Guru, One4Review
★★★★ – Sunday Express, The Herald, The Skinny, Scotsgay

16+ Age Guidance

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Quentin Crisp: Naked Hope

Fri 22 Jan • 7:30pm • Full £16 Concs £14 • Professional Theatre

Written and Performed by Mark Farrelly
Directed by Linda Marlowe

Fresh from its Off-Broadway debut and milestone 100th performance, Mark Farrelly’s hugely acclaimed solo play comes to The Rondo.

From a conventional upbringing to global notoriety via The Naked Civil Servant, Quentin Crisp was one of the most memorable figures of the twentieth century. Openly gay as early as the 1930s, Quentin spent decades being beaten up on London’s streets for his refusal to be anything less than himself. His courage, and the philosophy that evolved from those experiences, inspire to the present day. Naked Hope is a glorious, uplifting celebration of the urgent necessity for all of us to be our true selves.

Mark Farrelly’s West End credits include Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? opposite Matthew Kelly. He is directed by EastEnders star Linda Marlowe (Berkoff’s Women).

★★★★ “Brilliant”  Time Out
★★★★ “A masterclass”  Broadway Baby 
★★★★ Metro
★★★★ The Stage
★★★★ British Theatre Guide

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Laura Lexx: Knee Jerk

Thu 10 Sep • 8pm • Full £12 • Comedy

Star of Live at the Apollo (BBC Two) and Hypothetical (Dave), ‘tour-de-force’ ★★★★ (Telegraph) Laura Lexx shines a light on how hard it is to be a good person these days. Why don’t we just leave each other alone and get on with the big stuff?

Following a sold-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe which earned her a prestigious Comedian’s Choice Award for the second year in a row, Lexx takes on society’s big issues: social media, mental health, climate change and conceiving…but come for the jokes, not answers.

★★★★ “A stand-up star is born. Laura Lexx is a tour-de-force” Telegraph
★★★★ “A must-see for all” The List
★★★★★ “Utterly brilliant” London Theatre
★★★★★ “utterly brilliant at spinning hilarious narratives” London Theatre
★★★★★ “the jokes don’t stop coming…a magnificent show, one you’d be a fool to miss” Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

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Tom Stade: You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet

Fri 2 Oct • 8pm • Full £18 • Comedy

Proudly Presented by Blue Jeans Management

Following his last smash-hit UK tour and direct from this year’s Edinburgh festival Tom is back on the road with a brand-new show. The kids have moved out and it’s the dawn of a new era! Tom’s embracing change with his usual spirit and irrepressible sense of mischief; what’s coming is way better than what has gone!

30 years on the comedy frontline and this Canadian legend remains as engaging, innovative and hilarious as ever. As seen on Ch4’s Comedy Gala, BBC One’s Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, The John Bishop Show and Live at the Apollo.

“For energy think Porsche 911: 0-60mph in 2.9 seconds.  Wouldn’t be out of place in an arena.  Career-wise he’s just getting into his stride.” Mail on Sunday

“Swagger of a rock star, charisma of a talk show host.  Hilarious.  See for yourself before the secret gets out.”
Warrington Guardian

“UNMISSABLE” Edinburgh Evening News

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Tez Ilyas: Populist

Fri 13 Nov • 8pm • Full £15 • Comedy

Presented by Live Nation in association with UTC Artist Management

The brand-new stand-up show from the star of The Tez O’Clock Show (Channel 4), TEZ Talks
(BBC Radio 4) and the multi-award-winning Man Like Mobeen (BBC Three).

Join Tez as he uses his trademark silly, smart and subversive approach to pit ordinary people against the establishment.

Expect huge laughs, groans and shocks as Tez confronts the state of the world with his cheeky, provocative flair.

★★★★ ‘Radiantly entertaining’ The Times
★★★★ ‘Blackburn’s Chris Rock’ The Guardian
★★★★ ‘Tez Ilyas’s political stand-up takes serious talent to pull off’ The Telegraph

@tezilyas
www.tezilyas.com

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Stiff & Kitsch: Bricking It

Thu 12 Nov • 8pm • Full £12 Concs £10 • Comedy

Musical Comedy Award winners 2018 sing about everything keeping them awake at night: tax, wooden cutlery and the consequences of last night’s eight double G&Ts. Each.

From the creators of hit show, Adele Is Younger Than Us, ‘Stiff & Kitsch: Bricking It’ is a story of life’s favourite fears, told through one big night out and one miserable morning after.
Everyone’s scared of something, but there’s safety in numbers: maybe we’ll be braver together.

“Perfectly executed modern musical comedy that left the audience in stitches”
 – British Comedy Guide 

★★★★★ “Properly ‘laugh until your face aches’ hilarious…an absolute delight” – Broadway World 

★★★★ “A comic powerhouse” – The Wee Review 

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SOHO CINDERS

Wed 21 – Sat 24 Oct • 7:30pm • Full £12 • Community Theatre

Music by George Stiles, Lyrics by Anthony Drewe, Book by Anthony Drewe and Elliot Davis
Presented by Merriman Productions

When impoverished student Robbie becomes romantically involved with engaged London mayoral candidate James Prince, his lap-dancing step-sisters become the least of his problems! James and Robbie’s worlds collide forcing them to fight for their own fairy-tale ending in this hilarious, satirical twist on the classic Cinderella story.

The potent mix of politics, sex-scandals and true love come together in this contemporary musical with an infectious score that you’ll be humming long past the stroke of midnight!

Merriman Productions return to the Rondo following their recent highly-acclaimed productions of Spamalot, One Man Two Guvnors and The History Boys.

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