In an age of global socio-political turmoil, Shah presents a show about freedom, fascism, history, hope, resistance and milk.
Ahir's last show enjoyed packed runs at the Edinburgh Fringe, the Soho Theatre, and a national tour. In it, he theorised that we were being tugged in contradictory directions by a potential brighter future and resurgent worst of the past. He's currently trying to work out how to build that future in a time when the past appears to be winning. He's got loads of jokes about it.
WHY? 'Excellent' ★★★★ Guardian
Presented by Milk, in association with Derby Theatre.
Written by Lucy J Skillbeck.
What happens when a disguise soon becomes something a lot more real and you have to fight for who you really are? An earthy story of courage, conviction and hope, Joan is a refreshing look at Joan of Arc – history’s greatest underdog.
The latest daring fusion of lyrical new writing and anarchic cabaret from the multi-award winning Milk Presents and performed by drag king champion Lucy Jane Parkinson, Joan takes the stage as a gutsy gender warrior, dragging up as the men she’s defies.
A fearless solo show, with uproarious songs, exploring what it means to stand out, stand up and stand alone.
WHY? ‘Defiantly delightful’ ★★★★ The Stage
£14 (£10 conc)
Sofie Hagen is unquestionably one of the most talked about comics of the moment.
A modern legend in her native Denmark, she burst onto the British scene by winning Best Newcomer at Edinburgh Festival 2015; her 2016 follow-up, Shimmer Shatter, was a second total sell out.
She’s spoken to millions as former host of Guilty Feminist and current host of Made of Human podcasts, and appeared on The One Show, The Now Show and Live From The BBC.
This, her biggest national tour to date, is a brand new show packed with brilliant, offbeat observation, passionate argument, and jokes. Also: one parable.
Age guidance: 14+ years
WHY? ‘Consistently funny, personal, and a slyly powerful show’ Chortle
£12 (£10 conc)
Hosted by Jeff Lloyd.
Bowie’s 25th and final studio LP. Recorded in secret in New York with local jazz musicians, it was Bowie’s parting gift to his fans, released two days before he passed away. Containing hidden secrets and messages, come and discover what greatness sounds like.
WHY? Hear music in its finest form – on vinyl and on a fabulous hi-fi!
A comedy horror from the masters of visual theatre – Ding Foundation. The story of an ordinary woman's journey to an extraordinary dimension.
From behind the walls of her flat, something is emerging. A feeling. A sound. Definitely, something’s there – maybe a plant or a creature?
Compelled to investigate, she is drawn into a surreal world of transformations to discover what or who lies beneath.
Using puppets, music and physical performance, Wild Life is a feast for the senses and the mind, exploring whether our inner, wilder instincts can happily sit alongside the demands of modern life.
Contains dark imagery and so only suitable for hardy youngsters over the age of nine.
WHY? A spine-chilling, thought-provoking night out for the family
£12, £10 Supporters
Following a sell-out Edinburgh Festival season and 2016 tour, Ellie presents an unmissable new stand-up show discussing whether or not she should breed.
Ellie has starred on BBC1's Live at the Apollo, Mock the Week and The John Bishop Show, Channel 4's 8 Out of 10 Cats and BBC Radio 4's The Now Show presents.
WHY? 'Radiates charisma... blessed with great flair' The Guardian
Scottish comedian Danny Bhoy embarks on his maiden tour of his brand new show.
Don’t miss this internationally renowned and critically acclaimed comedian who regularly sells out tours all over the world with his unique brand of observational storytelling.
WHY? 'This is a show you could see time and time again. Exceptional' The Sunday Mail
After selling out an often-extended Off-Broadway run, an Australian tour and a sell-out run at Soho Theatre, RuPaul’s Drag Race winner Jinkx Monsoon presents The Vaudevillians, a bawdy, rowdy musical comedy co-starring composer and musician Major Scales.
Throughout the 1920’s husband and wife performers Kitty Witless and Dr. Dan Von Dandy toured the United States as The Vaudevillians, wowing audiences with their edgy, original music. One day, while touring through Antarctica, they were victims of a devastating avalanche and were buried under two tons of sleet and snow – instantly freezing them alive.
But thanks to Global Warming, they recently thawed out only to discover that pop artists had stolen their music and passed it off as their own. Now, at long last, they are taking to the stage to reclaim their songs, performing their music as originally composed. It’s a vintage cabaret with a twist of drag.
Suitable for 16+ years.
WHY? ‘The laughs are jam-packed and the musicianship is flawless.’ Time Out Melbourne
Award winning comedian and actor Omid Djalili is known for his legendary stand up performances.
Intelligent, sometimes provocative and always entertaining, expect a hugely energetic and captivating comedy masterclass. Omid has recently starred in BBC1’s Dickensian, Sky1’s Lucky Man and BBC4’s Going Forward with Jo Brand.
WHY? ‘Belly laughs with a subtle blend of mainstream gags and subversive twinkle’ Sunday Times