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
They say all political careers end in tears.
In Brandreth's case it's tears of laughter as the actor, author, ex-MP, One Show reporter and QI, Have I Got News For You and Countdown star is back on tour with his new show celebrating all things theatrical.
Without hesitation or repetition (and just a touch of deviation), the BBC Radio 4 Just a Minute regular delivers dazzling wit, wisdom, high drama, low comedy and hilarious name-dropping.
WHY? ‘A master raconteur’ ★★★★★ The Telegraph
‘Total joy’ ★★★★★ Scotsman
Suitable for ages 11+ years.
Time travelling magicians Morgan & West present a jaw dropping, heart stopping, brain busting, opinion adjusting, death defying, mind frying, spirit lifting, paradigm shifting, outlook changing, furniture rearranging magic extravaganza!
Witness a mountain of mysterious magic, a hatful of hyper-reality, and of course a truck full of tricks and tea. Mixing brain boggling illusion and good old fashioned tom-foolery, Morgan & West present a show for all the family, where magic and silliness abound! Fun for ages five to 105!
WHY? 'Hilarious and good for all ages' Primary Times
'Hugely talented' ★★★★ Daily Mirror
'Superbly crafted' ★★★★ The Stage
£11 (£9 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £36
The multi-award winning comedian broadcaster and author returns.
The Sony Gold and Rose d'Or are just two of the awards he has won for his hugely popular Radio four series, The Infinite Monkey Cage. He received the Time Out award for outstanding contribution to comedy and has three Chortle comedy awards. Don’t miss his latest show!
WHY? ‘A bundle of fascinating and surprising digressions and uncanny impressions' ★★★★ The Times
£15 (£14 conc)
The award winning comedian is now comfortably in his forties and a new dad.
He delves into his back catalogue of material spanning 25 years to perform some of his more subversive routines. Does he still agree with those points of view or has he finally grown up? Plus a little navel gazing tossed in for the arty-farty types. Ages 16+ years.
WHY? ‘Lethally funny’ Metro
‘Absolutely hilarious’ Independent
‘Effortlessly funny… You have to go and see Glenn Wool’ Guardian
‘Why aren't you in a queue somewhere buying a ticket?’ Scotsman
Comedian, author, cultural icon and - most recently - idiot who agreed to be tortured on I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here!, Shappi Khorsandi is a woman of many parts.
But live comedy is where she's in her element. Expect sharp-tongued gags, cultural observation and whatever else is in her easily distracted mind this time around.
WHY? As heard on Radio 4, read in two warmly-received books and seen sleeping in a hammock
Age guidance: 14+ years
Following another sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe, Angela Barnes (Live at the Apollo, Mock The Week, BBC 2's Insert Name Here, BBC R4’s The News Quiz and host of The Comedy Club and Newsjack on BBC R4Extra) is back with her brand new show.
With stand up and stories, Angela is trying, really trying, to look on the bright side of life.
WHY? 'Feels like a sure-fire bet the instant she utters her opening lines' The Scotsman
'She’s just a gloriously down-to-earth, straight talking and extremely funny comic' The Guardian
'The pace is fast, the material strong and the delivery perfect' Chortle
Support act to be announced.
Suitable for ages 14+ years.
£14 (£12 conc)