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Bilal Zafar - Biscuit

The 2016 Best Newcomer nominee and Hackney Empire New Act of the Year winner of the same year.

Bilal explores the fascinating world of online dating and finding love on social media in increasingly confusing times. He has appeared on Channel 4, BBC Three, BBC iPlayer, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Asian Network and has written for the Independent.

WHY? 'Catch him before he hits the mainstream’ The Guardian

Studio
£12

@Zafarcakes
@nordenfarm

Bilal Zafar's website

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Stephen K Amos: Everyman

Stephen K Amos is on a mission to bring about world peace.

Or, to at least bring about an evening of peace, one venue at a time. In an age when arguments are started over everything from politics to bendy straws, Stephen is rising above the anger to remind us of what we have in common.

Bringing achingly funny anecdotes, hilarious takes on the everyday and his infectious charm, Stephen K Amos will warm your cold, stiffened hearts. Join together with your fellow man and experience the universal language of laughter.

WHY? 'Comedy at its purest and richest form' The Advertiser ★★★★★

'Amos has the sort of commanding presence and confidence that could only have come from years of working the circuit' Arts Hub ★★★★

'One of the most likable figures in British comedy' Radio Times

‘Much loved King of stand-up’ North West End ★★★★

Suitable for ages 16+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£18

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NOTFLIX – The Improvised Musical

Five-star sellout show Edinburgh Fringe 2017-2018 and VAULT Festival 2017-2018.

Netflix combines the taste profiles of 98 million users to create a perfectly ideal viewing experience. Notflix combines the taste profiles of a room full of theatre goers to create a brilliantly hilarious and completely improvised viewing experience – a full musical.

The all-female cast use audience suggestions of recently watched films to create a brand new, fully improvised, one-night-only musical. Every show is different but what remains is the same joy-filled, high camp, musical celebration of everything you wish a movie could be.

WHY? Because everything is better as a musical!

'Roaringly funny and incredibly talented' ★★★★★ Broadway Baby

'Professional, fun and effortlessly funny' ★★★★ The Observer

'Surprising, spontaneous and delightful' ★★★★ Fringe Biscuit

Courtyard Theatre
£14, £12 Supporters

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Jonny & The Baptists and Susan Riddell

An Avalon Edinburgh Festival preview.

Musical satirists Jonny & the Baptists are among the hottest musical comedy acts on the UK scene. They have regularly appeared on BBC Radio 4 including The
Now Show, The Infinite Monkey Cage, and Sketchorama.

‘Wickedly amusing’ ★★★★ The Times

Susan Riddell has created and starred in several online comedy sketches for BBC Short Stuff which have garnered nearly 3 million views and counting.

WHY? Join these two top comedy acts as they preview their latest material

Studio
£10

Jonny and The Baptists Website
Susan Riddell's Website

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Ahir Shah & Garrett Milerick

An Avalon Edinburgh Festival preview.

Ahir Shah was an Edinburgh Comedy Award 2017 Best Show nominee. He brings his sharp, intellectual brand of stand up.

‘One of his generation’s most eloquent comic voices’ ★★★★ The Telegraph

Garrett Millerick is an acclaimed stand up comedian, writer and director. In 2018 his show Sunflower became one of the best reviewed shows of the Edinburgh Festival.

‘Wickedly funny’ ★★★★ The Scotsman

WHY? Two critically acclaimed comedians preview their latest work

Studio
£10

@AhirShah
@millerickcomedy
@nordenfarm

Ahir Shah's Website
Garrett Millerick's Website

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An Evening of Burlesque and Vaudeville

Hundred Watt Club return to Norden Farm with their ravishing, risque and ridiculous evening of burlesque, comedy and cabaret!

Prepare to be teased by the cream of the glittering UK burlesque scene, to roll in the aisles at riotous comedy and be awestruck by incredible circus stunts. There’s no dress code but dressing up to the nines is encouraged!

Your dazzling cast for the evening are; glittering effervescent showgirl Athena Beauvoir, award winning comedy magician Christian Lee, neo-drag burlesque Queen Lilly Snatchdragon, and obscene vodka-addled acrobat Velma Von Bon Bon. Hosting your evening is the outrageously funny Chastity Belt!

Age Suitability 18+ years.

WHY? A good old fashioned, bawdy and champagne soaked variety show!

'Harking back to the gin drenched halcyon days of a grimy Berlin nightclub in the 1930s, Hundred Watt Club sparkles, fizzles and shines brightly on a dark night' Fringe Review


Presented by Hundred Watt Club

Courtyard Theatre
£16

@100WattClub
@nordenfarm

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Why Mummy Doesn’t Give A **** - An Evening with Gill Sims

Author of online sensation Peter and Jane, Gill Sims is the number one best-selling author behind Why Mummy Drinks, its follow up Why Mummy Swears and the recently announced Why Mummy Doesn't Give a...

Join Gill as she is interviewed about her blog, books, character and much more! There will be readings from her books and also a chance to ask Gill questions from the audience. Books will be available to purchase and sign as well.

Why Mummy Drinks spent over six months in the Sunday Times bestsellers Top Ten and was the number one bestselling debut hardback novel of 2017. Gill's second book Why Mummy Swears, published in early 2018, was a Number One Sunday Times bestseller for seven consecutive weeks and has spent a total of 18 weeks in the Top Ten. Since publication of her first book just over a year ago Gill has sold over half a million books.

Mummy has an idea... when she can get away from all the other ideas, that the world is full of mums who go to advanced yoga classes, get tiddly on a half glass of white wine, and attend polite book clubs.

Mummy does not want to go quietly into that good night, of women with sensible haircuts who live only for their family and stand in the playground trying to trump each other by bragging about their offspring's academic achievements, extracurricular activities, and their latest overseas holidays.

Instead, she clutches a large and full glass of wine, muttering 'FML' over and over again, until she remembers that great idea...

Suitable for ages 16+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£15

  •  27 Jun SOLD OUT

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about 11 hours ago Enjoy an evening of comedy with two top comedians for just £10 on Thur 18 Jul! Kai Samra brings a fresh and edgy approach to the issues of today and Matt Winning has an eccentric and idiosyncratic whirlwind of ideas! Don’t miss them previewing their latest material head of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe --> https://norden.farm/events/kai-samra-matt-winning

about 19 hours ago Have a listen to golden age jazz vocalist Rosina Hepburn and her Quintet before her upcoming gig with us on Saturday 20 July --> https://norden.farm/events/the-rosina-hepburn-quintet

about 20 hours ago Join us for the first of our Summer Recital Series on Thursday 18 July, featuring the music of Schubert – alongside other leading Viennese composers. More info and tickets here --> https://norden.farm/events/summer-recital-series-1

about 22 hours ago Wrongfully condemned and outcast from society, a poor weaver becomes a doomed miser and recluse… until he is forced to take in a young orphan girl. Their mutual friendship leads to joy, love and his redemption! Silas Marner is thrillingly brought to life on our Courtyard Stage on Fri 11 Oct --> https://norden.farm/events/silas-marner

1 day ago RT @MaidEnergyCoop: We've put solar on the roof of @MagnaCartaSch and @nordenfarm and on Tuesday we launch our next share offer, so we can…

1 day ago His gift is his song and this one’s for you… Catch epic Elton John musical biopic – Rocketman! Screening with us from Friday 28 Jun --> https://norden.farm/events/rocketman-15

1 day ago This summer expect riotous amounts of energy, a fair old whack of chaos and a great deal of laughter with The Tempest on Wed 10 Jul --> https://norden.farm/events/the-tempest-93 You don’t have to take our word for it, take a look at what audiences have to say…

2 days ago Griff is back and once again all over the place touring the UK this autumn with his brand new full-length stand up show – All Over the Place! Guaranteed to be packed with wicked insights into the pains of celebrity, the vicissitudes of parenthood and encounters with the great, the good and even the royal. Join Griff on Tues 8 Oct --> https://norden.farm/events/griff-rhys-jones-all-over-the-place

2 days ago Pianist and composer Gabriel Latchin and his trio head to our Studio with music from his new release The Moon and I on Friday 19 July. Experience the unique sound of the hard swinging 1950s, married with Gabriel’s contemporary compositions. More info and tickets here --> https://norden.farm/events/gabriel-latchin-trio-the-moon-and-i-tour

2 days ago Join the critically acclaimed stand up Abigoliah Schamaun as she takes to the road for her debut nationwide tour – Do You Know Who I Think I Am? on Thur 3 Oct --> https://norden.farm/events/abigoliah-schamaun-do-you-know-who-i-think-i-am

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