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Dr Phil Hammond - Happy Birthday NHS?

Nye Bevan's beautiful baby is 70 this year, but will she make a ton?

Dr Phil charts the course of the NHS from 1948 to as long as she lasts. Come cheer the heroes, boo the villains and look to the future of robot surgeons, Fitbit nurses and iPhone GPs. Batteries not included.

Dr Phil Hammond has worked in the NHS for 31 years and loves it so much he still does. He is also a broadcaster, journalist, author, campaigner and comic.

WHY? ‘If Dr Phil were a medicine, you should swig him by the litre’ ★★★★ The Times

‘One of the most entertainingly subversive people on the planet’ The Guardian

Courtyard Theatre
£16 (£12 NHS Staff)

@drphilhammond
@nordenfarm

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Gyles Brandreth - Break a Leg!

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.

Courtyard Theatre
£20

@GlyesB1
@nordenfarm

Gyles Brandreth's Website

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Morgan & West's Magic Show for Kids & Childish Grown-ups!

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

Courtyard Theatre
£11 (£9 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £36

@nordenfarm
@MorganandWest

Morgan and West's website

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Robin Ince's Chaos of Delight

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

Studio
£15 (£14 conc)

@robinince
@nordenfarm

Robin's Website

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Glenn Wool: Wool's Gold II (The Iron Pirate)

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

@GlennWool
@nordenfarm

Glenn Wool's Website

Studio
£14

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Shappi Khorsandi: Skittish Warrior... Confessions of a Club Comic

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

Courtyard Theatre
£15

Shappi's Website

@ShappiKhorsandi
@nordenfarm

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Angela Barnes: Rose-Tinted

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.

Courtyard Theatre
£14 (£12 conc)

@AngelaBarnes
@nordenfarm

Angela's Website

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