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
£16 (£12 NHS Staff)
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
Star of Live At The Apollo, Live From The BBC, Mock The Week, Roast Battle and Live From The Comedy Store - Suzi Ruffell takes her sell-out and critically acclaimed show Nocturnal on tour.
If you don’t have anxiety, I don’t think you’re concentrating! Suzi is worried about everything - from someone breaking into her flat, to human rights across the globe, to her cat’s quality of life – and it’s keeping her awake.
Following last year’s critically acclaimed, sell-out run, this show is not to be missed.
WHY? ‘Excellent hour of Stand Up’ ★★★★ The Sunday Times
The acid tongued Myra DuBois presents a sardonic side-eyed look at death and at the theatre of grief.
An evening packed with so many laughs that you’ll R.I.Pee your pants.
‘Incredibly quick witted comedy’ ★★★★ The Scotsman
‘Trust us, you’re going to want to spend your fringe with Myra DuBois’ ★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
‘Expect to be entertained’ ★★★★★ Broadway Baby
‘A display of caustic sensibility and razor sharp wit’ Scotland On Sunday
£14, £12 Advantage Card holders
Citizens of Hope and Glory! Our new tomorrow beckons. A new tomorrow that smells reassuringly of yesterday, but with wifi.
One last heave and we will be there. And when the going gets tough the tough get going. Although the going won’t get tough and anyone who tells you it is going to be tough is lying.
Come join me to marvel at the majesty of our green and pleasant land. A land globally renowned for our culture, history and places, like the world-famous Salisbury Cathedral.
Join me to step backwards into the future.
WHY? ‘Stand up Gold’ The Guardian
‘A supremely polished performer’ ★★★★★ Mail on Sunday
‘Wickedly witty Stuff’ ★★★★ The Telegraph
Welsh stand-up Robin Morgan is about to go on his first UK tour.
One small issue: he’s only just got married and is spending his actual honeymoon performing to the nation. Surely there’s a good reason why he’s doing it? There is. You’ll just have to come and find out. Robin has written for BBC’s Have I Got News for You and The Now Show.
WHY? ‘A phenomenal comic. Utterly hilarious’ Broadway Baby