Following last year’s sell-out shows at the Edinburgh Festival, London's Soho Theatre, national UK tour and at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, musical comedy sisters Flo & Joan have a new hour of their dark and waggish songs to parade about the place.
Age guidance 14+
“These intricately crafted, flawlessly performed numbers will have you howling with laughter one minute,wiping away a tear the next” The Telegraph
‘Their style is stiletto sharp, their diction perfect as they race through their complex rhymes’ Evening Standard
The stand up comedian shines a light on how hard it is to be a good person these days.
Why don’t we just leave each other alone and get on with the big stuff? Laura takes on society's big issues: social media, mental health, climate change and conceiving... but come for the jokes, not answers.
WHY? ★★★★★ London Theatre | ★★★★ Telegraph | ★★★★ The List | ★★★★ Broadway Baby | ★★★★ The Times
Age guidance 14+ years.
One of British comedy's most exciting talents (although she's Danish), winner of the prestigious Edinburgh Best Newcomer Award, a cult podcaster and now the author of the hugely successful book Happy Fat, Sofie Hagen returns to Maidenhead with a brand new show direct from the Edinburgh Fringe.
A show about the things you forget, the things you remember, and the things you wish you could forget. But also, there's a bit about bums.
An evening of brilliant stand-up from a fast-rising star.
WHY? As seen and heard on BBC3, BBC1, Radio 4, Comedy Central and Channel 4
Age guidance 14+ years.
The 2019 Edinburgh Fringe sell-out hit!
Following a sell-out 2018 tour, and fresh from a 2019 Edinburgh Fringe run that sold out in advance, Phil ‘Philly Philly Wang Wang’ Wang is back on tour with his newest show.
Phil has made a name for himself (that name being Phil Wang) exploring sex, romance, politics, and his mixed British-Malaysian heritage with shows that delight in his unique Wang brand of smart and silly. This one is about morality and the modern sense of self. Swell!
WHY? As seen on Taskmaster, Live at the Apollo and Netflix.
‘This is intoxicating stuff’ ★★★★ The Telegraph
’Stand-up dreamland’ ★★★★ The Guardian
Bostonian comedian. Jew. Sweetheart.
Alex Edelman’s first show, Millennial – about very traumatic stock photos and young people - won an Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Newcomer, the first show by an American to do so since 1997.
The follow-up, Everything Handed to You - about identity and the availability of plug sockets in airports - was even more acclaimed: selling out its entire Edinburgh run and garnering the second-best reviews of any comedy show at the Festival. It was also filmed in its entirety for a special called Live at the BBC, which is currently available on Netflix.
Just For Us is what comes next. Nominated for the Barry award at Melbourne International Comedy Festival, earning the prestigious Herald Angel award as well as being nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Show, it’s about gorillas that can-do sign language and tribalism. Come.
WHY? ‘Boasting technical flair and a precocious authority, Edelman’s comedy manages to capture the voice of Generation Y’ Guardian
‘I fondly imagined this was what it might have been like to watch Jerry Seinfeld when he was in his early 20s. There is no greater praise than that.’ ★★★★★ Mirror
‘Every story is a precision-engineered Rolls-Royce of a routine, perfectly timed and constructed, each morsel of information released just at the right moment’ Chortle
£15 (£13 conc)
Grace Campbell survived a childhood in British politics – her dad is Alastair Campbell.
She is co-founder of feminist group The Pink Protest and wants to tell you why she’ll never consider a career in Westminster. Expect vagina jokes, mental health within Parliament and anecdotes of hanging out with Putin’s kids.
WHY? ‘Articulate, witty and very funny’ ★★★★★ The Edinburgh Reporter
In these somewhat uncertain times comes a wonderful evening of warmth, wit and gentle humour.
The best of Joyce’s hilarious songs and monologues from Stately As A Galleon and Free Activity Period to A Terrible Worrier and First Flight.
Joyce is our guide for a delightful delve into some of her most endearing characters, ably accompanied by her trusted pianist William Blezard.
As Joyce would have said “We request the pleasure of your company” in the company of one of Britain’s best loved comediennes.
The family of William Blezard (Joyce’s musical director and pianist) have also given permission for us to use material from previously unheard rehearsal tape recordings and personal letters sent from Joyce to William.
WHY? The show will provide a completely unique view into the life of Joyce Grenfell through the eyes of her well respected friend, William Blezard
£15, £13 Supporters
Coming live to the theatre for the first time in over 60 years is The Navy Lark.
The Navy Lark sees a cast of three, bring to life three classic episodes from the much loved radio series which ran for 1959 - 1977. Originally featuring Leslie Phillips, Ronnie Barker and Jon Pertwee.
Starring James Hurn known for portraying such iconic characters as Tony Hancock, Sid James and Kenneth Williams from his hit one man show Hancock and Co. As well as Richard Usher and Mark Earby best known for The Goon Show Tour and The Lost Hancock’s Vacant Lot.
Presented in the style of a radio performance in front of a live audience. Bringing to life the classic days of radio comedy.
WHY? When HMS Troutbridge docks in Maidenhead it’s going to be “Ev’rybody Down!” For an evening of nostalgic belly laughs
£15 (£13 conc)
Starring Jon Culshaw and Bill Dare from Radio 4’s Dead Ringers.
Join them for an evening of unscripted, unrehearsed, spontaneous comedy and conversation. Politicians, sports personalities and celebrities old and new are all up for a roasting. You help choose which characters appear and what direction the show takes
WHY? Topical, satirical, anecdotal and highly entertaining - it's never the same show twice!