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Multi-award winning musical comedy duo (and sisters) Flo & Joan are climbing out of their pits, armed with a piano and percussion section to bring you a brand new show of their critically acclaimed songs and comedy.
Their unique, sharp-tongued style has taken them around the world with multiple sell-out tours and appearances at the Just For Laughs Festival Montreal and Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Now they are back with their biggest ever UK national tour, poking around all the classic topics of the day: over-thinking, alien lovers and fringes.
As seen on Live at the Apollo (BBC2), The Royal Variety Performance (ITV), The Russell Howard Hour (Sky), Jonathan Ross’ Comedy Club (ITV), online with over 50 million views of their viral songs, in your personal nightmares, and in ‘Alive on Stage’, their own special available worldwide on Amazon Prime.
'Musical comedy hasn’t been in such safe hands for years' The List
'It’s the harmonies of Frankie Valli with the sensibilities of Frankie Boyle' Chortle
★★★★ The Telegraph | ★★★★ The Guardian | ★★★★ Sunday Times
'Unstable and deliciously unexpected' The Guardian
It’s Terry is a brand new knock about show introduced by the world famous character performer ‘Richie Raganoo’. By his own omission, it's Terry's 'weakest character he does. But his most successful!'.
It’s Terry has narrative, it’s a throw it up and see where it lands kind of show. So those that Know, Know, and those who don’t… will!
'He’s proved himself as a comedian of dizzying inventiveness' ★★★★★ The Times
Terry is one of the most exciting comedians around, regularly performing all over the globe and picking up the odd award. He has played the Melbourne Comedy Festival, New Zealand Comedy Festival, India, Edinburgh Comedy Festival, Canadas Just For Laughs, Dublin and Galway Comedy Festivals and many more. He is also recognisable to fans as character ‘Terry Spraggan’ in BBC EastEnders and ‘Charlie Mead’ in London’s Burning.
'A fantastic comedy mind' Eddie Izzard (Lost Python, Runner)
His TV stand up credits include, Live At The Apollo (BBC), Dave’s One Night Stand (Dave), Comedy Road Show (BBC), The Stand Up Show (BBC), Live At The Comedy Store (Comedy Central), Just For Laughs Comedy Gala (Montreal), All Stars Comedy Gala (Melbourne), All Stars Gala (New Zealand), and The Waverley Gala (Edinburgh).
Terry has also written and performed in three series of his BBC Radio 4 show Terry Alderton’s All Crazy Now.
'The feeling that you get in a room when the comedy is this good is unique. The audience becomes a single entity, bound by laughter and enjoyment. It is a powerful and rarely felt effect and you really must experience it. Thank you, Terry Alderton, for giving me the comedy thrill of a lifetime' Kate Copstick, The Scotsman
Terence Blacker has been stressing over how to grow old happily and with style ever since he got his bus pass.
Months of lockdown have not improved his age-anxiety one bit. Looking around, he has discovered that the world is every bit as muddled about age in the 21st century as he is.
Just when you’re getting going in your life, it happens. You catch sight of your father in the mirror and realise that it’s you. You start listening to your old Mungo Jerry albums. You feel the need to contact school friends you haven’t seen for years – even the ones you never liked. You join the National Trust.
Is this it? The start of a slow slide into Oldsville - comfy slippers, fussing over your breakfast cereal, talking at the TV, with the occasional Saga cruise thrown in as a treat?!
In his funny and perceptive new show, Terence faces up to the joys and pains of the passing years with songs, quotes, and anecdotes. It’s as if Victor Meldrew met Tom Lehrer for a none-too-serious debate about the meaning of life.
The result is a spirit lifting and timely celebration of the art of not taking the ageing process lying down - about being, in the words of one of Terence's songs, 'not quite done'.
Does The Shock of the Old finally reveal the great secret of the coming of age? Possibly not, but Terence Blacker shares a world of fun, warmth and wisdom looking for it.
'A bitter-sweet - and yet ultimately life-affirming - show, full of humour and terrific songs (with wonderful guitar-playing), giving two fingers up to old age. Even if you hobble in, you’ll leave with a spring in your step' Virginia Ironside, Journalist, Agony Aunt and Author
'Melodic, funny, and with a touch of melancholy, Terence Blacker’s Shock of the Old blends sharp, knowing comedy with cracking tunes. You’re in for a treat' Craig Brown, Satirist
A dazzling new magic show - presented by the magician most famous for jamming the BBC switchboards after he correctly predicted the lottery. This astonishing, enigmatic, five star rated magic show will leave you aching from laughter and dizzy in disbelief.
’There’s a moment you will remember for the rest of your life’ Chortle Magazine
Directed by the late Paul Daniels, this mind-blowing magic show comes to the stage for the first time - you’ll be transported to a jaw-dropping world of light-hearted hilarity, wonderment, and mystery.
'Leaves even the most seasoned magic goers dumbfounded' ★★★★★ Fringe Magazine
Focusing on mind-bending feats of illusion, from making people forget their own names to vanishing them from the auditorium entirely - this sensational show is a sure sell-out and showing in Maidenhead for one night only.
Presented by host of BBC’s Trickster: Live, ‘the most anticipated magician in a generation’ - James Phelan is The Greatest Magician.
‘The magic was great... there was the right level of pzaz. With huge laughs and stunning tricks’ ★★★★★ Voice Magazine
‘Will leave even the most seasoned magic goers flabbergasted’ ★★★★★ Edinburgh Fringe Magazine
‘He barely skips a beat... one to watch in the World of magic’ ★★★★ The List
‘James has stage presence by the bucket load’ ★★★★ One4Review blog
‘You’re funny, you look good, all your tricks work, if you were anyone else I’d hate you’ Paul Daniels
A show about sexy things (awkward), private things (oh no) and a woman trying to sit on the face of time to keep it still (hot, right?).
You’ve seen Jess on Live at the Apollo, QI and on Harry Hill's Clubnite amongst other TV shows. She's a regular co-host of The Guilty Feminist Podcast, the host and creator of The Hoovering Podcast and you hear her regularly on BBC R4's News Quiz and Now Show.
Jess was nominated for the Dave Edinburgh Comedy Award – Best Show 2019 with her last show Hench, and she won Best Show and Best Breakthrough Act in the Chortle Awards 2020.
Suitable for ages 16+ years.
Promoter Credit: Little Wander
Photo Credit: Matt Stronge
If Jen Brister has learned anything in the past 18 months, it’s that she’s no good in a crisis (unless you count getting into the foetal position in under 30 seconds).
Has the pandemic changed her for the better or is she the same old pessimistic naysayer she’s always been? I think we all know the answer to that. Let’s just hope she can make it funny.
'Furiously funny' The Guardian
'Her energy is explosive. Her use of space and delivery, mesmerising' The Sunday Times
'A phenomenal display of sinewy stand up' Chortle
Age guidance 16+ years.
Presented by Little Wander Ltd.
Photo Credit: Matt Crockett
We've all had some pondering to do about the fragility of life recently, but don't worry, skinny national treasure Mark Watson has it covered.
At 41, he's halfway through his days on earth, according to the life expectancy calculator app he paid £1.49 for. That life is in the best shape in living memory... but one problem remains, and it really is a huge one.
Spiritual enquiry meets high-octane observational comedy as the 'Taskmaster' survivor, multi-award-winner and 'No More Jockeys' cult leader attempts to cram a couple of years of pathological overthinking into an evening of stand-up. Maybe we'll even solve the huge problem. Doubt it, though.
★★★★ Times | Independent | Metro | Time Out | Chortle
'Quite unlike anything else I’ve seen in almost 20 years of covering the Fringe... witty, warm, perfectly judged' ★★★★★ Telegraph
'This is a stand-up operating at the very top of his game' ★★★★ Independent
'He always displays an innate understanding of what the audience wants... creating a bespoke experience for every gig, an added flourish to a strong hour of stand-up' ★★★★ Chortle
'A quick-fire hour of fun' ★★★★ Metro
Justin is back: still funny, yet middle aged.
A brand new show that may contain: Yoga, getting older, Madonna, shoplifters, Labradoodles, middle-aged cyclists, The Menopause, running, hating football fans but loving football, not drinking, funerals, is Tapas a rip off?, Captain Tom, Droylsden, the environment, self-improvement, ruining a sexual position, electric car charging spots used by doggers, nursery graduation, horses, Stig look-a-likes, home cooked food in places that aren’t your own home, the odd advantages of fundamental religions, the gym, shop door etiquette. And he’s got a new suit. Come, it’ll be fun.
Suitable for ages 14+ years.
'Not a moment without laughter' ★★★★ Chortle
'If joke-telling is your thing, then Justin Moorhouse is your man...very high gag rate' ★★★★ Fest
'Skilful crafting...he keeps the laughs coming' ★★★★ British Theatre Guide
'He charms the pants off the crowd' Sunday Times
'The amount of first-rate comic craft that goes into his routines is worthy of admiration' Guardian
'Simultaneously down-to-earth and out of this world' The List
'The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once' Albert Einstein (probably)
If it feels like the past is catching up with us and the future isn’t what it used to be, then fear not!
Mitch Benn, comedian, songwriter and thinker of deep thoughts, (not to mention 'the country's leading musical satirist' The Times) is back, clock in one hand and guitar in the other, to help you look at time in a whole new way.