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Stephen K Amos: Bouquets and Brickbats

Highly acclaimed stand-up comedian Stephen K Amos hits the road this Autumn with his brand new tour.

As Brexit looms on, Trump reigns rampant and everyone seems pushed to extremes, Stephen’s main aim is to cheer us up.

Forget everything that’s going on in the world and immerse yourself in the warmth of “one of the most likable figures in British Comedy“ (Radio Times). As seen on QI, The People’s History of LGBT, Live At The Apollo, Have I Got News For You and What Does The K Stand For? on BBC Radio 4.

WHY? ‘Deliciously deft… we roared at ad-libbing that was first rate throughout… you’ll leave the show smiling’ The Times

'Unashamed feel-good entertainment’ The Evening Standard

Age guidance 16+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£17.50


@stephenkamos
@nordenfarm

Stephen K Amos Website

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An Evening of Burlesque and Cabaret

Have you been naughty or nice this year? Hundred Watt Club's gift to you is this hot toddy of a show, jam packed full of festive burlesque, cabaret, circus and drag acts.

Always seductive, always sublime, and always that little bit ridiculous. This is an evening of vintage inspired, Christmas themed entertainment. If you like your Winter nights bawdy and a little bit naughty, this is for you!

Starring: Your host, fabulous hostess and angel atop the Christmas tree Eva Von Schnippisch; slinky sugarplum fairy showgirl Lena Mae; circus royalty and her tinselled hula hoops Abi Collins; the queen of 'look-at-me', lametta bedecked Lolo Brow; and the ridiculous, but hairy and hunky Santa Claus, Dave The Bear!

WHY? Perfect for an alternative festive night out with work or friends.

Ages 18+ years only. Adult themes, strong language and partial nudity employed and embraced!

Presented by Hundred Watt Club

Courtyard Theatre
£16

Now booking for Summer 2019

Hundred Watt Club - An Evening of Burlesque & Vaudeville

Hundred Watt Club return to Norden Farm with 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. Expect the unexpected, but be ready for a good old fashioned, bawdy and champagne soaked variety show!

The Lowdown:
Hundred Watt Club heartily employ and embrace adult themes, partial nudity and strong language – over 18s only. Not for the faint hearted or easily offended! There’s no dress code but dressing up to the nines is encouraged, we love it when our audiences look red carpet ready (but if you’re more comfy in jeans then by all means wear them!).

What the critics say:
'Old school mischief and timeless raunchiness collide at the Hundred Watt Club. Hats - and corsets - off to Lena Mae for an excellent night of entertainment' Sussex Express

'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' Fringereview.co.uk


@100WattClub
@nordenfarm

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Hal Cruttenden - Chubster

Hal's literally filled our screens recently on BBC1’s Have I Got News For You, BBC2’s The Apprentice: You're Fired, Channel 4’s Bake Off: Extra Slice and BBC’s Live at the Apollo.

His daughters chose the title of his new stand-up show. He's now on a diet.

WHY? 'On top form' ★★★★★ Edinburgh Evening News

'He had the audience in stitches' ★★★★★ Daily Record

'Hilarious' ★★★★ Evening Standard

'Hugely talented' ★★★★ The Times

'Go and see Hal Cruttenden' ★★★★ Daily Mirror

Courtyard Theatre
£18

@Halcruttenden
@nordenfarm

Hal's website

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Andrew Doyle: Friendly Fire

Andrew Doyle is one of the UK’s foremost political satirists.

Friendly Fire is his seventh solo stand-up show. It follows the critically acclaimed Thought Crimes, which ran at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe last year and later transferred to the Soho Theatre in London.

Andrew is co-writer of internet sensation Jonathan Pie, and has collaborated with Pie creator Tom Walker on numerous viral videos. Their response to Donald Trump’s election has been viewed online more than 150 million times and a more recent piece was described by Ricky Gervais as “one of the most perfect (and important) pieces of comedy I’ve ever seen."

WHY? 'Comedy gold' Broadway Baby

'Prepare for all your internal organs to burst with laughter' Independent

'One of the country’s most exciting comedic talents' Gay Times

'Utterly hilarious' Fest

Studio
£11

Andrew's Website

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Ed Gamble - Blizzard

After a sellout national tour in 2017, Ed Gamble is back with another bracing flurry of idiocy.

He’s been seen on BBC2’s Mock the Week, Sky’s The Russell Howard Hour, Comedy Central at the Comedy Store, Comedy Central’s Drunk History, BBC2’s The Apprentice You’re Fired and more.

WHY? ‘A comic who may be about to become more of a force in the game’ Chortle

Courtyard Theatre
£15

@nordenfarm
@EdGambleComedy

Ed Gamble's Website

  •  31 Jan SOLD OUT
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Justin Moorhouse – Northern Joker

These days Justin’s not certain about anything apart from his uncertainty – Brexit looms, it appears the Cold War is being rebooted and that’s before we begin to worry about what’s happening in America…..closer to home he’s starting to feel redundant as a parent. One kid is leaving home, the dog is getting older and doesn’t need much walking, and the youngest kid hits thirteen and cancels the family subscription to The Beano.

On top of this the golden age of the Northern straight white male comedian has gone the way of the dinosaurs. How will he adapt if he wants to survive? What next for this Northern Joker? What can he talk to his daughter about now she cares little for Dennis the Menace and the Bash St Kids?

Hang on. Perhaps nothing has changed that much. When he was thirteen, the Russians were scary, the White House was a madhouse and he’d never been to Europe anyhow. Thinking back this was when his reading habits changed too, more Dark Knight than Desperate Dan, more Catwoman than Minnie the Minx. Perhaps our heroes never went away….they just waited for us to pick them up again. Perhaps she just needs a different type of comic.

WHY? 'Comedic tour-de-force… brought a tear to a critical glass eye' The Herald

'Simultaneously down-to-earth and out of this world' The List

'The amount of first-rate comic craft that goes into his deceptively simple routines is worthy of admiration' Guardian

Age guidance: 14+ years.

Studio
£14 (£12 unwaged)

@justinmoorhouse
@nordenfarm

Justin Moorhouse's Website

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Ken Cheng - Best Dad Ever

The Dave Joke of the Fringe Winner, Cambridge mathematics dropout and professional poker player heads to Maidenhead following a sold out, award nominated run at the Edinburgh Festival.

Born to Chinese immigrants in the UK, Ken never had the most normal upbringing. The show is a tale of his unique childhood, exploring his obsession with toy lambs and his complicated relationship with his parents.

WHY? 'A fiercely accomplished talent' The Scotsman

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

@kenchengcomedy
@nordenfarm

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Rob Auton - The Talk Show

The Talk Show is a comedy/theatre/spoken word show about talking by award-winning writer and performer Rob Auton.

Following on from his shows about hair, sleep, water, faces, the sky and the colour yellow, Rob now turns his attention to talking because he is ready to talk about talking.

Since 2012 Rob has chosen a specific theme for his shows and challenged himself to create an hour of material about each subject. These shows have given rise to sell-out shows at the Edinburgh Fringe as Rob continues to build his audience through his unique use of words and humour.

After his appearances on the Russell Howard Hour, BBC at the Edinburgh Festival and Channel 4’s Random Acts, Rob now looks to talk to as many people as possible with The Talk Show.

The Talk Show was the second best reviewed comedy show at the Edinburgh Festival 2018.

WHY? ‘A genuine original. Poetical, philosophical, humane, completely charming and funny to boot’ The Guardian

‘Charming, eccentric and uplifting, Auton is a talent to watch’ The Independent

‘Funny, poetic, observant and wholly original. Auton’s brilliant use of language and perfect comic timing throws up laugh after laugh after laugh after laugh’ ★★★★★ Beyond the Joke

‘It's both touching and bizarre. A warm and frequently funny hour’
★★★★ The List

‘Inspiring and uplifting. Well worth seeing’ British Comedy Guide

‘A remarkably moving emotional journey. A thoroughly enjoyable, engaging and entertaining hour’ ★★★★★ Entertainment Focus

‘Thought-provoking, heart-warming and heart-breaking’ ★★★★★ Three Weeks

‘Auton cleverly controls the mood to a minute degree. It feels like a new kind of poetry’ ★★★★★ The Peg Review

‘He uses words like a potter uses their wheel’ ★★★★★ Marbles magazine

‘An experience not to be missed’ ★★★★★ The Student Rag


Studio
£12

@RobertAuton
@nordenfarm

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Flo and Joan – Alive on Stage

The musical comedy duo and sisters are travelling the country with a new hour of their dark and witty songs.

Flo and Joan enjoyed a sell out run of their critically acclaimed 2017 show The Kindness of Stranglers. They were winner of Best Musical Act at Leicester Comedy Festival 2018 and winner of Best Music and Variety Act in the 2018 Chortle Awards. Suitable for ages 14+ years.

WHY? ‘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

Courtyard Theatre
£12

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Pete Firman - Marvels

The UK's leading comedy magician is back on the road with his astonishing new show.

You've seen him on television, now experience his trademark blend of laugh-out-loud comedy and jaw-dropping magic live on stage!

As seen on ITV1's Tonight at the London Palladium and The Next Great Magician, BBC1’s The Magicians, The John Bishop Show and The Sarah Millican Television Programme.

Suitable for ages 14+ years.

WHY? 'The man from Middlesbrough sets the pace for comedy-meets-magic in the 21st century’ The Times

'The new poster-boy for British comedy magic’ The Telegraph

'Seamless blending of quality magic and stand-up comedy. It is a joy to watch’ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

'Breathtaking illusions’ The List

‘The best magic tricks in the Universe’ Independent

‘Firman is responsible for making it socially acceptable to say that you like magic again’ The Guardian

Courtyard Theatre
£16 (£14 conc)

@petefirman
@nordenfarm

Pete Firman's Website

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Stuart Goldsmith - End Of

Stu's back with a comic odyssey on how it works out in the end, and whether anyone cares.

Intelligent stand-up comedy for everybody, but of particular interest to people over thirty who've lost touch with all their old friends and can't eat just one pain au chocolat.

Featuring ultimates, absolutes and surprisingly few conclusions.

Host of The Comedian’s Comedian Podcast (10 million downloads) and as seen on Dave's As Yet Untitled and Comedy Central's Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central.

WHY? 'Truly a comedy masterclass... endlessly inventive' The List

'Expert, charming stand-up' The Sunday Times

'A master of the form' The Independent

Studio
£10

@nordenfarm
@ComComPod

Stuart's Website

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Sindhu Vee - Sandhog

The Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer Nominee 2018, heads on tour.

Loving your children, spouse and ageing parents (in that order, please don’t tell my mother) is very hard work, very intense and a lot of the time it sucks. But who wants to live without love? Sindhu is the host of BBC Radio 4’s Comedy of the Week podcast. 

WHY? As seen on QI, Have I Got News for You and Alan Davies As Yet Untitled

Studio
£14, £12 Advantage Card holders

@sinhuvfunny
@nordenfarm

Sindhu's Website

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Andrew Maxwell - Showtime

A memorable cocktail of personal stories, astute political observations and the odd surprise foray into character cameos.

Andrew is known for his eagle-eyed, passionate current-affairs comedy showcased in his many appearances on BBC Radio 4 (News Quiz, Welcome To Wherever You Are, Public Enemies).
He's been seen on BBC1’s Live at the Apollo and Have I Got News for You, ITV2’s Celebrity Juice and BBC2’s Mock the Week. To a whole new generation he is the devilish voice of MTV's Ex On The Beach.
Suitable for ages 14+ years.

WHY? ‘One of the most significant comedians working in the country today’ ★★★★★ The Independent

‘Showtime is a masterclass in mirth, sublime timing, and killer punchlines’ ★★★★★ The Herald

Courtyard Theatre
£14

@andrewismaxwell
@nordenfarm

Andrew's website

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Ahir Shah - Duffer

Ahir Shah returns with a brand new stand up show about life and what comes after, death and what comes before, and Bohemian Rhapsody.

Duffer comes to Maidenhead fresh from a critically acclaimed sell-out run at Edinburgh Festival Fringe. It earned Shah his second nomination in a row for Best Show at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards.

WHY? ‘Intricately crafted, profoundly moving, howlingly funny’ ★★★★★ The Telegraph

Studio
£12

@AhirShah
@nordenfarm

Ahir'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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Ivo Graham - Motion Sickness

A feisty new hour about facing the future, named after his fourth favourite Hot Chip song (and a beaut by Phoebe Bridgers).

As seen/heard on Live At The Apollo, Mock The Week, Live From The BBC, Jon Richardson’s Ultimate Worrier, Fighting Talk, The Now Show, It’s Not What You Know, and eating Subway sandwiches in petrol stations.

WHY? 'Endlessly amusing hour from the politest man in comedy' ★★★★ The I

Studio
£12

Ivo's Website

@IvoGraham
@nordenfarm

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Odyssey

Stranded war hero Odysseus must struggle against the odds to get home to his wife.

But can he battle his way through grumpy gods, naughty nymphs, monocular monsters and over a hundred sleazy suitors? All whilst wearing an Ancient Greek robe that looks suspiciously like a bedsheet?

WHY? The Pantaloons present a hilarious new verse adaptation of the most epic journey of all time

Presented by The Pantaloons.

Studio
£15 (£13 conc)

@ThePantaloons
@nordenfarm

The Pantaloons Website

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Stephen Bailey: Our Kid

Everyone’s favourite ‘guilty pleasure’ (Daily Record), stand-up comedy star, Stephen Bailey is back on tour with his brand-new show Our Kid – a story full of Northern warmth, some working-class guilt and a bit of blue.

2018 has been an exciting year for Stephen. The past six months have seen him embark on his first critically acclaimed UK tour, perform a season at the prestigious Soho Theatre in London plus support Katherine Ryan on her recent sold-out UK outing. His friendly brand of gossipy humour has made him one of the Britain’s most exciting up-and-coming acts in comedy at the moment.

His recent and varied TV work includes him becoming the resident agony uncle on ITV1's Zoe Ball on Sunday and appearances on Five's Celebrity Big Brother’s Bit on the Side and Comedy Central’s Live at The Comedy Store adding to his extensive back catalogue of TV and radio work. Most recently he was the host of the reality show Celebs On The Farm on 5star.

WHY 'Stephen’s show was hilarious from the first line, and for the whole performance I don’t think a single joke died' ★★★★★ Voice Magazine

Studio
£14

@stephencomedy
@nordenfarm

Stephen's Website

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Suzi Ruffell - Nocturnal

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

Studio
£12

Suzi's Website

@suziruffell
@nordenfarm

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Myra Dubois: We Wish You a Myra Christmas

The self-declared siren of South Yorkshire presents a festive spectacular in what is undoubtedly the best Christmas show you’ll see this summer!

Join Myra for an evening of off-season seasonal sing-a-longs and summertime yule-tide anecdotes from her Christmases past, all delivered in her trademark acerbic wit!

WHY? ‘Incredibly quick witted comedy’ ★★★★★ The Scotsman

Studio
£14, £12 Advantage Card holders

@myradubois
@nordenfarm

Myra's Website

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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

SOLD OUT
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Al Murray - Landlord of Hope and Glory (work in progress)

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

Courtyard Theatre
£15

  •  18 Apr SOLD OUT
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Robin Morgan - Honeymoon

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

Studio
£12

@robinjaymorgan
@nordenfarm

Robin's Website

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Adam Riches - The Adam Riches Experience

Enjoy a unique show of off the wall, absurd and downright hilarious live comedy from the Edinburgh Comedy Award winner.

From edge of your seat audience participation to masterful character creations - no two shows are alike. Adam has been nominated for The Times South Bank Show Breakthrough award, three Chortle Awards and also named Time Out Comedy’s Person of the Year.

WHY? ★★★★★ Independent | ★★★★★ The Telegraph | ★★★★★ The Scotsman | ★★★★★ Time Out | ★★★★★ Chortle

Age guidance: 16+ years

Studio
£12

@TigcoRiches
@nordenfarm

Adam's Tour Website

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John-Luke Roberts: All I Wanna Do Is [FX: GUNSHOTS]

One of the Edinburgh Fringe's most celebrated talents of recent times sets out on his first full national tour.

John-Luke Roberts' show this year was a complete sell-out run and one of the most talked about shows of the festival: a dizzying avant-garde ride through the mind of a gifted comic-philosopher. One with a blue moustache. Who thinks far more about the Spice Girls than anyone should. A masterclass in prop, clown, costume and Mel C-themed comedy.

And that's all we can tell you in the brochure, because his stupid title takes up the rest of the allotted space.

Suitable for ages 16+ years.

'An impeccably choreographed, giddily inventive, turbo-charged hour' ★★★★ The Telegraph

'A hit' ★★★★ The Times

'Killer gags... glorious idiocy' ★★★★ The Guardian

'Mind warping hour which follows through brilliantly on its own absurd logic...relentlessly funny' ★★★★ The List

Studio
£12

@nordenfarm
@jlukeroberts

John-Luke Robert's Website

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Alfie Brown: Lunatic

Fresh from a complete sell out run at the Edinburgh Festival, Alfie Brown is going on his first UK Tour and he remains charming and disgusting.

His new show is about identity politics, trying to be a good father in a horrible world and being responsibly horny in the wake of wide-spread male sex crimes. He provides no answers, only questions. Society's new-found fondness for moral certainty is the subject of a search and destroy mission by Brown. They were wrong all along, it turns out if you believe in something, you’ll fall for anything.

WHY? ★★★★ The Times | ★★★★ The Evening Standard | ★★★★ Chortle | ★★★★ The List | ★★★★ Edinburgh Guide

Suitable for ages 16+ years.

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

@abcomedian
@nordenfarm

Alfie's Tour Website

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Alistair McGowan - Introductions to Classical Piano

After the success of his piano album (released through Sony Classical) and his tour in 2018, Alistair McGowan is back with the show that brings together all his talents.

Alongside tracks from the album, Alistair will play some other short classic piano pieces: from Gershwin to Grieg, Mompou to Mendelssohn, Satie to Schubert. Join Alistair as he talks a little about the history of each piece, the composer and his own connection to the music.

WHY? Expect a lot of beautiful music (with the odd mistake!), some interesting stories and a sprinkling of his trademark impressions.

Courtyard Theatre
£18

Credit: Sony
Music Photograph: Christopher Dunlop

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Ashley Blaker and Imran Yusuf: Prophet Sharing

Two great religions. Two great comedians.

The descendants of Abraham may have gone their separate ways but now stand-up comedian friends Ashley Blaker and Imran Yusuf – both stars of their own BBC shows – are joining forces in the most-unlikely double-act since Kermit and Miss Piggy (who neither Ashley and Imran can eat!) Originally brought together by a passion for the same football team, the pair are travelling the UK uniting people of every faith and none for an evening of laughter.

WHY? 'A slickly funny stand-up show' New York Times on Ashley Blaker

‘Imagine John Oliver in a yarmulke' New York Post on Ashley Blaker

‘A special vein of comic material' ★★★★ Financial Times on Ashley Blaker

‘Intelligent, thought-provoking and laugh out loud funny’ Time Out on Imran Yusuf

‘An hour of cheek and charm' ★★★★ The Independent on Imran Yusuf

‘Sharp, passionate and uplifting’ Daily Telegraph on Imran Yusuf

Courtyard Theatre
£16 (£14 conc)


Presented by So Comedy & Broken Robot Productions

@AshleyBlaker
@imranyusuf
@nordenfarm

Ashley's Website
Imran's Website

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Bilal Zafar - Lovebots

Best Newcomer nominee 2016 and Hackney Empire (NATYS) winner is back with a brand-new show!

Social media has been taken over by bots spreading hate, fear and influencing how we vote. In Lovebots, Bilal has made his own bots to fight back, except these bots only want to spread love and compassion.

As seen and heard on BBC Three, Channel 4, MTV, BBC iPlayer, and BBC Radio 4.

WHY? 'Witty and absorbing... highly entertaining' Times

'Delivers big laughs' Guardian

‘Fascinating and hilarious in equal measure' i-D

'A natural storyteller with a very likeable stage presence' ★★★★★ Shortcom.co.uk

Studio
£12

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Charlie Baker presents The Greatest Goat of All Time

World premiere of this fresh, funny, fantastical story.

Starring award-winning comedian, singer and dancer Charlie Baker (Harry Hill Sky1, Dog Ate My Homework CBBC, Doctor Who BBC1) and BAFTA winning CBBC Class Dismissed actor Sam Battersea.

A live ‘Clip-Clop Hip-hop’ soundtrack accompanies our hero on her journey from 0-100% confidence with her magically tuneful farmyard friend.

Jokes! Songs! A Goat! (plastic) Smiles! (Not plastic)

Age guidance: 14+ years. Likely to be swearing and adult content.

WHY? ‘A very special show’ Blue Peter

Studio
£11 (£9 Under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £36
Tickets/seats are not required for children under 18 months who are happy to sit on laps.

Charlie's Website

@BakersTweet
@nordenfarm

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Lucy Porter - Pass It On

A brand new stand-up show from the TV favourite. As seen on BBC’s QI, Room 101 and Live at the Apollo. As heard on BBC Radio 4’s News Quiz and The Now Show.

Always warm, witty and thought-provoking, this is Lucy’s best show yet. She muses on what we receive from our ancestors and what we pass on to future generations. Lucy’s inherited dodgy knees and global warming from her parents, but can she leave a better legacy for her children? Suitable for ages 16+ years.

WHY? ‘Impeccably punch-lined anecdotes … Genuinely delightful’ The Telegraph

‘A treat from start to finish’ The Herald

Courtyard Theatre
£15

@lucyportercomic
@nordenfarm

Lucy Porter's Website

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Radio Active

With Angus Deayton, Philip Pope, Michael Fenton Stevens, Helen Atkinson Wood

Presented by So Comedy & Broken Robot Productions.

Angus Deayton (Have I Got News For You, One Foot In The Grave, Nighty Night), Helen Atkinson Wood (Blackadder, The Young Ones, QI), Michael Fenton Stevens (Benidorm, My Family) and Philip Pope (Who Dares Wins, Chelmsford 123, Only Fools & Horses) reunite to take classic scripts from the award-winning BBC Radio 4 show on the road.

Among other classic characters expect to catch up with long suffering radio host Mike Channel, original foodie Anna Daptor and the accident-prone Martin Brown. Also featuring the cast’s original musical creations, responsible for such parody bands as The Hee Bee Gee Bees and Status Quid.

WHY? Heading to Maidenhead following a sell-out and critically acclaimed run at Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Courtyard Theatre
£20

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Mark Watson – The Infinite Show

He’s been cluster-bombed with yoghurt on Dave’s Taskmaster and half-killed on Channel 4’s Bear Grylls' Celebrity Island. Now Mark returns to what he's best at: being indoors.

Inspired by the mostly alarming state of the world his children are growing up in, and a genuine, urgent desire to do something about it, this show is about empathy. 99 percent of the world's population is made up of other people: why can't we understand them? As scrawny and impassioned as ever, one of the UK's most beloved and thinnest acts offers some suggestions, with his usual notoriously high joke-and-rant-per-minute rate.

Suitable for ages 14+ years.

WHY? ‘He sparkles with originality and verve' Chortle

'A kind of unstoppably funny Superhero' Sunday Times

'Hugely entertaining, craftsmanlike, remarkable' Telegraph

Courtyard Theatre
£19

@watsoncomedian
@nordenfarm

Mark Watson's Website

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Chris McCausland: Speaky Blinder

A brand new stand-up show following a stonking set on Live at the Apollo and a sell-out Fringe, one of the UK's top stand-ups Chris McCausland is on tour. Sunday Times Best of the Edinburgh Fringe 2018.

He's blind. He's a dad. He's a husband. He's third in command. He'll speaky about all of that, and loads more.

WHY? 'A joke heavy show with gags a plenty' The List

'Passionate and rib-tickling. An illuminating, heartfelt performance. Highly recommended!' EdFestMagazine

'He paints us pictures with fantastical words and images... it's almost impossible not to like him' ThreeWeeks

@chrismccausland
@nordenfarm

Chris' Website

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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

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Gary Delaney: Gagster's Paradise

Due to exceptional demand and an array of sold out dates all over the UK, Britain's leading one-liner comic extends his brand new 2018 tour with even more dates for 2019.

He returns to the road with another onslaught of lean, expertly crafted gaggery. A Mock The Week regular and recent star of the new Live At The Apollo series, Gary's shows are renowned in the business for a near unrivalled volume of high-class gags. You should expect no different from this highly acclaimed show. Please note Coolio will not be appearing.

WHY? ‘A cavalcade of brilliantly inventive puns’ ★★★★ The Guardian

‘More quality jokes in one hour than most comics have in their entire careers...Quite brilliant’ ★★★★ Scotsman

‘A master craftsman’ ★★★★ Times

‘One of Britain's grandmasters of the one-liner' ★★★★ Chortle

Suitable for ages 16+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£17

@GaryDelaney
@nordenfarm

Gary's Website

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Luke Kempner - House of Faces

Comedian and Impressionist Luke Kempner hosts an ultimate reality show where no one is off limits.

Expect celebrities, politicians and even royalty going head to head in Luke’s hit show; House of Faces.

As seen and heard on Celebrity Big Brother (Channel 5), The Imitation Game (ITV), The Royal Variety Performance 2018 (ITV), The Week That Wasn’t (Sky One), Murder In Successville (BBC3) and The Now Show (Radio 4).

WHY? 'A remarkable talent for impersonations’ ★★★★ Telegraph

‘Gloriously funny’ Independent

‘Blummin genius’ Dawn French

Suitable for ages 14+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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