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.
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.
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.
Interactive storytelling in the magical story den.
Join in or unwind in the Café Bar with a latte and the Sunday papers, while your little ones get involved in telling stories from all over the world.
Age guidance 4 – 7 years.
WHY? A sociable, creative and entirely relaxed way to do Sundays for families with young children
The Story Den
£3.50 per person (45 mins)
An affectionate tribute to one of Britain’s best-loved comedy stars.
Leading impressionist Julian Dutton brings to life the man behind the wry smile and urbane English repartee that charmed millions and turned John Le Mesurier into a household name as Sergeant Wilson in Dad’s Army. Packed with glorious reminiscences and stories from the Golden Age of Classic British Comedy.
WHY? A joyful and moving celebration of one of the most popular comic actors of our era
Brand new comedy from the stand-up who cooks on stage.
In this show he’s on the road! It’s time for Planes, Trains and Automob-meals.
George demonstrates how to cook with an engine, procure items from the train buffet trolley and turn unexpected road-works into a picnic. Three plates of gourmet food cooked live in the most unconventional ways and with the opportunity to taste the results at the end, provided you can stop laughing.
WHY? 'Brilliantly funny' The Guardian
'Trust us, you won’t believe how good the food tastes' The Scotsman
Suitable for age 14+ years.
£14 (£12 conc )
Stephen K Amos is on a mission to bring about world peace.
Or, to at least bring about an evening of peace, one venue at a time. In an age when arguments are started over everything from politics to bendy straws, Stephen is rising above the anger to remind us of what we have in common.
Bringing achingly funny anecdotes, hilarious takes on the everyday and his infectious charm, Stephen K Amos will warm your cold, stiffened hearts. Join together with your fellow man and experience the universal language of laughter.
WHY? 'Comedy at its purest and richest form' ★★★★★ The Advertiser
'Amos has the sort of commanding presence and confidence that could only have come from years of working the circuit' ★★★★ Arts Hub
'One of the most likable figures in British comedy' Radio Times
‘Much loved King of stand-up’ ★★★★ North West End
Suitable for ages 16+ years.
Robert Habermann performs the songs and tells the story of the great Tony Bennett.
From starting out as a singing waiter, to being invited to join Bob Hope on tour and becoming an international icon. Featuring his hit songs including Stranger in Paradise, The Good Life, It Had to Be You, Blue Velvet and The Very Thought of You.
WHY? The first time his story has been told with all his great songs and images of his paintings
An Avalon Edinburgh Festival preview.
Kai Samra combines an edgy stage presence and a confident delivery, talking frankly about the issues of today from an intelligent and fresh perspective.
‘Slick and confident’ Chortle
Matt Winning is a unique and imaginative stand up and character comedian. His eccentric and idiosyncratic act is a whirlwind of ideas.
'Charming and accomplished' ★★★★ The List
WHY? Two award winning comedians try out their latest material ahead of the Edinburgh Festival