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Jan Ravens: Difficult Woman

Jan Ravens is set to delight audiences with her spot on impressions and political stamp on the world as she takes to the road with her brand new tour.

Difficult Woman reflects the current political climate and the huge part women have to play in it with views on Nicola Sturgeon, Ruth Davidson, and also lots of people who aren't Scottish.

The star of BBC Radio 4's Dead Ringers, where favourites include Theresa May, Diane Abbott, Lyse Doucet and Fiona Bruce, Jan has been seen on, and contributed across the satirical spectrum on shows such as Newsnight, The Daily Politics, Mock the Week, QI, Question Time, Today and PM.

WHY? ‘Modern, topical, with a fresh satirical twist’ The Telegraph

Courtyard Theatre
£15

@thatjanravens
@nordenfarm

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The Small Fakers

A tribute to The Small Faces and the hits that kept 1960s London swinging.

The line up features Maidenhead's own Matt Bond as Steve Marriott and Dan Taylor as Kenney Jones. They perform the smash hits All Or Nothing, Lazy Sunday, Itchycoo Park and Sha La La La Lee as well as lots of fan favourites and selected tracks from the 1968 LP Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake.

WHY? The UK's only Small Faces tribute band

Courtyard Theatre
£15

@thesmallfakers
@nordenfarm

Small Fakers website

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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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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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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

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Larry Dean - Bampot

The comedian performs fresh from a sell-out international tour and smash-hit Live at the Apollo debut.

Larry Dean has a new hour of 'unexpected and excellent' ★★★★ (Times) thoughts on Scottishness, sodomites and self-esteem.

As seen on Comedy Central at the Comedy Store and Roast Battle. Larry is Winner of the Amused Moose Comedy Award 2016 and nominee for Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer 2015.

Age Guidence 14+ years.

WHY? 'Confessional storytelling at its funniest' ★★★★★ The Herald

'The easy charm of an arena comic and the high joke rate, too' The Guardian

'A winning combination of being daft and being a smart aleck' Chortle

Studio
£10

@larrydeancomedy
@nordenfarm

Larry Dean's Website

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Zoe Lyons: Entry Level Human

Zoe is a regular on BBC2's Mock The Week and BBC1's Live at the Apollo. She is also all over BBC Radio 4, with stints on The News Quiz, Just a Minute and The Now Show.

All this makes it sound like Zoe Lyons has some sort of idea what she's doing in life. But does she? Or is she the perfect example of an Entry Level Human?

WHY? 'Confident and razor sharp' The Observer

Courtyard Theatre
£15

'A hugely enjoyable mix of brutal putdowns and richly funny stories, Lyons has what it takes to delight any crowd' The Guardian

'Zoe Lyons really cuts the mustard' Scotsman

@zoelyons
@nordenfarm

Zoe Lyons's Website

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James Phelan - Trickster

A night of light hearted, prank focused magic - utilising audience participation to comic effect.

Described by the Radio Times as having a 'cheeky charm'. join James for an evening of entertainment that is both jaw-dropping and laugh-out-loud funny.

Age guidence 13+ years.

WHY? James is nephew of the late Paul Daniels and has headlined for The Magic Circle

Studio Theatre
£15

have your say

about 5 hours ago Calling all parade goers! Do you have photos or videos from parades present and past? We'd love for you to be part of the 10th Anniversary Lantern Parade exhibition! Send your memories to lucy.hobbs@nordenfarm.org by Thursday 10 January (please make a note of the year they are from). The retrospective exhibition is open from Tuesday 15 to Sunday 27 January 2019 at Norden Farm.

about 21 hours ago Did you shake with the sheep and party with the pigs at our 10th Anniversary Lantern Parade on Saturday? Maybe you just loved boogying to Bombay Baja in the rain!? Let us know what you thought of this year's parade by completing our quick survey here --> https://lucy628.typeform.com/to/VMGDZA?utm_campaign=701669_E%20Flyer%207%20Lanterns&utm_medium=email&utm_source=NordenFarm&dm_t=0,0,0,0,0

2 days ago Experience the powerful story behind one of the most poignant moments in British history this Sunday with our screening of Peterloo. More info and tickets --> https://norden.farm/events/peterloo-12a

2 days ago 'The puppetry especially is of very high standard, bringing the Moomin world to life. The comedy is also exceptiona… https://t.co/5w5X8kBKQ2

2 days ago 'The puppetry especially is of very high standard, bringing the Moomin world to life. The comedy is also exceptionally funny and continuously had the children in fits of laughter' Henley Standard Read their full review of our magical Christmas show The Fir Tree below ⬇️ ❄️

2 days ago The Lantern Parade is over, boo! ☹️ But a MASSIVE thank you to everyone who came out and partied with us on Saturd… https://t.co/piCXXOw3Z5

2 days ago The Lantern Parade is over, boo! ☹️ But a MASSIVE thank you to everyone who came out and partied with us on Saturday night! Let us know about your Lantern Parade experience here - https://lucy628.typeform.com/to/VMGDZA Share your photos and videos using #nordenfarm

2 days ago ELO Again bring the spectacular live experience of ELO to the Norden Farm stage on Sat 26 Jan --> https://norden.farm/events/elo-again-80 Relive the age of glam rock in the 21st century as Elo Again pay tribute to the beautifully crafted songs of Jeff Lynne with all the big hits being performed – Mr Blue Sky, Livin’ Thing and Sweet Talkin’ Woman!

3 days ago Big lantern and mini bear lantern

3 days ago Catch @kenchengcomedy's Christmas short for @DaveTVChannel tonight at 9pm - then catch him in our Studio on Thur 7… https://t.co/IgrGcr6Pfm

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