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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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Lou Sanders: Shame Pig

Gabrielle once sang ‘dreams can come true’ and that’s lovely, but nothing to do with this show.

After sell-out, critically acclaimed runs at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and London, with both runs extended to meet high demand, Lou Sanders is back with a national tour. She brings stabby step mothers, alcohol issues and an unusual sexual encounter in LA with her.

This show is all about shame. Sanders has met some pigs – and been a mucky little pig herself – and now she’s rolling around in her own filth for your delight.

As seen and heard on 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Hypothetical, Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled, The Russell Howard Hour, Comic Relief and Radio 4’s Unbelievable Truth.

'A Fringe comedian who leaves you wanting more? I’ll take that deal' ★★★★ The Times

'Lou Sanders deserves a Comedy Award nod for this show… Her best show yet' ★★★★ Evening Standard

'A reminder of just how good a straight stand up Sanders is…a joyous embracing of her eclectic life' ★★★★ Fest Mag

'She’s terrific' ★★★★ The Guardian

'Thank the comedy Gods' ★★★★ Chortle

Studio
£12

@LouSanders
@nordenfarm

Lou Sander's Website

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Bilal Zafar - Lovebots

Best Newcomer nominee 2016 and Hackney Empire New Act of the Year 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' The Times

'Delivers big laughs' The Guardian

‘Fascinating and hilarious in equal measure' i-D

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

Studio
£12

@Zafarcakes
@nordenfarm

Bilal's Website

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Flo & Joan and Rob Auton - Work in Progress

Following a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2018, and off the back of a countrywide tour, musical comedy duo and sisters Flo & Joan are here to try an hour of new material.

‘These intricately crafted, flawlessly performed numbers will have you howling with laughter one minute, wiping away a tear the next' ★★★★ Telegraph

'Their style is stiletto sharp, their diction perfect as they race through their complex rhymes' Evening Standard

Winner – Best Musical Act Leicester Comedy Festival 2018

Winner – Best Music and Variety Act Chortle Awards 2018

Award winning stand-up comedian and poet Rob Auton (Dave’s Funniest Joke Of The Fringe award winner, Glastonbury’s Poet In Residence) returns with another heart-felt and offbeat comedy/theatre/spoken word show.

Alongside performing solo, Rob hosts 'the best poetry gig in the UK' (The Times) Bang Said The Gun. The spoken-word night’s raucous and anarchic spirit attracts a rich mix of new talent and some of the most established names in poetry/music including Kate Tempest, Roger McGough and John Hegley.

'A genuine original' The Guardian

'One of my absolute favourites' Daniel Kitson

'His absurd brand of stand-up and poetry is exactly what the country needs right now'
Huffington Post

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

'I haven’t seen anything else quite like it, or him' Stage

WHY? Two leading comedy talents preview their latest material

Studio
£12

@FloandJoan
@nordenfarm

Flo and Joan's Website

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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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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

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Morgan & West's Magic Show for Kids & Childish Grown-ups!

Time travelling magicians Morgan & West present a jaw dropping, heart stopping, brain busting, opinion adjusting, death defying, mind frying, spirit lifting, paradigm shifting, outlook changing, furniture rearranging magic extravaganza!

Witness a mountain of mysterious magic, a hatful of hyper-reality, and of course a truck full of tricks and tea. Mixing brain boggling illusion and good old fashioned tom-foolery, Morgan & West present a show for all the family, where magic and silliness abound! Fun for ages five to 105!

WHY? 'Hilarious and good for all ages' Primary Times

'Hugely talented' ★★★★ Daily Mirror

'Superbly crafted' ★★★★ The Stage

60 minutes.

Courtyard Theatre
£11 (£9 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £36

@nordenfarm
@MorganandWest

Morgan and West's website

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Stephen K Amos: Everyman

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.

Courtyard Theatre
£18

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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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about 6 hours ago Two great comedians. Two great religions. Ashley Blaker and Imran Yusef join forces to bring you a night of comedy uniting people of every faith and none on Thur 16 May. More info and tickets here --> https://norden.farm/events/ashley-blaker-and-imran-yusuf-prophet-sharing

about 10 hours ago After our sell-out live screening, there’s a second chance to catch NT Live: All About Eve this Sunday at 4.30pm --> https://norden.farm/events/nt-live-all-about-eve-12a-tbc Margo Channing (Gillian Anderson) is a true star of the theatre. The spotlight is hers, but now there’s Eve. Her biggest fan… but you know all about Eve… Don’t you?

about 17 hours ago Brand new puppetry show #Flux will be with us on Thurs 16 May, have a listen to some of the audience comments from their premiere @ShoreditchTH. --> https://buff.ly/2Ul3ZqU

1 day ago Lisa Spinelli is a Kindergarten Teacher and poet fed up with her career. When she discovers one of her students may be a poetic prodigy, Lisa risks her career and family to nurture his talents. See drama The Kindergarten Teacher from Tuesday 23 April --> https://norden.farm/events/the-kindergarten-teacher-12a

1 day ago RT @robinjaymorgan: A combination of a day in the sun and just smashing a Katsu curry has made me VERY sleepy 35 minutes before show time h…

1 day ago The Guido Spannocchi Trio are back! They will take you on a journey through uncharted territory with music collected through their childhood and Eastern European lullabies combined with Brazilian and world rhythm. Join them on Sunday 12 May --> https://norden.farm/events/the-guido-spannocchi-trio

1 day ago Tonight, Robin Morgan comes to the farm with his first UK tour – Honeymoon! And yes – he is actually on his Honeymoon! Surely there’s a good reason why – find out at 8pm. More info and tickets here --> https://norden.farm/events/robin-morgan-honeymoon

2 days ago Two great Nashville artists for the price of one on Saturday 4 May --> https://norden.farm/events/kyshona-armstrong-and-michael-logen See Kyshona Armstrong and Michael Logen blend their unique styles for an unmissable evening of music!

2 days ago We’ve been warming up our vocal cords at Norden Farm because this weekend is our Bohemian Rhapsody – Singalong! Belt out all your favourite Queen songs to Bohemian Rhapsody’s incredible soundtrack --> https://norden.farm/events/bohemian-rhapsody-sing-along-12a

2 days ago Drama, At Eternity’s Gate exploring the famed but tormented artist Vincent van Gogh – Vincent seeks a new visual language while trying to make sense of himself and those around him. See William Dafoe’s Oscar nominated performance from Sat 20 Apr --> https://norden.farm/events/at-eternity-s-gate-12a

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