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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

@LukeKempner
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Luke Kempner's website

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Griff Rhys Jones: All Over the Place

Broken Robot Productions & So Comedy by arrangement with Troika presents.

Griff is back and once again all over the place touring the UK this autumn with his brand new full-length stand-up show.

Following sell out performances of his previous one man entertainments Jones and Smith and Where Was I? and a hugely acclaimed tour of Australia and New Zealand, it's time to join one half of Smith & Jones, one quarter of Not the Nine O'Clock News and one third of Three Men In a Boat as he presents an evening of hilarious true stories, riffs, observations and details of his recent medical procedures.

It’s all guaranteed to be packed with wicked insights into the pains of celebrity, the vicissitudes of parenthood and encounters with the great, the good and even the royal. Yes, Griff is all over the place this year so make sure not to miss him!

WHY? ‘Great comedy’ ★★★★ The Telegraph

'Very funny' The Scotsman

'The jokes come faster than the rapids on the River Tay' The Guardian

Courtyard Theatre
£19

Presented by Broken Robot Productions & So Comedy by arrangement with Troika

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The Great British Take Off

Starring Jon Culshaw and Bill Dare from Radio 4’s Dead Ringers.

Join them for an evening of unscripted, unrehearsed, spontaneous comedy and conversation. Politicians, sports personalities and celebrities old and new are all up for a roasting. You help choose which characters appear and what direction the show takes

WHY? Topical, satirical, anecdotal and highly entertaining - it's never the same show twice!

Courtyard Theatre
£22.50

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ROH Live: Don Pasquale

Encore screening.

A new production of Donizetti’s comedy of domestic drama across two generations. The witty story of a middle-aged man whose supposed young wife runs rings around him - with her own ulterior purpose in mind.

Why? Royal Opera favourite Bryn Terfel heads the cast

Run time: 150 mins

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Christina Bianco: First Impressions

Presented by Broken Robot Productions & So Comedy by arrangement with Curtis Brown.

From The Ellen Degeneres Show, The Paul O’Grady Show, and ITV’s The Imitation Game, the girl with thousand voices returns to the UK with a brand new show for this nationwide tour. Through her uncanny impressions and musical mash-ups, this ‘comic firecracker with a pyrotechnic voice’ (Time Out) will celebrate the stars who’ve made lasting impressions on us all.

WHY? ‘A Tour De Force!’ New York Times

‘It's likely anyone observing this vocal obstacle course will spend many dazzled moments wondering how Bianco does it. Well, she does it with heart-stopping facility.’ Huffington Post

‘There’s no doubt – she’s a star’ Playbill

Courtyard Theatre
£15

@XtinaBianco1
@nordenfarm

Christina Bianco's website

Presented by Broken Robot Productions & So Comedy by arrangement with Curtis Brown.

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Darren Harriott – Good Heart Yute

Best Newcomer Nominee Darren considers himself a good person.

Now he's 30 and he's never been in love. It can't always be someone else's fault?

Learning more about himself and realising maybe he's never actually been happy with who is, join Darren for his trademark passion and insightful wit as he tries to work himself out.

WHY? From Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo, Don't Hate The Playaz, The Stand Up Sketch Show, Comedy Central's The Comedy Bus and Roast Battle

Studio
£12.50

@DarrenHarriott
@nordenfarm

Darren Harriott's website

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Rhys James: Snitch

Mock The Week regular and star of his own BBC Radio 4 series, Rhys James heads out on his first national tour.

In early 2019, Rhys was asked to go back to his school and inspire the Year 11s. Given that teenagers are a nightmare and there was no fee, he ghosted the teacher who had emailed. Bit of a shame really, given that he's figured out the true circle of life, has solved parenting despite having zero children, and even thinks he can predict the curriculum of schools in 50 years. Maybe he'll inspire some Year 11s in 2069.

As also seen on Comedy Central’s Roast Battle, Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central, and heard on Radio 4’s The News Quiz.

WHY? ‘On the cusp of greatness’ London Evening Standard

‘Charismatic, clever and self-aware... destined for great things’ Guardian

‘Sickeningly talented… never more than a few seconds away from another punchline’ ★★★★ Time Out

‘A clever wordsmith with great timing... A cut above.’ ★★★★ Independent

‘James is flip your head back, laugh out loud, clap spontaneously, elbow the stranger next to you, snort uncontrollably and pee your pants funny.’ ★★★★★ EdFestMag

Studio
£12

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An Evening With Lenny Henry–Who Am I, Again?(Work in Progress)

Join the legendary Sir Lenny Henry as he embarks on a brand new UK tour this Autumn.

Lenny Henry is one of Britain’s best-known and celebrated comedians, with a career which began with cult stardom on children's television to including writer, radio DJ, TV presenter, co-founder of Comic Relief and award-winning actor.

In the first half of the evening, Lenny will take the audience through a jam session of funny and sad memories and stories - from growing up in the Black Country, puberty, school, friendship, family secrets and unashamed racism. With his mother's mantra of 'H'integration' echoing in his ears, Lenny will recount setting out on his rollercoaster ride of a career - but at every stage wondering: Am I good enough? Is this what they want?

In part two, Lenny will be interviewed by author, co-writer and friend Jon Canter, for further insights into his life and career, followed by questions from the audience. Come and enjoy these honest and tender stories, told with a glorious sense of humour and help Lenny figure out ‘Who Am I, Again?'

Courtyard Theatre
£25

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The Scummy Mummies Show

Join comedians Ellie Gibson and Helen Thorn as they celebrate the scummier side of parenting, from drinking wine at teatime to hiding from the PTA.

Expect stand-up, sketches, songs, and some very scummy stories. Guaranteed to make parents laugh and non-parents happy about their life choices.

Based on the hit Scummy Mummies podcast and best-selling book. As seen in The Sunday Times and heard on Radio 4.

WHY? 'Likeably straight-talking' The Telegraph

'Very funny' The Guardian

'Hilarious' Broadway Baby

Courtyard Theatre
£17

@scummymummies
@nordenfarm

Scummy Mummies website

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