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Mark Watson: How You Can Almost Win

In 2017, Mark Watson - a man prone to considerable anxiety, with multiple phobias and a history of piss-poor self-esteem - was asked to go on Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls.

It really wasn’t for him at all because his favourite things include safety, comfort, food and not being scared and miserable. But the experience changed the shambolic comedian for the better, and now he's written a sort of motivational talk about what it taught him. But still with jokes.

WHY? 'Quite unlike anything else I’ve seen in almost 20 years of covering the Fringe... witty, warm, perfectly judged' ★★★★★ Telegraph

'This is a stand-up operating at the very top of his game' ★★★★ Independent

'He always displays an innate understanding of what the audience wants... creating a bespoke experience for every gig, an added flourish to a strong hour of stand-up' ★★★★ Chortle

'A quick-fire hour of fun' ★★★★ Metro

Age guidance 14+ years

Courtyard Theatre and Live Stream
£15
Booking cut off time: 7.30pm Thursday 22 October

In line with current government guidelines, this event has a reduced capacity with socially distanced seating. This is subject to change as we monitor government advice. Seat numbers are also subject to change.

Online streaming tickets are also available for this event – so you can enjoy the show live from the comfort of your home.

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings, social distancing and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.


If you have booked a ticket to watch from home via our website, you can access the live stream on the night of the event by clicking here and logging in to your Norden Farm account.

Click here for a guide to accessing live streamed events and for information on allocating tickets purchased for other households.

Recording of the show is strictly prohibited.

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Stephen K Amos: Before and Laughter

In 2010 the world was in a sorry state. Fast forward ten years and everything’s still going downhill.

Stephen has had his own share of highs and lows too. And when the world gives him lemons, he adds gin, tonic, ice and a healthy dose of humour. Forget the divisions and discord and immerse yourself in an hour of bridge building laughter to welcome the new decade.

As seen on BBC2's QI and Pilgrimage, ABC TV's The Project and BBC1's Live at the Apollo.

WHY? ‘Truly top class comedian’ EdFest

'Unashamed feel-good entertainment' The Evening Standard

Suitable for ages 16+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£18 | £16 conc

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Daliso Chaponda: Apocalypse Not Now

Finalist of Britain’s Got Talent and star of BBC Radio 4’s Citizen of Nowhere Daliso Chaponda is back out of the house and on a stage with a new hour of the slickest, sharpest look at life.

It’s fair to say that 2020 hasn’t been going to plan for Daliso… but he’s been performing online daily to millions of viewers, this is your first chance to see what this master of satire has been cooking up!

Online streaming tickets are also available for this event – so you can enjoy the show live from the comfort of your home.

Age guidance 14+ years

WHY? 'Full of sharp one-liners and well crafted gags...a real talent to look out for' ★★★★ Metro

'He is hot property' Evening Standard

'An expert entertainer. Gets laughs from topics other comedians shun' The Guardian

'An intelligent, skilfully whittled show' The List

Courtyard Theatre and Livestream
£15
Booking cut off time: 30 minutes before each event

In line with current government guidelines, this event has a reduced capacity with socially distanced seating. This is subject to change as we monitor government advice. Seat numbers are also subject to change.

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings, social distancing and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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Geoff Norcott: I Blame the Parents

The fourth national tour for Geoff Norcott, following on the back of Conswervative, Traditionalism and Taking Liberties.

This time Geoff talks less politics (alright, there will probably be a bit), but this brand-new show will mostly explore personal responsibility, parenting and who should take the blame when things go wrong.

Whatever happened to the idea of personal responsibility? In the age of victimhood, it seems like whatever’s wrong with your life it can be blamed on someone else. Governments, employers… some bigot from four hundred years ago.

Where did it go wrong? It has to be the parents. Every generation there’s an opportunity for a new set of mums and dads to set their kids straight and make a stand against whatever trendy nonsense is currently doing the rounds. But do we? Or is it easier to give into fear and the pursuit of a quiet life?

Geoff has realised he’s also a bag of contradictions. Raised on a south London council estate by two maverick parents, there’s plenty he has to sift through. His Dad was a trade union man who obsessed over stocks and shares. His mum was a closet chauvinist and far too frank on the subject of sex.

With a child of his own, Geoff spies a one-off chance for his family to finally get it right and produce a balanced human being, but can he filter out his own bollocks before it gets to his son?

WHY? 'Sets himself apart from the liberal commentariat with a sharp self-knowing wit ★★★★ The Times

Courtyard Theatre
£14.50

In line with current government guidelines, this event has a reduced capacity with socially distanced seating. This is subject to change as we monitor government advice. Seat numbers are also subject to change.

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings, social distancing and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

@GeoffNorcott
@nordenfarm

Geoff Norcott's Website

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Marlon Solomon - Conspiracy Theory: A Lizard's Tale

Marlon's a Jew. This didn't bother him much until he discovered that some people he knew didn't believe the Holocaust happened.

From 9/11 to shape-shifting lizards and Holocaust denial, this is a darkly comic tale of one man's journey through the conspiracy underworld. Marlon explores why conspiracy theories are more popular than ever, how fake news gives fresh currency to ancient slander and how this all relates to current issues in the Labour Party. It's a comic tale which is no laughing matter.

Conspiracy Theory: A Lizard's Tale is a piece of documentary theatre, in 2018 it became the first one-person show to be performed in the Houses of Parliament. It also won Best Spoken Word at Greater Manchester Fringe Festival in the same year.

WHY? 'Funny, moving, at some points deeply disturbing, and provides absolutely essential context for the worst aspects of how we live now' David Baddiel

Online streaming tickets are also available for this event – so you can enjoy the show live from the comfort of your home

'Shrewd, funny and important' Jonathan Freedland (The Guardian)

'Compelling, shocking, essential' Al Murray

'A Lizard’s Tale is a devastating show. Informative, absorbing and very funny. The funniest show about antisemitism on the fringe. Or anywhere I suspect' David Schneider

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)
Booking cut off time: 7.30pm on Thursday 20 May


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Lucy Porter: Be Prepared

TV favourite Lucy returns with another fantastic stand-up show.

At Brownies, Lucy thought she’d be prepared for anything as long as she had her emergency 10p for a phone box and knew how to tie a Fisherman’s knot.

Life turned out to be slightly more complicated than Brown Owl let on.

Recent TV includes Would I Lie to You, QI and Impossible, she’s a regular on Radio 4’s News Quiz and The Now Show.

WHY? ‘A treat from start to finish’ The Herald

‘Impeccably punch-lined anecdotes… genuinely delightful‘ The Telegraph

Age Guidance 16+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£16 (£14 conc)

@lucyportercomic
@nordenfarm

Lucy Porter's Website


In line with current government guidelines, this event has a reduced capacity with socially distanced seating. This is subject to change as we monitor government advice. Seat numbers are also subject to change.

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings, social distancing and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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Omid Djalili: The Good Times Tour

After experimenting with a Zoom gig where he got muted by 639 people and a Drive-in gig where Omid witnessed an audience member get out his car, attach a hose pipe to his exhaust and feed it through the window; multi award-winning comedian and actor Omid Djalili is now where he belongs, on a stage and bringing back the Good Times.

Intelligent, always provocative, entertaining, Omid’s legendary stand up performances is a captivating comedy masterclass. His credits range from Hollywood films to television and the West End stage. Earning praise across the world for his performances, Omid is seen hosting his own ITV quiz show The Winning Combination.

He appeared in the smash hit Mama Mia 2: Here We Go Again, His Dark Materials for BBC1 and HBO, and Letter For The King on Netflix. Omid also gained rave reviews for his leading role of Tevvye in the Chichester Festival Theatre production of Fiddler On The Roof.

'So hysterically funny and at the same time so poignant and powerful that calling it stand-up barely does it justice' Michael Levin, Huffington Post

'A thin, high cheek-boned, flamboyant luvvie' The Guardian

Age guidance 16+ years

Courtyard Theatre
£25
Booking cut off time: 7.30pm on the day of each event

In line with current government guidelines, this event has a reduced capacity with socially distanced seating. This is subject to change as we monitor government advice. Seat numbers are also subject to change.

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings, social distancing and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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