Stephen Bailey - Can’t Think Straight

Meet your new potty-mouthed best friend, who supported Katherine Ryan and Jenny Éclair on their recent sell-out UK tours.

Stephen Bailey’s friendly, open brand of gossipy humour has made him one of the most enjoyable acts on the UK comedy circuit today. He is 'annoyingly sharp' (The New Current) and in 2015, his show was nominated for the Amused Moose Comedy Award for Best Show.

He is a regular on ITV's Weekend with Aled Jones and Channel 5's Celebrity Big Brother's Bit on the Side and has appeared on ITV2's Safeword and CelebAbility, ITVBe's Kate's Wardrobe Secrets, W's Celebrity Advice Bureau and Channel 5’s It's Not Me, It's You.

He also guest-hosted Sunday Takeover on Virgin Radio, featured on The Art's Show with Jonathan Ross on BBC Radio 2 and was named one of Attitude Magazine's Top 100 Bachelors of the Year.

As well as being a working-class, ginger, gay, northern comic, he is also a black belt in Tae Kwon-Do, has a degree in Languages AND loves a conspiracy theory.

WHY? 'Bailey is an absolute crowdpleaser, getting the room howling with laughter' Chortle

Studio
£12.50 (£10 conc)

@stephencomedy
@nordenfarm

Stephen Bailey's website

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To Helen Back

Helen Seymour admits you into a surreal hospital to create a funny, unique and powerful theatrical experience. It blurs the boundaries between spoken word, comedy and performance art.

So come on, be on the look-out while Helen sneaks around wards, X-ray rooms and cupboards to discover the bizarre, the bemusing and the ba… ah, well that would be telling.

WHY? A witty, thought provoking analysis of sickness, health and what it really means to recover

Helen's website

This tour is presented by house


Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

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Griff Rhys Jones - Where Was I?

The star of Not the Nine o'clock News, Smith & Jones and Three Men In A Boat.

Join Griff as he airs stories, anecdotes, reminiscences and outright lies – from forty years of travelling – down rivers and up mountains, into Africa, out of India, and across the arid wastes of the BBC canteen. It's a career, if you mean bouncing chaotically downhill without a map.

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

Courtyard Theatre
£18

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John Robins - The Darkness of Robins

Edinburgh Comedy Award winner 2017!

John Robins – one of the most exciting and distinctive voices in comedy – returns reflecting on love, loss and lamenting the fact he can’t break up with himself.

The stand-up, vibe magnet and London’s saddest DJ ™ would love to promise The Darkness of Robins won’t be an hour-long yell of a show, but he can’t. He’ll shout, snarl and sneer in his attempts to grapple with life’s fall-outs in what promises to be a pivotal moment in his being. Powerful, angst-ridden comedy at its finest, this is a must-see from one of the UK’s brightest talents.

John has firmly established himself on the comedy circuit since his debut in 2005, and with fellow comedian Elis James has enjoyed a meteoric success with The Elis James and John Robins show on Radio X, which, like Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant and Adam & Joe before them, has spawned one of the UK’s most popular podcasts. The pair recently completed an acclaimed UK tour, selling out Shepherd’s Bush Empire within minutes.

He will headline the upcoming series of BBC2's Live from the BBC and is a regular face on TV, with recent appearances including BBC2's Mock The Week, Dave's Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled and BBC3's Russell Howard’s Good News. He also has a host of radio credits under his belt including BBC Radio 4’s The Now Show, The News Quiz and Dilemma.

WHY? 'An hour in his charming, generous and honest company is so effortlessly entertaining' ★★★★ Chortle

Courtyard Theatre
£14.50

Suitable for 16+ years. No latecomers admitted.

@nomadicrevery
@nordenfarm

John Robins's website

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Bilal Zafar - Biscuit

The 2016 Best Newcomer nominee and Hackney Empire New Act of the Year winner of the same year.

Bilal explores the fascinating world of online dating and finding love on social media in increasingly confusing times. He has appeared on Channel 4, BBC Three, BBC iPlayer, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Asian Network and has written for the Independent.

WHY? 'Catch him before he hits the mainstream’ The Guardian

Studio
£12

@Zafarcakes
@nordenfarm

Bilal Zafar's website

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Geoff Norcott - Traditionalism

The world is changing at a dizzying rate. Geoff is trying to hold modern views, but worries that tradition is becoming a dirty word.

Geoff is the star of BBC2’s The Mash Report and Live at the Apollo. As a satirical comic, he’s written for programmes including Channel 4’s Alternative Election. He is has appeared on BBC Radio 4’s The Now Show, The Today Programme and his own forthcoming Radio 4 stand-up special.

WHY? 'An absolute tonic' ★★★★ Telegraph

Suitable for ages 16+ years.

Studio
£12

@GeoffNorcott
@nordenfarm

  •  10 Mar SOLD OUT
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Hardeep Singh Kohli - Alternative, Fact

Join Hardeep as he gives his unique take on the political climate combined with his trademark ‘quick witted patter’ ★★★★ The Skinny.

Hardeep is a BBC Radio 4 favourite, BAFTA winner and regular on BBC1’s Question Time, This Week and Daily Politics. His new show had a critically acclaimed run to packed houses at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

WHY? ‘Immensely Funny’ Daily Express

Studio
£14

@misterhsk
@nordenfarm

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about 12 hours ago Would you be tempted to 'get small'? Matt Damon, Christoph Waltz and Kristen Wiig star in comedy-drama Downsizing on Saturday 3 and Wednesday 7 March at 2pm. More info, trailer and tickets: https://norden.farm/events/downsizing-15

about 15 hours ago We've just released tickets for Griff Rhys Jones on Monday 5 March. Join him as he airs stories, anecdotes, reminiscences and outright lies ( ) from his 40 years of travelling --> https://norden.farm/events/griff-rhys-jones-where-was-i

about 15 hours ago We've just released more tickets for Griff Rhys Jones on Mon 5 Mar --> https://t.co/uUOZiTJ0LZ @G_RhysJones… https://t.co/kIVlbqQ8Pg

about 18 hours ago Physical theatre, clowning and vibrant storytelling combine in hilarious and heartbreaking drama The King Lear on Tuesday 13 March at 7.30pm --> https://norden.farm/events/the-king-lear The show is a fresh take on Shakespeare's classic tragedy. Upon announcing his retirement, landlord Mr Lear must divide his pub – The Kingdom – between his daughters...

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1 day ago We welcome Oscar nominated film The Post to our screen from tomorrow (Fri 23 Feb). Steven Spielberg directs this thrilling drama starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks. Times, trailer and tickets: https://norden.farm/events/the-post-12a

1 day ago Book an appointment with Helen Seymour next week who’ll tell you about sickness, health and what it really means to recover. To Helen back is a surreal, unexpected and funny new show that fuses spoken word, comedy and theatre. Catch it on Tuesday 27 February at 7.30pm --> http://bit.ly/2702ToHelenBack

2 days ago Catch one of the most talked about movies of the moment - Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri - on our screen from this Sunday 25 February --> http://bit.ly/25ThreeBillboards ‘Blistering performances and virtuosic screenwriting’ ★★★★★ The Telegraph Winner of 5 BAFTAs including Best Film, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor and Best Original Screenplay.

2 days ago ⭐Let us know your favourite biscuit for your chance to win a pair of tickets to see Bilal Zafar - Comedian's new show Biscuit on Friday 9 March. Enter by 9am this Friday 23 February - the winner will be drawn at random and announced here. Good luck! ⭐

2 days ago Matthew Read Trio join us on Thursday 15 March at 8pm with melody-driven original compositions from their much anticipated second album. 'Proof indeed that the British Jazz scene at the moment is in incredible form' Jazz FM Tickets £12 (£10 conc): https://norden.farm/events/the-matthew-read-trio

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