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Tania Edwards and Pierre Novellie

An Avalon Edinburgh Festival Preview.

Tania Edwards’ credits include Channel 4’s Stand Up For The Week, BBC2’s Mock the Week and BBC Radio 4’s The Unbelievable Truth (Radio 4).

‘Sublime... brilliant’ Chortle

Pierre Novellie is a regular correspondent in BBC2’s The Mash Report hosted by Nish Kumar.

‘A genuinely hilarious comedian’ ★★★★★ Three Weeks

WHY? Tania recently supported Katherine Ryan on her sell out tour and Pierre was nominated for Best Club Comic at the 2017 Chortle Awards

Studio
£10

@taniaedwards
@pierrenovellie
@nordenfarm

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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

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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 a dazzling hour of wit, wisdom, high drama, low comedy, and hilarious name-dropping.

WHY? ‘A master raconteur’ ★★★★★ The Telegraph

‘Total joy’ ★★★★★ Scotsman

Suitable for ages 12+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£20

SOLD OUT
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Tim Key - Megadate

A brand new show, blending poeticals, talking, standing, spotlights, cables, Kronenburg, foot-stamping and old school wistfulness.

Tim is a Edinburgh Comedy Award winner and has appeared on Dave’s Taskmaster, BBC2’s Inside Number 9 and the Alan Partridge franchise.

WHY? ‘Flabbergastingly funny... I have never enjoyed myself in a comedy show more ★★★★★ The Times

‘If this is love, Key’s hard to resist’ ★★★★ The Metro

‘Megadate is another Tim Key delight: delicate, yet a feat of comic strength’ ★★★★ The Independent

Studio
£16

@timkeyperson
@nordenfarm

Tim Key's website

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Helen Lederer and Athena Kugblenu

An Edinburgh Festival preview from So Comedy.

Helen Lederer feels it’s time to spill all, before she forgets and gets taken off the patches altogether. What went on in the Big Brother House?

Can she be honest about stand-up comedy, being fat, wheezy and other secrets? probably not. She might lie.

‘A miracle of comic compression and control’ The Times

'Divinely witty' The Guardian

'Cleverly insane' The Observer

Athena Kugblenu says the world's never had more knowledge, yet never more stupidity. She can’t help but notice consistencies between the universe and herself. How can she blame people for choosing Trump when she's choosing the wrong men?

Clearly we haven't realised she constantly makes mistakes so we don't have to. Join Athena for a tour of the world’s most pressing catastrophes which pale compared to what happened when she fixed her own washing machine.

'A smart, impassioned comedian' The Scotsman

'Good material, sharp presentation... an important voice' The Sunday Times

WHY? Helen is famed for The Naked Video and Absolutely Fabulous while Athena writes for BBC Radio 4’s News Quiz

Studio
£10

@HelenLederer
@athenakugblenu
@nordenfarm

Helen Lederer's website
Athena Kugblenu's website

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Crime Scene Improvisation

An improvised comedy murder mystery.

No one knows who the killer is, not even the cast! Crime Scene Improvisation creates a brand new who-dunnit every show to solve an outlandish murder invented by the audience. Someone’s kicked the bucket. But who, what and how? The choice is yours, the problem is theirs.

WHY? 'Innovation and top-tier entertainment ★★★★★ The Wee Review

‘Spontaneous mastery’ ★★★★ Fringebiscuit

Studio
£14 (£12 Supporters)

@CrimeSceneImpro
@nordenfarm

Crime Scene Improvisation's website

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Sophie Willan: Branded

Fresh from a total sell out run at the Edinburgh Fringe, this multi award winning break out star is heading out on tour!

Sophie Willan has had a lifetime of being branded by others. Now she tells us why with brutal honesty. Expect a raucous hour like no other from this unapologetic young powerhouse. As seen on Dave’s As Yet Untitled and as heard on BBC Radio 4.

WHY? ‘Entertaining and inspiring… perfectly structured with a rare sensitivity and intelligence’ ★★★★ The Times

Studio
£12 (£10 conc)

Commissioned by Contact.

@sophiewillan
@nordenfarm

Sophie's website

Read more about Sophie's show in this Guardian article.

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about 4 hours ago This year’s Lantern Making Workshops are now on sale! Have you booked your ticket yet? Join us to weave and decorate willow to create a fantastic lantern inspired by the animal world. Workshops run throughout November and December, places are £4 per person --> https://norden.farm/events/the-carnival-of-the-animals-lantern-making-workshop-19

about 12 hours ago Documentary Leaning into the Wind folows artist Any Goldsworthy on his exploration into the layers of the world and it's impact on his art and himself. Catch this new look into the artists work on Tuesday 23 October --> https://norden.farm/events/leaning-into-the-wind-andy-goldsworthy-pg

about 14 hours ago Make spider webs, witches hats, pumpkin decorations and more this school holiday! The crafts vary each day so you can create something new. Join us at 10.30am, tickets are only £5 per child → https://norden.farm/events/arts-and-crafts-session

about 16 hours ago Watch Die Walkure live from The Royal Opera House this Sunday at 5pm. The second opera in Richard Wagners epic Der Ring Des Nibelungen. More info, trailer and tickets here → https://norden.farm/events/roh-live-die-walkure

about 19 hours ago Take part in Monski Mouse Baby Dance Hall Disco this school holiday before she flies back to Australia! Parents and under 5’s are let loose on the dancefloor in the friendliest of discos on Sunday 28 October --> https://norden.farm/events/monski-mouse-s-baby-disco-dance-hall

about 20 hours ago Due to a private event, Norden Farm will be closed to the public today (Sunday 21 October). We will re-open on Mond… https://t.co/0Rc8BGC2nb

about 20 hours ago Due to a private event, Norden Farm will be closed to the public today (Sunday 21 October). We will re-open on Monday 22 October with a jam-packed half term line up. See you then! The team at Norden Farm

about 21 hours ago The Thinking Drinkers join us on Saturday 27 October --> https://norden.farm/events/the-thinking-drinkers-pub-crawl Don't miss this intoxicating comedy! Oh, and did we mention those 5 free drinks?!

1 day ago Comedian @SteveBugeja show #Almost to @nordenfarm next Saturday at 8pm! --> https://t.co/QzlDtov7aD #comedy… https://t.co/TRodRMRdQi

1 day ago Do you feel Wonderful Tonight? Enjoy classics tracks such as Layla, Wonderful Tonight and more with The Fabulous Duck Brothers - A tribute to the Music of Eric Clapton on Thursday 6 December at 8pm → https://norden.farm/events/the-fabulous-duck-bros-tribute-to-the-music-of-eric-clapton

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