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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Family

Writer-performer and UK poetry slam champion Ben Norris battles the country’s most notorious service stations and the perils of lower-league football in search of the man who became his father.

A hilarious and moving ramshackle road trip that asks searching questions of identity. Winner of the IdeasTap Underbelly Award 2015.

WHY? ‘A truly talented performer with genuine presence and charisma to burn’ ★★★★★ Three Weeks

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

@BenNorris7
@nordenfarm

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Family'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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Ahir Shah & Garrett Milerick

An Avalon Edinburgh Festival preview.

Ahir Shah was an Edinburgh Comedy Award 2017 Best Show nominee. He brings his sharp, intellectual brand of stand up.

‘One of his generation’s most eloquent comic voices’ ★★★★ The Telegraph

Garrett Millerick is an acclaimed stand up comedian, writer and director. In 2018 his show Sunflower became one of the best reviewed shows of the Edinburgh Festival.

‘Wickedly funny’ ★★★★ The Scotsman

WHY? Two critically acclaimed comedians preview their latest work

Studio
£10

@AhirShah
@millerickcomedy
@nordenfarm

Ahir Shah's Website
Garrett Millerick's Website

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An Evening of Burlesque and Vaudeville

Hundred Watt Club return to Norden Farm with their ravishing, risque and ridiculous evening of burlesque, comedy and cabaret!

Prepare to be teased by the cream of the glittering UK burlesque scene, to roll in the aisles at riotous comedy and be awestruck by incredible circus stunts. There’s no dress code but dressing up to the nines is encouraged!

Your dazzling cast for the evening are; glittering effervescent showgirl Athena Beauvoir, award winning comedy magician Christian Lee, neo-drag burlesque Queen Lilly Snatchdragon, and obscene vodka-addled acrobat Velma Von Bon Bon. Hosting your evening is the outrageously funny Chastity Belt!

Age Suitability 18+ years.

WHY? A good old fashioned, bawdy and champagne soaked variety show!

'Harking back to the gin drenched halcyon days of a grimy Berlin nightclub in the 1930s, Hundred Watt Club sparkles, fizzles and shines brightly on a dark night' Fringe Review


Presented by Hundred Watt Club

Courtyard Theatre
£16

@100WattClub
@nordenfarm

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Why Mummy Doesn’t Give A **** - An Evening with Gill Sims

Author of online sensation Peter and Jane, Gill Sims is the number one best-selling author behind Why Mummy Drinks, its follow up Why Mummy Swears and the recently announced Why Mummy Doesn't Give a...

Join Gill as she is interviewed about her blog, books, character and much more! There will be readings from her books and also a chance to ask Gill questions from the audience. Books will be available to purchase and sign as well.

Why Mummy Drinks spent over six months in the Sunday Times bestsellers Top Ten and was the number one bestselling debut hardback novel of 2017. Gill's second book Why Mummy Swears, published in early 2018, was a Number One Sunday Times bestseller for seven consecutive weeks and has spent a total of 18 weeks in the Top Ten. Since publication of her first book just over a year ago Gill has sold over half a million books.

Mummy has an idea... when she can get away from all the other ideas, that the world is full of mums who go to advanced yoga classes, get tiddly on a half glass of white wine, and attend polite book clubs.

Mummy does not want to go quietly into that good night, of women with sensible haircuts who live only for their family and stand in the playground trying to trump each other by bragging about their offspring's academic achievements, extracurricular activities, and their latest overseas holidays.

Instead, she clutches a large and full glass of wine, muttering 'FML' over and over again, until she remembers that great idea...

Suitable for ages 16+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Jack Dee – Work in Progress

Join Jack Dee as he takes to the road trying out new material for his forthcoming UK tour.

'In these difficult and uncertain times people need hope – a ray of sunshine to brighten their day. And that’s very much where I come in' says Jack.

Star of TV sitcoms Bad Move, Lead Balloon and Josh as well as chair of the legendary Radio 4 show I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue.

Other credits include presenting Jack Dee’s Helpdesk on BBC Two and being the star of C4’s, The Jack Dee Show, Jack Dee’s Saturday Night, Jack Dee’s Happy Hour and Jack Dee Live at the Apollo. 'In fact' explains Jack, 'I’ve appeared in every single TV show with my name in the title'.

Courtyard Theatre
£15

  •  28 Jun SOLD OUT
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Alice Marshall & Mark Simmons

A RBM Edinburgh Comedy preview.

Mark Simmons is a one-liner comedian. He has supported the likes of Rob Brydon and Rob Beckett their national tours.

‘A talented comic with an artisan’s grasp of joke-writing’ ★★★★ Chortle

Alice Marshall is the winner of Best Comedy Show at Brighton Fringe 2017. Alice combines her own brand of clowning and storytelling to bring her weird and wonderful characters to life.

‘Character comedy at its rawest’ ★★★★ The Wee Review

WHY? Two comedians preview their latest material ahead of the Edinburgh Fringe

Studio
£10 (£8 conc)

@alicemarshall
@BigBirdSheeran
@nordenfarm

Alice Marshall's Website
Mark Simmon's Website

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about 12 hours ago Enjoy an evening of comedy with two top comedians for just £10 on Thur 18 Jul! Kai Samra brings a fresh and edgy approach to the issues of today and Matt Winning has an eccentric and idiosyncratic whirlwind of ideas! Don’t miss them previewing their latest material head of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe --> https://norden.farm/events/kai-samra-matt-winning

about 19 hours ago Have a listen to golden age jazz vocalist Rosina Hepburn and her Quintet before her upcoming gig with us on Saturday 20 July --> https://norden.farm/events/the-rosina-hepburn-quintet

about 21 hours ago Join us for the first of our Summer Recital Series on Thursday 18 July, featuring the music of Schubert – alongside other leading Viennese composers. More info and tickets here --> https://norden.farm/events/summer-recital-series-1

about 22 hours ago Wrongfully condemned and outcast from society, a poor weaver becomes a doomed miser and recluse… until he is forced to take in a young orphan girl. Their mutual friendship leads to joy, love and his redemption! Silas Marner is thrillingly brought to life on our Courtyard Stage on Fri 11 Oct --> https://norden.farm/events/silas-marner

1 day ago RT @MaidEnergyCoop: We've put solar on the roof of @MagnaCartaSch and @nordenfarm and on Tuesday we launch our next share offer, so we can…

1 day ago His gift is his song and this one’s for you… Catch epic Elton John musical biopic – Rocketman! Screening with us from Friday 28 Jun --> https://norden.farm/events/rocketman-15

1 day ago This summer expect riotous amounts of energy, a fair old whack of chaos and a great deal of laughter with The Tempest on Wed 10 Jul --> https://norden.farm/events/the-tempest-93 You don’t have to take our word for it, take a look at what audiences have to say…

2 days ago Griff is back and once again all over the place touring the UK this autumn with his brand new full-length stand up show – All Over the Place! 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. Join Griff on Tues 8 Oct --> https://norden.farm/events/griff-rhys-jones-all-over-the-place

2 days ago Pianist and composer Gabriel Latchin and his trio head to our Studio with music from his new release The Moon and I on Friday 19 July. Experience the unique sound of the hard swinging 1950s, married with Gabriel’s contemporary compositions. More info and tickets here --> https://norden.farm/events/gabriel-latchin-trio-the-moon-and-i-tour

2 days ago Join the critically acclaimed stand up Abigoliah Schamaun as she takes to the road for her debut nationwide tour – Do You Know Who I Think I Am? on Thur 3 Oct --> https://norden.farm/events/abigoliah-schamaun-do-you-know-who-i-think-i-am

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