Following a critically acclaimed sell-out run at the Edinburgh Festival 2023- award winning writer, comedian and actor Rob Auton brings his latest show ‘The Rob Auton Show’ to Norden Farm.
Rob has written ten hit Edinburgh Festival Fringe comedy/theatre/spoken-word shows on specific themes including the colour yellow in The Yellow Show sleep in The Sleep Show and hair in The Hair Show. In his most autonbiographical show to date, Rob turns the pen on himself to explore the memories and feelings that create his life on a daily basis.
Praise for The Rob Auton Show:
'This is a life affirming high water mark of what can be achieved in stand-up' British Comedy Guide
'You'll laugh a lot, you'll smile a lot and, mark my words, you'll want to see him again. One of my favourite shows this year' Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke ★★★★★
'Remarkably insightful and uplifting. From the very start, Rob Auton holds the audience in the palm of his hand… a rarity to find a comedy show that will leave you feeling this rejuvenated and optimistic' Meta, EdFringe Review ★★★★★
'Rob Auton is the most thoughtful comedian I have ever seen. It is a rarity to find a comedy show that will leave you feeling this rejuvenated and optimistic' ★★★★★
Coco Cottam, Ed Fringe Review
'Whimsical wonder… certainly gets you in a proper mood to enjoy the human experience, both during and after the show' Sean McCarthy, The Comic’s Comic ★★★★
'Both hysterically funny and quite moving… a master wordsmith at the top of his game' David Cox, DarkChat ★★★★★
'Beautifully crafted; just like Auton’s comedy… His act is well honed and his ease is infectious… Watching, you’d struggle not be swept up in the charm of it all'
Isobel Lewis, The Independent ★★★★
'Like a sunbeam from heaven in human form, Auton is a constant delight' Mark Wareham, The Mail On Sunday ★★★★
'Auton is effortlessly funny in a wise and timeless kind of way' ★★★★ The List
'The Rob Auton Show is unlike any other stand-up comedy show in existence… A very personal performance that mixes comedy with spoken word poetry in an expression of bittersweet nostalgia… It's unlikely that there would be a dry eye left in the auditorium after hearing Rob Auton perform' Katerina Partolina Schwartz, Broadway Baby ★★★★
You might have seen him on Scared of the Dark, Would I Lie to You, Have I Got News for You, The Royal Variety, QI, Blankety Blank, The Last Leg, and tons more as well.
He's been called an 'overnight success' - even though he's been doing stand-up for yonks!
Chris McCausland is hitting the road again with another masterclass in stand-up comedy that has literally been yonks in the making.
Suitable for ages 16+ years.
A tale about surprise, fear, luck, love and qualified medical practitioners.
Since Miles’ last tour finished at The London Palladium in 2017, he’s been in The Full Monty on Disney Plus, The Durrells and Why Didn’t They Ask Evans? on ITV, as well as a heap of episodes of Frankie Boyle’s New World Order and Have I Got News For You. He’s made an award-winning radio series and he’s published a novel. But for Covid, he would have played a lead at the RSC. Hey ho. Nevertheless he’s done a play in the West End and played the Emperor of Austria and Europe in a Ridley Scott film.
Yet one sunny day in the middle of all this, he suddenly suffered a brain seizure. This led to the discovery of a tumour the size of a cherry tomato, and a rather pressing need to undergo major neurosurgery. Obviously, one doesn’t wish to make a big deal of it, but the experience has left him with a story to tell and a few things that he’d like to share with the room. So that’s exactly what he’s doing in his new show On I Bang – a tale about surprise, fear, luck, love and qualified medical practitioners.
Hugh Dennis and Steve Punt are back on tour for the first time in 10 years.
Older but not really much wiser, they are returning to what they do best; sitting in traffic jams wondering if a different route would have been better, and then in the evening, presenting their new live show.
What have they learned from a decade of following the news for Mock the Week and The Now Show? What wisdom has experience taught them? And have they learned any new jokes? Let’s hope so. They promise they have.
£14 | £12 conc
Star of Live at the Apollo, Late Night Mash and Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer nominee.
Helen Bauer brings a show all about the women in her life, from her mother to her best friend and that one girl who was mean in 2008.
Oh, and Disney Princesses, obvs.
Co-host of the smash-hit podcast Trusty Hogs and seen on BBC3, Comedy Central, Dave, ITV and more.
'Sticking out for all the right reasons’ ★★★★ Scotsman
‘Utterly brilliant’ ★★★★ List
On his sixth UK tour, the comedian tries to make sense of the current cultural and political scene with his playfully provocative brand of humour.
Whether it's the dire blandness of the two main parties or the shamelessly shoe-horned right-on messages in adverts and films, Geoff continues to tread in areas much of comedy leaves well alone.
But this time around he also has a mission. As well as casting his everyman eye over what's happening in wider society, Geoff is trying to unpick what's happening with your average bloke. Remember them?
It’s been a rough couple of years for blokes. Toxic masculinity has grabbed all the headlines and ruined it for communal garden geezers, who have been put under the microscope like never before. At first glance, there’s not much to examine – there’s no Bloke 2.0.
Taking up his own bloke’s-eye-view. Geoff can see that despite the social media vortex, your man in the street, average Joe, man on the Clapham Omnibus and your John Smiths just keep plodding on, fuelled by a diet of football, sheds, super-hero films, sporting autobiographies, wearing socks at all times and strategically burying feelings when necessary.
However, under the paraphernalia of manhood and the sometimes basic, even primal, behaviour of dads and lads, Geoff can see that there is something mysterious and definitely non-toxic going on.
A kindly and funny stock-take of both himself and his fellow man, Geoff unlocks some of the more complicated behaviour of your husbands, dads and brothers.
'He has become one of our most refreshingly funny comedians of any stripe' ★★★★ The Times
'He’s a class act with a mature, sharp take on modern politics' Sunday Times
Sindhu Vee brings her critically-acclaimed, sell-out tour show, Alphabet, to Norden Farm as she warms up for the filming of her next stand up special.
Sindhu has stormed Live at the Apollo (twice) and appeared on all of the top comedy TV shows, including: QI, Mock the Week, Have I Got News For You, The Last Leg and Would I Lie To You?
She also played Mrs Phelps in the smash hit Netflix feature film Matilda, is the star of forthcoming sitcom The Pradeeps of Pittsburgh for Amazon Freevee and her other acting credits include Starstruck and Sex Education.
Suitable for ages 14+ years.