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The Thinking Drinkers - Heroes of Hooch

The Thinking Drinkers return with a brand-new show, a hilarious and intoxicating look at history’s greatest drinkers.

Enjoy five free drinks as the award-winning experts reveal how alcohol has inspired pioneering explorers, politicians and painters in equal measure, from Plato and Picasso, to Nelson, Napoleon and Norm from Cheers. You'll learn a lot, laugh a lot and, don't forget, you get five free drinks.

WHY? ‘Pioneers of alcohol based comedy’ ★★★★ Sunday Times

‘A terrific show. The best value for money in town’ ★★★★ The Scotsman

★★★★★ Deadline | ★★★★★ British Theatre | ★★★★ Broadway Baby

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£16


@thinkingdrinks
@nordenfarm

Thinking Drinkers' website

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The Beatles: Hornsey Road with Mark Lewisohn

The surprises and delights of Abbey Road, the Beatles’ final album – 50 years on.

September 2019 is the golden anniversary of the Beatles’ multi-platinum album Abbey Road – the last work they recorded before their seismic breakup. It was both the end of the Sixties and the end of the greatest band of all time.

To hail this anniversary, world’s leading Beatles historian Mark Lewisohn is touring a theatre show of illumination, intrigue and surprises in a fast-moving and smart illustrated history of our forever national-heroes the Beatles, their brilliant album Abbey Road, and other major events of that extraordinary year 1969.

Mark Lewisohn has the world’s greatest archive of Beatles stuff, harvested over 40+ years of unrivalled deep access to archives and public and private collections. He will be showing audiences a stunning array of strong and relevant content, with rare music, photos, films and choice memorabilia. Audiences (even superfans) will see and hear things they didn’t know existed.

Why? Exploring the surprises and delights of Abbey Road, the Beatles' final album - 50 years on

Courtyard Theatre
£20

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George Egg: Movable Feast

Brand new comedy from the stand-up who cooks on stage.

In this show he’s on the road! It’s time for Planes, Trains and Automob-meals.

George demonstrates how to cook with an engine, procure items from the train buffet trolley and turn unexpected roadworks into a picnic. Three plates of gourmet food cooked live in the most unconventional ways and with the opportunity to taste the results at the end, provided you can stop laughing.

WHY? 'Brilliantly funny' The Guardian

'Trust us, you won’t believe how good the food tastes' The Scotsman

Suitable for age 14+ years.

Studio
£14 (£12 conc )

@georgeegg
@nordenfarm

George Egg's website

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Harry and Chris - This One's for the Aliens

Harry and Chris (Guardian Pick of the Fringe 2018) are at the top of their field, having invented the field of comedy-rap-jazz.

They’ve sold out three Edinburgh shows, appeared on the Russell Howard Hour and were called ‘fabulously entertaining’ by Jonathan Ross (we didn’t even pay him). From the ridiculous to the sublime, the world’s greatest comedy-rap-jazz duo bring award-winning wordplay, awe-inspiring musicality, eyebrow-raising bromance and unashamed joy to the biggest PR task of all time - spinning planet earth.

'Magnificent' ★★★★★ Sunday Post

'Blisteringly talented' ★★★★★ Fringe Guru

'Thoroughly feelgood 'Chortle

Courtyard Theatre
£15

@harrynchris
@nordenfarm

Harry and Chris' 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

@stephenkamos
@nordenfarm

Stephen K Amos' website

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An Evening With Lenny Henry–Who Am I, Again?(Work in Progress)

Join the legendary Sir Lenny Henry as he embarks on a brand new UK tour this Autumn.

Lenny Henry is one of Britain’s best-known and celebrated comedians, with a career which began with cult stardom on children's television to including writer, radio DJ, TV presenter, co-founder of Comic Relief and award-winning actor.

In the first half of the evening, Lenny will take the audience through a jam session of funny and sad memories and stories - from growing up in the Black Country, puberty, school, friendship, family secrets and unashamed racism. With his mother's mantra of 'H'integration' echoing in his ears, Lenny will recount setting out on his rollercoaster ride of a career - but at every stage wondering: Am I good enough? Is this what they want?

In part two, Lenny will be interviewed by author, co-writer and friend Jon Canter, for further insights into his life and career, followed by questions from the audience. Come and enjoy these honest and tender stories, told with a glorious sense of humour and help Lenny figure out ‘Who Am I, Again?'

Courtyard Theatre
£25

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The Scummy Mummies Show

Join comedians Ellie Gibson and Helen Thorn as they celebrate the scummier side of parenting, from drinking wine at teatime to hiding from the PTA.

Expect stand-up, sketches, songs, and some very scummy stories. Guaranteed to make parents laugh and non-parents happy about their life choices.

Based on the hit Scummy Mummies podcast and best-selling book. As seen in The Sunday Times and heard on Radio 4.

WHY? 'Likeably straight-talking' The Telegraph

'Very funny' The Guardian

'Hilarious' Broadway Baby

Courtyard Theatre
£17

@scummymummies
@nordenfarm

Scummy Mummies website

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Flo & Joan - Before the Screaming Starts

Following last year’s sell-out shows at the Edinburgh Festival, London's Soho Theatre, national UK tour and at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, musical comedy sisters Flo & Joan have a new hour of their dark and waggish songs to parade about the place.

“These intricately crafted, flawlessly performed numbers will have you howling with laughter one minute,wiping away a tear the next” The Telegraph

‘Their style is stiletto sharp, their diction perfect as they race through their complex rhymes’ Evening Standard

Courtyard Theatre
£14

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Rob Delaney

Rob Delaney Warms Up For His Special

Rob Delaney is an American comedian, actor and writer. He is widely known as the co-creator and co-star of the critically acclaimed Channel 4 and Amazon Prime comedy Catastrophe, which broadcasts in over 130 countries around the world. In 2016, Rob was nominated for a Primetime Emmy alongside his co-creator, Sharon Horgan, for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series. In 2018, Catastrophe was nominated for a BAFTA TV Award for Best Scripted Comedy and in 2016 won the BAFTA TV Craft Awards for Best Comedy Writing. The final series aired internationally earlier this year.

In 2018, Rob was a breakout star as the fan favourite 'Peter W.' in Deadpool 2 – the newest (and beloved) member to the X-Force who has no powers but 'just responded to the ad.' Also in 2018, Rob hosted Comedy Central UK’s Rob Delaney’s Stand Up Central, an eight-episode stand-up comedy showcase. In 2019, Rob is set to appear opposite Charlize Theron in the highly anticipated Lionsgate feature, Fair & Balanced. Other on-screen credits include the Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Remake) The Hustle, Comedy Central’s Key & Peele, Burning Love, and FX’s Trust.

In 2013, Rob’s first novel and bestselling memoir, Rob Delaney: Mother Wife Sister Human Warrior Falcon Yardstick Turban Cabbage was released by Spiegel & Grau in the US, and by Little Brown in the UK.

In 2012, Rob was named one of Variety’s Top 10 Comics to Watch. He’s also been listed as one of The Funniest People on Twitter on such sites as the Rolling Stone, Huffington Post, Vice Magazine, Paste Magazine, Comedy Central, and Funny or Die.

Rob’s debut one hour special, Rob Delaney: Live at the Bowery Ballroom, is available on Netflix and from Comedy Central Records. He currently resides in London and regularly performs stand up across the world.

Featuring support from Alice Sneddon.

Courtyard Theatre
£20

  •  24 Sep SOLD OUT

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