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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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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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Kai Samra & Matt Winning

An Avalon Edinburgh Festival preview.

Kai Samra combines an edgy stage presence and a confident delivery, talking frankly about the issues of today from an intelligent and fresh perspective.

‘Slick and confident’ Chortle

Matt Winning is a unique and imaginative stand up and character comedian. His eccentric and idiosyncratic act is a whirlwind of ideas.

'Charming and accomplished' ★★★★ The List

WHY? Two award winning comedians try out their latest material ahead of the Edinburgh Festival

Studio
£10

Kai Samra's Website
Matt Winning's Website

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Matt Richardson – Work in Progress

Virgin Radio presenter and comedian Matt Richardson is trying to navigate the world of adulthood, while feeling like an imposter. Join him for hour of unrestrained, raucous laughs where anything could happen.

As well as being the only comedian to host a show on Virgin Radio, Matt has hosted The Hangover Games (E4), The Xtra Factor (ITV2) and Just Tattoo Of Us (MTV), as well as appearing on Roast Battle (Comedy Central), Celebrity Juice (ITV2), Drunk History (Comedy Central) and I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here Now! (ITV2).

WHY? 'High wattage charisma from a talented young comic whose star is on the rise' The Guardian

★★★★★ Voice Mag | ★★★★★ Theatre Weekly

Studio
£10

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Clinton Baptiste in The Paranormalist Returns

Join paranormal sensation Clinton Baptiste as he takes you on a hilarious yet touching journey through his life, out the other side and beyond the Celestial Curtains.

Clinton Baptiste is the hapless clairvoyant, medium and psychic from Peter Kay’s smash hit Channel 4 TV show Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights. Now, some eighteen years after the show aired, he returns to conjure up his extraordinary powers for a new generation.

Clinton will give readings to the audience, offering advice from beyond the grave. He will predict your future, tell you about your past and all manner of spooky stuff an’ that.

But more, he takes you through his demise, his comeback and finally… finally on this special night, he will attempt to pass over to The Other Side and return (before the venue want you all out)… with THE ANSWER!

‘Hundreds of years ago when man walked the planet he had no real means of communication. In time man developed a phenomena which has never been fully understood by the psychic community. This phenomena is… Clinton Baptiste’ Peter Kay (That Phenomena)

WHY? The world-renowned clairvoyant, medium and psychic is back!

Suitable for ages 14+ years.

Studio
£18

Starring ALEX LOWE, Clinton Baptiste is the copyright of Goodnight Vienna Productions.

  •   7 Sep SOLD OUT
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Sindhu Vee - Sandhog

The Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer Nominee 2018, heads on tour.

Loving your children, spouse and ageing parents (in that order, please don’t tell my mother) is very hard work, very intense and a lot of the time it sucks. But who wants to live without love? Sindhu is the host of BBC Radio 4’s Comedy of the Week podcast. 

WHY? As seen on QI, Have I Got News for You and Alan Davies As Yet Untitled

Courtyard Theatre
£14

@sinhuvfunny
@nordenfarm

Sindhu's Website

  •  13 Sep SOLD OUT
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Tom Rosenthal: Manhood

Let the beaky boy from Friday Night Dinner (Channel 4) and Plebs (ITV2) tell you the story of how he spent his life trying to avenge the theft of his foreskin.

Previous winner of the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year and nominated for Best Breakthrough Artist at the British Comedy Awards.

As seen as the drunkest guy on Drunk History (Comedy Central), sassing Chris Ramsey on Roast Battle (Comedy Central) and getting overly competitive in the pub quiz (The Alwyne Castle)

WHY? 'High energy, impressive and precociously smart' The Guardian

'Like a young Mark Watson, he packs in a very high degree of laughs per minute' List


Courtyard Theatre
£17.50 (£15 conc)

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about 15 hours ago Our Young Leaders have been busy hiding treasure around Norden Farm - for a free Pirate Treasure Hunt tomorrow at 11.30am and 12pm! Work out the clues to find a chocolate-y prize at the end!

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about 16 hours ago This Saturday due to the overwhelming demand we are fully booked for Kite Making Workshops and will not be accepting walk-ups on the day. If you want to get involved with the Community Kite Festival click here --> https://norden.farm/events/community-kite-festival

about 16 hours ago 1 comment Hello! Norden Farm will be closed to the public between Mon 26 September – Mon 2 Sept so that we can carry out maintenance around the building. Our team will be busy across the week giving the building some TLC after a busy summer season so that we’re looking our best to welcome you back for our exciting Autumn line up! The Box Office will also be open to the public from Tues – Sat 10am – 2pm, tickets can still be booked online through our website. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Farm See you then!

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about 17 hours ago The girl with a thousand voices returns to the UK! Christina Bianco brings her uncanny musical mash-ups and impressions to our main stage on Thursday 24 October – have a look at her in action below ⬇️ More info and tickets here --> https://norden.farm/events/christina-bianco-first-impressions

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