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The Noise Next Door: Hometown Heroes

The quickest wits in comedy are coming to town with a side-splitting evening of hilarious off-the-cuff songs, scenes and characters.

The stars of ITV1's Tonight at the Palladium spin comedy gold out of the all things that YOU, the live audience, think are the best, worst and down right weirdest things about your hometown. Maybe a bit of local laughter really can save the day!

The Noise Next Door are thirteen time sell-out veterans of The Edinburgh Fringe. They have appeared on BBC1's The One Show, ITV1's Britain’s Got Talent and Comedy Central's Roast Battle. They have also appeared alongside the likes of Michael McIntyre, Katherine Ryan, Romesh Ranganathan and Harry Hill.

'Hilarious… A superior kind of chaos' Telegraph

'21st century comedy at its finest and funniest' The Stage

'Comedy gold… Staggeringly well executed' Guardian

'Phenomenal' Daily Mirror

Suitable for ages 15+ years

Studio
£16

The Noise Next Door website
@NoiseNextDoor
@nordenfarm

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Zoe Lyons: Bald Ambition Tour

Zoe Lyons has kept herself busy in the last couple of years by having what can best be described as a monumental midlife crisis. It involved buying a sports car, having a brief marital separation and running a 100k ultra marathon which really didn’t end well. Along the way her hair decided the best thing to do was abandon ship. It ain’t easy being a middle aged woman: try doing it with a combover. Thankfully Zoe has been able to explore the funny side of all these twists and turns. It's time to sell the silly car and try and put the wheels back on her life.

Zoe is the host of BBC2’s Lightning. She's known as a star of Live at the Apollo and a regular on BBC1's Have I Got News for You, BBC2's QI and Mock the Week.

Other credits include Celebrity Antiques Road Trip (BBC2), Stand Up and Deliver (C4), House of Games (BBC2). Zoe is an immediately recognisable voice on Radio 4 as a regular on The News Quiz, Just a Minute, The Unbelievable Truth and The Now Show, and also co-hosts Frank Skinner’s show on Absolute Radio.

Age guidance 14+ years.

'A masterclass of how to write, construct, and perform an Edinburgh show, or any show in fact' ★★★★★ Funny Women

'Lyons is on top of her game, in command of her material, her audience and her stage' ★★★★ Chortle

'An hour of intelligent observations and hilarious character comedy' ★★★★ Three Weeks

'A tremendously good comic operating at a vertiginous level' ★★★★ The Wee Review

'A huge talent' ★★★★ One4Review

Courtyard Theatre
£16

Zoe Lyon's website
@zoelyons
@nordenfarm

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Mark Watson: Pick of the Fringe

Norden Farm favourite and Taskmaster star Mark Watson introduces two of the most talked-about shows of the 2022 Edinburgh Fringe.

Milo Edwards is a critically acclaimed stand-up comedian and podcaster. He brings 'an incredibly high-quality stand-up show' (★★★★ Broadway Baby) and 'an excellent hour of clever, tightly written stand-up' (★★★★ Sunday Post).

Will Duggan sold out the entire run at Edinburgh and was named in Rolling Stone’s 15 Rising Stand-Up Acts You Need To See.

All this plus skinny legend Mark Watson himself on a one-off double-bill. It’s the Edinburgh Fringe right on your doorstep. And a lot drier and warmer!

Studio
£15

Mark Watson's website

@MarkWatson
@MiloEdwards
@Willduggan
@nordenfarm

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Rosie Holt: The Woman’s Hour

The social media sensation and Chortle Award winner debuts an hour of comedy based on her smash-hit satirical videos, as seen millions of times online.

'If she can stay in character long enough, she’ll have a telegraph column and a seat on Question Time by teatime' James O’Brien

'The Thick of It levels of writing and performance applied to a very 2022 flavour of political bullshit' The Times

'A wonderful showcase for the woman that the pandemic turned into a sensation with her hilarious but also chilling realistic takes on a dissembling rising Tory star' The New European

'These characters are so well-observed that I feel they can turn their hand to anything' I Talk Telly

★★★★★ Lost in Theatreland | ★★★★ Time Out | ★★★★ I Talk Telly
★★★★ Broadway Baby | ★★★★ The Arts Desk

Courtyard Theatre
£17.50

Rosie Holt's website
@RosieHolt
@nordenfarm

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Charlie Baker: 24 Hour Pasty People

Wasson? The award-winning comedian, tap dancer and Talksport radio host brings an hour of stand-up drenched in manure, cider and clotted cream to your village/town/cattle market.

Comedy with a countryside accent. Imagine Jethro and Jack Black had a son. Job’s a good'un. Proper job.

As seen on The Last Leg, House of Games, Harry Hill’s Tea Time, Comedy Central at the Comedy Store, The Great British Bake-Off: An Extra Slice, Never Mind The Buzzcocks and Channel 4’s Comedy Gala.

He was also the starring lead in Harry Hill and Steve Brown's critically acclaimed musical Tony! The Tony Blair Rock Opera.

‘An absolute romp, with some shout-with-laughter moments’ ★★★★ Chortle

'Genuinely funny’ ★★★★ The Herald

‘A superior take on the modern showman’ The Guardian

Studio
£15

Charlie Baker's website
@Charlie Baker
@nordenfarm

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Rob Auton - The Crowd Show

The Crowd Show is a comedy / theatre / spoken word show about crowds, people and connection.

The Crowd Show is a show suitable for anybody who has been in a crowd or wants to be in the crowd for this show.

Rob Auton is an award-winning writer, actor and podcaster, named the ‘Brian Cox of Comedy’ by the Guardian. He has written eight hit Edinburgh Fringe shows, which have led to nationwide tours and television/radio appearances. Rob has had four collections of poetry and illustrations published by Burning Eye Books and Harper Collins.

In 2020, Rob started The Rob Auton Daily Podcast, which went on to amass over two million listens and win a gold award for Best Daily Podcast at the British Podcast Awards.

'A genuine original. Poetical, philosophical, humane, completely charming and funny to boot' The Guardian

'Emotionally charged - a heart-warming clarion call for universal connection' Evening Standard

'Makes laughter out of wonder and brings us all together. We need him' The Scotsman

'Something that'll leave you feeling all warm and fuzzy round the edges' The Herald

'Brilliant' Stewart Lee

Studio
£15

Rob Auton's website
@RobertAuton
@nordenfarm

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Robin Morgan: Snip Snip, Bitch

One of the UK’s fastest rising comedy stars Robin Morgan brings a hilarious brand new show on tour for 2023

A lot has happened to Robin since the last tour. He’s moved back to Wales, happily married with two kids. So what happens next? A vasectomy of course.

Robin’s been all over your telly and radio, with appearances on Mock The Week (BBC Two), Richard Hammond’s Brain Reaction (Comedy Central), The Now Show (BBC Radio 4).

He created the topical panel show What Just Happened? (BBC One) and co-created Ellie Taylor’s Safe Space (BBC Radio 4), and also appeared in both, the greedy boy.

His writing credits include Have I Got News For You (BBC One), 8 Out of 10 Cats (C4), The Mash Report (BBC Two), The Great Pottery Throwdown (C4) and The News Quiz (BBC Radio 4), and is the studio warm-up artist for The Graham Norton Show (BBC One).

'Bloody funny. He must surely be on the verge of nationwide fame' Chortle

Studio
£13 | £10 conc

@robinjaymorgan
@nordenfarm

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Michelle de Swarte: Moved

Michelle has been on the move since birth. She's moved country four times, been homeless three times, been a fashion model, a cleaner, a reporter, presenter, writer, cat sitter and actor. Married, divorced, on drugs, off drugs.

In this new show, Michelle breaks down the highs and lows of burning your life to the ground and starting again when forty is around the corner.

Star of the highly acclaimed Sky/HBO’s The Baby, Michelle is an actress, comedian and writer. She can currently be seen in Prime Video’s Backstage with Katherine Ryan. She also starred as a series regular in Katherine Ryan’s Netflix series The Duchess.

Born in South London, Michelle was spotted by a model scout at the age of 19 and moved to New York, where she became heavily involved in the comedy scene. Since moving back to London, she has been busy filming and writing her own semi-autobiographical comedy series with Various Artists Limited and has recently been the tour support on Katherine Ryan’s tour.

'All hail the new Queen of Comedy' Sunday Times Style

'Dry brilliance' iNews

Age guidance 16+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Ray Bradshaw – Deaf Com 1

Following his groundbreaking 2018 show, Deaf Comedy Fam, Ray's new show covers his recent fatherhood, teaching his young son sign language and a disastrous trip to Bahrain!

Ray is an international award winning comic. He spent 2021/22 touring the UK as John Bishop’s handpicked support act, having previously toured with Frankie Boyle in 2019.

Ray was the first comedian to ever win a Scottish Culture Award and is a regular host of Scotland’s most popular radio show, Breaking The News.

Ray is a CODA (like in the Oscar winning film) and grew up with deaf parents. All of his shows are performed in both BSL and English, with Deaf Comedy Fam becoming the first ever live comedy experience for more than 800 deaf audience members.

Ray’s clever, charming and very funny comedy has received critical acclaim from critics and fans alike.

'Bradshaw is raucously funny … captivating, funny and sharply executed' ★★★★★ BroadwayBaby.com

'Funny and fascinating… one in six of us will lose our sense of hearing. Deaf Comedy Fam proves it doesn’t mean you have to lose your sense of humour' ★★★★ The Scotsman

'This years most groundbreaking show' ★★★★ Short.com

'I grinned from ear to ear for the entire hour“ ★★★★ Voice Magazine

'Has a clear comedy gift' ★★★★ Edinburgh Evening News

Performed in BSL and Spoken English

Studio
£15

Ray Bradshaw's website
@comedyray
@nordenfarm

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Simon Brodkin: Screwed Up

Fresh from his sold-out, critically acclaimed Edinburgh Fringe run and becoming the most viewed British comedian of all time on TikTok, the world famous prankster and Lee Nelson creator is back with an outrageous new show.

In Screwed Up Simon rips into celebrity culture, social media, the police, Putin, Prince Andrew and Jesus.

Nothing is off limits in this hilarious show, including his own mental health, his family, his five arrests and how he once found himself at an underground sex party.

'No show has made me laugh more than this one… His finest hour on stage' ★★★★ The Times

'Screwed Up is a full-on rat-a-tat gag-fest' ★★★★ Mail On Sunday

Courtyard Theatre
£22.50

Simon's website
@SimonBrodkin
@nordenfarm

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Emmanuel Sonubi: Emancipated

Emmanuel's Edinburgh Comedy Award nominated show looks at his life, including being the only boy and the youngest of six children (that’s right – 5 OLDER sisters).

He explores that that looks can be very deceptive and what has led him to become the person he is today.

The show also covers his time as a doorman in some of the scariest clubs in London, his career in musical theatre and life as a parent to two young children.

Through his hilarious storytelling, it's a deeper look into all the experiences that shaped his personality and opinions today.

Emmanuel made his TV debut on Comedy Central UK. He has appeared on ITV1's The John Bishop Show, ITV2's The Stand Up Sketch Show, Comedy Central Live and ITV's Sorry I Didn’t Know. He's been heard on BBC Radio 4 shows including The Now Show, The Likely Dads and Edinburgh Fringe Award; Nominees show.

'Outright hilarious, his star is on the rise' Fest
'Side-splittingly funny, there are roaring laughs' The Independent
'Sonubi is a distinctive, classily polished act. His ascendancy appears assured' The Scotsman
'Big laughs, engaging tales, you’re seduced by the easy authority of his storytelling' The Guardian
'There’s no denying Sonubi his impeccable craft. If he’s shooting for a BBC One primetime slot, this is bang on target' The List

Courtyard Theatre
£16

Emmanuel Sonubi's website
@emmanuelstandup
@nordenfarm

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Eshaan Akbar : The Pretender

Whether it’s you, the person you go on a date with, your boss, or the opinion-makers on TV, we’re all pretending we know what we’re doing.

We don’t. And it’s about time we all had a proper laugh about it.

Eshaan has been seen on BBC1's Mock The Week and QI, and heard on award-winning podcasts Have A Word, Ninetwentynine and Spitting Image. He's also appeared on LBC, Times Radio and BBC Radio 4.

'A fine comic entertainer, an intelligent maker of points and a wealth of fascinating facts' The Scotsman

'Genius stand-up comedy' Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

'A story that’s likely to go far' Chortle

Supported by Sharlin Jahan

Sharlin Jahan (BBC 4's The Now Show, Funny Women Finalist) is a Bangladeshi, British, and Canadian Comedian who loves telling (yelling) at people about things at pubs.

'Undeniably impressive." ★★★★★ EdFringeReview.

"Jahan is an energetic, rumbustious presence." ★★★★★ Morning star

Studio
£15

Eshaan's website
@eshaanakbar
@Sharlincomedy
@nordenfarm

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Alex Kealy - Winner Takes All

The 'rising star of the British stand-up scene' (List) explores Silicon Valley tech monopolies, advertising and addiction through his 'perfectly expressed gags' (Chortle.co.uk).

The Guardian's Top 10 Jokes Edinburgh Festival 2019

The Times' Top Jokes Edinburgh Festival 2022

'Sharply witty, almost sexily cerebral... Kealy is going places' ★★★★ Daily Telegraph
'Breakneck pace with surprising turns in eloquent comic’s wonderful new hour' ★★★★ The List
'A storming show' The Sunday Times
'Fresh, insightful, and original... a great hour of cerebral stand-up' ★★★★ FringeGuru
'Excellent… dynamite Interstellar routine which I wish I had written!' Mark Kermode
'Clever comedy… internal damage from laughing so much' ★★★★ Shortcom
'I found myself laughing loudly throughout...If you're interested in politics this is a must-see' ★★★★ Broadway Baby
'Well thought out and insightful... a very enjoyable hour of comedy' ★★★★ Theatre Weekly
'Didn’t miss a single joke with every one getting a good laugh from the audience' ★★★★ Deadline News

Studio
£15

Alex Kealy's website
@AlexKealy
@nordenfarm

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Josh Berry

Fresh off the back of a sell out debut tour, Josh Berry returns with a new stand up show.

Expect plenty of characters and impressions as Josh Berry wades through the two interweaving topics that pre-occupy him most: sex and politics.

'Pitch perfect send up.' Evening Standard

Studio
£16

Josh Berry's website
@JoshBerry
@nordenfarm

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Made in (India) Britain

by Rinkoo Barpaga.

Roo is a deaf Punjabi boy from Birmingham, living in a world that wasn't made for him.

With great humour, he narrates the impact of ableism and racism throughout his childhood and adult life. It leads him to confront one key question: 'Where do I belong?'

'Confident and charismatic' ★★★ The Stage

'Barpaga is a remarkable storyteller' ★★★★ FestMagazine

'A truly brilliant piece of theatre' ★★★★★ Neuro Diverse

'Made in India/Britain is one of the most accurate portrayals I’ve ever seen of just how it feels to discover your community, and the journey which it follows' ★★★★★ Liam O’Dell

Performed in BSL, Spoken English and Closed Captions

Studio
£16

Rinkoo Barpaga's website
@RinkooBarpaga
@nordenfarm

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Lucy Porter - Wake-Up Call

A brand new stand up show from the TV and radio favourite.

As heard on BBC Radio 4’s The News Quiz and The Now Show and seen on Would I Lie to You, QI and Live at the Apollo.

Wake-Up Call is a show about revelations, realisations and epiphanies - both large and small. 

Subjects covered include: bin collection schedules, the novels of Jean Rhys, cats, school fair booze tombolas, the Scottish Enlightenment, pressure washers and Huel. It’s an exuberant, silly show with some wisdom sprinkled on top.

'Impeccably punch-lined anecdotes… genuinely delightful' The Telegraph

'A treat from start to finish' The Herald

Courtyard Theatre
£18

Lucy's website
@lucyportercomic
@nordenfarm

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Rhys James: Spilt Milk

Rhys James is right back where he belongs: on tour around the country, with a markedly different schedule to Chelsea's fixture list to prove he is not the footballer.


One of the final Mock The Week regulars and star of Live At The Apollo,

Rhys’s previous tour sold out over 70 dates nationwide. Since then he’s released a third Radio 4 series, starred in The Great American Joke Off for US network The CW and been hurled through the air on a bungee cord by Micah Richards on Sky's A League Of Their Own.

He has also been seen on Richard Osman’s House Of Games, Celebrity Mastermind and Pointless Celebrities.

'Master of the lightning-paced, gag-dense, precision-delivered set' The Guardian

'Scintillating stand-up' ★★★★ The Times

'An immaculately crafted set… crowd-pleasing, relatable entertainment rarely comes any sharper' ★★★★ Evening Standard

'A ton of smart, intricately-written jokes and stories where you’re never more than a few seconds away from another punchline' ★★★★ Time Out

Courtyard Theatre
£17

Rhys's website
@rhysjamesy
@nordenfarm

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Magical Bones: Soulful Magic

Following sell out runs at the Edinburgh Festival and across the UK, the Britain’s Got Talent finalist takes to the road.

This brand-new show is full of the most awe-inspiring and high energy magic you’ll see this year.

Direct from appearances on America’s Penn & Teller Fool Us, BBC1’s BAFTA Awards, ITV1’s This Morning and Sky’s Around The World In 80 Tricks.

'A dazzling show… full of imagination and flair' ★★★★ The Guardian

‘What’s happening on stage really is magic’ The Telegraph

‘A spellbinding show that leaves the audience gasping in disbelief’ ★★★★ The Wee Review

Courtyard Theatre
£20

Magical Bones website
@MagicalBones
@nordenfarm

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Tiff Stevenson - Sexy Brain

The critically acclaimed stand up, writer and actor invites you to spend an hour with a woman and her self diagnosed 'Sexy Brain'... a study in trying to see all sides of every argument and driving yourself slowly mad in the process.

Sexy Brain was one of Edinburgh Festival Fringe’s Best Reviewed shows of 2022. Tiff's previous 5 star rated shows have all been listed in British Comedy Guide's Edinburgh Fringe Top 20 best shows.

Tiff has been seen on Mock the Week, People Just Do Nothing, The Office, Game Face and ABC's The Weekly.

'This is Tiff Stevenson at her finest' ★★★★★ Broadway Baby

★★★★★ The Mirror | ★★★★★ Sunday Herald | ★★★★★ Funny Women

Suitable for ages 15+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£15

Tiff Stevenson's website
@tiffstevenson
@nordenfarm

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Ivo Graham: My Future My Clutter

The bumbling wordsmith and tripe factory returns to discuss three years of heavy-duty pranking/parenting/procrastinating.

Ivo was nominated for Dave’s 2019 Best Comedy Show and Joke of the Fringe ("I've got an Eton College advent calendar, where all the doors are opened by my father's contacts").

He's been seen and heard on Mock The Week, Live At The Apollo, Have I Got News For You, British As Folk and Richard Osman's House of Games.

'A hugely enjoyable hour of stand-up comedy' The Times

'Suddenly has star-in-the-making coming off him like steam' The Telegraph

Courtyard Theatre
£16

Ivo Graham's website
@IvoGraham
@nordenfarm

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Mark Simmons: Quip Off The Mark

Mark Simmons is master of the one liners.

UK Comics’ Comic 2022 - Best Act

He recently joined Dara O’Brian and Hugh Dennis on BBC2’s Mock The Week as a semi-regular on the show and been appearing on BT Sport’s DIY Pundit and The Rugby’s On.

Mark also hosted News-ish and Film-ish on Fubar Radio alongside co-host Seann Walsh. He is now enjoying further success with his solo podcast Jokes With Mark Simmons. He invites a fellow comic, such as Gary Delaney and Milton Jones, to discuss jokes that they’ve written but simply just haven’t worked.

Quip Off The Mark isn’t your average one-liner show - there is a running theme throughout. This year Mark’s parents have sold the house he grew up in and he has to collect his box of stuff from the loft. Come discover what’s in the box in this top-level one-liner show structured in a way you’ve never seen before.

'One of the UK’s pre-eminent pun merchants… the quickest quipster in showbusiness' Evening Standard

'Master of one-liners… his (show) consist(s) of literally one liner after one liner, with one or two breaks for the audience to catch their breath before another assault on the laughter and muscles with the next segment' ★★★★★ One4Review

'Absolutely hilarious' ★★★★ The Scotsman

'A lot of excellent funny one-liners' Bruce Dessau

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

RUNNER UP DAVE’s Top 10 Jokes of the Fringe 2022

DAVE’s Top 10 Jokes of the Fringe 2019 (& 2017)

Nominee Amused Moose: Best Show 2017

Courtyard Theatre
£18

Mark Simmons's website
@MarkSimmons
@nordenfarm

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Sooz Kempner: PlayStation

The Twitter sensation and BBC Radio 4 regular takes to the road in her debut UK tour, following a sold-out Edinburgh Festival residency.

In 1998 Sooz got a PlayStation, the first adult console, and finally felt grown-up. But is she really? Find out in this stand up show for anyone who remembers the 90s or had big dreams as a kid (gamers and non-gamers alike)!

Sooz is an award winning comedy performer, singer, writer, and actor. She has written and performed eight solo stand up shows at the Edinburgh Fringe. Sooz is a regular collaborator with Richard Thomas (Jerry Springer the Opera, Made in Dagenham) and hosts two podcasts - Mystery on the Rocks and QueenPod, the official podcast for the band Queen.

Throughout lockdown she made a variety of online content including livestreams via Twitch and viral political videos which build a huge international following, and received press in The Guardian, The Independent and The Metro, as well as in the LA Times and Chicago Tribune across the Atlantic.

‘Kempner has funny bones and an effortless audience rapport’ ★★★★ The Scotsman

‘Funny, witty and endlessly charming’ ★★★★ Broadway World

'A new wave of comedy' The Guardian

'Incredible... it shouldn't work but it really, really does' Independent

'Kempner is brilliant' LA Times

Sooz Kempner's website
@SoozUK
@nordenfarm

Studio
£15

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Tom Houghton: Absolute Shambles

After an incredible sold out debut run, the man who asked us “do you ski?” is leaving his home in the Tower of London (for good).

Catch him as he departs on a second triumphant tour across our nation armed with even more outrageous takes, unbelievable tales and biblical chat to leave you bowled over with laughter.

Having amassed a loyal fan base of over a quarter of a million followers the multi-viral, social media sensation is delving even deeper into his ludicrous life as he tries to smarten up the not so honorable aspects of himself. Take a look at the pitfalls of online celebrity, the perils of post-palace living and find out, that in an age where everyone is so obsessed with the veneer of virtual contentment, maybe it takes crashing back down to reality to discover where happiness truly lies.

As seen on Comedy Central and tour support for Milton Jones.

'Clever, passionate and soulful' ★★★★★ The New European

'A twisted view of the world' ★★★★★ The Sunday Express

'Get your tickets today. Tomorrow may well be too late. A Star is Born' ★★★★★ One 4 Review

'This unexpected tour de force warrants a 21-gun salute' ★★★★ The Daily Telegraph

'A crafty idiot' ★★★★ The Daily Mail

'Now that’s class' ★★★★ Fringe Guru

Courtyard Theatre
£15

@HonourableTom
@nordenfarm

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Primary School Assembly Bangers LIVE!

Join James for an evening of pure nostalgia, stepping back in time for some joyous singalong tunes to take you back to your Primary School days.

You won’t have to sit cross legged on the school hall floor, but you will be encouraged to sing along! As well as the assembly bangers, there will be other musical surprises with Top 10 lists and musical mashups.

Studio
£15

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Ria Lina: Riawakening

In the aftermath of a global pandemic, the comedian and scientist has had a Riawakening and sees the world differently.

In this highly anticipated debut tour Ria tackles the issues of coming out of a global pandemic, the new normal, divorce, dating in a new digital world, motherhood and what it really means to be a woman today.

Fearless, provocative, and very funny, Ria Lina is the only Filipina comedian in British stand-up and a hugely admired talent in the comedy industry.

Her extensive list of credits includes Live At The Apollo, Have I Got News For You, Mock the Week, Lovestruck High, Richard Hammond’s Brain Reaction, House of Games, The Last Leg and Celebrity Mas-termind.

'I guarantee you will laugh a lot' ★★★★ The Scotsman

Courtyard Theatre
£16

Ria Lina's website
@RiaLina
@nordenfarm

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Alfie Moore: A Face for Radio

Somewhere in a parallel universe little Alfie’s natural comedic performance skills were recognised by his doting parents who encouraged and developed his blossoming talent.

After several years as a stage school brat Alfie’s angelic face was launched onto stage and screen and the rest is history...

Meanwhile, in this universe Alfie Moore was told to stop messing about in class before being 'encouraged' into the grinding, grimy world of an apprenticeship in the Sheffield steelworks.

When recession hit he traded steel for copper by joining Humberside Police.

In his 40s the two universes collided when Alfie made a bid for showbiz success - but unfortunately 30 years of shift-work and being punched in the face quite a lot, had left him with a face for radio!

A face not so much 'lived in' as inhabited by a settlement of squatters with little regard to property maintenance and repair.

This is the true story of Alfie’s big plan to transition from the BBC radio waves to TV star. Could it be done? Or had Father Time decided that his time had passed?

Star of BBC Radio 4's It's a Fair Cop.

'…offbeat, revealing and very funny' Daily Mail
'…thoroughly engaging, endlessly funny. His charisma shines through as bright and colourful as a twirling blue light' Mature Times

Alfie Moore's website
@alfiemoore
@nordenfarm

Courtyard Theatre
£18

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Geoff Norcott: Basic Bloke

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

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Jo Caulfield – Here Comes Trouble

Voted Comedians’ Comedian of The Year 2021/2022, Jo Caulfield is
quite simply one of the most consistently funny and creative comics
in the country.

Hot on the heels of her sell-out Edinburgh Fringe run, Here Comes
Trouble is packed with brilliant routines and fantastically
embarrassing stories.

Audiences can expect razor-sharp observations and scandalous one liners as Jo gets her claws into everything and everyone. From yelling at strangers on trains (and many other places), to discussing ridiculous sexual fantasies and annoying her neighbours, Jo doesn’t mean to cause trouble; she just has the nerve to say out loud what everyone else is thinking!

This is Jo Caulfield doing what she does best: pure Stand-Up. Just Jo, a microphone, and a bad attitude.

'Sharp-witted urban comedy that goes down a treat… like a sociology textbook but with jokes' The Times

Jo Caulfield's website
@JoCaulfield
@nordenfarm

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2 days ago On Sale Now @GeoffNorcott - Basic Bloke Thur 2 Nov ⏰ 8pm https://t.co/sX6xGGmH2m #Maidenhead #Berkshire https://t.co/uK12bYEToY

2 days ago Tonight @Tomorrow_Bird Award-winning acoustic duo, featuring the combined forces of Jen Bird & Simon Driscoll… https://t.co/Uol4xwQNKg

2 days ago RT @folkandhoney: #GigNews The Salts to play Norden Farm Centre for the Arts on 9/6. @thesaltsband @nordenfarm #Folk/Rock #Gigs #WhatsOn #L…

3 days ago What's on today... ‍ ‍ Little Wrigglers ‍♀️ Intermediate Yoga Norden Farm's Daytime C… https://t.co/Qh7wLmlFUl

3 days ago RT @nordenfarm: Friday Night Folk @Tomorrow_Bird Award-winning acoustic duo, featuring the combined forces of Jen Bird & Simon Driscol…

3 days ago ⭐️ Tonight ⭐️ Join us in our Courtyard Theatre & let the UK’s best live Spandau Ballet Tribute take you on a magic… https://t.co/1iaUb8GXVb

3 days ago RT @RBMComedy: Great to see Mark Simmons has almost sold out the Main House at Norden Farm for his show, in June. Final few tickets avail…

3 days ago Last chance to nominate us for @littleanklebite awards ⭐️ If you love Norden Farm as much as us, we'd appreciate… https://t.co/EJeSggmTed

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