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Tue 22 - Sun 27 Aug 2017, 12pm

From £11 (£9.50)

Lead Quote: h4. This show will take place in Edinburgh, not London , ,*'Scorchingly intelligent and as powerful as a gut punch.'* ,★★★★ Times

Reviews: *‘A brave, striking debut…superbly nuanced, gripping central performances.’* ,★★★★ Sunday Times , ,*‘Scorchingly intelligent and as powerful as a gut punch.’* ,★★★★ Times , ,*'Clever, audacious, entertaining and full of promise.'* ,★★★★ Time Out , ,*‘Superbly acted…leaving plenty of food for thought.’* ,★★★★ London Theatre 1 , ,*‘Passionately played…an ambitious, eloquent piece of writing.’* ,Whatsonstage , ,*‘Exceptional performances… astonishing debut play.’* ,East Anglian Daily Times , ,*‘Witty, supple, fierce.’* ,Financial Times ,

Playwright: Theresa Ikoko

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<p>Three girls. Best friends forever. All the big issues: love, sex and religion&#8230; But when they&#8217;re kidnapped from home, their world is turned upside down. The only hashtag that matters now is survival. A funny and fiercely passionate new play about enduring friendship, the power of imagination and the stories behind the headlines that quickly become yesterday&#8217;s news. Written by the Alfred Fagon and joint George Devine Award-winner Theresa Ikoko. Shortlisted for Soho Theatre&#8217;s Verity Bargate Award. Part of the British Council 2017 Showcase. </p> <p><a href="https://www.pleasance.co.uk/find-us">Pleasance Courtyard, Pleasance Two</a></p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 90mins</p> <p><strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 14+</p> ]]>
2017-08-22T12:00:00 2017-08-27T12:00:00
<![CDATA[Half Breed at the Edinburgh Festival]]>

Thu 3 - Sun 13 & Tue 15 - Sun 27 Aug 2017, 12.20pm

From £7

Lead Quote: h4. THIS SHOW WILL TAKE PLACE IN EDINBURGH, NOT LONDON , ,‘Heartbreakingly relevant and is undoubtedly one of the most important shows you’ll see this Festival....’ ,★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine , ,

Reviews: 'A little cracker: full of fierce wit.' ,Guardian , ,‘Funny, gripping show packs a punch’ ,★★★★ Evening Standard , ,'Marshall gives an impressive performance, incorporating elements of physical theatre, and slipping dexterously in and out of verse.' ,★★★★ Financial Times , ,‘Undoubtedly one of the most important shows you’ll see this Festival....more powerful than words can convey. Shocking, emotional and triumphant’ ,★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine , ,‘Natasha Marshall has a lot going for her. She is a talented and very energetic performer capable of creating memorable characters…powerful piece’ ,★★★★ British Theatre Guide , ,'Vivid characters: split second changes, intelligent analysis delivered with emotional intensity – breathtaking’ ,Observer , ,

Playwright: Natasha Marshall

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<p>‘I am that mixed raced kid, like 50/50, on the fence, lukewarm, in-between maybe. Trust me, around here I’m about as black as it goes…’ Jazmin feels different. She doesn’t want to stay in the village. She doesn’t want to have a baby. She doesn’t want to laugh at racist jokes in the local pub. She’s got to get out. A partly autobiographical dark comedy about finding your voice. Written and performed by Alfred Fagon Award shortlisted writer Natasha Marshall.</p> <p><a href="https://tickets.edfringe.com/venues/assembly-george-square-theatre">Assembly George Square, The Box</a></p> <p><strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 14+</p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins</p> ]]>
2017-08-03T12:15:00 2017-08-27T12:15:00
<![CDATA[Wild Bore at the Edinburgh Festival]]>

Tue 8 - Sun 27 Aug 2017, Various times

Previews from £9

Lead Quote: h4. this event takes place in Edinburgh, not London , ,‘One of the best shows at the Fringe this year, for no apparent reason….’ ★★★★★ To Do List ,‘A battle cry against the legion of monstrous critics.’ ,★★★★★ The List

Reviews: ‘…truly, outrageously funny.’ ,★★★★★ Guardian (Aus) , ,‘One of the best shows at the Fringe this year, for no apparent reason….’ ,★★★★★ To Do List , ,‘A battle cry against the legion of monstrous critics.’ ,★★★★★ The List , ,‘It will make you laugh like a loon’ ★★★★ ,Evening Standard , ,‘An excellent, wayward interrogation and piss-take of theatre criticism.’ ,★★★★ ,The Stage , ,‘Always one step ahead with its ass out in front’. ,★★★★ ,What’s On Stage , ,‘An acerbic performance piece…sees critics coming a mile off…a deliberately and amusingly puerile swipe at the ladies and gentlemen of the press’ ,★★★★ ,Time Out , ,‘Self referential, stage-centric’ ‘Sometimes, very funny’ ★ Times , ,

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<p><strong>The first rule of making art is: don’t respond to your critics</strong></p> <p>In the most provocative show at this year&#8217;s Fringe, three masters of smart, spiky, political performance delve into the torrent of critical fury that has been aimed at baffling, misunderstood and downright awful works of art (including their own).</p> <p>Alternative comedy and theatre superstars Zoe Coombs-Marr (Barry Award winner), Ursula Martinez (Olivier Award winner) and Adrienne Truscott (Edinburgh Comedy Award Panel Prize winner) team<br /> up for the first time in an international supergroup to prove they too are not afraid to talk out of their arses.</p> <p><strong>A show for anyone who has ever had an opinion on art</strong><br /> What&#8217;s yours? #WILDBORE</p> <p><strong>Created and performed by</strong> Zoe Coombs Marr, Ursula Martinez &amp; Adrienne Truscott<br /> <strong>Designer</strong> Danielle Brustman </p> <p><a href="https://www.traverse.co.uk/visiting/getting-here/">Traverse Theatre</a></p> <p><strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> Strictly 18+</p> ]]>
2017-08-08T10:00:00 2017-08-27T22:30:00
<![CDATA[Ahir Shah at the Edinburgh Festival]]>

Thu 3 - Sun 27 Aug 2017, 2pm

From £7

Lead Quote: h4. this event takes place in Edinburgh, not London

Reviews: *'Excellent.'* ,★★★★ Guardian , ,*'Burning passion at his fingertips and the gags to back up his fire.'* ,★★★★★ List

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<p>In an age of global socio-political turmoil, Shah presents a show about freedom, fascism, complacency, complicity, resistance, and milk. </p> <p>Ahir&#8217;s last show enjoyed packed runs at the Edinburgh Fringe, here, and a national tour. In it, he theorised that we were being tugged in contradictory directions by a potential brighter future and resurgent worst of the past. </p> <p>These days, the past appears to be winning. He&#8217;s got loads of jokes about it. </p> <p>Laughing Horse, <a href="http://www.freefestival.co.uk/perfvenue.asp?VenueID=241">Cabaret Voltaire</a></p> <p><strong>Age recommendation</strong>: 14+<br /> <strong>Running time</strong>: 60mins</p> ]]>
2017-08-03T14:00:00 2017-08-27T14:00:00
<![CDATA[Touch]]> Soho Theatre 0.00000000 0.00000000

Thu 6 July - Sat 26 Aug 2017, evenings 7.15pm, matinees 3pm

From £10

Lead Quote: *'A glorious cocktail of sex and self-discovery.'* ,★★★★ Guardian , ,*'If Fleabag was one of the greatest things you saw... be sure not to miss Touch.'* ,Evening Standard

Reviews: *'A glorious cocktail of sex and self-discovery.'* ,★★★★ Guardian , ,*'Jones proves herself a comic writer of fierce talent, and her production is superbly cast, too. Totally recommended.'* ,★★★★ Telegraph , ,*'Sitcom in tone, sexual in content – and properly funny.'* ,★★★★ Stage , ,*'This is for the generation after Bridget Jones, a sort of 50 Shades of Play (with a bit of Grey thrown in).'* ,★★★★ Times , ,*'Brutally perceptive...it’s also proper laugh-out-loud funny, and Jones has a lovely ear for the silly rubbish normal people burble at each other.'* ,★★★★ Time Out

Playwright: Vicky Jones

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<p><strong>From the creators of the international cult hit Fleabag</strong></p> <p>Dee’s sexual escapades are messy and temporary &#8211; just like her shoe box London flat.</p> <p>New to the city and in a stop-gap job, Dee has the chance to reinvent herself. But how can you change your life when you don’t know what you want?</p> <p>Following the international success of <em>Fleabag</em> and the Verity Bargate Award-winning play <em>The One</em>, Soho Theatre and DryWrite reunite with <em>Touch</em>, a shamelessly funny and brutally honest play about sex, connection and control. </p> <p><a href="http://www.standard.co.uk/goingout/theatre/theatre-in-london-2017-20-shows-not-to-miss-next-year-a3429026.html">One of the Evening Standard&#8217;s 20 shows not to miss in 2017</a></p> <p><em>Please note &#8211; if your chosen date is sold out, please contact the box office to be added to the waiting list</em></p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 90mins</p> <p><strong>Captioned Performance</strong><br /> Wed 16 Aug at 7.15pm</p> <p><strong>Audio Described Performance</strong><br /> Tue 25 Jul at 7.15pm<br /> Touch tour at 5.45pm</p> <p><strong>&#8216;What Vicky’s managed to do with Touch is create a hilarious unpredictable fascinating creature that I can’t wait to be in a dark room with. DryWrite is so excited to be back at Soho, working on this new play’</strong><br /> Phoebe Waller-Bridge (<em>Fleabag</em> writer and performer and Co-Artistic Director of DryWrite)</p> <p><strong>&#8216;<em>Fleabag</em> sells out in ten minutes to become Soho Theatre&#8217;s hottest ticket ever&#8230;audiences are fighting for a ticket&#8217;</strong> Evening Standard</p> ]]>
2017-07-06T19:15:00 2017-08-26T19:15:00
<![CDATA[Natalie Palamides at the Edinburgh Festival]]>

Wed 2 - Sun 13 & Tue 15 - Sat 27 Aug 2017, 4.15pm

From £7

Lead Quote: h4. This show will take place in Edinburgh, not London , ,

Reviews: *'Palamides makes a solo show that's so absurd and funny, it might almost be in a unique category of its own.'* ,TheComedyBureau.com, LA

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<p>Laying an egg every day, a woman faces the decision: to raise it or eat it. Natalie Palamides, LA based comedian, Upright Citizens&#8217; Brigade performer and Just for Laughs vet, explores motherhood with absurd dilemmas, silly routines and surreal physical comedy. A melodrama of yolks, shells and funerals – Palamides brings her playful and cunning character to life in the madness of Laid. Co-devised and directed by Edinburgh Comedy Award winner Doctor Brown</p> <p><a href="https://www.pleasance.co.uk/find-us">Pleasance Courtyard, Bunker Two</a></p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins<br /> <strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+</p> ]]>
2017-08-02T16:15:00 2017-08-27T16:15:00
<![CDATA[Jack Rooke: Happy Hour at the Edinburgh Festival]]>

Thu 3 - Sun 13 & Mon 15 - Sun 27 Aug 2017, 5.20pm

From £7.80

Lead Quote: h4. This show will take place in Edinburgh, not London , ,'A deliciously funny show about mental health and looking after the people you care about' ,★★★★ Fest

Reviews: *'Rooke writes mesmerising whirlpools of cleverly written, tenderly shocking, awfully funny anecdotes.'* ,★★★★★ Gay Times , ,*'Delightful to spend an hour with, cheerily but sensitively tackling the most painful of subjects and finding hope in them.'* ,★★★★ Scotsman , ,★★★★★ Broadway Baby , ,'A deliciously funny show about mental health and looking after the people you care about' ,★★★★ Fest ,‘A highly entertaining, yet ,delicate and perceptive piece.’ ,Guardian

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<p>Fresh from his debut <span class="caps">BBC</span> Three series <em>Happy Man</em> and Total Theatre nominated <em>Good Grief</em> on <span class="caps">BBC</span> Radio 4, Jack Rooke presents <em>Happy Hour</em> – a comedy documentary theatre show set in the filthiest student, gay, wanky-exposed-brick- with-dangly-lightbulb bars, exploring why some mates leave the party and never ever come back.</p> <p>Jack started with the <a href="http://www.sohotheatre.com/young-people/soho-young-company/">Soho Theatre Young Company</a> and since then his plaudits include being featured in New York Times’ highlights of Edinburgh Fringe 2015.</p> <p><a href="http://www.underbellyedinburgh.co.uk/your-visit/venues/cowgate">Underbelly, Belly Button</a></p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins</p> <p><span class="caps">READ</span> <span class="caps">WHAT</span> <span class="caps">EDINBURGH</span> <span class="caps">AUDIENCES</span> <span class="caps">ARE</span> <span class="caps">SAYING</span> <a href="https://storify.com/sohotheatre/jack-rooke#publicize"><span class="caps">HERE</span></a></p> ]]>
2017-08-03T17:15:00 2017-08-27T17:15:00
<![CDATA[Fleabag at the Edinburgh Festival]]>

Mon 21 - Sun 27 Aug 2017, 5.15pm

From £12 (£11)

Lead Quote: h4. this event will take place in Edinburgh, not London.

Reviews: *‘Sucker punch funny…I’ve never seen a play quite like it.’* ,★★★★★ Scotsman , ,*‘Finely polished and filthy as ever’* ,★★★★★ Guardian , ,*‘Charming, fearless and painfully funny.’* ,★★★★★ Telegraph , ,*‘Funny, flirty and awfully filthy.’* ,★★★★★ Metro ,

Playwright: Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Performed by Maddie Rice

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<p>Fleabag. Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s play that inspired the hit <span class="caps">BBC</span> show is back.</p> <p>‘Today I am going to be a new person. No more slutty pizzas. No more porny wanks. Lots more lovely threesomes. Go!’ The Fleabag bites back. A rip-roaring account of some sort of a female living her sort of life.</p> <p>DryWrite and Soho Theatre&#8217;s multi award-winning play returns for one week only.</p> <p><a href="http://www.underbellyedinburgh.co.uk/your-visit/venues/george-square">Underbelly George Square, Big Cow</a></p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins</p> ]]>
2017-08-21T17:15:00 2017-08-27T17:15:00
<![CDATA[Spencer Jones: The Audition at the Edinburgh Festival]]>

Fri 4 - Mon 14 & Wed 16 - Sun 27 Aug 2017, 6.20pm

£7

Lead Quote: h4. this event takes place in Edinburgh, not London

Reviews: ★★★★★ Times ,★★★★★1/2 Chortle.co.uk ,★★★★★ Evening Standard ,★★★★ BroadwayBaby.com ,★★★★ Scotsman

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<p><span class="caps">BAFTA</span> nominee. UK Barry winner: Best Show and Best Performer. Spencer Jones returns to Edinburgh with a mash-up of music, visual, prop, character comedy. Creator, writer and star of <span class="caps">BBC</span>&#8217;s Big Babies. As seen on Live At The Apollo, Upstart Crow, Skins, Hollyoaks, Family Tree.</p> <p>The Herbert wakes up in his flat on a very important morning. He has an audition for a big movie and he is determined to get it right but he just cant get the lines right</p> <p><a href="http://www.monkeybarrelcomedy.com/find.html">Heroes @ Monkey Barrel</a></p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 50mins</p> ]]>
2017-08-04T18:15:00 2017-08-27T18:15:00
<![CDATA[Aditi Mittal at the Edinburgh Festival]]>

Wed 2 - Sun 13 & Mon 15 - Sun 27 Aug 2017, 6.35pm

From £6.80

Lead Quote: h4. This show will take place in Edinburgh, not London

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<p>All the way from India, Aditi’s Edinburgh debut explores how her place in our global village makes her feel she belongs nowhere and everywhere at the same time. Confusing for someone who’s always been the village idiot, no matter how global it is. A show packed with her trademark ‘acerbic and cutting edge’ comedy (Mumbai Mirror) and charming (possibly litigious) parodies of people she’s met along the way. Aditi has appeared on every major English and Hindi network in India and starred in her own <span class="caps">BBC</span> Radio 4 series, A Beginner&#8217;s Guide to India.</p> <p><a href="http://www.underbellyedinburgh.co.uk/your-visit/venues/med-quad">Underbelly, Buttercup</a></p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins</p> ]]>
2017-08-02T18:30:00 2017-08-27T18:30:00
<![CDATA[Al Porter at the Edinburgh Festival]]>

Sat 12th - Sun 27th Aug 2017, 6.45pm

From £12

Lead Quote: h4. this event takes place in Edinburgh, not London

Reviews: *'Shades of Dave Allen... born to be on stage.'* ,★★★★ Chortle , ,*'Enough charisma to fill the 02.'* ,★★★★ Edinburgh Standard , ,*'A steamroller crowd-pleasing talent.'* ,★★★★ Guardian , ,*'Hilarious.'* ,★★★★ Times

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<p>This outrageously talented 23 year old Irishman shot to Fringe fame last year with an Edinburgh Comedy Award nomination and bookings on <em>McIntyre’s Big Show</em>, <em>Live At The Apollo</em> and <em>8 out of 10 Cats</em>. </p> <p>He’s back this year full of cheek and sparkling showmanship with a brand new feel-good hour of his trademark council-estate camp. </p> <p><a href="http://www.underbellyedinburgh.co.uk/your-visit/venues/med-quad">Underbelly Med Quad, Cow Barn</a></p> <p><strong>Age recommendation</strong>: 16+<br /> <strong>Running time</strong>: 60mins</p> ]]>
2017-08-12T18:45:00 2017-08-27T18:45:00
<![CDATA[Dave Johns: I, Fillum Star at the Edinburgh Festival]]>

Thu 3 - Sun 27 Aug 2017, 7pm

From £9.50

Lead Quote: h4. this event takes place in Edinburgh, not London

Reviews: *'Poignant, warm and very funny. A delight.'* ,★★★★ iNews

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<p>What happens to a comedian when he’s plucked from obscurity by master film maker Ken Loach and cast in the title role of one of the most acclaimed and talked about British films in recent years?</p> <p>I, Daniel Blake became a beacon for social realism and, for Dave Johns, a rollercoaster ride of red carpet surrealism. From Cannes to the <span class="caps">BAFTA</span>s, chatting to Woody Allen in a lift and accepting awards alongside Hollywood’s greatest… he was there, wide-eyed… through it all.</p> <p>Now, he’s back doing the thing he loves best – making people laugh.</p> <p><strong>&#8216;Poignant, warm and very funny. A delight.&#8217;</strong><br /> ★★★★ iNews</p> <p>Pleasance Dome, <a href="https://www.pleasance.co.uk/find-us">King Dome</a> </p> <p><strong>Age recommendation</strong>: 16+<br /> <strong>Running time</strong>: 60mins</p> ]]>
2017-08-03T19:00:00 2017-08-27T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Tim Heidecker & Neil Hamburger]]> Soho Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Mon 21 Aug – 2 Sep 2017, 7.30pm

From £18

Lead Quote: *‘One of the funniest comedians in the country… Hamburger excels at picking comedy traditions apart.’* ,New York Times

Reviews: *'A genuine one-off; a unique, appalling voice that anyone with an interest in comedy needs to see at least once.'* ,Chortle (on Neil Hamburger) , ,*'Neil Hamburger remains the greatest comedian I’ve seen the greater majority of an audience walk out on... No one was leaving their seats this evening though, as this peerless performer shocked and delighted in equal measure... Hamburger is a condemned showbiz lag, doomed to perform his antagonistic anti-comedy to potential hostility forever.'* ,Scotsman , ,*'Hamburger is the clapped-out husk of a decorous Southern gentleman, now coughing in painful hacks, suppurating filth through his tuxedo, and here to tip a slurry of abuse all over celebrity and modern life... a combination of malignance and desiccated vaudeville.'* ,Guardian , ,*‘One of the funniest comedians in the country… Hamburger excels at picking comedy traditions apart.’* ,New York Times

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<p>Two of the most distinctive voices in comedy come together in this incredible double bill headlining show, as Tim Heidecker makes his UK stand up debut alongside ‘America’s Funnyman’ Neil Hamburger.</p> <p>Comedian Tim Heidecker is often recognised for his collaborations with fellow comedian Eric Wareheim. The duo created and starred in two successful Adult Swim series <em>Tom Goes to the Mayor</em> (2004) and <em>Tim and Eric Awesome show</em>, <em>Great Job!</em> (2007). </p> <p>The two have also released several comic albums, created and starred in the film <em>Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie</em> (2012) and co-directed a series of popular Old Spice commercials starring actor Terry Crews. </p> <p>Heidecker has featured in films including <em>Bridesmaids</em> (2011) and <em>The Comedy</em> (2012) and released a number of comic albums including a collection of onetime presidential candidate Herman Cain-inspired music and Vice Magazine’s best album of 2013 Urinal St. Station. Heidecker has performed as his stand up comedian persona for sold out audiences across the <span class="caps">USA</span> and Canada.</p> <p>For 20 years Neil Hamburger has worked every imaginable stage, from New York’s Madison Square Garden and the UK’s Reading Festival, to a Hollywood cemetery, Tasmanian pubs, and an abandoned monkey cage in a decrepit Catskills zoo. With his unique brand of comedy, he has thrilled, perplexed and repulsed audiences worldwide, and now makes his long awaited return for his 4th engagement at Soho Theatre. </p> <p>Neil Hamburger was the subject of the critically-acclaimed dramatic 2015 feature film Entertainment, which premiered at the Sundance and Locarno Film Festivals and co-starred John C. Reilly, Tye Sheridan, and Michael Cera.</p> <p>This run of shows will also include a one-off matinee event on Saturday 2 September &#8211; a special screening hosted by the stars of the hit web series <a href="http://sohotheatre.com/whats-on/on-cinema-at-the-cinema/">On Cinema at the Cinema</a>, Tim Heidecker and Gregg Turkington.</p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> 70 mins<br /> <strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+</p> ]]>
2017-08-21T19:30:00 2017-09-02T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Anne Edmonds at the Edinburgh Festival ]]>

Wed 2 - Sun 27 Aug 2017, 7.55pm

From £7

Lead Quote: h4. this event is taking place in Edinburgh, not London

Reviews: 'Unaffected charm and sheer comic brilliance.’ ,★★★★½ Herald Sun , ,‘A rising star… pitch perfect’ ,★★★★ Age

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<p><strong>Anne Edmonds: No Offence, None Taken</strong></p> <p>No offence guys, but Anne ‘Eddo’ Edmonds is recognised as one of Australia’s most exciting comedians. None taken?</p> <p><span class="caps">NOMINEE</span>: Barry Award, Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2016 &amp; 2017<br /> <span class="caps">WINNER</span>: Director’s Choice Award, Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2016<br /> <span class="caps">WINNER</span>: Comics’ Choice Award, Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2015</p> <p>As seen in ABC’s Have You Been Paying Attention?, and this year will star in her own <span class="caps">ABC</span> TV show The Edge of the Bush. Don’t miss Eddo’s brand-new hour!</p> <p><strong>Running Time</strong>: 60 mins<br /> <strong>Age Recommendation</strong>: 16+</p> ]]>
2017-08-02T19:45:00 2017-08-27T19:45:00
<![CDATA[Two Man Show at the Edinburgh Festival ]]>

Mon 21 - Tue 22 & Thu 24 - Sat 26 Aug 2017, 10.15pm

£12 (£10)

Lead Quote: h4. this event will take place in Edinburgh, not London.

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<p>RashDash return with an award winning, genre-defying new hit about gender, language and humankind.</p> <p>Men have all the power.</p> <p>John and Dan keep hearing people say that men have all the power, but it doesn’t feel like that to them.</p> <p>Abbi and Helen are making a show about Man and men. They want to talk about masculinity and patriarchy but the words that exist aren’t good enough, so there’s music and dance too. It’s loud and raucous.</p> <p><a href="https://www.northernstage.co.uk/your-visit">Northern Stage, Summerhall</a></p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 70mins<br /> <strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+</p> ]]>
2017-08-21T20:15:00 2017-08-26T20:15:00
<![CDATA[Denim: World Tour at the Edinburgh Festival]]>

Thu 3 - Sun 13 & Tue 15 - Sun 27 Aug 2017, 9pm

From £6.50

Lead Quote: h4. THIS SHOW WILL TAKE PLACE IN EDINBURGH, NOT LONDON

Reviews: *‘I think they're called Denim.’* ,Kate Moss , ,*‘London's hottest new girl band.’* ,Vice , ,*‘The Queens steal the show’ (Evening Standard). ‘A hysterical cabaret-musical.’* ,Vogue

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<p>It&#8217;s pop in a dazzling new costume. It&#8217;s drag as you&#8217;ve never experienced before. Drag supergroup Denim are hitting Edinburgh on their one-stop world tour. Revel in Denim&#8217;s unique brand of explosive pop in their hotly-anticipated Edinburgh debut. Join Denim as they give back to their billions of fans.</p> <p><strong>‘London&#8217;s hottest new girl band.’</strong><br /> Vice</p> <p><a href="http://www.underbellyedinburgh.co.uk/your-visit/venues/cowgate">Udderbelly, Cowgate</a></p> <p><strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 14+ (restriction)<br /> <strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins</p> ]]>
2017-08-03T21:00:00 2017-08-27T21:00:00
<![CDATA[Matt Okine: We Made You]]> Soho Theatre 0.00000000 0.00000000

Tue 22 - Sat 26 Aug 2017, 9.15pm

From £7

Lead Quote: *‘Excitingly different.’* ,★★★★ Times

Reviews: *WINNER: MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL - DIRECTOR’S CHOICE 2015* , ,*NOMINEE: FOSTER’S EDINBURGH COMEDY AWARD – BEST NEWCOMER 2013* , ,*WINNER: BEST OF THE FEST SYDNEY COMEDY FESTIVAL 2013* , ,*WINNER: MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL – BEST NEWCOMER 2012* , ,*‘Very entertaining.’* ,★★★★ The Guardian , ,*‘Excitingly different.’* ,★★★★ Times , ,*‘Okine is an outstanding storyteller.’* ,★★★★★ The Music ,

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<p>Matt Okine, one of Australia’s favourite young comedians has scooped some major accolades in the past few years including the prestigious Director’s Choice Award at the 2015 Melbourne International Comedy Festival for his intrinsically personal show, The Other Guy, which has recently been made into a TV series by Australian channel, Stan. </p> <p>Okine is a natural raconteur and continues to create quality shows, year after year. He regularly sells out his Australian tours, and has previously supported international acts including Dave Chappelle and Chelsea Handler.</p> <p>Matt returns to Soho Theatre with his brand new-show, We Made You. </p> <p><strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+</p> ]]>
2017-08-22T21:15:00 2017-08-26T21:15:00
<![CDATA[Bourgeois & Maurice: Style Over Substance – A 10 Year Retro-Speculative]]> Soho Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Tue 15 - Sat 26 Aug 2017, 9.30pm

From £12

Lead Quote: *'It’s hard to think of any other act delivering such clever, funny and sharp material.'* ,Time Out , ,

Reviews: ★★★★★ Scotsman ,★★★★★ Gay Times ,★★★★★ Fest ,★★★★★ Three Weeks ,★★★★ Independent ,★★★★ Guardian ,★★★★ Time Out ,★★★★ Metro , ,*'Everything this bubble of narcissistic, self-satisfied, introspective, jingoistic, self-righteous Western smugness needs and deserves.'* ,★★★★★★★★★★Bourgeois & Maurice ,

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<p>This is a show about all of us. But mainly about Bourgeois &amp; Maurice.</p> <p>A lot can change in 10 years. 2007 was the year that Steve Jobs unveiled the iPhone, Barack Obama announced his plans for Presidency, Tony Blair departed 10 Downing Street and, most importantly of all, Georgeois Bourgeois and Maurice Maurice were born. </p> <p>This August B&amp;M look back over a decade of social change in a musical retro-speculative that is part-fact, part-fiction and part-self indulgence. Picking highlights from their four albums of musical satire and social commentary, they attempt to make sense of a decade of rapid change, and work out whether they could, in fact, be to blame for it all? </p> <p>Blending the line between contemporary cabaret, alternative comedy and prancing around in sequins, Bourgeois &amp; Maurice have established themselves as one of the UK’s most subversive and innovative musical acts. They had one of the top twenty best-reviewed comedy shows at Edinburgh Fringe 2016 with How to Save the World Without Really Trying, and their work has been seen around the globe from New York to Belgrade, from a converted public toilet to the Royal Opera House. </p> <p>Don’t miss this chance to celebrate the world that was, before we’re all vapourised in a nuclear war! </p> <p>Featuring guest performances from some of London’s most exciting new acts. </p> <p><em>Guests:</em></p> <p>Tue 15 &amp; Sat 19 Aug &#8211; Non Applicables<br /> Wed 16 &amp; Fri 18 Aug &#8211; Victoria Sin<br /> Thu 17 &amp; Fri 25 Aug &#8211; Ginger Johnson<br /> Mon 21 Aug &#8211; Travis Alabanza <br /> Tue 22 Aug &amp; Sat 26 &#8211; Rodent DeCay<br /> Wed 23 &amp; 24 Aug &#8211; Shay Shay</p> <p><strong>&#8216;B&amp;M have worked their way up from the capital’s alt-cabaret scene to become modern day music hall stars.&#8217;</strong><br /> Guardian </p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 70mins<br /> <strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+</p> <p>Bourgeois &amp; Maurice are also running a new Cabaret &amp; Drag course coming up at Soho Theatre soon. More details <a href="http://sohotheatre.com/young-people/soho-young-company/drag-cabaret-taster/">here</a></p> ]]>
2017-08-15T21:30:00 2017-08-26T21:30:00
<![CDATA[Richard Gadd at the Edinburgh Festival ]]>

Fri 18 -Sun 27 Aug 2017, 11pm

£15 (£14)

Lead Quote: h4. This event takes place in Edinburgh, not London.

Reviews: ★★★★★ Fest Mag ,★★★★★ Skinny ,★★★★★ Arts Desk ,★★★★★ TV Bomb ,★★★★1/2 Fringe Monkey ,★★★★ Evening Standard ,★★★★ Guardian ,★★★★ Telegraph ,★★★★ Times ,★★★★ iNews ,★★★★ Scotsman ,★★★★ List ,★★★★ Chortle ,★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals ,★★★★ London Is Funny ,★★★★ Theatre Bubble ,

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<p>Lastminute.com Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2016 Best Show winner returns. </p> <p>What kind of monkey you ask? Is it metaphorical? A mere comic device? A poor attempt to fill space in this blurb? A sexual fantasy? Gareth Bale? A snappy title decided before the brochure deadline that later hindered the creative process when monkeys had to be incorporated into the show somehow? Only time will tell…*</p> <p><a href="https://www.summerhall.co.uk/about/location/">Summerhall, Main Hall</a></p> <p>*It’s metaphorical.</p> <p><strong>Running Time</strong>: 60 mins<br /> <strong>Age Recommendation</strong>: 16+</p> ]]>
2017-08-18T23:00:00 2017-08-27T23:00:00
<![CDATA[Late Night Gimp Fight at the Edinburgh Festival]]>

3 - 5, 10 - 12, 17 - 19 and 24 - 26 Aug 2017 11pm

From £7

Lead Quote: h4. this event takes place in Edinburgh, not London

Reviews: *‘A gloriously funny spunkstorm of bad taste.’* ,★★★★★ Chortle.co.uk , ,*‘Sketch comedy doesn’t get much better than this.’* ,Scotsman

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<p>The washed-up boy band of sketch comedy are back with their first new show in four years. Now in their thirties and with no other career options they have decided to abandon their wives, jobs and in one case their child, to jump back in the gimpy saddle. Strap yourselves in for a blistering hour of mind-blowing nonsense. Edinburgh Comedy Award nominees. Chortle Award winners. Huge disappointment to their parents.</p> <p><a href="https://www.pleasance.co.uk/find-us">Pleasance Courtyard, Pleasance Beyond</a></p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins</p> ]]>
2017-08-03T23:00:00 2017-08-26T23:00:00
<![CDATA[How To Die Of A Broken Heart ]]> Soho Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Fri 25 and Sat 26 Aug 2017, 7pm

From £14 (£12)

Lead Quote: *‘Sends us towards a love that is messily human.’* ,Exeunt Magazine

Reviews: *‘Sends us towards a love that is messily human.’* ,Exeunt Magazine , ,*‘As relationships and health scares form the defining moments in her life, Martin's relationship with herself and her physicality evolves as a prominent and empowering narrative.’* ,Total Theatre ,

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<p>Heartbreak changed Femi’s body and life forever. This is her solo theatre show about love, illness, and not giving up.</p> <p>Full of uncomfortable moments, and full of laughs, How to Die of a Broken Heart is an intimate storytelling experience.</p> <p>Through stories of her failed relationships, Femi lays bare the desperation so many of us feel when it comes to love, and invites us to both laugh at her mistakes, and accept our own. How to Die of a Broken Heart illuminates both the beauties and the dangers of loving someone, but ultimately reminds us that broken things can be mended: especially hearts.</p> <p><em>Written and performed by Femi Martin</em><br /> <em>Directed by Yael Shavit</em></p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins </p> ]]>
2017-08-25T19:00:00 2017-08-26T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Soho Theatre Young Company at the Edinburgh Fringe 2017]]>

Wed 2 - Mon 28 Aug 2017

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<p>Our <a href="http://www.sohotheatre.com/young-people/soho-young-company"><span class="caps">SYC</span></a> Comedy Lab and Writers’ Lab artists have been busy creating new work for the fringe. Keep your eyes peeled for our young artists and their 51 shows, tearing up Edinburgh this summer!</p> <h2>theatre</h2> <h4>Half Breed</h4> <p>By Natasha Marshall<br /> Soho Theatre &amp; Talawa Theatre Company Presents <br /> 3-27 Aug <br /> Assembly George Square Theatre <br /> 12.20pm<br /> <a href="https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/half-breed">Tickets</a></p> <p>‘I am that mixed raced kid, like 50/50, on the fence, lukewarm, in-between maybe. Trust me, around here I’m about as black as it goes…’ Jazmin feels different. She doesn’t want to stay in the village. She doesn’t want to have a baby. She doesn’t want to laugh at racist jokes in the local pub. She’s got to get out. A partly autobiographical dark comedy about finding your voice. Written and performed by <strong>Alfred Fagon Award shortlisted</strong> writer Natasha Marshall.</p> <h4>Dust</h4> <p>By Milly Thomas<br /> 3-27 Aug <br /> Big Belly<br /> Underbelly, Cowgate<br /> 4.40pm<br /> <a href="https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/dust">Tickets</a></p> <p>‘I&#8217;ve been dead for three days.’ A woman. A suicide. A choice. A fly on the wall. A funeral. A Bakewell tart. A life. A lie. A truth. An ending. Of sorts. Life, Alice thinks, isn&#8217;t worth living. So, Alice kills herself. Sort of. Forced to watch the aftermath of her suicide and its ripple effect on her family and friends, Alice quickly learns that death changes people. And that death isn&#8217;t the change she hoped for. Writer and performer Milly Thomas is a devout pessimist and chronic oversharer. Credits include Clique (BBC3), Clickbait and A First World Problem.</p> <h4>Brutal Cessation</h4> <p>By Milly Thomas<br /> 3-27 Aug <br /> The Assembly Rooms<br /> 4.40pm (60 mins)<br /> <a href="https://edinburghfestival.list.co.uk/event/757928-brutal-cessation/">Tickets</a></p> <p>&#8216;I have fantasies… I lead you to a table… and I hurt you.&#8217; A relationship. A relationship rotting. Purgatory. Is having no reason to stay a reason to leave? At what point does the abuser become the abused? And why aren&#8217;t we more afraid of women? Two actors, one couple, swapping roles. A savage new play by Milly Thomas (Clique BBC3, Clickbait and A First World Problem, Theatre503) exploring violence in relationships, our expectations of gender and what happens when we&#8217;re no longer in love but refuse to let go.</p> <h4>Cathy</h4> <p>By Cardboard Citizens<br /> 2-26 Aug<br /> Pleasance Dome <br /> 3:30pm<br /> <a href="https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/cathy">Tickets</a></p> <p>Following a hugely successful UK tour, Cardboard Citizens&#8217; powerful four-star play hits the Edinburgh Festival. Inspired by Ken Loach&#8217;s groundbreaking film, Cathy Come Home, Ali Taylor&#8217;s timely new drama imagines a Cathy for the modern age, bringing to life the impact of spiralling housing costs, gentrification and the challenges of forced relocation. Coming to the festival for the first time in its 25th anniversary year, Cardboard Citizens will use its trademark style to give audiences the chance to join the debate as to how society should be tackling these issues. ★★★★(<em>Stage</em>). ★★★★(<em>TheUpcoming.co.uk</em>). ★★★★(<em>TheReviewsHub.com</em>). <a href="https://cardboardcitizens.org.uk/CathyEdinburgh">cardboardcitizens.org.uk/cathyedinburgh</a></p> <h4>Mission Abort </h4> <p>By Therese Ramstedt <br /> 2-13, 15-28 Aug<br /> Guilded Balloon at Rose Theatre <br /> 5:45pm<br /> <a href="https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/mission-abort">Tickets</a></p> <p>Pain! Shame! Confusion! Or&#8230; empowering freedom and a massive relief? Strong opinions on abortion legislation are voiced on a daily basis; Mission Abort crushes taboos by exploring a woman&#8217;s perspective on the actual experience – from discovering she is pregnant, to making the decision, following it through and getting on with life afterwards. This explosive one-woman play invites the audience along for a laugh-cry rollercoaster ride – featuring questionable life-modelling skills, the looming voice of Donald Trump and leg-dancing to Kate Bush. Asking the big question: how can a choice that is so right be so hard?</p> <h4>Monster</h4> <p>By Joe Sellman-Leava<br /> 2-28th Aug<br /> Pleasance Courtyard<br /> 3.15pm<br /> <a href="https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on#q=monster">Tickets</a></p> <p>&#8216;This is a story about a boy, and a girl. Some of the story is true. Some of it isn&#8217;t. And I&#8217;m not going to tell you which is which&#8230; &#8216; What happens to us as the red mist descends? Everyone has felt the prickle of anger, so why do some men lash out while others stay in control? Monster is a thrilling new performance about violence and masculinity, from internationally-acclaimed Worklight Theatre. Written and performed by Joe Sellman-Leava (<strong>winner of the Fringe First Award</strong> for Labels).</p> <h4>Quarter life Crisis</h4> <p>By Yolanda Mercy<br /> Underbelly, Cowgate<br /> 3-27 Aug <br /> 2:40pm<br /> <a href="https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/quarter-life-crisis">Tickets</a></p> <p>Alicia is a hot mess. She doesn&#8217;t know what she&#8217;s doing with her life. Swiping left, swiping right to find the perfect match. Even though she&#8217;s a Londoner, born and bred, the scent of Lagos peppers her existence in the ends. Everyone around her seems to know where they&#8217;re going in life, but she&#8217;s trying to find ways to cheat growing up and keep her 16-25 railcard. What does it mean to be an adult, and when do you become one? Quarter Life Crisis mixes addictive basslines, spoken word and audience participation. Part of Underbelly Untapped.</p> <h4>Fix</h4> <p>By Joe Sellman-Leava<br /> 3-15, 17-27 Aug<br /> Underbelly Cowgate<br /> 5.40pm (70mins)<br /> <a href="https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/fix">Tickets</a></p> <p>This a story, from us to you. With lights&#8230; and music. This is a tale about love and connection. About the bonds within brains. And the bonds between brains. And stretching them to breaking point. About taking one day at a time. And living for tomorrow. Internationally acclaimed Worklight Theatre present a brand-new ensemble show about addiction. Based on research and interviews with addicts and the people who love or work with them, Fix follows three very different people battling three very different vices. ‘Terrific and really thoughtful’ (<em>Lyn Gardner, on Worklight&#8217;s Labels, 2015</em>).</p> <h4>Deadly Dialogues</h4> <p>By Quilliam (Sarah Agha)<br /> 4-28 Aug<br /> C Venues – C <br /> 4.15pm (60 mins)<br /> <a href="https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/deadly-dialogues">Tickets</a></p> <p>We have a divine loyalty reward scheme! A guaranteed one-way trip to paradise! A shopping channel touts the Caliphate, with all the cheeriness of a tangle-free garden hose. A young man battles his inner djinns. Two girls exchange destinies from Daesh to Dartford and Dartford to Daesh, while the Muslim Banksy sprays colourful outrage across the night. From an award-winning creative team, based on real-life experience and research by Quilliam, this is dark, wry, and lyrical writing about the layered processes of radicalisation and extremism in Britain today. The Teleshopping Dream Channel repackages the best version of you!</p> <h4>Tumble Tuck</h4> <p>By Sarah Milton <br /> Aug 3-27<br /> Underbelly, Cowgate<br /> 1.30pm<br /> <a href="https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/tumble-tuck">Tickets</a></p> <p>&#8216;I&#8217;ve never raced. I&#8217;m too jiggly to be here.&#8217; Daisy&#8217;s swimming the relay, but her legs still jiggle&#8230; and her front crawl is &#8216;a bit f*cking feminine&#8217;. She shouldn&#8217;t be here. Written and performed by the acclaimed Sarah Milton, Tumble Tuck explores what it means to be successful in a world where medals matter. &#8216;When I swim, it all goes away.&#8217; Tumble Tuck was first presented by the Old Vic New Voices and then The Soho Theatre in Autumn 2016. Produced by BackHere! Theatre and directed by Tom Wright with original music composed by Harry Blake. <a href="https://twitter.com/TumbleTuckPlay">@TumbleTuckPlay</a></p> <h4>Sleepwalkers</h4> <p>By Think Twice Theatre (Jenny Kassner)<br /> theSpace on the Mile <br /> 4-12 Aug 12:50pm<br /> 14-26 Aug 5.20pm <br /> <a href="https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/sleepwalkers">Tickets</a></p> <p>When your fears are ignored by those in charge and your very existence is threatened by circumstances you can&#8217;t control, will you do what&#8217;s right or what feels safe? Or will you drown out everything with music and wine and dance to the tunes of chaos? Set in 1929 Germany and 2020 England, Sleepwalkers interweaves stories of cafes, jazz and demagogues to explore what it means to be a family, a community and a nation. Who will take the reins when the demands and insecurities of entire social groups go unheard?</p> <h4>Replay</h4> <p>By Nicola Wren<br /> Pleasance Courtyard <br /> 2.15pm<br /> <a href="https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/replay">Tickets</a></p> <p>Replay. When a fiercely independent, workaholic police officer finds herself on the street where her brother once lived, she is propelled back to her vibrant childhood and forced to confront a tremendous loss. Replay is an intimate, funny and moving new monologue, written by Nicola Wren (501 Things I Do in My Bedroom) and brought to you by Edinburgh Fringe favourites DugOut Theatre (Swansong, The Sunset Five and Inheritance Blues).</p> <h4>Swan Bake</h4> <p>By Samson Hawkins<br /> C Venues – C Royale <br /> 2-28 Aug<br /> 2.40pm (55 mins)<br /> <a href="https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/swan-bake">Tickets</a></p> <p>‘I&#8217;m really angry at my parents for letting me follow my dreams because now I can&#8217;t get a job.’ Bell wants to get back into the Royal Ballet School, but that&#8217;s much easier when you aren&#8217;t tripping balls. Second Sons brings you Brighton Fringe Award-nominated Swan Bake which splices edgy humour, alt-ballet, and punk puppets with awe-inspiring originality. Not suitable for the easily offended. ‘Ingenious and hilarious’ (<em>BroadwayBaby.com</em>). ‘There is something laugh out loud worthy every couple of minutes (maybe less)’ (<em>LondonCityNights.com</em>).</p> <h4>What goes on in front of closed doors</h4> <p>By Emma Bentley<br /> The Attic &#8211; Pleasance Courtyard<br /> 2-28 Aug<br /> 12.45pm<br /> <a href="https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/what-goes-on-in-front-of-closed-doors">Tickets</a></p> <p>Molly is unpacking the in/consequential moments of her life. The un/usual, in/significant, un/interesting moments. But these un/remarkable moments brought about a un/remarkable change in Molly&#8217;s life.</p> <p>At just nineteen years old, following the death of her mother, with deteriorating mental health, and no network of support, Molly finds herself homeless.</p> <p>From the team behind the 2015 Edinburgh success To She or Not to She, joue le genre return to the Festival Fringe, working with Calum Finlay (National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, Almeida Theatre).</p> <h4>Burnt Toast</h4> <p>By Place Productions<br /> 3-26 Aug<br /> Assembly Rooms <br /> 5.05pm<br /> <a href="https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/burnt-toast">Tickets</a></p> <p>Two days, 15 years later. Burnt toast. Boring sex. Viennetta. Knife roulette. Quick Pol and Average Alfred have the life they dreamt of: calm and simple. But then she arrived. Burnt Toast looks to explore complexities of relationships – be it simple interactions within a neighbourhood, unrequited familial love, the vanilla-sex-kind of relationship love or the sort that results in Burnt Toast. The relationship that Quick Pol has to her little town, and her sense of obligation over desire, can be seen anywhere and can affect anyone, regardless of who and where.</p> <h4>Curse of Cranholme Abbey </h4> <p>By Young Pleasance<br /> 4-19 Aug<br /> Pleasance Courtyard <br /> 3.30pm<br /> <a href="https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/curse-of-cranholme-abbey">Tickets</a></p> <p>Doors creak and dust falls; the Curse of Cranholme Abbey has awoken once more. The &#8216;superbly talented&#8217; (<em>List</em>) Young Pleasance presents a tale of intrigue and horror as the past and present collide. Distant screams echo from the east wing. The clock ticks. Time stands still. Peeling back the wallpaper, our heroes unravel the Abbey&#8217;s terrible secrets as the curse threatens to destroy them all. With their trademark large-scale ensemble cast and &#8216;production values way above anything in Edinburgh&#8217; (<em>BroadwayBaby.com</em>), Young Pleasance have created yet another piece to chill and thrill this summer!</p> <h2>comedy</h2> <h4>Happy Hour</h4> <p>By Jack Rooke<br /> 3-27 Aug <br /> Underbelly, Cowgate <br /> 5.20pm (60mins)<br /> <a href="https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/jack-rooke-happy-hour">Tickets</a></p> <p>Fresh from his debut <span class="caps">BBC</span> Three series and Total Theatre nominated Good Grief on <span class="caps">BBC</span> Radio 4, Jack Rooke presents Happy Hour – a comedy documentary theatre show set in the filthiest student, gay, wanky-exposed-brick-with-dangly-lightbulb bars, exploring why some mates leave the party and never ever come back. Jack featured in New York Times&#8217; highlights of Edinburgh Fringe 2015. &#8216;Rooke writes mesmerising whirlpools of cleverly written, tenderly shocking, awfully funny anecdotes. ★★★★★(<em>Gay Times</em>). &#8216;Delightful to spend an hour with, cheerily but sensitively tackling the most painful of subjects and finding hope in them&#8217; ★★★★(<em>Scotsman</em>).</p> <h4>Google Drive</h4> <p>By Dan Attfield<br /> 2-28 Aug<br /> Underbelly, Med Quad<br /> 12.20pm (60mins)<br /> <a href="http://www.underbellyedinburgh.co.uk/whats-on/dan-attfield-google-drive">Tickets</a></p> <p>In 2008, Google used search trends to predict flu outbreaks. In 2017, musical comedian Dan Attfield uses the same data to predict the apocalypse. As featured on <span class="caps">BBC</span> One, <span class="caps">BBC</span> Radio 4 and E4 with hip hop improvisers Abandoman and YouTube sketch team The RH Experience. </p> <h4>Data Night</h4> <p>By Catherine Brinkworth &amp; Olga Koch<br /> Aug 17-27<br /> Just the Tonic at the Caves <br /> 10.40pm<br /> <a href="https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/data-night">Tickets</a></p> <p>The touching story of one woman and her robot; a modern-day Frankenstein story with a hint of She’s All That. Written by and starring Olga Koch (finalist: Amused Moose and Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year) and Catherine Brinkworth (contributor to <span class="caps">BBC</span> Radio 4 Extra’s Newsjack, semi-finalist Leicester Square Theatre Sketch Off).</p> <h4>Panilla Ice Ice Baby</h4> <p>By Pernilla Holland <br /> 2-28 Aug<br /> Underbelly Med Quad<br /> 13:40pm<br /> <a href="https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on#q=pernilla">Tickets</a></p> <p>Pernilla is a Norwegian on a journey through her past. Join her as she reflects on being a foreigner, running away and not owning a cow&#8230; and most importantly, how she has learnt to stop, collaborate and listen!</p> <h4>Bandana Jones and the Temple of Huge</h4> <p>by Hugh Davies<br /> Aug 3-13, 15-27<br /> Just the Tonic, Small Kirk <br /> 10.45pm (50 mins)<br /> <a href="https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/bendiana-jones-and-the-temple-of-huge">Tickets</a></p> <p>Following a script left by his late Grandfather, Bennet Kavanagh (<strong>winner of the King Gong</strong> at the London Comedy Store, <strong>runner-up in the Reading Comedy Festival New Act of the Year</strong>) teams up with Huge Davies (<strong>semi-finalist of the Laughing Horse New Comedian of the Year and So You Think You’re Funny</strong>) to create Bendiana Jones and the Temple of Huge! Performing on portable keyboards Ben and Huge attempt to perform a musical version of the Indiana Jones trilogy, in a disturbing tribute that quickly turns to disaster.</p> <h4>The RH Experience: Scribble! </h4> <p>Conor Jatter, Dan Attfield, Tom Webster, <br /> 3-13 Aug<br /> Just the Tonic at The Mash House<br /> 6.20pm<br /> “Tickets”:https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/rh-experience-scribble<br /> YouTube stars The RH Experience present Scribble: An hour of weird, wonderful and downright hilarious comedy, storytelling and songs, all against an ever-changing live-illustrated backdrop inspired by you! Charming lo-fi visuals (from the Beano illustrator Ed Stockham) twinned with razor-sharp improvisation and character driven narratives guarantee that The RH Experience&#8217;s Scribble is the perfect show for all comedy and art lovers. As seen on E4! ‘Make us laugh to the point of exhaustion’ (<em>TheFourOhFive.com</em>). ‘The RH experience are not the pioneers of tomfoolery: they are the masters’ ★★★★★(<em>ThreeWeeks</em>). ★★★★★(<em>TenEightyMagazine.com</em>). ★★★★★(<em>JokePit.com</em>).</p> <h4>A Poke in the eye</h4> <p>By Georgie Morrell<br /> 24-28 Aug <br /> Cabaret Voltaire, Laughing Horse<br /> 8.30pm (60 mins)<br /> <a href="https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/georgie-morrell-a-poke-in-the-eye">Tickets</a></p> <p>Do your other senses get stronger? Is it wrong to fancy your doctor? Will I get a new eye that shoots lasers? Just some of the questions our heroine answers whilst telling us how she went blind but now she can see&#8230; literally! Recounting stories of doctors, sexual fantasies and binge drinking (sometimes all at once). We hear what it is to face inevitable blindness with her own brand of humour. Being disabled is her excuse to do exactly what she wants, say what she wants and live her one-eyed life as she wants.</p> <h4>The Morrell Highground</h4> <p>By Georgie Morrell<br /> 2-28 Aug <br /> Underbelly Med Quad<br /> 3pm (60 mins)<br /> <a href="https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/georgie-morrell-the-morrell-high-ground">Tickets</a></p> <p>Georgie&#8217;s got 99 problems but disability is basically the main one. &#8216;Remarkable comic&#8217; (LondonPubTheatres.com). Can disability finally bring sexy back? Can Georgie save the <span class="caps">NHS</span>? Are <span class="caps">NHS</span> doctors hotter than private ones?! Why can&#8217;t disability be mega <span class="caps">LOL</span>z? Taking you through her bizarre and hilarious journey, find out how Georgie sees disability through her one eye! Georgie Morrell is a half-blind comedian whose four-star first show, A Poke in the Eye, has been up and down the country and transferred to the Soho Theatre. As heard on <span class="caps">BBC</span> Ouch and Channel 5.</p> <h4>Chumbags</h4> <p>By Lulu Popplewell<br /> 5-26 Aug<br /> The Southsider<br /> 17.45 (50 mins)<br /> <a href="https://edinburghfestival.list.co.uk/event/813443-chumbags/">Tickets</a></p> <p>An hour showcase of brilliant stand-up with Morgan Rees (<strong>Chortle Student-Finalist</strong>), Jeremy Flynn (<strong>So You Think You&#8217;re Funny Semi &#8211; Finalist</strong>) and Lulu Popplewell (<strong>Leicester Square Comedian of the Year &#8211; Finalist</strong>). ‘Excellent’ – <em>The Scotsman.</em></p> <h4>Wow!</h4> <p>By Isa Bonachera <br /> Underbelly, Cowgate<br /> 3-27 August<br /> 1pm<br /> <a href="https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/wow">Tickets</a></p> <p>Wow! The universe is mind-boggling! Isa Bonachera presents her debut Edinburgh show. If you like to hear about people, places and things, this is the show for you. Failed scientist Isa Bonachera will take you in a journey through reality. You are guaranteed to learn nothing. Previous praise includes: &#8216;the best stand-up I have ever seen live&#8217; (<em>Will Maclean, Cambridge Student</em>). &#8216;A continuous mixture of laughter and abdominal pain ensued&#8217; (<em>Eddie Spence, Tab</em>). &#8216;Had everyone beside themselves&#8217; (Perdi Higgs, <em>Varsity.co.uk</em>). &#8216;Will surely go far&#8217; (<em>Carl Wikeley, Cambridge Student</em>). &#8216;A particular brand of genius&#8217; (<em>Isobel Cockerell, Tab</em>).</p> <h4>Scott Barnet: Quantumly Entangled with a Blobfish</h4> <p>By Scott Barnett <br /> 3-13, 15-26 Aug<br /> Just the Tonic at The Caves <br /> 12pm (50 mins)<br /> <a href="https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/scott-barnett-quantumly-entangled-with-a-blobfish">Tickets</a></p> <p>Quite possibly the best/only show about blobfish you’ll ever see. Scott Barnett’s debut comedy show, blends surreal silliness with thoughtful gems of wisdom, mined from the ore of nonsense mountain. Noon – <span class="caps">PWYW</span></p> <h4>Accidents Happen to Sasha</h4> <p>By Sasha Ellen<br /> Just The Tonic at The Mash House <br /> 3-27 Aug <br /> 8pm (60 mins) <br /> <a href="https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/accidents-happen-to-sasha-ellen">Tickets</a></p> <p>At the tender age of three, Sasha Ellen accidentally killed a kitten&#8230; And she hasn&#8217;t stopped murdering since. A brutally honest stand-up show about mishaps, misunderstandings and general screw-ups. Sasha has had two sell-out Edinburgh shows, one of which transferred to the Soho Playhouse in New York. ‘Genuinely fresh’ ★★★★ (<em>Scotsman</em>). ‘Cheeky humour&#8230; upfront and witty’ ★★★★ (<em>BroadwayBaby.com</em>). ★★★★ (<em>EdinburghGuide.com</em>). Directed by Ria Lina, who’s show was nominated for the Amused Moose Laughter Awards, and commissioned by Radio 4, this show contains one of Dave TV’s Top 10 Jokes of the Festival.</p> <h4>Good Vibes</h4> <p>Heather Shaw &amp; Olga Koch<br /> Just the Tonic at The Caves <br /> 3-13, 15-16 Aug<br /> 10.40pm<br /> <a href="https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/good-vibes">Tickets</a></p> <p>Heather Shaw and Olga Koch present a high-octane hour of one-liners, personal anecdotes and, most importantly, good vibes! Many people like to party but only the chosen few really know how. Heather is <strong>Yellow Comedy&#8217;s New Comedian of the Year 2016</strong> and Olga was a finalist in <strong>Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year 2016</strong>; they were also heard on <span class="caps">BBC</span> Radio, which they are quite pleased about.</p> <h4>The Daddy and Beeje Chat Show</h4> <p>By Sam Lake &amp; Karen Hobbs<br /> 3-26 Aug<br /> Just the Tonic @ the Caves<br /> 1.15pm<br /> <a href="https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/daddy-and-beeje-chat-show">Tickets</a></p> <p>Daddy and Beeje, two self-absorbed, dysfunctional TV presenters, are getting ready for their live chat show. This tacky spectacle is a tale of two halves. Part one is a calamitous backstage tour of the TV studio, where you will meet a selection of awkward characters. Part two is a playfully scathing chat show, in which this pair of fame-hungry, attention-seeking &#8220;stars&#8221; interview different guests from around the Fringe every day, whilst battling for the limelight. This section will be recorded live and available as a 20-minute podcast the next morning.</p> <h4>Tash Goldstone &amp; Sam Lake: Queens</h4> <p>52 Canoes (Grassmarket) <br /> 5-26 Aug <br /> 4.15pm<br /> <a href="https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/tash-goldstone-and-sam-lake-queens">Tickets</a></p> <p>Tash Goldstone and Sam Lake are queens. Serving you a regal stand-up showcase from two up-and-coming stars of the circuit. Do you wear rucksacks in nightclubs? Do you struggle to think of the best biscuit-based chat up line? Do you need to learn a thing or two about&#8230; the boys? Let the queens school you on all this and more. Tash and Sam have appeared on Vice. Tash has been described as ‘one to watch, something very unique’ (<em>BroadwayBaby.com</em>) and Sam and has been heard on <span class="caps">BBC</span> Radio 4 Extra.</p> <h4>Loren O’Brien: Okie Dokie</h4> <p>5-26 Aug<br /> Bar-Bados (Free Fringe) Room 3 <br /> 7pm (50 mins)<br /> <a href="https://edinburghfestival.list.co.uk/event/813190-loren-obrien-okie-dokie/">Free Entry</a></p> <p>Loren’s a waitress, her mother’s a bartender, and her grandmother was a ‘nanny to the stars’. Loren’s dream is to become the first female president of the United States, but can you really escape what you were born into? A comedy show about having dreams, as long as they’re realistic. </p> <p>Winner of Vault Festival&#8217;s Comedy Award.</p> <p><span class="caps">PRESS</span> <span class="caps">FOR</span> <span class="caps">LOREN</span>:<br /> To become one of the biggest female comedy acts of this year.’ <em>Sunday Times</em><br /> ‘Comedic one woman show genius!’ ★★★★★ <em>Remotegoat</em><br /> ‘A performer with immense personal charisma. Her talent is clear.’ <em>Chortle</em><br /> ‘Close to perfection… masterfully written and performed’ ★★★★★ <em>The New Current</em><br /> ‘O’Brien displays a gravitas that is daunting in someone so young.’ <em>The Stage</em><br /> ‘There’s no mistaking O’Brien’s ability’ <em>TV Bomb</em><br /> ‘O’Brien is a force to be reckoned with’ <em>A Younger Theatre</em><br /> ‘This woman is remarkable… the funniest you’ve ever seen.’ ★★★★ <em>Broadway Baby</em></p> <h4>Girl in da Corner</h4> <p>By Jen Wakefield<br /> 3-27 Aug <br /> Laughing Horse @ The Cellar Monkey<br /> 1.15pm<br /> <a href="https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/girl-in-da-corner-free">Free Entry</a></p> <p>If there was ever a show that ticks all the diversity boxes, then Jen&#8217;s got it all. Not only has she got the unique ability of having mixed heritage, she&#8217;s got mixed Indian heritage and she&#8217;s a woman! Although she feels like a 20-year-old sprite from London, she&#8217;s closer to 30 and has realised she&#8217;s got some stuff she wants to get off her chest. It&#8217;ll be a high energy hour of fun. Come and see why nobody&#8230; puts Jen&#8230; in the corner. &#8216;Bringing fresh attitude to the comedy section&#8217; (<em>Fest</em>).</p> <h4>The Matriarchy Experience</h4> <p>By Cam Spence<br /> 5-26 Aug <br /> Ciao Roma <br /> 8.20pm<br /> <a href="https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/matriarchy-experience">Tickets</a></p> <p>Tired? Depressed? Your gender getting you down? Experience what this world would be like as a matriarchy! Like a holiday for your gender binary! Lasting results! Free seat to sit in! &#8216;Since experiencing a matriarchy, I have felt constantly sad because I wish I lived in one&#8217; (One of many satisfied customers). From hotly-tipped new character comedian Cam Spence.</p> <h4>Eleanor Coville: Bigamous </h4> <p>3-27 Aug <br /> Just the Tonic at Mash House<br /> 8.20pm<br /> <a href="https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/eleanor-colville-bigamous">Tickets</a></p> <p>Bigamous is a brand-spanking-new character comedy. A big energy, silly-voiced extravaganza frolicking through the most extreme pits of humanity. Come along for an hour of popping characters, cracking sketches and goddam depravity. As seen in the Cambridge Footlights International Tour Show 2015 and a part of Soho Theatre’s Young Company, Eleanor Colville makes her solo debut in this surreal and limber show that asks: just how many people is too many people? ‘A combination of delicious writing and perfect comic timing’ ★★★★★(<em>Varsity.co.uk</em>). ‘The jokes came thick and fast’ ★★★★★(<em>BroadwayBaby.co.uk</em>).</p> <h4>Next Best Thing: How to be good at everything </h4> <p>Pleasance Courtyard <br /> 2-28 Aug<br /> 4.45pm<br /> <a href="https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/next-best-thing-how-to-be-good-at-everything">Tickets</a></p> <p>Being a millennial in the modern world is hard. But best friends Jay and Katie have all the answers. Luckily, they&#8217;re willing to share their wisdom with you. Over a riotous hour of absurd, grotesque and boldly original sketch comedy, these two idiots will make you good at everything. No refunds. &#8216;Surreal&#8217; ★★★★★(<em>FemaleArts.com</em>). &#8216;Frighteningly unhinged and consistently well-observed&#8217; (<em>BroadwayBaby.com</em>). Written by Next Best Thing and Chris Gau. Directed by Chris Gau (creator of Borderline, Channel 5).</p> <h4>Lady Face</h4> <p>By Lucy Farrett<br /> 3-28 Aug<br /> Assembly Hall <br /> 5.45pm (60 mins)<br /> <a href="https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/ladyface">Tickets</a></p> <p>A white-knuckle ride on a character comedy carousel from chameleon woman-host LadyFace, <span class="caps">AKA</span> Lucy Farrett, said to be &#8216;funny&#8217; (<em>Neil Gaiman</em>) and &#8216;mesmerising&#8217; (<em>Scotsman</em>). So, roll up, roll up and take a journey through her multi-faced person world! See character wonders such as a Middle Age poet (literally Medieval, from the past, not a woman of 45+ years of age) to Audrey Hepburn (the real Audrey Hepburn giving great advice), even a woman who owns a dog (wow), and many more faces to amuse, beguile and outrage. The Mighty Boosh/Victoria Wood lovechild of solo character comedy.</p> <h4>The Hardest Working Men in Show Business</h4> <p>By Nathan Roberts &amp; Ross Smith<br /> 3-12 Aug<br /> 12.05pm<br /> <a href="https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/hardest-working-men-in-show-business">Tickets</a></p> <p>Beta-males Nathan D’Arcy Roberts (<strong>shortlisted for <span class="caps">BBC</span> Radio New Comedy Award, 2016</strong>) and Ross Smith (<strong>So You Think You’re Funny? Semi-Finalist, 2015</strong>) explore identity, nostalgia and modern love in an anecdotal and innovative free stand-up show. One not to miss!</p> <h4>#VILE: The Untimely Demise of a Manufactured Pop Star</h4> <p>By Matthew Greenhough, Produced by Wound Up Theatre (Dom Riley, Matthew Greenhough, Abee McCallum)<br /> theSpace @ Jurys Inn (<br /> 14-26 Aug<br /> 6.05pm<br /> <a href="https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/vile-the-untimely-demise-of-a-manufactured-pop-star">Tickets</a></p> <p>Wound Up Theatre present a one-man show exploring ambition, ego, jealousy, existential angst, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and masturbating in an accessible toilet at the Pride of Britain Awards. A Satirical pitch-black comedy chronicling the social media-induced breakdown and homecoming of a D-list celebrity. From Matthew Greenhough, writer and performer of the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award Listed play, &#8216;Bismillah! An <span class="caps">ISIS</span> Tragicomedy&#8217;: ‘Bold and thought-provoking’ (<em>Mark Lawson, The Guardian</em>), ‘One of the best shows I have ever seen at the Fringe or anywhere else… side-splitting’ ★★★★★(<em>BroadwayBaby.com</em>), ‘Powerful, hilarious and gripping’ ★★★★(<em>List</em>). </p> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/wounduptheatre?lang=en">@wounduptheatre</a>, </p> <p><a href="https://www.wounduptheatre.com/">www.wounduptheatre.com</a></p> <h4>Fix My Brain</h4> <p>By Dillion Mapletoft<br /> 9 Aug<br /> Bedlam Theatre<br /> 11pm<br /> <a href="https://www.list.co.uk/event/803403-fix-my-brain/">Tickets</a></p> <p>Dillon (<strong>Chortle Student Comedy Award 2017 Finalist, Soho Theatre Young Company 2017</strong>) has been suffering from depression. Fortunately, he&#8217;s found a coping mechanism, and you can come see it for just £7! He&#8217;s joined by his friend Oliver, who&#8217;s committed, supportive and has no choice but to help. <br /> Watch as they stare into a Nietzschean abyss. Marvel as they try to solve a complex mental health condition with raisins. Thrill as you try to work out which insults were scripted and which were lift-ed from our day-to-day conversations. After all, Dillon is prepared to share his deepest emotions, and Oliver is prepared to share his surface thoughts without going overboard.<br /> From two ex-Presidents of the Cambridge Footlights, who have brought you shows like <em>The Foot-lights Spring Revues 2014–17,The Cambridge Footlights International Tour Show 2016: Lagoon and <strong>The Footlights Harry Porter Prize Winner 2015</strong>: Warp Factor</em> comes a new comedy show about friendship, depression and that&#8217;s it. </p> <h4>Mojo and Lew Fitz: Let You In</h4> <p>By Mohammed Omar<br /> 5-26 Aug<br /> Kilderkin <br /> 5pm<br /> <a href="https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/mojo-and-lew-fitz-let-you-in">Tickets</a></p> <p>&#8216;Engaging comic&#8230; smart and freshly funny&#8217; (<em>Scotsman</em>). Cheeky northerner Lew Fitz crashes an epic house party being thrown by MoJo (Mo Omar – <strong>Amused Moose Semi Finalist</strong> and Cockney Cherub Josh Trebilcock). Expect tears and beers with a split hour of irreverent stand-up from three of the UK&#8217;s most exciting emerging talents.</p> <h4>LoveHard: Murdered by Murder</h4> <p>3-27 Aug<br /> Laughing Horse (News Rooms)<br /> 3.35pm<br /> Jacob Lovick<br /> <a href="https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/lovehard-murdered-by-murder">Tickets</a></p> <p>1934, Devon. Six old friends. A small get together at Lord and Lady Titan&#8217;s household, Drenchblood Heights. A murder mystery party. It promises to be the night of their lives, by which we mean the night of their, er, deaths. Barely unscathed by their award-winning run of The House on the Hill, the duo LoveHard are returning with this brand new show. Featuring a live score from Nick Charlesworth. <strong>Best Show finalists (Barry Awards, Edinburgh 2016). Free Theatre Award 2016 winners (GingerWigAndStrollingMan.com, Brighton Fringe 2016).</strong> ★★★★(<em>BroadwayBaby.com, 2016</em>). ★★★★(<em>FringeBiscuit.co.uk, 2016</em>).</p> <h4>Alice and Dan are Splitting the Bill</h4> <p>19 &#8211; 26 Aug<br /> Bar Bados (Room 3)<br /> 7pm (60 mins)<br /> <a href="https://edinburghfestival.list.co.uk/event/813214-alice-and-dan-are-splitting-the-bill/">Free Entry</a></p> <p>Dan (<strong>Amused Moose Semi-Finalist</strong>) has been putting up with Alice (<strong>Funny Women&#8217;s One to Watch</strong>) for almost a year. And now they are putting their relationship to the ultimate test &#8211; by performing a comedy show together</p> <h4>The Unmarried </h4> <p>By Lauren Gauge<br /> 2-28 Aug <br /> Underbelly Med Quad<br /> 10.35pm<br /> <a href="http://www.underbellyedinburgh.co.uk/whats-on/the-unmarried">Tickets</a></p> <p>Luna is a bold as brass lager lout on the prowl for wild times putting two fingers up to society&#8217;s expectations. Written and performed by the award-winning Lauren Gauge. Mixing 90s rave with &#8216;striking, savage, rare writing talent&#8217; (<em>Simon Stephens, playwright of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time</em>), The Unmarried hits Edinburgh with its much raved-about live underscore of old-school UK Garage anthems following sell-out runs, whilst in development, at Lyric Hammersmith and Camden People’s Theatre. </p> <h4>Illuminarchie: Archie Maddocks </h4> <p>3-27 Aug<br /> Laughing Horse @ Espionage <br /> 12.45pm<br /> <a href="https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/illuminarchie-archie-maddocks">Tickets</a></p> <p>IlluminArchie is the hilarious new show by &#8216;super cool, super smart storyteller&#8217; (Bruce Dessau, <em>Evening Standard</em>) and award-winning comedian, Archie Maddocks. He is described as &#8216;poignant, inventive and razor-sharp&#8217; (<em>BroadwayBaby.com</em>) and as having &#8216;a corking, almost cinematic story&#8217; (<em>Chortle.co.uk</em>). Join Archie for his new show, which looks at, but is not limited to, how he wishes someone would take control of his life so he didn&#8217;t have to, an accidentally racist girlfriend, a killer doughnut and an altercation with a monkey.</p> <h2>comedy/cabaret</h2> <h4>Denim: World Tour</h4> <p>3-27 Aug<br /> Underbelly, Cowgate<br /> 9pm <br /> <a href="https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/denim-world-tour">Tickets</a></p> <p>It&#8217;s pop in a dazzling new costume. It&#8217;s drag as you&#8217;ve never experienced before. Drag supergroup Denim are hitting Edinburgh on their one-stop world tour. Revel in Denim&#8217;s unique brand of explosive pop in their hotly-anticipated Edinburgh debut. Join Denim as they give back to their billions of fans. ‘I think they&#8217;re called Denim’ (<em>Kate Moss</em>). ‘London&#8217;s hottest new girl band’ (<em>Vice</em>). ‘The Queens steal the show’ (<em>Evening Standard</em>). ‘A hysterical cabaret-musical’ (<em>Vogue</em>).</p> <h4>Elsa</h4> <p>By Isobel Rogers<br /> Assembly Hall<br /> 3-27 Aug<br /> 9.30pm <br /> <a href="https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/elsa">Tickets</a></p> <p>Elsa works in a cafe and eavesdrops on the coffee mornings with the girls as she waitresses. Finding that the customers conceal what they are really thinking, Elsa acts out their personalities through hilarious satirical songs. A musical mash-up of comedy and storytelling, Isobel Rogers (Roundhouse Resident Artist) uses her talents as a theatre maker, singer and actress to transform into characters who conceal the truth.</p> <h4>The Vagina Dialogues-The Volvas</h4> <p>17-27 Aug<br /> Upper Church @ Summerhall <br /> 12.30pm,60 mins<br /> <a href="https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/vagina-dialogues-the-volvas">Tickets</a></p> <p>The Völvas is an international feminist performance ensemble. The Vagina Dialogues is a cabaret-style theatre and variety piece that includes a series of episodic monologues, duologues, and movement pieces set to live music. The work is innately feminist, humorous, grotesque and, let’s face it, a little bit nude in its approach.</p> <h4>Shit-Faced Showtime: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz </h4> <p>Directed by Tamsyn Kelly <br /> 2-28 Aug<br /> 10pm<br /> <a href="https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/shit-faced-showtime-the-wonderful-wizard-of-oz">Tickets</a></p> <p>From the professional piss-heads behind Shit-Faced Shakespeare, comes an all-singing, all-dancing, all-drinking, musical extravaganza! Shit-Faced Showtime is the hilarious combination of an entirely serious adaptation of The Wizard of Oz with a shit-faced cast member.</p> <h4>Notflix by Pernilla Holland 2-28 Aug Gilded Balloon Teviot 3pm <a href="https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/notflix">Tickets</a></h4> <p>Five-star, total sell-out show, 2016 Edinburgh Fringe and Vaults Festival, 2017. Funny Women and Laughing Horse New Act of the Year semi-finalist. Sunday Times, Marie Claire and Elle Magazine pick of the Edinburgh Fringe, 2016. Evening Standard pick of The Vaults Festival, 2017. Did we mention the cast are making it up as they go along? Did we mention it&#8217;s a musical? Featuring a live band and original, improvised songs. Notflix, because everything is better as a musical. ‘Roaringly funny and incredibly talented’ ★★★★★(<em>BroadwayBaby.com</em>). ‘Spontaneous, surprising and delightful’ ★★★★(<em>FringeBiscuit.co.uk</em>).</p> <h4>Pop!</h4> <p>By Isa Bonachera<br /> 6-27 Aug<br /> The Street, Basement Lounge (<span class="caps">PBH</span> Free Fringe)<br /> 2.45pm<br /> <a href="https://edinburghfestival.list.co.uk/event/813407-pop/">Free Entry</a><br /> Pop! is a witty comedy cabaret about life and failure. Isa Bonachera used to like the future when it was about normal people dressed as Eurovision contestants, but that excitement is gone because she belongs to the worst generation to ever walk the Earth.</p> ]]>
2017-08-02T00:00:00 2017-08-28T00:00:00
<![CDATA[The Turas Mor]]>

Mon 28 Aug 2017, 7pm

FREE

Lead Quote: h2. A free community play in Walthamstow's Lloyd Park.

Playwright: Ollie Birch

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<p><em>It’s the day when humans get to see behind the Spider’s Veil to The Kingdom of the Fairies. But the King is sick and it’s up to the humans to save him…</em></p> <p>Come and join Soho Theatre for their outdoor community play in Lloyd Park this Summer. Set in a world of samba and carnival, performed entirely by volunteers and made intensively over the bank holiday weekend with a team of professionals, come and see what the E17 community can make happen in 3 days with a whole lot of energy, commitment, and heart.</p> <p>Please note this is a promenade production and audiences will move through the park during the performance. This will be a standing performance, seats will be provided for those unable to stand. For any access needs please contact our box office team. </p> <p><strong><span class="caps">FREE</span> but do book ahead.</strong> </p> <p>Suitable for all ages from 3+. </p> ]]>
2017-08-28T19:00:00 2017-08-28T19:00:00
<![CDATA[On Cinema At The Cinema]]> Soho Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Mon 28 Aug 10pm and Sat 2 Sep 2017, 4.30pm

From £25

Lead Quote: h4. With Tim Heidecker and Gregg Turkington ,

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<p>A special movie screening hosted by the stars of the hit web series <em>On Cinema at The Cinema</em>, Tim Heidecker and Gregg Turkington. </p> <p><strong>Age recommendation:</strong> 16+<br /> <strong>Running Time:</strong> 120 mins</p> ]]>
2017-08-28T22:00:00 2017-09-02T16:30:00
<![CDATA[How (Not) To Live in Suburbia]]> Soho Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Tue 29 Aug – Sat 2 Sep 2017, 7.15pm evenings, 4 pm matinee Sat

From £15

Lead Quote: *Annie Siddons returns after her sellout run in February.*

Reviews: *'Subtle, sincere, riotously funny and endearingly raw.’* ,★★★★★ Broadway Baby , ,*‘Heartbreaking autobiographical performance.’* ,★★★★ FestMag , ,*‘Frank, funny and compassionate.’* ,★★★★ Stage , ,*‘Witty, wry, tough, poetic and brilliant.’* ,★★★★ The Upcoming , ,*‘Forthright, funny, affectionately raw, spunky!’* ,★★★★★ West End Wilma , ,*‘Siddons’ distress is our pleasure…witty and profound.’* ,★★★★ Evening Standard

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<p><strong>“Who the Fuck are you?”</strong></p> <p><strong>“I’m the Walrus of Loneliness. Let me in.”</strong></p> <p>A few years ago in the middle of a shitstorm of life events, single mother, artist and proud Londoner Annie Siddons found herself living in suburbia by accident. This show is a hilarious, brutal and poignant attempt to describe what happened next.</p> <p>With films by Richard DeDomenici. </p> <p>Performed by Annie Siddons and Nicki Hobday.</p> <p>★★★★★ ‘Subtle, sincere, riotously funny and endearingly raw&#8217; Broadway Baby</p> <p>★★★★ ‘Siddons’ distress is our pleasure…witty and profound&#8217; Evening Standard</p> <p>★★★★★ ‘Forthright, funny, affectionately raw. Spunky!’ West End Wilma</p> <p>★★★★ Heartbreaking Autobiographical performance FestMag</p> <p>“Highly Recommended!” Alan Davies on my Radar, Observer </p> <p>Lyn Gardner’s Picks of the Week, Guardian.</p> <p>Annie recently made her first appearance on Radio 4’s Midweek with Libby Purves and TV’s Alan Davies “As Yet Untitled.” </p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> 60 mins<br /> <strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 18+ </p> ]]>
2017-08-29T19:15:00 2017-09-02T19:15:00
<![CDATA[Tom Ballard: Problematic]]> Soho Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Tue 29 Aug - Sat 9 Sep 2017, 9pm

From £13

Lead Quote: '...absolutely flawless.’ ,★★★★★ Adelaide Advertiser

Reviews: *'Entertaining, informed and damn funny.'* ,★★★★ Chortle , ,*‘Engaged, conscientious and consistently, archly funny, Ballard is precisely the sort of political commentator the world needs.’* ,★★★★ Scotsman , ,*‘Ballard is primed to be at the forefront of a new generation of politically motivated comics, and you couldn't want for a more dynamic poster boy.’* ,★★★★ Chortle , ,*'Exceptional from start to finish.'* ,★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine , ,*'A masterpiece.'* ,★★★★ Broadway Baby , ,★★★★★ Wee Review , ,★★★★★ One4Review

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<p>A funny show about whether anything can be funny anymore. </p> <p><strong>Best Show Winner 2017, Sydney Comedy Festival</strong> <br /> <strong>Best Show nominee 2016, Edinburgh Comedy Awards</strong> <br /> <strong>Best Show nominee 2016, Melbourne International Comedy Festival</strong> </p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins</p> ]]>
2017-08-29T21:00:00 2017-09-09T21:00:00
<![CDATA[Urzila Carlson: First Edition ]]> Soho Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Tue 29 Aug – Sat 2 Sept 2017, 9.30pm

From £12

Lead Quote: *'A rollercoaster of emotions, accents and gags that are sure to shock and please in equal parts.'* ,★★★★ ,Times

Reviews: *‘Effortlessly likeable… a well-paced stream of belly-laughs.’* ,Age, Melbourne , ,*‘Standout performance... sidesplitting.’* ,Rip it up, Adelaide , ,*‘Carlson is a gifted and accomplished comedian – an absolute must-see.’* ,Appetite for the Arts, New Zealand ,

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<p>Don’t risk missing the debut of South African born, New Zealand based, multi award winning comedian, Urzila Carlson. She’s continuously sold out tours across Australia and New Zealand ever since taking the comedy stage in 2008, all thanks to her natural, dry, straight up style that has audiences eating out of her hand the moment she takes the stage. </p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> 60 mins<br /> <strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+</p> ]]>
2017-08-29T21:30:00 2017-09-02T21:30:00
<![CDATA[Rhys James - Soho Theatre Live]]>

Wed 30 Aug 2017, 11pm

Lead Quote: h4. Airs on Comedy Central UK

Reviews: ‘Charismatic, clever and self-aware… Destined for great things.’ ,Guardian , ,The Guardian’s Best Joke of the Fringe 2015. , ,‘A cut above his humdrum peers’ ,★★★★ ,Independent , ,‘Has star in waiting running through him like Blackpool through a stick of rock. If you want guaranteed laughs look no further.’ ,★★★★ Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke , ,‘Sickeningly talented young stand up’ ,★★★★ Time Out ,*‘He has a flair that genuinely sets him apart.’* ,★★★★ Scotsman , ,*‘Operates on as many levels as you have the energy for.’* ,★★★★ Broadway Baby , ,*‘One of the best comedians at the fringe performs his best show yet.’* ,★★★★★ TV Bomb ,

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<p><strong>This is a televised event filmed as part of Soho Theatre Live</strong></p> <p>Don’t worry about it. Honestly, it’s fine. Just tune in to see Rhys James bash out another hour of splash-hit, classic stand-up and definitely cool and not pretentious poetry and all will be forgiven. As seen on <em>Mock The Week</em> and <em>Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central</em>. </p> <h4>this event will not be taking place at the soho theatre</h4> <p><strong>Watch Comedy Central UK on Sky channel 112, Virgin Media channel 132, BT channel 307 and TalkTalk channel 307</strong></p> ]]>
2017-08-30T23:00:00 2017-08-30T23:00:00
<![CDATA[Nazeem Hussain: Public Frenemy]]> Soho Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Mon 4 – Sat 9 Sep 2017, 7.30pm

From £12

Lead Quote: *'...intelligent and hilarious...'* ,★★★★ EdFestMag

Reviews: *'Hussain is a wonderful comedic artist who blends observation with comedy that crafts an intelligent and hilarious show'* ,★★★★ EdFestMag , ,*'Hussain topples preconceptions and highlights social ills not with anger — which is too often dismissed by detractors — but with razor-sharp humour and a playful smile.'* ,★★★★ Broadway Baby ,

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<p>Nazeem’s boundary-pushing comedy, explores his love/not-so-love relationship with a planet fraught with mistrust. And given the state of the world, the feeling seems to be mutual. </p> <p><strong>Age recommendation</strong>: 16+<br /> <strong>Running Time</strong>: 60 mins</p> ]]>
2017-09-04T19:30:00 2017-09-09T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Michael McIntyre: Work in Progress ]]> Soho Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Mon 4 - Thu 7 Sep at 9.30pm and Mon 11 - Thu 14 & Thu 21 Sep 2017 at 9.45pm

£20

Lead Quote: *‘The man is quite simply top-to-toe hilarious.’* ,★★★★★ Telegraph

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<p>Michael McIntyre returns to Soho Theatre, testing new material in these work in progress performances.</p> <p><strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+<br /> <strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins</p> ]]>
2017-09-04T21:30:00 2017-09-21T21:45:00
<![CDATA[ISLANDERS]]> Soho Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Wed 6 - Sat 9 Sep 2017, 6.45pm. Matinees Thu - Sat 2.15pm

£15 (£12.50)

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<p>The Oxford School of Drama presents <span class="caps">ISLANDERS</span> – two new plays, ‘Cladach’ by Caitlin Shannon and ‘Cousins’ by Matt Parvin</p> <p><em>“That very night in Max’s room a forest grew and grew &#8211; and grew until his ceiling hung with vines and the walls became the world all around and an ocean tumbled by with a private boat for Max and he sailed off through night and day and in and out of weeks and almost over a year to where the wild things are…&#8221; from <strong>Where the Wild Things Are</strong> by Maurice Sendak, Harper &amp; Row, 1963</em></p> <p>Two plays. Two islands. Two groups of people strive and struggle to coexist. </p> <p>In their unique and remote environments their emotions swell, as they battle both inner and outer demons. At our core, we humans might be tribal animals, but we must learn the art of living together if we don’t want to die alone. </p> <p>Directed by Polina Kalinina<br /> Designed by Fin Redshaw</p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 80mins</p> ]]>
2017-09-06T18:45:00 2017-09-09T18:45:00
<![CDATA[The Magic Flute ]]> Soho Theatre 0.00000000 0.00000000

Wed 6 Sep - Sat 7 Oct 2017, 7pm (Thu and Sat 2pm matinees excluding Thu 7 Sep)

From £10

Lead Quote: *From the Olivier Award winning team behind _La Bohème_ and _Carmen_* , ,

Reviews: Praise for OperaUpClose's previous production of _Carmen_: , ,*'Gripping, thrilling and though-provoking.'* ,★★★★ Whatsonstage , ,*‘...makes a powerfully direct impact no opera house can match’* ,★★★★ Stage , ,*'Brutally convincing.'* ,★★★★ Evening Standard , ,*'Touchingly vigorous'* ,★★★★ Observer , ,*'Opera with intimacy,'* ,★★★★ The Scotsman , , , ,Praise for OperaUpClose's previous production of _La Traviata_: , ,*‘Compelling… striking music theatre of considerable integrity and force.’* ,★★★★ Guardian , ,*‘As much emotional truth as in any production I have seen.’* ,★★★★ Evening Standard , ,*‘Expertly done and finely performed… hits all the right notes in this excellent revival.’* ,★★★★ Stage , ,*‘The whole thing looks terrific… Norton-Hale’s cunning English libretto allows the story to unfold convincingly with just five soloists.’* ,★★★★ What’s On Stage , ,

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<p>Invited behind the velvet rope at London’s most exclusive club, Tamino doesn’t have time to stop for beggars, paparazzi, or even his girlfriend Pamina.</p> <p>Going to bed after a blazing row later that night, this ordinary couple relive the events and encounters of the evening in dreams made extraordinary by the lateness of the hour, their befuddled senses, and yes, a touch of magic.</p> <p>Following their hugely popular and critically acclaimed re-imaginings of operas including <em>La Boheme</em> and <em>Carmen</em>, OperaUpClose return to Soho Theatre with this bold new take on a classic. </p> <p>With magic supplied by Glyn Maxwell’s mischievous poetry, Alex Beetschen’s witty orchestration and Valentina Ceschi’s theatrical creativity, this production will re-invent <em>The Magic Flute</em> in fabulous new robes for the era of Trump and recessions, casting rays of light and love into the darkness.</p> <p><strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 14+</p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 120mins</p> ]]>
2017-09-06T19:00:00 2017-10-07T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Otto & Astrid: Eurosmash! (Die Roten Punkte)]]> Soho Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Fri 8 - Sat 9 Sep 2017, 9.30pm

£16 (£15)

Lead Quote: *‘Like the White Stripes mated with Laurel and Hardy in the Black Forest.’* ,★★★★ Time Out

Reviews: *‘Like the White Stripes mated with Laurel and Hardy in the Black Forest.’* ,★★★★ Time Out , ,*‘An enjoyably silly hour of good tunes.’* ,Guardian , ,*‘Pitch-perfect pop parody.’* ,★★★★ Scotsman , ,*‘Hilarious, outrageous, set to be bigger than Jesus.’* ,★★★★ List , ,*‘The perfect musical comedy act – not to be missed.’* ,★★★★★ Broadway Baby , ,*‘Made me want to jump out of my seat and dance.’* ,★★★★★ Three Weeks ,

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<p>Berlin’s premiere art rock duo Otto &amp; Astrid (of Die Roten Punkte) attempt to perform unashamedly slick, Eurovision-inspired pop from their new album Eurosmash! &#8211; Amidst some almost inevitable sibling dysfunction, clowning and punk spirit anarchy.</p> <p>Following sell-out runs across Australia and Canada, supporting Amanda Palmer on tour, and a successful Edinburgh Festival Fringe run, these siblings of mayhem return to Soho Theatre. </p> <p><a href="http://ottoandastrid.com/">www.ottoandastrid.com</a></p> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/ottoandastrid?lang=en">@OttoAndAstrid</a></p> <p><strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+</p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 75mins</p> ]]>
2017-09-08T21:30:00 2017-09-09T21:30:00
<![CDATA[Dylan Moran: Work in Progress]]> Soho Theatre 0.00000000 0.00000000

Fri 8 and Sat 9 Sep 2017, 9.45pm

£15

Lead Quote: *'...compulsively swerves clichés as he builds up layers of laughs…funny and fascinating...'* ,★★★★ Times

Reviews: *‘In his heightened ideas and vocabulary, Moran compulsively swerves clichés as he builds up layers of laughs…funny and fascinating, and utterly deserving of his place in the modern classics.’* ,★★★★ Times , ,*‘Trumping Shakespeare, he reduces life to four ages: ‘Child, failure, old and dead.’ Faced with one-liners as killing as that the world suddenly seems better a place.’* ,★★★★ Telegraph ,

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<p>Dylan Moran tries out some new material.</p> <p><strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+<br /> <strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 75mins</p> ]]>
2017-09-08T21:45:00 2017-09-09T21:45:00
<![CDATA[The Horne Section]]> Soho Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Mon 18 Sep, 2 Oct and 13 Nov at 7.30pm & Fri 8 Sep, 13 Oct and 10 Nov 2017 at 11.30pm

From £15

Lead Quote: *'We can’t recommend The Horne Section highly enough.'* ,★★★★★Time Out

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<p>Following their hit <span class="caps">BBC</span> Radio 4 series, and many years of sell-out shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and London’s West End, don’t miss everyone’s favourite Dictionary Corner regulars on 8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown and the first band to ever host Never Mind The Buzzcocks (<span class="caps">BBC</span> 2)! </p> <p>Expect a heady mix of spontaneous stand-up, spectacular performance and outlandish musical talent led by the brilliant comedian Alex Horne (Bafta nominated Taskmaster, Dave). </p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins</p> ]]>
2017-09-08T23:30:00 2017-11-13T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Half Breed]]> Soho Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Mon 11 - Sat 30 Sep 2017, 7.15pm. Sat Matinees 2.30pm

From £10

Lead Quote: ‘Funny, gripping show packs a punch’ ,★★★★ Evening Standard ,

Reviews: ‘A little cracker: full of fierce wit.’ ,Guardian , ,‘Funny, gripping show packs a punch’ ,★★★★ Evening Standard , ,‘Heartbreakingly relevant and is undoubtedly one of the most important shows you’ll see this Festival....’ ,‘More powerful than words can convey. Shocking, emotional and triumphant’ ,★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine , ,‘Natasha Marshall has a lot going for her. She is a talented and very energetic performer capable of creating memorable characters…powerful piece’ ,★★★★ British Theatre Guide , ,‘I thought I would not see anything else so finely crafted, so movingly delivered for the rest of the fringe. And then I saw Tash Marshall.’ ,‘Vivid characters: split second changes, intelligent analysis delivered with emotional intensity – breathtaking’ ,Observer , ,'Marshall gives an impressive performance, incorporating elements of physical theatre, and slipping dexterously in and out of verse ,★★★★ Financial Times , ,'Compelling and impressive performance from Natasha Marshall ... slick, clear and ... humorous transitions. The writing is excellent ...' ,★★★★½ To Do List

Playwright: Natasha Marshall

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<p>‘I am that mixed raced kid, like 50/50, on the fence, luke warm, in-between maybe. Trust me, around here I’m about as black as it goes…’</p> <p>Jazmin feels different. She doesn’t want to stay in the village. She doesn’t want to have a baby. She doesn’t want to laugh at racist jokes in the local pub. She’s got to get out.</p> <p>Developed by Talawa Theatre Company and <a href="http://www.sohotheatre.com/writers/writers-lab-16-26s/">Soho Theatre Writer&#8217;s Lab</a>, this is a partly autobiographical dark comedy about finding your voice. Written and performed by Alfred Fagon Award and Soho Young Writers’ Award 2016 shortlisted writer Natasha Marshall.</p> <p><strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 14+<br /> <strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins</p> ]]>
2017-09-11T19:15:00 2017-09-30T19:15:00
<![CDATA[Adam Hess: Cactus]]> Soho Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Mon 11 - Sat 16 Sep 2017, 7.30pm

From £9

Lead Quote: *‘I’ve seen few shows that are funnier.’* ,Times

Reviews: *‘I’ve seen few shows that are funnier.’* ,Times , ,*‘For good quality gags per minute, there is no better comedian on the Fringe.’* ,Independent , ,*‘One of the most out and out hilarious shows on the Fringe.’* ,★★★★1/2 Chortle ,

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<p>Edinburgh Comedy Award-nominated chap and star of Live at the Palladium, Live from the <span class="caps">BBC</span> and other stuff returns for another smash-hit show. He&#8217;s five foot eleven, he hates other families&#8217; plates, and he had his 18th birthday party on a riverboat on the Thames so when people realised how boring it was they couldn&#8217;t leave. </p> <p><strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+<br /> <strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins</p> ]]>
2017-09-11T19:30:00 2017-09-16T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Damien Power - Utopia: Now in 3D]]> Soho Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Mon 11 and Tue 12 Sep 2017, 9pm

From £13 (£12)

Lead Quote: *‘Utopia: Now in 3D is his masterpiece.’* ,★★★★★ Herald Sun, Melbourne ,

Reviews: *‘Utopia: Now in 3D is his masterpiece.’* ,★★★★★ Herald Sun, Melbourne , ,*‘Like Dave Chappelle and Louis CK with American comedy, Power aims to take Australian stand-up to the next level.’* ,★★★★½ The Age, Melbourne , ,*‘Delivered with the forceful swagger of a bar-room philosopher.’* ,Chortle ,

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<p>Three times nominated for Australian comedy’s biggest award, Damien Power is undeniably the most exhilarating voice on the Australian comedy circuit. </p> <p>Not afraid to wade into deep water, he takes on the absurdity of humanity, the illogic of the herd and the systems that pull our strings; all delivered with a force that is compelling, surprising and relentlessly hilarious.</p> <p>Don’t miss his London debut.</p> <p><strong><span class="caps">THREE</span>-<span class="caps">TIME</span> <span class="caps">NOMINEE</span> Barry Award for Best Show Melbourne Comedy Festival (2015, 2016 &amp; 2017)</strong></p> <p><strong><span class="caps">WINNER</span>: Pinder Prize, Melbourne Comedy Festival 2017</strong> </p> <p><strong><span class="caps">WINNER</span>, Director’s Choice Award, Melbourne Comedy Festival 2016</strong></p> <p><strong>Age Recommendation</strong> 16+<br /> <strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins</p> ]]>
2017-09-11T21:00:00 2017-09-12T21:00:00
<![CDATA[Dara O’Briain: Work in Progress]]> Soho Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Tue 25 Jul and Thu 3 Aug, 9.15pm & Mon 11 Sep 2017, 9.30pm

£12

Lead Quote: *‘His set is a masterclass in intelligent, no-frills stand-up.’* ,Guardian ,

Reviews: *‘His set is a masterclass in intelligent, no-frills stand-up.’* ,Guardian , ,*‘If you want a comic who can hold an audience in the palm of his hand for two hours, here’s your man.’* ,Times , ,*‘Sharp wit from a superfit mind.’* ,Evening Standard , ,*‘These are classy routines, that assume the audience's intelligence and condescend to no one.’* ,Guardian ,

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<p>Ahead of a major UK tour in 2018 Dara will be running out material in this work in progress show. As one of the most recognisable faces on British TV, as host of the hugely successful <em>Mock the Week, Star Gazing Live, Robotwars and Go8Bit</em>. Catch one of the most charismatic, intelligent, fast-talking and downright funny live performers working today.</p> <p><strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+<br /> <strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 90mins</p> ]]>
2017-07-25T21:15:00 2017-09-11T21:30:00
<![CDATA[Laura Davis: Cake in the Rain ]]> Soho Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Thu 14 - Sat 16 Sep 2017, 9pm

From £10

Lead Quote: *'An hour with Laura Davis leaves you feeling uplifted, somewhat bewildered, and utterly amazed by such blistering talent.'* ,Time Out

Reviews: *'Giddy with big ideas, sparkling with originality, and rich with hilarious wit, Cake In The Rain could be the underground hit of this festival.'* ,Chortle , ,*'An hour with Laura Davis leaves you feeling uplifted, somewhat bewildered, and utterly amazed by such blistering talent.'* ,Time Out , ,*'Davis operates like an obsidian scalpel, peerlessly sharp, but fundamentally fragile, paring infinitely complex emotions and issues down to their dark, hilarious cores in deft strokes.'* ,The Music , ,*'She’s doing it better than anyone else.'* ,★★★★★ Herald Sun, Melbourne ,

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<p>Dark, bold and razor sharp, Cake in the Rain is the hotly anticipated UK debut by critically acclaimed, multi award-winning Australian comedian Laura Davis. With a refreshing disregard for convention shining through her work, Davis’s brand of joyously cathartic stand up will twist its way into the shadowy recesses of your psyche and leave you breathless with glee. </p> <p><strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+<br /> <strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins</p> ]]>
2017-09-14T21:00:00 2017-09-16T21:00:00
<![CDATA[Abandoman: Life + Rhymes]]> Soho Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Thu 14 - Sat 16 Sep 2017, 9.30pm

From £18 (£16)

Lead Quote: *Extra dates added due to popular demand*

Reviews: *‘Raucous, expansive and relentlessly hilarious.’* ,★★★★ Times , ,*‘A freestyle talent that is unparalleled anywhere in the market. No two shows could ever be the same as they pick out audience members and freestyle about them, with comedic timing and witty rhyming that’s so impressive it could’ve been scripted.’* ,Independent , ,*‘I’ve yet to see an audience not go nuts.’* ,★★★★ Fest , ,*‘A truly unique and mind-bending musical comedy experience.’* ,★★★★★ Broadway Baby , ,*‘Flight of the Conchords meets 8 Mile… nothing short of genius.’* ,Chortle ,

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<p>The Irish hip hop comedy freestyle duo bring their hit touring show Life + Rhymes back to Soho after a sell-out run in January. Come see the fictional autobiography that entertained over 10,000 people in a sell-out run at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe. </p> <p>The story begins in 1993. After destroying rural Ireland’s talent show circuit, Abandoman are teetering on the edge of international fame and fortune. Follow them on an access-all-areas adventure: the highs, lows and a cast of characters… that changes every night. This is your chance to be part of Abandoman’s history. </p> <p>Their biggest, most ambitious show ever follows years of touring world-wide, and supporting Ed Sheeran on his major UK tour. This is their Life and Rhymes. </p> <p><strong>Awards:</strong><br /> <em>Winners</em> &#8211; Hackney Empire New Act of the Year<br /> <em>Winners</em> &#8211; Musical Comedy Awards <br /> <em>Winners</em> &#8211; Adelaide Fringe Festival &#8211; Best Comedy Newcomer Award<br /> <em>Nominees</em> &#8211; Adelaide Fringe Festival &#8211; Best Comedy Show (2012 &amp; 2014)</p> <p><strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 14+<br /> <strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins</p> ]]>
2017-09-14T21:30:00 2017-09-16T21:30:00
<![CDATA[Vir Das: The Boarding Das World Tour]]>

Fri 15- Wed 27 Sep 2017

Lead Quote: *‘Nobody owns the stage like Vir Das.’* ,Mumbai Mirror , ,

Reviews: *‘Nobody owns the stage like Vir Das.’* ,Mumbai Mirror , ,*‘The material shines… He’s a consummate pro, giving arena quality craft to a fringe-sized room.’* ,Chortle , ,*‘Das exhibits a deft comic timing and a winning vulnerability… A sparkling comicperformance.’* ,Hollywood Reporter ,

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<p>Rapidly growing to international stardom after sell-out shows in the <span class="caps">USA</span> and touring worldwide, Vir Das has made his way in Bollywood, starring in India’s first Zombie film, Go Goa Gone, and films BadMaash Company, Delhi Belly, and Revolver Rani. Alongside the release of his first one-hour Netflix comedy special ‘Abroad Understanding’ he now embarks on his first ever UK tour.<br /> Comedy and unparalleled story-telling from his uniquely Indian perspective, Vir shares stories about growing up in India to studying in America, Indian culture to world politics, losing virginity to cancelling weddings, drug addiction to flying an Air India plane…</p> <p>Dates and Venues </p> <p>City Varieties, Leeds <br /> Fri 15 Sep <br /> <a href="www.cityvarieties.co.uk">Book Now</a></p> <p>Oran Mor, Glasgow<br /> Sat 16 &amp; Sun 17 Sep <br /> <a href="http://www.seetickets.com/event/vir-das-the-boarding-das-world-tour/oran-mor/1080684/">Book Now</a></p> <p>Glee Club, Nottingham <br /> Wed 20 &amp; Thu 21 Sep <br /> <a href="https://www.glee.co.uk/performer/vir-das/">Book Now</a></p> <p>Dancehouse, Manchester <br /> Fri 22 Sep <br /> <a href="http://www.seetickets.com/event/vir-das-the-boarding-das-world-tour/the-dancehouse-theatre/1079895">Book Now</a></p> <p>Just The Tonic, Leicester <br /> Sat 23 Sep <br /> <a href="http://www.justthetonic.com/leicester-comedy/shows/saturday-23-sep-2017/3672/">Book Now</a></p> <p>Glee Club, Birmingham <br /> Mon 25 &amp; Tue 26 Sep <br /> <a href="https://www.glee.co.uk/performer/vir-das/">Book Now</a></p> <p>O2 Forum Kentish Town, London <br /> Wed 27 Sep <br /> <a href="https://www.Ticketweb.co.uk/event/GDP2709V">Book Now</a></p> ]]>
2017-09-15T20:00:00 2017-09-27T20:00:00
<![CDATA[John Kearns: Don’t Worry They’re Here]]> Soho Theatre 0.00000000 0.00000000

Fri 15 - Sat 30 Sep 2017, 9.45pm

From £7

Lead Quote: *'Heading for the comedy stratosphere... you're in the hands of a master.'* ,Guardian

Reviews: *‘Now this is how you do absurd comedy… a bold, hilarious debut… he has forged comedy gold.’* ,Chortle , ,*'A true comedy original.'* ,Time Out , ,*'Kearns could be your new King of Comedy.'* , Evening Standard , ,*'Heading for the comedy stratosphere... you're in the hands of a master.'* ,Guardian ,

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<p>The only winner of the Best Show and Best Newcomer Edinburgh Comedy Awards returns for the first time.</p> <p>As seen/heard on <em>Top Coppers, Cats Does Countdown, Drunk History and <span class="caps">BBC</span> Radio 4</em>.</p> <p>Directed by Jon Brittain</p> <p><strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+<br /> <strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins</p> ]]>
2017-09-15T21:45:00 2017-09-30T21:45:00
<![CDATA[RashDash: Two Man Show Tour]]>

Wed 13 Sep - Sat 21 Oct 2017

Various

Reviews: ‘Smart, potent and exhilaratingly physical attack on patriarchy’ ,★★★★ Stage , ,‘Tremendously fun, a fizzily provocative romp that crackles with punk rock energy’ ★★★★ Time Out , ,‘A terrifically generous piece of writing’ ★★★★ Independent

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<p><strong>Winner: 2016 Fringe First Award</strong><br /> <strong>Winner: The Stage Award for Excellence in Acting</strong><br /> <strong>Winner Three Weeks Editor’s Award</strong><br /> <strong>Nomination: Total Theatre Award</strong></p> <p>RashDash are off across the UK with their award winning, genre-defying hit about gender, language and humankind.</p> <p>Men have all the power.</p> <p>John and Dan keep hearing people say that men have all the power, but it doesn’t feel like that to them.</p> <p>Abbi and Helen are making a show about Man and men. They want to talk about masculinity and patriarchy but the words that exist aren’t good enough, so there’s music and dance too. It’s loud and raucous.</p> <p>See what audiences are saying <a href="https://storify.com/sohotheatre/rash-dash-two-man-show"><span class="caps">HERE</span></a></p> <p><strong>Tour</strong></p> <p>Circomedia, Bristol<br /> Wed 13 &#8211; Sat 16 Sep<br /> <a href="http://www.mayk.org.uk/whats-on/two-man-show">Book Now</a></p> <p>The New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich<br /> Mon 18-Sep<br /> <a href="https://www.wolseytheatre.co.uk/shows/pulse-presents-two-man-show/">Book Now</a></p> <p>West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds<br /> Thu  21 Sep &#8211; Fri 22 Sep<br /> <a href="https://www.wyp.org.uk/events/two-man-show/">Book Now</a></p> <p>Royal Exchange, Manchester<br /> Sat 23 Sep<br /> <a href="http://bookings.royalexchange.co.uk/single/PSDetail.aspx?psn=15338">Book Now</a></p> <p>South Street Arts Centre, Reading<br /> Tue 26 Sep<br /> <a href="http://www.readingarts.com/south-street/whats-on/two-man-show">Book Now</a></p> <p>Tron Theatre, Glasgow<br /> Thu 28 &#8211; Fri 29 Sep<br /> On Sale Soon</p> <p>Soho Theatre, London<br /> Mon 9th &#8211; 14th Oct <br /> <a href="http://sohotheatre.com/whats-on/two-man-show-oct-2017/">Book Now</a></p> <p>The Drum, Theatre Royal, Plymouth<br /> Tues 17 &#8211; Sat 21 Oct <br /> <a href="https://www.theatreroyal.com/whats-on/2017/two-man-show/">Book Now</a></p> <p><strong>Running Time</strong>: 75 mins<br /> <strong>Contains full nakedness: non threatening and non sexual</strong></p> ]]>
2017-09-18T19:45:00 2017-10-21T19:45:00
<![CDATA[Fairy Tales for Grown Ups – Eaten Father, Eaten Mother]]> Soho Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Mon 18 Sep 2017, 8pm

£10 (£8)

Lead Quote: *'A fresh dose of magic that you need in your life.*' ,Everything Theatre

Reviews: *'A fresh dose of magic that you need in your life.*' ,Everything Theatre , ,*'The art of storytelling is in the surest safest hands here.'* ,Remote goat

Playwright: Ben Haggarty

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<p>Fairy tale-teller extraordinaire, Ben Haggarty, brings us a night of old skool storytelling! This mash-up of Scots tinker and Romanian gypsy fairy tales, comes complete with boys becoming men; men becoming women; the darkest of arts; inescapable destiny, and a baby sister who isn’t quite what anyone expected… </p> <p>These are some of the first fairy tales Ben Haggarty ever told. Tough, beautiful and filled with magic, they&#8217;ll take you about as high as you can go&#8230;.to about as low as you can go&#8230;.and make way for something a bit more difficult than ‘happy ever after.’ </p> <p><strong><span class="caps">BEN</span> <span class="caps">HAGGARTY</span></strong>: Having been trained in mime, and in theatre direction at East 15, and apprenticed as an image-maker with Welfare State, Ben is one of the world&#8217;s leading contemporary storytellers, renowned for his passionate and physical performances. He tours widely, has been a guest artist in over one hundred International Storytelling Festivals in 25 countries and was for 10 years the official storyteller with <em>Yo Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble</em>. Ben is a much sought after teacher and director of storytellers and artistic director of the legendary Crick Crack Club. He is Honorary Professor of Storytelling at the Arts University of Berlin (<span class="caps">UDK</span>). His graphic novel series <em>‘MeZolith&#8217;</em> is published by Archaia. </p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 135min incl. interval</p> ]]>
2017-09-18T20:00:00 2017-09-18T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Mae Martin: Dope]]> Soho Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Mon 18 - Sat 30 Sep 2017, 9.30pm

From £9

Lead Quote: *Lastminute.com Edinburgh Comedy Awards – Best Show 2017 Nominee*

Reviews: *'Effortlessly amusing – Mae’s gentle charm is highly watchable.’* ,★★★★ Times , ,*‘Quietly radical - expertly splices comedy, opinion and enlightenment.’* ,Guardian , ,*‘An intelligent bag of cartoonish energy.’* ,★★★★★Mirror , ,*‘She has mass appeal, is interesting, hugely likeable, and above all else is very funny.’* ,★★★★ Chortle , ,*‘Infectious laughs – deftly delivered.’* ,★★★★ Evening Standard ,

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<p>The award-winning stand-up and star of <span class="caps">BBC</span> Radio Four’s Mae Martin’s Guide to 21st Century Sexuality presents her debut UK tour. Mae Martin is comedy’s most naturally charismatic young storyteller, fresh from sell-out seasons in Australia, Edinburgh and London.</p> <p>In her new show Dope, she examines a lifetime of obsessions, fandom and addiction and shines a light on that one weird shrimp we all have in our brains that is happy to pursue short-term pleasure despite long-term consequences.</p> <p>As seen on BBC3’s Russell Howard’s Good News, BBC2’s Live From The <span class="caps">BBC</span>, Comedy Central and more. As heard on <span class="caps">BBC</span> Radio Four’s The Now Show, as well as her own award-nominated series in 2016.</p> <p><strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+<br /> <strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins</p> ]]>
2017-09-18T21:30:00 2017-09-30T21:30:00
<![CDATA[Anne Edmonds: No Offence, None Taken ]]> Soho Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Tue 19 - Sat 23 Sep 2017, 7.30pm

From £9

Lead Quote: *'Unaffected charm and sheer comic brilliance.’* ,★★★★½ Herald Sun

Reviews: *'Unaffected charm and sheer comic brilliance.’* ,★★★★½ Herald Sun , ,*‘A rising star… pitch perfect’* ,★★★★ The Age , ,*WINNER: Comics’ Choice Award, Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2015* , ,*NOMINEE: Barry Award, Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2016 & 2017* , ,*WINNER: Director’s Choice Award, Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2016* ,

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<p>No offence guys, but Anne ‘Eddo’ Edmonds is recognised as one of Australia’s most exciting comedians. None taken?</p> <p>As seen on Have You Been Paying Attention?, this year she stars in her own <span class="caps">ABC</span> TV show The Edge of the Bush. Don’t miss Eddo’s brand-new hour!</p> <p><strong><span class="caps">WINNER</span>: Director’s Choice Award, Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2016</strong></p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins</p> ]]>
2017-09-19T19:30:00 2017-09-23T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Katy Brand: I Could’ve Been An Astronaut]]> Soho Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Tue 19 - Sat 23 Sep 2017, 8.45pm

From £12

Lead Quote: *‘Intelligent storytelling.’* ,Times ,

Reviews: *'Brand has an innate ability to hook the audience and tell a great story enabling her to deliver a fun show.'* ,Reviews Hub , ,*'Witty, personable and extremely likeable.'* ,Edfestmag ,

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<p>Ever wished you could start life again on a new planet? Or wondered what you’re doing right now in a parallel universe? How have your choices affected who and what you have become? Can you change them? The possibilities are endless once you get to grips with the mind-bending realities of space: time travel, worm holes and dark matter. Katy Brand explores her amateur and somewhat improbable love of astronomy and her crapness at maths in this follow up to last year’s hit show ‘I Was A Teenage Christian’.</p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins</p> ]]>
2017-09-19T20:45:00 2017-09-23T20:45:00
<![CDATA[Sean Hughes: Blank Book]]> Soho Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Sat 23 Sep, 7 & 21 Oct, 4 & 18 Nov and 2 Dec 2017, 5pm

£14 (£12)

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<p>Join Sean Hughes and his team of comics as they make up a story live on stage, with the help of a special guest.</p> <p>The story will have a written start and a written finish, in between anything could happen!</p> <p><strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+<br /> <strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins</p> ]]>
2017-09-23T17:00:00 2017-12-02T17:00:00
<![CDATA[Andy Parsons: Slacktivist Action Group ]]> Soho Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Mon 25 Sep, 30 Oct, 27 Nov and 18 Dec 2017, 7.30pm

From £10

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<p>An MP, a journalist and a stand-up walk into a bar – and there’s an audience there…</p> <p>Ever been so fed up with the world that you’ve been unable to do anything but sit on your arse and do sod all about it? Then come and join the support group for fellow slacktivists and do some more sitting on your arse this time in a group. </p> <p>Three guests talk passionately about what is currently getting them fired up and hopefully some of that energy rubs off, so that we think about getting off our arses at some point in the future – at least to go to the bar upstairs afterwards. Hosted by Andy Parsons.</p> <p><strong><span class="caps">GUESTS</span>:</strong></p> <p><strong>Mon 25 Sep</strong><br /> Norman Lamb MP,Times Chief Football Writer Henry Winter &amp; Tiff Stevenson (People Just Do Nothing)</p> <p><strong>Mon 30 Oct</strong> Co-leader of the Green Party Jonathan Bartley, John O&#8217;Farrell &amp; Angela Barnes</p> <p><strong>Mon 27 Nov</strong><br /> Clive Lewis MP &amp; Catherine Conway (Founder of Unpackaged) plus <span class="caps">TBC</span></p> <p><strong>Mon Dec 18</strong><br /> Lucy Powell MP plus special guests</p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins<br /> <strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+</p> <p>Details of each month’s guests, topic, direct action and where to post amusing apologies for absence will be available at <a href="http://www.andyparsons.co.uk/">www.andyparsons.co.uk</a> </p> <p>Live Podcast recording available via Acast</p> <p><iframe width="300" height="400" src="http://embed.acast.com/slacktivistactiongroup" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" style="border:none;overflow:hidden;"></iframe></p> ]]>
2017-09-25T19:30:00 2017-12-18T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Colin Hoult / Anna Mann in How We Stop The Fascists]]> Soho Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Mon 25 - Sat 30 Sep 2017, 8.45pm

From £10

Lead Quote: *‘Funnier than almost all other shows at this year’s Fringe.’* ,★★★★ Telegraph ,

Reviews: *‘Funnier than almost all other shows at this year’s Fringe.’* ,★★★★ Telegraph , ,*‘His most joyful effort to date… Deliciously funny.’* ,★★★★ Times , ,*‘You don’t know where the next laugh will come from, but it’ll be coming soon… smart, absurd and unpredictable.’* ,★★★★ Chortle , ,*‘Unique and darkly brilliant talent.’* ,★★★★ Guardian , ,*‘Sheer comic gold.’* ,★★★★ Metro , ,*‘Master class in character comedy.’* ,★★★★ Time Out , ,*‘Joyously inventive.’* ,★★★★ Scotsman , ,*‘More than a little Spike Milligan about him.’* ,Exeunt Magazine , ,★★★★★ DarkChat ,★★★★★ Grumpy Gay Critic ,★★★★★ EdFringe Review ,★★★★★ ShortCom ,★★★★★ Fresh From The Stalls ,★★★★ Telegraph ,★★★★ Times ,★★★★ Chortle ,★★★★ List ,★★★★ Skinny ,★★★★ Broadway Baby ,★★★★ BroadwayWorld ,★★★★ Fresh Fringe ,★★★★ Arts Award Voice ,

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<p>Having effectively cured all depression in last year’s smash-hit hour, actress Anna Mann returns to take on the terrifying rise of fascism. Fear not, gentle liberals, Mother Mann is here.</p> <p>Star of her very own Sky Arts Short, Anna Mann’s Valentine. As seen in Murder in Successville, Porridge, Derek, Nurse, Life’s Too Short, and Being Human.</p> <p>Directed by Phoebe Bourke for Berk’s Nest.</p> <p><strong>Running Time</strong>: Approx 60mins</p> ]]>
2017-09-25T20:45:00 2017-09-30T20:45:00
<![CDATA[Ahir Shah: Control]]> Soho Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Tue 26 Sep - Sat 7 Oct 2017, 7.30pm

From £9

Lead Quote: *Lastminute.com Edinburgh Comedy Awards – Best Show 2017 Nominee*

Reviews: *'Burning passion at his fingertips and the gags to back up his fire.’* ,★★★★★ List , ,*'Excellent.'* ,★★★★ Guardian

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<p>In an age of global socio-political turmoil, Shah presents a show about freedom, fascism, history, hope, resistance, and milk. </p> <p>Ahir&#8217;s last show enjoyed packed runs at the Edinburgh Fringe, Soho Theatre, and a national tour. In it, he theorised that we were being tugged in contradictory directions by a potential brighter future and resurgent worst of the past. He&#8217;s currently trying to work out how to build that future in a time when the past appears to be winning. He&#8217;s got loads of jokes about it. </p> <p><strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+<br /> <strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins</p> ]]>
2017-09-26T19:30:00 2017-10-07T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Vir Das at The O2 Forum Kentish Town]]>

Wed 27 Sep 2017, 8pm

£21

Lead Quote: *This show takes place at The O2 Forum Kentish Town*

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<p><strong>This show takes place at The O2 Forum Kentish Town</strong> </p> <p>Rapidly growing to international stardom after sell-out shows in the <span class="caps">USA</span> and touring worldwide, Vir Das has made his way in Bollywood, starring in India’s first Zombie film, <em>Go Goa Gone</em>, and films <em>BadMaash Company</em>, <em>Delhi Belly</em>, and <em>Revolver Rani</em>. Alongside the release of his first one-hour Netflix comedy special <em>Abroad Understanding</em> he now embarks on his first ever UK tour.</p> <p>Comedy and unparalleled story-telling from his uniquely Indian perspective, Vir shares stories about growing up in India to studying in America, Indian culture to world politics, losing virginity to cancelling weddings, drug addiction to flying an Air India plane…</p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> 60 mins<br /> <strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+</p> ]]>
2017-09-27T20:00:00 2017-09-27T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Twist]]> Soho Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Mon 2 - Wed 4 Oct 2017, 4.30pm and 7.15pm

£15 (£12.50)

Reviews: _Praise for Amongst the Reeds by Chino Odimba_: ,★★★★ Broadway Baby , ,_Praise for Layla's Room by Sabrina Mahfouz & Theatre Centre_: ,★★★★ Reviews Hub ,

Playwright: Chino Odimba

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<p>His home is dust. His friends are few. His hands are as rough as the seas he has crossed.</p> <p>Humanising the anonymous plight of our generation, we follow one refugee’s desperate journey, buffeted between borders and bad company.</p> <p>In a radical adaptation of Dickens’ classic novel, Chino Odimba and Theatre Centre transform Oliver’s struggle for sanctuary into a modern tale framed by the global phenomenon fast defining the 21st century.</p> <p><em>Twist</em> is one boy’s search for home among the nameless millions they call ‘migrant’.</p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins<br /> <strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 13+</p> ]]>
2017-10-02T16:30:00 2017-10-04T19:15:00
<![CDATA[Rhys Nicholson – I’m Fine]]> Soho Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Mon 2 - Sat 7 Oct 2017, 9pm

From £10

Lead Quote: *‘Clever, a bit below-the-belt... blatantly very funny. Audiences are in safe hands.’* ,★★★★ Sydney Morning Herald

Reviews: *‘So clearly match fit. The most powerful he's ever been. He comes in peace and leaves you in pieces.’* ,★★★★½ Herald Sun, Melbourne , ,*‘The epitome of the urbane raconteur… so naturally conversational.’* ,Chortle , ,*‘Clever, a bit below-the-belt... blatantly very funny. Audiences are in safe hands.’* ,★★★★ Sydney Morning Herald ,

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<p>Rhys Nicholson, the impeccable sartorialist, returns from the Fringe with a brand new show. </p> <p>In his own words – ‘Last year went pretty ok. People came to the show, reviews were good and it was nominated for a respected award. Why not come again to the Soho Theatre in 2017 and watch me desperately try and back that up? C’mon. Why wouldn’t you? Even if it’s not good, hating on something is super fun (no refunds).’</p> <p>2017 heralds Rhys’ fifth Edinburgh Fringe season, sitting alongside two solo stints at Soho Theatre, as well as appearing at <em>Just For Laughs</em> Montreal &amp; Sydney. He has appeared on successive Melbourne Comedy Festival Galas as well as competing in the winning team in <em>The Great Debate (<span class="caps">ABC</span> TV)</em>.</p> <p><strong><span class="caps">BEST</span> <span class="caps">SHOW</span> <span class="caps">NOMINEE</span> – Melbourne Comedy Festival</strong></p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins</p> ]]>
2017-10-02T21:00:00 2017-10-07T21:00:00
<![CDATA[Tony Law: Absurdity for the Common People]]> Soho Theatre 0.00000000 0.00000000

Mon 2 - Sat 7 Oct 2017, 9.45pm

From £7

Lead Quote: *‘Chaos has rarely been so finely constructed and this much fun.’* ,★★★★ Times

Reviews: *‘The King of post-modern nonsense.’* ,Telegraph , ,*‘Chaos has rarely been so finely constructed and this much fun.’* ,★★★★ Times ,

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<p>Multi award-winning surreal wizard of comedy, Tony Law is heading back to the top. The punk ethos is alive and well. Whimsy ain’t just for students. Tony Law is your Maverick Sunday. Ridiculousness for the people. Hysteria for nurses, teachers, mothers and plumbers. Important nonsense for you. Unite in art. Escape with purpose. The doctor is in and he has what you need. (Funny.)</p> <p><strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+<br /> <strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins</p> ]]>
2017-10-02T21:45:00 2017-10-07T21:45:00
<![CDATA[RashDash: Two Man Show ]]> Soho Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Mon 9 - Sat 14 Oct 2017, 7pm

From £18.50 (£16)

Lead Quote: *‘Tremendously fun, a fizzily provocative romp that crackles with punk rock energy.’* ,★★★★ Time Out

Reviews: *‘Smart, potent and exhilaratingly physical attack on patriarchy.’* ,★★★★ The Stage , ,*‘Tremendously fun, a fizzily provocative romp that crackles with punk rock energy.’* ,★★★★ Time Out , ,*‘A terrifically generous piece of writing.’* ,★★★★ Independent ,

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<p><strong>Winner: 2016 Fringe First Award</strong><br /> <strong>Winner: The Stage Award for Excellence in Acting</strong><br /> <strong>Winner: Three Weeks Editor’s Award</strong></p> <p>Men have all the power.</p> <p>John and John keep hearing people say that men have all the power, but it doesn’t feel like that to them. </p> <p>Abbi and Helen are making a show about Man and men. Because we all need to pull together now. </p> <p>We want to talk about masculinity and patriarchy but the words that exist aren’t good enough. So there’s music and dance too. </p> <p>Following the sell-out success of their 2016 &amp; 2017 runs, RashDash return to Soho with their playful show about gender and language. </p> <p>Two women play two women playing two men.</p> <p>Commissioned by Soho Theatre and Northern Stage.</p> <p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USu-bMFemKc">Watch the trailer here</a></p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 75mins<br /> <strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+ </p> <p>Please note at points during the show performers will be naked (non threatening and not sexual nudity)</p> ]]>
2017-10-09T19:00:00 2017-10-14T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Desiree Burch: Unf*ckable]]> Soho Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Mon 9 - Sat 14 Oct 2017, 9pm

From £10

Lead Quote: *'The funniest comedian I have ever seen in person. She left me breathless with laughter.’* ,★★★★★ Scotsgay ,

Reviews: *‘The funniest comedian I have ever seen in person. She left me breathless with laughter.’* ,★★★★★ Scotsgay , ,*‘A comedian deservedly on the rise.’* ,★★★★ Guardian , ,*‘A funny, frank, eloquent, entertaining and perceptive raconteur.’* ,★★★★ The Scotsman ,

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<p>At the intersection of sex, race and capitalism, sits a black woman who can&#8217;t be f*cked.</p> <p>A raw and raucous hour from a virtuoso story teller, Desiree Burch lays out a roadmap for escaping the cycle of silence and self-loathing that comes from always being taken for a ride. From dealing with sex in the workplace, to adventures in sex work, Desiree investigates the drives women have to stop sex from becoming work.</p> <p>Unf*ckable celebrates the transformation that happens when you get in the driving seat, stop getting f*cked and start getting f*£%$@!cked.</p> <p><strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+<br /> <strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins</p> ]]>
2017-10-09T21:00:00 2017-10-14T21:00:00
<![CDATA[The End of Hope]]> Soho Theatre 0.00000000 0.00000000

Tue 10 Oct - Sat 11 Nov 2017, 7.15pm. Sat matinees 3pm

From £10

Lead Quote: *'Complex, hilarious and fascinating.’* ,★★★★ Scotsman

Playwright: David Ireland

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<p>A dark new comedy by David Ireland</p> <p>‘Everywhere in the world where there’s a war about religion, two people from each side should have sex. That would bring world peace. We should literally make love and not war’ </p> <p>Dermot and Janet are about to have a one night stand. Before sealing the deal, though, Dermot must:<br /> a) Check she agrees that Tony Blair&#8217;s a war criminal.<br /> b) Establish whether she killed her ex-husband <br /> c) Find out why she’s dressed as a giant mouse</p> <p>By the end of the night, no taboo is left untouched. An outrageous and revealing roller-coaster of a comedy from award winning writer David Ireland following his critically-acclaimed Cyprus Avenue (Royal Court Theatre). </p> <p>Returning to Soho Theatre following Vicky Jones’ The One, Rufus Wright performs alongside Elinor Lawless (<em>King Charles <span class="caps">III</span></em>- Almeida)</p> <p>Directed by Max Elton</p> <p><em>This production originated in a collaboration between the Orange Tree Theatre and St Mary’s University</em></p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins </p> ]]>
2017-10-10T19:15:00 2017-11-11T19:15:00
<![CDATA[Kerry Godliman: Stick or Twist]]> Soho Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Tue 10 - Fri 13 Oct 2017, 7.30pm

From £10

Lead Quote: *‘The best comic timing on the fringe…You quite literally have to be there.’* ,★★★★ Sunday Times

Reviews: *‘Intelligent, silly and – at all the right moments – laced with righteous ire.’* ,Guardian , ,*‘A great comic who oozes personality.’* ,Evening Standard ,

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<p>Kerry Godliman is back on tour. Her straight talking brand of quick wit and bewilderment will be covering more of life’s anomalies. Why is there a Buddha at the garden centre? Why collect her children’s teeth? And even though she can’t stand aubergines, why is it her favorite emoji? There’s loads to get sorted. Be there. She’ll do all the talking.</p> <p>Both an incredibly talented comedian and a phenomenal actor, Kerry is best known for her appearances on BBC’s <em>Live at The Apollo, Mock The Week, Jack Dee’s Referendum HelpDesk</em>, Channel 4’s <em>Derek</em> and <em>Comedy Gala in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital</em>. Kerry is also a regular on Radio 4 with appearances on the esteemed <em>News Quiz, The Now Show</em> and <em>Just a Minute</em> as well as her own series <em>Kerry’s List</em>. Kerry is currently starring in the Sky 1 series <em>Carters Get Rich</em>.</p> <p><strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+<br /> <strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins</p> ]]>
2017-10-10T19:30:00 2017-10-13T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Aditi Mittal: Global Village Idiot]]> Soho Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Sat 14 - Sat 28 Oct 2017, 7.30pm

From £9

Lead Quote: *‘Acerbic and cutting edge.’* ,Mumbai Mirror

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<p>Trailblazing Indian comic Aditi Mittal is back at Soho Theatre, fresh from her Edinburgh Festival debut and the release of her Netflix comedy special <em>Things They Wouldn’t Let Me Say</em>.</p> <p>Mixing topical stand-up with frank talk, Aditi’s new show explores how her place in our global village makes her feel she belongs nowhere and everywhere at the same time. Confusing for someone who’s always been the village idiot, no matter how global it is. A show packed with her trademark ‘acerbic and cutting edge’ comedy (Mumbai Mirror) and charming (possibly litigious) parodies of people she’s met along the way. </p> <p>Aditi has appeared on every major English and Hindi network in India and starred in her own <span class="caps">BBC</span> Radio 4 series, <em>A Beginner’s Guide to India</em>.</p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins <br /> <strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+</p> ]]>
2017-10-14T19:30:00 2017-10-28T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Sanspants Radio Live and Up Late ]]> Soho Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

14 Oct 2017, 11.30pm

£15

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<p>Sanspants Radio and Soho Theatre have joined forces to make the impossible happen, one final London show date on their sold out UK tour. Sanspants Radio Live and Up Late.</p> <p>Join Jackson, Duscher, Zammit and their good friend Adam for a late night live comedy podcast odyssey which will take elements from their well known podcasts like Plumbing the Death Star and Shut Up a Second and blend that with incredible tiredness to create something truly spectacular. It’ll be an irrelevant pop culture fever dream where the boys attempt to answer the important questions like “Is Clark Kent Good at His Day Job?” while simultaneously asking “Why did we think a late night live podcast was going to be good for our wellbeing?”. </p> <p>It is sure to be a time!</p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 75mins</p> ]]>
2017-10-14T23:30:00 2017-10-14T23:30:00
<![CDATA[Joseph Morpurgo: Hammerhead ]]> Soho Theatre 0.00000000 0.00000000

Mon 16 - Sat 28 Oct 2017, 8.45pm

From £9

Lead Quote: *‘Uproariously funny - you could watch it twice and not stop laughing.’* ,★★★★ Guardian ,

Reviews: *‘Uproariously funny - you could watch it twice and not stop laughing.’* ,★★★★ Guardian

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<p>Outlandishly funny multimedia comedy and new voodoo from the distinguished mind of the 2015 Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee, three-time 2016 Chortle Award winner and soon-to-be <span class="caps">BBC</span> Radio Four star Joseph Morpurgo, featuring surreal set-pieces, vivid comic writing, subliminal pulse signals – and monsters.</p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins </p> ]]>
2017-10-16T20:45:00 2017-10-28T20:45:00
<![CDATA[Ivo Graham: Educated Guess]]> Soho Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Mon 16 - Sat 21 Oct 2017, 9pm

From £10

Lead Quote: *'Honed to within a whisker of perfection... a joyous show.'* ,Evening Standard

Reviews: *'Honed to within a whisker of perfection... a joyous show.'* ,Evening Standard , ,*'Sharp punchlines, topper gags and the unmistakable sense of a young comic finding another gear.'* ,Scotsman , ,*'Like Hugh Grant’s less well-adjusted younger brother.'* ,Guardian ,

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<p>After an eventful year off (got a new laptop, etc.), the boy&#8217;s back in town, with resolutions galore but less courage in his convictions than ever. How much has Ivo learnt? And what good has it done him? As seen on <em>Mock The Week, Live At The Apollo, As Yet Untitled, Live From The <span class="caps">BBC</span>, Fighting Talk</em>.</p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins </p> ]]>
2017-10-16T21:00:00 2017-10-21T21:00:00
<![CDATA[Tricksterland]]> Soho Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

23 Oct 2017, 8pm

£10 (£8)

Lead Quote: *'A mercurial and captivating performer.'* ,Exeunt Magazine

Reviews: *'A mercurial and captivating performer.'* ,Exeunt Magazine , ,*‘…kooky, creative and off the wall.’* ,Everything Theatre ,

Playwright: Nell Phoenix

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<p>There is a place where that which is broken can be mended;<br /> thoughts can be heard;<br /> old bones speak;<br /> and rocks want revenge&#8230;</p> <p>In Trickster&#8217;s wonderland a man mimics a waterfall and almost gets away with it, a woman hides her doll-sized sister in her plaited hair, and we all journey to the edge of the earth.</p> <p>Expect gleeful deceit, anarchic tomfoolery and everything earthy, brutal and bold</p> <p><strong><span class="caps">NELL</span> <span class="caps">PHOENIX</span></strong> has been performing professionally since graduating from Goldsmiths College in 1984. With an utterly engaging intimate storytelling style, Nell balances beautifully the comedic, the magical, and occasionally the downright rude. Recent work includes stories told at Highgrove, Hackney Library, Kensington Palace and for <span class="caps">NTS</span> Live, Dalston’s own digital radio station. She also creates stories for charities and companies; recent commissions incl. V&amp;A, Brit Museum, 40 Winks Bedtime Stories, <span class="caps">WWF</span>, Arts for Human Rights, and Selfridges. She runs <em>StoryNight</em> at Torriano. </p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 75mins</p> ]]>
2017-10-23T20:00:00 2017-10-23T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Nathan Caton: The Pursuit of Happiness]]> Soho Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Tue 24 - Sat 28 Oct 2017, 9pm

From £10

Lead Quote: *‘Laidback, on-the- nose material, chopping down fools of all colours, both in day-to- day life and in the media.’* ,Guardian

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<p>Following the success of last year’s Straight Outta Middlesex tour, the prolific Nathan Caton is back! He’s keeping it real and keeping it funny, dissecting all things from the personal to the political in this hilarious show.<br /> Regarded as one of the best young comics in the UK, Nathan’s award winning combination of personal and topical anecdotes has lead to appearances on BBC1’s <em>Live at the Apollo</em>, BBC2’s <em>Mock The Week</em>, <em>The Premier League Show</em>, Channel 4’s <em>Comedy Gala, The Superhuman Show and It Was Alright in The 70’s</em>, BBC3’s <em>Russell Howard’s Good News</em>, <span class="caps">BBC</span> Radio 4’s <em>Now Show, News Quiz</em>, BT Sport’s <em>The Football’s On</em> and his hit <span class="caps">BBC</span> Radio 4 sitcom, <em>Can’t Tell Nathan Caton Nothing</em>.</p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins</p> ]]>
2017-10-24T21:00:00 2017-10-28T21:00:00
<![CDATA[Jinkx Sings Everything! at The Leicester Square Theatre ]]>

Tue 24 - Sat 28 Oct 2017, 9.30pm

From £22

Lead Quote: h4. This event will take place at The Leicester Square Theatre

Reviews: *Praise for Jinkx Monsoon* , ,*'Jinkx Monsoon delivers what Drag Race fans suspected. She's talented up the ying yang and lovable too.'* ,BroadwayWorld , ,*'Jinkx shows off talent that was only glimpsed at on Drag Race, and proves to be a real star onstage.'* Huffington Post , ,*'Worthy of being mentioned in the same breath as Taylor Mac, John Kelly and Justin Vivian Bond.'* ,DramaQueenNYC , ,*'Girlfriend has pipes of steel… a cabaret treasure.'* ,TheaterMania , ,*'Cabaret at it's very best… this lady's for real.'* ,Theater Is Easy , , ,*Praise for The Vaudevillians* , ,*'Jinkx Monsoon is blessed with charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent… The music is as funny as it is chair-dancing-inducing.'* ,★★★★ Time Out , ,*‘Straight or gay, everyone leaves this show with sides aching from laughter.’* ,New York Times , ,*‘Straight or gay, everyone leaves this show with sides aching from laughter.’* ,New York Times , ,*‘Intelligent and entertaining… Jinkx Monsoon and Major Scales are the millennial Kiki and Herb.’* TheaterMania ,

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<p><em>RuPaul&#8217;s Drag Race</em> winner Jinkx Monsoon returns with an evening of Broadway show stoppers chosen by the audience nightly.</p> <p>An avid Broadway enthusiast Jinkx loves nothing more than belting out a show stopper. And that&#8217;s exactly what she plans on doing! In <span class="caps">JINKX</span> <span class="caps">SINGS</span> <span class="caps">EVERYTHING</span>!, the audience will be able to suggest and request their favourite Broadway songs to be performed on-the-spot by this boozy chanteuse. </p> <p>Her improv skills and memory will be put to the test as she stumbles her way through this unforgettable show. No two performances will be the same!</p> <p><strong>This event will take place at The Leicester Square Theatre, please collect your tickets from The Leicester Square Theatre Box Office on the day of the performance.</strong></p> ]]>
2017-10-24T21:30:00 2017-10-28T21:30:00
<![CDATA[Le Gateau Chocolat: Icons]]> Soho Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Tue 31 Oct - Sat 4 Nov 2017, 7.30pm

From £16 (£14)

Lead Quote: *'AWESOME… The hardest thing about seeing Le Gateau Chocolat is resisting the urge to join in.’* ,★★★★ Time Out ,

Reviews: *‘A truly unique show, not to be missed.’* ,★★★★★ RIP IT UP , ,*‘That voice, that perfect, rich, fruity and delightful voice!’* ,★★★★★ Australian Times , ,*‘The biggest voice in town. Global domination awaits!’* ,Time Out ,

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<p>After a smash-hit run over Christmas last year, Le Gateau Chocolat is back with an encore of the incredible <em>Icons</em> – 5 nights only!</p> <p>Walking the tightrope between his public and private personas, Le Gateau Chocolat explores relationships with our icons – the people, the moments, the books, the relationships that have come to shape us, or the ideal we aspire to.</p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins </p> ]]>
2017-10-31T19:30:00 2017-11-04T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Jinkx Monsoon & Major Scales: The Vaudevillians Tour]]>

Fri 3 Nov - Sat 9 Dec 2017

Lead Quote: *‘The laughs are jam-packed and the musicianship is flawless… It’s an expert blend of comedy, song and theatre and I’m going to do my best to see it a second time.’* ,★★★★ Time Out, Melbourne

Reviews: *‘The laughs are jam-packed and the musicianship is flawless… It’s an expert blend of comedy, song and theatre and I’m going to do my best to see it a second time.’* ,★★★★ Time Out, Melbourne , ,*‘Straight or gay, everyone leaves this show with sides aching from laughter.’* ,New York Times , ,*‘Intelligent and entertaining… Jinkx Monsoon and Major Scales are the millennial Kiki and Herb.’* ,TheaterMania ,

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<p>After selling out an often-extended Off-Broadway run, Australian tour and London run at Soho Theatre, RuPaul&#8217;s Drag Race winner Jinkx Monsoon heads out across the UK with The Vaudevillians, a bawdy, rowdy musical comedy co-starring composer and musician Major Scales.</p> <p>Throughout the 1920&#8217;s Kitty Witless and Dr. Dan Von Dandy toured the United States as The Vaudevillians, wowing audiences with their edgy, original music. One day, while touring through Antarctica, they were victims of a devastating avalanche and were buried under two tons of sleet and snow &#8211; instantly freezing them alive. But thanks to Global Warming, they recently thawed out only to discover that pop artists had stolen their music and passed it off as their own. Now, at long last, they are taking to the stage to reclaim their songs, performing their music as originally composed. It’s a vintage cabaret with a twist of drag.</p> <p><strong>Liverpool Homotopia, Unity Theatre</strong> <br /> Fri 3 Nov<br /> <a href="http://www.unitytheatreliverpool.co.uk/whats-on/vaudevillians.html">Book Now</a></p> <p><strong>Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton</strong><br /> Sat 4 Nov <br /> <a href="https://buxtonoperahouse.org.uk/event/the-vaudevillians-jinkx-monsoon-and-major-scales">Book Now</a></p> <p><strong>Gatehouse,Stafford</strong><br /> Sun 5 Nov <br /> <a href="https://www.staffordgatehousetheatre.co.uk/en-GB/shows/the%20vaudevillians-%20jinx%20monsoon%20-%20major%20scales/info">Book Now</a></p> <p><strong>Gala Theatre, Durham</strong><br /> Mon 6 Nov <br /> <a href="https://www.galadurham.co.uk/galapost/the-vaudevillians-jinkx-monsoon-major-scales/">Book Now</a></p> <p><strong>Northern Stage, Newcastle</strong><br /> Tue 7 Nov<br /> <a href="https://www.northernstage.co.uk/whats-on/44444?spektrix_bounce=true">Book Now</a></p> <p><strong>Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough</strong><br /> Wed 8 Nov <br /> <a href="https://www.sjt.uk.com/event/395/the_vaudevillians__jinkx_monsoon_&amp;_major_scales">Book Now</a></p> <p><strong>Westlands Entertainment &amp; Conference Centre, Yeovil</strong><br /> Tues 14 Nov <br /> <a href="https://www.westlandsyeovil.co.uk">Book Now</a></p> <p><strong>Northcote Theatre, Exeter</strong><br /> Wed 15 Nov <br /> <a href="https://exeternorthcott.co.uk/calendar/the-vaudevillians-jinkx-monsoon-major-scales/o.uk">Book Now</a></p> <p><strong>Sherman Theatre, Cardiff</strong> <br /> Thurs 16 Nov <br /> <a href="http://http://www.shermantheatre.co.uk/performance/theatre/the-vaudevillians/">Book Now</a></p> <p><strong>Komedia, Bath</strong><br /> Fri 17 Nov <br /> <a href="https://www.komedia.co.uk/bath/cabaret/jinkx-monsoon-major-scales-vaudevillians/">Book Now</a></p> <p><strong>Junction, Cambridge</strong><br /> Tues 21 Nov <br /> <a href="https://www.junction.co.uk/jinkx-monsoon-and-major-scales">Book Now</a></p> <p><strong>Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Maidenhead</strong><br /> Thurs 23 Nov <br /> <a href="https://norden.farm/events/jinkx-monsoon-major-scales-the-vaudevillians">Book Now</a></p> <p><strong>Y Theatre, Leicester</strong><br /> Sat 25 Nov <br /> <a href="https://tickets.leicesterymca.co.uk/en-GB/shows/the%20vaudevillians-%20jinkx%20monsoon%20-%20major%20scales/info">Book Now</a></p> <p><strong>Colchester Arts Centre</strong><br /> Tues 28 Nov <br /> <a href="http://www.colchesterartscentre.com/events/comedy/the-vaudevillians-jinkx-monsoon-major-scales-/">Book Now</a></p> <p><strong>The Old Market, Brighton</strong><br /> Thurs 30 Nov &#8211; Fri 1 Dec <br /> <a href="http://theoldmarket.com/shows/the-vaudevillians-jinkx-monsoon-major-scales/">Book Now</a></p> <p><strong>The Glee Club, Nottingham</strong> <br /> Tues 5 Dec <br /> <a href="https://www.glee.co.uk/performer/the-vaudevillians-jinkx-monsoon-major-scales/">Book Now</a></p> <p><strong>Contact Theatre, Manchester</strong> <br /> Thurs 7 &#8211; Sat 9 Dec <br /> <a href="http://contactmcr.com/whats-on/73492-the-vaudevillians-jinkx-monsoon-major-scales/">Book Now</a></p> ]]>
2017-11-03T19:30:00 2017-12-09T19:45:00
<![CDATA[Natalie Palamides: LAID]]> Soho Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Mon 6 - Sat 18 Nov 2017, 8.30pm

From £10

Lead Quote: *‘Painfully hilarious and genuinely traumatic within the same heartbeat.’* ,★★★★ Broadway Baby

Reviews: *‘Palamides makes a solo show that’s so absurd and funny, it might almost be in a unique category of its own.’* ,Comedy Bureau (Los Angeles) , ,*‘Imaginative and wild leaving her audience simultaneously bewildered and entertained.’* ,McGill Tribune (Canada) , ,*‘Painfully hilarious and genuinely traumatic within the same heartbeat.’* ,★★★★ Broadway Baby , ,*‘An utterly surreal voyage…LAID is a thoroughly bonkers romp.’* ,★★★★ Reviews Hub , ,*‘Natalie Palamides one-woman show is so captivating… jump onto the bizarre-bus and commit to this remarkable ride.’* ,★★★★½ The Latest ,

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<p>Laying an egg every day, a woman faces the decision: to raise it or eat it. Natalie Palamides, LA based comedian, Upright Citizens&#8217; Brigade performer and Just for Laughs vet, explores motherhood with absurd dilemmas, silly routines and surreal physical comedy. A melodrama of yolks, shells and funerals – Palamides brings her playful and cunning character to life in the madness of Laid. </p> <p>Co-devised and directed by Edinburgh Comedy Award winner Doctor Brown.</p> <p><strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 14+<br /> <strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins</p> ]]>
2017-11-06T20:30:00 2017-11-18T20:30:00
<![CDATA[Dave Johns: I, Fillum Star]]> Soho Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Tue 7 - Sat 18 Nov 2017,7.30pm

From £10

Lead Quote: *'Poignant, warm and very funny. A delight.'* ,★★★★ iNews

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<p>What happens to a comedian when he’s plucked from obscurity by master film maker Ken Loach and cast in the title role of one of the most acclaimed and talked about British films in recent years?</p> <p><em>I, Daniel Blake</em> became a beacon for social realism and, for Dave Johns, a rollercoaster ride of red carpet surrealism. From Cannes to the <span class="caps">BAFTA</span>s, chatting to Woody Allen in a lift and accepting awards alongside Hollywood’s greatest… he was there, wide-eyed… through it all.</p> <p>Now, he’s back doing the thing he loves best – making people laugh.</p> <p><strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+<br /> <strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins</p> ]]>
2017-11-07T19:30:00 2017-11-18T19:30:00
<![CDATA[David Hoyle: Diamond]]> Soho Theatre 0.00000000 0.00000000

Mon 13 - Sat 18 Nov 2017, 7.15pm

From £7

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<p>Diamond explores <span class="caps">LGBT</span> history spanning the 60-year period from 1957 to 2017 through the personal biography of David Hoyle. Weaving together intimate personal accounts and landmark events Diamond charts David’s rise from gay adolescent in Blackpool in the north of England, to famous Channel 4 anti-drag queen cult phenomena.</p> <p>Revisiting landmark events such as the Wolfenden Report, the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality, the repeal of Section 28 and the lives of prominent gay figures such as Alan Turing, and more recent <span class="caps">LGBT</span> political activists, Diamond offers moments of reflection and insights into this history and on-going struggle for equality.</p> <p><em>The show is a celebration of survival against overwhelming odds. We have a <span class="caps">LGBT</span> history we are proud of.</em> &#8211; David Hoyle</p> <p>Diamond is a piece of theatre that navigates counter-cultures, queer gender and sexuality, and British attitudes, and will appeal to all with liberation in their heart.</p> <p>With special guests The LipSinkers</p> <p><strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+<br /> <strong>Running Time:</strong> 75mins Approx</p> ]]>
2017-11-13T19:15:00 2017-11-18T19:15:00
<![CDATA[Jon Pointing: Act Natural]]> Soho Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Mon 20 - Sat 25 Nov 2017, 8.30pm

From £10

Lead Quote: *'Keenly observed and impeccably performed.'* ,★★★★ Chortle

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<p>In this much-anticipated debut show, Jon Pointing (Pls Like, Bucket) presents Cayden Hunter, an actor, who will demonstrate the importance of selflessness and sharing through this (non-participatory) workshop.</p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins</p> ]]>
2017-11-20T20:30:00 2017-11-25T20:30:00
<![CDATA[Ronny Chieng]]> Soho Theatre 0.00000000 0.00000000

Mon 20 - Sat 25 Nov 2017, 9.30pm

From £9

Lead Quote: ‘Hilarious... quick, testy... quietly subversive.’ ,★★★★ Times

Reviews: 'Chieng has a rapid-fire, confident style that never lets up.' ,★★★★1/2 The Age, Melbourne , ,‘Hilarious... quick, testy... quietly subversive.’ ,★★★★ Times , ,‘Witheringly condescending... bluntly funny... impressive.’ ,★★★★ Chortle , ,'Solidly funny and eye-opening.' ,★★★★ Herald Scotland

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<p>Internationally acclaimed comedian Ronny Chieng returns to the UK for the first time in 2 years!</p> <p>Audiences in London will have a chance to see the star of <em>The Daily Show with Trevor Noah</em> (US) when he performs a limited run of his new show this November. </p> <p>The New York-based Malaysian comedian has had a huge couple of years with his role on <em>The Daily Show</em>, his new TV series, <em>Ronny Chieng: International Student</em> which has aired in Australia to rave reviews plus recently wrapped filming on the highly-anticipated Hollywood film, <em>Crazy Rich Asians</em>.</p> <p>Don’t miss your chance to see Ronny <span class="caps">LIVE</span>!</p> <p><strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+<br /> <strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins</p> ]]>
2017-11-20T21:30:00 2017-11-25T21:30:00
<![CDATA[Wild Bore ]]> Soho Theatre 0.00000000 0.00000000

Tue 21 Nov - Sat 16 Dec 2017, 8pm. Sat matinees 3.30pm

From £10

Lead Quote: *'...truly, outrageously funny.'* ,★★★★★ Guardian (Aus)

Reviews: *'...truly, outrageously funny.'* ,★★★★★ Guardian (Aus) , ,‘One of the best shows at the Fringe this year, for no apparent reason....’ ,★★★★★ To Do List , ,'A battle cry against the legion of monstrous critics.' ,★★★★★ The List , ,‘It will make you laugh like a loon’ , ★★★★ ,Evening Standard , ,‘An excellent, wayward interrogation and piss-take of theatre criticism.’ ,★★★★ ,The Stage , ,‘Always one step ahead with its ass out in front’. ,★★★★ ,What's On Stage , ,‘Outrageously funny’ ,★★★★★ ,The Guardian , ,‘An acerbic performance piece...sees critics coming a mile off and there is almost no analysis I can offer of it that it hasn’t already pre-empted with an ironic smirk.’ , ,‘a deliberately and amusingly puerile swipe at the ladies and gentlemen of the press’ ,★★★★ ,Time Out , , ‘Self referential, stage-centric' ,‘Sometimes, very funny’ , ★ Times , , ,*'These whip-smart comediennes are brazen, tasteless and hilarious.'* ,Sydney Morning Herald , ,*'...wild, incredibly beautiful, bravely defiant...'* ,★★★★★ themusic.com.au

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<p><strong>The first rule of making art is: don’t respond to your critics</strong></p> <p>In Wild Bore, three masters of smart, spiky, political performance delve into the torrent of critical fury that has been aimed at baffling, misunderstood and downright awful works of art (including their own).<br /> Alternative comedy and theatre superstars Zoe Coombs-Marr (Barry Award winner), Ursula Martinez (Olivier Award winner) and Adrienne Truscott (Edinburgh Comedy Award Panel Prize winner) team<br /> up for the first time in an international supergroup to prove they too are not afraid to talk out of their arses.</p> <p><strong>A show for anyone who has ever had an opinion on art</strong><br /> What&#8217;s yours? #WILDBORE</p> <p><strong>Created and performed by</strong> Zoe Coombs Marr, Ursula Martinez &amp; Adrienne Truscott<br /> <strong>Designer</strong> Danielle Brustman </p> <p><strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> Strictly 18+<br /> <strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 70mins</p> ]]>
2017-11-21T20:00:00 2017-12-16T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Phil Wang: Kinabalu]]> Soho Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Tue 28 Nov - Sat 9 Dec 2017, 7.15pm

From £9

Lead Quote: *‘Certain belly laughs.’* ,★★★★ Sunday Times

Reviews: *‘Certain belly laughs.’* ,★★★★ Sunday Times , ,*‘Humorous self-deprecation, killer punchlines and just the right amount of risqué.'* ,★★★★ List , ,*‘Intoxicating stuff, with the jokes coming thick and fast.’* ,★★★★ Telegraph ,

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<p>Phil Wang is a son of the British Empire. But in a world suddenly intent on building walls and bolstering borders, what is a Commonwealth man to do? A blistering new hour of comedy gold &#8211; that’s what. </p> <p>Phil is a laidback Eurasian stand-up comic with cerebral charm and a dorky swagger. He has been on <em>Have I Got News For You, Live At The Apollo, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown</em> and the short-lived but much-loved BBC3 sitcom <em>Top Coppers</em></p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins<br /> <strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+</p> ]]>
2017-11-28T19:15:00 2017-12-09T19:15:00
<![CDATA[Ongals: Babbling Comedy]]> Soho Theatre 0.00000000 0.00000000

Mon 4 Dec 2017 - Sat 6 Jan 2018, 6.30pm. Matinees Saturdays 9, 16, 23, 30 Dec 6 Jan and Thu 21, Fri 22, Wed 27, Thu 28, Fri 29 Dec, 2pm

From £9

Lead Quote: *'This wave of K-Comedy is truly side-splitting fun for all generations and a show you won’t want to miss!'* ,★★★★★ Broadway Baby

Reviews: *'Ongals’ Babbling Comedy is skilful, organised comedy chaos that is often gob-smacking, sometimes alarming and always riotously funny. K-Komedy rules!'* Herald Sun , ,*'A high-energy physical comedy spectacular to tickle the funny bone of every age.'* ,★★★★★ Fringe Review , ,*'This wave of K-Comedy is truly side-splitting fun for all generations and a show you won’t want to miss!'* ,★★★★★ Broadway Baby

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<p>With breathtaking magic, effortless circus and formidable beatboxing skills, Ongals will have you laughing your hat off. A high energy non-verbal comedy spectacular tickling the funny bone of every age, this wave of K Comedy is truly side-splitting fun for all generations and a show you won&#8217;t want to miss. If ever in doubt over what to see over the festive season – this is the show you can take your nan, your three-year-old or your work colleague to with guaranteed tears of laughter for all! Prepare to become hooked on K Comedy!</p> <p><strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 3+<br /> <strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins</p> ]]>
2017-12-04T18:30:00 2018-01-06T18:30:00
<![CDATA[Daniel Sloss: NOW]]> Soho Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Mon 4 - Sat 9 Dec 2017, 9.30pm

Mon £10, Tue - Thur £15 (£12.50), Fri - Sat £20 (£17.50)

Lead Quote: *‘Deliciously dark stand-up.’* ,★★★★ Mail on Sunday , ,*‘Endearingly unabashed... Hilarious.’* , ★★★★ Herald Sun, Australia , ,*‘Dirty, sweet and clever.’* ,New York Times , ,*‘Funny, intelligent and charming.’* ,★★★★ Edinburgh Evening News , ,*‘Sloss is a festival highlight. See him.’* ,★★★★½ Age, Australia ,

Reviews: *‘An endearingly unabashed blend of arrogance, awkwardness and self-effacing anecdotes delivered with precision timing, perfectly-placed silence and unfettered confidence… Nothing is off limits… Sloss skilfully weaves sensitive subject matter into a hilarious tapestry of politically incorrect and sexually inappropriate zingers… his humour intelligently and ironically calling out the hypocrisy of human nature.’* ,★★★★ Herald Sun, Australia , ,*‘Dirty, sweet and clever’* ,New York Times , ,*‘Deliciously dark stand-up’* ,★★★★ Mail on Sunday , ,*‘Irreverent wit… devastating!’* ,Advertiser, Australia , ,*‘Brilliantly dark’* ,Sunday Times , ,*‘Dazzling wit… Unstoppable!’* ,Telegraph , ,*‘Funny, intelligent and charming’* ,★★★★Edinburgh Evening News , ,*‘Genuinely funny!’* ,Time Out , ,*‘Sloss is a festival highlight. See him’* ,★★★★½ Age, Australia

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<p><span class="caps">NOW</span> is the stunning new show from Scotland’s internationally acclaimed and award-winning stand-up.</p> <p>Star of TV’s <em>Conan</em> (a record seven appearances), to-date Daniel has performed nine sell-out Edinburgh Fringe’s, two solo off-Broadway seasons, released a <span class="caps">DVD</span>, given a ‘Tedx’ Talk (aged 19) and tours extensively to rave reviews throughout Australasia, <span class="caps">USA</span>, UK and Europe. </p> <p><span class="caps">NOW</span>, what’s next….?</p> <p><strong>Running Time:</strong> 75 mins<br /> <strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+</p> ]]>
2017-12-04T21:30:00 2017-12-09T21:30:00
<![CDATA[Spencer Jones: The Audition]]> Soho Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

Mon 11 Dec - Sat 6 Jan 2017, 7.15pm

From £10

Lead Quote: *Lastminute.com Edinburgh Comedy Awards – Best Show 2017 Nominee*

Reviews: *‘Riotously funny… touched with a baffling brilliance.’* ,★★★★ iNews , ,*'...a masterclass in clowning.'* ,★★★★★ Broadway Baby , ,★★★★★ The Wee Review ,★★★★½ Chortle ,★★★★ Times ,★★★★ Fest Mag

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<p>A day in the life of an idiot. A life changing email, a son with big questions and a lot of tennis balls.</p> <p>Spencer Jones is back with a mash-up of music, prop and chacarter comedy.</p> <p>Creator and star of BBC’s Big Babies. As seen on Live at the Apollo, Upstart Crow, Skins, Hollyoaks and Family Tree.</p> <p><strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 10+<br /> <strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins</p> ]]>
2017-12-11T19:15:00 2018-01-06T19:15:00
<![CDATA[Jeff Garlin ]]> Soho Theatre 0.00000000 0.00000000

Mon 18 - Sat 30 Dec 2017, 8pm

From £18

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<p>We’re thrilled to welcome US comedy star Jeff Garlin to Soho Theatre for an extended run this December. Best known as <em>Curb Your Enthusiasm’s</em> Jeff Greene in the critically acclaimed <span class="caps">HBO</span> series, Garlin’s talent encompasses writing, producing, directing, acting and performing stand-up.</p> <p>Alongside being the co-star and Executive Producer of <em>Curb Your Enthusiasm</em>, which returns for its 9th season this Autumn, Garlin stars in the <span class="caps">ABC</span> hit comedy <em>The Goldbergs</em>, which was recently picked up for a fifth and sixth season and was most recently seen in the Columbo-style mystery comedy <em>Handsome</em>, which he directed and co-wrote.</p> <p>Garlin’s adapted his solo stage show <em>I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With</em> into an acclaimed independent film in 2007, his second feature as writer, director and star, <em>Dealin’ With Idiots</em>, was released in 2013. Garlin most recently served as executive producer on the 2014 Academy Award-nominated documentary <em>Finding Vivien Maier</em>. He has extensive voice-over acting credits, including Disney Pixar’s <em>Wall-E</em> (the Captain), Toy Story 3 (Buttercup the Unicorn) and <em>Cars 2</em> (Otis).</p> <p>In 2012, Garlin authored the nonfiction book <em>Curbing It</em>, in which Garlin shares his eye-opening journey to reduce his waistline and his carbon footprint during the production of the 7th season of <em>Curb Your Enthusiasm</em>.</p> <p>Garlin hosts a live show at the Largo theatre in Los Angeles. Guests have included Larry David, Conan O’Brien, Zach Galifianakis, Will Ferrell, J.J. Abrams, Vince Gilligan, Lena Dunham, Michael Moore, Amy Poehler, Jeff Tweedy and Judd Apatow among others.</p> <p><strong>Age Recommendation:</strong> 16+<br /> <strong>Running Time:</strong> Approx 60mins</p> ]]>
2017-12-18T20:00:00 2017-12-30T20:00:00