Whether you’re a punter or an industry insider, if you want to know which way comedy is going, this is for you.
The Comedy Project offers audiences the unique chance to see new work from well-established writers performed alongside material from the best in up-and-coming comedy talent.
Two to three pieces are presented each night with the content ranging from off-book sitcom pilots to on-book radio plays, from stand-up shows to filmed sketches and short films.
Confirmed writers include: Pippa Evans, Jon Brittain, Katie Redford, Rosalind Adler & Jeremy Swift
Mon 16 May
The Hub by Rosalind Adler
In a God-shaped hole reincarnated as a ‘spiritual Hub’ (complete with wholefood café) three women – and their men – seek help. Not a moment too soon.
The Last Men’s Group by Jeremy Swift
A new comedy written by Jeremy who has appeared in Downton Abbey, The Durrells and Jupiter Ascending.
Mon 23 May
Inside the Mind of Roger Showbusiness by Jacob Edwards
Start of BBC 3’s Live at the Electric and psychiatrist Dr George Ryegold present an anxiety-fuelled therapy session for your enjoyment. With Jacob Edwards and Toby Williams.
SWEETHEARTS by Katie Redford and James Farmer
Childhood sweethearts decide to end their 12-year relationship and struggle to tell their families, resulting in them having to keep up an elaborate pretence.
I Think I am a Good Dog by Jon Brittain
A story about a death in the family, told from the perspective of that family’s dog. Performed by Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award winning comedian John Kearns.
The Stag and Vortex by Matthew Highton
Where everybody knows your name, but only on Tuesdays. Telepaths drink free on Tuesdays.
Mon 30 May
Square One by Roisin Rae
A new TV comedy by Roisin Rae. A mother and daughter start out on a new life together, disagreeing on everything from relationships with exes to the correct use for cushions.
Same Same But Different by Pippa Evans
Pippa (Chortle 2016 Music and Variety Award winner) explores the world via the medium of song and jokes. Because we’re all the same deep down, aren’t we?
Mon 6 Jun
Lost Property by Richard Tood
Some identities get stolen, some get lost, some get put away for later.
Deathbed by Joz Norris and Charlie Dinkin
A sitcom about a dim-witted boy who keeps having to put his life on hold to repeatedly say goodbye to this hospitalised, dying grandfather.
CONKERS by Chris McGuire and Mark Robson
On the edge of a country estate, on the edge of a provincial town, sits CONKERS; a garden centre on the edge of reason.
Running Time: 120 mins