26 February • How To Be A Middle Aged Woman (Without Going Insane) • Jenny Eclair

SOLD OUT!

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Dorchester Corn Exchange

8pm (doors and bar 7:30pm)

Great news – Jenny is coming back to Dorchester in February! Her October show sold out in no time and we wanted to give all the people who have been asking for tickets a chance to see this wonderful show…

Professional grumpy old woman, Splash survivor, amateur soup maker, and novice knitter Jenny Eclair extends her hit tour into 2017. Jenny is younger than Madonna but eats crisps and likes wine. Semi –bearded and suffering from outbreaks of gout and hysteria, Eclair puts middle age under the microscope and decides whether to laugh, cry or buy a dachshund! You are most welcome to join her, just button your cardi up properly and wipe that lipstick off your teeth.

4* – The Times

£17.50/ £15.50 members & concessions

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6 April • Richard Digance

RICHDIGENCE_WEBMany people sing, play guitar and tell stories but not many have supported Steve Martin and Robin Williams, or played a guitar duet with Brian May of Queen. Richard Digance has.

Richard is a rare performer in that he is respected by comedians for his original material and by musicians for being an accomplished performer and guitarist. Join this BAFTA nominated TV entertainer, award-winning composer, songwriter, poet, author and artistfor a wonderful evening of music and humour.

‘Richard Digance, hilarious, sentimental, irreverent and, above all, ours‘ – Mike Atherton

‘Richard Digance is simply a national treasure’ Bob Harris

Thursday 6 April
Corn Exchange
8pm (doors and bar 7.30pm)
£17/ £15

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4 May • Shappi Khorsandi • ‘Oh My Country!’ From Morris Dancing to Morrissey

shappi_webShappi is celebrating the fortieth anniversary of her arrival in Britain. She’s reclaiming patriotism, sending a love letter to her adopted land. Please don’t come if you’re a skinhead (though naturally bald folk are welcome).

‘She has plenty to say, and says it with pointedness and potency.’ The Guardian

Star of Live At The ApolloMichael McIntyre’s Comedy RoadshowFriday Night with Jonathan RossHave I Got News for You and Q.I, she is back with a brand new show for 2016.

She has whip-crack jokes and is effortlessly funny as she handles every subject with a razor sharp wit, softened only by her deliciously mischievous delivery and endless charm.

Shappi Khorsandi is also the best selling author of ‘A Beginners Guide to Acting English’ and her debut novel ‘Nina is not OK’ is published by Ebury in July 2016. Shappi was also recently elected president of the British Humanist society.

‘seriously funny and suprisingly filthy’ The New Statesman

‘makes live comedy thrilling’ London Evening Standard

Over 16’s only

Corn Exchange

Thursday 4 May, 8pm

Tickets: £15/£13 (members & concessions)

 

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www.shappi.co.uk / @ShappiKhorsandi

 

 

26 May • Matt Forde – NEW DATE!

 

We are delighted to announce that Matt Forde will now be coming to Dorchester Arts on Friday 26 May.

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Following the UK’s most important referendum until the next one, host of hit show ‘Unspun’ Matt Forde celebrates why it’s great/awful that we’re in/out of the EU/UK/NATO/whatever the hell happens next.

As seen on The Royal Variety Performance 2015 (ITV), Have I Got News For You (BBC One), Mock the Week (BBC Two) and Question Time (BBC One).

 

“A first class comic” Guardian

“Highly engaging, inherently funny…an ability to ad-lib laughs out of thin air” Chortle.co.uk

 

 

 

 

Corn Exchange

Friday 26 May, 8pm (doors and bar 7.30pm)

Tickets: £15/£13 (members & concessions)

 

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