Barry Cryer and Colin Sell – the Ant and Dec of the sanatogen set – reunite to bring you a new show, devised by them after the visitors left. Cryer, still a “Sprightly Veteran” (Undertakers Gazette) and Sell a “Legendary Virtuoso” (Pensioners Website) combine to entertain you with songs, jokes and the amazing realization that they’re still here. Join them before they come apart.
Wednesday 11 October COMEDY – Corn Exchange 8pm (doors & bar 7.30pm) £22 / £20 members & concessions
From the moment Murray Lachlan Young bounds onto the stage, hair wrapped in a towel, dressing gown flapping, you know you’re in for a good time. Best of all, he knows exactly what your average 5–10-year-old is interested in – toilets, poo and death being three key subjects discussed during the show. A mixture of poetry, stand-up comedy, storytelling, a touch of panto, and lots of fun participation. A hilarious and positive route to show children that poetry can be fun, thought-provoking and even quite cool!
‘One of the greatest children’s entertainers I have ever seen.’ ★★★★★ The Scotsman
Look out for our poetry workshop during October Half Term.
SPOKEN WORD / COMEDY / FAMILY – Corn Exchange 3pm (doors & bar 2.30pm) £8 / £6 members & concessions / £25 family ticket Ages 6+
Prepare for an evening of satirical soliloquy, rock-n-roll reverie and ditty. A delightful romp into the bizarre facets of fame, fashion, people, politics, a mild erotic folk ballad and the space-time continuum.
Playwright, actor, screen-writer and poet-extraordinaire, Murray Lachlan Young is celebrated for his hybrid mix of stand-up comedy and delightful commentaries on contemporary life. Expect flamboyant, punchy wit, brooding subtext and empathetic humour.
‘A Noel Coward for the Noel Gallagher generation.’ The Times
Slightly Fat Features are a rabble rousing troupe of seven extraordinarily talented gentlemen who proudly pioneer Variety, giving this keystone of Great British entertainment a gloriously refreshing makeover for the 21st century.
They have won multiple awards for their highly original, chaotic and bizarre cabarets. The timeless shows that they create are stuffed to the seams with astonishing physical skills, orchestrated mayhem and lots of laughs- perfect for a wide ranging audience. Variety is back and it’s Slightly Fat.
‘Not often can you can say that a show suits all ages, shapes and sizes. This is one of those rare treats’ Broadway Baby
Saturday 25 November
COMEDY – Corn Exchange
8pm (doors & bar 7.30pm)
£12 / £10 members and concessions / £35 family ticket (max. 2 adults) / £5 Live for 5
Join stand-up comedian, poet, improviser, and TV stalwart Phill Jupitus for over an hour of tales, laughs and diversions. Watch in delight and/or horror as this experienced funny man drags laughs out of the chaos of his own life and the uncertain world that surrounds it.
Phill became a familiar face when he started as team captain on BBC2’s pop quiz Never Mind The Buzzcocks in 1996, which went on to run for 19 years. Radio credits include BBC Radio 4’s award winning I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue and The Unbelievable Truth. Phill’s theatre work includes playing Bottom in the Bath Theatre Royal production of A Midsummer’s Night Dream and appearing alongside Jason Manford in the UK touring production of The Producers as Franz Liebkind.
Phill Jupitus – Juplicity Thursday 30 November Corn Exchange 8pm (doors & bar 7:30pm) £15 / £13 members & concessions Age guidance: 14+ (Likely to be swearing and adult content)
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