Fri 8 Feb | Angela Barnes: Rose Tinted

  • Corn Exchange
  • Fri 8 Feb
  • 20.00
  • Accessible **
  • Suitability: 14+
  • £15 / £13

Angela’s brand new show of stand-up and stories is trying, really trying, to look on the bright side of life.

Since 2011, when Angela took the plunge and embarked on her life-long dream to become a comedian, her witty worldview has been catapulted onto numerous radio and television shows including appearances on BBC One’s Mock The Week, Live At The Apollo and BBC Radio 4’s The News Quiz and the prestigious role as host of BBC Radio 4 Extra’s Newsjack.

“The pace is fast, the material strong and the delivery perfect” Chortle

As with all our shows, the ticket price includes a £1 Future Fund Levy.

** For full accessibility details, please contact Dorchester Arts’ box office 01305 266926

Fri 1 March 2019 • Hal Cruttenden • Chubster

Friday 1st March 2019
Dorchester Corn Exchange
8pm (doors & bar 7.30pm)
£19 / £17 members & concessions

 

On sale from 10am on Monday 30 April 2018

 

***** ‘On top form’ – Edinburgh Evening News

***** ‘He had the audience in stitches’ – Daily Record

**** ‘Hilarious’ – Evening Standard

**** ‘ Hugely talented’ – The Times

**** ‘Go and see Hal Cruttenden’ – Daily Mirror

Three-time Chortle Award nominee, Hal Cruttenden is a familiar face on the comedy circuit having literally filled our screens recently on Have I Got News For You, The Apprentice: You’re Fired, Bake Off: Extra Slice, and Live at the Apollo. After a 2 year hiatus from touring, he is back with a new show entitled ‘Chubster’.

Rather touchingly, he asked his teenage daughters what title would best sum him up. They said ‘Chubster’. Hal’s now on a diet.

This hilarious show not only touches on his usual moans about being a middle-aged, middle class father of fat-shaming teenagers but also introduces us to new problems like his struggles with IQ tests, political zealots and the trauma of supporting the England rugby team.

Sat 30 Mar | Flanders and Swann: At The Drop of (Another) Hippopotamus

  • Corn Exchange
  • Sat 30 Mar
  • 20.00
  • Accessible **
  • Suitability: All
  • £17 / £15

Comedian Tim FitzHigham and BBC Radio 4 musical maestro Duncan Walsh Atkins return with another selection of songs from those ingenious comedy songsmiths, Michael Flanders and Donald Swann. They have starched their beards and trimmed their dinner jackets, and are ready to bring you an evening of wit and wordplay.

Lifelong fans and the uninitiated alike will delight to see the boys breathe new life into all the classics, The Hippopotamus (Mud, Mud, Glorious Mud), The Gnu, The Gas Man Cometh and many more – plus a few new hidden gems along the way!

By arrangement with the estates of Michael Flanders and Donald Swann.

‘Such energy and relish… caught the period remarkably well… well worth seeing’ The Independent

Having delighted audiences across the globe for the past decade, the Rolls Royce of Flanders and Swann show is now coming to Dorchester!

So join Duncan, Tim and the Hippo for the most sublime Flanders and Swann show since… well, since Flanders and Swann themselves!

By arrangement with the estates of Michael Flanders and Donald Swann.

** For full accessibility details, please contact Dorchester Arts’ box office 01305 266926

Thurs 4 April | The Noise Next Door – Remix

  • Corn Exchange
  • Thurs 4 April
  • 20.00
  • Accessible **
  • Suitability: All
  • £15 / £13 / £5

This improv comedy troupe presents a show that will split sides, blow minds, and drop jaws.  Taking audience suggestions, they will transform audience suggestions into ferociously funny scenes and songs in the blink of an eye with a perfect blend of ludicrous characters, witty one-liners, and explosive physicality.

Eleven time sell-out veterans of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival the boys will leave you in awe of their lightning-quick wit and totally original comedic talents. They have appeared on BBC One, BBC Three, ITV1, BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 4, and have performed alongside the likes of Michael McIntyre, Al Murray, and Harry Hill.

** For full accessibility details, please contact Dorchester Arts’ box office 01305 266926