Sean Lock is one of the UK’s most highly acclaimed and original comedians. The British Comedy Award winner for Best Stand Up is probably best known as team captain on Channel 4’s Cats Does Countdown and for his seminal BBC sitcom, 15 Storeys High, a genuine cult classic. Join him for a unique mix of new and tried and tested material.
Sean has made numerous appearances on BBC 1’s Live At The Apollo, The Graham Norton Show, Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, Have I Got News for You, QI and recently The Real Man’s Road Trip: Sean and Jon Go West.
"He just lets the brilliance of his material dominate the room" The Guardian
"Lock at his best is gloriously intelligent, deliciously unlikely and hilariously funny" The Times
Adam Kay – This is Going to Hurt (Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor)
Award-winning comedian Adam Kay shares entries from his diaries as a junior doctor in this “electrifying” (Guardian) hour of stand-up and music. Absolute sell-out Edinburgh Fringe 2016 & 2017 and Soho Theatre 2017. The accompanying book, ‘This is Going to Hurt’ is a Sunday Times bestseller – and copies will be available to purchase and for signature after the performance.
‘Intersperses horror stories from the NHS frontline with a catalogue of sublimely silly spoof songs, and some blissfully brilliant wordplay’ ***** Mail on Sunday
‘Viscerally raw and passionately delivered’ ***** Chortle
Agnetha and Frida’s legendary harmonies, Bjorn and Benny’s marvellous musicianship, those gloriously sequin-studded costumes and platform boot-pounding dance routines – are all wrapped up in the best night out you’ll have this year.
Cutting through all the millon-selling hits like a hot knife through butter: Dancing Queen; Super Trouper; Waterloo; Knowing Me, Knowing You; The Winner Takes It All; I Have A Dream; Chiquitita; Lay All Your Love On Me; Fernando; Mamma Mia; Voulez Vous; The Name of the Game; Take A Chance on Me; One of Us; Gimme, Gimme, Gimme; Thank You for the Music; Money, Money, Money; SOS; Does Your Mother Know; Ring Ring; Honey Honey; Summer Night City – you’ll be left saying: “Oh my gosh, I can’t believe it’s not ABBA”!
In fact, if ABBA had had any more hits, it’d never all fit into one show! So, say to yourself: I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do want the time of my life, and book your tickets now.
“Without a doubt, one of the most exciting new acts of the year”
– The Princess Trust
“James has a great style to what he does” – Paul Daniels
“James has a real cheeky charm” – The Radio Times
“He was extraordinary” – The Mirror
“This guy is a legend” – The Sun
“You are really good, that was incredible. Maybe magic exists”
– Simon Cowell
“The best thing I’ve seen all year, ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ” – My Mother
James Phelan presents his unique magical prank show that is
both jaw-dropping and laugh out loud funny. A night of light
entertainment described as extraordinary in The Mirror and
legendary by The Sun.
A night of hilarious, mind-blowing magic in a show where
anything can happen – and quite often does. People are
tricked, phones are destroyed, needles are swallowed – no-one
Nephew of the late Paul Daniels, James has been storming it
online in the last twelve months whilst gaining a lot of traction
in the national press.
Don’t miss this unique night of hilarious mind blowing
Albert Lee one of the worlds finest guitarists, an accomplished piano player with soulful voice can also ‘tear it up’. Loved by musicians and fans alike, toured and recorded with The Everly Brothers, Emmylou Harris and Bill Wymans’ Rhythm Kings. In 2002 appeared at the ‘Concert for George’, 3 times at Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Fest, 2014 at The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame USA ‘Tribute to The Everly Brothers’ duetted with Emmylou Harris & more, In 2017 in Nashville with Emmylou, Ricky Skaggs & other hotband members. Here with his great UK band (as featured on a recent Old Grey whistle test).
Redland Wind Band and Bristol Concert Wind Band are two of Bristol's leading amateur Wind Bands, with a membership of around 250 players across both organisations. Having been performing to and with the local community for 25 and 35 years respectively, we invite you to our joint concert to celebrate the thriving community of amateur music makers present in the region. Featuring individual sets from both bands as well as coming together as a huge joint band for the finale!
Europe’s most successful urban comedy event finally comes to the great city of Bristol. The only comedy show where comedians battle live on stage. Featuring heavyweights Slim, Kojo, Def Comedy Jam USAs Will E Robo plus more.
Not only do comedians perform tailor made stand up comedy routines to the theme of the show, they also battle each other to win points for the team they represent.
Nothing is held back and comedians go all out, this show has sold out in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Nottingham, Cardiff, Sheffield and Leicester.
Get ready to cry with laughter, nothing is held back and comedians go for the jugular.
This event is guaranteed to sell out, don’t delay, buy your tickets early.
“If I should die, think only this of me; that there's some corner of a foreign field that is forever England..." (Rupert Brook)
A Foreign Field is a true story of three British soldiers caught behind enemy lines in France during World War 1, and their impact on a family who offer to help them survive. The opera paints a picture of the poignant and tragic way in which war takes its toll of people, changing them in their fight for personal survival and altering their way of life. In that way it speaks for all wars, past and present.
‘What cannot be denied is the clarity with which this compelling story is dramatised, nor the craftsmanship that has gone into Wetherell’s score...there is an integrity and nobility about its understated melancholy and bittersweet lyricism.' The Times
Directed by John Telfer (BBC The Archers), with full orchestra conducted by Ben England (Bristol Music Trust)
FREE FRIDAY EVENING Q&A WITH THE COMPOSER, LYRICIST AND DIRECTOR AT 6.45
You can't stop the beat in this big and bold musical about one girl's inspiring dream to dance.
It's 1962 in Baltimore, and the lovable plus-size teen Tracy Turnblad has only one desire -- to dance on the popular Corny Collins Show. When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. She must use her newfound power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob Link Larkin, and integrate a TV network, all without denting her 'do!
The 1950's are out and change is in the air!Hairspray, winner of 8 TONY Awards including Best Musical, is a family-friendly musical piled bouffant high with laughter, romance, and
deliriously tuneful songs.
Fjӓllrӓven and Ellis Brigham present…
An evening with Alan Hinkes OBE – the first and only Briton to climb all 14 of the world’s highest mountains.
This autumn, Ellis Brigham and Fjӓllrӓven will join forces to host a series of evening lectures from renowned mountaineer and Fjӓllrӓven brand ambassador, Alan Hinkes OBE. With talks set to take place in cities all around the UK including London, Manchester and Glasgow, the lecture series gives outdoor and climbing enthusiasts the opportunity to come along and meet a true climbing legend in person.
An outdoor icon, Alan is the first and only Briton to climb all 14 of the world’s 8000m mountains – a feat achieved by fewer people than have stood on the moon! Boasting an extraordinary
mountaineering track record, Alan’s frank and humorous accounts make any of his talks a must-see for keen outdoor-enthusiasts. The talks in this series will cover many of his best-known expeditions including his numerous trips climbing in the Himalaya (as portrayed in his recent book ‘8000 Metres:
Climbing the World’s Highest Mountains’).
As well as personal accounts about his career climbing in the Himalaya, what drove him to climb all 14 ‘8000ers’ and the challenges he faced, Alan will also touch upon his other passions. These include the UK’s hills and mountains, real ale and photography. As well as being one of the UK’s leading
mountaineers, Alan is a renowned cameraman, photographer, author, Mountain Guide and environmentalist. A fountain of outdoor knowledge, the talks will be a don’t-miss event for any lover of travel, walking and mountaineering.
Closely linked with a number of charitable organisations, Alan is a patron of Water Aid, the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, Cystic Fibrosis Trust, Diabetes UK, British Red Cross, YHA and Mountain Rescue.
Hear in his amusing and entertaining way what it all means to him, and why we need to cherish and celebrate our wonderful countries.
‘The History of Britain in 100 Places’
Daisy Chain Entertainment Group LTD present their Remembrance Day commemoration show with a
tribute to Dame Vera Lynn and The Polka Dot Peaches: Vintage harmony Trio. Join our cast and
veterans from The Royal British Legion for an event not to be missed.
It was an experience that could have put many off the sport of mountaineering - but not Simon. Over 30 years later, he is still a very active exploratory climber and guide, making several expeditions to the mountains each year. From the Arctic to the Antarctic, Alaska to Central Asia there is hardly a significant range that he has not visited.
Come along and witness Simon's tireless journey from that mountain in Peru to some of the remotest on the planet and share with him the drama, excitement and beauty of modern, lightweight alpinism. Told with wit, dry humour and lavishly illustrated with images and film collected on his great climbs.
"Simon is a totally engaging speaker, who both entertains and inspires."
Don’t miss an extraordinary collection of adventure and climbing films from some of the world’s best adventure filmmakers. Featuring alpine legends, amazing adventurers and climbing icons, prepare to be transported through the big screen to mountains and cliff faces across the globe as they attempt to achieve their dangerous lifelong ambitions.
Visit www.reelrock.co.uk for more details.
Age Guidance: 12A (TBC)
(This means that people under 12 can attend if they are accompanied by an adult.)
Festive Floral Roadshow – the beanstalk tale.
Multi award winning floral designer Mig Kimpton brings a fun fresh approach to festive floral design and creates a unique fun evening of entertainment with a new live floral show to brighten up this years winter evenings. Watch him create from scratch using fresh flowers and unusual materials some amazing festive designs for the home and thrill at the opportunity of the chance to take one home.
Mig combines his theatrical past with his extensive experience of working with flowers, to provide an afternoon of flowers, fun and festive excitement! Join him as he creates a stage full of flowers, but will he climb the beanstalk? You will have to come and find out!
"He is the funniest comedian I have ever seen…A passionate, chaotically brilliant comedian." Sunday Times
Rob Newman (stand up legend, best-selling novelist, Radio 4 Sony Award Winner) attempts to piece together a philosophy for our troubled times by sifting through 3000 years of thought: from Pythagoras to Artificial Intelligence by way of Pavlov’s dogs, Jane Goodall’s chimpanzees and Frankie Howerd’s trousers.
"I am completely in awe of Robert Newman. Of his talent, his passion, his intelligence, and the way he turns them to comedy with real firepower. If this world could be saved by a Superhero whose Superpower was Comedy, that hero would be Robert Newman." Kate Copstick, Scotsman
Shakespeare Schools Foundation is proud to present the world’s largest youth drama festival at The Redgrave Theatre.
Join us from 19th November – 20th November for an exhilarating evening, featuring a series of unique abridged Shakespeare productions by local schools.
See Shakespeare’s timeless stories brought to life like never before, and support young people from your community as they take to the stage.
Details of the schools performing at The Redgrave Theatre can be found on SSF’s website: shakespeareschools.org/the-festival
Shakespeare Schools Foundation is a cultural education charity, transforming lives through the unique power of Shakespeare. This year we mark our 18th birthday with a Season of Democracy, in which young people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities have been finding their ‘voice’ in their school rehearsal room, culminating in a thrilling night of theatre.
Join in the conversation using @SSF_UK #OurStage
Following a sell-out run in London’s West End, the multi-award- winning comedian and star of Live at The Apollo, Mock the Week, QI and Taskmaster, takes her new show on tour.
**** The Sunday Times **** Evening Standard **** The Scotsman **** Chortle ***** Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
“She is a comic in her prime” ****Dominic Maxwell The Times
“Whipsmart… winningly funny" ****” Brian Logan The Guardian
“Her most personal show yet and perhaps her most accomplished. Beautifully structured…….. knowing, yet effortless” **** Daily Telegraph
*please please do not bring an actual stag do, PLEASE. Do bring a polite friend, your mamma, someone you hope to seduce or a book for the interval. ?
Presented by Mick Perrin Worldwide in association with Dawn Sedgwick
Management. Recommended 16+
A musical play adapted and directed by DAVID WOOD, based on the book by JUDITH KERR
Direct from a smash hit West End season, The Tiger Who Came to Tea returns to the stage, celebrating 50 years of Britain’s best-loved picture book!
The doorbell rings just as Sophie and her mummy are sitting down to tea. Who could it possibly be? What they certainly don’t expect to see at the door is a big, stripy tiger!
Join the tea-guzzling tiger in this delightful family show; packed with oodles of magic, sing-a-long songs and clumsy chaos! A stunning stage adaptation of the classic tale of teatime mayhem... expect to be surprised!
David Wood OBE is undisputedly the country’s leading writer and director of plays and musicals for children.
Running time: approx 55 minutes (no interval).
Suitable for children aged 3+.
Watch the trailer at TigersTeaLive.com
‘This Tiger is the cat’s meow’
The sensational Stars of Magic returns to Bristol with a third brand new family friendly show. This Christmas, seven of the most spellbinding illusionists will be travelling from all over the world to delight and astonish at the most magical time of year.From spectacular Las Vegas-style illusions to world-class sleight of hand previous years have been a complete sell out so make sure to book early before tickets vanish! Suitable for everyone who believes in magic from ages 5-105
Matthew McGurk & Katia: High energy and breathtakingly spectacular with the biggest illusions we’ve ever had!
Matthew Dowden: The James Bond of Magic – Matthew is as classy as he is funny.A true entertainer.
Horret Wu: FISM World Champion of Card Magic 2015. Horret’s stunning routine looks like trick photography.
Bruce Airhead: Unique and totally bonkers. The metamorphosis of a man and a six foot balloon.
Huang Zheng : From China, performing her enchanting “Air” act for the first time ever in the UK.
Neal Austin: Returning with some brand new magical mayhem! Hilarious and baffling.
Join us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/thestarsofmagic/
Once again the very popular Noda and Rose bowl award winning Starlite Productions return for its 17th year at the Redgrave Theatre to present fun filled family Pantomime Aladdin.
This talented companys sole aim is to make as much money as possible and donate it to children's charities and in particular Children's Hospice South West. The figure donated to date is over £100,000...
OH YES IT IS!
So why not join us and Aladdin in this fun filled family panto full of eastern promise!
Group ticket offer: Buy 10 tickets and only pay for 9!
Concessions: Under 16's, Senior Citizens (anyone over the age of 60), Carers
Dickey, our pantomime’s cheeky chappy, fancies getting in Snow White’s knickers! But she won’t let him have his way because he isn’t a prince! Join us for some rude, crude, fun and frolics, as Dickey enrols in Prince School in a bid to get his girl! Add some horrible dwarfs, an ugly old evil queen, and a couple of scantily dressed girls for no reason, as we provide the adult panto that everyone’s talking about!
A donation of profits from this production will be made to support a local charity (still to be announced).
Sailing dangerously close to National Treasure status, one of the most outspoken politicians of our time embarks on her first ever national tour. Entertaining, enlightening and as controversial as you would expect, Margaret Thatcher and Craig Revel Horwood collide as Ann lifts the lid on life in Westminster and shares behind-the-scenes gossip from some of the nation’s best-loved programmes, including Strictly Come Dancing, Have I Got News For You and Celebrity Big Brother.
The UK’s premier comedy drag show is back for its 6th year with a brand new hilarious fabulous glamorous show for 2019!
Whatever your age, come along and join Mrs T and the “girls” from MHT this Spring for a truly magnificent night of dazzling costumes, side splitting laughter and a cast of unique characters singing and dancing all night long.
A feel-good night that will not only entertain and amuse you, but will leave you with unforgettable memories of the funniest night out of the year!
Starring the sensational Paul Carroll as Mrs T, Lee Sanderson as Peggy Lee and featuring the Showcase International Dancers.
Pete Firman, the UK's leading comedy magician, is back on the road with his astonishing new show. You've seen him on television, now experience his trademark blend of laugh-out-loud comedy and jaw-dropping magic live on stage!
As seen on ITV1's Tonight at the London Palladium and The Next Great Magician, BBC One'sThe Magicians, The John Bishop Show and The Sarah Millican Television Programme.
'The man from Middlesbrough sets the pace for comedy-meets-magic in the 21st century’ The Times
'The new poster-boy for British comedy magic’ The Telegraph
'Seamless blending of quality magic and stand-up comedy. It is a joy to watch’ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
'Breathtaking illusions’ The List
‘The best magic tricks in the Universe’ Independent
‘Firman is responsible for making it socially acceptable to say that you like magic again’ The Guardian
We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is dead!
So it’s time to prepare yourselves for Horrible Histories live on stage with a brand new West End show that has never toured before featuring all new scenes!
Be reduced to rubble by the ruthless Romans! Would you be shaken
or stirred by Richard III? Mount a mutiny against King Henry VIII!
See Mary Tudor knock the spots off Mary Queen of Scots!
Will Queen Elizabeth I endure her terrible teeth? Would you be
hanged by King James I for being a witch? Peep into the world of
Samuel Pepys and help Georgian detectives find the headless man!
Take a trip into the night with the night soil men and discover how to
survive the first ever train ride!
It's the history of Britain with the nasty bits left in!
Once upon a time there was a princess called Ida, who had been betrothed in infancy to Prince Hilarion of the neighbouring kingdom. But Ida did not want to marry the prince. Instead, she renounced mankind and founded a women’s university, where she wielded axes, ate cold roast lamb, and taught the theory of evolution with dubious accuracy...
Bristol Gilbert and Sullivan Operatic Society proudly presents Princess Ida, a hilarious twist on a traditional medieval fairy tale. Join Hilarion as he attempts to infiltrate Castle Adamant and woo his promised bride, enlisting the help of his friends Cyril and Florian. Inevitably, the three are forced to dress as women and hilarity ensues—but some things are not so certain. Can Ida, with dignity, her post resign? Or will Prince Hilarion’s hopes be sadly blighted? And most importantly: what is the thing that’s known as ‘Man’?
Wednesday 3 April: Gala Night - optional pre-show talk with our director and musical director, and post-show drink with the cast!
Saturday 6 April: Costume Competition - join us on stage after the matinee performance where you and your children can show off your best princess, prince and soldier costumes and have photos with the cast!
They say all political careers end in tears. In Brandreth's case it's tears of laughter as the actor, author, ex-MP, One Show reporter and QI, Have I Got News For You and Countdown
star is back on tour with his new show celebrating all things theatrical. Without hesitation or repetition (and just a touch of deviation), Just a Minute regular Gyles delivers a dazzling
hour of wit, wisdom, high drama, low comedy, and hilarious name-dropping.
*****‘A master raconteur’ Telegraph.
***** ’Total joy’ Scotsman