Join the star of Not the Nine o'clock News, Smith and Jones and Three Men In A Boat as he airs stories, anecdotes, reminiscences and outright lies, from forty years of travelling - down rivers and up mountains, into Africa, out of India, and across the arid wastes of the BBC canteen. It's a career, if you mean bouncing chaotically downhill without a map.
Great Comedy - The Telegraph
Double Chortle Award winning comedian John Robins – one of the most exciting and distinctive voices in comedy – returns reflecting on love, loss and lamenting the fact he can’t break up with himself.
The stand-up, vibe magnet and London’s saddest DJ ™ would love to promise The Darkness of Robins won’t be an hour-long yell of a show, but he can’t. He’ll shout, snarl and sneer in his attempts to grapple with life’s fall-outs in what promises to be a pivotal moment in his being. Powerful, angst-ridden comedy at its finest, this is a must-see from one of the UK’s brightest talents.
John has firmly established himself on the comedy circuit since his debut in 2005, and with fellow comedian Elis James has enjoyed a meteoric success with The Elis James and John Robins show on Radio X, which, like Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant and Adam & Joe before them, has spawned one of the UK’s most popular podcasts. The pair recently completed an acclaimed UK tour, selling out Shepherd’s Bush Empire within minutes.
He will headline the upcoming series of Live from the BBC (BBC2) and is a regular face on TV, with recent appearances including Mock The Week (BBC2), Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled (Dave) and Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC3). He also has a host of radio credits under his belt including BBC Radio 4’s The Now Show, The News Quiz and Dilemma.
“Hugely Entertaining” THE DAILY MIRROR
“A former flatmate of a clutch of successful Bristol-based comics that included Russell Howard and Jon Richardson, John Robins could be the next of his peer group to go on to greater things.” THE INDEPENDENT
“An hour in his charming, generous and honest company is so effortlessly entertaining” CHORTLE
Original songs, colourful puppets, animation, hilarity, ridiculousness and rapid costumechanges abound in this wildly inventive new show from Proon Productions, based on the 'Laugh Out Loud Book Award'-shortlisted picture book by Sean Taylor, with sets faithful to Jean Jullien's visually creative illustrations.
“A symphony of silly”. THE TIMES
So it’s time to prepare yourselves for a special production of Horrible Histories featuring MORE of your favourite characters from our barmy past – and a brand new scene with wordy Will!
Find out why the Romans were revolting! Could you survive the vicious Vikings? Can evil Elizabeth entertain England? Would you party with the Puritans? Clap along with crazy King Charles! Vomit with the vile Victorians and prepare to do battle in the frightful First World War!
It’s history with the nasty bits left in!
The Story of the Solar System explores how the planets came to be and how they were transformed from wandering points of light to familiar worlds. Worlds that we’ve now examined up-close with robotic rovers and orbiting spacecraft.
Along the way you’ll hear about the men and women who pioneered the study of our planetary neighbourhood and see how modern space missions, investigating strange and awe-inspiring alien landscapes, have built on their work.
With live demos bringing to life some of the science of the Solar System and spectacular astronomical imagery throughout, this promises to be one story you won’t forget soon.
Show logo image credits: ESO/T. Preibisch; NASA/ESA and The Hubble Heritage Team STScI/AURA; NASA, ESA, and A. Simon (GSFC).
Featuring all your favourite tracks including “Big Girls Don’t Cry”, “Walk Like A Man”, “Bye, Bye, Baby” and “Oh What A Night”, it’s an evening of great music, fun and more. Featuring our amazing vocalists, your host Leye D Johns and our beautiful dancers don’t miss out on this incredible night with ‘The Jerseys’!
Zorro the musical was first performed in 2008 and promises to deliver everything you ever wanted in an exciting adventure. The cast meet the challenge not only of Spanish songs and flamenco dance but sword fighting, rope swinging and magic set against a backdrop of the Gipsy Kings’ finest rumba-rhythmed classics. The evening promises a chilli-hot performance with more than a hint of things Spanish and if rousing tavern choruses and especially ‘Bamboleo’ don’t get you on your feet with flamenco arms outstretched and fingers clicking, then you should stick to Justin Bieber!
This is a family show for all ages – full of vibrancy and passion, romance and humour. Put it in the mix with twirling costumes, stamping feet and the slapping of Spanish guitars and there’s only thing left to say – Ole!! …
Alongside renowned musical director Joseph Atkins, Liza brings you glorious new arrangements and orchestrations of these now legendary songs. Expect the much loved classics Evergreen, The Way We Were, New York State Of Mind, Second Hand Rose and many more in a full to bursting 90 minute show.
“The love child of Neil Diamond and Barbra Streisand” … (Suzy Klein – BBC in Tune)
“A magnificently talented singer, and a marvellously quick-witted comedienne (which is why she is a member of the hilarious Fascinating Aida)” (Break A Leg Review)
“The moment Liza walked on stage we all fell under her spell” Sir Tim Smit – Eden Project
“A fabulous voice, a fantastically relaxed, confident and amusing stage presence, and SO versatile.” (Stewart Collins – Henley & Petworth Festivals.)
“A beautiful, passionate voice that just reaches out to everyone” (Theatre & Performance Review)
The 20 company members will work closely with TYP Artistic Director Lucy Hirst and Executive Director Katherine Stevens to create a show from scratch, inspired by the original tales of Jeremy Puddle. The project's aim is to give young theatre makers a taste of the process behind devising an original production, and to showcase their talent on a larger platform.
This is a rare opportunity to work with an award-winning company over your Easter break. Interested? Email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org for details. Places operate on a first come first serve basis!
Double Fringe First Award winner David Benson (star of Think No Evil Of Us: My Life
With Kenneth Williams and Boris: World King) and Jack Lane (Wisdom Of A Fool) present a selection of classic radio episodes featuring favourite lines, cherished characters and great feats of vocal impersonation!
‘The best-loved of all British comedies.’ Daily Telegraph
‘Benson and Lane’s impersonations are peerless, the show an absolute treat from start to finish. Wonderful stuff!’ Daily Mail
‘Classic British comedy recreated by two classic performers. A show not to miss.’ ***** Southside Advertiser
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.
Jeremy Puddle hates the rain, and he does absolutely everything he can to avoid it. One day, when his usual precautions let him down, Jeremy gets swept away into a wet weather world that he has never seen before. Come and follow Jeremy on his adventure, and watch as he navigates the perils and joys that lie in wait for him in the rain...
An original tale about fighting your fears and staying adventurous. 20 company members will work closely with TYP Artistic Director Lucy Hirst and Executive Director Katherine Stevens to create a show from scratch, inspired by the original tales of Jeremy Puddle. The project's aim is to give young theatre makers a taste of the process behind devising an original production, and to showcase their talent on a larger platform.
This romantic musical written by Joseph Stein (Fiddler on the Roof) and composed by Stephen Schwartz (known for Godspell, Pippin and most recent hit Wicked) is a delightful ensemble piece. Set in a rural village in 1935, it focuses on the bickering colourful residents when they are forced to go without a basic staple for 7 weeks, bread! The musical focuses on how the villagers welcome their new middle aged baker, his delicious delicacies and his very young, very attractive wife…….. Is the grass always greener? Come along to find out!
Hot on the heels of SMP’s South West premiere of Jane Eyre, A Musical Drama and in our 59th year of performing (yes we are looking forward to celebrating 60 years in 2019) we hope to welcome you to the Redgrave, be prepared to leave your diets at the door and delight in the delicious smell, taste and touch of bread!
This dark and dangerous new production promises to tease you, romance you and scare you in equal measure. We invite you to join us... if you dare!
Dupree storms the stage with style, wit, glamour, and a pace that leaves you amazed. (TIME OUT.)
Slick and saucy, rude and risqué, fun and fantastic. (LEICESTER MERCURY.)
I’ve seen hundreds of men dress up as women over the years, most of them disastrously so. A handful of them get this particular art form right,Ceri Dupree is one of that handful. (THE TIMES)
Join leading hypnotist Robert Temple on a fast-paced, laugh-out-loud and hysterical ride to the centre of your imagination! This is YOUR chance to become the star of this unforgettable show.
Forget tired old pocket watches and people clucking like chickens – “The Hypnotist: Live & Outrageous” is a cutting-edge, thrilling show featuring incredible hypnosis and never before seen side splitting sketches… which are guaranteed to tickle the very naughtiest parts of your mind.
Whether you want to take part or just laugh at the people who do – this WILL be one of the funniest shows you’ll see this year… so don’t miss out.”
Written by Robert Temple & Kennedy. Directed by Kennedy.
Rod Campbell’s best-selling lift the flap book has delighted generations of young readers since it was first published in 1982. And has sold more than 8 million copies worldwide.
This production will delight all those who have read the book (both young and old) as it unfolds with child-engaging puppets, music and lots of audience interaction.
After a sell-out performance in 2017, the all singing, all dancing, all entertaining cheeky chaps are back for one night only Saturday 28th April 2018.
THE OTHER GUYS ENTERTAINMENT LTD and JO PARSONS present A CELEBRATION OF TIMELESS HITS THROUGH THE DECADES FEATURING A 7 PIECE LIVE BAND
Performing the iconic sounds of FRANKIE VALLI & THE FOUR SEASONS, THE BEE GEES, THE JACKSON 5, QUEEN, BRUNO MARS, WEST END MUSICALS and so much more this is promising to be another night to remember from The Other Guys.
"The Other Guys did more than pull it off- they have created something that transcended Valli's own work" -Mumble Music *****
“Not only do these boys bring one of the best high energy shows to any program but also they are a true pleasure to work with. Having worked with them now three times the guest response is truly amazing and I can’t wait to work with them again” -Thomas Hopkins, Cruise Director
“You are the best subs I’ve ever seen!” -Arsene Wenger, Arsenal Football Club Manager
Come join the Lords for a weekend of fun and games as Bristol Musical Theatre perform this classic show – featuring What a swell party, Who wants to be a Millionaire and I love Paris and of course, Let’s Misbehave!
Don’t miss out on the opportunity, book your tickets today!
HIGH SOCIETY is presented by arrangement with MusicScope & Stage Musicals Ltd. of New York
Priscilla Queen Of The Desert, The Musical is a road trip like no other, a voyage of love, acceptance and self discovery, that will have you laughing and dancing in the aisles.
Join Mitzi, Felicia and Bernadette as they travel across Australia in their legendary bus Priscilla! As they head west, this trio of drag queens learn to accept and support each other, whilst encountering a number of strange and colourful characters. As the three companions head towards their most important performance to date, they soon realise they have forged a bond that will last forever.
Full of pop classics, Priscilla Queen of the Desert is a flamboyant, funny, disco-fuelled musical that will drive you up the wall with excitement! The show features a witty, laugh out loud script and a hit parade of dance-floor favourites including I Will Survive, Hot Stuff, It’s Raining Men and Go West.
BMCC is back to dazzle audiences with show stopping routines, uplifting music and outrageous costumes. Don’t miss the hottest ticket in town, jump aboard and enjoy a journey full of glitz, glamour and glitter!
This show contains some strong language and is suitable for 14+ years.
The cherished golden voice of cricket has decided to celebrate by touring the country with his brand- new show, jam-packed full of unheard anecdotes from on and off the pitch, as well as stories from the TMS box not allowed on the radio!
Don’t miss the chance to wave a bat in honour to the last bastion of the original Test Match Special team; the team who made it the much-loved programme it is today. The summers of cricket will never be the same without our ‘Dear Old Thing’.
Featuring songs such as 'LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS', 'SUDDENLY SEYMOUR' and 'SOMEWHERE THAT'S GREEN', the tale begins during a solar eclipse, when the odd looking Venus Fly Trap appears to Seymour, who works at the flower shop on Skid Row with his heart's desire, Audrey. Despite Seymour taking care of the plant, it begins to die when it is revealed that Audrey II needs blood to survive. This is the beginnings of Seymour's rise to fame, but subsequently his downfall. Who will survive this thriller of a tale?
Laugh, love and rock with Pete K Mally.
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
Much more than just a concert show, The Bluejays take you on a historical journey via breathtaking renditions of the biggest hits of the era (Rock Around The Clock, That's All Right, That'll Be The Day, Tutti Frutti, Summertime Blues, Johnny B. Goode, Wake Up Little Susie, La Bamba, A Teenager In Love and many more) and reveal how the Rock 'n' Roll movement, rather than being “a communicable disease”, brought about a dream of equality and freedom that we still chase to this day.
“A wonderful band!” – Brian May, Queen
“The Bluejays had the room jiving their fluorescent socks off!” – Howard Goodall, Composer