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David Walliams has taken the literary world by storm and his brilliantly funny stories are adored by children the world over! He has achieved unprecedented critical acclaim and quickly developed a reputation as a natural successor to Roald Dahl. His books have been translated into over 45 languages and sold over 9.5 million copies in the UK alone.
Adapted for the stage by acclaimed award winning Theatre company Les Petits and hot off the heals of their hugely successful Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs tour and immersive hit Adventures in Wonderland, comes a fantastical adventure featuring puppetry, music, mayhem and a giant space race to the moon!
The creative team have worked on such hit shows such as Dr. Seuss The Lorax, The Nationals Elephantom, Warhorse and Raymond Briggs The Bear.
Les Enfants Terribles whose work includes The Trench, The Vaudevillains and Alices Adventures Underground.
Their annual concerts have been showcasing for years the degree of excellence that can be achieved despite being open to all without audition, and all the songs learned entirely by ear.
This years concert features the usual eclectic mix of songs including popular music from the 1930s right up to the present decade, songs from Macedonia, South Africa, and the Appalachian Mountains as well as an old English ballad and songs by contemporary writers for community choirs.
People of Notes music is sometimes rousing, sometimes beautiful, sometimes brilliant, sometimes touching, but always thoroughly entertaining.
Every year they present an entirely new repertoire of songs of astonishing variety including popular music from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, contemporary choir compositions, and songs from around the world. Audiences are consistently amazed by the quality of performance, and uplifted by the joy and exuberance of the choir.
Betty OBarley and Harry OHay invite you to . . . The best wedding ever, the best wedding yet,The wedding that no one will ever forget.
Betty OBarley and Harry OHay are excellent scarecrows (they scare a lot of crows). Harry loves Betty, and Betty loves Harry, so they decide to get married and Harry sets off to search for their wedding day essentials including a dress of feathers, a bunch of flowers and a necklace made from shells.
However, when the farmer notices he is missing a scarecrow, he replaces Harry with the devilishly smooth but dangerous Reginald Rake. Dashing, daring and ever so cool, can Reginald persuade Betty that he is the scarecrow for her? Will Harry make it back in the nick of time before Reginald ruins their special day?
This truly heart-warming adaptation of Julia Donaldson & Axel Schefflers bestselling book is bursting at the seams with Scamp Theatres inimitable style (Stick Man,Tiddler & Other Terrific Tales) and promises wit, drama, and wedding bells!
This epic love story is suitable for all aged 3+
In the first part the audience will see sections of famous, yet not widely seen classics such as ''Le spectre de la Rose'', ''La Peri'' and ''La Sylphide''. The second part of this production will show that Ballet does not have to be bland. Inspired by the Austin Powers movies this new age comedy ballet combines classical technique with fun characters to entertain and introduce new dance audience to ballet.
Niewelt's newest creation ''Consequential Gaps'' finalizes the triple bill. To the music of great composers such as J.S.Bach he creates a new thrilling, extravagant yet breathtakingly clean masterpiece. All that is left after forcing his team of dancers to the limit of the music will be the consequence. Will it be enough to close the gap between stage and audience?
This original musical adaptation has toured multiple UK and US cities over the past four years and was a popular event at the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The widely acclaimed stage production features songs from Jane Austens manuscripts and music of the era, chamber orchestra, beautiful Regency costumes, projected scenery, and world- champion Irish dancers. Don't miss your chance to experience this wonderful rendering of Jane Austen's novel that will transport you back in time!
Perfect synchronicity between the cast and impressive chamber orchestra this production ticks every box. (**** Broadway Baby, 2015 Edinburgh Festival Fringe)
No persuasion needed to see this treat for the eyes and ears ... astounding! (Isle of Wight Press)
Flashes of humour, great dancing, a small but perfect orchestra, clever scene changes with very well done projections, and the cast of over 30 all playing their roles to perfection one of the best evenings entertainment Ive had (Bury Free Press)
They'll get your toes tapping to favourites such as "Don't Rain on My Parade" "Nothing Like a Dame" and "Luck Be A Lady"
From Rodgers and Hammerstein to Stephen Sondheim to Gershwin - There's something for everyone.
So Hit the Town and join us to see how "Broadway Swings".
The Swinging Rascals have been causing musical mayhem for the last nine years with their tight harmonies and the very best in current and classic swing music.
This 21st Century Rat Pack Act has performed in venues as diverse as Cunards Queen Victoria, St. Davids Hall, Cardiff (with a 100 piece orchestra) and small garden parties.
The Swinging Rascals guarantee a fast paced, foot-tappin, fun filled evening of quality live music entertainment.
Redgrave Theatre - 8pm (doors 7.30pm)
Feisty Scot Calman is one of the best female comics to ever come out of the land of bagpipes and haggis. She willll make you chuckle your pants off - Time Out
Its Susan Calmans tenth year in comedy and she returns to Bristol with an extension of her current tour, The Calman Before The Storm. You may have seen or heard her on shows like QI, HIGNFY, News Quiz, Listomania or Mock the Week, now you have the opportunity to see her in person, life size if you will. For information Susan is taller than a borrower but shorter than the average thirteen year old child.
The show? Well shes ready to create a storm, to set the record straight, to give it to the man (whoever he is). Incidentally she would also like to be Batman. Sixty minutes of comedy that you will enjoy if you are over 16, like what she does, and wont be so drunk that she has to throw you out. Sounds like a terrible personal ad doesnt it? She also likes fine wines, kittens and walks along the beach.
Seriously. Its going to be epic.
Age restriction: 16+
Susan Calman exudes a cheery joie de vivre, but behind it is a steely Glaswegian defiance - Chortle Confident, compact cracking. - London Evening Standard
Le Navet Bete (Dick Tracy) are committed to creating hilarious theatre shows using engaging and creative storytelling. Set shortly after 1897 audiences will be introduced to Professor Abraham Van Helsing educating the world on the actual events of Dracula through his first ever theatre tour which he himself has produced and is in fact...starring in.
Expect Professor Van Helsing and the three actors he has commissioned to present this true story through the mediums of song, dance, soliloquy, shadow puppets and even some Victorian parlour tricks that will always go exactly as planned...supposedly.
Directed by John Nicholson (Peepolykus) Dracula: The Bloody Truth promises to have the vampires back in the ground and leave the audience flying high.
"Great, funny, clever" even the heckles at this terrific show are smart" The Scotsman
Since their last tour, experiments guy Steve Mould, geek songstress Helen Arney and stand-up mathematician Matt Parker have featured on BBC2's QI, created a genuinely 'experimental' comedy show for BBC Radio 4 and played the Hammersmith Apollo with Professor Brian Cox.
Together they'll be buffing up a veritable Periodic Table of new songs, science and spreadsheets that will tickle your ribs and light your Bunsen burner. Full Frontal Nerdity guaranteed!
"Charm and perky curiosity is in its DNA" The Guardian
"The geeks have inherited the earth in a show that's smart and funny" The Skinny
..and that something is, he likes to write jokes. An awful lot of them. Also he appears to have some jizz in his hair. There's that as well. He thinks a good joke should be like a drunk Glaswegian, short and punchy. He loves each and every gag, and you cant help but be carried away by his infectious charm.
Regular on Mock The Week, Double Sony Award Winner and Chortle Award Nominee
An endless flow of top quality jokes - The Guardian
Gary Delaney has more quality jokes in one hour than many comics have in their entire careers, quite brilliant - The Scotsman
I laughed and I laughed and I laughed - The Times
Her first show 'What Would Beyonce Do?!' was hailed as - one of the biggest stand up hits of the last decade (The Guardian) and was launched on BBC3 as a stand up special and this is the follow up!
Nominated for Best Comedy Show in Melbourne, sold out tours in 12 countries, released a book, crowdfunded a DVD and changed the face of comedy. There's no stopping Luisa. This is a one off special, book early to avoid disappointment.
Youll have the time of your life and youll owe it all to her - Chortle
Cezary Pazura ukonczyl studia na Wydziale Aktorskim Panstwowej Wyzszej Szkoly Filmowej, Telewizyjnej i Teatralnej w Lodzi. Jest jednym z najpopularniejszych i najbardziej lubianych polskich aktorow i tworca autorskiego kabaretu. Zagral w ponad 60 filmach produkcji polskiej, austriackiej i niemieckiej. Cezary Pazura to wielokrotny laureat Zlotej Kaczki. W 1991 i 1996 roku otrzymal Zlote Lwy Gdanskie. Rola w filmie 'Psy 2. Ostatnia Krew' przyniosla mu nagrode na Miedzynarodowym Festiwalu Filmow w Valenciennes. Gral m.in. u Andrzeja Wajdy, Krzysztofa Kieslowskiego, Juliusza Machulskiego, Wladyslawa Pasikowskiego. Niezapomniane aktorskie kreacje stworzyl w filmach: 'Sztos', 'Chlopaki nie placza', 'Kariera Nikosia Dyzmy', 'Kiler', 'Ajlawju', 'Szczesliwego Nowego Jorku'. W Bristolu przedstawi swoj nowy, autorski program kabaretowy.
Americas Got Talent winner 2015 Ventriloquist Paul Zerdin returns home to the UK fresh from headlining the world-famous Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas with a sparkling new show featuring his all-star cast of (in)famous puppets.
Join Paul, Sam, Albert and Baby plus 2 crazy BRAND NEW characters for an evening of laugh out loud Stand-up Comedy and Ventriloquism!
With over 22 MILLION HITS on YOU TUBE Paul is a regular on The Royal Variety Show and has been seen most recently on BBC1s Michael McIntyres Big Christmas Show and, last Christmas, at The London Palladium.
Technically immaculate, its what he does with his slick talent that really sets him apart. His relationship with the characters has all the dramatic tension of a real life double act - The Guardian
When you are not laughing you are simply in awe - Three Weeks Edinburgh
Bringing you the very best in live comedy.
Featuring some of the best acts from this country and abroad, each act you see at Bristol Comedy Club have performed at some of the best comedy clubs in this country!
You never Know , you may even recognise a few!
Line Up -
MC - Cerys Nelmes - "One of the best MCs On The Comedy Circuit"
Opening act - Jeff Innocent -
Jeff Innocent is a popular and experienced stand up comedian who performs all over the world. He regularly appears on TV and radio as a comedian, actor and a cultural commentator and has written for various publications. 'It should be made law that every British Citizen must go and see Jeff Innocent. He's that funny' (Evening Standard)
'Clever, honest, funny, hugely likeable comedy' (Kate Copstick, The Scotsman)
'He commands the room, hits strong gags with confidence and style and has the audience bending to his every whim. In short, he's one funny man - whatever the environment' (Chortle).
Middle Act - David Arnold -
David Arnold is a loveable Welshman who never fails to deliver a well-rounded and polished performance that has his audience laughing throughout. Since his first gig in late 2012 David has become a firm favourite of comedy audiences throughout the South West, his first year culminated in a headline slot at The Boardmasters Festival in Newquay and a semi-final place at So You Think You’re Funny at The Gilded Balloon in Edinburgh.
Headliner - Raymond And Timpkins Revue -
'It's freakish entertainment on a twisted stick', the charismatically challenged uncle and nephew duo, invite you into a world of stylophone rock anthems, brushed velvet arousal and 'indulgent, brilliant tackiness'. Likened to Morecambe and Wise and the Two Ronnies, anyone who can bring the house down with nothing more than a couple of Lidl carrier bags and an Oasis song have to be seen to be believed.
'A mad, anarchic triumph of stupidity over style. Not to be missed' (The Guardian).
PLEASE NOTE LINEUPS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE
A bravura slab of improvisation - The Independent
Ridiculously silly wickedly funny - The Times
Austentatious is an improvised comedy play starring a cast of the countrys quickest comic performers. Every single show the cast conjure up a brand new lost Jane Austen novel based on nothing more than a title suggested by the audience.
Austentatious are fresh from six sellout runs at the Edinburgh Fringe, a monthly residency in Londons Leicester Square and a BBC Radio 4 special to mark the bicentenary of Austens death. Now their show will be appearing at two dozen theatres across the country to entertain and astonish audiences in equal measure.
Previous lost masterpieces have included Sixth Sense & Sensibility, Double 0 Darcy and Mansfield Shark, and no two shows are ever the same. Performed in period costume with live musical accompaniment, this is a Regency treat guaranteed to delight Austen novices and die-hard fans alike.
A joy to behold - The Guardian
Supersmart and terrifically funny - The Scotsman
Age Rec: 12+
We are thrilled to be travelling the length and breadth of the country, rediscovering the lost classics Austen wrote and promptly forgot about. We love and admire Janes works and the public deserve an intimate acquaintance with them, particularly the very prescient ones about Donald Trump.
THE SNOW DRAGON
The night of the Snow Dragon approaches...
Billy has everything a young goat could need – and more besides. On New Year’s Eve, Billy is looking forward to the annual visit of the legendary Snow Dragon, who will bring him even more goodies...
But when Billy bumps into some hungry wolves in the forest, New Year’s Day seems a long way off. How will Billy escape? And has he been naughty or nice?
Toe-tapping songs and lots of laughs for everyone aged 3 and up, from the company that brought you ‘The Gruffalo’ and ‘The Snail and the Whale’.
“If you are a kid, if you have kids, if you ever were a kid, go and see The Snow Dragon.”(Three Weeks *****)
Jason Manford, is back with a work in progress show ahead of his national tour in 2018, which promises to feature a wealth of comedy anecdotes, misunderstandings and audience banter delivered with Jasons likeable charm and teasingly intelligent wit.
Sunday Night at the Palladium (ITV1), Live at the Apollo (BBC One), Have I Got News For You, (BBC One), QI (BBC Two) and The Royal Variety Performance (ITV1) have all helped establish Jason as a nationally known comic. Effortlessly entertaining - London Evening Standard
Brexit. Trump. No more Mary Berry on the Great British Bake Off. Things are looking bleak, so wouldn't it be better to just forget all about it? Comic maestro Stephen K Amos might not be able to provide bread to the hungry masses, but no one else is going to put on a better circus. Leave your problems behind for the evening in the company of the 'effusively charming' Amos and who knows? Maybe the world will seem just a little bit brighter.
After all, when Ancient Rome needed to distract itself from politics, a few solutions were suggested, but none hit the spot quite like the simple idea of giving the people cheap food and plentiful entertainment, 'panem et circenses' or 'bread and circuses'. Our circuses might no longer involve gladiator fights to the death, but the same principle applies. Modern politics is a confusing mess, so no one can blame you for giving it a miss in favour of a night of laughs.
"Deliciously deft, we roared at ad-libbing that was first rate throughout" you'll leave the show smiling" The Times
"The feel good comedy of a true stand-up legend" Perth Now
Age - 16+
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
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’.