London's global documentary festival screens 100 inspiring films, including 30 premieres, boasts amazing psychogeography tours of London and is even projectings films outdoors onto buildings around the Bloomsbury area. See www.opencitydocsfest.com for full line up and booking details.
One of the leading Performing Arts Colleges in the country bring you an entertaining explosion of Musical theatre and Dance. The captivating content will cater for all tastes whilst also showcasing to you, the stars of the future.
Urdang Academy presents its Summer Show. This production will feature a varied showcase of both musical theatre and dance performances in an exciting programme from our 1st and 2nd year students. Tickets £25 (centre of stalls) and £22.50 (all concessions £18.50) (booking fee £2.50 per transaction) Age restriction: no under 4s
Hosted by Tiffany Stevenson, with a roster of comedians photographed by Ashley. Stewart Francis, Lee Mack, Glenn Wool, Roisin Conaty, Lucy Beaumont, Robin Ince, James Acaster, Lucy Porter, Jigsaw and Rich Hall. More to be confirmed. Fundraiser for our dear friend Ashley Maile a talented music and comedy photographer who lost his battle with cancer on his 36th birthday; Proceeds will go towards funding an exhibition of his work as his last request.
Showstoppers performing arts school presents. 'The Review' Celebrating ten years of Showstoppers. A variety evening full of sensational entertainment presented by the children of Showstoppers past and present. Plus appearances from special guests and lots of surprises! Tickets £14, concessions £11.50
Additional date added (no DVD shoot) Rapper turned comedian Doc Brown, is back with his tongue in cheek take on hip hop culture. A regular on the London comedy circuit and appearances on 'Russell Howard's Good News', ‘The Inbetweeners’, ‘Rev’, ‘Derek’, ‘Miranda’ and ‘The Office Revisited’, Doc is a must see act.
Don't miss this treat – it's so much more than just dancing! The National Youth Ballet Company showcases the brilliance of youth. This talented young company, who hail from all over the country, will entertain and dazzle a wide audience with their fabulous dancing, spectacular costumes, sets and professionalism.
To date Andy has done three sell-out National tours and in 2009 released his debut DVD ‘Britain’s Got Idiots’, which was followed up by ‘Gruntled’ in 2011. Andy started in TV on Spitting Image becoming one of the main writers before embarking on a stand-up career which has led to such shows as Mock The Week and Live at the Apollo. This, his fourth show, is his favourite yet – come and get your dopamine fix. Andy Parsons - coming near to a theatre near you – and then throwing his satnav out the window and phoning for directions.
Witty, acerbic, magniloquent Frenchman seeks willing, intelligent audience for fun, adventure, maybe something more. Must have own underwear, socks and breath but be prepared to have these charmed off, laughed off and taken away respectively. Winner of the Amused Moose Laughter Award 2012 and Perth Fringeworld Best Comedy Show as seen on Russell Howard's Good News (BBC3), Live at The Electric (BBC3) and Set List (Sky Atlantic).
Why don't penguins get spots? Could picking your nose be dangerous? Why doesn’t the moon wander off? Could a 10-million-volt battery float over your head? And how long would it take for your heart to pump enough blood to fill the theatre? Billy Miller has no idea what's in store when he enters the crazy, awesome World of Horrible Science and soon he is under attack from beastly bacteria, vicious volts and foul fluids! Will he regain control before it’s too late?! Using actors and jaw-dropping 3D Bogglevision, this astounding show has the awful answers - guaranteed to thrill you and your children!
Stewart Francis, Craig Campbell and Glenn Wool – the UK'S favourite Canadian comedians - will each perform a solo show as a rotating triple bill, as part of the hugely successful touring stand-up comedy tour The Lumberjacks. Following their acclaimed run at the Edinburgh Festival last year, The Lumberjacks hit the road in April this year and have been playing to packed theatres and garnering fantastic reviews up and down the UK. All of these Canucks perform their own set, side-by-side, on their debut UK tour of The Lumberjacks.
Dean Friedman first delighted UK audiences with his chart-topping hit, Lucky Stars. The now classic single, paved the way for a slew of hits off of Friedman's critically acclaimed album, "Well, Well" Said the Rocking Chair", including familiar tracks, Lydia, Rocking Chair, Woman of Mine, McDonald’s Girl and Ariel.
Paul Foot's recent shows and tours have garnered a string of 5 star reviews and successive Barry Nominations at the Melbourne Comedy Festival. Described by Chortle as “Inspired, surreal and incomprehensibly funny”, he is a true original, challenging comedic convention at every turn and delighting his connoisseurs. A BBC New Comedy Award and Daily Telegraph Open Mic winner, most recent UK TV credits include ”8 Out 10 Cats” Channel 4, “Never Mind The Buzzcocks” BBC2, “The Alternative Comedy Experience” Comedy Central and “Russell Howard’s Good News” BBC3.
A National treasure, and without doubt one of Britain's most talented and best loved comedians, Multi Award winning Billy Pearce, has won just about every comedy award going, including a British comedy award, Solo comedian of the year, and Best television comedy newcomer at the London Palladium. There are few stages upon which Billy has not appeared, and he's broken Box Office records at a number of National Theatres.
BRAND NEW SHOW FOR 2013 - EXTRA DATES ADDED DUE TO MASSIVE DEMAND I’ve hosted Live at the Apollo, sold out my three-times extended Lee Nelson Live tour, had over two million people watching BBC Three’s Lee Nelson’s Well Good Show and Lee Nelson’s Well Funny People, and now cos of massive demand I’ve added a load of extra dates.
This year Jason Byrne, and his Special Eye head out on the road. Why "Special Eye"? Because Jason’s shows are special and "Yes," British public, so is his eye. As featured on Live at the Apollo (BBC1), Sony Radio Gold Award winning The Jason Byrne Show (Radio 2) and soon to be seen on BBC1 in the brand new series Father Figure of which he is the creator and star.
Dennis Locorriere has a voice which is immediately recognised the world over but his own story is now so much more than Dr Hook. His is contemporary achievements were added to in 2010 by three brand new releases, the first being the first publication of Whatever's Burning Now a Book of his Poetry & cartoons, a Live DVD – Post Cool Live filmed at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall whilst on tour with his band in following the release of his third solo CD entitled Post Cool following the previous release of two critically acclaimed solo albums which also form the third of these new releases offered as a joint package entitled Retrospection.
On sale Wed 20th March 9am. Internationally acclaimed Canadian stand-up Craig Campbell brings his highly anticipated new live show to venues nationwide. Craig has supported Frankie Boyle on his last two sell-out national tours, has performed smokin' sets on Dave’s One Night Stand (DAVE), Russell Howard's Good News (BBC Three), Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow (BBC One) and has more recently been touring the critically acclaimed 2012 Edinburgh show 'Return of the Lumberjacks' alongside fellow Canadians; Stewart Francis and Glenn Wool. A formidable force, Craig never fails to impress with his high octane, charismatic performances and hilarious anecdotes. Catch this master storyteller in a venue near you now!
When Mr Green comes back from holiday to find Mr White in his house it's the start of a brrrrilliant series of adventures as Mr White covers the whole house in snow and Mr Green does everything he can to get him outside into the garden. The audience gets stuck in too with their own snow, making a snowman and joining in with a massive snowball fight. But it's getting warmer and Mr White might just be starting to melt and the tables might be turning... Snow Play is a showdown between Winter Spring and Winter over who gets to stay and who has to go!
Amateur Transplants front man Adam Kay presents his antidote to the pantomime horrors on every other West End stage. His cutting-edge, darkly humorous re-imaginings of songs have brought Adam a cult following across the UK - as well as sell-out tours and 20 million YouTube hits (including the iconic London Underground song). His cult Christmas album "Have Yourself a Sweary Little Christmas" shoots to the top of iTunes comedy charts every year, and his annual Christmas show is a must-see date in the comedy calendar.
After being "sent off" the Soccer AM sofa last year for misbehaving, Chris wonders whether he really is the Most Dangerous Man on Saturday Morning TV – not to mention, whether he wants to be. Fresh from a complete sell-out, twice extended 2012 tour, multiple appearances on Celebrity Juice and 8 Out of 10 Cats, and a starring role in BBC Two's Hebburn, Chris embarks on a brand new tour for 2013/2014. Taking his brush with on air censorship as a jumping off point to muse on life, mistakes, expectation and offense, he examines what happens when you say the wrong thing in the wrong place at the wrong time.
As seen on BBC1's Live At The Apollo, star of his own BBC Radio 4 series How Did We End Up Like This? Andrew Lawrence presents his latest stand-up show of all new material. "Anyone who gives this spikily inventive performer the time of day will realise they're in the presence of an A-list talent." The Guardian