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  1. The Santa Claus Science Experiment

    Mon, 15/12/2014 to Sun, 21/12/2014

    Lapland is the home of Christmas, and laps. (And lapdogs and laptops.) After the chaos caused by a mistimed Elf & Safety inspection, more mild peril looms when Santa is arrested because his naughty/nice sensing powers are considered a threat to national security. How can Christmas happen without magic? Can Santa's elves and some genuine actual scientists save the day using SCIENCE?

    Written by Howard Read (CBBC's Little Howard's Big Question) and Tiernan Douieb (Comedy Club 4 Kids), directed by Jon Spooner (CBeebies Panto, Unlimited Theatre) the Santa Claus Science Experiment is an alternative panto that puts the Science back into Christmas (so it says "Chrisciencemas" and no longer makes sense). Co-starring comedy elves including Rich Sandling, Jo Neary, Bec Hill and Little Howard, this show is for 6-99 year olds who like science, jokes and Christmas. Which is pretty much everyone!

  2. Sex Appeal 4: The Fourth Coming

    Sat, 10/01/2015

    Back by popular demand, Sex Appeal returns for its fourth year!

    Hosted by Al Murray - The Pub Landlord, Sex Appeal will definitely combat your January blues.

    Also on the star-studded bill will be Andrew O'Neill, Ava Vidal, Bec Hill, David Baddiel, Doc Brown, Gráinne Maguire, Mark Thomas, Nish Kumar, Scott Capurro, Shappi Khorsandi and Kate Smurthwaite who will tickle your fancies and warm your hearts, whilst raising laughs for Brook, the young people's sexual health charity.

  3. Fringe Benefits - PBH's Free Fringe Fundraiser 2015

    Thu, 15/01/2015

    Every year the Comedy circuit combines to support The Free Fringe, founded by Peter Buckley Hill in 1996. This unique institution put on 8003 performances of 502 shows in the three weeks of the Edinburgh Fringe 2014, and aims to do the same in 2015. All these shows are free to the public and do not charge performers to play. This is the ultimate non-profit organisation. And by providing good quality free shows, the Free Fringe has become the biggest organisation at the Edinburgh Fringe.

    For 2015 the benefit show will include
    Terry Alderton manic, improvisational, complex, master of sound effects and accents, former East Enders actor and goalkeeper
    Robin Ince creator of radio's The Infinite Monkey Cage, pioneer of comedy/science fusion
    John Otway cult two-hit wonder with a dedicated following including his own motorcycle club of fans
    Anna Morris creator of Bad Bridesmaids (ITV)
    and more to be announced
    plus Peter Buckley Hill himself

  4. Festival Of The Spoken Nerd: Full Frontal Nerdity DVD Recording

    Fri, 16/01/2015 to Sat, 17/01/2015

    The sell-out science comedy phenomenon is back! Stand-up mathematician Matt Parker, experiments maestro Steve Mould and geek songstress Helen Arney return to the Bloomsbury Theatre.

    This is your final chance to see Festival of the Spoken Nerd’s hugely successful “Full Frontal Nerdity” show in all its fire-tornado-filled glory. Since last year’s sell-out nights at the Bloomsbury, Helen has smashed 21 wine glasses with the power of her voice, Matt has decoded 37 binary scarves, and Steve has sent 1,382,000 metal beads flying into the air, all for science... Apparently.

  5. Girls Night Out

    Mon, 19/01/2015

    Presented by Stonewall.

    Jen Brister and a glorious gaggle of the finest and funniest female talent team up to bring you another fantastic night of comedy to support Stonewall.

  6. Bright Club: Bang

    Tue, 20/01/2015

    Bright Club, the comedy night where UCL researcher do short stand up sets about their work, is starting 2015 with a Bang and a supersized gig filled with all our best performers from the past year.

    Headlined by:
    Pappys, "a jaw-dropping, laugh-a-second spectacular" according to Chortle.

    And supported by two other professional comedians, to be announced!

    Join our UCL line up for a night of explosive research revelations, with not a whimper, but a BANG!

  7. Stand Up For A Chair

    Wed, 21/01/2015

    Hatty Greenway is an exceptional teen, who after major spinal surgery, needs a special new wheelchair. She has cerebral palsy and so got scoliosis. That’s been fixed now but to maximise it she needs a swanky set of new personalised wheels. The funds from this show will mean she gets it.

    Hatty’s friend Sara Pascoe and her sister Jessica Fostekew host a night of truly amazing stand up. Al Murray. Josh Widdecombe. Susan Calman. Katherine Ryan. Bobby Mair. LOADS of others and at least one more secret MEGA-STAR comedian already confirmed all to be announced soon.

  8. Joe Wilkinson And Guests

    Thu, 22/01/2015 to Sat, 24/01/2015

    Joe Wilkinson steps up to headline this night of outstanding stand-up comedy. With his downbeat, yet oddball manner, Wilkinson has fast become one of the UK’s favourite comedians.

    Alongside his live work, Wilkinson has become a fixture on TV, appearing on 8 out of 10 cats (and 8 out of 10 cats do Countdown), Celebrity Squares, Him and Her, Have I got News For You, Miranda and Derek among others, where he regularly stands apart as one of comedy’s most unique voices.

  9. The NATYS: New Acts of the Year 2015

    Sun, 25/01/2015

    "The most important talent showcase in the country" The Guardian

    The Bloomsbury welcomes the return of the London's legendary New Variety Comedy showcase.

    Over three Autumn months at Rich Mix Arts Centre, the NATYS Spotlight Nights will see 100 new acts, performing stand-up, musical, sketch and speciality comedy. Up to 15 will be booked to appear on the coveted NATYS New Variety Bill that has now found its new home at the Bloomsbury.