One of the biggest stars of UK comedy right now, James Acaster toured the country last year with a staggering three show ‘Trelogy’, performing Recognise, Represent and Reset consecutively over three nights in each venue. These three shows plus Recap form the Netflix series Repertoire - the first ever stand up mini series with an overarching narrative. In 2017 James also released his debut book Classic Scrapes, making the Sunday Times bestseller list.
"Weaving together unlikely strands in his routines to form bizarre, even beautiful, comic structures" The Telegraph
BGS take on School of Rock the Musical! Based on the iconic, hit movie, this irresistible new musical follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn an extra bit of cash by posing as a supply teacher at a prestigious prep school. There he turns a class of straight –A pupils into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping mind-blowing rock band. But can he get them to the Battle of the Bands without their parents and the school’s headmistress finding out?
Fresh from a sell-out international tour and smash-hit Live at the Apollo debut, Larry Dean has a new hour of 'unexpected and excellent' **** (Times) thoughts on Scottishness and self-esteem.
‘One of the most honest, moving and incredibly funny sets I’ve seen in a very long time.’ ***** The Herald
As seen on Comedy Central at the Comedy Store and Roast Battle.
Nominee for Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Show 2018.
Winner of the Amused Moose Comedy Award for Best Show 2016.
Nominee for Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Newcomer 2015.
Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Show nominee 2018
Passion. Betrayal. Harold Wilson. Character comedian Kieran Hodgson returns with the epic and surprising tale of how Britain joined Europe in the first place.
On a deeply personal quest for understanding, Kieran perfects a series of obsolete impressions and discovers that the 70s were about more than just TISWAS, the colour born and the words ‘Let’s go on strike again’.
Three-time Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee, Star of Radio 4’s Earworms and Lance, and as seen regularly on BBC2’s Two Doors Down, Upstart Crow and Dad’s Army: We’re Doomed.
‘A terrific show’ ★★★★ The Guardian
‘There’s a delicious perfectionism here to the writing, structure and delivery that puts most other shows to shame’ ★★★★★The Telegraph
‘Ravishingly entertaining, informative, full of insight and plenty of laughs’ ★★★★The Times
‘Incredible dense in laughs…it’s not half as niche as it sounds, and ten times funnier’ ★★★★ Chortle
Bristol-born John Robins has been one of the foremost exponents of "complicated joy" (The Guardian) since 2005, winning the Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Show in 2017. His show with friend and fellow comedian Elis James on commercial digital indie radio station Radio X has one of the country's most popular podcasts and has spawned two phenomenally successful live tours as well as a best-selling book Elis and John Present the Holy Vible: The Book The Bible Could Have Been. John has also enjoyed TV success on Mock the Week and Live at the BBC, and recently began presenting Beat the Internet with John Robins on Dave.
"One of the most naturally gifted comedians I’ve seen" (The Telegraph)
A young comedian from Yorkshire, Maisie Adam only started on the comedy circuit in 2016 but her anecdotal material and self-deprecating charm have quickly won her praise up and down the country. Winner of the prestigious So You Think You’re Funny award at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2017, Maisie followed that up the following year with a nomination for Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards.
"So natural is her stage presence and the command she radiates from it" (The Scotsman)
Multi-award winning comedian and creator of The Charlie Montague Mysteries, Tom Taylor has received high praise from audiences and critics alike. His unique brand of musical comedy is smart and silly in equal measure and he boasts an impressive stock of quirky, and very funny, musical one-liners.
"Excellent… beautifully daft" (Sunday Times)
Photo credited to Idil Sukan
The Friends of BGS would like to invite you to a Bollywood Ball! Table of 10 or individual tickets available, £50 per person.
7pm to late.
Dinner and dancing.
Black tie or bollywood dress.
SO YOU THINK YOU KNOW ABOUT DINOSAURS
Starring Ben Garrod
So You Think You Know About Dinosaurs is the hit stage show starring dinosaur aficionado Dr Ben Garrod. Get ready to go on an exciting pre-historic adventure as Ben talks you through the deadliest predators that ever roamed the planet. Yes dinosaurs such as Tyrannosaurus rex, Allosaurus and Spinosaurus would have walked or swam right where you are now!
Pitting the knowledge of unwitting parents against their all-knowing kids, Dr Ben presents an interactive, educational and highly entertaining show using film footage from the BBC's 'Planet Dinosaur’. So come and test your knowledge against Dr Ben in this hit live interactive show which is bigger and better than ever.
'I would highly recommend this show to anyone with a small person that loves dinosaurs!’ Families Online
'Who knew learning over Half Term would be so fun!' North East Family Fun
“It was a thoroughly enjoyable and captivating two hours and my son and his friend were completely hooked throughout and I would urge anyone to catch the show next time around.” Weston Mercury
Age guidance is aimed primarily at key stage 1 and 2 (ages 5-12) but suitable for all ages.
1st half: 50 mins
interval: 20 mins
second half: 35 mins
Chuckle Busters presents an evening with one of the country's most popular comedians.
You might have seen Kiri on Comedy Central at the Comedy Store, The Russell Howard Hour or heard her on The Now Show. You might have no idea who she is, that’s fine too. What you should know is, she’s very quietly been going mad for a few years and, to borrow a phrase from Uma Thurman, she’s been ‘waiting… to feel less angry’. So, it’s time to talk about victims, love and lies. You might not believe her, but she’s used to that.
Recommended age 12+
“Making powerhouse stand-up from the thorniest of subjects.” Guardian
★★★★★ The Independent
“This show was heart-wrenchingly, tear-jerkingly funny, with an honest sentiment and an empowering message.” ★★★★★ The Voice
“Fusing humour with biting reality in a way that is very powerful.” ★★★★★ Three Weeks
“Ballsy and funny, and smart.” ★★★★ Chortle
“The timing is masterful: each gasp of horror is followed by a shout of laughter.” ★★★★ The Times
“‘Victim, Complex’ is Pritchard-McLean’s ‘Lemonade’” ★★★★ The Skinny