Double Edinburgh Comedy Award-nominee and star of Live At The Apollo returns with a brand new hour of "confessional storytelling at its funniest" (Herald ★★★★★).
As seen on Michael McIntyre's Big Show, Mock the Week and Roast Battle.
"Destined to become a household name" Telegraph ★★★★
Nominee - Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Show 2018
Winner - Amused Moose Comedy Award for Best Show 2016
Nominee - Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Newcomer 2015
Start Time: 8pm
Tickets: Full Price £15, Concessions £13, plus £1 booking fee.
Absolute powershed and regular host of The Guilty Feminist, Jessica Fostekew explores her big strong strength. Have you ever watched a feminist try and take ‘hench’ as a compliment? It’s like watching a snake eat but funny.
As seen on Motherland, Cuckoo and BAFTA Award-winning drama Three Girls. As seen in feature films Official Secrets (Gavin Hood) and Greed (Michael Winterbottom).
Best Show nominee – 2019 Dave Edinburgh Comedy Awards
Best Show nominee – 2019 Leicester Comedy Festival Awards
“She finds a new fiercely funny strain of comedy that’s her own.”
★★★★ The Times
“Wears her smarts on her sleeve, great.”
★★★★★ Funny Women
★★★★ The Herald
★★★★ The Scotsman
★★★★ The Skinny
Start Time: 8pm
Tickets: £14 (plus £1 booking fee)
Following last year’s sell-out shows at the Edinburgh Festival, London's Soho Theatre, national UK tour and at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, musical comedy sisters Flo & Joan have a new hour of their dark and waggish songs to parade about the place.
“These intricately crafted, flawlessly performed numbers will have you howling with laughter one minute, wiping away a tear the next.” The Telegraph
"Their style is stiletto sharp, their diction perfect as they race through their complex rhymes" Evening Standard
“If Flanders & Swann and Flight of the Conchords and Garfunkel & Oates had a six-way time-travelling gang-bang that somehow mixed all their DNA, the offspring might end up sounding something like Flo and Joan.” Steve Bennett, Chortle
Start Time: 8pm
Age Guidance: 16+
Tickets: £14, plus £1 booking fee.
In early 2019, Rhys was asked to go back to his school and inspire the Year 11s. Given that teenagers are a nightmare and there was no fee, he ghosted the teacher who had emailed. Bit of a shame really, given that he's figured out the true circle of life, has solved parenting despite having zero children, and even thinks he can predict the curriculum of schools in 50 years. Maybe he'll inspire some Year 11s in 2069.
As also seen on Comedy Central’s Roast Battle, Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central, and heard on Radio 4’s The News Quiz.
“Charismatic, clever and self-aware... destined for great things” Guardian
“An immaculately crafted set” ★★★★ Evening Standard
“Sickeningly talented… never more than a few seconds away from another punchline” ★★★★ Time Out
“A clever wordsmith with great timing... A cut above” ★★★★ Independent
“James is flip your head back, laugh out loud, clap spontaneously, elbow the stranger next to you, snort uncontrollably and pee your pants funny” ★★★★★ EdFestMag
Presented by Chuckle Busters
Start Time: 8pm
Tickets: £14, plus £1 booking fee
The story of an ordinary man who lived through extraordinary times. Arthur Smith’s show SYD comes to 1532 Performing Arts Centre following a highly successful season at Soho Theatre and a sell-out and critically acclaimed run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Packed with big gags, hilarious stories and poignant reflections, Arthur, accompanied by the mellifluous Kirsty Newton, tells the story of his own father. Syd Smith fought at El Alamein, became a P.O.W., and ended the war in the notorious Colditz Castle in Germany. In the 1950s PC Syd patrolled London’s South Bank and met a gallery of characters, whom he tried his best not to arrest.
Arthur tells this 20th century story with laughter and song and, quoting directly from his father’s hand-written journal, he splices time, memories and music with his own care-free youth. The show features songs from Ray Davies, Lenard Cohen (of course), Peter Gabriel, David Bowie, Jerome Kern and Simon and Garfunkel as well as a less than stirring rendition of The Lambeth Walk.
“A touching and funny tribute to Arthur Smith's own father. Beautiful” ★★★★★ Young Perspective
“Phenomenal” ★★★★ Chortle
Renowned for his no holds barred approach to the art of stand-up, this promises to be a delightful trip through the mouth and mind of one the world's most respected comic performers.
Age has not dulled him, in fact he seems more full of fire and mischief now than he ever was. He wonders aloud about God, sex and family in a way that seems equally sacred and profane at the same time. His stories and ideas are as full of drama as they are of wit and fun and his legendary record-breaking ticket sales extend across the world.
Tommy is the star of Channel 4’s hit show Derry Girls and Live at the Apollo (BBC), and the host of his own highly critically praised improvised chat show on Ireland’s RTE 1.
Think science is boring? Think again! This is science like you have never seen it before. Designed for children and adults alike, Mark’s award-winning Spectacular Science Show explores the strange and magical properties of matter with exploding elephant’s toothpaste, vortex-generating dustbins and even howling jelly babies!
Awarded ‘Best Kid’s Show at Edinburgh Fringe’ by The Derek Awards, this interactive show promises to entertain and educate in the most spectacular way! www.spectacularscienceshow.com
“A brilliant show for all the family.”
Awarded one of the “Top 20 Shows to See” by The List
“A truly spectacular and explosive show full of drama and some really cool science too!”
Primary Times 2019
Age rating: 5+ recommended