Fin Taylor (Have I Got News for You) makes a triumphant return to the stage with a much anticipated follow up to hit Edinburgh shows When Harrassy Met Sally and Whitey McWhiteface.
Fin’s wedding was a few months before the pandemic. Seeing as he’s now been married for 300 years, he’s getting out the house and hitting the road.
After the year we’ve had, he just wants to make the whole crowd laugh. But is that even possible anymore? With half the country complaining how comedy’s too PC and the other half whining that it’s not PC enough, how do we get everyone on board?
Fin’s going back to the old ways.
He’s going to put on a suit, and tell jokes about his wife.
As seen on Live At The Apollo, 8 out of 10 Cats, The Mash Report and Roast Battle, Fin has also written for The Roast of Alec Baldwin on Comedy Central US.
“An invigoratingly good comic…a live thrill to watch” ★★★★ i
“Gleefully provocative and packed with big hard laughs” ★★★★ The Guardian
“The most discussed and critically praised comedian of recent Edinburgh Fringes” ★★★★★ The Scotsman
Start Time: 8pm
Tickets: £12, plus £1 booking fee
RUTHERFORD & FRY - The Complete Guide To Everything (*Abridged) - Live!
We all rely on our gut feelings. But intuition is a terrible guide. If we believed what our minds tell us, we’d all think the world is flat (it’s not even round), the sun orbits the Earth (nope), and that a day is made of twenty-four hours (close but also no).
Now, in their first ever live show, Drs Hannah Fry and Adam Rutherford will show you that reality is not what it seems, common sense is neither common nor sensible, and our minds have evolved to lie to us all the time. They will take you on thrilling journey through time and space, from the beginnings of life on Earth to wondrous aliens elsewhere in the galaxies, from the darkest depths of infinity - via a hypnotised snail - to the brightest recesses of our minds.
Live on stage for the first time, Rutherford and Fry are your inimitable guides to the complete guide to absolutely everything*
*Abridged, and heavily edited, especially the boring bits.
Ticket + Book: £43 (see details below)
(under 14s to be accompanied by an adult)
Ticket + Book = SIGNED Copy Of Rutherford & Fry's 'Complete Guide to Absolutely Everything (*Abridged)'. Books will be posted out to customers week of 7th October, official publication date. Your order address will be used for your delivery address (must be UK address).
What can a grave tell us about a person? Did the Neanderthals bury their dead? Why was a man from the Alps buried in Wiltshire, four thousand years ago? How is genetics revolutionising what we know about the deep past? And what does all this mean for us, today?
These are just some of the questions Alice will be exploring as she takes us on a tour of her pick of the most fascinating burials in Britain, with behind-the-scenes insights from digs and filming - and a chance to buy a signed copy of her new book, Ancestors.
‘This is a terrific, timely and transporting book - taking us heart, body and mind beyond history, to the fascinating truth of the prehistoric past and the present’ Bettany Hughes
‘While the rest of us read words, Alice reads bones - and what stories they have to tell. In her hands they seem slick with life, bearing messages from ancient worlds. I was captivated.' Neil Oliver
Ticket + Book (Signed Copy of Ancestors): £42
Ticket & Book offer includes a signed copy of ANCESTORS. Book to be collected on night of perfomance. Ticket holders must present valid event ticket or proof of purchase in exchange for book copy.
What’s the best business one can establish in Gaza? Hajja Souad, an 84 year old woman living in El Shujaia Neighbourhood, had the right idea.
She has survived decades of wars, deportation and oppression through making selling shrouds for the dead, profiting from the continuous Israeli attacks.
A compelling black comedy, The Shroud Maker delves deep into the intimate life of ordinary Palestinians to weave a highly distinctive path through Palestine’s turbulent past and present. Loosely based on a real life character still living in Gaza, this one-woman comedy weaves comic fantasy and satire with true stories told first hand to the writer, and offers a vivid portrait of Palestinian life in Gaza underscored with gallows humour.
Hajja Souad's past came to haunt her unexpectedly after she thought she had moved away and put the pain of all her years behind. She is then forced to make a big decision. But before she does so, she takes us on a journey, telling a harrowing story of courage, love, escape and disappointment.
As young girl, Hajja Souad left her village of Aqqur near Jerusalem and moved to live at the mansion of the newly appointed British High Commissioner in Palestine, Sir. Alan Cunningham. In the early 1940s, she grew up as the adopted daughter of Mrs. Cunningham who teaches her the British way of life. When the British forces withdrew and the Union Jack was drawn down the port of Haifa, the Cunninghams left back to London, leaving Hajja Souad left alone to her fate in the big mansion.
The Shroud Maker is a new dark satire by Ahmed Masoud, which tells the story of survival. This one woman comedy delves deep into the intimate life of ordinary Palestinians and takes the audience through the history of Palestine through a very personal story. About the Author:
Ahmed Masoud is a writer, director and academic based in the UK and author of Vanished: The Mysterious Disappearance of Mustafa Ouda. His plays include Camouflage (London, May 2017), Walaa/Loyalty (London, June & November 2014), Unto the Breach (London, November 2012 & Vienna, November 2013) and Go to Gaza, Drink the Sea (London, 2009 & Edinburgh Fringe, August 2009). His radio piece Escape from Gaza was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2011.
£15 Solidarity Ticket (supports a free place for a BTEC student to see the 2.30pm matinee performance)
£10 Standard Ticket
£5 Concession Ticket
plus £1 booking fee per ticket
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.
Josh Berry is a stand-up comedian, producer, writer and satirist best known for his online comedy content which has hundreds of millions of views.
JOSH BERRY: WHO DOES HE THINK HE IS?
Josh Berry will mock people who went to slightly more prestigious private schools than him and whinge about his career for the best part of forty minutes. Josh will also probably do some impressions in this time even though he pretends to be artistically above all that stuff now.
“Josh Berry? Fair play man, fair play” James Acaster.
“Highly amusing” Gyles Brandreth.
“Absolutely superb” Jon Culshaw.
“Truly excellent work” Omid Djalili.
“A remarkable new talent” Rob Brydon.
RAFE HUBRIS: IN AUDITORIUM CUM HUBRIS
Rafe Hubris (BA, OXON) is, by his own admission, ‘the most promising 25 year old special advisor (SPAD) to the Conservative party and definitely the most classic’.
Watch this supremely confident Eton and Oxford alumnus tell the story of the pandemic which he helped the government organise ‘vary vary wall’.
The show will be divided between Rafe’s ‘absolutely classic’ anecdotes about his time in government and his answers to your submitted questions.
Rafe has also promised to secure all those who buy a ticket with a tasty PPE contract (PPE is incidentally what Rafe studied at Oxford University when he was a student there getting a degree from Oxford).
“Enjoyable” Dominic Maxwell, The Times.
“Brilliant” Owen Jones
Start Time: 8pm
Tickets: £14, plus £1 booking fee
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.