When the deceptive circus magician Oscar ‘Oz’ Diggs is swept away and finds himself in the land of Oz, he thinks that power and fortune are his for the taking. But little does he know of the lies and deceit that awaits him. The people of Oz are convinced that Oscar is the great wizard that legend foretold and is entrusted with the role of vanquishing the wicked witch. After meeting three witches, Oscar quickly becomes blind to their manipulative ways, and is swept along within their vindictive games. Leaving Oscar to try and discover who is good and who is evil before it's too late. Meanwhile, the people of Oz are quickly starting to doubt his true power and question his character. Can Oscar become the honourable man they were promised and help end the conflict that has spread across the land? Can he become Oz the Great and Powerful?
Come and join us on Weds 27th - Fri 29th November to find out.
Full Price: £11.50
Plus £1 booking fee.
Please note the student ticket price of £8.50 is only available to school groups attending the performance. For more information please contact 1532 on email@example.com
Join award winning GP and author Dr Dominique Thompson for an enlightening and entertaining talk with Q&A about raising teenagers to thrive in the modern world.
The talk is aimed primarily at parents of all secondary school age children, as part of a national tour coinciding with the launch of Dominique's new book How to Grow a Grown Up (PenguinRandomHouse), co-authored with education expert Fabienne Vailes, but it will also be of interest to teachers, and those who work with young adults everywhere.
Dominique has been interviewed about the book on Sky TV and in The Times.
Parenting in the 21st century means navigating a very different world to the one in which we grew up. Our children are under 24/7 pressure to be ‘always on’ and their ‘best self’ and they are often less prepared for a challenging world.
Feedback from a 16 year old audience member.
“It’s so good that someone knows what world I have to live in. She speaks sense Mum.”
Dr Dominique Thompson is the UK’s leading GP on student mental health and she will reveal why young people may be struggling more, and what we can all do to help our children develop the life skills they need to thrive in this new and changing world.
Whether you are supporting a young person struggling with academic pressure, school or university life, or you are curious about what lies ahead for your younger child, How to Grow a Grown Up will help you to build your child's confidence and resilience - so they can become a strong, happy and independent adult.
Praise for Dominique's previous talks:
“The talk was great. For me as a parent it is good to know what kind of behaviour I can see in my children, why it is happening with us and what to do or not to do in some cases. It was explained why young people have mental health problems. The talk was very useful. Many thanks!”
“Dom was brilliant and such an informative talk - interesting and helpful material covered”
“Excellent , Dominique Thompson always manages to give me something else to think about- she is a really engaging speaker”
Bristol Grammar School Music Department presents
The National Youth Jazz Orchestra
The UK's premier cutting-edge youth jazz orchestra live in concert.
The 24-piece NYJO Jazz Orchestra is the gateway to the profession for many future stars of the UK jazz scene, and countless musical theatre and session musicians. NYJO’s alumni include Guy Barker, Laura Jurd, Mark Nightingale and Amy Winehouse, plus the leader of the Strictly Come Dancing band Dave Arch (and most of his band members) and music supervisor for the London 2012 Olympics Martin Koch.
The orchestra performs around 35 gigs each year, including recently the BBC Proms, the EFG London Jazz Festival, European tours with our German and Dutch counterparts BuJazzO and NJJO, and annual residencies at Ronnie Scott’s jazz club.
Mark Armstrong, Artistic and Music Director
Mark studied at Oxford University and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London. Re-appointed as the Artistic and Music Director for NYJO in 2012, Mark had taken the rehearsals and written for the band for many years – before that Mark was a member of the NYJO’s trumpet section.
As a composer and arranger he has written extensively for big band and is a former winner of the BBC Big Band Competition arranging prize. Additionally, he composes and arranges for a variety of forces from small jazz ensemble to full orchestra and many of his works have been recorded by NYJO.
As a performer, he was nominated in the best trumpet category of the 2007 Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Awards and he performs regularly with the Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra and in small groups. Mark is Jazz Professor at the Royal College of Music in London and works as a moderator, trainer and examiner for the ABRSM.
£12 full price, £10 concession, plus £1 booking fee.
It’s me, Loulie, AKA your new step-mummy! In this show I’ll examine relationships (all kinds, baby), mental health (other people’s, I’m fine) and perverts (that one is mainly me, actually).
I’ll be oversharing, wanging on about spirituality and giving everyone some much unwanted advice.
As seen/heard on Taskmaster, QI, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Travel Man, Hypothetical, The Russell Howard Hour, The Unbelievable Truth, Ultimate Worrier and more.
"A comedian who leaves you wanting more" ★★★★ Times
"She’s terrific" ★★★★ Guardian
"Lou Sanders deserves a Comedy Award nod… her best show yet" ★★★★ Evening Standard
"Thank the comedy Gods" ★★★★ Chortle
Start Time: 8pm
Age Guidance: 16+
£13, plus £1 booking fee
Tom Rosenthal, previous winner of the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year and nominated for Best Breakthrough Artist at the British Comedy Awards, "packs in a high degree of laughs per minute" (The List) for his debut at 1532.
Let the beaky boy from Friday Night Dinner (Channel 4) and Plebs (ITV2) tell you the story of how he spent his life trying to avenge the theft of his foreskin.
As seen as the drunkest guy on Drunk History (Comedy Central), sassing Chris Ramsey on Roast Battle (Comedy Central) and getting overly competitive in the pub quiz (The Alwyne Castle).
Presented by Chuckle Busters
Berk’s Nest, in association with Casarotto Ramsay & Associates, presents
Arabella Weir: Does My Mum Loom Big In This?
"Comedy gold" The Guardian
The mother of all confessional shows from the bestselling author and star of The Fast Show and Two Doors Down.
Does My Mum Loom Big In This? is for everyone who’s had a mother or been a mother, featuring hair-raising hilarious true stories from Arabella’s dysfunctional childhood and her life as a single working mother.
Devastatingly funny, excruciatingly honest and definitely embarrassing for all of Arabella’s relatives, not to mention herself, this is a helter-skelter tour of appalling – and appallingly funny – maternal behaviour.
“Arabella Weir has a unique knack of making appalling (and true) stuff funny” Sandi Toksvig
“Arabella Weir is simply sensational” Joanna Lumley
“She’s a mother, she’s a comedy godmother, and her show is marvellous”
“Mirth, motherhood, misery. Arabella is brilliantly funny in her new show” Paul
Start Time: 8.00pm
£19.00 Full Price / £18.00 Concessions, plus £1.00 booking fee
Age Guidance: None
Dom Joly is best known as the creator of Trigger Happy TV. And now the writer and broadcaster is undertaking his first UK tour since 2011, giving fans a rare opportunity to see him live. Dom will be talking about his exploits as a serial globe-trotting and seeker of dangerous travel spots. From North Korea though the Congo and Syria to Chernobyl, he's visited some of the most unusual places on the planet. Joly famously attended school with Osama Bin Laden and armed with a trusty Powerpoint, fans can expect his holiday snaps to provide comedy and a sense of danger.
The best-selling author will meet fans after the show to sign copies of his latest book, The Hezbollah Hiking Club.
Tickets: £18, 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.
Physically ambitious, strikingly original dance.
VERVE’s exceptional dancers tackle brand new works by Olivier award-winning dance theatre maker BOTIS SEVA, prolific dancer-turned-acclaimed-choreographer LALI AYGUADÉ, rising star in Scandinavian contemporary dance MARI CARRASCO, and maverick choreographer DOUGLAS THORPE.
Fourteen dancers. Four distinct, exhilarating works. See where dance is now and where it may go next.
VERVE is the internationally touring postgraduate company of Northern School of Contemporary Dance (NSCD).
Brister has it all: a wife, kids, a house and a job she loves (sometimes) so what the hell is she moaning about?
Join Jen as she takes an irreverent look at the often controversial subject of 'privilege'. Who has it? Who doesn't? And why does no one like to admit they have any?
“A powerhouse performance” ★★★★½ Chortle
“A big dose of double up funny” ★★★★★ DeadLine News
“Glorious raging” ★★★★ Broadway Baby
“Brister uses anger to quite stunning comedic effect” ★★★★★ Skinny
“Blisteringly funny” ★★★★ List
Presented by Little Wander and Chuckle Busters-
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.