Nottingham Playhouse - Comedy Events http://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/events/rss/category/comedy Comedy Events at Nottingham Playhouse en-gb <![CDATA[It’s a Trap! The Improvised Star Wars Show]]> Neville Studio 0.00000000 0.00000000 THE IMPROVISED STAR WARS SHOW returns to Nottingham Playhouse after last year’s sell-out show

Saturday 4 May 2019 at 7.45pm

Tickets: £9/ £7 concession

Age Rating: Age 18+


<p>A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away&#8230; </p> <p><span class="caps">THE</span> <span class="caps">IMPROVISED</span> <span class="caps">STAR</span> <span class="caps">WARS</span> <span class="caps">SHOW</span> returns to Nottingham Playhouse after last year’s sell-out show, bringing you the hilarious, untold, and completely unofficial tales of the Star Wars universe!</p> <p>Taking a title suggestion from the audience, IT’S A <span class="caps">TRAP</span>! fills in the gaps between the films, exploring old characters and inventing new ones, showing us the locations and real stories neglected by Star Wars canon. Every show is a unique chapter of Star Wars, complementing and breaking the universe in new, unexpected and ingenious ways. Truly geeky, hilarious entertainment – whether or not you’re a fan of Star Wars – this IS the show you’re looking for.</p> <p>“A fun filled hour of geeky entertainment.” – <strong>Midlands Improv</strong></p> <p>“Local Improv heroes” – <strong>The Metro</strong></p> <p>“Better than The Phantom Menace.” – <strong>Everyone who saw The Phantom Menace</strong></p> <p>“Unique performances that have the audience in stitches.” – <strong>LeftLion</strong></p> <p>“A strong, professional, highly skilled and thoroughly entertaining performance.” – <strong>Behind the Arras</strong> </p> <p>MissImp is one of the longest running improvised comedy theatre companies in the UK, celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2018. With a residency at Nottingham Playhouse, multiple monthly shows and offering a weekly drop-in for the last fifteen years, MissImp is a vibrant, ever-changing improv community.</p> ]]>
2019-05-04T19:45:00 2019-05-04T19:45:00
<![CDATA[Algorithms]]> Neville Studio 0.00000000 0.00000000 Part of The Party Somewhere Else Festival

Tuesday 14 May, 8.30pm

Tickets: £12 / £10 concession

Production Company: Sadie Clark

Age Rating: Age Guide 14+


<p><a href="https://nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/whats-on/other/the-party-somewhere-else-festival/"><img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1499.4879.tpseheader/400x400.fitdown.jpg" alt="" /></a></p> <h4>Part of The Party Somewhere Else Festival</h4> <p>Brooke has it all: the job, the flat, the girlfriend&#8230; but what happens when things go tits up just before your 30th birthday? Brooke looks online for answers but it feels like everyone&#8217;s doing so much better than she is, and her overbearing mother is only another reminder of what life&#8217;s supposed to look like by now.</p> <p>A bisexual Bridget Jones for the online generation, this tragicomic one-woman play and its lovably hapless heroine is for anyone who’s wondered why they feel so lonely when connecting with others is meant to be easier than ever. </p> <p>Developed on Soho Theatre Writer’s Lab, longlisted for the Tony Craze Award 2018 &amp; fresh from two sell-out previews at Soho Theatre, this is writer/performer Sadie Clark’s debut play. Directed by Madelaine Moore whose credits include: ‘Ladykiller’ (Vault Festival 2019, Pleasance London, Pleasance Courtyard Edinburgh, Oldham Coliseum), double <span class="caps">OFFIE</span> nominated ‘Coconut’ (Ovalhouse &amp; National tour) and multiple <span class="caps">OFFIE</span> &amp; Broadway World nominated ‘The Awakening’(Jack Studio).</p> <p><em>“Brave, bold and brilliantly funny”</em> (<strong>Lisa Walters, Channel 4</strong>)</p> <p><strong>Captioned by The Difference Engine</strong><br /> <strong>This show has been programmed to accommodate parents bringing a babe in arms.</strong></p> <p><strong>Contains nudity</strong></p> <h4>New for 2019 &#8211; The Party Somewhere Else ticket fund</h4> <p>In 2019 we&#8217;ve extended our Outreach work to ensure as many people as possible are able to access our events. We&#8217;ve put some money aside to create a fund for people who would like to attend our events but cannot afford a ticket. If you would like to attend one of our events but cannot afford a ticket, email <a href="mailto://thepartysomewhereelse@gmail.com"><strong>thepartysomewhereelse@gmail.com</strong></a>, or call/text <strong>07375665140</strong> with your ticket request (max 2 tickets per request) and we&#8217;ll book and pay for tickets for you and arrange for you to collect them. We&#8217;ll keep doing this as long as there is money available. </p> <p>We&#8217;ve put some money in the pot, and you can too &#8211; if you&#8217;d like to contribute and cover the cost of an extra ticket (or tickets!) for someone else, you can make a one-off donation or sign up to contribute monthly. You&#8217;ll enable us to offer more free tickets to people who might not otherwise be able to attend. In other words, with your help, more people can come to the party. And we will love you forever for it, we promise. You can donate money to the ticket fund via a Paypal transfer to <a href="mailto://thepartysomewhereelse@gmail.com"><strong>thepartysomewhereelse@gmail.com</strong></a> or via <a href="Patreon.com/thepartysomewhereelse"><strong>Patreon.com/thepartysomewhereelse</strong></a>.</p> ]]>
2019-05-14T20:30:00 2019-05-14T20:30:00
<![CDATA[Sexy Lamp]]> Neville Studio 0.00000000 0.00000000 Part of The Party Somewhere Else Festival

Wednesday 15th May, 7pm

Tickets: £12 / £10 concession

Production Company: Katie Arnstein

Age Rating: Age guide 12+


<p><a href="https://nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/whats-on/other/the-party-somewhere-else-festival/"><img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1499.4879.tpseheader/400x400.fitdown.jpg" alt="" /></a></p> <h4>Part of The Party Somewhere Else Festival</h4> <p><em>&#8220;And so I figured if McDonald&#8217;s can call itself a restaurant, I can call myself an actor&#8221;.</em></p> <p>Ever since Katie was cast as the lead in her primary school Christmas show &#8220;Santa&#8217;s Snow Mobile&#8221; she believed there was a place for her in show business. Since then named, speaking and fully clothed roles have been hard to come by…</p> <p>Sexy Lamp brilliantly combines comedy, original songs and storytelling to shed a bright light on how ridiculous the industry can be and why Katie is refusing to stay in the dark any longer.</p> <p>From the writer and performer of Bicycles and Fish, winner of Show of the Week at <span class="caps">VAULT</span> Festival 2018.</p> <p>“Deceptively light, throughly entertaining and quietly punchy.” <strong>Lyn Gardner</strong><br /> “Genius” <strong>VoiceMag UK</strong><br /> “Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant” <strong>Within Her Words</strong><br /> “She really is one to watch.” <strong>Ought to be Clowns</strong></p> <p><strong>Captioned by The Difference Engine. This show will be a Relaxed Performance.</strong></p> <h4>New for 2019 &#8211; The Party Somewhere Else ticket fund</h4> <p>In 2019 we&#8217;ve extended our Outreach work to ensure as many people as possible are able to access our events. We&#8217;ve put some money aside to create a fund for people who would like to attend our events but cannot afford a ticket. If you would like to attend one of our events but cannot afford a ticket, email <a href="mailto://thepartysomewhereelse@gmail.com"><strong>thepartysomewhereelse@gmail.com</strong></a>, or call/text <strong>07375665140</strong> with your ticket request (max 2 tickets per request) and we&#8217;ll book and pay for tickets for you and arrange for you to collect them. We&#8217;ll keep doing this as long as there is money available. </p> <p>We&#8217;ve put some money in the pot, and you can too &#8211; if you&#8217;d like to contribute and cover the cost of an extra ticket (or tickets!) for someone else, you can make a one-off donation or sign up to contribute monthly. You&#8217;ll enable us to offer more free tickets to people who might not otherwise be able to attend. In other words, with your help, more people can come to the party. And we will love you forever for it, we promise. You can donate money to the ticket fund via a Paypal transfer to <a href="mailto://thepartysomewhereelse@gmail.com"><strong>thepartysomewhereelse@gmail.com</strong></a> or via <a href="Patreon.com/thepartysomewhereelse"><strong>Patreon.com/thepartysomewhereelse</strong></a>.</p> ]]>
2019-05-15T19:00:00 2019-05-15T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Adventures in Menstruating]]> Neville Studio 0.00000000 0.00000000 Part of The Party Somewhere Else Festival

Wednesday 15 May, 8.30pm

Tickets: £12 / £10 concession

Age Rating: Age guide 12+


<p><a href="https://nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/whats-on/other/the-party-somewhere-else-festival/"><img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1499.4879.tpseheader/400x400.fitdown.jpg" alt="" /></a></p> <h4>Part of The Party Somewhere Else Festival</h4> <p>For everything you never knew you needed to know about periods, there&#8217;s science comedian and sex educator Chella Quint. </p> <p>Her five-star show is a bloody funny period comedy about breaking taboos and ending period poverty with ad-busting, craftivism and a bleeding ridiculous conga line. As heard on <span class="caps">BBC</span> Radio 4’s A Bleeding Shame and Woman’s Hour, charmingly clever Chella deconstructs menstrual stigma with wit, craftivism and brute force, joyfully inviting audiences to hang ten on a crimson wave. </p> <p>Taboo-breaking period comedy for menstruators and non-menstruators of all genders. &#8216;Bloody awesome for all the right reasons&#8217; (ScotsGay.co.uk). &#8216;Funny and endearing&#8230; a clever comic&#8217; (BroadwayBaby.com). &#8216;This show shouldn&#8217;t just be on at the Fringe, it should be on the curriculum&#8217; **** (ThreeWeeks). &#8216;With her games, props and jokes, Quint seems to work some sort of magic&#8217; (Guardian). &#8216;Chella Quint is a force of nature&#8217; (Shami Chakrabarti). #periodpositive</p> <p><strong>This show will be a Relaxed Performance and <span class="caps">BSL</span> Interpreted.</strong></p> <h4>New for 2019 &#8211; The Party Somewhere Else ticket fund</h4> <p>In 2019 we&#8217;ve extended our Outreach work to ensure as many people as possible are able to access our events. We&#8217;ve put some money aside to create a fund for people who would like to attend our events but cannot afford a ticket. If you would like to attend one of our events but cannot afford a ticket, email <a href="mailto://thepartysomewhereelse@gmail.com"><strong>thepartysomewhereelse@gmail.com</strong></a>, or call/text <strong>07375665140</strong> with your ticket request (max 2 tickets per request) and we&#8217;ll book and pay for tickets for you and arrange for you to collect them. We&#8217;ll keep doing this as long as there is money available. </p> <p>We&#8217;ve put some money in the pot, and you can too &#8211; if you&#8217;d like to contribute and cover the cost of an extra ticket (or tickets!) for someone else, you can make a one-off donation or sign up to contribute monthly. You&#8217;ll enable us to offer more free tickets to people who might not otherwise be able to attend. In other words, with your help, more people can come to the party. And we will love you forever for it, we promise. You can donate money to the ticket fund via a Paypal transfer to <a href="mailto://thepartysomewhereelse@gmail.com"><strong>thepartysomewhereelse@gmail.com</strong></a> or via <a href="Patreon.com/thepartysomewhereelse"><strong>Patreon.com/thepartysomewhereelse</strong></a>.</p> ]]>
2019-05-15T20:30:00 2019-05-15T20:30:00
<![CDATA[DadMan: The Bathtime Warrior]]> Neville Studio 0.00000000 0.00000000 Part of The Party Somewhere Else Festival

Saturday 18 May, 12pm

Tickets: £12 / £10 concession

Production Company: Notnow Collective

Age Rating: Age Guide 15+


<p><a href="https://nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/whats-on/other/the-party-somewhere-else-festival/"><img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1499.4879.tpseheader/400x400.fitdown.jpg" alt="" /></a></p> <h4>Part of The Party Somewhere Else Festival</h4> <p>This is a show about not baby-sitting your own kids.</p> <p><strong>DadMan</strong> is a warrior. He stands strong at the gates of an ideal Birth-Plan and sings the blues about Being The Only Man At A Parent And Baby Group. </p> <p>He courageously navigates the precipices of School Runs. DadMan enters the contest for the title of The Breadwinner armed with wooden swords and Lego.</p> <p>This immersive and highly visual show, for adults, is a challenge: partly quiz, partly story intertwined with live music and original songs, partly total fantasy where DadMan dives in and out of the bathtub, running into Trust, Breasts, Flexi –Hours, Soft Play Areas and Sex (not necessarily in that order, or at the same time!!).</p> <p>Finally, <strong>DadMan</strong> realises there is actually another, much bigger mountain to climb.</p> <p>The female led Notnow Collective specialise in the baby-friendly, baby-welcoming and baby-proof shows for adult audiences. Enjoy a great night out at daytime, without needing to spend on a baby-sitter! </p> <p>Notnow collective return to <strong>The Party Somewhere Else</strong> after their successful show &#8211; Wonderwoman: The Naked truth which explored motherhood at last year&#8217;s festival.</p> <p>Babe-in-Arms- Our <span class="caps">BYOB</span> element makes performances relaxed and flexible to audience moving about.<br /> A free creche will be provided by Bulwell Toy Library. Places are limited so if you wish to book a creche space please email <a href="mailto://thepartysomewhereelse@gmail.com">thepartysomewhereelse@gmail.com</a> or call/text <strong>07375 665140</strong>.</p> <p><strong>The shows occasionally uses strong language, and deals with adult subject such as relationship issues and sex.</strong></p> <p><strong>Captioned by The Difference Engine</strong></p> <p>This show has been programmed to accommodate parents bringing a babe in arms.</p> <p><strong>Crèche available – Please book a space.</strong></p> <h4>New for 2019 &#8211; The Party Somewhere Else ticket fund</h4> <p>In 2019 we&#8217;ve extended our Outreach work to ensure as many people as possible are able to access our events. We&#8217;ve put some money aside to create a fund for people who would like to attend our events but cannot afford a ticket. If you would like to attend one of our events but cannot afford a ticket, email <a href="mailto://thepartysomewhereelse@gmail.com"><strong>thepartysomewhereelse@gmail.com</strong></a>, or call/text <strong>07375665140</strong> with your ticket request (max 2 tickets per request) and we&#8217;ll book and pay for tickets for you and arrange for you to collect them. We&#8217;ll keep doing this as long as there is money available. </p> <p>We&#8217;ve put some money in the pot, and you can too &#8211; if you&#8217;d like to contribute and cover the cost of an extra ticket (or tickets!) for someone else, you can make a one-off donation or sign up to contribute monthly. You&#8217;ll enable us to offer more free tickets to people who might not otherwise be able to attend. In other words, with your help, more people can come to the party. And we will love you forever for it, we promise. You can donate money to the ticket fund via a Paypal transfer to <a href="mailto://thepartysomewhereelse@gmail.com"><strong>thepartysomewhereelse@gmail.com</strong></a> or via <a href="Patreon.com/thepartysomewhereelse"><strong>Patreon.com/thepartysomewhereelse</strong></a>.</p> ]]>
2019-05-18T12:00:00 2019-05-18T12:00:00
<![CDATA[Shelley Draper is Camilla, Cat and Jules]]> Ustinov Room 0.00000000 0.00000000 Part of The Party Somewhere Else Festival

Saturday 18 May, 6pm

£8

Production Company: Shelley Draper

Age Rating: Age guide 14+


<p><a href="https://nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/whats-on/other/the-party-somewhere-else-festival/"><img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1499.4879.tpseheader/400x400.fitdown.jpg" alt="" /></a></p> <h4>Part of The Party Somewhere Else Festival</h4> <p>2017 &#8211; The Weinstein scandal breaks, #MeToo explodes and the Time&#8217;s Up movement is born. Someone resigns from government for &#8220;touching someones knee&#8221;. A new wave of feminism begins (fourth or fifth? I&#8217;m losing count now). It&#8217;s SO effective that the <span class="caps">USA</span> elects a pussy grabber for president. </p> <p>2019 &#8211; The dust has settled, dried in the intense heat of 2018, been pissed on and turned into sludge. Three very different women are wading through it&#8230;</p> <p>Three monologues, written and performed by an actor responding in character whilst all the furore was ‘kicking off’. Stupid and poignant. And It’s quite funny.</p> <p><strong>Captioned by The Difference Engine</strong></p> <p><strong>Contains strong language and/or adult themes. It contains swearing, adult themes and potentially triggering content.</strong></p> <h4>New for 2019 &#8211; The Party Somewhere Else ticket fund</h4> <p>In 2019 we&#8217;ve extended our Outreach work to ensure as many people as possible are able to access our events. We&#8217;ve put some money aside to create a fund for people who would like to attend our events but cannot afford a ticket. If you would like to attend one of our events but cannot afford a ticket, email <a href="mailto://thepartysomewhereelse@gmail.com"><strong>thepartysomewhereelse@gmail.com</strong></a>, or call/text <strong>07375665140</strong> with your ticket request (max 2 tickets per request) and we&#8217;ll book and pay for tickets for you and arrange for you to collect them. We&#8217;ll keep doing this as long as there is money available. </p> <p>We&#8217;ve put some money in the pot, and you can too &#8211; if you&#8217;d like to contribute and cover the cost of an extra ticket (or tickets!) for someone else, you can make a one-off donation or sign up to contribute monthly. You&#8217;ll enable us to offer more free tickets to people who might not otherwise be able to attend. In other words, with your help, more people can come to the party. And we will love you forever for it, we promise. You can donate money to the ticket fund via a Paypal transfer to <a href="mailto://thepartysomewhereelse@gmail.com"><strong>thepartysomewhereelse@gmail.com</strong></a> or via <a href="Patreon.com/thepartysomewhereelse"><strong>Patreon.com/thepartysomewhereelse</strong></a>.</p> ]]>
2019-05-18T18:00:00 2019-05-18T18:00:00
<![CDATA[The Question]]> Neville Studio 0.00000000 0.00000000 Part of The Party Somewhere Else Festival

Saturday 18th May, 8.30pm

Tickets: £12 / £10 concession

Age Rating: Age guide 12+


<p><a href="https://nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/whats-on/other/the-party-somewhere-else-festival/"><img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1499.4879.tpseheader/400x400.fitdown.jpg" alt="" /></a></p> <h4>Part of The Party Somewhere Else Festival</h4> <p>We&#8217;ve all got questions in us. Am I good enough? Will this relationship last? Why does it always rain on me? And what better way to answer them than in the form of a musical. Come ask your question and get Pippa Evans (The Showstoppers, Radio 4) to sing you the answer. Accompanied by MD Christopher Ash (Wasted, The Showstoppers), Pippa will create before your eyes a musical about the question you never thought you&#8217;d be able to answer. This show involves light non-awful audience participation.</p> <p><strong>Contains strong language and/or adult themes.</strong></p> <h4>New for 2019 &#8211; The Party Somewhere Else ticket fund</h4> <p>In 2019 we&#8217;ve extended our Outreach work to ensure as many people as possible are able to access our events. We&#8217;ve put some money aside to create a fund for people who would like to attend our events but cannot afford a ticket. If you would like to attend one of our events but cannot afford a ticket, email <a href="mailto://thepartysomewhereelse@gmail.com"><strong>thepartysomewhereelse@gmail.com</strong></a>, or call/text <strong>07375665140</strong> with your ticket request (max 2 tickets per request) and we&#8217;ll book and pay for tickets for you and arrange for you to collect them. We&#8217;ll keep doing this as long as there is money available. </p> <p>We&#8217;ve put some money in the pot, and you can too &#8211; if you&#8217;d like to contribute and cover the cost of an extra ticket (or tickets!) for someone else, you can make a one-off donation or sign up to contribute monthly. You&#8217;ll enable us to offer more free tickets to people who might not otherwise be able to attend. In other words, with your help, more people can come to the party. And we will love you forever for it, we promise. You can donate money to the ticket fund via a Paypal transfer to <a href="mailto://thepartysomewhereelse@gmail.com"><strong>thepartysomewhereelse@gmail.com</strong></a> or via <a href="Patreon.com/thepartysomewhereelse"><strong>Patreon.com/thepartysomewhereelse</strong></a>.</p> ]]>
2019-05-18T20:30:00 2019-05-18T20:30:00
<![CDATA[Reginald D Hunter 2019]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Reginald D Hunter sets out on a forty date tour of the UK and Ireland in 2019 with his highly anticipated new show.

Wednesday 22nd May 2019, 8pm

£24.50 - £22.50


<p>“COMEDY OF A <span class="caps">RARE</span> SCOPE” ★★★★★ Times</p> <p>Celebrating his twentieth anniversary as a comedian living and performing in the UK, Reginald D Hunter sets out on a 40 date tour of the UK and Ireland in 2019 with his highly anticipated new show.</p> <p>Reginald’s searingly honest material has garnered him a popular fan base that spans the generations. His appearances on television have included Have I Got News For You, 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown and the hugely popular BBC2 series Reginald D Hunter’s Songs Of The South and its equally successful follow up Reginald D Hunter’s Songs Of The Border, both of which documented the growth of American popular song.</p> <p>“HE <span class="caps">HAS</span> <span class="caps">THE</span> <span class="caps">AUDIENCE</span> IN <span class="caps">THE</span> <span class="caps">PALM</span> OF <span class="caps">HIS</span> HAND” ★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine</p> ]]>
2019-05-22T20:00:00 2019-05-22T20:00:00
<![CDATA[PAUL MERTON’S IMPRO CHUMS]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Paul Merton and friends flex their improvisational muscles to delight and entertain audiences in this country and abroad.

Friday 24 May 2019 at 8pm

Tickets: £24.50

Age Rating: Age recommendation 14+


<p>Paul Merton, Lee Simpson, Richard Vranch, Suki Webster, Mike McShane and accompanist Kirsty Newton are back on the road in 2019 to visit some of their favourite parts of the UK with another evening of mind-blowing improvisation. The collective improvisational experience embodied in the Chums is enough to stun an elephant. They flex their improvisational muscles to delight and entertain audiences in this country and abroad.</p> <p><strong><em>&#8220;Merton&#8217;s chums are some of the most seasoned performers in this field and know just how to work the games, the suggestions and the audience for maximum effect… pure hilarity.&#8221;</em></strong> <br /> ★★★★★ British Theatre Guide</p> <p><strong><em>&#8220;They continue to be the finest exponents of the improv art&#8221;</em></strong> <br /> ★★★★★ Daily Mirror</p> <p><strong>Age Recommendation: 14+</strong></p> ]]>
2019-05-24T20:00:00 2019-05-24T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Julian Clary: Born to Mince]]> Are you ready for some filth? I know I am. It’s been a while since I sallied forth to pleasure the provinces with my particular brand of saucy innuendo. Let me at them!

Saturday 1 June 2019 at 7.30pm

Tickets: £26.50 (£24.50 concessions)


<p><strong>&#8220;Are you ready for some filth? I know I am. It’s been a while since I sallied forth to pleasure the provinces with my particular brand of saucy innuendo. Let me at them!&#8221;</strong></p> <p>In this outrageously camp new show, (that he was going to call Bed Knobs and Knee Pads but was advised might not sell too well in Harrogate), renowned homosexual Julian Clary will bare his soul as never before in the interests of light entertainment. </p> <p>He’ll murder some well known songs along the way, no doubt, read you a sneak preview from his next memoir A Night At the Lubricant and make withering remarks about punters foolish enough to sit in the front row. You know the kind of thing. It’s the only life he knows. Don’t miss out. </p> <p>This might well be the final mince…</p> <p><strong><em>&#8220;Julian Clary unleashes a tsunami of smut&#8221;</em></strong> <br /> The Guardian</p> <p>Recommended 16+</p> ]]>
2019-06-01T19:30:00 2019-06-01T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Comedy Summerslam 2019]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Upfront Comedy makes a long awaited return to Nottingham Playhouse with a heavyweight line up guaranteeing summer belly laughs.

Sunday 30 June at 8pm

Tickets: £17.50 (£15 concession)

Production Company: Upfront Comedy presents


<p><strong>Early Bird Offer: Buy before Saturday 20 April and get your tickets for just £17.50 each</strong></p> <p>Upfront Comedy makes a long awaited return to Nottingham Playhouse with a heavyweight line up guaranteeing summer belly laughs.</p> <p>Comedian turned Teletubbie John Simmit introduces funny Muslim (&amp; disappointing daughter) Shazia Mirza, comedy&#8217;s new queen Judi Love, viral sensation Aurie Styla &amp; the electric Kane Brown. </p> <p><em>&#8220;The most enterprising black comedy promoters in the country&#8221;</em> <strong>The Guardian</strong> </p> ]]>
2019-06-30T20:00:00 2019-06-30T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Sindhu Vee - Sandhog]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer Nominee 2018, Sindhu Vee extends her UK tour

Saturday 7 September at 7.30pm

Tickets: £19 / £17.50 concession


<p>Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer Nominee 2018, Sindhu Vee extends her UK tour due to popular demand with her critically acclaimed show, Sandhog.</p> <p>Loving your children, spouse and ageing parents (in that order, please don’t tell my mother) is very hard work, very intense and a lot of the time it sucks. But who wants to live without love? Highly anticipated debut from the host of BBCR4’s Comedy of the Week podcast. As seen on QI &#8211; BBC2, Have I Got News for You &#8211; BBC1 and Alan Davies As Yet Untitled &#8211; Dave, and heard on Guilty Feminist podcast. </p> <p>“one of the finest hours of stand-up I&#8217;ve ever witnessed” – <strong>I Talk Telly</strong></p> <p>“Acerbic perspective and unapologetic delivery of less politically correct home truths”— <strong>The List</strong></p> <p>★★★★★ I Talk Telly <br /> ★★★★One4Review <br /> ★★★★Fringe Biscuit <br /> ★★★★Fest <br /> ★★★★ The Times <br /> ★★★★Fest Mag </p> ]]>
2019-09-07T19:30:00 2019-09-07T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Ben Elton]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000

Monday 30th September 2019, 7.30pm

£31.00

Production Company: Phil McIntyre Entertainments


<p>More than 30 years ago, Ben Elton exploded into the national consciousness hosting Channel 4’s ground breaking Saturday Live. Now, after a 15 year absence, the Godfather of modern stand-up returns to the medium he did so much to define. Back on the road with an all new stand-up show, Ben promises to try and make sense of a world which appears to have gone stark raving mad. </p> <p>As Ben says: &#8220;The last time I toured I was still smarter than my phone. Things have definitely taken a funny turn.&#8221;</p> <p>The 53 date tour kicks off in Dublin on 27 September and then travels across the UK culminating in Torquay on 30 November. Tickets for all shows will go on sale on Monday 10 December.</p> <p>&#8216;<em>Just give him a stage and a microphone and Ben Elton is the best. No contest.</em>&#8216;<br /> <strong>The Sunday Times</strong></p> <p>&#8216;<em>There is nothing, absolutely nothing to beat Ben Elton live!</em>&#8216;<br /> <strong>Evening Standard</strong></p> ]]>
2019-09-30T19:30:00 2019-09-30T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Sh*t-faced Shakespeare®: A Midsummer Night's Dream]]> Main House 0.00000000 0.00000000 Sh!t-faced Shakespeare is the hilarious combination of an entirely serious adaptation of a Shakespearian classic

Saturday 5 October at 7.30pm

£21.50

Production Company: Sh!t-faced Shakespeare

Age Rating: Age 16+


<p>The smash-hit, internationally acclaimed, award-winning, multi sell-out fringe phenomenon is finally off on a UK tour with their version of A Midsummer Night&#8217;s Dream. Sh!t-faced Shakespeare is the hilarious combination of an entirely serious adaptation of a Shakespearian classic, with an entirely sh!t-faced cast member.</p> <p>With one cast member selected at random and given four hours to drink before every show, we present you classical theatre as it was always meant to be seen. With a gin in one hand, a cup of wine in the other and a flagon of ale in the other&#8230; What could possibly go wrong?</p> <p><em>&#8216;A great night out to get properly pucked up. It&#8217;s what Willy would have wanted&#8217;</em> <strong>Time Out</strong><br /> <em>&#8216;There is no doubt this is a hoot to watch&#8217;</em> <strong>Evening Standard</strong></p> <p><strong>Age 16+</strong></p> ]]>
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<![CDATA[The Vox Pops – Improvised Comedy from True Stories]]> Neville Studio 0.00000000 0.00000000 Get ready for a sketch show to be made up in front of your very eyes

Saturday 12 October 2019 at 7.45pm

Tickets: £9/£7 concession

Age Rating: Age 18+


<p>Get ready for a sketch show to be made up in front of your very eyes as <span class="caps">THE</span> <span class="caps">VOX</span> <span class="caps">POPS</span> bring their signature blend of hilarious characters and comic scenes back to the Nottingham Playhouse!</p> <p>In every show they have a different special guest speaker who tells true stories from their life based on audience suggestions, which form the inspiration for a sketch show that will never happen again.</p> <p>The truth has never been funnier!</p> <p>Nottingham’s MissImp is the longest continuously running improvised theatre company outside of London, and in 2018 celebrated it’s 20th anniversary producing top quality improvised comedy theatre in Nottingham and the East Midlands.</p> <p>“Improv Heroes” &#8211; <strong>The Metro</strong></p> <p>“Totally bizarre, funny, and enthralling!”- <strong>Nottingham Evening Post</strong></p> <p>“Each show is a unique performance which leaves the audience in stitches!” &#8211; <strong>LeftLion</strong></p> ]]>
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