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So You Think You’re Funny 2019 Grand Final

August 24, 2019 |

It was back in the mists of time, well 1988 actually, that Gilded Balloon Grande Dame Karen Koren instigated what is arguably the premier comedy competition for new acts and over the years it has grown in stature. The alumni … Read More

Mark Thompson’s Spectacular Science Show 5*****

August 22, 2019 |

The show description states “think science is boring, think again” and that’s exactly what Mark Thompson’s inspirational show does. Before the show starts there are various objects on the stage so you know there’s definitely going to be experiments. The … Read More

Laura Lexx:- Knee Jerk 5*****

August 22, 2019 |

It can’t be very often that I have come out from what is a 5 star show with a tinge of disappointment. But I did with this show. Not for the comedian or the content which were first class, but … Read More

Daisy Earl:- Fairy Elephant 3.5***

August 21, 2019 |

Given her normal speaking voice you could wonder how Daisy Earl won Scottish Comedian of the Year a year or two ago, but she is actually 75% Scot. You could also wonder at the tough love displayed by her mother … Read More

Tom Crosbie : Nerd World Problems 5*****

August 21, 2019 |

I was sitting having a quiet drink with my friend when Tom sat down and flyered us. My friend does computer programming or something similar and was immediately interested, I thought to myself this nerd world thing looks a lot … Read More

Jon Culshaw and Bill Dare : The Great British Take off 4****

August 21, 2019 |

Jon Culshaw impressionist and comedian is best known for his work on the radio comedy Dead Ringers and TVs Spitting Image. He is also famous for his call to number 10. Impersonating William Hague, he is put through to then … Read More

Zoe Lyons : Entry Level Human 5*****

August 20, 2019 |

Zoe Lyons is a huge talent. A great story teller and an energetic performer. We are in one of the larger venues; the Debating Hall and soon this large space is filled with laughter as Zoe bounds on to the … Read More

Alison Spittle; mother of god 4****

August 17, 2019 |

The audience is greeted with a large naive Cornflake and wool encrusted cardboard shield emblazoned with the cross. It sets the mood nicely for Alison’s tale of her early ambitions for primary school’s greatest female role; Mary. Her set moves … Read More

Maria Shehata – Hero 3***

August 14, 2019 |

Maria Shehata is of Egyptian Coptic Christian heritage and American nationality, but feels most at home living in Britain. It is navigating her identity as a grown woman and the expectations on her from these cultures, which forms the context … Read More

Bubble Show – Milkshake and the Winter Bubble 4****

August 12, 2019 |

Kurt Murray and Lulia Benze, aka Dr Bubble and Milkshake create a brand-new theatre show every year. For 2019 they perform an adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Match Girl using puppets, costume changes and of course lots of … Read More