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Colourful Stories

Short stories about Colourful World “Сундук со сказками” приглашает самых маленьких зрителей и их родителей на новый интерактивный спектакль! Нас вдохновили поэтичные истории латышского писателя Иманта Зиедониса. Истории, в которых проза жизни превращается в чудо. Каждый день, начиная с восхода солнца нас окружают сказки, надо только уметь приглядеться и прислушаться. И бывают они разные - добрые и злые, веселые и грустные, а мы расскажем вам РАЗНОЦВЕТНЫЕ. Расскажем как жужжит желтая сказка, шелестит зеленая, как поспела, подрумянилась коричневая. «Разноцветные сказки» направлены на воспитание чувств, развитие воображения. Знакомят с цветом посредством ощущений. Каждый звук, образ не пройдут мимо и не останутся незамеченными. Мы вместе научимся фантазировать, видеть сказочное в простых вещах.

Paul Chowdhry – Work In Progress

Come and see the stand-up comedy powerhouse & star of Taskmaster and Live at The Apollo. Voted one of 2018’s top 10 shows at Wembley Arena (it was actually the best one).

Robert Ross presents: Tyler Butterworth - The Unknown Peter Butterworth

Comedy actor Peter Butterworth is undoubtedly best-loved as an integral member of the Carry On team, appearing in sixteen of the film classics as well as an eighteen-month run in the West End, seaside summer season, television situation comedy and Christmas specials. But behind the cheeky innuendo and hilarious slapstick, Butterworth had endured a secret war of prison camp hardship, daring escape plans, and unsung bravery. Peter's actor and producer son Tyler, reveals the fascinating truth of his father's war and the road to comedy success. After the presentation, in conversation with comedy historian Robert Ross, Tyler, star of Mike & Angelo and The Darling Buds of May, will discuss his own career as well as those of his extraordinary parents, Janet Brown and Peter Butterworth.

Ebdon Management presents: A Showcase

Ebdon Management presents a tremendous selection of up and coming talent for your delectation. Only founded 4 years ago, but already know as an industry tastemaker, Ebdon Management introduces their newest clients in a quick fire showcase designed to give you a flavour of their eclectic list. Jessica Fostekew The Delightful Sausage Roisin and Chiara David Mills George Rigden James Meehan Esther Manito Ryan Dalton

Nick Dixon: Christianity and Me

Nick Dixon is considering doing something so controversial and shameful he will be ridiculed and hated by the comedy community, his family, and most of the country...he is thinking of returning to Christianity. With the country divided, relations between men and women breaking down, and mental health issues on the rise, Nick wonders whether a return to the principles of Christianity is what we need. What better way to resolve all this than with a comedy show? "Hugely engaging" - The Times "A future success" - Chortle "Well worth looking out for" - Jason Manford

Naomi McDonald: Copycat

Impressionist, comedian and singer Naomi brings to life all your favourite stars in her brand-new show. It’s your chance to see celebs as you’ve never seen them before! Adele croons over custard creams, Nigella Lawson defrosts meals in her bathtub and Melania Trump hits the bottle hard. This is a fast, fun hour full of impressions, spoof songs and full on ridiculousness. As heard on BBC Radio 2’s Celebrity Lip Service, Naomi is familiar to millions due to her work on Sky, Capital FM and Cartoon Network. "Brilliant impressions!" - Rory Bremner "Tour de force" - Terry Mynott "Fabulous characters! Really made me laugh!" - Chris Barry

Harriet Braine: Les Admirables (Edinburgh Preview)

In this historical feminist coming-of-age musical comedy show, Harriet brings forth a team of rebellious women from the history of science to help her wage battle against ignorance, patriarchy and her inner demons. She also looks back over her career as a performer, from school plays to now, presenting her achievements alongside those of renowned inventors, healers and technological pioneers. Bold move, idiot. "Marvellous" - Chortle "Her lyrics were truly inspired" - Bruce Dessau "Fairly niche" - Stylist Magazine **** "Light and very witty" - Funny Women **** "Immense talent" - Entertainment Focus "If you like musical comedy with a twist, Harriet will have you howling" - Metro Funny Women Award winner and So You Think You're Funny? finalist, 2016. Buxton Fringe Comedy Award winner 2017. Musical Comedy Awards best newcomer 2016 Amused Moose Comedy Award finalist 2017 Nominated for Best Musical Comedy Show at Leicester Comedy Festival 2018

Cally Beaton: Invisible (Edinburgh Preview)

Invisible is an unflinching, hilarious and unexpected insight into life at an age when the world ghosts you. Cally recalls the time she nearly disappeared in Iceland (the country, not the shop). From behind the lines of the mid-life resistance she gets her shellacked claws into survival, turning gender stereotypes on their head as she goes. She won't go gentle into that good night. She might go mental. But she'll never go gentle. As seen on QI. "Properly funny" - Sandi Toksvig "Clever running gags" - ★★★★ TheArtsDesk.com "Exciting and hilarious talent" - Time Out

Tales from the Shed

Tales from the Shed are vibrant, interactive theatre shows that are perfect for young children. They are informal, lively and amazingly engaging as the performers and audience share the same space - children are always encouraged to make a lot of noise and to help make the story happen. We guarantee that every show will be fun, really silly and that there will be plenty of colourful puppets and live songs. Every week we present different stories featuring the same much loved characters - from Can-Can the beautiful bird to laid back Lion Down and The Thing That Goes Blurgh! Babes in arms, under 18 months, go free!

Jeremy Nicholas: After Dinner Stories (From My Disastrous Broadcasting Career)

What’s it like to be the 11th most famous BBC Jeremy, behind Paxman, Clarkson, Vine and the rest? Sony Award-winning broadcaster, Jeremy Nicholas brings his successful Gilded Balloon show from the Edinburgh Fringe. Based on true-life stories from 27 years of trying not to get fired as a reporter and presenter on TV and radio with the BBC this London show is not to be missed. Jeremy has been described as ‘a complete anchor’, but he may have misheard. This is comedy storytelling at it’s finest. It’s like stand-up but without any ‘effing and jeffing’ and all told in a lovely BBC voice. Whether you listened to his breakfast show on BBC GLR, his serious shows on the World Service or his humorous ‘and finally’ reports for BBC News; this is a not to be missed show.

The Thinking Drinkers: Heroes of Hooch

The Thinking Drinkers return with a brand-new, hilarious and intoxicating look at history’s greatest drinkers. Enjoy five free drinks as the award-winning experts reveal how alcohol has inspired pioneering explorers, politicians and painters in equal measure, from Plato and Picasso, to Nelson, Napoleon and Norm from Cheers. You'll learn a lot, laugh a lot and, don't forget, you get five free drinks. "Pioneers of alcohol based comedy" - Sunday Times "A terrific show. The best value for money in town" - ★★★★ Scotsman "Hugely funny, genuinely fascinating" - ★★★★ Edinburgh Evening News

Stoph Demetriou: Acting in Bad Faith

Stoph Demetriou’s Grandfather was raised on a peasant farm, left school at 11, fled a war in his home country and became an active member of the communist party behind the Iron Curtain, before coming to London with £10 in his pocket to start a new life. Stoph is a narcissistic, quasi-intellectual out of work actor and comic who has convinced himself that he needs to suffer for his art, and his failures aren’t his fault. In this multi-media show, Stoph takes a long, hard look at where he’s at in his life, and seeks out the advice of his Granddad to try and gain some perspective. Stoph sets out to explain why self-deception, or “acting in bad faith”, is the cause and a symptom of all of our first-world angst, and hopefully manages to silence that inner voice of honesty that wakes you up at 4am to point out all your mistakes. ★★★★★ "Amazing. Innovative, energetic and superbly written" - Bunbury Magazine ★★★★ " It’s a remarkably well-presented and mirth-inducing affair with some great gags and a solid helping of on-the-button satire." - Evan Popplestone, Cinema’s Fringes ★★★★ “Free can of Diet Coke!” - The Hook

Flo and Joan: Work in Progress

Following a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2018, and off the back of a countrywide tour, musical comedy duo and sisters Flo & Joan are here to try an hour of new material‘These intricately crafted, flawlessly performed numbers will have you howling with laughter one minute, wiping away a tear the next' ★★★★ - Telegraph ' Their style is stiletto sharp, their diction perfect as they race through their complex rhymes ' - Evening Standard Winner – Best Musical Act - Leicester Comedy Festival 2018 Winner – Best Music and Variety Act - Chortle Awards 2018

The Not So New Comedian of the Year 2019 Semi-Finals

So you still think you’re funny? Forget cheery optimism & skinny jeans this is a competition for comics who've been around long enough to know better. Expect high standards and a hint of world weary cynicism as 100 not so new acts compete for the title of Not So New Comedian of the Year. The old ones are the best!

The Not So New Comedian of the Year 2019

So you still think you’re funny? Forget cheery optimism & skinny jeans this is a competition for comics who've been around long enough to know better. Expect high standards and a hint of world weary cynicism as 100 not so new acts compete for the title of Not So New Comedian of the Year. The old ones are the best! Just turn up and grab a seat, or book a place in advance to be sure of one.

The Future Boys

Bad Bat Productions presents ‘The Future Boys’ – a science fiction audio sitcom by Steve Jordan (Terror Tales, Doctor Who). This show will be the live recording of episodes 3 and 4 of the audio series following a successful Kickstarter campaign (listen to episodes 1 & 2 on iTunes for FREE). 'Bad Bat have established themselves as seriously hot talent in sci-fi comedy and will surely continue to capitalise on that well-earned reputation.' - Views from the Gods 'The makings of a classic series. ' – Snipe London 'Writer, producer and director, Steve Jordan has created a wonderfully silly and comic sci-fi universe that, with all its nods and winks to other works, stands very much on its own two feet.' - Camden Fringe Voyeur 'Exciting and hilarious science fiction…' - Remote Goat 'Splendidly thoughtful and hilarious…' - Forbidden Planet International

James McNicholas: The Boxer (Edinburgh Preview)

James’ grandad was world middleweight champion. By contrast, James’ school PE teacher once told him he was so unfit he’d be dead by the time he was 23. This is a story about a boxer told by a man who has never boxed. James is one third of sketch group BEASTS and one of the stars of the BBC’s Horrible Histories. “Pure, unabashed silliness.” - ★★★★ Metro

Jo Burke's Peculiar

Jo Burke is feeling peculiar. She's flipped her lid and will take you on a whirlwind tour of everything she finds strange, irritating and simply unacceptable in life. Click here to see audience reviews and a Peculiar Teaser ‘Had the audience in stitches from start to finish.’ - Edinburgh Reporter ‘Highly recommended show.’ - Fringe Review ‘A terrific force to be reckoned with.’ - Everything Theatre Check out her five star, rave reviews, for her debut comedy book ‘iScream’ on this link iScream Reviews ‘Spinster’ her spoof perfume advert was the winner of best ‘Shorter Comedy Short’ at the London-Worldwide Comedy Short Film Festival in 2018. Spinster by Jo Burke Follow Jo on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube @JoBurkeComedy or Instagram @JoBurkeInsta www.joburke.com

Sheila Dillon at Bloomsbury Space Lifestyle Event

Food And Its Impact On The Autoimmune System – Shelia Dillon Sheila Dillon is a journalist and broadcaster who has been a food journalist for almost 30 years. Since 2001 she has been a regular presenter on Radio 4's The Food Programme, covering such matters as the commercialisation of organic food, the globalisation of the food industry, the rise of GM foods and other topics. She has received many awards for her work in this field.

Julie Myerson at Bloomsbury Space Lifestyle Event

Scoliosis, Writing and Me – Julie Myerson with Lesley Ackland Julie Myerson is the author of 10 novels, including the best-selling Something Might Happen, which was long-listed for the Booker Prize, and three works of non-fiction, including Home: The Story Of Everyone Who Ever Lived In Our House and The Lost Child. In the words of the Observer, "she has a talent for making the unthinkable readable. The results are riveting."

Jane Baker at Bloomsbury Space Lifestyle Event

When The Foot Hits The Ground, Everything Changes - a discussion on the importance of gait and posture Jane Baker is a chartered physiotherapist, and one of a handful of physios with a specialist interest in foot and ankle injuries. She has more than 30 years' experience working in private practice, treating a multitude of injuries. She firmly believes that treating the cause of the injury, not just the symptoms, is required in order to facilitate a speedy return to activity - whether that be high level sport or simply walking, moving correctly and without pain. Everything changes when the foot hits the ground, as everything is connected. Jane will discuss how foot health, posture and gait can lead to injuries and pain, and how changing it can lead us to a healthy body.

Felicity Lawrence at Bloomsbury Space Lifestyle Event

The Food Industry And You – Felicity Lawrence Felicity Lawrence is author of the bestselling exposé of the food industry Not On The Label - what really goes into the food on your plate, and Eat Your Heart Out : why the food industry is bad for the planet and for your health - both published by Penguin. She has been special correspondent for the Guardian for fifteen years, and has won numerous awards for her investigative writing including, recently, the Orwell Prize.

Charlotte Mendelson at Bloomsbury Space Lifestyle Event

How Gardening Can Save Your Life – Charlotte Mendelson Charlotte Mendelson's most recent novel, Almost English, was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction. When We Were Bad was shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction and her second novel - Daughters of Jerusalem - won both the Somerset Maugham Award and the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize. She is also the author of Rhapsody in Green, her memoir of gardening obsession, and is the Gardening Correspondent for the New Yorker.

Andrew Jose at Bloomsbury Space Lifestyle Event

Fabulous In Five Minutes - tricks that treat, in five minute style sessions Andrew Jose has created the looks for many models and celebrities and has been nominated six times as British Hairdresser of the Year. His technique has evolved and advanced to styling through his extensive salon, photographic and editorial work, high quality hair finishing and the ability to style with a free approach. His consumer book Love Your Hair (published by Thorsons-Harper Collins) has, to date, sold 100,000 copies.

The Jerry Hall Show

The Jerry Hall Show' is a bizarre narrative comedy, based loosely on the life of celebrity Jerry Hall. Expect 50 minutes of original songs, footage and satirical sketches. Performers play a range of cabaret characters such as Mick Dragger, Rupert Murder and Bryan Ferry. The takeaway message is about sisterhood and supporting your fellow woman. Developed at The Soho Theatre and part of Brighton Fringe 2018.

ME:EM - Who Am I? Who Are You? It Matters

Emma Stroud (Psychologies Magazine Clown in Residence, Award winning performer and TEDx Speaker) returns with her new one woman show in preview before it tours in 2020. ME:EM will explore identity and how Em has unmasked herself to work out who the hell she is. At time of writing this stands as a short, 40 year old gay woman who is currently single, raising a child and exploring various parts of her identity in therapy. Expect giggles a plenty, a tear or two and perhaps even some questions to make you think about who you really are and why that matters.

Jekyll Vs Hyde

A musical romp starring repressed stiff Dr Jekyll (Laurence Owen) and fun-loving good-time psycho Mr Hyde (Lindsay Sharman). Each armed with two different versions of the script, two different librettos and wildly clashing songs, witness the battle between good and evil, order and chaos, taste and... bad taste.

Andy Parsons: Work in Progress

Join Andy Parsons (Mock The Week) one of Britain’s finest political comedians as he tries out material ahead of his new tour ‘Healing The Nation’ coming in 2019-2020.

Alexei Sayle - Imaginary Sandwich Bar WIP

Hot on the heels of his Radio 4 success and sell out Edinburgh show, Alexei returns to the Museum of Comedy with new material.

The Stars of Tomorrow, TODAY! (A Comedy Course Showcase)

The Final Show of Logan Murray’s Stand Up Course. Logan has taught loads of famous people to do Comedy, so come and watch the stars of tomorrow take their first fledgling steps into Showbiz. In future years, you’ll be able to tell people you saw them at their very first gig. You will be pleasantly surprised how funny all the acts are.

The Stars of Tomorrow, TODAY! (A Comedy Course Showcase)

The Final Show of Logan Murray’s Stand Up Course. Logan has taught loads of famous people to do Comedy, so come and watch the stars of tomorrow take their first fledgling steps into Showbiz. In future years, you’ll be able to tell people you saw them at their very first gig. You will be pleasantly surprised how funny all the acts are.

The Stars of Tomorrow, TODAY! (A Comedy Course Showcase)

The Final Show of Logan Murray’s Stand Up Course. Logan has taught loads of famous people to do Comedy, so come and watch the stars of tomorrow take their first fledgling steps into Showbiz. In future years, you’ll be able to tell people you saw them at their very first gig. You will be pleasantly surprised how funny all the acts are.

Logan Murray’s Stand Up Summer School

COMEDY SUMMER SCHOOL 'Logan Murray's courses in stand-up do more than teach comedy - his students discover themselves.’ - New Statesman Logan has taught Greg Davies, Rhod Gilbert, Josh Widdecombe, Andi Osho, Luisa Omielan, Diane Morgan, Joe Wilkinson, Kavan Novak, Ed Petrie, Ed Aczel, Kirsten O’Brien, Rik Edwards, Paco Erhard, Anna Crilley, Hollie Walsh, Miriam Elia, Tom Wrigglesworth, Jessica Knappett, and thousands more. Past participants have gone on to win every major comedy award. Perhaps that’s why it’s one of the most highly regarded comedy workshops in Europe. Logan takes a special pride in helping you unlock your own unique comic voice. He will encourage you to be the best comedian you can possibly be The normal six session weekend stand up course crammed into every weekend in August. Start the month re-connecting with your inner comedian and finish the month with a show in the West End. Last year was a huge success, so if time is at a premium, or you just fancy doing something completely outside the box this summer, why not join us? Book for the final show here!

Logan Murray’s Stand Up Course: Weekends, Summer 2019

‘Logan Murray's courses in stand-up do more than teach comedy - his students discover themselves.’ New Statesman Logan has taught Greg Davies, Rhod Gilbert, Josh Widdecombe, Andi Osho, Luisa Omielan, Diane Morgan, Joe Wilkinson, Kavan Novak, Ed Petrie, Ed Aczel, Kirsten O’Brien, Rik Edwards, Paco Erhard, Anna Crilley, Hollie Walsh, Miriam Elia, Tom Wrigglesworth, Jessica Knappett, and thousands more. Past participants have gone on to win every major comedy award. Perhaps that’s why it’s one of the most highly regarded comedy workshops in Europe. Logan takes a special pride in helping you unlock your own unique comic voice. He will encourage you to be the best comedian you can possibly be. This ten week gives you a chance to go deeper into the art and craft of making people laugh. From finding your creative inspiration to learning the building blocks of jokes, these sessions will help you become a better writer and performer. But perhaps the best reason to do this course is that it will be one of the most satisfying things you do in your life. You will laugh more, you will play more and you will learn more about your creative processes than you ever thought possible . Book for the Final Show here!

Logan Murray’s Stand Up Course: Mondays, Summer 2019

‘Logan Murray's courses in stand-up do more than teach comedy - his students discover themselves.’ New Statesman Logan has taught Greg Davies, Rhod Gilbert, Josh Widdecombe, Andi Osho, Luisa Omielan, Diane Morgan, Joe Wilkinson, Kavan Novak, Ed Petrie, Ed Aczel, Kirsten O’Brien, Rik Edwards, Paco Erhard, Anna Crilley, Hollie Walsh, Miriam Elia, Tom Wrigglesworth, Jessica Knappett, and thousands more. Past participants have gone on to win every major comedy award. Perhaps that’s why it’s one of the most highly regarded comedy workshops in Europe. Logan takes a special pride in helping you unlock your own unique comic voice. He will encourage you to be the best comedian you can possibly be. This ten week gives you a chance to go deeper into the art and craft of making people laugh. From finding your creative inspiration to learning the building blocks of jokes, these sessions will help you become a better writer and performer. But perhaps the best reason to do this course is that it will be one of the most satisfying things you do in your life. You will laugh more, you will play more and you will learn more about your creative processes than you ever thought possible . Book for the Final Show Here!

John Pendal: Monster

“AN ABSOLUTE CRACKER…FRINGE BRILLIANCE” - ★★★★★ Broadway Baby Storyteller and stand-up comic John Pendal returns to the Museum of Comedy with his fourth solo stand-up show. Why would this shy Baptist boy from Watford be so full of shame? What’s the difference between shame and guilt? And what would our lives be like if we didn’t have shame? “HILARIOUS…DEFINITELY NOT TO BE MISSED” - ★★★★ Arts Award Voice John started stand-up comedy in 2010 and since then has performed across the UK from Falmouth to Edinburgh. His first three shows “International Man of Leather”, “How to Escape from Stuff” and “We Are Family” went on to tour Atlanta, Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Edmonton, Fort Lauderdale, Melbourne and Rome. “ENGAGING AND HILARIOUS THROUGHOUT.” - ★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine John has appeared at festivals including The Big Weekend in Cambridge and Folsom Europe in Berlin. He was a finalist in the Laughing Horse New Act of the Year 2015 and Old Comedian of the Year 2016 competitions. www.johnpendal.com/monster.html

Dreams, Dreams

Story about Fox and Fairy Интерактивный спектакль «Сны,сны,сны» Приглашают на спектакль для самых маленьких. Наш мечтательный Лисёнок отправляется в мир сновидений.Мы узнаем, что ему снится, почему сны бывают разноцветные, а иногда совсем непонятные. Познакомимся с театром теней, нарисуем книгу снов и обязательно научим вас, как прогонять кошмары. На наших представлениях мы создаём уютное и безопасное пространство, по которому можно передвигаться, взаимодействуя с героями истории. Небольшой, камерный зал позволит вашему малышу чувствовать себя комфортно. Каждый звук, образ не пройдут мимо и не останутся незамечеными. Мы используем бесконфликтную драматургию чередуя фрагменты актерской игры и интерактива, малыш становится частью представления и переживает поисходящее вместе с героями. Скорее надевайте ваши пижамки и приходите к нам в гости рисовать сны и смотреть на звезды! Длительность спектакля: 50 мин Рекомендуемый возраст - от 2 до 5 лет.

Comedy Tonight

AMA Theatre presents a brand-new musical comedy revue celebrating some of the great legends of comedy as well as new and original routines. The show is a mix of music and song, magic and illusion and with a big dollop of comedy nostalgia. The show begins with a washed-out old music hall performer who is taken on a journey of discovery by his bossy ventriloquist dummy. They discover the wonderful world of comedy from stage and screen through the eyes of the likes of Laurel and Hardy, Tommy Cooper, Frankie Howerd, The Two Ronnies and Ken Dodd. There are familiar routines as well as brand new ones all with magic and song. The audience also play their part too, getting involved with the action. The show is performed by Ian Britten-Hull and Annie Albici, the founders of AMA Theatre. Both Ian and Annie have long and varied careers as actors/performers and have toured their shows up and down the country and have received many glowing testimonials. Comedy Tonight marks their debut at the Museum of Comedy creating an atmosphere of fun, paying tribute to the comedy greats and simply having a “Comedy Tonight!” “…Ian and Annie are one of the best entertainment duo we know, they are really professional and really nice people too….” - Messages PR

Be A Better MC Workshop

Perhaps the most important person on a comedy bill is the compere. A weak MC can destroy an otherwise strong line up - and a good MC can make a mediocre night great! A good comic isn't always a good compere, but a good compere usually becomes a brilliant comic. There is no better way to turbo- charge your development as a comedian! Spend the three days with Logan Murray as he gives you the benefit of his knowledge of over two decades of MC'ing events around the World. From dealing with 3,000 boisterous and/or hungover people at the Glastonbury Festival Comedy Tent to most of the major clubs in London, let him share with you the tricks he's discovered (and warn you about the mistakes he's made!). The sessions will be mainly taken up with a series of practical exercises and games designed to get you to interact better with crowds. It's all about spontaneity, interaction, listening to your audience and charming the pants off them. Compering is a wonderful, life-long skill in which there is always something new to learn - but why not hit the ground running by picking up a few tips and techniques that might speed up the process? Places are limited, so book early to avoid disappointment!

A Queer Love of Dix

Set in the world of expressionist painter Otto Dix, as Julia Berber – Anita Berber’s fictional sister, Aletia Upstairs explores Weill, Brecht, and Weimar cabaret songs like Alabama Song, Falling in Love Again, Pirate Jenny, Barbara Song, Lavender Song and I am a Vamp. The not-so-famous Berber sister relates the Weimar period to contemporary events with a fair balance of pathos and comedy as well as audience sing-alongs. “Aletia gave a great performance full of passion and humour. The audience loved it.” - ★★★★★ Patrick Harrington (Counter Culture) “Challenging and courageous. This lady in red shines like a new-born star.” – Kevin Short (International Times) “A Queer Love of Dix is a quality piece of theatre and performance art…a well-crafted script and beautifully sung songs…a performance of mastery.” - ★★★★★ Mark Calvert (Mumble) With an exceptional appearance by the outrageously flamboyant Doctor Woof.

Tracey Collins & Friends (inc. Tina T'urner Tea Lady)

After sell out shows in November and January, award winning character comedian Tracey Collins (Tina T'urner Tea lady) returns along with some new and old characters for another night of laughter, song and surreal cabaret. From the performer that won Best Newcomer at the London Cabaret Awards, Nominee for Best Comedy at the Wilma Awards and current New Act of The Year Finalist. ★★★★★ 'A satisfying side-splitting combination' - The Gay UK ★★★★★ 'We’ve got a Caroline Aherne on our hands, or a Calf-era Coogan' - The Wee Review

The Stars of Tomorrow, TODAY! (A Comedy Course Showcase)

The Final Show of Logan Murray’s Stand Up Course. Logan has taught loads of famous people to do Comedy, so come and watch the stars of tomorrow take their first fledgling steps into Showbiz. In future years, you’ll be able to tell people you saw them at their very first gig. You will be pleasantly surprised how funny all the acts are.

The Stars of Tomorrow, TODAY! (A Comedy Course Showcase)

The Final Show of Logan Murray’s Stand Up Course. Logan has taught loads of famous people to do Comedy, so come and watch the stars of tomorrow take their first fledgling steps into Showbiz. In future years, you’ll be able to tell people you saw them at their very first gig. You will be pleasantly surprised how funny all the acts are.

The Players’ Theatre: Old Time Music Hall

Traditional, Victorian ‘Old Time Music Hall’ All the songs you love to sing and the jokes you love to hear. A joyous trip down memory lane. Two hours of song, dance, magic and laughter all in the capable hands of your elegantly waistcoated Chairman. Beautiful costumes, song sheets, an unmissable show! “ The City’s standard bearers for old-school Music Hall... This is cutting edge Victoriana...rich in the eccentricities beloved by the British and their visitors ” - TIME OUT

The Monday Club

Grab yourself a drink and join us in the Museum bar for a relaxed weekly night of new material from some of the finest comedians on the circuit. Featuring new acts, old acts and maybe the odd one or two off the telly... Every Monday evening from 7pm. Just turn up and grab a seat, or book a place in advance to be sure of one.

Summer Winos

Hambledon Productions Proudly Present SUMMER WINOS – LIVE! Two Men, Two Hundred and Ninety-Five Episodes, One Obsession… When does a fondness for a TV show become an obsession? Andrew and Bob’s gentle love of Last of the Summer Wine quickly become a quest to watch all 295 episodes. In order. While visiting locations. Making films. Meeting the cast. Boozing with the writer. And, ultimately, turning their passion into a show. But they’re not obsessed. Are they? Seven years after embarking on the ‘Summer Winos’ quest, Andrew and Bob take to the stage to explain just how Last of the Summer Wine has taken over their lives, and what YOU can learn and love from the world’s longest-running sitcom! There will be dressing up, audience participation, overly-earnest reminiscing, and – brace yourself – kazoos*. The show, which played to hundreds of appreciative fans at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival, is the finest appreciation of a national institution. *Bath not included.

Simon Brodkin – Work In Progress

You may know him as “comedy legend”1 Lee Nelson or as the “unfunny pillock”2 who gave Theresa May a P45, but you won’t know him as “tiny Jew”3 Simon Brodkin. After three hugely successful series of Lee Nelson on the BBC, multiple TV appearances (Live at the Apollo, Sunday Night at The Palladium, C4’s Comedy Gala), and several world-famous stunts on the likes of Donald Trump, Kanye West & Sepp Blatter, Simon unveils his funniest persona yet; himself. In this highly-anticipated ‘debut’ show, the award-winning, critically-acclaimed comedian takes us from his childhood growing up on the mean streets of Hampstead village, to his adulthood as a failed doctor, inept parent and fairly rubbish Jew. “Prodigious talent” The Times “Satire so sharp you could slash a tyre with it” Daily Telegraph “Get him out!” Donald Trump 1 The Sun 2 The Deputy Prime Minister 3 someone on Twitter

Museum of Magic! - Professional Magician Showcase

Magicians from the prestigious London Magic Circle and West End Magic congregate to present an unforgettable afternoon of magic for children and families alike! Featuring the award-winning mysteries of Oliver Tabor, electrifying magician and Hogwarts professor Wayne Trice, plus special guests. Expect award-winning magic, comedy, mind-bending illusions and clever sleight-of-hand from some of the country's finest. The perfect treat for all the family! "This is such a fun outing for the family. A fabulouosly entertaining magic show that will amaze and delight the kids and leave the parents (or at least this one) laughing hysterically." - london-baby.com

Museum of Magic! - Children's Magic Workshops

Once a month the Museum of Comedy is transformed into the Museum of Magic! Magicians from the prestigious London Magic Circle and West End Magic congregate to present an unforgettable afternoon for children and families alike! Electrifying magician & Hogwarts professor Wayne Trice will be teaching young wizards aged 7-13! Each event features: One of three different Children’s Magic Workshops A Professional Magician Showcase for all the family! A designated parents' area with newspapers, coffee and the magic of some peace and quiet! Tickets purchased through this page are for the Children's Workshops only. You can book tickets for the Professional Magician Showcases which take place after each workshop here. Book a spot before they vanish! ABRACADABRA - Magic jumping rubber band, Houdini vanishing coin and magic appearing knot on rope and the amazing one-handed knot. HOCUS POCUS - Vanishing pen and coin, amazing linking paper clips, impossible mind-reading crayon. SHAZAM - Finger puzzle trick, incredible mind-reading card trick, playing card game puzzle.

Lord of the Game of the Ring of Thrones

Ever wanted to create your own smash-hit epic fantasy? Come help comedy troupe Hivemind improvise one for you! With no script and no plan, we’ll use your suggestions to create an original fantasy tale of blood and wine, honour and treachery, fellowships and actual ships -- a tale that has never been told before, and will never be told again. Featuring a fully improvised musical score, Lord of the Game of the Ring of Thrones promises all of the drama and majesty of the fantasy stories you know and love, but with hopefully none of the lawsuits.

Logan Murray’s Stand Up Course

‘Logan Murray's courses in stand-up do more than teach comedy - his students discover themselves.’ - NEW STATESMAN Logan has taught Greg Davies, Rhod Gilbert, Josh Widdecombe, Andi Osho, Luisa Omielan, Diane Morgan, Joe Wilkinson, Kavan Novak, Ed Petrie, Ed Aczel, Kirsten O’Brien, Rik Edwards, Paco Erhard, Anna Crilley, Hollie Walsh, Miriam Elia, Tom Wrigglesworth, Jessica Knappett, and thousands more. Past participants have gone on to win every major comedy award. Perhaps that’s why it’s one of the most highly regarded comedy workshops in Europe. Logan takes a special pride in helping you unlock your own unique comic voice. He will encourage you to be the best comedian you can possibly be. This ten week gives you a chance to go deeper into the art and craft of making people laugh. From finding your creative inspiration to learning the building blocks of jokes, these sessions will help you become a better writer and performer. But perhaps the best reason to do this course is that it will be one of the most satisfying things you do in your life. You will laugh more, you will play more and you will learn more about your creative processes than you ever thought possible . Book for the Final Show here!

Logan Murray's Stand Up Course

Course times: 12pm until 5.30pm 17th March 24 31st March 7th April 14th April 21th April Final Show 28th of April - Buy Tickets Here! ‘Logan Murray's courses in stand-up do more than teach comedy - his students discover themselves.’ - New Statesman Logan has taught Greg Davies, Rhod Gilbert, Josh Widdecombe, Andi Osho, Luisa Omielan, Diane Morgan, Joe Wilkinson, Kavan Novak, Ed Petrie, Ed Aczel, Kirsten O’Brien, Rik Edwards, Paco Erhard, Anna Crilley, Hollie Walsh, Miriam Elia, Tom Wrigglesworth, Jessica Knappett, and thousands more. Past participants have gone on to win every major comedy award. Perhaps that’s why it’s one of the most highly regarded comedy workshops in Europe. Logan takes a special pride in helping you unlock your own unique comic voice. He will encourage you to be the best comedian you can possibly be. This ten week gives you a chance to go deeper into the art and craft of making people laugh. From finding your creative inspiration to learning the building blocks of jokes, these sessions will help you become a better writer and performer. But perhaps the best reason to do this course is that it will be one of the most satisfying things you do in your life. You will laugh more, you will play more and you will learn more about your creative processes than you ever thought possible .

Ken Dodd: My Tribute

A personal tribute to Ken Dodd.

Julian Dutton in Do You Think That's Wise? The Life & Times of John Le Mesurier

British Comedy Guide Recommended Show 2018 In this affectionate tribute to one of Britain’s best-loved comedy stars, leading impressionist Julian Dutton (BBC1’s The Big Impression, BBC R4’s The Secret World, co-creator & co-star of BBC2's Pompidou with Matt Lucas etc.) brings to life the man behind the wry smile and urbane English repartee that charmed millions and turned John Le Mesurier into a household name as Sergeant Wilson in Dad’s Army. As with many comedy stars, Le Mesurier’s life was not without tragedy – his broken marriage to Hattie Jacques, his betrayal by his best friend Tony Hancock – all these setbacks shook him, but his reputation as the quintessential English Gentleman never wavered. Packed with glorious reminiscences and stories from the Golden Age of Classic British Comedy, Julian Dutton’s show is a joyful and moving celebration of one of the most popular comic actors of our era. “ A compelling performance ” ★★★★ Chortle " You would think that John Le Mesurier was actually stood before you. An amazing biographical tale - look out for it on tour " - British Comedy Guide “ An impressionist tour de force ” - Independent “ Brilliant ” - Jon Culshaw “ A superb impersonation ” - BBC Bristol “ A fantastic show ” - James Hurn, the One-Man Hancock’s Half Hour

Frankie Boyle Work In Progress With Support

Frankie is doing some shows at the Leicester Square Theatre and Museum of Comedy to try out some brand new jokes. With support the Running Time will be approximately 60-70 minutes. No latecomers will be admitted . Frankie will be on stage for approx. 30-40 minutes and there will be no re-admittance when he is on stage. Tickets available for future dates at Leicester Square Theatre. Click here!

CSI: Crime Scene Improvisation

No one knows who the killer is, not even the cast! The improvised comedy murder mystery is back! Following a successful run with the Underbelly – Edinburgh 2018 and sold-out run at Brighton Fringe 2018/2017'. CSI: Crime Scene Improvisation' creates a 100% brand-new who-dunnit every show to solve an outlandish murder invented by the audience. Someone’s kicked the bucket. But who, what and how? The choice is yours, the problem is theirs. "Innovation and top-tier entertainment" ★★★★★ - The Wee Review "A spectacular must see" ★★★★★ - Bunbury Magazine "Spontaneous mastery" ★★★★ - Fringebiscuit

An Evening Without Kate Bush

The chaotic cabaret cult, AN EVENING WITHOUT KATE BUSH is here! Enter Strange Phenomena, howl with the The Hounds Of Love and dance on the moors with Wuthering Heights. Kate's not there, but you are. From the makers of ‘Julie Madly Deeply’. But completely different. Performer Sarah-Louise Young (Cabaret Whore, The Showstoppers, La Soiree) has teamed up with director Russell Lucas (Warped at VAULT Festival) to explore the music and mythology of one of the most influential voices in British music. From releasing ‘Wuthering Heights’ at the age of 19 to selling out the Hammersmith Apollo nearly forty years later, Bush has always surprised and confounded her critics. Through it all her fans have stayed strong. Young invites you to celebrate her songs with this unique and mind-blowing show. Twitter: @BushWithout Reviews for their previous show, Julie Madly Deeply: ‘A tour de force.’ - ★★★★ Time Out ‘Even your critic found herself, unprecedentedly, singing along. My cheeks hurt with smiling.’ - ★★★★ Daily Telegraph ‘This is an evening that ends in triumph, not in tears.’ - ★★★★ The Times ‘Young is a versatile performer with a terrific sense of comedy’ - ★★★★ WhatsOnStage

Frankie Boyle Work In Progress Shows at Leicester Square Theatre & Museum Of Comedy

Frankie is doing some shows at the Leicester Square Theatre and Museum of Comedy to try out some brand new jokes. Museum of Comedy Book Here https://museumofcomedy.ticketsolve.com/shows/873596186 Leicester Square Theatre Book Here https://leicestersquaretheatre.ticketsolve.com/shows/873596177 Museum of Comedy: Sunday 9th Dec - 8.30pm Monday 18th Feb - 5.30pm Book here! Leicester Square Theatre: Tuesday 19th Feb - 7pm Wednesday 20th Feb - 7pm Tuesday 26th Feb - 7pm Wednesday 27th Feb - 7pm Thursday 28th - 7pm Book here! With support the Running Time will be approximately 60-70 minutes. No latecomers will be admitted. Frankie will be on stage for approx. 30-40 minutes and there will be no re-admittance when he is on stage.

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