Austentatious is saddling the horses for a Grand Tour of the United Kingdom!
Austentatious is an improvised comedy play starring a cast of the country’s quickest comic performers. Every single show the cast conjure up a brand new ‘lost’ Jane Austen novel based on nothing more than a title suggested by the audience.
The show comes fresh from six sellout runs at the Edinburgh Fringe, a monthly residency in London’s West End and a BBC Radio 4 special to mark the bicentenary of Austen’s death. Now their show will be appearing at two dozen theatres across the country to entertain and astonish audiences in equal measure.
Previous ‘lost’ masterpieces have included Sixth Sense & Sensibility, Double 0 Darcy and Mansfield Shark, and no two shows are ever the same. Performed in period costume with live musical accompaniment, this is a Regency treat guaranteed to delight Austen novices and die-hard fans alike.
★★★★★ “Ridiculously silly…wickedly funny” –The Times
★★★★ “A joy to behold” The Guardian
★★★★ “Supersmart and terrifically funny” The Scotsman
“A bravura slab of improvisation” – Independent
Age Rec: 12+
Austentatious said:“We are thrilled to be travelling the length and breadth of the country, rediscovering the lost classics Austen wrote and promptly forgot about. We love and admire Jane’s works and the public deserve an intimate acquaintance with them, particularly the very prescient ones about Donald Trump.”
Austentatious is performed by:
Andrew Hunter Murray
Daniel Nils Roberts
Line-up varies. Each show stars 5-6 members of the cast.
Spark's magic rhymes can turn anything into anything.
He'll turn the bogeys up his nose into some pink ribbons and bows. He'll make a gorgeous high heeled shoe out of a pile of donkey poo...
However, something terrible begins to happen in the enchanted forest. Here be wasps,were wolves and wily wickedness!
Maybe not even Spark's spells will be enough to stop a strange new power threatening the woods and everyone in them...
With lyrics,laughs and lots of joining in, poet Dommy B needs your help to save the day!
Dommy B haswon Saboteur's award for Best Spoken Word Artist, New York's famous Nuyorican Poetry Cafe Slam and UK Superheroes of Slam. This show follows his sell out tour of 2017's The Boy Who Cried Wolf. He has performed his poetry for children on national TV on BBC Rhyme Rocket.
For children 5+ and their families
For children 5+ and their families
The Wonder Stuff’s Miles Hunt embarks on a solo acoustic tour of the UK in October this year under the guise of The Custodian. With a back catalogue of over two hundred self penned songs to choose from, written over the last four decades, Hunt says that the idea of becoming The Custodian came from a conversation with one of his musical heroes.
“I was in New York a few years back and was invited to guest at a Tom Robinson solo show. Tom has long been an inspiration to me and given the opportunity to perform with him... well, lets just say I couldn’t polish my boots quick enough. During our brief rehearsal together on the afternoon of the show Tom asked me who I felt now owned the songs that I have written over all these years. I answered that whoever the publishing company I signed with probably did, but ultimately, I did. Tom was quick to correct me pointing out that all of my songs now belonged to my audience. Going on to explain that the songs I have written have been part of the sound track to thousands of people’s live and it is those people that now truly own them. He said that my position was now of The Custodian, the person who’s job it is to see that the songs are treated and performed with the respect the audiences deserve. It was an incredibly important thing to have said to me and something I have not and will not ever forget.”
With this in mind Hunt has rehearsed over sixty of his best loved compositions to perform in chronological order on his upcoming UK tour.
“There are a couple of songs from the back catalogue that I just couldn’t bring myself to sing again. Either a lazy or nonsense lyric, or just a rotten set of chords. When you’ve been at it as long as I have I don’t think anyone could expect a 100% strike rate. But really there are only two or three songs I would prefer not to revisit.”
As well as performing songs Hunt will also be reading a handful of excerpts from his three acclaimed books, ‘The Wonder Stuff Diaries’.
“I’m so very thankful to my younger self for keeping hand written diaries during the early years of The Wonder Stuff’s activities. I’m fortunate that I do have a pretty decent memory of what went on in those days, but to have the actual voice from the past, recorded on the page, to tell me straight how things were and how I felt about what was going on, well, I would like to buy that young man a beer for having the foresight to give such a gift to his elder self.”
Tickets: Stalls - £22.50; Balcony - £20 Jamaica Vs Africa returns to LEICESTER by popular demand, WAHALAComedy clash, The last show was completely sold out, do not miss this event,two brand new teams do battle. This is the only comedy show where comedians battle in an all-out war. It gets personal, heated and is hilarious.
Tickets: Stalls - £22.50; Balcony - £20
Jamaica Vs Africa returns to LEICESTER by popular demand, WAHALAComedy clash, The last show was completely sold out, do not miss this event,two brand new teams do battle.
This is the only comedy show where comedians battle in an all-out war. It gets personal, heated and is hilarious.
ANNETTE FAGON - Queen Of Comedy
DADRIAN - Son of Jamaican legend Charles Tomlin
SHABBA - Wahala Clash Champion
ADE - Wahala Battle Legend
ABS - Bad Boy Of Comedy
DOORS : 6:30pm
SHOW START : 7:30pm
SHOW END : 11:00pm
07931 275 497
14/48 takes place on Fri 16th and Sat 17th November at 8pm and 10.30pm each day
Ticket Price: £7/£5 conc (Festival Ticket £10/£8)
The World’s Quickest Theatre Festival
We give 70 professional artists 24 hours to write, direct, rehearse, score, design and perform 7 world premier plays for you to enjoy. And that’s not all. The artists do it all over again the next day, performing no less than 14 plays in 48 hours!
The World’s Quickest Theatre is back for its eighth festival as fresh, raw and exciting as ever, complete with a live band.
Come and find out why Leicester is talking about 14/48.
Leicester’s Got Talent will be returning to the city on 24th November 2018 for the 7th year in a row.
Following the success of the last six competitions, this year’s event will again be organised by Leicester’s Got Talent LTD, supported by Pukaar News, Anand International, Bond Adams LLP Solicitors and LAMP, in association with the crime-fighting charity CrimeStoppers and Leicestershire Police.
Guest band - SONIC BOOM
Sonic Boom are a Leicestershire-based indie/rock band. The group specialises in performing some of the best hit songs from the 1990s. They include tracks by Oasis, Green Day, Red Hot Chilli Peppers and R.E.M.
The band keeps it totally live and loves giving an energetic performance with shows at music venues in Leicestershire and across the Midlands.
Leicester Musical and Drama Society present 'Babes in the Wood'.
A tale of the sneaky Sheriff of Nottingham who tries to steal the fortune of the two children left in his care by having them killed by his wicked cohorts. Can anyone save them? Their hopes rest on Dan the Would-Be Outlaw, Nurse Honey Potts, Maid Marion and the dashing Robin Hood and his Merry Men.
Follow their antics in this rumbustious rollicking rehash of the story. Lots of jokes, songs and opportunities to get involved. Oh, yes there is!
Join Ballet Theatre UK with one of themost enchanting love stories of all time, “Beauty and the Beast”.
Inspired bythe original tale, this production tells the story of Belle, a beautiful andintelligent young woman who feels out of place in her provincial Frenchvillage. When her father is imprisoned in a mysterious castle, Belle’s attemptto rescue him leads to her capture by the Beast, a grisly and fearsome monster. Little does she knowthat he is a Prince cursed by a magical Enchantress. The only way the Beast maybecome human again is if he learns to love and be loved in return. The curseset by the Enchantress is bound by a magical rose. If the final petal falls allhope will be lost and he will remain a Beast forever. Their feelings grow everdeeper as the clock ticks and petals continue to fall - will they confess theirlove for one another before it is too late?
Set to a stunning classical scorethis production will showcase new choreography by Artistic Director,Christopher Moore, as well as feature new sets and costumes created especiallyfor this production.
Welcome to a very special charity Christmas edition of Homage áTrois.
Leicester's finest musicians join together to reinterpret classicand modern classic Christmas hits in their own way. Each band or artist takes adifferent song and does it in their own style.
Expect weird and wonderfulre-imaginings.
Come and join us at Ain’t It Funky, the annual family friendly 80’s & 90’s themed charity night!
The Ain’t It Funky crew have made Leicester’s retro event for it’s 6thyear even better!
Join in the lip sync battle ...
Enjoy the 80s vs 90s Just Dance–Off on the big screen ...
Take on the Pac-Man challenge ...
Snap your friends in an old-school Polaroid photo ...
Dance to music from across the rock, pop, R&B, dance and reggae cosmos …
Pick your decade and dress to impress!
This event will sell out – book early!
In 2019 - We’re supporting the UK Registered Charity - Hope WorldWide UK Tickets - Adult £10, Students & Concessions £5, under 10’s £2 Twitter : @aintitfunky3
Tickets - Adult £10, Students & Concessions £5, under 10’s £2
Twitter : @aintitfunky3
Tickets - £15
Age Suitability – 16+
After a sell-out national tour in 2017, Ed Gamble is back with another bracing flurry of idiocy.
Off of BBC Two's ‘Mock the Week’, Sky's ‘The Russell Howard Hour’, Comedy Central's ‘At the Comedy Store’ and ‘Drunk History’, BBC Two's ‘The Apprentice - You're Fired’, Channel 4's ‘Man Down’, TBS's ‘Conan’and a short film he can't remember the name of where he killed a man from ITV's ‘The Bill’ with a spade.
“This is a super show from a comic who may be about to become more of a force in the game” (Chortle.co.uk)
On the day
On arrival you’ll meet your instructor who will take you through your training and provide you with your jumpsuit and harness. You’ll ride up to altitude in a Cessna Grand Caravan aircraft that has been specially converted for skydiving. During the 20 minute flight you can enjoy the beautiful views of the British countryside.
You and your instructor will exit the plane at approximately 13,500ft and you will freefall for about 45 seconds, reaching speeds of over 120mph. At 5,000ft your instructor will deploy the parachute slowing you down for a gentler ride, during which you’ll be able to try steering. Your instructor will take control for the landing and debrief you afterwards.
How to book
More information and registration form will be available here soon. If you’d like to know more you can contact the fundraising team on email@example.com or 0116 2046224.
They will be performing two special afternoon shows at The Y Theatre during Marillion's own UK convention. Each show on the Saturday and Sunday afternoon's will be different sets crammed full of tracks from the first four Fish Era albums along with B-sides and rarities.