This event is Pay What You Decide - Donations taken at the end of the evening.
There are 3 performances of The Finest Ruin, 19:30 on the 25th, 14:30 and 19:30 on the 26th.
1920. World-renowned architect Edwin Lutyens is approachedby the mayor of Leicester to design a memorial to the victims of the Great War. As he goes through the motions, Lutyens wrestles with the meaning of art and its greater spiritual significance.
1953. In Victoria Park, under the shadow of the Arch of Remembrance, feisty young nurse Betty meets Asha, a shy artist who has justarrived from New Delhi. As their friendship develops, the two women realise theArch connects them in ways neither of them could possibly have imagined.
The story of a Leicester landmark and what it’s come to represent. Written as part of Leicester CityCouncil's Story of Parks project.
Ticket Price: Advance £17.50 / Door £20
After SELL OUT events in London & Birmingham - The Chuckle Singhs returnwith an ALL INDIAN line up
Chuckle Singhs, Bob & Danny provide banter and audience interaction toentertain and keep any event moving.
** Sunil Patel **
Sunil Patel is is a calm, ultra-downbeat stand-up with an aloof, outsiderperspective who describes himself as a real misery guts, but can find laughs inthe bleakest of topics.
Chortle Best Newcomer Nominee 2013
BBC New Comedy Award Finalist 2012
Time Out's "One to Watch" 2013
Piccadilly Comedy Club New Act of the Year Winner 2012
Laughing Horse New Act of the Year Finalist 2013
"Beautifully funny" - Evening Standard
"One to watch" - Time Out
"Sunil Patel oozes funny like a jammy doughnut running down a diner’schin. Sometimes looking at his expressionless facade, I wonder whether he evenrealises how funny he is" - Broadway Baby
"...he might be a psychopath" - The Scotsman
** Sukh Kaur Ojla **
Sukh Kaur Ojla is a UK based actress, writer, comedian and professionaldaydreamer.
Sukh has appeared in a number of theatre productions as well as TV appearancessuch as Victoria and Abdul, Black Mirror & EastEnders.
Sukh is one of the names to watch out for on the comedy circuit. Having playedfrom small rooms she was recently selected for the BBC Asian Network Live event- her observation about the disadvantages of having to move back in with herparents, including not being allowed to ever turn over from the Sikh channelfeatured as one of the funniest moments of the night!
** Inder Manocha **
Inder Manocha is the crazy one & headlines this show with materialperformed worldwide
Inder Manocha has performed stand-up comedy all over the world since 2000. Hehas played all the major comedy venues across the country, from the ComedyStore to Jongleurs to the Hackney Empire.
Inder has made successful appearances with the Comedy Store’s criticallyacclaimed ‘Cutting Edge’ team (improvised comedy on topical issues). In 2004 hewon the EMMA Award (Ethnic Multicultural Media Award) for Best Comedy/Comedian,beating Meera Syal, Lenny Henry and Three Non-Blondes.
Ticket Price: Advance - £12 / £5 Student NUS
Door - £14 / £7 Student NUS
A solo performance by thetotally unique and mesmerising Liane Carroll.
She is capable of reducinglisteners to tears with her heartbreaking ability to inhabit a lyric, or ofmaking an audience jump for joy with her breathtaking vocal virtuosity.
Onceseen never forgotten!
During TheWonder Stuff’s year out in 2007 front man Miles Hunt and violinist EricaNockalls released their debut album together ‘Not An Exit’. A 10 datetour quickly turned into an 18 month tour. In 2009 Miles & Erica were backin the studio to record the follow up album. Touring continued around the globenotching up no less than 150 shows in 2012.
This summersthe most travelled duo in indie rock will be playing songs from both Miles& Erica's and The Wonder Stuff's extensive catalogue interspersed withtales from the road and recent musings.
Quite Remarkable Productions are over the moon to be back with a new magical and musical space adventure ‘3,2,1 Blast Off!’
Take off with Geoffrey Jumper and his silly little friend Mandy as they blast into outer-space! Learn to moonwalk, meet friendly aliens and help Geoffrey Jumper and Mandy get home in time for tea on an interactive and epic journey through space.
A sensory-swamped galactic voyage for 2-6 year olds with puppetry, live music, magic and mayhem!
Suitable for: 2-6yrs+
Once there was a boy and one day he found a penguin at his door.
He didn’t know where it had come from or who it belonged to. The penguin looked sad and the boy thought it must be lost. So he decided to help it find its way home, even if that meant rowing all the way to the South Pole.
This funny, charming tale of friendship is the perfect treat for a younger audience. Brought to life with puppetry, songs and music, this fantastic new show is suitable for ages 3+ and their grown-ups.
"Perfectly charming." The Guardian
Ticket Price: £14.50
*** Please note new Date ***
John Robins: The Darkness of Robins
Double Chortle Award winning comedian John Robins – one of the most exciting and distinctive voices in comedy – returns reflecting on love, loss and lamenting the fact he can’t breakup with himself.
The stand-up, vibe magnet and London’s saddest DJ ™ would love to promise The Darkness of Robins won’t be an hour-long yell of a show, but he can’t. He’ll shout, snarl and sneer in his attempts to grapple with life’s fall-outs in what promises to be a pivotal moment in his being. Powerful, angst-ridden comedy at its finest, this is a must-see from one of the UK’s brightest talents.
John has firmly established himself on the comedy circuit since his debut in 2005, and with fellow comedian Elis James has enjoyed a meteoric success with The Elis James and John Robins show on Radio X, which, like RickyGervais, Stephen Merchant and Adam & Joe before them, has spawned one ofthe UK’s most popular podcasts. The pair recently completed an acclaimed UK tour, selling out Shepherd’s Bush Empire within minutes.
He will headline the upcomingseries of Live from the BBC (BBC2)and is a regular face on TV, with recent appearances including Mock The Week (BBC2), Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled (Dave) and Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC3). Healso has a host of radio credits under his belt including BBC Radio 4’s The Now Show, The News Quiz and Dilemma.
Press about John:
“Hugely Entertaining” THE DAILY MIRROR *****
“A formerflatmate of a clutch of successful Bristol-based comics that included Russell Howard and Jon Richardson, John Robins could be the next of his peer group togo on to greater things.” THE INDEPENDENT****
“An hour inhis charming, generous and honest company is so effortlessly entertaining” CHORTLE ****
“One of the most naturally gifted comedians I’ve seen” THE TELEGRAPH