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
Hi-5!! Come & join our 5th year celebrations of Ain’t It Funky 5 The annual 80’s & 90’s themed fundraising night!
The popular ‘Hi-5 Lip Sync Battle’, giant screen 'Wii Just Dance' and arcade games like Pac-man & Space Invaders are back!
Take your picture in our Polaroid Photo booth or simply indulge in some old School Tuck Shop sweets!
An eclectic mix of music from the 80's & 90's - Pick your decade & dress to impress!
Asian Persuasion returns to present another tip top line up of the very best in comedy talent in a Leicester Comedy Festival Special
Headlining is Tez Ilyas - sharp and astute crowd-pleasing stand up from this TV and radio regular. Star of BBC Radio 4 and as seen on BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Three, ITV2, Channel 4, E4, Comedy Central and Sky Arts.
'Ilyas has a slickness more reminiscent of US comics, and the gags to back it up, though his most prized asset could yet be his bold, subversive streak' Guardian
''Radiantly entertaining.' Times ★★★★
Supportfrom Bilal Zafar (Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee), Rahul Kohli and Sunil Patel
Previous acts to appear at Asian Persuasion include Romesh Ranganathan, Nish Kumar and Paul Sinha
“See it before it gets huge” www.chortle.co.uk
“A mind-bending, very funny performance” www.beyondthejoke.co.uk
"an insane and brilliant show" Dara O’Briain
With a fantastic line up staring:
"Circuit favourite... " - Time Out
"She makes you laugh - a lot... " **** - Broadway Baby.
"OUTRAGEOUSLY FUNNY" - Metro
"Excellently deadpan" (Huffington Post).
"The funniest of bones" (Shappi Khorsandi).
Suitable for 16+
Ever since he was a small boy, all Evans really wanted was to be recognised by the world as a man of genius. He has, until now, remained thwarted. The world seems increasingly indifferent to true genius of any kind, let alone Evans'. Endlessly distracted by the trivial, we allow the classical tools of grammar, logic and rhetoric to lie unregarded in the shed of consciousness, rusting to a picturesque hue that would actually look really great on Instagram. But which filter? Hmmm…
'Please clap' (Jeb Bush). ‘A masterclass in socio-political comedy…The Show is called Genius. It comes very close’ ***** The Scotsman
'Please clap' (Jeb Bush).
‘A masterclass in socio-political comedy…The Show is called Genius. It comes very close’ ***** The Scotsman
Ticket Price: £14.50
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 ****
Strictly Come Joking.
The Ant and Dec of the Sanatogen set, reunite to bring you a new show devised by them after the visitors left.
Cryer, still a “Sprightly Veteran” (Undertakers Gazette), winner of the 2016 Legend of Comedy Award and Sell a “Legendary Virtuoso” (Pensioners Website) combine to entertain you with songs, jokes and the amazing realisation that they’re still here.
Steve Gribbin’s real story of the railways
A brand new 80 minutes comedy show
Veteran train traveller and highly experienced stand-up comedian Steve Gribbin rails against the current state of Britain’s Railway system. Using his very worst journeys as examples, Steve takes us on a (de)tour of cancellations, delays and overcrowding that’s enough to drive you to drive. It’s the antidote to Michael Portillo.
But he doesn’t stop there (it’s not scheduled): Steve shunts back into history to acknowledge the immense social change that the trains have brought, from the adoption of “railway time” (not an oxymoron), to the movement of goods and services, including, of course, troops on their way to war.
The show will be a mixture of stand-up, songs and train announcements, as Steve examines all aspects of the railways, from Beeching to Brunel, from Steam (H2O) to HS2. Along the way, audiences will be encouraged to relate their worst rail journeys and personal stories such as that of Steve’s great grandfather John Gribbin, a railwayman who was knocked over and killed at Liverpool Lime Street Station in 1932.
The show also looks at privatisation and the sheer grinding frustration of modern rail travel where it turns out the most difficult three words are not: “I Love You”, but “Bus Replacement Service.”
Join one of the UK's top comedians as they host a special Comic Relief Live show at the Leicester Comedy Festival, bringing a line-up of some of the most exciting up-and-coming comedy talent.
The money raised will support Comic Relief to help people around the world, as well as here in the UK. At least £5 per ticket will go to Comic Relief.
Comic Relief registered charity 326568 (England/Wales); SC039730 (Scotland)
His quartet features British musicians Dave O’Higgins (saxes) and Matt Ridley (bass), with South African dummer Wesley Gibbens.
“The combination of Brubeck & O’Higgins is certainly among the best piano/sax partnerships in the UK.” Jazzwise
Following her critically acclaimed 2016, 103 date sell-out international tour;‘The Kardashians Made Me Do It' Shazia Mirza brings you her brand new stand-up show for 2017 ‘After starving to death on a desert Island, I've changed my mind about a few things. I knew nothing about men before, I know an awful lot now.Men versus women, survival, and is anyone really an atheist in the middle of a Tsunami? Oh, and the answers to everything are in The Periodic Table’. ‘A show about lies and truth- or is that the same thing? Nudity and The Periodic Table, these things hold the key to the future. How much do you wear? What do you look like, and will they let you in? Whatever happens, don't you dare wear more than dental floss on a French beach'.
Europe’s most successful urban comedy event finally hits the city of Leicester by popular demand. This is the only comedy show where comedians battle live on stage in a head to head roast-style contest.
This show features heavyweights such as Slim, A Dot Comedian, internet star Roadman Allday and Def Comedy Jam’s Will E Robo.
All comedians perform tailor made stand-up comedy routines to the theme of the show, they also battle each other to win points for the team they represent.
Nothing is held back and comedians go all out! This show has sold out in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Nottingham and Cardiff.
Get ready to cry with laughter … If you are easily offended this is not the show for you, the comedians go for the jugular.
COMEDIANS: Will E Robo, Slim, A Dot Comedian, Mo-Real, Kayleigh Loudmouth, Roadman Allday and Abs The Truth.
This event is guaranteed to sell out! Don’t delay, buy your tickets early.
Join Ballet Theatre UK as we enter the enchanting and magical realm of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Following on from the company’s sold out production of The Nutcracker, we present a ballet set to charm the whole family.
Be transported to a fantastical world of dazzling dance, music and enchantment. Lovers, fairies, mischief and moonlight conspire in Shakespeare’s classic tale.
Through the vision of Artistic Director, Christopher Moore, this innovative production gives the old tale a new life. With stunning original choreography set to the iconic Mendelssohn score and breath-taking costume you will be transported to the magical woodland of old where you will rediscovery the magical charm of this classic tale.
Don’t miss your chance to see this spectacular ballet when it tours the UK Spring 2018, billed as a wonderful treat for young and old, lovers of dance, music and sheer theatrical magic.
Steve Knightley and Phil Beer: two extraordinary craftsmen with one unique sound. Dovetailing old songs with new, this is an unmissable celebration of the duo’s enduring impact on roots, acoustic and folk music.
Show of Hands weave story and melody to create a spellbinding display of consummate musicianship. Multi-award-winning, and with five sell-out Royal Albert Hall shows under their belts, the original duo format makes a rare return to more intimate settings.
Steve and Phil’s special guest is compelling musician and fellow Devonian Geoff Lakeman, chieftain of the brilliant Lakeman tribe.
Lee Hurst, star of BBC1’s They Think Its All Over’ is back on the road in 2018 with his brand new show ‘Mucking About’.
In his new show Lee will be exploring the relationship between...
No he won't, he'll be leaving that old twaddle to comedians at the Edinburgh Festival.
There's no journey or message. If you want to go on a journey, buy an airplane ticket. If you want a deep message, run your voicemail through a sub-base woofer. If you want plenty of laughs this is for you.
Lee will be turning up, lobbing gags and funny stuff at you from all angles.
A hilarious night is about to hit town.