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ED BYRNE - If I'm Honest

8.00pm Wednesday 2 February 2022 Launceston Town Hall, Launceston

Join Ed as he takes a long hard look at himself and tries to decide if he has ANY traits that are worth passing on to his children.

Ed Byrne presents his brand-new masterclass in observational comedy hot on the heels of his 17/18 Touring hit, Spoiler Alert!

A TV household name, in the past year Ed has appeared on Live At The Apollo (Host, BBC), Mock The Week (BBC), The Pilgrimage (BBC), Top Gear (BBC) and QI (BBC).

✭✭✭✭✭ “A one-hour tour de force performance from the master comedian” BROADWAYBABY

✭✭✭✭✭ “Hysterical…..a must see show. My face hurts from laughing so much!” The Student Newspaper

✭✭✭✭✭“The hour is self-deprecating, never self-indulgent, and his packed audience are well entertained” SUNDAY EXPRESS

✭✭✭✭✭ “Expert stand up from the brilliant Ed Byrne” FRINGE BISCUIT

✭✭✭✭ “Thoroughly entertaining… he is a total pro and  terrific company” THE TIMES

✭✭✭✭ “There is a reason why he has become a household name” ED FEST MAG

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GORDON BUCHANAN - 30 Years in the Wild 

7.30pm Tuesday 15 February 2022  The Quad Theatre, Plymouth Marjon University

One of the most prominent wildlife presenters and filmmakers working today, Gordon Buchanan’s journey is a remarkable story to tell.

Having contributed to some of the most popular wildlife programmes on TV, we have been able to see his incredible passion for the animal kingdom and the unique ability he has for presenting such hidden animal worlds to an audience.

For the first time, Gordon will be taking a look back at his incredible 30 years working both behind and in front of the camera. This will be a rare opportunity to discover what has driven his career and for Gordon to show us his most favourite wildlife encounters. 

Star of ‘Animals & Me’ on BBC Two  Gordon’s other recent productions include Equator from the Air, Life in Polar Bear Town and the highly acclaimed Tribes, Predators and Me series, all on BBC Two and Life in the Snow and Super Cute Animals all for BBC One

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GEOFF NORCOTT - I Blame The Parents

7.30pm Saturday 12th March 2022 The Quad Theatre, Plymouth Marjon University

‘I Blame the Parents’ is the fourth national tour for Geoff Norcott, following on the back of ‘Conswervative’, ‘Traditionalism’ and ‘Taking Liberties’.

This time Geoff talks less politics (alright, there will probably be a bit), but this brand-new show will mostly explore personal responsibility, parenting and who should take the blame when things go wrong. 

 

'Sets himself apart from the liberal commentariat with a sharp self-knowing wit ****' Dominic Maxwell, The Times

Age 16+

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CLIVE ANDERSON - Me Macbeth & I,

8.00pm Saturday 12 March 2022 Launceston Town Hall, Launceston

8.00pm Sunday 13March 2022 The Quad Theatre, Plymouth Marjon University

The host of Whose Line Is It Anyway, Loose Ends and Talks Back takes to the road with his much-anticipated first ever solo tour, in a one-man show guaranteed to be funnier than Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy. 

‘A complete delight’ ****

The Telegraph

‘An assured and entertaining show’ ****

The Times

 

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KERRY GODLIMAN - Bosh

8pm Thursday 24 March 2022 Palace Theatre, Paignton

8pm Friday 25 March 2022 The Quad Theatre, Plymouth Marjon University

8pm Saturday 26 March 2022 Launceston Town Hall, Launceston

Kerry’s back on tour after what she thought would be a little 'she' time. No chance. Her bosh-like nature will never let her rest.  Well, that and a needy cat, a constantly

disappointing camper van, ever-raging feelings of mum guilt and bewilderment at the phasing out of thimbles.  All will be explained.

As seen on Mock The Week, Live At The Apollo, Taskmaster, Michael McIntyre’s Big

Show, Cats Does Countdown, After Life, Save Me and Call The Midwife and heard on The

News Quiz, The Now Show and I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue.

"Her new show, finds her on exquisitely crowd-pleasing form.  Some sublime culture

clash material." **** Evening Standard

"Godliman, nicely foul-mouthed when she wants to be, is caustic when required"

**** ARTS DESK

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OMID DJALILI - The Good Times Tour

8pm Tuesday 5 April 2022 Launceston Town Hall, Launceston

After experimenting with a Zoom gig where he got muted by 639 people and a Drive-in gig where Omid witnessed an audience member get out his car, attach a hose pipe to his exhaust and feed it through the window; multi award-winning comedian and actor Omid Djalili is now where he belongs, on a stage and bringing back the Good Times.  

Intelligent, always provocative, entertaining, Omid’s legendary stand-up performances is a captivating comedy masterclass. His credits range from Hollywood films to television and the West End stage. Earning praise across the world for his performances, Omid is seen hosting his own ITV quiz show The Winning Combination. He appeared in the smash hit Mama Mia 2: Here We Go Again, His Dark Materials for BBC1 & HBO, and Letter For The King on Netflix. Omid also gained rave reviews for his leading role of Tevvye in the Chichester Festival Theatre production of “Fiddler On The Roof”.

 

 “So hysterically funny and at the same time so poignant and powerful that calling it stand-up barely does it justice.” - Michael Levin, Huffington Post

 

 "A thin, high cheek-boned, flamboyant luvvie.” - The Guardian

Age 16+

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EUROPHORIA - The Glamour of Eurovision

7.30pm Saturday 23 April 2022 The Quad Theatre, Plymouth Marjon University

It’s the world’s biggest pop show.

Eurovision has provided a platform for ABBA, Celine Dion, Julio Iglesias and Olivia Newton-John as well as Britain’s Bucks Fizz, Bonnie Tyler, Cliff Richard and more.

Europhoria brings together the biggest hits from the past 65 years.

This jukebox musical celebrates the biggest hits, from Katrina & The Waves to Johnny Logan, via Conchita and TikTok sensation Duncan Lawrence.

Pour yourself a prosecco, lace up your dancing shoes and get ready to party to the glitz and glamour of Europhoria.

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GYLES BRANDRETH - Break a Leg!

7.30pm Saturday 21 May 2022 Launceston Town Hall, Launceston

3.00pm Sunday 22 May 2022 The Quad Theatre, Plymouth Marjon University

They say all political careers end in tears. In Brandreth's case it's tears of laughter as the actor, author, ex-MP, One Show reporter and QI, Have I Got News For You and Countdown star is back on tour with his new show celebrating all things theatrical.   Without hesitation or repetition (and just a touch of deviation), Just a Minute regular Gyles delivers a dazzling evening of wit, wisdom, high drama, low comedy, and hilarious name-dropping.

 

*****‘A master raconteur’ Telegraph.

***** ’Total joy’ Scotsman

 

Age 11+

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RICH HALL - Rich Hall's Hoedown Deluxe

8.00pm Thursday 26 May 2022 Palace Theatre, Paignton

8.00pm Friday 27 May 2022 Launceston Town Hall, Launceston

8.00pm Saturday 28 May 2022 The Quad Theatre, Plymouth Marjon University

Rich Hall’s comedy/music locomotive keeps on rollin’. Ever-evolving, ever-changing, Rich’s combination of keen acerbic stand-up combined with spit and sawdust alt-country lyricism is a “win-win” (GUARDIAN), as sold out crowds across the UK have attested. Fans keep returning because this show goes where other comedians wouldn’t dare: Barrow-in-Furness for example.

Rich’s acclaimed BBC4 documentaries (most recently Rich Hall’s Red Menace) and his Radio 4 series Election Breakdown have established a whole new legion of followers. He’s also a stalwart of QI and Have I Got News For You. But seeing the Hoedown is a whole different experience. Gut-busting, rib-tickling, toe-tapping, and shit-kicking, Rich Hall’s Hoedown Deluxe covers the full anatomical spectrum.

“Vital and incredulously angry. Hilarious.” (THE SCOTSMAN)

 

Age Strictly 14+