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Featuring the best of professionally touring fringe theatre, cabaret, musical theatre & home produced productions. We love the marvellously unique and quirky! Our flexible studio allows the performance to play in any layout, with a maximum capacity of 100, which always delivers an up close and personal experience. You can expect a delightfully diverse programme of theatre and events at the Town and Gown Theatre throughout the year. Booking in advance is recommended!

Important information:

Due to the intimate nature of the theatre space we operate a strict no latecomers policy on most shows. Our bars are open throughout the day so please arrive with plenty of time to grab a drink for the show.

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5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche

3rd – 13th August  | 8pm (+ 3pm on Sat) | £15

It’s 1956 and The Susan B. Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude Stein are having their annual quiche breakfast. As the assembled “widows” await the announcement of the society’s prize-winning quiche, the atomic bomb sirens sound! How will the “widows” respond as their idyllic town and lifestyle faces attacks? Winner of the 2012 NYC International Fringe Festival as Best Overall Production, 5 Lesbians Eating A Quiche is a tasty recipe of hysterical laughs, sexual innuendoes, unsuccessful repressions, and delicious discoveries.

Produced by the Town and Gown Theatre and directed by theatre Manager Karl Steele.

★★★★★ Behind The Arras – “Hugely entertaining, lively, comical, risqué”
★★★★ The Reviews Hub – “a hilarious evening full of non-stop jokes”
★★★★ West End Best Friend – “”A riotous romp of a show not to be missed”
★★★★ The Cambridge Critique – “an audacious mix of Bake off and Dr Strangelove”

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3rd – 13th August  | 8pm (+ 3pm on Sat) | £15

It’s 1956 and The Susan B. Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude Stein are having their annual quiche breakfast. As the assembled “widows” await the announcement of the society’s prize-winning quiche, the atomic bomb sirens sound! How will the “widows” respond as their idyllic town and lifestyle faces attacks? Winner of the 2012 NYC International Fringe Festival as Best Overall Production, 5 Lesbians Eating A Quiche is a tasty recipe of hysterical laughs, sexual innuendoes, unsuccessful repressions, and delicious discoveries.

Produced by the Town and Gown Theatre and directed by theatre Manager Karl Steele.

★★★★★ Behind The Arras – “Hugely entertaining, lively, comical, risqué”
★★★★ The Reviews Hub – “a hilarious evening full of non-stop jokes”
★★★★ West End Best Friend – “”A riotous romp of a show not to be missed”
★★★★ The Cambridge Critique – “an audacious mix of Bake off and Dr Strangelove”
 
🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍⚧️The Pink Pineapple Night🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍⚧️

13th August  | 9:30pm till late | £5  (free if purchased with a ticket to 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche on 13th August 8pm)

Infamous LGBTQIA+ friendly pink pineapple home bar is branching out (see what we did there).
 
Come enjoy some pink pineapple dancing 🕺🏼 cocktails of course and lots of fun. This will be the launch night of what will hopefully become a regular LGBTQIA+ night on the theatre floor of the Town and Gown.
 
The Town and Gown’s hilarious production of ‘5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche’ will be closing on this night and then the party will kick off as soon as the show has finished. The theatre will become a dance floor with a cracking lighting and sound system to dance the night away.
 
SPECIAL OFFER!! – Anyone who buys tickets to the Saturday evening performance of 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche will get FREE ENTRY to The Pink Pineapple party. PRIVATE BAR AND ROOF TERRACE INCLUDED!!
 
Matt WinterHolt and Jon Winter-Holt will be smoozing around and hosting with the Town and Gown Theatre Team. Gay hits, Pineapple realness. 9:30pm TILL LATE – BE THERE!

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13th August  | 9:30pm till late | £5  (free if purchased with a ticket to 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche on 13th August 8pm)

Infamous LGBTQI+ friendly pink pineapple home bar is branching out (see what we did there).

Come enjoy some pink pineapple dancing 🕺🏼 cocktails of course and lots of fun. This will be the launch night of what will hopefully become a regular LGBTQI+ night on the top floor of the Town and Gown.

The Town and Gown’s production of 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche will be closing on this night and then the party will kick off as soon as the show has finished. The theatre will become a dance floor with a cracking lighting and sound system to dance the night away.

SPECIAL OFFER!! – Anyone who buys tickets to the Saturday evening performance of 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche will get FREE ENTRY to The Pink Pineapple party. PRIVATE BAR AND ROOF TERRACE INCLUDED!!

Matt WinterHolt and Jon Winter-Holt will be smoozing around and hosting with the Town and Gown Theatre Team. Gay hits, Pineapple realness. 9:30pm TILL LATE – BE THERE!

The Town and Gown Theatre and Theatre Bar is fully wheelchair accessible with lift access to all floors.

 
Bingo at Tiffany's with Audrey Heartburn

18th Aug, 29th Sept, 4th Nov, 2nd Dec | REGULAR EVENT |  7:30pm  |  Tickets £16

Daaarlings!

Calling all dream makers, heart breakers and bingo lovers!

Join award winning character comedian Tracey Collins (Tina T’urner Tea Lady) as she hosts Bingo at Tiffany’s with Audrey Heartburn! An evening of hilarious bingo games, raucous singalongs and glamorous dancing!

Whether you like your bingo classy or trashy award winning character comedian Tracey Collins has got you covered!

Hosted by either the lady delightful ‘Audrey Heartburn’ or leisure wearing, chain smoking ‘Shell Suit Cher’ this evening is the most hilarious, fun, ridiculous night going outside of Mecca!

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18th Aug, 29th Sept, 4th Nov, 2nd Dec | REGULAR EVENT |  7:30pm  |  Tickets £16

Daaarlings!

Calling all dream makers, heart breakers and bingo lovers!

Join award winning character comedian Tracey Collins (Tina T’urner Tea Lady) as she hosts Bingo at Tiffanies with Audrey Heartburn! An evening of hilarious bingo games, raucous singalongs and glamorous dancing!

Laugh, dance and play to win luxury prizes as Audrey spins her deluxe cage of bingo balls and shakes her maracas to a marvellous party soundtrack.

Fresh from performing all over the UK, including a sell-out Edinburgh Festival Fringe run in 2019, Audrey Heartburn leaves Hollywood once again in search of love and laughter in the real world. 

Go for gold, darlings! 

33 – G&T!

48 – Lets gyrate!

​”A masterpiece of elation and delight” – ROBIN INCE
“A remarkable tour de force. Generates waves of laughter” – ARTHUR SMITH
“A creative dynamo” – THE OXFORD MAIL
“Embodies the spirit of alternative cabaret” – CHORTLE
 ★★★★★”Side-splitting” – THE GAY UK
★★★★★ “The queen of character comed​y” – TO DO LIST
★★★★★ “Superb audience-teasing character cabaret” – THE WEE RE​VIEW ​​
AWARDS:
2019 New Act of The Year Finalist
Musical Comedy Awards Finalist
Winner Best Newcomer London Cabaret Awards
Best Comedy Nominee West End Wilma Awards
Please note: All tickets will be fully refundable or transferable if any COVID 19 related issues arise. 
 
The Princess and The Dragon

19th Aug |  3pm  |  Tickets £12.50 Adult £7.50 Child

Isola is a Princess, locked up in a Tower waiting for someone to ‘rescue’ her and win her hand in marriage –  instead she makes friends with the local Dragon. Together they release Isola from her Tower and the restrictions of royal life. But what is the cost of her new found friendship? And is she really free? A brand-new, music-full, modern fairytale about freedom, friendship and finding boundaries in a world where knowing yourself can be the happiest ending of all.

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Following the success of Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens, Betwixt-and- Between are delighted to bring The Princess and The Dragon to the stage. With original music from Kimon Pallikaropoulos and a new twist on old stories from Charloae Ellen it is a 60-minute treat for families and the young at heart of all ages.

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19th Aug |  3pm  |  Tickets £12.50 Adult £7.50 Child

Isola is a Princess, locked up in a Tower waiting for someone to ‘rescue’ her and win her hand in marriage – instead she makes friends with the local Dragon. Together they release Isola from her Tower and the restrictions of royal life. But what is the cost of her new found friendship? And is she really free? A brand-new, music-full, modern fairytale about freedom, friendship and finding boundaries in a world where knowing yourself can be the happiest ending of all.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ FairyPoweredProductions

A princess and a dragon learn about themselves, each other & earning happy endings in a brand-new, music-full, modern fairy-tale about freedom, friendship & finding healthy boundaries: ‘a very enjoyable production that is great for kids as well as adults’

Following the success of Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens, Betwixt-and- Between are delighted to bring The Princess and The Dragon to the stage. With original music from Kimon Pallikaropoulos and a new twist on old stories from Charloae Ellen it is a 60-minute treat for families and the young at heart of all ages.

 
Buzzing

20th August  | 8pm | £15

When did you last feel alive?

Fifty, and full of inhibitions, divorced Julie is hurling herself into the modern dating scene. Julie shares her experiences, introducing us to the range of characters who help (hinder) her attempted transition into an empowered 21st Century woman.

Expect tears, truth and revelations aplenty in this warm and witty solo play which made a sparkling Edinburgh Festival debut in 2019, and now tours in this specially-extended version.

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20th August  | 8pm | £15

When did you last feel alive?

Fifty, and full of inhibitions, divorced Julie is hurling herself into the modern dating scene. Julie shares her experiences, introducing us to the range of characters who help (hinder) her attempted transition into an empowered 21st Century woman.

Expect tears, truth and revelations aplenty in this warm and witty solo play which made a sparkling Edinburgh Festival debut in 2019, and now tours in this specially-extended version.

“Carries a message that needs to be heard by everyone, especially those for whom older women are cougars, or irrelevant, or your mum.” British Theatre Guide

“We cry with her, we laugh with her and, most importantly, we feel with her” The Spy in the Stalls 

“Nothing is off limits in this frank, open, honest and heartfelt story” Theatre and Arts Review

 

Written and performed by Debbie Bird

Directed by Mark Farrelly (Quentin Crisp: Naked Hope)

 
Fatt Butcher's Disco Bingo

24th August | 17th Nov | 7:30pm  |  Tickets £15

Hosted by queen of balls and statement earrings, Fatt Butcher, Disco Bingo is the most outrageous bingo on the market. This isn’t your ordinary bingo, Disco Bingo is a FULL ON PRODUCTION BABES.

Fatt Butcher is bringing the drama as we celebrate diva classics and power anthems.

Expect an unforgettable night of outrageous performance, powerhouse vocals, games, pastry, & comedy, some unmissable prizes (including the Millennial Meat Raffle – suitable for vegans), with an unforgettable disco soundtrack.

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24th August | 17th Nov | 7:30pm  |  Tickets £15

Hosted by queen of balls and statement earrings, Fatt Butcher, Disco Bingo is the most outrageous bingo on the market. This isn’t your ordinary bingo, Disco Bingo is a FULL ON PRODUCTION BABES.

Fatt Butcher is bringing the drama as we celebrate diva classics and power anthems.

Expect an unforgettable night of outrageous performance, powerhouse vocals, games, pastry, & comedy, some unmissable prizes (including the Millennial Meat Raffle – suitable for vegans), with an unforgettable disco soundtrack.

Praise for Fatt Butcher: 
5 STARS ’the incredible vocal powerhouse that is Fatt Butcher’ – West End Best Friend
‘loud, sweaty, chaotic, joyful, glamorous and liberating’ – West End Best Friend
‘Full of Wonders’ – The Times. 

 
Big Deal Comedy

25th Aug | 15th Sept | 13th Oct | 3rd Nov | 1st Dec

REGULAR MONTHLY EVENT | 7:30pm | £15

We’ve joined forces with BIG DEAL COMEDY to bring you a regular comedy night to the Town and Gown.

Big Deal Comedy are a Cambridge born company who specialise in running intimate comedy nights, bringing together the best new and experienced comics on the circuit.

Grab a drink, take a seat, and relax with a giggle in our relaxed fringe theatre.

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25th Aug | 15th Sept | 13th Oct | 3rd Nov | 1st Dec

REGULAR MONTHLY EVENT | 7:30pm | £15

We’ve joined forces with BIG DEAL COMEDY to bring you a regular comedy night to the Town and Gown.

Big Deal Comedy are a Cambridge born company who specialise in running intimate comedy nights, bringing together the best new and experienced comics on the circuit.

Grab a drink, take a seat, and relax with a giggle in our relaxed fringe theatre.

Our theatre will comply with a COVID 19 regulations.

Please note: All tickets will be fully refundable or transferable if any COVID 19 related issues arise. 
 
Christine Bovill's PARIS from Piaf to Pop

3rd September | 7:30pm  |  Tickets £15

Christine Bovill’s award winning “Paris” established her reputation as one of Europe’s finest interpreters of French Song. In her new show, she travels into the 60’s and the Americanisation of French music:  le yé-yé. A time of great cultural change in France, would the high art of chanson survive….?

This new show offers a sexy and delicious celebration of the Golden age of French Song and how it evolved during the Swinging Sixties. Singing in both French and English she honours many stars including Edith Piaf, Jacques Brel,  Serge Gainsbourg and Francoise Hardy.      There is something exhilarating about seeing a performance of this calibre.” Culture N.Ireland

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3rd September | 7:30pm  |  Tickets £15

Christine Bovill’s award winning “Paris” established her reputation as one of Europe’s finest interpreters of French Song. In her new show, she travels into the 60’s and the Americanisation of French music:  le yé-yé. A time of great cultural change in France, would the high art of chanson survive….?

This new show offers a sexy and delicious celebration of the Golden age of French Song and how it evolved during the Swinging Sixties. Singing in both French and English she honours many stars including Edith Piaf, Jacques Brel,  Serge Gainsbourg and Francoise Hardy.      There is something exhilarating about seeing a performance of this calibre.” Culture N.Ireland

 
Molecular Mixology & Musicals with Cambridge Gin Lab

Sept 10th | Nov 19th |  7:30pm  |  Tickets £55

We have joined forces with the Cambridge Gin Laboratory to bring you a theatrical gin tasting delight.

Take centre stage in your own molecular masterclass, applying tricks and techniques developed by trail-blazing bartenders (all under the watchful eye of our qualified PhD Chemist) to create dizzying, dazzling and delicious drinks suitable for the star of any show!

Join us for an explosive extravaganza where distillation meets drama in an interactive tasting experience unlike anything you’ve seen before, including live performance and musical theatre madness.

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Sept 10th | Nov 19th |  7:30pm  |  Tickets £55

We have joined forces with the Cambridge Gin Laboratory to bring you a theatrical gin tasting delight.

Take centre stage in your own molecular masterclass, applying tricks and techniques developed by trail-blazing bartenders (all under the watchful eye of our qualified PhD Chemist) to create dizzying, dazzling and delicious drinks suitable for the star of any show!

Join us for an explosive extravaganza where distillation meets drama in an interactive tasting experience unlike anything you’ve seen before, including live performance and musical theatre madness.

 
Am I Invisible Yet?

Sept 30th | 8pm  |  Tickets £13

Dunstan Bruce, ex-frontman with chart-topping band Chumbawamba, performs his new 1-hour play; a rollercoaster of despair, anger, love and ultimately hope.

In this personal and irreverent 1-man show Dunstan takes the audience on an existential voyage told through poetry, prose, music and projection.

Feeling increasingly invisible, impotent and apoplectic in today’s world, wondering if we’re all going to hell in a handcart, Dunstan gives us a piece of performance poetry and physical theatre that rages and ranges across angst and despair, comedy and delight, middle-aged dissolution and disillusion.

Join him on this riotous journey that will resonate with anyone who once thought they could change the world, and is still determined to get back up again.

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Sept 30th | 8pm | Tickets £13

Dunstan Bruce, ex-frontman with chart-topping band Chumbawamba, performs his new 1-hour play; a rollercoaster of despair, anger, love and ultimately hope.

In this personal and irreverent 1-man show Dunstan takes the audience on an existential voyage told through poetry, prose, music and projection.

Feeling increasingly invisible, impotent and apoplectic in today’s world, wondering if we’re all going to hell in a handcart, Dunstan gives us a piece of performance poetry and physical theatre that rages and ranges across angst and despair, comedy and delight, middle-aged dissolution and disillusion.

‘Am I Invisible Yet?’ is no cosy fireside chat reminiscing about his Tubthumping past – it’s a vital blast of angst, anger and despair. It is Theatre du Coeur, a love letter to hope, humanity and the haphazard heart.

Fuelled with a whisky drink, a vodka drink, a cider drink and a lager drink, and with a love for the new generation of artists and activists, maybe, just maybe, if we do the things we’re most afraid of, perhaps we can still change the world.

Join him on this riotous journey that will resonate with anyone who once thought they could change the world, and is still determined to get back up again.

 
Julie Madly Deeply

1st Oct  | 7:30pm | £15

Adored by millions, Dame Julie Andrews is a genuine showbiz icon. This charming yet cheeky cabaret takes an engaging look at fame and fandom, through the eyes and voice of award-winning performer Sarah-Louise Young (Fascinating Aida, An Evening Without Kate Bush, La Soirée, Showstopper! The Improvised Musical). Julie’s songs from musicals including Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music and My Fair Lady are intertwined with stories and anecdotes about Andrews’ own life, from her beginnings as a child star to the more recent challenges of losing her famous singing voice. What emerges is a delightfully funny and candid love letter to a true show business survivor. 

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1st Oct  | 7:30pm | £15

Written and performed by Sarah-Louise Young Musical direction from Michael Roulston Directed by Russell Lucas The hills are alive with the return of this critically acclaimed Off Broadway and West End hit.

‘Even your critic found herself, unprecedentedly, singing along. My cheeks hurt with smiling.’ **** Daily Telegraph

Adored by millions, Dame Julie Andrews is a genuine showbiz icon. This charming yet cheeky cabaret takes an engaging look at fame and fandom, through the eyes and voice of award-winning performer Sarah-Louise Young (Fascinating Aida, An Evening Without Kate Bush, La Soirée, Showstopper! The Improvised Musical).

Julie’s songs from musicals including Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music and My Fair Lady are intertwined with stories and anecdotes about Andrews’ own life, from her beginnings as a child star to the more recent challenges of losing her famous singing voice. What emerges is a delightfully funny and candid love letter to a true show business survivor.

‘The hills are alive with the sound of singalongs and gags in this witty, affectionate tribute.’ **** Evening Standard

Sarah-Louise is joined at the piano by long-term collaborator, Michael Roulston. Together they have created numerous award-winning shows including, Songs For Cynics, Songs For Lovers (And Other Idiots), Je Regrette! and Two Faced.

‘Dame Julie, you suspect, would approve. This is an evening that ends in triumph, not in tears.’ **** The Times 

 
 
Forgotten Voices

12th October  | 7.30pm | £12

Forgotten Voices tells the remarkable real-life story of Eva Moorhead Kadalie, the wife of South Africa’s first national black trade union leader, Clements Kadalie. For over three decades, the couple fought for freedom and paved the way for Mandela. Forgotten Voices is a one woman show written by her grandson, David Moorhead, directed by Margaret Connell and stars the brilliant Shareesa Valentine as Eva.

October is Black History Month in UK and is all about sharing black heritage and uncovering those stories which have so often been overlooked. Up until now, Eva’s story has been forgotten by history – which is so often the fate of women – and especially those of colour.

 

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12th October | 7.30pm | £12

Forgotten Voices tells the remarkable real-life story of Eva Moorhead Kadalie, the wife of South Africa’s first national black trade union leader, Clements Kadalie. For over three decades, the couple fought for freedom and paved the way for Mandela. Forgotten Voices is a one woman show written by her grandson, David Moorhead, directed by Margaret Connell and stars the brilliant Shareesa Valentine as Eva.

October is Black History Month in UK and is all about sharing black heritage and uncovering those stories which have so often been overlooked. Up until now, Eva’s story has been forgotten by history – which is so often the fate of women – and especially those of colour.

“The perfect play for Black History Month.” NorthWest End Review  

“Important, powerful, heartfelt, beautifully written and acted…it’s on a whole new level.” Honorarymancblog review

“A truly inspiring tale of the South African struggle.” Rogers Govender MBE

“Brilliantly acted” Nazia Mogra BBC NorthWest Tonight 

Facebook @EvaForgottenVoices Twitter @EvaVoices Instagram @evavoices

www.forgottenvoices.info

Trailer – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-DfYsjPezk

Please note: All tickets will be fully refundable or transferable if any COVID 19 related issues arise. 
 
Paulus The Cabaret Geek: Songs 2

15th October  | 8pm | £15

The NEW Roaring Twenties is here! 

An evening of original compositions from composer Jordan Paul Clarke (Public Domain; P.S. I’m A Terrible Person) and Paulus The Cabaret Geek       (All Together Now; Looking For Me Friend), as they share songs of love, loss, satire and comedy in this intimate evening of superlative storytelling merging the best of musical theatre and cabaret.

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15th October  | 8pm | £15

The NEW Roaring Twenties is here! 

An evening of original compositions from composer Jordan Paul Clarke (Public Domain; P.S. I’m A Terrible Person) and Paulus The Cabaret Geek       (All Together Now; Looking For Me Friend), as they share songs of love, loss, satire and comedy in this intimate evening of superlative storytelling merging the best of musical theatre and cabaret.

Queen Of Cabaret Glamour

Paulus is a chanteux who lives in the shadows of society. Wherever there are families watching The One Show, Paulus is nearby with wire-clippers. Wherever people extol the virtues of Michael McIntyre, Paulus is prepared with gaffer tape. We are living in a dark and dingy world. Paulus just snuffed out a candle.

A formidable storytelling-drag-diva who is taking the cabaret scene by storm after convalescing at the Betty Ford clinic for the previous thirty years. Will sing for gin*

*That is a lie – Paulus wants cash money, people!

 
Shell Suit Cher: Believe in Bingo

14th October | 7:30pm | £16

Tracey Collins AKA Tina T’urner Tea Lady & Audrey Heartburn brings you her brand new character SHELL SUIT CHER!!

Imagine if Cher left showbiz behind, swapped leather for leisure wear and became a shell suit wearing, chain smoking, bingo host…

Well, imagine no longer as award-winning performer Tracey Collins brings her brand new weird and wonderful character to the stage for SHELL SUIT CHER: I Believe in Bingo! 

She’s flammable and her balls are on fire! 

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14th October | 7:30pm | £16

Tracey Collins AKA Tina T’urner Tea Lady & Audrey Heartburn brings you her brand new character SHELL SUIT CHER!!

Imagine if Cher left showbiz behind, swapped leather for leisure wear and became a shell suit wearing, chain smoking, bingo host…

Well, imagine no longer as award-winning performer Tracey Collins brings her brand new weird and wonderful character to the stage for SHELL SUIT CHER: I Believe in Bingo! 

She’s flammable and her balls are on fire! 

* Laugh, dance and play to win life-changing prizes!

* Singalong to all Cher’s hit songs hilariously reworked!

* Be amazed as Shell Suit Cher unzips the story of her wild journey from Vegas to Mecca and beyond! 

She’s got balls babe!

Please note: All tickets will be fully refundable or transferable if any COVID 19 related issues arise. 
 
Unknown (a play about homelessness)

17th October | 7:30pm | £12

In just two years from 2017 to 2019, more than 800 people died living and sleeping rough on the streets of the UK  a significant number of them have never been identified or named.

Unknown is a verbatim play that dramatizes the tragic but true story of one young person’s journey from an abusive childhood to a life on the streets of Bath – one of the most affluent cities in the UK.

Supported by The Arts Council and The Big Issue, Unknown has been written by Dougie Blaxland with the assistance of six people  who have recent experience of homelessness: Sammy Clark, Nathan Dempster, Ian Duff, Paul Jones, Lloyd Rusdale and Anthony Williams.

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17th October | 7:30pm | £12

In just two years from 2017 to 2019, more than 800 people died living and sleeping rough on the streets of the UK  a significant number of them have never been identified or named.

Unknown is a verbatim play that dramatizes the tragic but true story of one young person’s journey from an abusive childhood to a life on the streets of Bath – one of the most affluent cities in the UK.

Supported by The Arts Council and The Big Issue, Unknown has been written by Dougie Blaxland with the assistance of six people  who have recent experience of homelessness: Sammy Clark, Nathan Dempster, Ian Duff, Paul Jones, Lloyd Rusdale and Anthony Williams.

– From the creative team that won the National Campaign for the Arts Best Arts Award 2021*

– The Guardian readers’ favourite theatre of the year*

– Intimate, extremely moving and wonderful performances” The Guardian

 
Joshua (and Me)

18-20th October  | 7.30pm | £13

A one-woman show about being a sibling to someone who is autistic.

Hannah lives by the seaside with Mum, Dad, and two brothers, Ben and Joshua. The brothers are very different. Ben lets Hannah in his room, they play spies together, and, sometimes, he even gives her a hug. These things aren’t possible with Joshua.

“We have to learn about each other’s worlds”, says Mum.

Mission accepted. 

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18-20th October  | 7.30pm | £13

A one-woman show about being a sibling to someone who is autistic.

Hannah lives by the seaside with Mum, Dad, and two brothers, Ben and Joshua. The brothers are very different. Ben lets Hannah in his room, they play spies together, and, sometimes, he even gives her a hug. These things aren’t possible with Joshua.

“We have to learn about each other’s worlds”, says Mum.

Mission accepted. 

Full of laughter, love, and original music, Joshua (and Me) explores the writer’s own experience of growing up with an autistic sibling.

From early childhood, to 18 and leaving home, Hannah’s understanding grows. How can she find her way in a world where no one knows, or cares, what it’s like to be Joshua’s sister?

Based on the writer’s own life, alongside stories from other siblings, Joshua (and Me) provides permission and space for siblings to explore their experiences too.

 
Confetti

2nd Nov | 8pm | £12

Age Guidance: 13+

Felix is uptight and unlucky in love. He’s the mate of honour at his best friend’s wedding – one they’ve been planning since childhood – and he’s going to make sure it’s absolutely perfect. That is, as long as there are no distractions along the way…

A queer rom-com from Will Jackson (“Rising Comic Star”-Attitude). Confetti follows wedding planner Felix, as he embarks on a romance of his own – and you’re invited!

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2nd Nov | 8pm | £12

Age Guidance: 13+

Felix is uptight and unlucky in love. He’s the mate of honour at his best friend’s wedding – one they’ve been planning since childhood – and he’s going to make sure it’s absolutely perfect. That is, as long as there are no distractions along the way…

A queer rom-com from Will Jackson (“Rising Comic Star”-Attitude). Confetti follows wedding planner Felix, as he embarks on a romance of his own – and you’re invited!

Previous Praise:

“One of the funniest one-person shows of the entire Fringe.”★★★★★(BroadwayBaby)

“Crammed from start to finish with belly laughs and brilliance.”★★★★★(FeministFringe)

“An escalating comedy that takes you on a wild ride.”★★★★(Skinny)

TOP10 LGBTQIA+ Shows of EdFringe★★★★(The List)

 
Thomas Benjamin Wild Esq. and Carradine’s Cockney Singalong Present - An Evening With The Two Toms

5th Nov | 8pm  |  Tickets £20

Join viral star Thomas Benjamin Wild Esq. and London cabaret virtuoso Tom Carradine for an evening of sing-a-long fun and musical humour! You can expect plenty of laughter, raucous audience participation and, if you’re lucky, they may even play a song or two together!

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5th Nov | 8pm  |  Tickets £20

Join viral star Thomas Benjamin Wild Esq. and London cabaret virtuoso Tom Carradine for an evening of sing-a-long fun and musical humour! You can expect plenty of laughter, raucous audience participation and, if you’re lucky, they may even play a song or two together!

Running Time – 2 hrs 15 min (2 x 1 hr sets + 15 minute interval)

Thomas Benjamin Wild Esq takes inspiration from the wit and wisdom of the songwriters of the early-mid 20th century and combines them with punk rock sensibilities to create pithy songs full of catchy tunes and social and political commentary that speak volumes about the times we live in.

The video for his sweary anthem ‘I’ve No More F***s To Give’ has been viewed over 10 million times on YouTube alone, and his debut album ‘Awkward Encounters While Walking My Dog’ reached number 3 in the Billboard Comedy Album Chart in 2019.

‘…Sharper than a cavalry saber slicing open a bottle of 2002 vintage bubbles.’ 

– Dan Lentell, Get Your Coats On

Since it’s launch in 2014, Carradine’s Cockney Sing-a-long has become a fixture on the UK’s thriving vintage scene, playing sell-out dates at Wilton’s Music Hall, every Thursday at Mr Fogg’s Tavern in Covent Garden and for private events and vintage festivals across the country and in Europe.

Tom has also appeared on BBC One’s ‘The Apprentice’, BBC Two’s ‘The Hairy Builder’ and was recently recognised by the British Music Hall Society with an award for “keeping the spirit of music hall alive.”

Tom Carradine really gets the atmosphere going. The audience clearly love what he does.

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Please note: All tickets will be fully refundable or transferable if any COVID 19 related issues arise. 

 
JULIE - The Musical

9th – 12th November  | 8pm (+3pm Saturday) | £15

Worshipped Opera Singer… Renowned Swordswoman… Flaming Bisexual

JULIE: The Musical is a brand new, original musical telling the life and adventures of historical LGBTQ+ icon Julie D’Aubigny.

Julie D’Aubigny is down in history as one of the most chaotic characters to have ever lived – one of the first public figures to live as an openly bisexual woman, she seduced nuns, duelled multiple men at once, burnt down convents, was bribed by princes, innovated opera – all before she turned 30

Using live music, comedy, and even a sword fighting tap number, JULIE: The Musical celebrates this extraordinary life, queerness and carving a place for yourself in a world not built for you

 

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9th – 12th November  | 8pm (+3pm Saturday) | £15

Worshipped Opera Singer… Renowned Swordswoman… Flaming Bisexual

JULIE: The Musical is a brand new, original musical telling the life and adventures of historical LGBTQ+ icon Julie D’Aubigny.

Julie D’Aubigny is down in history as one of the most chaotic characters to have ever lived – one of the first public figures to live as an openly bisexual woman, she seduced nuns, duelled multiple men at once, burnt down convents, was bribed by princes, innovated opera – all before she turned 30

Using live music, comedy, and even a sword fighting tap number, JULIE: The Musical celebrates this extraordinary life, queerness and carving a place for yourself in a world not built for you

Audience Reactions:

“Fierce, funny, fabulous!”

Innovative, hilarious…looking forward to seeing this in the West End!” 

Music, Lyrics & Book by Abey Bradbury

 
 
It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

7th – 24th December  | £20 | Wed – Sat 7:30pm , Sat & Sun 2:30pm, Xmas Eve 1pm & 5pm

This inventive twist on Frank Capra’s classic film brings the ever-timely story of disaster, redemption and holiday magic to life on stage before your eyes and ears.

It’s Christmas Eve, 1946, and five actors have gathered in a New York studio for a live radio broadcast, ready to take on dozens of characters and recreate Bedford Falls with live foley sound effects and virtuosic, high-energy performances. Even the cynics among us will cheer as George Bailey, standing on the brink of despair, famously learns that “no man is a failure who has friends.”

Regularly voted as the nations favourite Christmas film this creative and inventive twist on telling this heartwarming story will kick off your family Christmas with perfection.

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7th – 24th December  | £20 | Wed – Sat 7:30pm , Sat & Sun 2:30pm, Xmas Eve 1pm & 5pm

This inventive twist on Frank Capra’s classic film brings the ever-timely story of disaster, redemption and holiday magic to life on stage before your eyes and ears.

It’s Christmas Eve, 1946, and five actors have gathered in a New York studio for a live radio broadcast, ready to take on dozens of characters and recreate Bedford Falls with live foley sound effects and virtuosic, high-energy performances. Even the cynics among us will cheer as George Bailey, standing on the brink of despair, famously learns that “no man is a failure who has friends.”

Regularly voted as the nations favourite Christmas film this creative and inventive twist on telling this heartwarming story will kick off your family Christmas with perfection.

This is a Town and Gown Theatre production directed by theatre manager Karl Steele.

Book your pre-theatre Christmas dinner before the show. 01223 309796

 
Father Frost

27th – 30th December  | 3pm | £7.50 Child  £12.50 Adult

This beautiful wintry Russian fairy-tale is retold through a funny and heart-warming new musical for all the family. 

With a spiteful stepmother and a spoilt stepsister constantly bossing her around, life isn’t always easy for Alina, with Max the dog as her only companion. Still, Alina does what she can to remain cheerful, and to help those she sees in need all around her.

But just when she needs a friend more than ever before, she meets a kind and mysterious old man – Morozko, and his cheeky boy – Jack. Suddenly everything about Alina’s life looks set to change forever…

 

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27th – 30th December  | 3pm | £7.50 Child  £12.50 Adult

This beautiful wintry Russian fairy-tale is retold through a funny and heart-warming new musical for all the family. 

With a spiteful stepmother and a spoilt stepsister constantly bossing her around, life isn’t always easy for Alina, with Max the dog as her only companion. Still, Alina does what she can to remain cheerful, and to help those she sees in need all around her.

But just when she needs a friend more than ever before, she meets a kind and mysterious old man – Morozko, and his cheeky boy – Jack. Suddenly everything about Alina’s life looks set to change forever…

Father Frost is a funny and heart-warming new musical retelling this classic wintry Russian fairy-tale. There are dancing trees, howling wolves and a singing dog in this fun-filled show for all the family, packed with catchy tunes and colourful characters!

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