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ABOUT THE SPACE

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 inimate nature of the theatre space we operate a strict no latecomers policy. If you are late you may not be able to be admitted to the theatre and refunds will not be available.

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Cell Outs

24th-26th May | 7:30pm  |  Tickets £12

“Don’t you think it’s pretty f*cked that a lot of stuff we do in the prison, like if we were to do that in the street we’d get arrested straight off”

A dark comedy written and performed by two ex-prison officers, Cell Outs follows the true experiences of two young women, as they stare down the injustices of the UK prison system, and attempt to unpick the dangerous effects of power and privilege.

Cell Outs is ‘an unflinching look into the pair’s anger and trauma’ (Medium, 5 stars), it uses song, silliness and ‘hilariously biting criticisms’ to explore the brutality of what Prison Officers face, prisoners endure, and the sacrifices we make to survive.

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24th-26th May | 7:30pm  |  Tickets £12

“Don’t you think it’s pretty f*cked that a lot of stuff we do in the prison, like if we were to do that in the street we’d get arrested straight off”

A dark comedy written and performed by two ex-prison officers, Cell Outs follows the true experiences of two young women, as they stare down the injustices of the UK prison system, and attempt to unpick the dangerous effects of power and privilege.

Cell Outs is ‘an unflinching look into the pair’s anger and trauma’ (Medium, 5 stars), it uses song, silliness and ‘hilariously biting criticisms’ to explore the brutality of what Prison Officers face, prisoners endure, and the sacrifices we make to survive.

‘A moving and insightful story’ –

London Theatre 1 (4 stars)

 

‘Church and Troup are chameleonic in their ability to rapidly shift between characters’ –

The Reviews Hub (4 stars)

 

‘It was like watching my life on stage, I want all my family and friends to go see it’ –

Ex-Prison Officer

 

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

 
Live music in the bar

Friday nights  | 9:30pm* | FREE ENTRY

Live music is a must to kick start the weekend. Showcasing our resident musicians and local talent we are sharing sumptuous vocals, sexy sax and sweet piano vibes through the venue.

All tables from 9pm are walk in only, so bag yourself a spot, grab a drink and soak up the unique atmosphere of the Town and Gown.

*Times may vary slightly on some nights.

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

28th May | 8pm  |  Tickets £17

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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28th May | 8pm  |  Tickets £17

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.

www.capitalcabaretsandshowsscene.ne

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

 
The Silence of Snow: The Life of Patrick Hamilton

7th & 8th June | 7:30pm  |  Tickets £13

Mark Farrelly returns with his riveting, kinetic solo show portraying one of the great English writers of the inter-war years. Patrick Hamilton was a dazzling success in his twenties, producing hit plays Rope (filmed by Hitchcock) and Gaslight, and classic novels Twenty Thousand Streets Under The SkyHangover Square and The Slaves of Solitude.

But Hamilton was also an alcoholic, whose wit darkened as his inner and outer worlds collapsed. Covering the entire sweep of Hamilton’s thrilling life and writing, The Silence of Snow entertains and challenges in equal measure, asking audiences: why do so many of us get through life without feeling we ever truly knew another person?

Mark Farrelly’s West End credits include Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? opposite Matthew Kelly. He is directed by EastEnders star Linda Marlowe, who also directed Quentin Crisp: Naked Hope.

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7th & 8th June | 7.30pm  |  Tickets £13

Mark Farrelly returns with his riveting, kinetic solo show portraying one of the great English writers of the inter-war years. Patrick Hamilton was a dazzling success in his twenties, producing hit plays Rope (filmed by Hitchcock) and Gaslight, and classic novels Twenty Thousand Streets Under The SkyHangover Square and The Slaves of Solitude.

But Hamilton was also an alcoholic, whose wit darkened as his inner and outer worlds collapsed. Covering the entire sweep of Hamilton’s thrilling life and writing, The Silence of Snow entertains and challenges in equal measure, asking audiences: why do so many of us get through life without feeling we ever truly knew another person?

Mark Farrelly’s West End credits include Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? opposite Matthew Kelly. He is directed by EastEndersstar Linda Marlowe, who also directed Quentin Crisp: Naked Hope.

Supporting MIND, the UK’s leading mental health charity

Running time: 70 mins no interval

★★★★ “You won’t be able to take your eyes off this magnetic actor Mark Farrelly. He inhabits the character of Hamilton with a blazing fluidity” The Times

★★★★ “Farrelly’s performance is electric” What’s On Stage 

★★★★ “Master of the monologue Mark Farrelly intriguingly deploys his many skills and all his talents” Broadway Baby

★★★★ “Clear and sharp-eyed characterisation and performance of a very high order”  Edinburgh Guide 

★★★★ “Farrelly’s achievement is to portray a life so lacking in personal happiness so entertainingly” British Theatre Guide 

★★★★ “Farrelly’s sharp, insightful and witty writing and his magnificent acting linger long in the mind” Fairy Powered Productions

★★★★ “The masterful Farrelly doesn’t so much play as inhabit the role of Hamilton…he holds us spellbound” Theatre Things

★★★★ “A barnstorming performance that leaves you breathless” Camden Review

★★★★ “Wonderful passion and charisma…a complete embodiment of a complex character” Exeunt

★★★★ “Horrifyingly funny snapshot of the wit, novelist and playwright…brilliant” The Spectator

★★★★ “Farrelly’s revelatory autopsy of a cauterised heart of darkness is intimidatingly implosive: stand well close” The Reviews Hub 

★★★★ “Farrelly’s performance is a tour de force, and his talent is clear” Everything Theatre

★★★★ “A complex and witty portrait”  London Theatre 1

★★★★★ “An outstanding piece that crams so much emotion and sheer acting skill into the hour” Weekend Notes

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

 
LOVE

10th June | 8.00pm  |  Tickets £12

L O V E is a time-travelling thriller comedy about love and everything that’s wrong with it.

With more than 100 characters performed by the maniac clown Jacob Lovick over 10,000 years, L O V E tells the story of Norman and Margot, two time-travelers with nothing to lose except the whole of history itself. Co-written with Tyler Harding, Jacob is also accompanied by an original score composed and performed live by Jack Toop.

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10th June | 8pm  |  Tickets £12

“The sort of show that makes you excited about the Fringe again.” – Broadway Baby 

L O V E is a time-travelling thriller comedy about love and everything that’s wrong with it.

With more than 100 characters performed by the maniac clown Jacob Lovick over 10,000 years, L O V E tells the story of Norman and Margot, two time-travelers with nothing to lose except the whole of history itself. Co-written with Tyler Harding, Jacob is also accompanied by an original score composed and performed live by Jack Toop.

★★★★★Broadway Baby

★★★★★Mumble Comedy

★★★★★EdFringeReview

★★★★★Voice Magazine

★★★★★Fringe Biscuit

★★★★★Bunbury Review

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

 
Christine Bovill's PARIS

11th June | 7:30pm  |  Tickets £15

Winner of Spirit Of The Fringe 2017 in Edinburgh, Glasgow chanteuse Christine Bovill has built her reputation on the massively successful sell-out show, PIAF.
On her second visit to the Town and Gown, she presents Christine Bovill’s PARIS – ★★★★★ (Scotsman) – and beckons you back to the Golden Age of French Song; a demi-monde of heroes and outcasts, cynics and bruised romantics.
With drama, pathos and pizzazz, the show casts a sepia-tinged spotlight on the songs and stories of Jacques Brel, Edith Piaf, Barbara, Juliet Greco, Charles Aznavour and more…
Come and be transported into a Parisian scented twilight world of song.

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11th June | 7:30pm  |  Tickets £15

Winner of Spirit Of The Fringe 2017 in Edinburgh, Glasgow chanteuse Christine Bovill has built her reputation on the massively successful sell-out show, PIAF.
On her second visit to the Town and Gown, she presents Christine Bovill’s PARIS – ★★★★★ (Scotsman) – and beckons you back to the Golden Age of French Song; a demi-monde of heroes and outcasts, cynics and bruised romantics.
With drama, pathos and pizzazz, the show casts a sepia-tinged spotlight on the songs and stories of Jacques Brel, Edith Piaf, Barbara, Juliet Greco, Charles Aznavour and more…
Come and be transported into a Parisian scented twilight world of song.

 
Big Deal Comedy

19th May, 16th June, 20th July

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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22nd April (SOLD OUT), 19th May, 16th June, 20th July

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. 
 
Fatt Butcher's Disco Bingo

23rd June | 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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23rd June | 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. 

 
Playboy

25th June | 8pm  |  Tickets £15

Lord Christian Brighty is the country’s most notorious rake. He puts the pro in reprobate, the don in hedonism, and the key in chastity belts. But when this saucy libertine falls for a Duchess, can he reform himself?

Forget Bridgerton. Forget Austen. This is the greatest love story you’ll ever laugh at. Prepare to swoon for the debut solo show from TikTok’s answer to Mr Darcy (@brightybuoy). 

Christian Brighty is an actor, comedian and student of legendary clown school Ecole Phillipe Gaulier. He was named winner of the 2019 Otherplace Award and has performed sell-out runs at the Soho Theatre, Edinburgh Fringe and Glastonbury, as part of sketch group Privates. In 2021, his TikTok sketches based on Bridgerton, Poldark and Jane Austen catapulted him to viral stardom, racking up a combined 50 million views and 18 million likes.

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25rd June | 8pm  |  Tickets £15

Lord Christian Brighty is the country’s most notorious rake. He puts the pro in reprobate, the don in hedonism, and the key in chastity belts. But when this saucy libertine falls for a Duchess, can he reform himself?

Forget Bridgerton. Forget Austen. This is the greatest love story you’ll ever laugh at. Prepare to swoon for the debut solo show from TikTok’s answer to Mr Darcy (@brightybuoy). 

Best New Show nominee Leicester Comedy Festival 2022

Leicester Square Theatre Sketch Off 2022 – Third Place

‘Hilarious’ – List

‘Very silly’ – Time Out

‘Talent and quick wit’ – Scotsman

‘Genius’ ★★★★★ – Mumble Comedy

‘This is going to blow Bridgerton out of the water’ – LMAOnaise

‘Fantastically funny… will leave you questioning your type in men  and crying with laughter’ ★★★★ – Theatricellie

“A rich, heady, breathless whirlwind of inventive humour and smart ideas” ★★★★ – The Recs

‘Achingly funny’ – Bruce on the Fringe

Christian Brighty is an actor, comedian and student of legendary clown school Ecole Phillipe Gaulier. He was named winner of the 2019 Otherplace Award and has performed sell-out runs at the Soho Theatre, Edinburgh Fringe and Glastonbury, as part of sketch group Privates. In 2021, his TikTok sketches based on Bridgerton, Poldark and Jane Austen catapulted him to viral stardom, racking up a combined 50 million views and 18 million likes.

He’s also a local! He went to School in Cambridge at St Bedes and Hills Road. His Musical Comedy Trio Fair & Square won Best Newcomer at the Musical Comedy Awards in 2012, but much more importantly, Hills Road Got Talent in 2011. 

 
Shell Suit Cher: Believe in Bingo

29th June  | 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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29th June  | 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. 
 
Ode to Joyce

30th June  | 7:30pm | £12

Joyce Grenfell was one of the greatest female entertainers of the twentieth century, loved the world over for her hilarious and beautifully observed monologues and songs, as well as numerous film, television and radio appearances.

Her legacy continued through the work of Victoria Wood, who cited her as being a great influence, as well as an array of female comedians including Miranda Hart.

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30th June  | 7:30pm | £12

Joyce Grenfell was one of the greatest female entertainers of the twentieth century, loved the world over for her hilarious and beautifully observed monologues and songs, as well as numerous film, television and radio appearances.

Her legacy continued through the work of Victoria Wood, who cited her as being a great influence, as well as an array of female comedians including Miranda Hart.

First conceived in honour of her centenary year and playing to sell-out audiences at the Edinburgh Festival, this revue has been delighting audiences ever since. In this gem of nostalgia, which recreates the setting of one of Joyce’s stage shows, Cheryl Knight ‘absolutely captures her spirit’ (Everything Theatre). Woven between the well-known songs and monologues are some of her more delicate and poignant pieces, as well as some rare and exclusive material. Truly a labour of love, this show brings back to life an extraordinary entertainer.

Please note: All tickets will be fully refundable or transferable if any COVID 19 related issues arise. 
 
Molecular Mixology & Musicals with Cambridge Gin Lab

July 2nd | Sept 10th | 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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July 2nd | Sept 10th | 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.

 
Fashion Spies

6th July  | 8pm | £12

Age Guidance: 7+

 
Picture the scene: Fashion week. Deception and divas, catwalk crooks and you busting the case wide open.
At fashion weeks across the globe, expensive must-have items have been stolen, and every top-secret agent sent to investigate has been kidnapped! With the infamous annual Burnwell-upon-Twynne Fashion Week around the corner, the Secret Agency Service has no other option but to send in the spy academy’s entire undergraduate class to solve the case – that’s you!
Fashion Spies puts audiences right into the heart of the show. Find yourself on an undercover mission as you travel around the world with Quick Duck Theatre – your choices will help to thwart the biggest threat that fashion has ever seen. Devil Wears Prada meets Spy Kids in this fabulous and surreal choose-your-own-adventure comedy. The stakes and the shoulder pads have never been higher…

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29th June  | 7:30pm | £12

Age Guidance: 7+

 
Picture the scene: Fashion week. Deception and divas, catwalk crooks and you busting the case wide open.
At fashion weeks across the globe, expensive must-have items have been stolen, and every top-secret agent sent to investigate has been kidnapped! With the infamous annual Burnwell-upon-Twynne Fashion Week around the corner, the Secret Agency Service has no other option but to send in the spy academy’s entire undergraduate class to solve the case – that’s you!
Fashion Spies puts audiences right into the heart of the show. Find yourself on an undercover mission as you travel around the world with Quick Duck Theatre – your choices will help to thwart the biggest threat that fashion has ever seen. Devil Wears Prada meets Spy Kids in this fabulous and surreal choose-your-own-adventure comedy. The stakes and the shoulder pads have never been higher…
From New Vic Kiln associate company, Quick Duck Theatre.
Winners: Best Ensemble, National Student Drama Festival 2019.
‘One of the funniest shows of the Fringe’  (BroadwayBaby.com).
‘Crammed with belly laughs and brilliance’  (FeministFringeReviews.com).
 ‘An escalating comedy that takes you on a wild ride’  (Skinny).
‘Magnificent’ (Sunday Times). ‘Glitzy and outraegous’ (Noises Off Magazine).

 

 
Bingo at Tiffany's with Audrey Heartburn

7th July | 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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7th July | 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 Unicorn

8th & 9th July  | 8.00pm | £12

“I’m not a whirlwind of sexual energy… just a very lonely unicorn.” 

Shortly after making a sexual harassment complaint at work, Andrea is fired from her job. Overwhelmed by feelings of frustration and depression, she attempts to combat her loneliness through casual sex, but what starts as a distraction, soon threatens to take over her life.

An unmissable new play from Offies Award finalist Sam Potter, about a young woman trying to find a balance between her sexuality and what society expects of her, performed by Georgina Fairbanks.

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8th & 9th July  | 8.00pm | £12

“I’m not a whirlwind of sexual energy… just a very lonely unicorn.” 

Shortly after making a sexual harassment complaint at work, Andrea is fired from her job. Overwhelmed by feelings of frustration and depression, she attempts to combat her loneliness through casual sex, but what starts as a distraction, soon threatens to take over her life.

An unmissable new play from Offies Award finalist Sam Potter, about a young woman trying to find a balance between her sexuality and what society expects of her, performed by Georgina Fairbanks.

Praise for Hanna by Sam Potter: 

“Outstanding” ★★★★ (Times) 

“A complex and compelling drama” ★★★★ (Exeunt) 

“ Like nothing you’ve seen before” ★★★★★ (Broadway World) 

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

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War of the Worlds (on a budget)

13th – 15th July  | 8pm | £12

Step aside HG Wells, take a break Jeff Wayne, go back to your trailer Tom Cruise, Lamphouse is tackling War of the Worlds and they’re doing it…..on a budget!

War of Worlds (on a budget) features one actor, a loop pedal, a ukulele, lots of cardboard, many many hats and several absolutely terrifying (definitely not made out of paper) tripod puppets. Can our hero outrun the aliens, play 25 characters, unwind himself from the microphone cable, stop for a tea break and save the day before it’s too late?

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13th – 15th July  | 8pm | £12

Step aside HG Wells, take a break Jeff Wayne, go back to your trailer Tom Cruise, Lamphouse is tackling War of the Worlds and they’re doing it…..on a budget!

War of Worlds (on a budget) features one actor, a loop pedal, a ukulele, lots of cardboard, many many hats and several absolutely terrifying (definitely not made out of paper) tripod puppets. Can our hero outrun the aliens, play 25 characters, unwind himself from the microphone cable, stop for a tea break and save the day before it’s too late?

Featuring a full soundtrack of brand new music, and paying homage HG Wells’ story with extra (party popper based) explosions, War of the Worlds (on a budget) is the musical comedy action adventure we didn’t know we needed!

Suitable for ages 12+

Press (previous shows):

“Hilariously bonkers” – London Pub Theatres

“Showstopping brillance” – ESP Magazine  

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

16th July  | 8pm | £13

Two sisters move back to their hometown to discover unfinished business lurking around every corner. 

They’re single, nearly 30 and ready to wreak musical revenge on everyone who’s ever wronged them.

Join the Sugarcoated Sisters as they bring their multi-million-hit TikTok personas to the stage for the first time.

Armed with a guitar and double bass, no musical style is off-limits as ammunition for their scathing tales of lost love, family feuds, and dating disasters.

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16th July  | 8pm | £13

Two sisters move back to their hometown to discover unfinished business lurking around every corner. 

They’re single, nearly 30 and ready to wreak musical revenge on everyone who’s ever wronged them.

Join the Sugarcoated Sisters as they bring their multi-million-hit TikTok personas to the stage for the first time. Armed with a guitar and double bass, no musical style is off-limits as ammunition for their scathing tales of lost love, family feuds, and dating disasters.

 

Musical Comedy Award Finalists 2022

TikTok Creators to Watch 2022

Funny Women Content Creator Award Finalists 2021

‘Sisters strike gold!’ – VoxPoliticalOnline

‘Hilarious lyrics…viewers left in stitches!’ – MyLondon

‘Millions have been entertained’ – London Economic

‘Putting acts like this on is exciting’ – Rob Da Bank, Radio 1

‘They have what it takes’ – Metro

 
Confetti

19th July  | 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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19th July  | 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)

 
The Silent Treatment

21st July  | 8pm | £12

A singer loses her voice and embarks on an unexpected journey of self revelation. Based on a true story, this intimate, funny and uplifting new solo show combines story-telling, physical theatre and song to explore how the body remembers what the mind forgets. 

From award-winning performer Sarah-Louise Young, creator of ‘An Evening Without Kate Bush’ and ‘Julie Madly Deeply’.

 

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21st July  | 8pm | £12

The Silent Treatment . A singer loses her voice and embarks on an unexpected journey of self-revelation. 

Based on a true story, this intimate, funny and uplifting new solo show combines storytelling, physical theatre and song to explore how the body remembers what the mind forgets. 

From award-winning performer Sarah-Louise Young, creator of ‘An Evening Without Kate Bush’ and ‘Julie Madly Deeply’, this show premiers at Town & Gown before playing the prestigious Summerhall at the Edinburgh Fringe. 

Directed by (and with contributions from) Sioned Jones. Music by Christopher Ash. Movement consultant Lucie Pankhurst. 

Reviews for Sarah-Louise’s previous work:

‘Young’s timing, accent-play, and gestures are comic gold… mesmerising from start to finish’. 

★★★★★ BROADWAY BABY

‘A force to be reckoned with.’ 

★★★★★ THREE WEEKS

‘You can tell you are in the presence of class as soon as you walk through the door… 

★★★★ THE SCOTSMAN

 

Twitter-Instagram @SlyTheatreMaker Website: www.sarah-louise-young.com

Photo credits: Steve Ullathorne.

 
Village Wooing

22nd – 24th July  | 8pm & 3pm (Sun) | £12

Village Wooing is a charming two-hander in which the characters, simply named ‘A’ and ‘Z’, play a relentless game of cat and mouse across land and sea…”I am a woman and you are a man, with a slight difference that doesn’t matter except on special occasions.”

VILLAGE WOOING- A Comedietta for Two Voices– is an anti-romantic, battle of the sexes comedy written by Bernard Shaw.

2021 LPT ‘Standing Ovation award WINNER – best ‘Rediscovery’

“Powerfully evokes a sense of the era” ★★★★★ London Pub Theatres

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22nd – 24th July  | 8pm & 3pm (Sun) | £12

VILLAGE WOOING- A Comedietta for Two Voices– is an anti-romantic, battle of the sexes comedy written by Bernard Shaw.

2021 LPT ‘Standing Ovation award WINNER – best ‘Rediscovery’

“Powerfully evokes a sense of the era” ★★★★★ London Pub Theatres

OffFest award FINALIST at the 2022 Offies- Off West End Awards

“Congratulations to the Village Wooing team for the nomination and win, a play I have fond memories of performing in 1979. It’s wonderful to see SHAW2020’s work continue to thrive as shown by this industry recognition. I wish their production continued success.” – DAME JUDI DENCH

Village Wooing is a charming two-hander in which the characters, simply named ‘A’ and ‘Z’, play a relentless game of cat and mouse across land and sea…”I am a woman and you are a man, with a slight difference that doesn’t matter except on special occasions.”

Starring Joe Sargent & Maryann O’Brien

Directed by Jonas Cemm

SHAW2020, a limited theatre company founded by theatre professionals who are members of The Shaw Society, is dedicated to the performance, exploration, and adaptation of George Bernard Shaw’s works. Their focus is to bring Bernard Shaw’s theatre and writings – including those of his contemporaries and those he influenced – to a wider, more diverse audience.

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

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