Located on the top floor of our venue is our wonderfully intimate fringe theatre
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:

We are working hard to make sure our theatre performances can go on with additional measures in place to protect you and our performers. Based on current government guidelines socially distanced performances shall commence from May 17th (1m distance in seating and mask wearing)  Then from June 21st all restrictions are planned to be lifted. If there are any changes to these dates or the guidelines then we may adjust our programming accordingly. 

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

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

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Bingo at Tiffany's with Audrey Heartburn

20th May, 2nd July | REGULAR EVENT |  7:30pm  |  Tickets £15

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!

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20th May, 2nd July | REGULAR EVENT |  7:30pm  |  Tickets £15

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. 
 
Sam Carlyle: My Life and Other Jokes

21st & 22nd May | 8pm | £12

You may be asking “Who even is Sam Carlyle?”, but after this hilarious cabaret you’ll certainly know her name (along with way too much else…)

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21st & 22nd May | 8pm | £12

You may be asking “Who even is Sam Carlyle?”, but after this cabaret you’ll certainly know her name (along with way too much else..)

Accompanied by the fantastic pianist Thomas Duchan, Sam shares her many embarrassing anecdotes by putting her own twist on some classic nineties and noughties hits to aid the stories along: From customer service nightmares to dating disasters, toilet complications to weird encounters, Sam shares it all!

★★★★ 1/2 – “Sam Carlyle expertly lyricises her adventures” – West End Best Friend

So come on down for an intimate evening of mortifying stories and a setlist that you’ll know and love. You are sure to leave comforted that these things happen to everyone or beaming away because at least these things haven’t happened to you!

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

 

 

 
Big Deal Comedy

REGULAR MONTHLY EVENT | 7:30pm | £12

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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REGULAR MONTHLY EVENT | 7:30pm | £12

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.

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

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

27th – 29th May |  7:30pm & 3:00pm matinee (Sat) |  Tickets £12

Fresh from its Off-Broadway debut and milestone 100th performance, Mark Farrelly’s hugely acclaimed solo comes to the Town and Gown Theatre.

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27th – 29th May |  7:30pm & 3:00pm matinee (Sat) |  Tickets £12

Fresh from its Off-Broadway debut and milestone 100th performance, Mark Farrelly’s hugely acclaimed solo comes to the Town and Gown Theatre.

From a conventional upbringing to global notoriety via The Naked Civil Servant, Quentin Crisp was one of the most memorable figures of the twentieth century. Openly gay as early as the 1930s, Quentin spent decades being beaten up on London’s streets for his refusal to be anything less than himself. His courage, and the philosophy that evolved from those experiences, inspire to the present day.

Naked Hope depicts Quentin at two phases of his extraordinary life: alone in his Chelsea flat in the 1960s, certain that life has passed him by, and thirty years later, giving a performance of his one man show An Evening with Quentin Crisp in New York. Packed with witty gems on everything from cleaning (“Don’t bother – after the first four years the dirt won’t get any worse”) to marriage (“Is there life after marriage? The answer is no”), Naked Hope is a glorious, uplifting celebration of the urgent necessity to be your true self.

Mark Farrelly’s West End credits include Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? opposite Matthew Kelly. He is directed by EastEnders star Linda Marlowe (Berkoff’s Women).

Written and performed by Mark Farrelly
Directed by Linda Marlowe

“FARRELLY’S MASTERY OF HIS AUDIENCE IS TOTAL”

★★★★ TIME OUT★★★★ Broadway Baby “A masterclass”
★★★★ Metro
★★★★ The Stage
★★★★ The Public Reviews
★★★★ Exeunt
★★★★ The Reviews Hub
★★★★ London Theatre 1
★★★★ The New Current
★★★★ TheatreScene.net (Off Broadway, January 2019)

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

 
Molecular Mixology & Musicals with Cambridge Gin Lab

30th May 2pm | 7th October 7:30pm | 27th November 7:30pm  |  Tickets £45

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

Join us for an explosive extravaganza where distillation meets drama in a 90 minute interactive tasting experience unlike anything you’ve seen before.

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30th May 2pm | 7th October 7:30pm | 27th November 7:30pm  |  Tickets £45

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

Join us for an explosive extravaganza where distillation meets drama in a 90 minute interactive tasting experience unlike anything you’ve seen before.

Take centre stage in your own molecular mixology 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!

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

 
Adolf

4th & 5th June | 7:30pm | Tickets £12

The Führer’s bunker, Berlin 1945, the air thick with betrayal. Hitler awaits the inevitable. Pip Utton, looking uncomfortably like the Führer, stands before a huge Nazi banner addressing his party faithful. He furnishes us with an acute anatomy of fascism; its ideological justifications; its poisoned utopias. We are in the presence of a compelling idealist, helplessly drawn in to his warped logic. Hitler is finished, his crusade defeated. We know how the story ends….. But Utton has reserved a sting for his tale…a sting so powerful it forces us to look within ourselves, questioning our own prejudices and intolerance.

One of the most extraordinary, successful and powerful solo works ever presented. It is live theatre at its best and that touches us all; powerful, challenging, divisive and illustrative. ‘Adolf’ is utterly provocative and totally necessary; everyone should experience it.

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4th & 5th June | 7:30pm | Tickets £12

The Führer’s bunker, Berlin 1945, the air thick with betrayal. Hitler awaits the inevitable. Pip Utton, looking uncomfortably like the Führer, stands before a huge Nazi banner addressing his party faithful. He furnishes us with an acute anatomy of fascism; its ideological justifications; its poisoned utopias. We are in the presence of a compelling idealist, helplessly drawn in to his warped logic. Hitler is finished, his crusade defeated. We know how the story ends….. But Utton has reserved a sting for his tale…a sting so powerful it forces us to look within ourselves, questioning our own prejudices and intolerance.

One of the most extraordinary, successful and powerful solo works ever presented. It is live theatre at its best and that touches us all; powerful, challenging, divisive and illustrative. ‘Adolf’ is utterly provocative and totally necessary; everyone should experience it.

Pip Utton is internationally recognised as one of the foremost writers and performers of solo theatre. He has performed his work in more than 30 countries, garnering rave reviews and awards around the world, recently honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to world theatre from the Turkish ministry of culture and the publication of a book celebrating his work.

‘A tour de force’ The Stage
‘Terrifying, searing, transfixing’ The Scotsman
‘ Will leave you gasping…so devastating’ Time Out
‘The master of the solo show’ The Guardian
‘Beneath Utton’s costume stands a national treasure’ Three Weeks

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

 
The Nobodies

8th & 9th June  | 8:00pm | £12

★★★★★ ‘Amy Guyler’s script is genius, masterfully balancing stark political commentary with bold theatricality – A Younger Theatre

★★★★★An equally exciting and terrifying work, with beautiful touches of humour: The Nobodies is one to watch’-Upper Circle

★★★★★ ‘A smart, gutsy story about a trio of vigilantes which is appealing, wonderfully engaging and with unquestionable heart.’ -The Review Chap

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8th & 9th June  | 8:00pm | £12

A town is in turmoil. A hospital is closing. And an MP is dead on the train tracks… Accident? Or opportunity?

When a local hospital announces its closure, panic ensues.

Healthcare Assistant Rhea is forced to look for work elsewhere. Local lad Aaron worries about his mum’s treatment in the cancer unit. And Curtis just isn’t sure where he’s going to sleep.

But when the three witness a horrific accident, a rare opportunity presents itself.

As a dangerous decision triggers a wild chain of events, Rhea, Aaron and Curtis soon find themselves gathering power, influence and infamy – and inspiring a cohort of vigilante activists.

What does it take to enact real change? And what would you sacrifice to keep it?

‘Definitely worth seeing. Full of swagger and moral ambiguities.’ – Lyn Gardner

‘Amy Guyler’s engagingly funny play The Nobodies reminds us that social discontent will have its expression…which offers hope that, even in the darkest times, the nobodies of the world can find ways to resist’ – British Theatre Guide

★★★★★ ‘Amy Guyler’s script is genius, masterfully balancing stark political commentary with bold theatricality – A Younger Theatre

★★★★★An equally exciting and terrifying work, with beautiful touches of humour: The Nobodies is one to watch’-Upper Circle

★★★★★ ‘A smart, gutsy story about a trio of vigilantes which is appealing, wonderfully engaging and with unquestionable heart.’ -The Review Chap

WINNER OF THE COMMON AWARD 2020 – Top 5 Most Anticipated Shows Stage Door London 2020 – Lyn Gardner’s Top Picks Week 4 Vault Festival 2020 – British Theatre Recommended Show 2020.

 

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

 
Shell Suit Cher: Believe in Bingo

11th & 12th June  | 7:30pm | £15

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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11th & 12th June  | 7:30pm | £15

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!

 

Acclaim for Tracey Collins

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 comedy” – TO DO LIST

★★★★★ “Superb audience-teasing character cabaret” – THE WEE REVIEW 

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. 
 
Forget Me Not: The Alzheimer's Whodunnit

18th & 19th June|  7:30pm  |  Tickets £12

The one-man murder mystery now being used to train NHS staff.

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18th & 19th June|  7:30pm  |  Tickets £12

The one-man murder mystery now being used to train NHS staff.

Jim’s wife, a patient on a dementia ward, has died from what appears to be natural causes. Jim is a retired police detective and he smells a rat. He’s determined to solve one last murder. The problem is he also has dementia. It’s a case worthy of the greatest detective mind. But his will have to do.

Written and performed by comic, poet and psychiatric nurse Rob Gee (“Seriously funny – Sunday Mirror), Forget Me Not has just completed a sold out run across the US and Canada.

★★★★★ “Smart, witty and razor-sharp.” Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

★★★★★ “Hilarious and heartbreaking” Victoria Times 

★★★★★ “Remarkable!” Edmonton Sun, Alberta

★★★★★ “Wonderful!” Theatre in London

“A comedy, meditation on human dignity and at its heart, a love story… remarkable.” Orlando Sentinel

“A subversive detour into the dark side of institutionalised care… a disturbing masterpiece.” Gig City, Alberta

“Silly entertaining and informative, this is terrific theatre.” Vancouver Sun

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

 
Naughty Boy

23rd – 24th June  | 8pm | £12

Acclaimed writer and comedian Eddy Brimson presents his debut play Naughty Boy to the theatre in this brand new stage adaptation. This one-man play brings Brimson’s natural wit into the darkly hedonistic world of Joe, a mysteriously complicated character whose life is full of twists and turns, violence and compassion, lies, and reality. All of which exposes some uncomfortable questions about both responsibility, and truth.

“A hugely entertaining and adult bit of theatre.” The Herald ***** (Five Stars)

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23rd – 24th June  | 8pm | £12

Acclaimed writer and comedian Eddy Brimson presents his debut play Naughty Boy to the theatre in this brand new stage adaptation. This one-man play brings Brimson’s natural wit into the darkly hedonistic world of Joe, a mysteriously complicated character whose life is full of twists and turns, violence and compassion, lies, and reality. All of which exposes some uncomfortable questions about both responsibility, and truth.

“A hugely entertaining and adult bit of theatre.” The Herald ***** (Five Stars)

In NAUGHTY BOY Brimson examines nature vs. nurture in this thrillingly provocative exploration of mental health, morality and politics. Raw, powerful and shocking, this is a not to be missed theatre experience from a talented performer and writer who jangles the nerves with his sharp writing on identity. To truly be oneself can lead some down both a brave and yet destructive path, something Brimson explores to the full as he taps at the darker side of all our minds.

Eddy Brimson is a writer with six best-selling sports books and one previous novel, the highly acclaimed Hooligan. Total worldwide sales to date exceeding 350,000 copies. He’s also an international headlining comedian and staple of Fringe Festivals around the globe. Recent comedy TV appearances include BBC Scotland’s Live at the Kings and Comedy Underground. And as an actor Eddy has TV and film credits ranging from Eastenders to HBO feature films. A performer and writer on the up and up, Brimson’s NAUGHTY BOY is essential theatre for anyone who craves a fresh take on modern hypocrisy.

On Eddy’s comedy:

‘Sure-fire laughs, breath-taking confidence and something more. This is as close as you get to the perfect Fringe comedy hour’. Associated Press

★★★★★ CounterCultureUK.com 

★★★★★ Theatre and Arts Reviews

Please note: All tickets will be fully refundable or transferable if any COVID 19 related issues arise. 
 
How to live a jellicle life: life lessons from the 2019 hit movie musical CATS

25th & 26th June | 7:30pm | £12

“It’s about cats!”

★★★★★ –  London Theatre 1

A show that provides a jellicle discussion about the jellicle aspects of the jellicle cats in ‘Cats’ and how you can apply them to your life in order to make it truly jellicle. Expect jellicle laughs, jellicle dance and a very jellicle PowerPoint presentation.

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25th & 26th June | 7:30pm | £12

“It’s about cats!”

A show that provides a jellicle discussion about the jellicle aspects of the jellicle cats in ‘Cats’ and how you can apply them to your life in order to make it truly jellicle. Expect jellicle laughs, jellicle dance and a very jellicle PowerPoint presentation.

A one man comedic parody that celebrates one of the biggest cinematic flops of recent years. Come along for a silly, ridiculous, very queer and unquestionably jellicle time.

★★★★★ – London Theatre 1
“the tonic we all need”
★★★★★ – Theatre Reviews UK
“Could not recommend this show more – witty, unique and sidesplittingly funny”
★★★★ – Everything Theatre
“An absolute joy!”
★★★★ – The Spy in the Stalls
“A hilarious journey”
★★★★ – Jack the Lad
“A whole other level of funny”

Praise for previous production:

“Funny and unsettling” – Mark Gatiss
“A Fringe Hit” – Time Out
“Hilarious” – Gay Times
“Linus Karp gives a fascinating and nuanced performance” – The Stage
“Jaw-dropping” – Wonderland Magazine
Please note: All tickets will be fully refundable or transferable if any COVID 19 related issues arise. 
 
Jack Stark: Tea, Bee, Sea.

30th June & 1st July  | 7:30pm | £12

Frenzied, silly and silent comedy from cabaret clown Jack Stark. 

Dinosaurs. Romance. Ferrero Rocher. Shakespeare. An hour of ridiculous escapism about procrastination – with an awesome soundtrack. But what’s it all actually about? That’s TBC. 

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30th June & 1st July  | 7:30pm | £12

Frenzied, silly and silent comedy from cabaret clown Jack Stark. 

Dinosaurs. Romance. Ferrero Rocher. Shakespeare. An hour of ridiculous escapism about procrastination – with an awesome soundtrack. But what’s it all actually about? That’s TBC. 

Having trained with masters of clowning such as Gaulier and de Castro, Jack Stark (and his alter ego Kiki Lovechild) has toured variety circuits for the last 16 years. This is his sixth theatre clown show, after a string of four and five star reviews on previous tours. 

“He displayed a virtuoso masterclass in physical comedy. There are a lot of clown or physical theatre acts in cabaret these days that are not completely thought through but his antics rise far above the usual fare.” This is Cabaret

“a wonderful clown that smacks of the black and white films of old. His physicality is simple and fluid and his enjoyment of what he does shines through brightly.” The Metropolist

“He fills us all with wonder, laughter and love. His performance is always touching, always funny and somehow more beautiful than a sunrise, a sunset or an enchanted forest. His is a unique work of art.” Fringe Review

Please note: All tickets will be fully refundable or transferable if any COVID 19 related issues arise. 
 
Musical Theatre Open Mic Night

3rd July & 9th October  | 7:30pm | FREE EVENT

We’ve coupled with WEST END BEST FRIEND to bring you a regular night of musical theatre presented by YOU!

Come along to the Town and Gown Pub & Theatre and strut your stuff to anything and everything Musical Theatre! Hosted by one of the top UK Cabaret comperes STAGE DOOR JOHNNY and accompanied by musical director Ian Stephenson.

It’s totally free to perform or just to be in the audience.

 

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3rd July  | 7:30pm | FREE EVENT

You are invited to an evening of Musical Theatre presented by YOU!

Come along to the Town and Gown Pub & Theatre and strut your stuff to anything and everything Musical Theatre!

Featuring lots of local companies and singers showcasing their talents!!

Perform to a track or with our resident pianist!!

We’ve coupled with WEST END BEST FRIEND to bring you a regular night of musical theatre presented by YOU!

Come along to the Town and Gown Pub & Theatre and strut your stuff to anything and everything Musical Theatre! Hosted by one of the top UK Cabaret comperes STAGE DOOR JOHNNY and accompanied by musical director Ian Stephenson.

Email towngownpubtheatre@gmail.com if you would like to perform!

 
With One Look

8th – 10th July | 7:30pm + 2:30pm Sat Matinee| £13

Confidante to the stars, Vivienne de Vil celebrates some of the leading ladies of musical theatre, spilling some of their deepest secrets and singing their iconic songs!

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8th – 10th July | 7:30pm + 2:30pm Sat Matinee| £13

Join Vivienne de Vil, Broadway veteran and confidante to the stars, as she celebrates some of the most iconic women of Musical Theatre, from Streisand to Minnelli or Paige to LuPone. With One Look is an intimate evening of untold stories and the songs these women made famous, featuring live musicians.

‘Vivienne de Vil is a real joy to behold’ – West End Wilma

‘Stunning Vocals’ – Pocketsize Theatre

‘Certainly one to watch!’ – Elaine Page – BBC Radio 2

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

15th – 17th July 2021 | Various times | £12

Frankie Howerd was one of Britain’s most loved comedians for half a century. But he had a secret. And the secret’s name was Dennis.

This brand new play by Mark Farrelly (Quentin Crisp: Naked Hope) takes you to the heart of Frankie and Dennis’ clandestine relationship, which lasted from the 1950s until Frankie’s death in 1992. It also affords a glorious opportunity to encounter Frankie in full-flight stand up mode.

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15th – 17th July 2021 | Various times | £12

Frankie Howerd was one of Britain’s most loved comedians for half a century. But he had a secret. And the secret’s name was Dennis.

This brand new play by Mark Farrelly (Quentin Crisp: Naked Hope) takes you to the heart of Frankie and Dennis’ clandestine relationship, which lasted from the 1950s until Frankie’s death in 1992. It also affords a glorious opportunity to encounter Frankie in full-flight stand up mode.

Packed with laughter, but unafraid of truth, Howerd’s End portrays two humans’ journey through closeness, love, grief, and all the other things that make life worth living. Come and say farewell to a legend…and learn the art of letting go.

Written by Mark Farrelly

Starring Simon Cartwright as Frankie Howerd and Mark Farrelly as Dennis Heymer

Directed by Joe Harmston

Press on previous plays by Mark Farrelly:

**** “Magnetic” The Times (The Silence of Snow: The Life of Patrick Hamilton)

**** “Brilliant” Time Out (Quentin Crisp: Naked Hope)
Please note: All tickets will be fully refundable or transferable if any COVID 19 related issues arise. 
 
Build a rocket

19th – 22nd July  | 7:30pm | £12

Yasmin is a bright 16- year old girl from the small seaside town of Scarborough. Thrust into the harsh realities of single motherhood, suddenly her life is no longer sandcastles, arcades and donkey rides. Yasmin faces one of life’s greatest challenges completely alone- but can the thing which threatens to ruin her life actually be the thing which saves her?

It takes a lot of PVA glue, newspaper, shoeboxes, and a lot of patience, and then you can Build a Rocket. 

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19th – 22nd July  | 7:30pm | £12

“This isn’t the story of Icarus and Daedalus. 

It’s Yasmin and Jack. 

And we won’t fly too close to the sun. 

We’ll fly through the f***er.”

Yasmin is a bright 16- year old girl from the small seaside town of Scarborough. Thrust into the harsh realities of single motherhood, suddenly her life is no longer sandcastles, arcades and donkey rides. Yasmin faces one of life’s greatest challenges completely alone- but can the thing which threatens to ruin her life actually be the thing which saves her?

It takes a lot of PVA glue, newspaper, shoeboxes, and a lot of patience, and then you can Build a Rocket. 

Winner of awards at both the Edinburgh and Adelaide Fringe Festivals, and described as the “Best New British Play of the Year” (Richard Jordan, The Stage), Build a Rocket is a universal salute to the many single mothers who manage to achieve the impossible and spin straw into gold. Christopher York’s “Heart-warming, electric, and funny to boot” (This is Radelaide) script tackles the challenging themes of poverty and privilege without reducing its heroine to a stereotype or her story to a tragedy.

 

Harriet Wilton’s debut professional performance is a must see in this powerful one-woman depiction of resilience and determination about surpassing even your own expectations of yourself and finding strength in the face of sheer adversity.

Previous praise for cast and crew:

“Harriet Wilton shines as Mari, giving the highest-energy performance of the show and nailing the carefully nuanced potrayal of a woman clinging to her prime.” ****1/2 (The Cambridge Student)

“Director Georgina Deri has utilised the well-designed set and a brilliant cast marvelously with blocking that seems natural and fills the space with ease” ****1/2 (The Tab)

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

24th July | 11th September | 30th October  | 7:30pm | £20

Time to throw away your cares and worries and climb the curious mountain of talent and joy that is our intimate little cabaret club, uniting top quality entertainers in vivacious variety entertainment and cheeky charm.

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24th July | 11th September | 30th October | 7:30pm | £20

Time to throw away your cares and worries and climb the curious mountain of talent and joy that is our intimate little cabaret club, uniting top quality entertainers in vivacious variety entertainment and cheeky charm.

‘Cabaret Royalty’, Paulus. Best known as hard-to-Impress judge on BBC1’s ALL TOGETHER NOW. His witty repartee and knowing looks will make you laugh and cry in equal measure as he shares his unique work view through music – that of others and his own. Comedian John Oakes bringing hysterical laughter with his unique blend of stand up comedy and improvisation. Whose improvised rapping with leave you reeling in the aisles. And a Secret Burlesque Queen. She’s fabulous. She’s beautiful. And she’s guaranteed to get your heart racing and your mind all a’flutter.

All snuggled together by our resident hostess Gloria Squeezers. She’s admittedly been around the block, and there’s not a lot she hasn’t seen, but she brings sexy sassiness and luscious love to everyone she touches (socially distanced of course), as she holds her audiences tight to her bosom and close to her heart.

Please note: All tickets will be fully refundable or transferable if any COVID 19 related issues arise. 
 
Miranda Wilford: Singing The Songs That Speak - Our Year In Music

29th & 30th July | 7:30pm | £15

From her sold out shows at The Crazy Coqs, West End Star Miranda Wilford (Remembering Fred, Tommy, Thriller LIVE!) brings “SINGING THE SONGS THAT SPEAK – Our Year In Music” to The Town and Gown.

From Sammy Davis Jnr. to Stevie Wonder, and Stephen Sondheim to Beyoncé, Miranda Wilford journeys us through a joyous and heart-warming rollercoaster of powerful and uplifting musical emotion.

This show is a lyrical celebration as we begin to return to “normal”! And all with the help of some of the best musicians in the country!

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29th & 30th July | 7:30pm | £15

From her sold out shows at The Crazy Coqs, West End Star Miranda Wilford (Remembering Fred, Tommy, Thriller LIVE!) brings “SINGING THE SONGS THAT SPEAK – Our Year In Music” to The Town and Gown.

From Sammy Davis Jnr. to Stevie Wonder, and Stephen Sondheim to Beyoncé, Miranda Wilford journeys us through a joyous and heart-warming rollercoaster of powerful and uplifting musical emotion.

This show is a lyrical celebration as we begin to return to “normal”! And all with the help of some of the best musicians in the country!

“Miranda Wilford’s heartfelt portrayal was a stand-out performance of the night.” – Kira Gorman, What’s On Stage

“She captures every minute nuance in a beautifully voiced performance of painfully anguished maturity… understated brilliance from this actress.” – Jonathan Baz, Theatre Reviewer

“This actress is the girl who has everything. She is ravishingly beautiful, sings like an angel and looks like one” – Aline Waites, British Theatre Guide

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

 
Looking For Me Friend: The Music of Victoria Wood

31st July |  3:00pm & 8:00pm  |  Tickets £13

Written and performed by Paulus (BBC1’s All Together Now) Michael Roulston (Fascinating Aida & Julie, Madly, Deeply) at the piano, ‘Looking For Me Friend – The Music of Victoria Wood’ is a celebration of the music of the late comedy genius and national treasure.

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31st July |  3:00pm & 8:00pm  |  Tickets £13

Paulus will share 12 of Victoria’s best-loved songs through the decades, including ‘It Would Never Have Worked’, ‘Reincarnation’ and, of course, the classic ‘Ballad of Barry & Freda (Let’s Do It)’ as well as some of her lesser-known and more poignant compositions.

Directed by multi-award-winning cabaret practitioner Sarah-Louise Young (An Evening Without Kate Bush; Cabaret Whore; Julie, Madly, Deeply), ‘Looking For Me Friend’ is a nostalgic hour of entertainment filled with love, laughter and fabulous memories for Victoria Wood fans, as well as being the ultimate ‘Beginner’s Guide’ for audiences new to her work.

Equally timely, culturally significant and a personal story from a life-long fan, Looking For Me Friend promises to be the theatrical hit of 2020 and beyond.

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

 
Kemp's Jig

1st August|  3:00pm |  Tickets £10

In 1600 Will Kemp, the most famous comic and clown of his generation and Will Shakespeare, most famous playwright in history, fell out in an argument over a play. Shakespeare stayed in London, writing and producing plays still renowned the world over. Kemp decided to capitalise on his celebrity and embarked on a bizarre PR stunt, Morris dancing the 125 miles from London to Norwich.

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1st August|  3:00pm |  Tickets £10

“And let those that play your clowns say no more than is set down”

In 1600 Will Kemp, the most famous comic and clown of his generation and Will Shakespeare, most famous playwright in history, fell out in an argument over a play. Shakespeare stayed in London, writing and producing plays still renowned the world over. Kemp decided to capitalise on his celebrity and embarked on a bizarre PR stunt, Morris dancing the 125 miles from London to Norwich.

Based on Kemp’s own diary, “The Nine Daies Wonder”, Kemp’s Jig is a romp through Elizabethan England, in the company of the most famous comic you’ve never heard of. Share in the adventures of Shakespeare’s forgotten clown in this “horrible history” for all ages – a tale of music, maidens and very sore feet!

This one man show has been seen all over the world and was revived by Blue Fire in 2019. Fans of Upstart Crow and Shakespeare in Love will enjoy cheering the maverick Kemp on his way.

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

 
Dangerous Liaisons

3rd- 7th August  | 7:30pm & 2:30pm (sat) | £10

An all-female cast performs this timely reimagining of Choderlos de Laclos’ literary sensation. This unconventional staging has all the scandal and hilarity of the novel that shocked the world.

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3rd- 7th August | 7:30pm & 2:30pm (sat) | £10

An all-female cast performs this timely reimagining of Choderlos de Laclos’ literary sensation. This unconventional staging has all the scandal and hilarity of the novel that shocked the world.

The Marquise de Merteiul is a woman scorned.

Enlisting the help of the womaniser Valmont, she sets out to take revenge on her former lover by corrupting his intended bride, the innocent Cécile.

But Valmont has ideas of his own. His eyes are set on prim and proper Madame de Tourvel – to him, the ultimate challenge. And soon the web of sex, lies and intrigue grows more tangled than anyone could have imagined…

Based on Choderlos de Laclos’ literary sensation, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Fireside Theatre presents a new adaptation of the classic novel. Two and a half centuries later, this unconventional staging has all the hilarity and scandal of the original, but takes a fresh look at its gender politics. An all-female cast performs this timely reimagining of the novel that shocked the world.

Previous praise for Fireside Theatre productions:

“Mary Stuart is a royal triumph”
★★★★★ (Varsity)

“I found myself unwilling to step out of the captivating world of the play”
★★★★ ½  (The Cambridge Student)

“An innovative production which breathes life into Austen’s classic novel”
★★★★ (EdFringe Review)

 
Jarman

13th – 15th August  | 7:30pm & 3:00pm (Sun) | £12

Derek Jarman: film-maker, painter, gardener at Prospect Cottage, activist, writer…his influence remains as strong as it was on the day AIDS killed him in 1994. But his story, one of the most extraordinary lives ever lived, has never been told. Until now.

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13th – 15th August  | 7:30pm & 3:00pm (Sun) | £12

Decadence is the first sign of intelligence…

A mighty spirit is about to reawaken. Yours.

Derek Jarman: film-maker, painter, gardener at Prospect Cottage, activist, writer…his influence remains as strong as it was on the day AIDS killed him in 1994. But his story, one of the most extraordinary lives ever lived, has never been told. Until now.

This vibrant new solo play written and performed by Mark Farrelly (Quentin Crisp: Naked Hope, Howerd’s End) brings Derek back into being for a passionate, daring reminder of the courage it takes to truly live while you’re alive. A journey from Dungeness to deepest, brightest Soho and into the heart of one of our most iconoclastic artists.

Directed by Sarah-Louise Young (Cabaret Whore, Julie Madly Deeply).

 
Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens

18th – 22nd August  | 3:00pm  | £12.50 adults £7.50 child (under 13)

Fly away with Betwixt-and-Between’s magical stage adaptation of J.M.Barrie’s prequel to Peter Pan.

Meet Mary and her father, George as they explore the origins of ‘the boy who wouldn’t grow up’.

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18th – 22nd August  | 3:00pm  | £12.50 adults £7.50 child (under 13)

Fly away with Betwixt-and-Between’s magical stage adaptation of J.M.Barrie’s prequel to Peter Pan.

Meet Mary and her father, George as they explore the origins of ‘the boy who wouldn’t grow up’. Introducing a host of new characters- from regal fairies to talking birds – with tons of imagination, ‘joyful playfulness’*, and five wonderful, original songs by Patrick Neil Doyle, we invite you and your family to join us in Kensington Gardens this summer to hear the story behind the legend and to remember that ‘to live is an awfully big adventure’.

This family show is recommended for children aged 5+

★★★★ – LondonTheatre1

 
The Jazz Section

24th – 26th August 2021  | 7:30pm | £12

Based on real individuals in the Czech Republic, featuring live music performed by the actors themselves and drawing inspiration from the world of gig-theatre. A dynamic new musical which focuses on the resilience of musicianship and the ability for real art to make a stronger statement than any political party.

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24th – 26th August 2021  | 7:30pm | £12

In 1980s Prague, nothing is more dangerous than jazz — but Dansky just can’t stop listening to it. Tired of being controlled by the hardline Communist government and fascinated by a culture he’s never known, Dansky finds himself drawn into the Jazz Section — a well-known but elusive group of musicians, who have banded together against threats of censorship and imprisonment. As the decade wears on and the political impetus of the musicians grow stronger, they begin to realise that their act of rebellion may have serious consequences.

Our show tells the story of five musicians, based on real individuals in the Czech Republic, featuring live music performed by the actors themselves and drawing inspiration from the world of gig-theatre. A dynamic new musical which focuses on the resilience of musicianship and the ability for real art to make a stronger statement than any political party.

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

 
Motown Party in the Bar

Sunday 29th August  | 6pm till late | FREE EVENT

Bank Holidays are always something special at the Town and Gown.

This Bank Holiday we will be partying the night away with a special Motown gig in the bar featuring the Town and Gown resident singers.

 

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Sunday 29th August  | 6pm till late | FREE EVENT

Bank Holidays are always something special at the Town and Gown.

This Bank Holiday we will be partying the night away with a special Motown gig in the bar.

This evening promises to be a fun night, with great live singers, letting your hair down (or up) safe in the thought that there is no work on Monday!

Featuring music from the golden age of 60’s music including all your favourite artists such as Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, The supremes, Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross & Lionel Richie. A great mixture of Motown, Soul and a touch of Disco to get the party swinging!

No tickets required. Tables are offered on a first come first serve basis on the night. Please let us know if you require wheelchair access.

 
Privates : Fringe Comedy Double Bill

3rd & 4th September  | 7:30pm & 9pm | £13

Join us for this special double bill of fringe theatre comedy! Your ticket will get you in to both shows!!

Christian Brighty (“hilarious” The List), Luke Rollason (“amazingly entertaining” Ed Fest Mag), and Tom Curzon (“charming” Chortle) bring their award-winning last fringe show and a brand new one as well.

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3rd & 4th September  | 7:30pm & 9pm | £13

Join us for this special double bill of fringe theatre comedy! Your ticket will get you in to both shows!!

PRIVATES: A SPERM ODYSSEY – 7:30pm

Attention all sperm! Join three fun guys who fertilise in an adventure as big as life itself. Imagine ‘Saving Private Ryan’ meets the sex education you wish you had, and they don’t wear adequate protection. Nine months later this show pops out. Don’t be ejacu-late, but don’t come early!

“Otherplace Award Winners 2019

Sell Out – SOHO Theatre, Edinburgh Fringe, Brighton Fringe 2019

“Highly enjoyable… Absolute magic” **** Mumble Comedy

“A delight to watch” **** Radio Ha-Ha!

“The perfect mix of poignant, absurd and hilarious” The Wee Review”
“Anarchic performances, knockabout chemistry and silly voices, there’s a touch of the Goon Show to the whole proceedings” (Chortle)

PRIVATES: GREAT IDEAS BY GENIUSES – 9pm

Discover a show about the discoveries that changed the world, by people who know nothing.
Award-winning idiots Privates reinvent the wheel, ignoring the past and ruining the future along the way. This show will eureka you out of the bath, drop an apple on your head and invent the chair you’re sitting on. Not sat down? Oh man, you have got to try one of these chairs!
Great Ideas By Geniuses is the greatest invention in human history – because it’s got them all in it

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

 
Blue Planet III

4th September  | 2:30pm | £10

The team behind the sell-out hit Planet Earth III (★★★★★ Ed Fest Mag) bring their family-comedy-nature-documentary Blue Planet III.

Two idiots at the BBC are making another Blue Planet, but how do you know what a fish is if you’ve never left your office? Put on your polar ice caps and climb aboard an adventure to save the oceans! Featuring swashbuckling swordfish, hammerhead and spannerhead sharks, wailing whales and nasty things that lurk at the bottom of the sea… “David Attenborough meets clowning” (Broadway Baby) in this children’s comedy show by the “hugely entertaining” (Chortle) Luke Rollason and the “hilarious” (The List) Christian Brighty.

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4th September  | 2:30pm | £10

The team behind the sell-out hit Planet Earth III (★★★★★ Ed Fest Mag) bring their family-comedy-nature-documentary Blue Planet III.

Two idiots at the BBC are making another Blue Planet, but how do you know what a fish is if you’ve never left your office? Put on your polar ice caps and climb aboard an adventure to save the oceans! Featuring swashbuckling swordfish, hammerhead and spannerhead sharks, wailing whales and nasty things that lurk at the bottom of the sea… “David Attenborough meets clowning” (Broadway Baby) in this children’s comedy show by the “hugely entertaining” (Chortle) Luke Rollason and the “hilarious” (The List) Christian Brighty.

“Take the kids, take the parents, you will all have a laugh” (The Scotsman)
“Utterly Brilliant” (BN1 Magazine)

Winner – Otherplace Award 2019
Nominated – ‘Best Kids Comedy Show’ Leicester Comedy Fest 2020
Nominated – ONCA Green Curtain Sustainability Award 2019

Blue Planet III was developed at Theatre Deli and ONCA and was commissioned by Deer Shed Festival. It has performed at SOHO Theatre, Brighton Fringe, Deer Shed Festival, Bradford Literature Festival, Bookville Kilkenny and at festivals and venues across the UK and abroad.

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

 
When You Fall Down

16th – 18th September   | 8:00pm & 3pm matinee on Sat | £14

The award-winning musical about the silent era’s greatest star comes to the Town and Gown Theatre.

Through slapstick, songs and soft shoe shuffle, follow the triumphs and trials of film star Buster Keaton making his iconic movies.

Winner of ThreeWeeks Editors’ Choice Award 2018

Musical Theatre Review’s Best Musical at The Fringe Nominee 2018

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16th – 18th September   | 8:00pm & 3pm matinee on Sat | £14

When You Fall Down – The Buster Keaton Story

The award-winning musical about the silent era’s greatest star comes to the Town and Gown Theatre.

Through slapstick, songs and soft shoe shuffle, follow the triumphs and trials of film star Buster Keaton making his iconic movies.

As the world whirls around, with his marriage failing, his best friend on trial, his career in danger and turning to the bottle, Buster must hit his mark as he films his most dangerous ever stunt.

With music, mime, magic and re-creations of Buster’s routines, this show is a tribute to a man who always got back on his feet, no matter how many times he fell down.

Endorsed by The International Buster Keaton Society, the show toured the UK in 2018, including an appearance at The Other Palace and a month long run with sell-out crowds at Pleasance Edinburgh. The show also travelled to Paris and the USA, where it was performed for Buster’s own family.

Written and performed “in true Buster Keaton fashion” (Mind The Blog) by James Dangerfield, don’t miss the chance to see this “amusing and heartbreaking” (Voice Mag) new musical.

Winner of ThreeWeeks Editors’ Choice Award 2018

Musical Theatre Review’s Best Musical at The Fringe Nominee 2018

★★★★★ “In this exquisite new one-man show… Dangerfield’s dance, mime and physicality are riveting.” ThreeWeeks

★★★★ “It’s a thrilling 50 minutes…bringing Buster to life before our very eyes… I urge you to see it.” LondonTheatre1

★★★★ “An impeccable performance and a sublime show…full of slapstick, beautiful music and a dash of pathos”. Mind The Blog

★★★★ “Amusing and heartbreaking…the show is a joy”. Voice Mag

★★★★ “Entertaining, engaging and full of charm”. London Pub Theatres

★★★★ “His vocal talents on full view throughout the performance.” London Theatre Reviews

★★★★ “Loose-limbed clowning and sketch re-enactments… a joy to watch.” Reviewsphere

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

 
Dad's Army Radio Show

23rd – 25th September 2021 | Various Times |  Tickets £15

Perry and Croft’s classic BBC sitcom brought gloriously to life.

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23rd – 25th September 2021 | Various Times |  Tickets £15

Three episodes of the hugely popular radio series hilariously and lovingly enacted by two master performers. David Benson (Goodnight Sweetheart and One Man, Two Guvnors) and Jack Lane (Wisdom of a Fool and 7 Days) transport the audience right back to Walmington, working from original radio scripts – complete with sound effects, vintage music and all of Perry and Croft’s beloved characters and catchphrases. Highly acclaimed by critics and by audiences of all ages.

“Benson & lane carry it all off beautifully” DAILY TELEGRAPH
★★★★
“Utterly brilliant, the best Dad’s Army recreation I’ve seen”
Barry Cryer
“Brilliant! The speed, accuracy and comic timing are breathtaking. I loved it!”
Joan Le Mesurier.

★★★★★ Radio Times
★★★★★ Act Drop
★★★★★ The Reviews Hub
★★★★★ Fringe Guru
★★★★★ Southside Advertiser
★★★★ The Telegraph
★★★★ Daily Mail
★★★★ The Mail on Sunday
★★★★ Edinburgh Evening News
★★★★ Edinburgh 49
★★★★ The Wee Review

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Paper Boats

27th – 29th September  | 7:30pm | £12

Standing on the side of a road, clutching a plastic bag in one hand and £46 in the other, staring at the future.

Like many prison leavers, Sam has just been released into the middle of nowhere. Miles from home, with no place to go and no way of getting there, there is nothing to do except walk.

In this brand new devised piece, Roadside Theatre offers a frank look at the reality of leaving prison in the UK through Sam’s eyes. Drawing on real-life testimony to tell unheard stories with humour and compassion, Paper Boats explores what it means to start again.

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27th – 29th September  | 7:30pm | £12

Standing on the side of a road, clutching a plastic bag in one hand and £46 in the other, staring at the future.

Like many prison leavers, Sam has just been released into the middle of nowhere. Miles from home, with no place to go and no way of getting there, there is nothing to do except walk.

In this brand new devised piece, Roadside Theatre offers a frank look at the reality of leaving prison in the UK through Sam’s eyes. Drawing on real-life testimony to tell unheard stories with humour and compassion, Paper Boats explores what it means to start again.

Previous praise for Roadside Theatre:

“*****” – TCS

“Understatedly perfect…deeply affecting” – The Tab

“Thoughtfully and beautifully executed, wonderfully creative and perfectly pitched” – Varsity

 

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

 
JESUS L’ORÉAL: NAILED IT!

1st & 2nd October | 8pm | £13

Your sassy King of the Shoes, Jesus L’Oreal, returns once again to complete the Holy Trinity with another high-octane show of song, dance and Jehovah’s Fitness.

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1st & 2nd October | 8pm | £13

Halleberrylujah! Your sassy, dyslexic King of the Shoes descends in a cloud of Febreeze to celebrate the launch of his new fitness and well-being video, ‘Get The Jordan Look’ whilst regaling you with stories about how he came to be the Influencer that he is today.  Whether it be styling tips from the Rivers of Babyliss, or ways to shift a stone doing Pontius Pilates, the ultimate lifestyle guru has a high-octane hour of song, dance and interactive Jehovah’s Fitness to help you flex those Pentecostal muscles and help ensure your position is guaranteed in the kingdom of HosannaDu.

“Holy moly! One of the funniest shows to hit Adelaide in many a year” ★★★★★

“Exactly what a Summer Height’s High production of Jesus The Musical would look like” ★★★★ Scotsgay

“Enough to make anyone proclaim Halleberrylujah!” ★★★★

“A riotously funny romp.  Jesus has legs to behold!” Tom Holland (Spiderman) “

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

13th – 17th October |  7:30pm & 2:30pm matinee (Sat/Sun) |  Tickets £15

A Town and Gown Theatre Production.

Four seemingly ordinary lives living out ordinary days.
Adam Gwon’s witty and captivating four-person song cycle has played around the world professionally, in university settings, and at community theatres, and it is sure to leave audiences finding and appreciating the beauty in their everyday lives.

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13th – 17th October|  7:30pm & 2:30pm matinee (Sat/Sun) |  Tickets £15

A Town and Gown Theatre Production.

Ordinary Days is the captivating story of what happens when uptight graduate student Deb loses the notebook that contains all of her notes for her thesis somewhere on the streets of New York. Little does she know that Warren, the struggling artist and professional cat sitter who finds and returns the notebook to her, will have such a profound effect on her life. And meanwhile, their actions affect Jason and Claire, a couple inching toward marriage who ultimately can’t seem to completely figure each other out because of an unspeakable tragedy from years ago. 

Four seemingly ordinary lives living out ordinary days.

Adam Gwon’s witty and captivating four-person song cycle has played around the world professionally, in university settings, and at community theatres, and it is sure to leave audiences finding and appreciating the beauty in their everyday lives.

This production was originally produced and directed by Karl Steele at the Old Joint Stock Theatre in Birmingham, revisiting the show for the brand new Town and Gown Theatre in the heart of Cambridge

★★★★ The whole is choreographed superbly… Steele’s direction is tight” – The Reviews Hub

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

 
Boris The Musical 3: The Johnson Supremacy

20th – 23rd October 2021 | 8pm |  Tickets £15

From the makers of Boris the Musical 1 and… well, 2 (duh) comes the next tragicomic instalment in Britain’s political nervous breakdown.

★★★★★ ‘Satire at its biting best’ Our Favourite Places
★★★★★ ‘Take no prisoners satire… extraordinary’ The Outlier
★★★★★ ‘Thrilling lampoonery’ The Upcoming
★★★★ ‘Searing satire’ British Theatre Guide

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20th – 23rd October 2021 | 8pm |  Tickets £15

From the makers of Boris the Musical 1 and… well, 2 (obvs) comes the next tragicomic instalment in Britain’s political nervous breakdown.

From General Election ’19 to Corona Britain 2021, join Blowfish Theatre as they prove once again that politics is no laughing matter.

Praise for Boris the Musical 2
★★★★★ ‘Satire at its biting best’ Our Favourite Places
★★★★★ ‘Take no prisoners satire… extraordinary’ The Outlier
★★★★★ ‘Thrilling lampoonery’ The Upcoming
★★★★ ‘Searing satire’ British Theatre Guide

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

 
SESKA: bullinachinashop

24th October | 3pm |  Tickets £12.50 adult £7.50 child

Entertaining crowds from Trinidad to Mumbai.

Flying in for just ONE EXCLUSIVE Cambridge show ! DO NOT MISS ! A turbo-charged chaotic comedy magic show for all ages. Kids laugh out loud , dads fart out loud and mums faint at his feet!

recommended for ages 5+

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24th October | 3pm |  Tickets £12.50 adult £7.50 child

Entertaining crowds from Trinidad to Mumbai.

Flying in for just ONE EXCLUSIVE Cambridge show ! DO NOT MISS ! A turbo-charged chaotic comedy magic show for all ages. Kids laugh out loud , dads fart out loud and mums faint at his feet!

Buy tickets quick -he sells out fast. Sold out at Cambridge Comedy Festival

‘My kids loved him ‘ – Jonathan Ross

recommended for ages 5+

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

 
Tori Scott

28th October | 8pm |  Tickets £15

✶✶✶✶✶ “Sheer delight… what a marvel” – British Theatre

Following an “unprecedented break” from live performance, Tori Scott returns to the UK this Autumn with a hilarious brand new show! She may have taken up meditation & perfected her zoom skills during lockdown, but Tori still refuses to learn from her mistakes, so not that much has changed. This Garland for the Grindr era is infamous for celebrating poor life choices and an unconditional love of vodka, whilst blowing you away with her powerhouse vocals. She is “a force to be reckoned with” (Broadway World), desperate to leave the pandemic behind and enjoy a wild night out in Cambridge!

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28th October | 8pm |  Tickets £15

✶✶✶✶✶ “Sheer delight… what a marvel” – British Theatre

Following an “unprecedented break” from live performance, Tori Scott returns to the UK this Autumn with a hilarious brand new show! She may have taken up meditation & perfected her zoom skills during lockdown, but Tori still refuses to learn from her mistakes, so not that much has changed. This Garland for the Grindr era is infamous for celebrating poor life choices and an unconditional love of vodka, whilst blowing you away with her powerhouse vocals. She is “a force to be reckoned with” (Broadway World), desperate to leave the pandemic behind and enjoy a wild night out in Cambridge!

Join Scott on an audacious musical journey of slurred autobiographical stories and songs she stole from other people. Featuring a triple shot of pop classics & a dash of musical theatre, you’re in for “an absolute thrill” (Huffington Post). 

✶✶✶✶ “Utterly shameless… you’ll leave thirsty for more” – West End Wilma

✶✶✶✶ Broadway World   ✶✶✶✶ Live Theatre UK

✶✶✶✶ Theatre Box   ✶✶✶✶ Everything Theatre

Scott is a New York based cabaret star who has performed her sell-out shows in Los Angeles, Dallas, Washington DC, Edinburgh, London, Brighton and on cruise ships throughout the Caribbean, Alaska and Europe.

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

 
Delivered

15th – 17th November  | 8pm | £13

A Town and Gown and Old Joint Stock Production.

Written by Lisa MacGregor.

When Tabitha receives a liver transplant, she immediately writes to thank her donor family. With her letters left unanswered, she takes matters into her own hands, creating an algorithm to track down the family who saved her life. 

Will Tim return to sender, or is he ready to be delivered?

Delivered is a brand new dark comedy following the lives of two strangers thrown together by science, chance and a fish finger sandwich.

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15th – 17th November  | 8pm | £13

A Town and Gown and Old Joint Stock Production.

Written by Lisa MacGregor.

A brand new dark comedy following the lives of two strangers thrown together by science, chance and a fish finger sandwich.

When Tabitha receives a liver transplant, she immediately writes to thank her donor family. With her letters left unanswered, she takes matters into her own hands, creating an algorithm to track down the family who saved her life. Will Tim return to sender, or is he ready to be delivered?

“…The Transplant Co-ordinator bloke said the family didn’t want to read them. And a part of me was relieved, cus I could write all this sh*t and know that no-one would actually see it. And then I thought, what if I found them myself… wouldn’t that be just so Stacey Dooley of me?”

First workshopped at The Arcola Theatre in 2019, Delivered explores life after transplant and the lengths we’ll go to protect our families, and ourselves, from the truth. 

Delivered is the debut play from Actor/Writer Lisa MacGregor, and is inspired by her own family’s liver transplant journey. 

This professional production is co-produced by the Town and Gown Theatre and Old Joint Stock Theatre, Birmingham.

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

 
Scream Phone

18th – 20th November | 8pm |  Tickets £12

It’s 1989, the girls are having a sleepover and you’re like, totally invited!

 Scream meets Clueless in this hilarious spoof horror musical! 

Directed by Pappy’s Tom Parry, and based on the retro classic game Dream Phone, Scream Phone will take you on a killer journey back to the 80’s with an infectious original* soundtrack. 

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18th – 20th November | 8pm |  Tickets £12

It’s 1989, the girls are having a sleepover and you’re like, totally invited!

Pillow fights in their underwear, singing into hairbrushes, and gossiping about their crushes, what could possibly go wrong? As long as they don’t answer the over-sized pink phone… dun dun DUUUN!

Scream meets Clueless in this hilarious spoof horror musical! 

Directed by Pappy’s Tom Parry, and based on the retro classic game Dream Phone, Scream Phone will take you on a killer journey back to the 80’s with an infectious original* soundtrack.

*Disclaimer: These songs are all original, so you won’t (well, you might) recognise some of your favourite 80’s hits. 

“A show that won’t just tickle and tantalise, it’s an absolute thrilling treat.” North West End ★★★★★

“This spoof horror musical will have you in fits of laughter, on the edge of your seat and in admiration throughout.” Three Weeks ★★★★★

“This trio can rightfully lay claim to the camp musical comedy crown at the [Edinburgh] fringe this year” The Stage ★★★★

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

 
Miracle on 34th Street: A Live Musical Radio Play

2nd – 24th December | Various Times |  Tickets £20 – £23

When a department store Santa claims he’s the real Kris Kringle, his case gets taken all the way to the Supreme Court and a little girl’s belief makes the difference in the ‘miracle.’

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2nd – 24th December | Various Times |  Tickets £20 – £23

When a department store Santa claims he’s the real Kris Kringle, his case gets taken all the way to the Supreme Court and a little girl’s belief makes the difference in the ‘miracle.’

With live Foley effects and a 4 part harmony score of holiday carols, Miracle on 34th Street is a beloved musical that will melt even the most cynical of hearts.

This professional production is produced by the Town and Gown Theatre, directed by Karl Steele originally for the Old Joint Stock Theatre, Birmingham.

★★★★★ – “Festive, fun and joyful” – Broadway World UK

★★★★ – “Heartwarming” –  The Reviews Hub

★★★★ – “A big Santa’s sack-worth or festive cheer” What’s On

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

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