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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Regular live streams with theatre creatives live on our Facebook page.

We are hosting a series of live streamed chats with theatre makers who will be visiting us here at the Town and Gown over the next year.

Hear all about the industry, the shows and their process to creating brilliant fringe theatre.

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Who are we meeting?

Thursday February 18th | 11am – Mr. B The Gentleman Rhymer

On Thursday 18th Feb we will be chatting to king of chap hop Mr.B The Gentleman Rhymer all about his mission to reconnect Hip-Hop with manners and the Queen’s English.
With his trusty banjolele in hand, Mr.B pontificates upon such important subjects as Cricket, high society, pipe smoking, occasion-appropriate footwear, the Corinthian spirit, the current state of hip-hop and the correct time to arrive at an orgy.

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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. 
 
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..)
From customer service nightmares to dating disasters, toilet complications to weird encounters, Sam shares it all with the assistance of some nineties and noughties bangers!

★★★★ 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. 

 

 

 
Bingo at Tiffany's with Audrey Heartburn

20th March | 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 March | 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. 
 
The Jazz Section

13th – 15th April  | 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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13th – 15th April  | 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. 

 
When Adam Met Apple

23rd & 24th April |  8pm  |  Tickets £12

In this world there are things that make us who we aren’t. Adam All; youngish, charming and naive, journeys through love, heartbreak, evolution and glitter, meets the Apple of his eye; the law defying, loud and proud, Apple Derrieres, who knows what she wants but not how to get it…

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23rd & 24th April |  8pm  |  Tickets £12

In this world there are things that make us who we aren’t. Adam All; youngish, charming and naive, journeys through love, heartbreak, evolution and glitter, meets the Apple of his eye; the law defying, loud and proud, Apple Derrieres, who knows what she wants but not how to get it…

Critically acclaimed and firm favourites on the cabaret circuit across the UK, Drag Super Couple Adam All and Apple Derrieres (as seen on TedX, BBC, TimeOut, ITV, Sky, Pink News, The Southbank, The National Theatre and more) star in this two-hander musical wrong-com; a fast paced rainbow of bravery and flamboyance, as this real life couple juggle the power balance, swallow their pride and show what it takes to make it werk.

“Hilarious and suprisingly sweet – a jukebox journey through the relationship of two adorable misfits with great lines and pitch perfect vocals. Goosebumps guaranteed!” – Pop Horror

“The BEST time! Queer f**ked up jukebox musical!” – Outbox Theatre

Adam All & Apple Derrieres

Dynamite Drag duo Adam All and Apple Derrieres are a couple in and out of Drag; they have been married for a year, together for nine and performing together for seven. Adam has been performing nationally for 11 years and is a huge advocate of the emerging, engaging and empowering Drag King scene. He is the first winner of Pride in London’s ‘Prides Got Talent Cabaret’ and the first ever winner of ‘Best Drag King’ at the 2019 QX Cabaret Awards. Adam All was referred to as the ‘Godfather’ of the modern Drag King scene in the UK and one of the ‘Game-changers’ of the UK Drag Scene in TimeOut Magazine . Adam has featured in projects with TEDx, Method, Asos and The London Queer Fashion Show and has appeared on ‘This Morning’ for ITV, BBC 3, BBC Newsbeat and London Live and SKY to name a few. In 2013, Apple Derrieres joined Adam All on stage and together they have taken the cabaret world by storm, pushing the squabbles to the side to perform internationally together with their unique brand of live blended vocals, coordinated couture and cartoon flavoured Drag. They were recently selected to be part of the acclaimed TedXWomen event at The Southbank. Adam & Apple are huge advocates of the LGBTQI+ scene and have performed and hosted at countless Pride events and venues across London and beyond, their aim being to bring visibility to AFAB love, people and performers, particularly within the Cabaret scene. In addition to performing, cooking and occasionally sleeping together, they also run and host the acclaimed Drag King night BOiBOX which has been described as ‘London’s vital Drag King showcase’ in TimeOut and the ‘cornerstone of the UK Drag King Scene’. They have a simple mantra: we can do it, together. Collaborating, working together and supporting each other has been our foundation. Together we are stronger. Together we can make the world a better place.

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

 
Dangerous Liaisons

27th April – 1st May  | 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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27th April – 1st May | 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)

 
Paper Boats

10th – 12th May  | 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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10th – 12th May  | 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. 

 
Boris The Musical 3: The Johnson Supremacy

13th – 16th May 2021 | 8pm |  Tickets £15

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

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13th – 16th May 2021 | 8pm |  Tickets £15

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

Boris is PM. Labour’s in opposition (again). At least Brexit’s done, right?… Right?!?

From General Election ’19 to Brexit Britain 2020, 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. 

 
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. 

 
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. 

 
Ordinary Days: A Musical

16th – 20th June |  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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16th – 20th June |  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. 

 
Naughty Boy

23rd – 24th June  | 8pm | £12

Acclaimed writer and comedian Eddy Brimson presents his debut play Naughty Boy (Audio version out November 2020) 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.

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23rd – 24th June  | 8pm | £12

Acclaimed writer and comedian Eddy Brimson presents his debut play Naughty Boy (Audio version out November 2020) 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.

 

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. 
 
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  | 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  | 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. 
 
Think no evil of us

29th & 30th July | 7:30pm | £13

Written and performed by David Benson

This classic one-man show unlocks the character of one of Britain’s best-loved and most-missed entertainers. In this thrilling and hilarious tour de force we see Kenneth Williams at his funniest – and at his most badly behaved. David Benson’s uncanny impersonation was also heard in the acclaimed BBC Radio 4 series, ‘The Private World of Kenneth Williams’.

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29th & 30th July | 7:30pm | £13

Written and performed by David Benson

This classic one-man show unlocks the character of one of Britain’s best-loved and most-missed entertainers. In this thrilling and hilarious tour de force we see Kenneth Williams at his funniest – and at his most badly behaved. David Benson’s uncanny impersonation was also heard in the acclaimed BBC Radio 4 series, ‘The Private World of Kenneth Williams’.

Following its Fringe First winning debut at the Edinburgh Festival in 1996, ‘Think No Evil Of Us’ played in the West End. Now it returns for a strictly limited tour in an updated version. The show continues to prove its enduring popularity both with audiences who loved Kenneth Williams and those who know nothing of his work.

This brilliantly performed semi-autobiographical show also reveals how David’s unusual childhood led to an extraordinary connection with the Carry On star.

“Unforgettable and inspirational theatre.” Independent on Sunday

“Brilliant! A truly remarkable event.” Mail On Sunday

“A masterpiece of comic timing.” London Evening Standard

 

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. 

 
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.

★★★★★ “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

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

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

 
JESUS L’ORÉAL: NAILED IT!

8th & 9th 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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8th & 9th 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. 
 
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

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