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 ANNOUNCEMENT:

Due to COVID-19 all of our performances will observe social distancing with a limited capacity in our theatre. We are working hard to make sure our theatre performances can go on with additional measures in place to protect you and our performers. 

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

29th October, 18th November, 2nd  December, 8th January  | 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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29th October, 18th November, 2nd  December, 8th January  | 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. 
 
DRACULA! One Bloody Fang After Another.

30th & 31st October  | 7:30pm & 2:30pm (Sat)   |  £12

A COMIC RETELLING OF BRAM STOKER’S CLASSIC NOVEL FROM HAMBLEDON PRODUCTIONS, FOLLOWING HIT PAST SHOWS JUST LIKE THAT! THE TOMMY COOPER SHOW AND CHRISTMAS WITH STEPTOE AND SON.

One man. Eighteen roles. Plenty at stake…

Whitby, England, 1897. What kept you?

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30th & 31st  October | 7:30pm & 2:30pm (sat)   |  £12

A COMIC RETELLING OF BRAM STOKER’S CLASSIC NOVEL FROM HAMBLEDON PRODUCTIONS, FOLLOWING HIT PAST SHOWS JUST LIKE THAT! THE TOMMY COOPER SHOW AND CHRISTMAS WITH STEPTOE AND SON.

One man. Eighteen roles. Plenty at stake…

Whitby, England, 1897. What kept you?

A haunting, paranormal force has gripped the town. The young Lucy Westenra is taken ill and psychiatrist Dr. Seward calls on his mentor Professor Van Helsing for his advice. The Professor has a perplexing diagnosis – Lucy carries all the symptoms of a vampire’s latest victim.

So begins a frenzied stab at trying to uncloak Count Dracula as the vampire in their midst. Sadly, it gets quite “midsty” in Whitby at times…

Bram Stoker’s immortal horror story is given an affectionate lampooning in this physical, riotous comedy. Now, it is truly horrific.

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

 
Big Deal Comedy Night

6th November (SOLD OUT) 7th November (SOLD OUT), 26th November (SOLD OUT) , 3rd & 10th December| REGULAR EVENT |  7:30pm   |  £10

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

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6th November (SOLD OUT) 7th November (SOLD OUT), 26th November (SOLD OUT) , 3rd & 10th December| REGULAR EVENT |  7:30pm   |  £10

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.

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

 
Big Deal Comedy Night

24th October (SOLD OUT), 6th November (SOLD OUT) 7th November (SOLD OUT), 26th November (SOLD OUT) , 3rd & 10th December| REGULAR EVENT |  7:30pm   |  £10

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

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24th October (SOLD OUT), 6th November (SOLD OUT) 7th November (SOLD OUT), 26th November (SOLD OUT) , 3rd & 10th December| REGULAR EVENT |  7:30pm   |  £10

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.

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

 
When Adam Met Apple

12th & 13th November |  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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12th & 13th November |  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. 

 
Looking For Me Friend: The Music of Victoria Wood

14th November  ONE NIGHT ONLY |  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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14th November  |  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. 

 
The Greatest Gin Masterclass with Cambridge Gin Lab

19th November | REGULAR EVENT | 7:30pm   |  £45

We have joined forces with 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 like nothing you’ve seen before.

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19th November | REGULAR EVENT | 7:30pm   |  £45

We have joined forces with 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 like nothing 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. 

 
Forget Me Not: The Alzheimer's Whodunnit

20th & 21st November  |  7:30pm  |  Tickets £12

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

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20th & 21st November  |  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. 

 
Big Deal Comedy Night

6th November (SOLD OUT) 7th November (SOLD OUT), 26th November (SOLD OUT) , 3rd & 10th December| REGULAR EVENT |  7:30pm   |  £10

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

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6th November (SOLD OUT) 7th November (SOLD OUT), 26th November (SOLD OUT) , 3rd & 10th December| REGULAR EVENT |  7:30pm   |  £10

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.

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

 
Quentin Crisp: Naked Hope

27th-29th November  |  Various Times |  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 November  | Various Times  |  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. 

 
Bingo at Tiffany's with Audrey Heartburn

 29th October, 2nd December  | 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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29th October, 2nd December  | 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. 
 
Just Like That! The Tommy Cooper Show

4th – 6th December | Various times | £13

The  UK’s  No.  1  Tommy  Cooper  Show  is  back  on  tour!

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4th – 6th December | Various times | £13

The  UK’s  No.  1  Tommy  Cooper  Show  is  back  on  tour!
Tommy  Cooper  was  a  true  comic  genius.  His  impeccable  timing,  misfiring  magic,  trademark  fez  and  quick-fire  gags  made  him  an  international  star.
“JLT!”  continues  to  wow  audiences  after  sell-out  success  at  London’s  Museum  of  Comedy  and  an  extensive  UK  tour.  This  all-encapsulating  show  stars  John  Hewer  (Tony  Hancock,  Hancock’s  Half  Hour  –  The  ‘Lost’  Episodes,  Harold  Steptoe,  Steptoe  and  Son)  giving  “a  perfect  illusion  of  time  travel”  and  delivering  “nuances  both  obvious  and  subtle”  as  the  man  in  the  fez.
With  live  musical  accompaniment,  this  acclaimed  tribute  is  the  perfect  celebration  of  Britain’s  favourite  comedian.

“FULL OF INSPIRED LUNACY AND DEEP, BELLY LAUGHS” – TIME OUT

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

 
Cabaret Whore

11th & 12th December |  8pm  | £13

Award-winning character comedy and original songs from West End star, Sarah-Louise Young.

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11th & 12th December |  8pm  | £13

Award-winning character comedy and original songs from West End star, Sarah-Louise Young.

‘You can tell you are in the presence of class as soon as you walk through the door… sparkling, clever and deliciously witty’ **** The Scotsman

Sarah-Louise’s brilliant musical character comedy is packed with hilarious original songs, bitingly funny stories and lightning quick- changes. From tortured French chanteuse La Poule Plombée to washed- up lounge crooner Bernie St Clair, these fantastic character creations have delighted audiences around the globe from Edinburgh to London, New York to Berlin and at the prestigious Adelaide Cabaret Festival.

‘A model of polished musical storytelling. Edinburgh loves her. So do we.’ ***** Time Out Critic’s Choice

Sarah-Louise has appeared in the West End with Fascinating Aida, Julie Madly Deeply, La Soirée and Olivier Award winners Showstopper The Improvised Musical, with whom she has performed for ten years.

Named one of Time Out’s Top Ten Cabaret Acts Of The Year, has also won numerous awards in her own right, including The Stage Award for acting, Best Cabaret Act at The London Cabaret Awards and Show Of The Year for her recent hit An Evening Without Kate Bush in the inaugural QX Awards.

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

 
Christmas by Candlelight

13th & 20th December | From 5pm | FREE EVENT

Hosted by our resident singers, Christmas by Candlelight is the perfect family feel-good festive event!

 

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13th & 20th December | From 5pm | FREE EVENT

Hosted by our resident singers, Christmas by Candlelight is the perfect family feel good, festive event!

Live music, a massive Christmas Tree, turkey baps, roasted chestnuts & hot toddies… apparently snow is forecast INSIDE the pub!

You can book a table on our beautiful balcony or mezzanine for this event.

 
Christmas Steptoe and Son Radio Show Live

16th – 20th December | Various times | £15

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a visit to 23 Oil Drum Lane to catch up with the nation’s favourite rag-and-bone-men! “What sort of Christmas dinner do you call that? We’ve had tinned soup, tinned turkey, tined peas, followed by tinned pudding and tinned cream… It’s a wonder we ain’t got bleedin’ metal poisoning!”

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16th – 20th December | Various times | £15

STEPTOE AND SON RADIO SHOW CHRISTMAS EDITION

Adapted by John Hewer. Based on the original scripts by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson

A NEW RADIO PLAY BASED ON ORIGINAL FESTIVE SCRIPTS BY RAY GALTON AND ALAN SIMPSON, BY HAMBLEDON PRODUCTIONS.

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a visit to 23 Oil Drum Lane to catch up with the nation’s favourite rag-and-bone-men! “What sort of Christmas dinner do you call that? We’ve had tinned soup, tinned turkey, tined peas, followed by tinned pudding and tinned cream… It’s a wonder we ain’t got bleedin’ metal poisoning!”

Albert and Harold – united by blood, divided over everything else – seem doomed to spend their Christmases in each other’s company. Harold, of course, has his flights of fancy. His “dirty old man” Albert, of course, has other ideas…

These much-loved episodes of classic comedy from Ray Galton and Alan Simpson have been freshly adapted into a new festive radio play by Hambledon Productions – the company behind the recent sell-out successes’ Just Like That! The Tommy Cooper Show and Dracula: One Bloody Fang After Another.

 
Julie Madly Deeply

15th – 16th January 2020 | 8pm & 3pm (Sat) | £13

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

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15th – 16th January 2020 | 8pm & 3pm (Sat) | £13

Written and performed by Sarah-Louise Young Musical direction from Michael Roulston Directed by Russell Lucas

Tis the season to be ‘Julie’ with the return of this critically acclaimed Off Broadway and West End hit.

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

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

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

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

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

‘Dame Julie, you suspect, would approve. This is an evening that ends in triumph, not in tears.’ **** The Times Running time 65 minutes (with no interval). By arrangement with One Eyed Man Productions. 

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

 

 
Dangerous Liaisons

19th – 23rd January 2020 | 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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19th – 23rd January 2020 | 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)

 
Howerd's End

28th – 30th January 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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28th – 30th January 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. 
 
Dad's Army Radio Show

11th – 13th March 2021 | Various Times |  Tickets £15

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

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11th – 13th March 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. 

 
Boris The Musical 3: The Johnson Supremacy

24th – 27th March 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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24th – 27th March 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. 

 
Scream Phone

13th – 15th May 2021 | 8pm |  Tickets £12

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

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13th – 15th May 2021 | 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. 

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