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: For performances after 19th July.

We are working hard to make sure our theatre performances are as safe as possible. We will be following all current government guidance for COVID safety. Our theatre has had an excellent air extraction system fitted recently & hand sanitiser is available throughout the venue. Face coverings are no longer mandatory in our theatre, but please do feel free to wear one if you wish. 

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

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

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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. 
 
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

 
BOBBY MAIR - BIG DEAL COMEDY FRINGE FESTIVAL

Wednesday 18th August  | 7:30pm  | £15

Bobby Mair is a Canadian stand-up comedian based in London, England.

Mair has appeared on The Hour, Russell Howard’s Good News, Sweat the Small Stuff, Virtually Famous, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Sam Delaney’s News Thing and 8 Out of 10 Cats.

Mair won the Laughing Horse New Act Of The Year competition in 2012. He has supported the likes of Jerry Sadwitz, Doug Stanhope and Bill Burr.

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Wednesday 18th August  | 7:30pm  | £15

Bobby Mair is a Canadian stand-up comedian based in London, England.

Mair has appeared on The Hour, Russell Howard’s Good News, Sweat the Small Stuff, Virtually Famous, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Sam Delaney’s News Thing and 8 Out of 10 Cats.

Mair won the Laughing Horse New Act Of The Year competition in 2012. He has supported the likes of Jerry Sadwitz, Doug Stanhope and Bill Burr.

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

 
Esther Manito - Big Deal Comedy Fringe Festival

Thursday 19th August  | 7:30pm  | £15

Esther Manito brings you her award winning (work in  progress) brand-new stand-up hour ‘#NotAllMen’ after a successful and critically acclaimed award nominated 2019 show. Esther’s biographical show takes you back to the 90’s: lad mags, calling landlines, the vast amount of cock n ball graffiti and trying to imagine what she should ever hope for from a future spouse!?!?! Being told by the media around her that her Middle Eastern heritage was filled with misogynistic men compared to western fellas, yet Nuts magazine seemed to give a very different message….Lads Lads Lads.

Best Show Winner 2021 Leicester Comedy Festival.

“Undeniable Stage Presence”The Scotsman

“Incredible Comedian”EdFest Mag

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Thursday 19th August  | 7:30pm  | £15

Esther Manito brings you her award winning (work in  progress) brand-new stand-up hour ‘#NotAllMen’ after a successful and critically acclaimed award nominated 2019 show. Esther’s biographical show takes you back to the 90’s: lad mags, calling landlines, the vast amount of cock n ball graffiti and trying to imagine what she should ever hope for from a future spouse!?!?! Being told by the media around her that her Middle Eastern heritage was filled with misogynistic men compared to western fellas, yet Nuts magazine seemed to give a very different message….Lads Lads Lads.

Best Show Winner 2021 Leicester Comedy Festival.

“Undeniable Stage Presence”The Scotsman

“Incredible Comedian”EdFest Mag

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

 
Naomi Cooper - Big Deal Comedy Fringe Festival

Friday 20th August  | 7:30pm | £20 

Naomi Cooper has performed stand-up around the world, including in Los Angeles, where she supported Jeff Garlin (Curb Your Enthusiasm) at the Hollywood Improv and the Laugh Factory. She recently gained rave reviews for a West End performance as her character Philippa, the yummy-mummy people love to hate.

“Blisteringly funny,” – The Reviews Hub.
“A delightfully joyful demeanour that fills the stage with mischievous glee.” – Chortle
“Her star is most definitely in the ascendant.” – Beyond the Joke

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Friday 20th August  | 7:30pm | £20 

Naomi Cooper has performed stand-up around the world, including in Los Angeles, where she supported Jeff Garlin (Curb Your Enthusiasm) at the Hollywood Improv and the Laugh Factory. She recently gained rave reviews for a West End performance as her character Philippa, the yummy-mummy people love to hate.

“Blisteringly funny,” – The Reviews Hub.
“A delightfully joyful demeanour that fills the stage with mischievous glee.” – Chortle
“Her star is most definitely in the ascendant.” – Beyond the Joke

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

 
Robert White - Big Deal Comedy Fringe Festival

Saturday 21st August  | 7:30pm | £25 

Appearing as part of our Big Deal Comedy Fringe Festival our headline act will be ROBERT WHITE.

Runner-up in Britain’s Got Talent 2018, Robert goes from strength to strength, securing a dedicated following of fans and working his way well up the ladder of comedy:

Hello and welcome to me, Robert White, the only Asperger, gay, dyslexic, cross-lateral, quarter- welsh, webbed-toed, hyper- sensitive, Gluten-intolerant, weight-fixated, pseudo-genius, musical comedian there is…. probably!

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Saturday 21st August  | 7:30pm | £25 

Appearing as part of our Big Deal Comedy Fringe Festival our headline act will be ROBERT WHITE.

Runner-up in Britain’s Got Talent 2018, Robert goes from strength to strength, securing a dedicated following of fans and working his way well up the ladder of comedy:

Hello and welcome to me, Robert White, the only Asperger, gay, dyslexic, cross-lateral, quarter- welsh, webbed-toed, hyper- sensitive, Gluten-intolerant, weight-fixated, pseudo-genius, musical comedian there is…. probably!

“Just one of the funniest performers I’ve ever seen, I’ve never laughed like that !” – David Walliams
“You’re very unique, you’re very quirky, very funny, very naughty, Robert, which we like!” – Simon Cowell
“surprisingly original, and funny…. exactly the sort of act who should win Britain’s Got Talent.” – The Daily Mail
‘He may sound like a niche act, but the musical comedian has managed to garner a wide appeal with his chaotic style and improvised musical skills.’ – The Sun

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

 
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. 

 
Bingo at Tiffany's with Audrey Heartburn

27th August | 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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27th August| 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. 
 
Shell Suit Cher: Believe in Bingo

28th August, 9th September | Regular Event | 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! 

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28th August, 9th September | Regular Event | 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!

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. 

 
Secret Cabaret Club

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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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, 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. 
 
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

Two actors, two microphones, over twenty-five characters – and lots of sound effects! The nation’s favourite sitcom returns new-minted in this highly-acclaimed production.

Perry and Croft’s classic BBC sitcom brought gloriously to life. Three episodes of the hugely popular television 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
★★★★

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

Two actors, two microphones, over twenty-five characters – and lots of sound effects! The nation’s favourite sitcom returns new-minted in this highly-acclaimed production.

Perry and Croft’s classic BBC sitcom brought gloriously to life. Three episodes of the hugely popular television 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.

Featuring three episodes newly adapted for stage; ‘When You’ve Got To Go’, ‘My Brother and I’ and ‘Never Too Old’.

“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. 

 
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. 
 
Molecular Mixology & Musicals with Cambridge Gin Lab

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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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. 

 
Musical Theatre Open Mic Night with West End Best Friend

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!

 
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. 

 
Bonnie and Clyde

3rd-6th November | 8pm |  Tickets £15

“We have chosen to live lives less ordinary…”

Crossing the state border in a stolen Ford V-8 with a trunk of sawn-off shotguns and bootleg whiskey, Bonnie and Clyde have found one last place to hide. Time is ticking – they’re on the run from the law and from reality, but which one will catch them first?

Based on the true story, and set in 1934 in an unnamed southern state of America, Bonnie & Clyde is an intimate and compelling insight into the final hours of one of the world’s most infamous criminal couples.

Professionally produced by the Town and Gown Theatre, Cambridge.

Written by Adam Peck

Directed by Karl Steele

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3rd-6th November | 8pm |  Tickets £15

“We have chosen to live lives less ordinary…”

Crossing the state border in a stolen Ford V-8 with a trunk of sawn-off shotguns and bootleg whiskey, Bonnie and Clyde have found one last place to hide. Time is ticking – they’re on the run from the law and from reality, but which one will catch them first?

Based on the true story, and set in 1934 in an unnamed southern state of America, Bonnie & Clyde is an intimate and compelling insight into the final hours of one of the world’s most infamous criminal couples.

Professionally produced by the Town and Gown Theatre, Cambridge.

Written by Adam Peck

Directed by Karl Steele

“It is all vividly and hauntingly realised…” – The Guardian

“✶✶✶✶ 1/2 – Commit murder for a ticket. But on’y if ya have to” Venue Magazine

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. 

 
Jack Stark: Tea, Bee, Sea.

14th & 15th Jan 2022  | 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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14th & 15th Jan 2022  | 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. 
 
With One Look

27th- 29th Jan 2022 | 7:30pm + 2:30pm Sat Matinee | £13

Confidant 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!

Join Vivienne de Vil, Broadway veteran and confidant 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.

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27th- 29th Jan 2022 | 7:30pm + 2:30pm Sat Matinee | £13

Confidant 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!

Join Vivienne de Vil, Broadway veteran and confidant 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. 

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