Top picks

February

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  • Marc Burrows: Mind Your Head

  • Thursday 22 February, 7 – 8.30pm
  • Tickets: £6 / £5 concession
  • Take a very personal trek through Marc’s mental health history, including his time in a psychiatric ward, suicide attempts, depression and bipolar diagnosis. BUT WITH JOKES. It all sounds terribly serious, but poor mental health has led him into a succession of strange places and supplied plenty of odd experiences. A bitter-sweet, life-affirming show, part story-telling, part stand up.
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  • Jordan Brookes: Body of Work

  • Friday 23 February, 7pm – 8pm
  • £8
  • In August 2015 Jordan's Nanna, Gwendoline Martha Brookes, passed away. She was 95. This show is a genuine attempt to pay tribute to her. That can't be the whole thing can it? I thought Brookes did absurdist stuff? Like bits that go on for ages and horrible physical stuff, daft faces, spitting down himself etc? Is he just going to talk about his Nan for an hour? Surely not…


  • Double billed with The Pretend Men: Police Cops in Space, 8.30pm – 9.30pm.
  • Double Bill tickets £15
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  • The Pretend Men – Police Cops in Space

  • Friday 23 February, 8.30pm – 9.30pm
  • £12 / £11
  • “I knew at that moment my life was going to change forever. I had to become the best damn Police Cop… in Space!”
    Inventive and dynamic, this satirical blockbuster is theatrical storytelling at its best and is one not to miss during this year’s Comedy Festival. The 80’s ‘lo-fi sci-fi’ show embarks on an intergalactic adventure set in the most dangerous place on Earth… Space.
    Total sell out at Edinburgh Fringe 2017 plus three sell out runs at SOHO Theatre. “Farce at its most intelligent” GQ Magazine
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  • Double billed with Jordan Brookes: Body of Work, 7pm – 8pm.
  • Double Bill tickets £15
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  • Jack Britton: MIGHTY

  • Saturday 24 February, 7 – 8pm
  • £8 / £6

  • Bite-sized activist Jack Britton (5ft 4") asks the big question, does size matter?
    Using a fluid mixture of spoken word, comedy, a megaphone, a loop pedal and lots of copies of 'The Yellow Pages', this documentary performance will put forward the statistics and experiences that clearly highlight the existence of Height Prejudice to open up a conversation about this undiscussed issue.
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  • Double billed with Willis & Vere: A Serious Play About World War II, 8.30pm – 9.30pm.
  • Double Bill tickets £10
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  • Willis & Vere: A Serious Play About World War II

  • Saturday 24 February, 8.30pm – 9.30pm
  • £8 / £6

  • Following on from their hilarious, five-star, multi award-winning sci-fi farce The Starship Osiris, Willis & Vere have turned their back on comedy to present their new, extremely serious World War II play in an effort to win a Fringe First Award. Even though the duo have no experience in devising with movement, music and dance, they will now use movement, music and dance to tell an often harrowing and quite beautiful story. As usual, hecklers will be removed.
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  • Double billed with Jack Britton: Mighty, 7pm – 8pm.
  • Double Bill tickets £10
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  • Dave Chawner: C’est la vegan

  • Sunday 25 February, 2pm – 3pm
  • Pay What You Think
  • BSL Interpreted

  • Award-winning comic Dave Chawner explores veganism to consider the origin of food, ideas and views. Seen on BBC, ITV & Channel 4. Heard on BBC Radio 1, Radio 4 and BBC Radio 5 Live.
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  • Evelyn Mok: Hymen Manoeuvre

  • Sunday 25 February, 3.30 – 4.30pm
  • £5
  • BSL Interpreted Comedy

  • Featured on BBC 3, Channel 4 and dubbed ‘the Swedish Amy Schumer’ (Comedy Central), the award-winning Swedish comedian explores first-generation guilt, intersectionality and adult virginity in this confident, smart and powerful debut.
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  • Poetman: Righting Wrongs and Writing Songs

  • Sunday 25 February, 7.30 – 8.30pm
  • Tickets: £6 / £5 concession
  • Through the power of rhyme, Poetman fights word crime from corporate greed to your Facebook feed, Simon Cowell and Jeremy Kyle, he targets the ruthless, cruel and vile. He improvises with synthesizers fusing music, poetry, comedy and rap to tackle the world’s problems one song at a time.
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