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Season Launch Night
The regular taster session of live music in the next season, plus talks from staff about their upcoming programme.
Mitch Benn Is The 37th Beatle
The musical satirist explores his own comical connections to the Beatle story, performing new sketches and a selection of his best pieces.
Sep 5, 8.30pm, doors 7.45pm
The Farnborough-based singer-songwriter performs commercial pop.
Sep 6, 8pm, doors 7pm
Emily Brown And The Thing: Tall Stories (Over 3s)
A charming children's theatre piece about a little girl who finds a magical being on her doorstep.
Sep 7, 11.30am & 2.30pm
£10, child £6, family £27
Martin Barre Band
The singer-songwriter, who was a part of prog rock band Jethro Tull, performs with his own band.
Toot: Be Here Now
Terry O'Donovan, Stuart Barter and Clare Dunn present music from the 90s.
Rory McGrath & Philip Pope: Bridge Over Troubled Lager
The duo present their sophisticated brand of musical comedy.
Colin Hoult: Characthorse
Surreal character comedy from the former winner of the Writers Guild Award for Comedy, known for his appearances in Life's Too Short, This Is Jinsy and Russell Howard's Good News.
Danny Bhoy: Please Untick This Box
Observational wit and dry humour from the Scotland-born stand-up.
A contest for student musicians.
CJ Mahony & Georgie Grace: The Hand That Takes
An immersive promenade performance using live voice, recorded sound and darkness to set the stage for a journey into loss, financial abstractions, and the mysteries of the market. A visceral experience of performance, space and sound.
Sep 16, 6pm-8pm, Sep 17, 6pm-9pm, Sep 18, 5pm-8pm
Stopgap Dance Company: Artificial Things
David Toole, who danced in the Paralympics Opening Ceremony, stars alongside Laura Jones, Chris Pavia, David Willdridge and Amy Butler, in this exploration of the less-than-helpful ways people sometimes relate to each other.
Marcel Lucont: Is
Alexis Dubus's quick-witted Gallic alter ego, who won the 2012 Amused Moose Laughter Award, muses on mortality, masculinity and his own magnificence.
Sep 19, 8.30pm, doors 7.45pm
The Magic Numbers
Indie-pop and pop-rock by the four-piece from Hanwell comprising two pairs of brothers and sisters.
Once In A Blue Moon: Wriggle Dance Theatre (Ages 3-6)
Join us as we journey to the moon through strange, distant lands and meet some curious characters along the way.
Sep 21, 11.30am & 2.30pm
£10, child £6, family £27
Folk-rock from the fiddle player, guitarist and singer-songwriter.
Commercial pop rock from the American singer-songwriter with links to London and New York.
Tom Frankland and Keir Cooper in association with Ultimo Comboio present a contemporary theatre piece with live music exploring aspects of Cervantes's great novel Don Quixote.
The London-based songstress performs dance-driven pop in support of her album Wanderlust.
The New York-based duo performs alternative psychedelic-folk.
Robin Ince: In And Out Of His Mind
Intelligent and philosophical wit looking at the last 100 years of psychiatry, psychology and skewiff brain dabblings.
Tim Key: Single White Slut
Fantastical tales and whimsy from the Edinburgh Comedy Award-winning stand-up, who doffs his poetry cap to recite verse while recounting anecdotes about love lost and found.
Claire Martin With Montpellier Cello Quartet
Mainstream jazz from the award-winning vocalist and group as it performs songs from the Great American Songbook.
The punk veterans, featuring vocals from Pete Shelley, plays punk and rock classics, including Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've).
Reduced Shakespeare Company
An irreverent, fast-paced romp through the Bard's plays, these madcap men in tights weave their wicked way through all of Shakespeare's Comedies, Histories and Tragedies in one wild ride that will leave you breathless and helpless with laughter.
Pete Johansson: Several Jokes
Dry and insightful wit from the Canadian stand-up.
Dry The River
The foursome from London plays its folk-rock originals.
Jesterlarf Comedy Club
Controversial character comedy from 2003 Chortle Award-winner for Best Breakthrough Act, Jim Muir as The Reverend Obadiah Steppenwolfe III. With Sean Percival, Pierre Hollins and MC Ryan McDonnell.
Oct 3, 8.30pm, doors 7.45pm
The Phantom Band
The Glasgow-based band performs its indie-rock originals.
The London-based singer-songwriter performs his indie-pop originals with a psychedelic twist.
Oct 6, 8pm, doors 7pm
The singer from Istanbul, now resident in London, plays folk.
A transformation of Shakespeare's tragedy into an interactive theatrical battle which reimagines the bloody struggle for Hamlet's Elsinore. Volunteers take to the stage to outwit each other as a different power-struggle unfolds at each performance. Presented by Actors Touring Company,
Chris Ramsey: The Most Dangerous Man On Saturday Morning Television
Upbeat anecdotes, feel-good humour and witty observations inspired by being removed from the Soccer AM sofa for saying a naughty word.
Jason Cook Is Broken
Sharp humour and upbeat storytelling from the Geordie stand-up and writer of BBC 2 sitcom Hebburn.
Adio Marchant from Manchester presents genre-bending hip-hop, indie and drum'n'bass.
The Assembly Of Animals (Over 3s)
Tim Spooner's performance for young audiences and families allows audiences to experience an intriguing spectacle and the inner workings of its delicately composed elements.
Oct 12, 11.30am, 2.30pm, 4.30pm
Comic banter from the lovable rogue - the alter-ego of character comic Simon Brodkin.
Views From The Bridge
A showcase of Cambridge-based contemporary performance, encompassing dance, drama, comedy, performance art, spoken word and poetry.
Cardinal Burns: Work In Progress
Sketch comedy as Seb Cardinal and Dustin Demri-Burns try out new material.
London-based indie singer-songwriter.
Mark Thomas: Cuckooed
Intelligent humour about being spied on by a large company.
The veteran rebel rock band performs.
Three Wise Monkeys: Hiccup Theatre (Ages 3-7)
A play for children.
Oct 19, 11.30am & 2.30pm
£10, child £6, family £27
The award-winning singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, formerly of Fairground Attraction, performs folk and mainstream jazz.
Laid-back, summery melodies and Indie-rock, American style, by the five-piece band who hail from Ridgewood, New Jersey.
The American band plays Southern rock and country-rock with hints of bluegrass in support of the album The Whippoorwill.
Cie Kiai: Off
New show from gifted French ensemble Cie Kiai exploring the mysteries of the mind and communicating a spectrum of emotions using the physical skills of a contortionist, a hip-hop dancer, a handstander, an acrobat, and a clown. Accompanied by hypnotic electro music driven by original pulsing bass lines and rhythmic beats
Commercial pop by the platinum-selling London-based singer-songwriter.
Crying Out Loud: Company Non Nova: Lapres-midi dun Foehn
Prepare to be enchanted by a company of prima ballerinas made entirely from a handful of plastic bags.
Oct 23, 5.30pm, 7.30pm, Oct 25, 12noon, 2.30pm
L'Apres-Midi D'un Foehn
Ordinary plastic bags are brought to life by currents of air and dance to the music of Debussy in a performance presented by Company Non Nova.
Oct 23, 5.30pm & 7.30pm, Oct 25, 12noon & 2.30pm
James Acaster: Recognise
Stories, anecdotes and audience interaction from the Off The Kerb's Laughing Boy New Act Of The Year 2010, Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee 2012 and Kettering-born stand-up.
Stephen K Amos: Welcome To My World
Glen Neath & David Rosenberg: Fiction
An anxious journey through the sprawling architecture of our dreams and an exercise in empathy using binaural sound and absolute darkness.
Experimental dance and hip hop by the London-based two-piece.
The singer-songwriter performs.
Oct 30, 8pm, doors 7pm
Alternative rock and post-Britpop from the band featuring ex members of the Beautiful South known for the hits Song For Whoever, Perfect Ten, Rotterdam and Don't Marry Her.
Tony Law: Enter The Tonezone
Surreal and energetic humour from the inventive Canadian stand-up and 2012 Chortle Best Breakthrough Act award-winner.
Amy Sharrocks: Museum Of Water
Bridget Christie: A Bic For Her
Passionate deconstruction of everyday sexism from the 2013 Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award winner.
Alternative pop from the New York-based band fronted by singer-songwriter, Michael Grubbs.
The Tuareg band from Mali plays world music with Western influences.
The Boomtown Rats
The veteran band now re-formed with most of the original members and fronted again by Bob Geldorf, plays its hits.
Jasmin Vardimon Company: Park
Park is an urban oasis, a place of refuge from ordinary life where eight characters play, fight, fall in love and learn to survive. In this playground of relationships, young lovers wrestle in a historic fountain, a graffiti artist sprays his story, a busker finds his only appreciative audience in a bag lady, and a flag-waving bully rants worn out political beliefs.
The Glasgow-based four-piece band plays its self-penned and hard-edged alternative rock.
Hip hop from the New York-based DJ, with guest MCs.
Jesterlarf Comedy Club
Dark observations, cutting one-liners and sharp-edged stand-up from the inaugural winner of the Scottish Comedian of the Year Award Mark Nelson. Plus Kate Lucas, Mark Palmer and MC Jeremy O'Donnell.
Nov 7, 8.30pm, doors 7.45pm
Games And Performance Masterclass With Blast Theory
Masterclass in using interactive media and the city as a playful space.
Inside Out!: Tell Tale Hearts And Imagination Stage (Ages 2-6)
While playing dress-up that leads to a mountain top rescue, an older brother loses his special hat and so begins an adventure to find it.
Nov 9, 11.30am & 2.30pm
£10, child £6, family £27
Caroline Horton presents a black comedy inviting audiences into the secretive world of off-shore tax havens and those who appear to have it all worked out.
O'Hooley And Tidow
Alternative folk with classical influences by the Huddersfield-based duo.
Jason Byrne: You Name The Show
Stand-up from the comic who has asked his audiences to name his show. The best name will win £500, there will be a leader board on stage each night and by the end of the tour the show will have a name.
Mod revival pop-rock from the veteran outfit. With support from The Lambrettas.
Paul Foot: Hovercraft Symphony In Gammon Major
Surreal and chaotic humour from the 2013 Sydney Comedy Award-winning stand-up.
Hansel And Gretel (Over 3s)
Follow two brave and resourceful children as they take the path deep into the woods. Red Earth's retelling of one of the most popular and powerful of all fairy tales. Text by Wendy Rouse, directed by Amanda Wilde and design by Dorrie Scott.
Nov 16, 11.30am-12.30pm
The veteran band from Cleveland, Ohio led by David Thomas, performs its experimental and leftfield rock.
Four performers dressed as superheros present a comic-book adventure choreographed by Joseph Mercier.
Katherine Ryan: Glam Role Model
Witty jokes and pop-culture observations from the Canadian stand-up and TV star.
Blues and blues-rock by the singer-guitarist who hails from Manchester.With support from Ben Poole
Tom Stade: Decisions Decisions
Offbeat storytelling from the Canadian stand-up and co-writer of Frankie Boyle's controversial Channel 4 show Tramadol Nights.
This Last Tempest
Uninvited Guests and Fuel present a sequel to The Tempest that begins where Shakespeare left off. Caliban and Ariel are left alone on the enchanted island, watching Prospero's ship sail over the horizon and out of view.
The English outfit play their unique mix of acid house, alt blues and electro-country.
Pascuala Ilabaca And Fauna
The singer-songwriter from Chile and her accompanying musicians performs world music.
Lee Scratch Perry
The eccentric Jamaican record producer with the long career, performs his reggae originals.
Pete Firman: Trickster
Anarchic magical comedy and sleight of hand from the stand-up, author and regular contributor to BBC1's Don't Miss A Trick.
Frisky and Mannish: Just Too Much
Frisky and Mannish are back with a brand new hour, packed tighter than Robin Thicke's crotchal region. Now all grown up (just like Miley and Bieber) their barely-conscious recoupling marks the beginning of a new pop-comedy-mashup-infotainment era. They've been everywhere, from the Edinburgh Fringe to the West End, from BBC Radio 1 to E4, and from Shepherd's Bush Empire to the Sydney Opera House.
Average White Band
The veteran six-piece band who originated from Dundee perform their soul, funk and R&B originals, including their famous hit Pick Up The Pieces.
Heavy rock with progressive elements by the long-established band from Birmingham, formed originally by guitarist Tony Clarkin and singer Bob Catley.
Robert Newman's New Theory Of Evolution
Chaotic stand-up from the writer and comedian based around the development of the human race.
John Shuttleworth: A Wee Ken To Remember
Versatile singer/organist, John Shuttleworth, wants to share fond memories of his favourite past weekends. However, a typo on the poster means John is obliged to spend the evening paying homage to his next-door neighbour and sole agent, the diminutive Ken Worthington.
Dec 3, 8.30pm, doors 7.45pm
Beans On Toast
Contemporary folk by the Essex-born singer-songwriter and one-man band.
Jesterlarf Comedy Club
Laddish gags and alternative wit from veteran stand-up and entertainer Bob Mills. With Matt Rees, Richard Todd and MC Ed Gamble.
Dec 5, 8.30pm, doors 7.45pm
Around The World In 80 Days: School Performance
Join Phileas Fogg and his faithful servant Passpartout in their audacious plan to navigate the globe in just 80 days.
Dec 8-11, 15-18, 10.30am, mats Dec 10, 16 & 17, 5pm
Around The World In 80 Days
New International Encounter (NIE) adapts Jules Verne's novel using clowning, live music, storytelling and performance to follow Phileas Fogg and his faithful servant Passpartout as they attempt to navigate the globe in just 80 days.
Dec 11, 7pm, Dec 13 & 14, 20 & 21, 24, 29, Jan 2-4, 11am & 3pm, Dec 22 & 23, 30, 3pm & 7pm, Dec 27 & 28, Jan 1, 3pm, ends Jan 4
From The Jam
Classic Jam songs performed by original bassist Bruce Foxton, plus Russell Hastings.
Lonely The Brave
The Cambridge-based five-piece plays contemporary rock originals.
The originators of the rhythm'n'blues pub-rock sound perform With Support From Nine Below Zero
The contemporary acoustic singer-songwriter plays folk-flavoured songs with guitarist Mark Fowell.
Sara Pascoe Vs History
Intelligent observations and quirky storytelling from the actress and stand-up.
Trio Da Kali
The Mali-based outfit performs its world music originals.
Simon Amstell: To Be Free
Following sold out residencies in New York and London, Simon Amstell embarks on his fourth international stand up tour - 'to be free'.
Tiff Stevenson: Optimist
On cloud nine one minute and battling your inner critic the next? In 2012 Tiff was awarded Stutter's Spirit of the Fringe. In 2013 she had an operation on her tongue, drank Everyday Vodka and spent too much time arguing on forums. In her new show Tiffany explores the possibility of optimism in a world full of Kardashians and guns. As seen on Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Next Week's News, 7 Day Saturday and Only Joking.
Richard Herring: Lord Of The Dance Settee
The veteran stand-up comic covers weighty issues like death, love, religion and spam javelins.
The former Bible songsmith plays folk-pop.
The singer from Ukraine performs folk music from her native land.
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