Sat 26 June Award-Winning Variety Show
Multi Award winning TV personality and star of superb sit-com remake Are you being served ? The very hilarious ARTHUR SMITH Arthur Smith was born in South London in 1954. He went to a grammar school and studied at the University of East Anglia in the classes of writer Malcolm Bradbury He has also worked as a road sweeper, dustman, warehouse worker and teacher. He started on the alternative comedy circuit in the 1980s, specializing in being a compere (MC). He has been a regular performer at the Edinburgh festival. He is also an accomplished playwright. Plays include: An Evening with Gary Lineker (1994), My Summer with Des (1998), 'The Bed Show' and his one-show 'Arthur Smith Sings Leonard Cohen'. He also presents the BBC Radio 4 travel programme 'Excess Baggage' and has been a regular on 'Loose Ends'.
Award winning comedian TOM HOUGHTON “Clever, passionate, soulful” THE NEW EUROPEAN ✭✭✭✭✭“The Honourable” Tom Houghton has been storming the comedy circuit with his hilarious stories and sharp-eyed silver spoon observations. Whether it’s growing up with a Dad who is the Ex-Chief of Defense Staff, living in the Tower of London or lifting the lid on the all-boys boarding school environment. Every tale will fascinate, make you think while at the same time have you doubled over with laughter. Get a ticket today. Tomorrow may well be too late. A Star is Born” ONE 4 REVIEW ✭✭✭✭✭“A crafty idiot” THE DAILY MAIL ✭✭✭✭Now the total fringe sell-out, star of Comedy Central’s ‘Roast Battle’ and critically-acclaimed star of BBC and Channel 4 and First Dates, Tom is the ultra-privilaged master of making the seemingly unrelatable, relatable. Come and witness a rare look behind the curtain of a world known by so few. Inhabited by larger than life characters, hilarious mis-adventures and discover that true honour often lies where you’d least expect. “Now that’s class” FRINGE GURU ✭✭✭✭“A twisted view of the world” THE SUNDAY EXPRESS ✭✭✭✭✭“This unexpected tour de force warrants a 21-gun salute” THE DAILY TELEGRAPH ✭✭✭✭
Award winning comedian PATRICK MONAHAN Awards: Winner, Show Me The Funny. Winner, Take the Mike Patrick Monahan started off on the glamourous Irish/Iranian/Geordie circuit in his native home land of the north east of England before being invited to perform all over the world from as far away as the Adelaide Fringe Comedy festival 2011 in Australia, to Dubia, Doha, Abu Dabhi, Barbados, St Lucia, St Vincent, Spain, France, Luxembourg, Estonia, Ireland, Germany, to the Edinburgh International Festival and various venues and comedy clubs up and down the UK, including the Royal Albert Hall in London! He was the Winner of the 2011 ITV1 series ‘Show Me The Funny’ which led to the release of his debut DVD ‘Patrick Monahan Live’ (2 Entertain). In 2012 he took part in Let’s Dance for Sports Relief on BBC, won Best Newcomer at the Loaded LAFTA Awards and Forth Radio Best Stand-Up People’s Choice Award for his hit show ‘Hug Me I Feel Good’.
Award-winning Actress comedian bonkers / highly enjoyable GABBY KILLICK Gabby Killick is one of the UK’s most exciting new talents. Whether she is acting, presenting or performing her solo sketch comedy show, she has an extraordinary ability to wow the audience. Gabby’s show, Girlfriend From Hell – The Bitch Is Back , has already been listed by the Funny Women organisation as a top three show and was named a top ten show at the Edinburgh Festival. Gabby herself was voted “Best Newcomer” after leaving Drama School and she is currently taking lead roles in two new British feature films. She has even tried her arm at TV presenting and has anchored a number of TV reports. Girlfriend from Hell – The Bitch Is Back is fast becoming one of the most talked about shows on the comedy circuit. Besides Edinburgh, it has played to full houses in venues as far apart as London, Boston, Barcelona, Hamburg and Vienna. Gabby graduated from the Birmingham Conservatoire in 2015 and has never looked back. Within twelve months of leaving, the Birmingham Life magazine publicly backed Gabby for an Oscar and media reviews across the country continue to position her as a performer of superb talent . plus
funny man CURRER BALL With hands-on giddiness, this Glaswegian stand-up gives a whole new meaning to physical comedy – while delivering one exquisite gag after another
MC Martin Besserman
popular MC Martin Besserman