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Comedy

Rhys Nicholson: Eurgh - Soho Theatre

Following sold out international tours and award wins, Australia’s besuited degenerate Rhys Nicholson makes his Soho Theatre debut complete with new suits and an inflatable llama. The llama has context in the show. You’ll see… you’ll all see.

She Stoops to Conquer , Viaduct Theatre, Halifax

Northern Broadsides' extensive tour of Oliver Goldsmith's classic comedy of manners aptly begins in the atmospheric setting of the Viaduct Theatre within Dean Clough, a former textile mill.

Review: Dawn French: Thirty Million Minutes (Tour - Blackpool)

More monologue than stand up, Sandra Mangan is impressed by Dawn French's exploration of Thirty Million Minutes.

Rhys Nicholson review gross-out comedy soars to unexpected heights

Nicholson's routines are generic in places, but the man delivering them belongs on stage and isn't afraid to show it.

Character - Leicester Square Theatre

Michelle is about to turn forty and is desperate to finish her first novel before the big day arrives. Retreating to a countryside cottage, typewriter in tow, Michelle invites her oldest friend Freya to join her and help get the book finished, only to fin

She Stoops to Conquer, Northern Broadsides: Preview

Theatre Company Northern Broadsides are heading off on tour again, this time with a production of Oliver Goldsmith’s best known play She Stoops to Conquer. A comedy of manners set in the 18th century; the play has been relocated from the West Countr

Bridget Christie: Its trickery, hiding serious bits within a comic framework

Two years ago she delivered her standup routine to 10 people in a strip club. Now shes a star of the Edinburgh Fringe and touring the country. She talks biros, big families and why the new pope is bloody marvellousThe day after returning from playing 23

Seeing the Lights review well-observed comedy about caring for elderly relatives

Theatre-by-the-Lake, KeswickBrendan Murray's play succeeds because he has an acute and compassionate understanding of families Continue reading...

Jezebel, Soho Theatre – Review

I often wonder how much I should read about a show before I go – I don’t want any preconceived ideas about whether I’ll enjoy it or not but I also want an idea of what to expect.

Prepare for Jewish jokes – as Jewish comedians get their own festival

They’ve already given the world Woody Allen, Jerry Seinfeld and Jon Stewart, but now Jewish comedians are finally to have their own festival in Britain.