Following a sold out five-week run at the West End’s Garrick Theatre and having sold out here last autumn, comedy legend Frank Skinner is returning to De Montfort Hall with his critically acclaimed stand-up show Showbiz.
Prior to his west end triumph, the last twelve months have seen Frank perform sold-out runs at London’s Leicester Square Theatre, the Edinburgh fringe, and a 45-date national UK tour, making Showbiz the must-see comedy event of the year.
What the critics have said about Frank Skinner and Showbiz:
"A beautifully confessional new show. His material continues to improve and this is possibly his best show yet." Stephen Armstrong, The Sunday Times
"The king of stand-up." Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard
"Real stand-up, real lightness of touch, real joy." Dominic Maxwell, The Times
"Skinner is warm, impeccable company and his way with a punchline is still masterful…there are numerous brilliant moments… an evening in Skinner’s company is a delight." Paul Fleckney, The Guardian
"Skinner is a comic at ease with himself and his career, and Showbiz proves to be a masterclass in owning the room." Veronica Lee, The I
"Doing what he does best… the gags just keep on coming. Stand-up’s coming home." Mark Wareham, Mail on Sunday
"Sharp punchlines…a witty, entertaining raconteur." Steve Bennett, Chortle
"He’s clearly lost none of his mojo." Sharon Lougher, Metro
Following his five-star Olivier-nominated hit My Family: Not The Sitcom and the return to number 1 of his seminal football anthem Three Lions, David Baddiel comes back to the stage with a brand new one-man show, Trolls: Not The Dolls.
Trolls: the terrible people who spend all day insulting and abusing strangers for no other reason than to fill the huge gaps in their souls. There is a common wisdom about how to deal with trolls: don’t, for goodness sake, encourage these people by replying to them.
It’s a good law. And it’s one that David Baddiel has consistently broken. Because David has always seen trolls as hecklers, and if a comedian gets heckled, it is their duty not to ignore the heckler, but to wittily put them down. Over the years, David has spent a lot of time doing this, which has led him to think that there might be a show in it: a show that would say something about how we live now.
David has stories to tell, of the dark, terrible and hysterically absurd cyber-paths that interacting with trolls has led him down. Come with him on this comedy journey into our culture’s most dank virtual underground. You will come back safe, more able to deflect your own trolls, and only a little bit soiled.
"Boasts side-splitting laughs and also moves people to tears." Evening Standard
"Hugely funny." The Times
"Compelling to watch both for its unvarnished truth and complicated affection." The Guardian
"A show that bubbles with love and unexpected joie de vivre." The Telegraph
"A brilliant evening. Baddiel investigates the horrors of personal assault by social media while managing to keep the room laughing constantly." Giles Coren, The Times
Suitable for 14+
What happens when pure comedy takes human form?
What happens when a creature is created and bred to do stand up?
Nobody knows because that isn’t a thing. What is a thing is Ross Noble doing a show. You can come and see it. This is it.
"He is pure delight." The Times
"Thrilling to watch... weepingly funny." Mail on Sunday
Bluffmaster Gujjubhai is the latest play by the renowned lead actor director Siddharth Randeria who is well known across the world for his series of super hit Gujarati movies and plays.
Siddharth Randeria was born on 17 December 1955 in Mumbai, India to Gujarati writer and stage actor Madhukar Randeria. His son Ishaan Randeria is also associated with stage and cinema.
Randeria is known for his Gujarati comedy plays for which he has won multiple awards as a writer, director and actor. He has been involved in theatre since 1970 and performed as lead actor in many plays. His Gujjubhai series started with Gujjubhai E Gaam Gajaavyu in 2002. Lage Raho Gujjubhai (2007) completed 750 shows in three years across the world. Other Gujjubhai plays; Gujjubhai E Gaam Gajavyu, Lo Gujjubhai Ghode Chadya, Gujjubhai ni Golmaal (2012) completed 350 shows across the world. His Gujjubhai Banya Dabangg has completed 325 shows in 14 months.
He debuted in Gujarati cinema in 2015 with his successful film Gujjubhai The Great. He also appeared its sequel, GujjuBhai - Most Wanted (2018). He played a cameo in Wrong Side Raju (2016). He played the lead role in Natsamrat (2018) which was a remake of 2016 Marathi film of the same name. His Chaal Jeevi Laiye! (2019) became the highest grossing Gujarati film of all time.
Tickets £36.50 £31.50 £26.50 £21.50
Comedy superstar John Bishop is coming to De Montfort Hall to warm up his brand new show!
John is very much looking forward to this new adventure, this will be his eighth stand up show and its shaping up to be his best yet!!
John can’t wait to be back on the road again. John has achieved huge success with a number of his own comedy, entertainment and documentary shows including John Bishop’s Australia (BBC1), John Bishop’s Britain (BBC1), John Bishop’s Only Joking (Sky1), The John Bishop Show (BBC1), The John Bishop Christmas Show (BBC1) and John Bishop’s Gorilla Adventure (ITV1).
More recently John Bishop’s Ireland for ITV1 and four series of John Bishop: In Conversation With… which sees him chatting, one to one with some of the UK’s biggest names. John has also hosted The Royal Variety Performance.
"A gloriously gifted storyteller." **** Daily Telegraph
"Bishop has funny bones." **** The Times
"Winging It is two hours of observational humour delivered so skilfully it looks effortless." Evening Standard
"His Supersonic show easily confirms that John Bishop has finally taken on the mantle of Britain’s top comic." **** Daily Mirror
It's been four years since Alan last went on tour, and in that time he's managed to find himself in all sorts of dramas. Between his star-studded wedding day and becoming an accidental anarchist, from fearing for his life at border control to becoming a reluctant farmer, three words spring to mind… Not again, Alan!
Join Alan on tour as he muses upon the things that make his life weird and wonderful.
"Sheer entertainment." Evening Standard
"Bellyachingly funny." The Sunday Telegraph