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All Core programme shows.

Saturday 1st April, 2017

Paul Merton's Impro Chums

Date: Saturday 1st April, 2017
Venue: Bath Forum
Doors: 7.00pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 2hrs incl interval
Price: £20 - £25

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Paul Merton and his highly acclaimed Impro Chums are wonders of nature.

They take audience suggestions and create cascades of fantastic tumbling laughter. The Impro Chums are Paul Merton, Suki Webster, Niall Ashdown, Lee Simpson and Richard Vranch.

"Every year they bring the house down...a testimony to their brilliance and consistency...you could see this every night and never tire of it" ***** Mirror

"These are masters of their craft and there wasn't a dull moment. Terrific fun" - Manchester Evening News

"A masterful demonstration of improvised comedy" - Daily Telegraph

Booking: Bath Forum
Tel: 0844 888 4420

Online booking: https://bathforum.ticketline.co.uk/order/gateway/13322592



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: http://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/paul-mertons-impro-chums/

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Tuesday 4th April, 2017

Faulty Towers - The Dining Experience

Date: Tuesday 4th April, 2017
Venue: Abbey Hotel
Doors: 7.00pm for 7.30pm show
Duration: 2hrs
Price: £47.50 incl 3 course meal

SOLD OUT

This globetrotting show is truly quite legendary, selling out in places like Edinburgh Fringe, Raffles Singapore and Sydney Opera House. In this, its 20th birthday year, it comes to the Abbey Hotel during Bath Comedy Festival, but be warned: it will sell out here too, so early booking is essential.

Chaos greets audiences as soon as they walk through the door. In this fully immersive experience, the audience become diners in the infamous 'Faulty' restaurant, served a 3-course meal by Basil, Sybil and Manuel. Expect lashings of laughter, bowls full of spontaneity and as much audience participation as individual audience members want. And with 70% of the show improvised, no two performances are ever the same.

"Crammed full of laughter!" - Everything Theatre, London Covent Garden 2017

"An absolute hoot!" - British Theatre Guide, Edinburgh Fringe 2016

"A two-hour eat, drink and laugh sensation" - The Daily Telegraph

"Nothing faulty about this evening of superb food and comedy" - Limelight Magazine, Sydney Opera House 2016

"Wonderfully traumatic...very funny" - Isolated Nation, Fringe World Perth 2017

Born in Brisbane in April 1997, Faulty Towers The Dining Experience is a worldwide hit, appearing in around 20 countries and an ongoing residency in the heart of London's theatre land. Faulty Towers The Dining Experience is the most successful interactive comedy show of its kind.

SOLD OUT

Links: http://www.torquaysuitetheatre.com/

Facebook: http://facebook.com/faultytowersthediningexperience/

Twitter: thefaultytowers

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Wednesday 5th April, 2017

Barry Cryer & Ronnie Golden

Date: Wednesday 5th April, 2017
Venue: Wiltshire Music Centre
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 2hrs incl interval
Price: £15

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Expect comedy songs and gags galore from the well-loved duo, proving they're still alive and old's cool.

With a combined age of more than twice that of One Direction, they sing of Nicola Sturgeon, killer stair lifts and mobile phone starers, with some shiny new chestnuts alongside a whole aviary of Barry's parrot jokes. Songs and patter both smart and funny enough to tickle the ribs of anyone with (or without) a pulse.

"This pair are two of the best at what they do, possibly because they're the only ones who do what they do" – Mirror

"I laughed incontinently" – Guardian

"Two of comedy’s most fabled masters" – Festival Times


Booking: Wiltshire Music Centre Box Office
Tel: 01225 860100

Online booking: http://www.wiltshiremusic.org.uk/whatson/barry-cryer--ronnie-golden

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Thursday 6th April, 2017

Andy Kershaw - The Adventures of Andy Kershaw

Date: Thursday 6th April, 2017
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 2hrs
Price: £14 / £12 concs (see below *)

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An evening with the legendary broadcaster and foreign correspondent.

Andy's one-man show has become a hugely successful highlight of many literary festivals - including a sold-out appearance at Hay on Wye - and a popular draw at theatres and arts centres around the UK.

Fascinating and often hilarious, the two hour audio-visual presentation treats the audience to recollections from a life spent on the front lines of rock & roll, and on the front lines of some of the world's most extreme and dangerous countries.

"The finest British broadcaster bar none. A real broadcast journalist, a real achiever, a real someone, an amazing man" - Stephen Fry

"A national treasure and born again hero" - Daily Telegraph

"Andy Kershaw is such an enthusiast. He made me travel a little further than I normally do. He has an ability to do things first and ask questions afterwards. Not a recipe for a safe, secure life, maybe, but it makes things a lot more interesting for the rest of us" - Michael Palin

"It's his ability to convey a sense of moment-by-moment aliveness that makes Andy Kershaw the greatest living English-language broadcaster" - Toby Litt

"Kershaw has had one hell of a life...strange and comic" - The Independent on Sunday

"His radio appearances have become rare. He's an intermittent eruption, making everything before and after sound as if it were made by zombies" - New Statesman

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2891340



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: http://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/andy-kershaw-the-adventures-of-andy-kershaw/

Links: http://www.andykershaw.com

Facebook: http://facebook.com/theAndyKershaw

Twitter: THEAndyKershaw

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Note: Bath Box Office transaction fees:
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Note: Brown Paper Tickets online transaction fee: £1.28

* Concessions: NUS/unwaged or Friends of the Festival only, ID required on door

Friday 7th April, 2017

Friday Night Live - John Moloney, David James, Pauline Eyre, Pav Rao, Alan Francis (MC)

Date: Friday 7th April, 2017
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 2.5hrs with intervals
Price: £15 / £12 concs (see below *)

SOLD OUT

A showcase of hand-picked comedians for a fabulous Friday Night line-up in the Festival's favourite venue!

Starring:

John Moloney
A consummate professional for over 20 years, John is a master craftsman of intelligent and original stand up. He's always a favourite at The Comedy Store and is one of the most in-demand headline comedians world-wide.

"High quality stuff, sharply observant and carefully constructed. Not a word is unnecessary or out of place, every pause timed to the millisecond... A deeply enjoyable, hilarious evening relaxing in the sure hands of a total professional" ***** Theatre Bath

Alan Francis
Award winning Scottish comedian with a masterful stage craft and countless writing and performing credits for TV, radio and theatre. As seen in Alistair McGowan's Big Impression (BBC). Alan's Radio 4 series Inside Alan Francis has recently aired again.

"Thought provoking, eloquent, entertaining..." - The Scotsman
"Smooth, classy and elegant as a vintage Scotch, a seductive performer" - Chortle

David James
"Taut, meticulous material delivered with highly effective pauses - the sort of king-sized pauses that only men, not boys, ever have the balls to attempt" - London Is Funny
"Great, world-weary composure and an irritable pedantry worthy of Jack Dee" - Chortle

Pauline Eyre
"She instinctively engages with the audience and creates an environment that is welcoming and fun for them and the other performers. A true skill" - Lynne Parker, Founder and Chief Executive, Funny Women Ltd.
"Fabulous, funny and brilliant!" - Fitzroy Club

Pav Rao
Winner of last year's New Act Competition
"Intellectually thoughtful, though never patronising or preachy take on racism, genocide, social attitudes, and history generally, with a beautifully measured and timed delivery, every wry gag hitting its mark with a devastating accuracy that has the audience roaring. Comedy with brains and brawn" - Theatre Bath

SOLD OUT

Links: http://www.johnmoloney.com
http://www.laughatdj.com

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Saturday 8th April, 2017

Pip Utton - Playing Maggie

Date: Saturday 8th April, 2017
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 5.30pm for 6.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £10

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Not merely a reflection on how to portray this lady but a live audience with Margaret Thatcher. Pip Utton IS The ‘Iron Lady’!

Saviour or witch? Love her or hate her? Not for Pip to decide, only to portray. She divided the nation like no other politician, she changed the face of British, perhaps world politics forever and the effects of her influence and policies are still felt today. Listen to her philosophies, her inspiration and her logic, and then take the chance to question her.


Pip Utton is a Fringe legend and is known throughout the world for his spellbinding portrayals of Adolf, Churchill, Dickens, Casanova, Chaplin, Hancock and many others. 'Maggie' is probably Pip's greatest challenge yet. Pip not only becomes Margaret Thatcher but risks taking audience questions, and answering them as Maggie!

WINNER The Stage Award for Acting Excellence 2015

WINNER Fringereview.co.uk Award for Outstanding Theatre 2015

WINNER 'Valery Kashanov Award' Fujairah UAE awarded by the International Theatre Insttitue (ITI)

"Landslide satisfaction" - The Daily Telegraph

"Remarkable and original" - The Guardian

"I was left speechless, breath-taking. Bravo" - Fringereview.co.uk

"Takes the genre onto a new plane" - The Stage

"Wow" TV Bomb

"The ghost of Mrs Thatcher is with us" Broadway Baby

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2881821



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: http://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/pip-utton-playing-maggie/

Links: http://www.pip-utton.co.uk

Download poster:
 PiP_Utton_Maggie_poster.pdf

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Note: Brown Paper Tickets online transaction fee: £1.14

Mervyn Stutter - King of the Fringe

Date: Saturday 8th April, 2017
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £10

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This year will be Merv’s 31st year performing at the Edinburgh Fringe where his Pick of the Fringe showcase - "It’s like the Royal Variety Show of the Fringe" - will celebrate it's 26th year making it the longest running show in the history of the Festival. Clearly the King of the Fringe.

He tours his live solo music and comedy shows regularly each year and audiences love him. He is irreverent, funny, affectionate, acerbic, clever but clean. He chats a bit, tells a few jokes, makes some pithy observations, with lots of clever comedy songs on guitar.

"Celebrating the trivial and attacking the absurd he gives us a seriously funny show" - The Scotsman

"All of his songs have one thing in common - they are astute, funny, often gentle but always jam-packed with clever lyrics" - Radio Times

"Stutter is a sharp as any, as funny as any and more informed than most" - The Times

"For comedy straight from the heart they don’t come much better than Mervyn" - Edinburgh Post

"Hilarious songs" - The Observer

"He is brilliant" - The Guardian

"The comedy voice of the Baby Boom Generation" - Daily Telegraph

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2881835



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: http://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/mervyn-stutter-king-of-the-fringe/

Download poster:
 Mervyn_Stutter_poster.pdf

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Note: Brown Paper Tickets online transaction fee: £1.14

Sunday 9th April, 2017

The 10th Wine Arts Trail

Date: Sunday 9th April, 2017
Venue: To be revealed...
Doors: 10.40am for 11.00am show
Duration: 2.5hrs (approx!)
Price: £30

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Ding! Ding!

Yes, the infamous Wine Arts Trail is back. For the tenth time! Haven’t we been everywhere by now you ask?

No, comes the answer! This year the big red bus will transport you to surprises, happenings, musical interludes and comic interventions all over town and...beyond. Are we there yet? Not until we reach the horizon!

Starting with a glass of bubbly and followed by a glass of fine wine at every hilarious stop, this has to be the most bonkers wine-tasting experience in the land.

Hosted by ex-Natural Theatre stalwart Ralph Oswick and with that jolly fellow of Bath Panto fame, Jon Monie as Guest Clippie, this is the ultimate magical mystery tour revealing the secret side of our fair city.

A never to be forgotten experience? Don’t worry, you won’t remember a thing!

The Wine Arts Trail is a comedy institution and tickets sell very quickly, so don’t delay, book today.



Sponsored by Great Western Wine and Morgan Brinkhurst Consultancy.

Grown-ups only. Please drink responsibly.

There are two trips - 11am and 3pm set-off times. Please get to the start for doors opening time - 20 minutes before set-off - for your welcome glass of bubbly.

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2806698



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The 10th Wine Arts Trail

Date: Sunday 9th April, 2017
Venue: To be revealed...
Doors: 2.40pm for 3.00pm show
Duration: 2.5hrs (approx!)
Price: £30

SOLD OUT

Ding! Ding!

Yes, the infamous Wine Arts Trail is back. For the tenth time! Haven’t we been everywhere by now you ask?

No, comes the answer! This year the big red bus will transport you to surprises, happenings, musical interludes and comic interventions all over town and...beyond. Are we there yet? Not until we reach the horizon!

Starting with a glass of bubbly and followed by a glass of fine wine at every hilarious stop, this has to be the most bonkers wine-tasting experience in the land.

Hosted by ex-Natural Theatre stalwart Ralph Oswick and with that jolly fellow of Bath Panto fame, Jon Monie as Guest Clippie, this is the ultimate magical mystery tour revealing the secret side of our fair city.

A never to be forgotten experience? Don’t worry, you won’t remember a thing!

The Wine Arts Trail is a comedy institution and tickets sell very quickly, so don’t delay, book today.



Sponsored by Great Western Wine and Morgan Brinkhurst Consultancy.

Grown-ups only. Please drink responsibly.

There are two trips - 11am and 3pm set-off times. Please get to the start for doors opening time - 20 minutes before set-off - for your welcome glass of bubbly.

SOLD OUT

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Simon Evans - In The Money

Date: Sunday 9th April, 2017
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 110mins incl interval
Price: £14 / £12 concs (see below *)

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Host of BBC Radio 4's Goes to Market and star of BBC1’s Live at the Apollo, Simon Evans has been immersing himself in economics for the last couple of years, like a pig immersing itself in organic cleansing elements.

He has unpicked why the French don't want to own their own home (sex, obvs), why mass spectrometers reveal Americans to literally be made of corn, and why Alco-Synth - the effects of alcohol but with an effective antidote - is not likely to be appearing at a wine bar near you in the near future, despite having been invented years ago. As usual the whole thing deteriorates swiftly into a heartfelt rant about his children but these are at least the lofty aspirations he starts with this time.

As Bill Clinton said - "It's the Economy, Stupid!" Though he also said, "For Christ's sake Monica, I'll never get it to light now." So what does he know?

Read Chortle's **** review by Steve Bennett here: http://www.chortle.co.uk/comics/s/195/simon_evans

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2881619



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: http://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/simon-evans-in-the-money/

Links: http://www.simonevanscomedianetc.com/

Twitter: TheSimonEvans
OffTheKerb

Download poster:
 Simon_Evans_2017_poster.pdf

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Note: Bath Box Office transaction fees:
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Bath Box Office, Visitor Information Centre, Abbey Churchyard, Bath BA1 1LY.


Note: Brown Paper Tickets online transaction fee: £1.28

* Concessions: NUS/unwaged or Friends of the Festival only, ID required on door

Monday 10th April, 2017

David Mills - Mr Modern

Date: Monday 10th April, 2017
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 6.15pm for 6.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £8 / £6 concs (see below *)

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Award-winning stand-up comedian David Mills struggles to stay modern in a world quickly reverting to more medieval tendencies. It's not easy being a leading light of a dying generation, but someone has to keep the flame burning.

Politics, sex, celebrity, social media - David Mills picks apart modern obsessions with sharp-tongued satire and incisive wit. An hour of cracking stand-up from this rising American star.

"A superior act. Mills is an archduke of comedy with the emphasis on arch" - Chortle

"David Mills is a class act. His jokes are beautifully crafted, sparkling little missiles loaded with wit" - Scotsman

"David Mills is heading for the big time. Most definitely one to watch" - Time Out

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2865116



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: http://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/david-mills-mr-modern/

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* Concessions: NUS/unwaged or Friends of the Festival only, ID required on door

Eleanor Conway - Walk Of Shame

Date: Monday 10th April, 2017
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 7.45pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £10 / £8 concs (see below *)

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Some people talk the talk but don't walk the walk; comedian Eleanor Conway puts her money where her mouth is. Her debut stand up show premiered at last year's Edinburgh Fringe to critical acclaim, and comes to Bath as part of a nationwide tour.

Ferocious clubber and party girl Eleanor Conway has always been a woman of extremes; she partied around the world as a music journalist, ran off to Asia to work for the triads, made hardcore porn and Tinder'd her way through most of London...Now sober from alcohol and substances she's failing to find moderation and meaning. "Walk of Shame" is about sex, sobriety, Sambuca and the modern addict that lies within us all.

Eleanor is a Comedy Store King Gong finalist and has been performing standup since 2014. An experienced music presenter, MC and host, she can regularly be seen crowd surfing in a corset at some of the UK's biggest festivals including several stints hosting the William's Green Stage at Glastonbury Festival in front of thousands of revellers.

"Conway is chaotic and electric" **** The Skinny

"A charm and energy you can't learn" **** Broadway Baby

"It would make a sensational film" **** Female Arts

"A gem; brave and hilarious" **** Fringe Biscuit

"I'm confused and scared, in a good way... She's brilliant" ***** Cream Of The Fringe

"A fascinating story" - The Scotsman

"Reminiscent of early Graham Norton (albeit sexier)" - The List

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2872553



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: http://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/eleanor-conway-walk-of-shame/

Links: http://www.eleanorconway.com

Facebook: http://facebook.com/EleanorConwayUK

Twitter: eleanorconway

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Ashley Storrie - Full Frontal Storrie

Date: Monday 10th April, 2017
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 9.15pm for 9.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £8 / £6 concs (see below *)

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The sexy Hodor of Scottish comedy makes her Bath Comedy Festival debut after a sellout Fringe with more self-penned pornography, more stories of mishaps that make you feel better about your own failings and more hilarity than you can shake an old stick at.

"The moment you enter the room, you know this is someone special… Ashley Storrie is a magnificently promising act" - Ed Fest Magazine

"She's an example of the kind of feminism that doesn't announce its agenda but lives it...and should be mandatory viewing" - The List

"She is so naturally funny" - Chortle.co.uk

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2873227



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: http://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/ashley-storrie-full-frontal-storrie/

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Tuesday 11th April, 2017

Bisha K Ali - I Don't

Date: Tuesday 11th April, 2017
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 6.15pm for 6.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £8 / £6 concs (see below *)

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Bisha K Ali tells a tale that centres on interracial, intra-religious, inter-disaster love.

A story with imams, evangelical priests, demons, and too many plot twists.

This up and coming "badass comedian" (MTV News) has fast developed a reputation for "tender, and self effacing" (EdFestMag) comedy with bite.

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2871404



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: http://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/bisha-k-ali-i-dont/

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Stephanie Laing - Mad About The Boy

Date: Tuesday 11th April, 2017
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 7.45pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £8 / £6 concs (see below *)

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Stephanie's love life has been a rollercoaster ride, if rollercoasters involve a lot of awkward sex things, self-sabotage and therapy.

Come and hear this lovable little weirdo talk about all the boys she's done stuff with, including some proper wrong-uns.

"Eye-wateringly honest. Devastating technique, natural comic timing and delivery" - Chortle

"Gloriously silly, wonderfully unpretentious" - Broadway Baby

Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year Finalist, 2015

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2871301



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: http://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/stephanie-laing-mad-about-the-boy/

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Nick Doody - Interesting Times

Date: Tuesday 11th April, 2017
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 9.15pm for 9.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £8 / £6 concs (see below *)

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Nick Doody is one of the brightest talents on the comedy circuit, being a highly engaging live performer and a prolific comedy writer for TV and radio.

Sharp, topical and not afraid to say what he thinks, his brand of intelligent, honest and incisive comedy has won him fans all over the world.

Nick’s career got off to a pretty good start in the 90s by supporting the legendary Bill Hicks, at Bill's request. Since then he’s racked up a string of sell-out Edinburgh and other festival shows and continues to be much in demand in the UK and abroad.

As heard on Radio 4's Rich Hall's US Election Breakdown.

"Simply the best unadulterated, gimmick-free hour of pure stand-up I've seen so far this Fringe" ***** Chortle

"All hail Nick Doody...pure comedy gold" ***** Metro

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2865238



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: http://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/nick-doody-interesting-times/

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Wednesday 12th April, 2017

Kirsty Newton - Life Begins At Party

Date: Wednesday 12th April, 2017
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 6.15pm for 6.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £8 / £6 concs (see below *)

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CANCELLED

It's a party...and you’re invited! Join human jukebox, musical comedy maestro and birthday girl Kirsty for a feel-good celebration of growing older disgracefully.

Featuring songs, stand-up, singalongs and surprises, get ready for an interactive, fun-filled show, directed by the award-winning Phil Nichol and skilfully tailored for each audience.

As seen with Jess Robinson, Arthur Smith, Rich Hall, Charlie Baker, Mitch Benn, Comedy Store Players and many, many more. Chortle Award nominee 2015.

"A show to blow your socks off... visually and musically exhilarating... my god, so much fun!" **** Chortle.co.uk

"BRILLIANT... a fantastic debut... the BEST birthday party ever!" **** Funny Women

Full Chortle review: click here.

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2865154



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: http://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/kirsty-newton-life-begins-at-party/

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Bilal Zafar - Cakes

Date: Wednesday 12th April, 2017
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 7.45pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 1.5hrs incl interval
Price: £10 / £8 concs (see below *)

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Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee 2016 and New Act of the Year award winner Bilal brings us his highly anticipated debut show Cakes.

Join Bilal as he takes you on a fascinating and hilarious journey of how his Twitter handle, @zafarcakes, became a focal point for the misguided rage of the global far right when it was mistaken for the account of a Muslim-only bakery. Having provoked the outrage of such defenders of Britishness as Katie Hopkins, EDL supporters and the Daily Star, Cakes shows how Bilal used humour to respond to the prejudice and abuse increasingly faced by British Muslims today.

"Witty and absorbing…highly entertaining. I look forward to whatever Zafar cooks up next" - Dominic Maxwell, The Times

"Delivers some big laughs" - Brian Logan, The Guardian

"Zafar really delivers on the absurdity of an escalating social media farce running in parallel with growing prejudice and tensions, joyously exposing the stupidity on all sides" **** Ben Venables, The Skinny

"Endearing, relaxed and naturally funny...hilarious" **** Emily Phillips, EdFest Mag

STOP PRESS: Bonus! Bilal will now be doing a longer performance starting with an extra short set of work in progress material followed by the hour show after an interval

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Elf Lyons - New Show

Date: Wednesday 12th April, 2017
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 9.15pm for 9.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £8 / £6 concs (see below *)

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CANCELLED

Elf Lyons is doing a one woman production of swan lake. In an hour. In French. Probably. Elf hasn't made up her mind yet. Elf originally asked her siblings to be in it so they could bond but they said they were "too busy" because they are "Doctors" and have "proper jobs". So Elf has found two fire extinguishers to replace them.

A new show from one of British Vogue's Top Twenty Names of Now.

Last year's preview show from the L’Ecole Philippe Gaulier graduate and Feminist Times' One To Watch became an instant hit in Bath.

"A finely balanced, thought-provoking, and hugely enjoyable comic talent" **** TheatreBath

"Endearingly eccentric on so many levels" - Fest Magazine

"A gleefully messy hour" - The List

"Enthusiastically peculiar...endearingly eccentric...her strangeness, her vulnerabilities and her sass make a pretty engaging package...showing sexy, nerdy and funny aren't mutually incompatible" - Steve Bennett, Chortle

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Thursday 13th April, 2017

Croft & Pearce - Are Not Themselves

Date: Thursday 13th April, 2017
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 6.15pm for 6.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £8 / £6 concs (see below *)

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The stars of BBC Radio 4's "The Croft & Pearce Show" (2016), "Spirit of the Edinburgh Fringe" award-winners and recipients of the official Edinburgh Fringe (2016) TOTAL SELL OUT SHOW laurel, present their brand new sketch show!

Don’t miss out as they are "fast making names for themselves across the UK comedy scene with their laugh-out-loud sketch show!" - Daily Express

"Magnificent sketch after magnificent sketch...fantastically talented comedians" **** BroadwayBaby

"Sketch comedy at its best" - Alistair McGowan

"It's getting tougher to catch them, though, as they're selling out from good word of mouth!" **** The List

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Samantha Baines - 1 Woman, A Dwarf Planet & 2 Cox

Date: Thursday 13th April, 2017
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 7.45pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £8 / £6 concs (see below *)

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CANCELLED

We're sorry to announce that due to TV filming commitments, Samantha has had to cancel this show.

Award-winning comedian Samantha Baines (BBC Radio, Call the Midwife, SunnyD) needs space... the final frontier one. It's science meets funny. There will be puns, there will be facts, there'll even be Cox (Brian) in this debut show from one of comedy's brightest new stars.

Catch her now before she volunteers to go to Mars - well if Matt Damon managed it...

"Masterful" - Funny Women Magazine

"Mind-blowing... You've got nothing to lose... except perhaps your centre of gravity" - Huffington Post

Top 100 Jokes of the Fringe - The Mirror

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Paul "Silky" White & Neil McFarlane

Date: Thursday 13th April, 2017
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 7.45pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £8 / £6 concs (see below *)

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A special two-hander show (replacing the previously published Samantha Baines)

Paul 'Silky' White is always playful, often musical, each and every show is different with this veteran of the international comedy circuit.

"Cryingly funny" Bath Chronicle
"Supremely talented" **** Broadway Baby

Neil McFarlane has performed all over the world. His cool, but assured, deadpan delivery and years of experience have made him a firm favourite on the UK circuit and well beyond.

"A sparky self-effacing wit which cannot possibly fail to please" – Theatre Bath

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The Wonderful World of Lieven Scheire

Date: Thursday 13th April, 2017
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 9.15pm for 9.30pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £8 / £6 concs (see below *)

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Following his sell out Edinburgh Festival season in 2015, this unique, non fiction stand up takes little concepts like, oh you know, Einstein's theory of relativity, and explains them in a way that is not only accessible but also hilarious!

If nerds are the new hunks, then the charming Lieven Scheire is set to win heads and hearts at his Bath debut! Having twice appeared on the No Such Thing As A Fish podcast with the QI-elves and Museum Of Curiosity with John Lloyd, Sandi Toksvig and Phill Jupitus on BBC Radio 4, don't miss out on Belgium's funniest physicist.

"Big scientific theories and ideas explained with wit and charm by this Belgium born comic" - Time Out

"Oh HOW I wish I had done physics at school. Lieven Scheire makes it all so fascinating" – The Scotsman

"One of The Fringe's five best international comics" – The Times

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Paul 'Silky' White - Indoor Fireworks

Date: Thursday 13th April, 2017
Venue: The Bell Inn
Doors: 10.45pm for 11.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £7 / £5 concs (see below *)

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Paul 'Silky' White brings his sold-out Edinburgh Fringe hit to Bath, adding both of the best songs and jokes he has written since. Sorry, ALL of the best songs and jokes he has written since picking up a 2016 British Comedy Guide Top Tip of the Fringe.

Always playful, often musical, each and every show is different with this veteran of the international comedy circuit.

"Cryingly funny" Bath Chronicle

"Supremely talented" **** Broadway Baby

"Somehow hasn't picked up as many column inches as he deserves. We've yet to see a gig from Silky that is anything less than great, so have no hesitation in recommending his 5th solo hour" - Comedy.co.uk

"Last year's show was a 4 star success, but this show takes it to the next level and warrants the full 5 stars. I've never seen a bad show from this lovable Scouse comedian" - Sheffield Forum

"A rare skill indeed. It's easy to over-look what a talented guitar player he is. He's never going to fill stadiums with his enjoyable and intimate shows, but those who get him, really get him and will be back for more" - Exposed Magazine

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Friday 14th April, 2017

Friday Night Live - Bob Mills, Mark Maier, Neil McFarlane, Yuriko Kotani, George Rigden (MC)

Date: Friday 14th April, 2017
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 2hrs with intervals
Price: £15 / £12 concs (see below *)

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A showcase of hand-picked comedians for a fabulous Friday Night line-up in the Festival's favourite venue!

Starring:

Bob Mills
Veteran comedian and broadcaster, Bob has been a mainstay of the British comedy circuit for over three decades. With his unique & challenging brand of irreverent stand-up, Bob Mills is one of the UK's most successful live acts. With a string of acclaimed TV & Radio credits, Bob has appeared on Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Have I Got News For You and more, as well as hosting his popular talkRADIO show.

"A master of irony... wears his world-weariness well, teasing and wrong-footing the youngsters in the front row, and passing comment on the changing face of comedy, from someone who's seen it all" - Chortle

Mark Maier
This multi-talented comedian has a remarkable talent for accents. An award-winning writer and stand-up, Mark is an established and highly sought after performer on both the national and international comedy circuits.

"Blessed with killer timing" - Metro
"It's high time someone gave him a TV show of his own" - The Guardian

Neil McFarlane
'Posh Glaswegian' Neil has performed all over the world. His cool, but assured, deadpan delivery and years of experience have made him a firm favourite on the UK circuit and well beyond.

"A sparky self-effacing wit which cannot possibly fail to please" - Theatre Bath

Yuriko Kotani
UK-based Japanese comedian and BBC Radio New Comedy Award winner 2015, Yuriko was first runner up in So You Think You're Funny 2015, won Brighton Comedy Festival Squawker Award 2015, 3rd place in Leicester Square Theatre New Comedian of the Year 2015 and nominated for Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year in 2016.

George Rigden
One of the most exciting, hotly-tipped and sought after new acts on the UK comedy circuit. Having excelled in a host of new act competitions in his first year, George made his Edinburgh debut in 2015 when he performed at the Pleasance Courtyard for a full sell-out run.

"Rigden is the result of a genetic mash-up between Mitch Benn and Tim Key, perhaps with a few strands of Ricky Gervais’s DNA thrown in...Very Funny Stuff" – Steve Bennett, Chortle

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Saturday 15th April, 2017

Viv Groskop - Anchorwoman (work in progress)

Date: Saturday 15th April, 2017
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 5.30pm for 6.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £8 / £5 concs (see below *)

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Following her five star sold-out 2016 Edinburgh show Be More Margo, BBC Radio 4's Viv Groskop presents her latest work-in-progress.

Anchorwoman is a show exploring our relationship with the news, asking why exactly all the news is so annoying at the moment. There might be quite a lot to say.

"Flawless ease....witty, clever, observant" ***** edinburghfestival.org

"Viv Groskop positively sparkles on stage" ***** Broadway Baby

"A brilliant writer and performer" **** Funny Women

"Her relaxed and charming manner is completely compelling" **** Chortle

"Has her audience in the palm of her hand throughout… deeply enjoyable" **** TheatreBath.co.uk

"Fresh and original" - Sara Pascoe

"Very funny" - Omid Djalili

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Arthur Smith sings Leonard Cohen 2 - The Extended Mix

Date: Saturday 15th April, 2017
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 1hr40mins incl interval
Price: £15 / £12 concs (see below *)

SOLD OUT

The day before the presidential election Leonard Cohen finally fell silent.

Arthur and the gifted and glamourous Smithereens revisit the acclaimed show they brought to Bath in 2015 to say so long to Leonard - with a couple of new Leonard songs, laughs and reflections.


The show reflects on despair, decline and dementia yet succeeds in being hilarious, joyous and life-affirming. Smith, playwright, grumpy old man, 'Radio 4's bit of rough' and stand-up comic, is enhanced by the fabulous Smithereens, a trio of unbeatably melodious and glamourous singer/musicians to produce an evening you will never forget.

"Here I am in Edinburgh to find the best in up-and-coming comedy talent. But in all my trawling so far, the best work I've seen is not only by a 58-year-old Fringe legend, it's also the follow-up to a show he first did here 13 years ago..." - The Times

"The perfect definition of cool" **** Broadway Baby

"Touching, uplifting and very funny" ****Evening Standard

"Smith's revelatory blend of dark, poignant music and dark, poignant comedy" **** Fest Mag

"With Smith's masterful timing and a wealth of experience to draw upon, the outcome was always going to be thoroughly entertaining" **** Three Weeks

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Sunday 16th April, 2017

The Wedding Reception - A Dining Experience

Date: Sunday 16th April, 2017
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 12.30pm for 1.00pm show
Duration: 2.5hrs
Price: £37.50 incl 3 course meal!

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Packing 5-star reviews from appearances in London's West End, Brighton and Edinburgh Fringe, this bonkers new immersive comedy from the makers of Faulty Towers The Dining Experience returns to Widcombe Social Club by popular demand, complete with new bits! Of course, we're no strangers to 'proper' wedding receptions, but this is something else!

Will & Kate's dream was for a small intimate wedding - but Kate's parents had been dreaming of something else entirely. The happy couple tied the knot romantically in a secluded registry office, turning up next for their quiet and romantic wedding dinner. But 'quiet and romantic' are most definitely not in Kate's parents' vocabulary...and therein lies the rub. Surprise!

The Wedding Reception transports audiences to the kind of party most of us have been to...where worry over meeting strangers becomes fully-fledged fun. There's even a 3-course sit-down meal! So join the party. It's a 2-hour comedy that's immersive, highly improvised, and as interactive as the audience wants it to be, a rollercoaster ride full of fun, frolics...and more than a few surprises!

"Perfect comedy timing" ***** British Theatre Guide, Edinburgh Fringe

"No shortage of laughs… riotous immersive comedy" **** The Stage, Edinburgh Fringe

The Wedding Reception is an immersive comedy written and produced by Interactive Theatre International, featuring four phenomenal actors in multiple madcap roles; the cast at Widcombe Social Club stars Rebecca Norris, David Tremaine, Jack Baldwin and Katie Cooper.

"Immensely enjoyable" ***** Broadway Baby, Edinburgh Fringe

"Nothing less than genius" ***** FringeGuru, Brighton Fringe

"Guaranteed fun" ***** City Nomads, Raffles Singapore



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Laurence Owen - Cinemusical High

Date: Sunday 16th April, 2017
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 5.30pm for 6.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Composer-comedian Laurence Owen presents a one-man symphonic explosion of cinema tropes in an American high school setting. Will the nerd get the girl? Why won't anyone talk to the foreign exchange student? Can we ever escape our teenage roles?

A new musical adventure from 2015 Malcolm Hardee Award winner

Original songs, awesome guitar solos, double denim...welcome to Cinemusical High!

"A pretty much perfect performing package... Everything parody should be" **** Scotsman

"Brilliantly written and remarkably scored" **** BroadwayBaby.com

"A tour de force performance" **** Skinny

"With lyrics catchier than the common cold and a charming wit about his overall performance...certainly a must see" **** BAWBAG

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Jess Robinson - Impressive

Date: Sunday 16th April, 2017
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 65mins
Price: £14 / £10 concs (see below *)

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Bath welcomes back the wonderfully talented Jess Robinson, who returned from performing her latest show 'Impressive' with her incredible live band at Edinburgh Fringe with some amazing 5* reviews and another award under her belt.

'Impressive' features well OVER 100 impressions, 99 of which are packed into one 4 minute rap - 'I got 99 voices but a bloke ain't one'. As well as the Kim Kardashians, Nicola Sturgeons and Mary Berrys, Jess treats you to spot on singing impressions from classic vintage stars, such as Judy Garland and an astoundingly uncanny Billie Holiday, to today's global pop divas, including Beyoncé, Paloma Faith and Nicki Minaj, travelling via Kate Bush and a spine-tingling Amy Winehouse.

With her fresh take on mimicry, cheeky wit and sharp stand up, Jess shares her hilariously tragic and heartbreakingly funny adventures during her whirlwind of a year, since leaving her spouse of just 18 months following last year's Edinburgh festival. From joining a gang to joining the circus, to nearly causing a plane to make an unscheduled landing.

So party with Jess, her awesome band and a truckload of celebrities as Robinson celebrates her newfound freedom since divorcing 'Practice Husband'. But now she has her freedom, what should she do with it?

"This show was an absolute delight...I would thoroughly recommend getting a ticket if any are still available" ***** One4Review

"Robinson's performance was perfection. Incredible...Inspiring...Impressive" ***** Arts Award Voice

"It's hard to envisage a world in which Jess Robinson will not be a star" **** Chortle

"A star is born. The vocal gymnastics reach a crescendo with a show-stopper as breathless for Robinson as it is breathtaking for us" **** Metro

"A stunning voice, [Jess} is an incredibly talented impersonator and mixes this with a cheeky wry personality that makes you want to pop her in your pocket and take her home for tea" ***** Edinburgh Evening News

"Robinson exceeds expectations, managing to perfectly impersonate both the mannerisms and voices of so many well known women. She delivers side-splitting comedy, mesmerising storytelling, sensational music and a good helping of improv... [Her} fast-paced approach entertains the audience from beginning to end" ***** Edinburgh Festival Magazine

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Monday 17th April, 2017

New Act Competition - Grand Final

Date: Monday 17th April, 2017
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 6.45pm for 7.30pm show
Duration: 3hrs incl intervals
Price: £8.50

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The Bath Comedy Festival New Act of the Year Competition sees 72 of the best up and coming comics in the UK compete in eight heats.

The nine best acts from the competition heats battle it out in tonight's grand final, judged by a panel comprising comedy industry heavyweights Graham Smith, Alan Nixon and Jill Edwards, multi-award-winning Scottish comedienne, playwright, blogger and best-selling author Janey Godley and Bath Comedy Festival Director Nick Steel.

Previous finalists include Pav Rao, Tamar Broadbent, Bethan Roberts, Archie Maddocks, Paul Revill, Larry Dean, Rob Beckett, Joe Lycett, Matt Richardson, Mickey Sharma, Lindsay Sharman, Harriet Kemsley and James Alderson.

Competition organiser and tonight's compere is Geoff Whiting - with 19 years on the stand-up circuit, Geoff is an established comedian and popular compere with a wealth of experience in working at all the notable comedy clubs in Europe. He has supported Michael McIntyre, Harry Hill, Dara O'Briain, Omid Djalili, Lee Mack, Ross Noble, Rhod Gilbert, Milton Jones, Micky Flanagan, Noel Fielding and Lee Hurst. Geoff is also the driving force behind Mirth Control - the largest independant comedy booker in the UK, currently booking comedy shows into more than 80 venues nationwide.

A Mirth Control and Nick Steel presentation.

SOLD OUT

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Sunday 28th May, 2017 - Bath Comedy Festival @ Bath Fringe!

Mishka Shubaly

Date: Sunday 28th May, 2017
Venue: The Bell Inn
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £7

SOLD OUT

"The gruff and rough-voiced Shubaly is a chronicler of mankind's darkest impulses and failures, a guy with a ticket to hell and back" - Time Out New York

After receiving an expensive MFA in Fiction from Columbia University, Mishka Shubaly promptly realised he was more interested in playing music in dive bars than writing. He lived out of a Toyota minivan for a year, touring non-stop, and shared the stage with artists like The Strokes, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and The Decemberists among others.

He's become a cult favorite, opening nationally for comedy iconoclast Doug Stanhope, penning the soundtrack for The Unbookables documentary, headlining the Altercation Punk Comedy Tour, and touring with Pearl Jam fave Star Anna. Adrian Grenier played drums for a new single and Shubaly's most recent record 'Coward's Path' has won praise from Johnny Depp and Joe Perry of Aerosmith, among others.

"We all have heroes. I would never want to imagine Tom Waits going to therapy or Bukowski running a 10k. In my heart, Mishka Shubaly will always be spilled over the bar next to me and playing on the jukebox of my soul" - Doug Stanhope

"Forever a favourite, sublime!" - Johnny Depp

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Wednesday 7th June, 2017 - Bath Comedy Festival @ Bath Fringe!

Bill Smarme & The Bizness with Dave Lemkin - The Village Hall

Date: Wednesday 7th June, 2017
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 2.5hrs incl interval
Price: £14

SOLD OUT

Come and be a part of Lower Swell's Summer Festival where the Vicar of Lower Swell will introduce some bizarre and frankly quite nutty locals performing in The Village Hall, They will include former cabinet minister the Rt. Hon. Dickie Daventry, who will regale us with tales from the corridors of power and be plugging his memoirs. All chararcters are played by Edinburgh Fringe favourite Dave Lemkin.

Headlining will be special guests Bill Smarme & The Bizness who will be travelling all the way from Twerton to perform their unique comedic take on a farrago of musical genres. "International entertainer, ladies' man, household maintenance contractor" Bill Smarme and his band will play songs of binder twine and Twerton, marmalade and murder, all with tongue firmly in cheek and in the best possible taste!

Reviews For Dave Lemkin
"An onstage natural" Chortle
"Some of the best character comedy you'll see at this festival" The Herald Sun, Melbourne

Reviews For Bill Smarme & The Bizness
"Lots of visual comedy combined with great musicianship...extremely funny" - Maverick Magazine
"If there's ever been a more crowded, noisier, happier evening ...then it was probably on one of their previous visits" - Bath Chronicle

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Thursday 8th June, 2017 - Bath Comedy Festival @ Bath Fringe!

Scott Capurro's Gay Turnaround

Date: Thursday 8th June, 2017
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 1hr50 incl interval
Price: £12 / £10 concs (see below *)

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Award winning US comedian, actor and writer Scott Capurro, known for his work on several UK TV programmes, including The Wright Stuff, 8 Out of 10 Cats and The Truth About Gay Animals, comes to Bath Fringe. Strap yourselves in, Bath iconoclasts!

He's described by San Francisco Weekly (free press, edited by lesbians and designed by trannys with large hands and hidden agendas) as "stand-up in the very best possible sense - deadpan, ever-alert and hilarious"

Scott also appeared in Mrs Doubtfire, where, effortlessly, he played a homosexual; and Star Wars: Phantom Menace, where, breathlessly, he wore a body stocking.

"If you thought comics like Ricky Gervais pushed boundaries then nothing will prepare you for Scott Capurro…He is, in my opinion, the bravest and funniest comedian on the circuit" - GQ Magazine

"...the only reaction is to laugh, partly out of discomfort, partly out of the sheer audacity of it all" ***** Chortle

"Vaingloriously poisonous" ***** The Scotsman

"Comic equation: Larry Grayson x (Lenny Bruce + Chris Rock)" ***** Guardian

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2891020



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: http://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/scott-capurros-gay-turnaround/

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Tuesday 4th July, 2017 - July Specials!

Fred MacAulay Live 2017

Date: Tuesday 4th July, 2017
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 1hr45 incl interval
Price: £14 / £12 concs (see below *)

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Having had a successful sell-out Scottish Tour in 2016, and ahead of his annual attendance at EdFringe (this will be his 29th), Fred is on the road again around Scotland (with a few trips over Hadrian's Wall) with a stand-up show for 2017.

With so much happening politically at home and abroad, there's no shortage of material for comedians.

Are you worried about the future after Brexit? How do you plan to celebrate the triggering of Article 50? And speaking of 'triggering' could Trump really kick off the war that'll not only end all wars, but the whole freaking planet!

The world is in an awful mess, says Trump. "Donald, start flicking through the channels on your TV mate for f*** sake. It's a beautiful place." Someone should really show him some Attenborough programmes about tiny mammals. FAKE SHREWS!

Fred says "Every comedian worth his salt has Trump material. I'm probably the only comic who has suffered PERSONALLY as a result of his election. Turnberry is one of my favourite courses, but as a small personal protest against Trump's blatant racism and misogyny I've decreed that I'll never play the course again whilst it's under his stewardship!" It's this kind of gesture that will hopefully make Trump think again...!!!

As for Brexit, will it lead to the triggering of Indyref2? The gloves might soon be off with Theresa May and Nicola Sturgeon. The gloves might, but the shoes won't. And they're good shoes aren't they. And as for Kezia Dugdale.....whoever is plucking her eyebrows, PLEASE STOP.

Fred might not have the answers to political questions (or else he would have been on Question Time) but one thing is for sure, after nearly 30 years on stage, he'll have a bloody good laugh about it all. And so will you.

Fred's brand of humour mixes cheek, sarcasm and satire and has entertained people for three decades. If you've seen him before, you know it's good comedy. And for new fans, come and see the man once described as "Scotland's rising star of comedy" and now "Legend".

"One of the best stand-up comedians Britain has ever produced" - Richard Osman, Pointless.

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2890905



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: http://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/fred-macaulay-live-2017/

Links: http://www.fredmacaulay.com

Twitter: fredmacaulay

Download poster:
 Fred_poster_2017.pdf

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Tuesday 11th July, 2017 - July Specials!

Dutch Comedy Night - Comedytrain On Tour

Date: Tuesday 11th July, 2017
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 2hrs
Price: £10

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For the last 25 years stand-up comedy collective Comedytrain has been responsible for every major talent in Holland. The collective has its own comedy club Toomler in Amsterdam – world famous in Holland and a favourite place of comedians from all over the globe.

In the last couple of years the Toomler stage has hosted Natasha Leggero, Moshe Kasher, Daniel Kitson, Doug Stanhope, Tig Notaro and Trevor Noah to name but a few.

Especially for Bath's Alkmaar Week celebrations we are flying over the best Comedytrain comedians of the younger generation to Bath. Primarily for the challenge of performing for a foreign audience in a foreign language, but also because we feel they can contribute something different to the comedy scene.

Line-up: Rayen Panday (MC), Stefan Pop, Kasper van der Laan, Johan Goossens and Jeroen Leenders.

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2952065



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: http://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/dutch-comedy-night-comedytrain-on-tour/

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Thursday 13th July, 2017 - July Specials!

Dr Phil Hammond - Dr Phil’s Health Revolution

Date: Thursday 13th July, 2017
Venue: St Margaret's Hall, Bradford on Avon
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 2hrs incl interval
Price: £15 / £12 concs (see below *)

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Phil Hammond - NHS Doctor, BBC broadcaster, Private Eye journalist and whistle-blowing comic - combines both of his 2016 sell-out 4* Edinburgh Fringe shows in one unforgettable evening.

Laugh, sort your life out, stay sane, plan your death and save the NHS - all in 99 minutes!

"If Dr Phil were a medicine, you should swig him by the litre"**** The Times

"One of the most entertainingly subversive people on the planet." - The Guardian

"Hugely enjoyable, well crafted, poignant stand up" **** Broadway Baby 2016

"Hammond is a passionate rabble rouser and impressively positive…. the perfect health secretary" **** Fest Magazine 2016

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2900337



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: http://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/dr-phil-hammond-dr-phils-health-revolution/

Links: http://www.drphilhammond.com

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Note: Brown Paper Tickets online transaction fee: £1.32

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Monday 24th July, 2017 - Edinburgh Previews!

Phil Cooper

Date: Monday 24th July, 2017
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 6.30pm for 7.00pm show
Duration: 40mins
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Phil grew up with no money, living in a post-Thatcher mining town in the South Wales valleys. However, by 2017, Pontypridd boasts such luxuries as an outdoor heated swimming pool – funded by the EU. In the face of political uncertainty, Phil’s show explores his own anxieties, his childhood, and the effect of global politics on the future of Wales.

Phil Cooper has been a full-time circuit comedian since 2014, and is a familiar face on the Welsh-language TV channel S4C. This year, he developed an 80-minute solo comedy special for the station, alongside fellow comedians Elis James and Tudur Owen.

"Made comedy look simple, fantastic talent" - Fosters Comedy

* book in advance to guarantee a seat, or free entry and pay what you feel on exiting the venue.

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2963834



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: http://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/phil-cooper/

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Chris Chopping

Date: Monday 24th July, 2017
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 7.50pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 40mins
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Chris Chopping is a man acutely aware of his own failings and enraged at a world that refuses to overlook them.

After learning his comedy craft up and down the country plus a brief foray into Welsh language television (don't ask) he's bringing his debut hour to this years Edinburgh Fringe.

It's a show full of pithy insecurities, impotent rage and a certain amount of erudite smut. He also takes on men's right activists and pick up artists in a show that is a hazmat suit for toxic masculinity.

* book in advance to guarantee a seat, or free entry and pay what you feel on exiting the venue.

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2962384



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: http://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/chris-chopping/

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George Rigden - Comic Sans Girlfriend

Date: Monday 24th July, 2017
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 8.50pm for 9.00pm show
Duration: 40mins
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Recently named Bristol's 30th funniest person by The Bristol Post (a list incuding John Cleese, Stephen Merchant, Russell Howard and Josie off Big Brother), Leicester Mercury Comedian of the year nominee George is excited to bring his uniquely debauched brand of "musical comedy" to Bath for his work-in-progress show!

Expect laughs, tears and a mean-spirited & slightly overweight man questioning why he's still alone.

"Deliciously dark" - Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke

"Very funny stuff" - Steve Bennett, Chortle

* book in advance to guarantee a seat, or free entry and pay what you feel on exiting the venue.

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2963837



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: http://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/george-rigden-comic-sans-girlfriend/

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Tuesday 25th July, 2017 - Edinburgh Previews!

Anna Morris - Bitchelors

Date: Tuesday 25th July, 2017
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 6.30pm for 7.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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The critically acclaimed character comic and creator of the award winning, international sell-out show 'It's Got To Be Perfect' returns to Bath.

Four characters compete for the Women of the Year Awards, hosted by Georgina the Bride and judged by YOU the audience.

A Scouse mumtrepeneur, a darkly secretive baker, a glamourous deadly foreign correspondant and an anti-marriage activist.

Four women, one Award, who wins? YOU decide.

WINNER: Best Show 2016 ***** Funny Women

"Morris has the X Factor" ***** Edinburgh Guide

"Wildly inventive and intelligent" **** Scotsgay

"Beautifully crafted comedy" - The Independent

* book in advance to guarantee a seat, or free entry and pay what you feel on exiting the venue.

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2963816



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: http://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/anna-morris-bitchelors/

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Bilal Zafar - Biscuit

Date: Tuesday 25th July, 2017
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 8.30pm for 9.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Join 2016 Best Newcomer nominee and Hackney Empire New Act Of The Year winner of the same year as he explores the fascinating world of online dating and finding love on social media in increasingly confusing times.

Bilal has appeared on Channel 4, BBC Three, BBC iPlayer, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Asian Network, and has written for the Independent.

"Catch him before he hits the mainstream" - Guardian

"Fascinating and hilarious in equal measure" - i-D

"Endearing, relaxed and naturally funny...hilarious" **** EdFestMag.com

**** Skinny

* book in advance to guarantee a seat, or free entry and pay what you feel on exiting the venue.

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2963786



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: http://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/bilal-zafar-biscuit/

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Wednesday 26th July, 2017 - Edinburgh Previews!

Elf Lyons - New Show

Date: Wednesday 26th July, 2017
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 6.30pm for 7.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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The Giraffe-limbed clown and raconteur is previewing her most eccentric comedy show yet.

Think big. Think weird. Mathew Bourne would be proud. It's going to be fun. And sexy. Yeah. Let's throw that word in there too. Graduate of L'Ecole Philippe Gaulier.

"Hilariously Brave" One of British Vogue’s "Top Twenty Names of Now"

"Endearingly eccentric on so many levels." - Fest

"A fast talking, smart-thinking standup for whom the adjective 'kooky' could have been invented for" - The Guardian

"Enthusiastically peculiar...showing sexy, nerdy and funny aren’t mutually incompatible" - Chortle

* book in advance to guarantee a seat, or free entry and pay what you feel on exiting the venue.

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2963776



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: http://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/elf-lyons-new-show/

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Matt Price - The Weed Fairy

Date: Wednesday 26th July, 2017
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 8.30pm for 9.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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A David and Goliath story. In July 2016, 70 year old David (Matt's Dad) was arrested for his choice of gardening. It all started five generations ago in 1860 with a feud that has dragged on and on and on.

This show is a true story about knowing when to let go and learning to dance like nobody is watching, even though they definitely are. Will feature a life coach, a pensioner and a skateboard.

"Fearlessly funny" **** The Scotsman

Matt Price is best known for being a storytelling comic, or as he calls it 'joke based interactive narrative'. His solo shows at Festivals in Edinburgh and Australia have been given numerous four and five star reviews and he plays comedy clubs with the same level of skill, as well as all over the world in every type of venue imaginable - his travels have taken him to Eastern and Central Europe, Australia, Dubai and Abu Dhabi, Scandinavia, Malta, Turkey and South East Asia.

* book in advance to guarantee a seat, or free entry and pay what you feel on exiting the venue.

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2963752



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: http://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/matt-price-the-weed-fairy/

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Thursday 27th July, 2017 - Edinburgh Previews!

Holt & Talbot - Can't Stand The Sight Of Each Other

Date: Thursday 27th July, 2017
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 6.30pm for 7.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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They haven't got enough material for their own solo shows and nobody else will work with them so Christian Talbot and Rosie Holt will be performing stand-up, sketches and music while barely concealing their mutual contempt for each other.

Thrown together through financial necessity and a lack of material, can they stay civil to each other for an hour? Let's find out.

"Refreshing and very funny" - Broadway Baby

"Friendly, Funny and Clever" - The Scotsman

* book in advance to guarantee a seat, or free entry and pay what you feel on exiting the venue.

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2963750



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: http://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/holt-talbot-cant-stand-the-sight-of-each-other/

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LJ DA FUNK - Last Brexit to 'ooklyn

Date: Thursday 27th July, 2017
Venue: Ring O Bells
Doors: 8.30pm for 9.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £5 or pay what you feel*

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Abrasive satire for Guardian readers, disguised as sensationalist whimsy for Sun readers so as not to alienate the proletariat.

Bashing Brexit head-on with all the vitriol of Nigel Farage at a multicultural jamboree, Alabama's most dangerous export tackles the new order of British and world fascism with his raucous wit and bombast. Imagine Ian Hislop on crack.

Victories and near misses:

Leicester Square Theatre New Comedian of the Year winner
Laughing Horse New Act of the Year Finalist
Pegasus Comedy Act of the Year winner
Jaunty Lark finalist

Plaudits from the thumbsuckers:

"There's a fine line between genius and insanity. LJ DA FUNK has crossed that line and kicked it to death" - The List

"Relished every minute of it, an infectiously enjoyable quality" - Steve Bennett, Chortle

"Deceptively Clever" - Bruce Dessau, Beyond the Joke

"A welcome injection of weirdness into this Fringe’s comedy" - Broadway Baby

* book in advance to guarantee a seat, or free entry and pay what you feel on exiting the venue.

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2963748



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: http://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/lj-da-funk-last-brexit-to-ooklyn/

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Thursday 5th October, 2017 - Autumn Season!

Hardeep Singh Kohli - My Life Through Food

Date: Thursday 5th October, 2017
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 1hr40 incl interval and food
Price: £17.50

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Join comedian, broadcaster and chef Hardeep for this very special show as he relates anecdotes about his passion for food and the development of curry culture in the UK.

The show is in two halves and as well as Hardeep's engaging stories, the ticket includes food, a cocktail and a beer!

On the menu will be some of Hardeep's "desert island dishes": Butter Chicken, Three Lentil Dal and Seasonal Veg of the Day, with rice, apple & mint raita and a chutney.

Hardeep will be cooking with local volunteers and using the freshest local ingredients, including vegetables harvested within 2 miles of the venue!

An excess of food will be given to local homeless charity Julian House.

Part of The Great Bath Feast 2017. Advance booking advised to guarantee seats.

Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3049697



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: http://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/hardeep-singh-kohli-my-life-through-food/

Links: http://www.greatbathfeast.co.uk/

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Thursday 9th November, 2017 - Autumn Season!

Mik Artistik's Ego Trip & The BellFleurs

Date: Thursday 9th November, 2017
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 2hrs incl interval
Price: £16 / £12 concs (see below *)

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Mik Artistik's Ego Trip

"The best live band I have seen all summer" ~ BBC 6Music Presenter Gideon Coe

"As mad as a wasp trapped under a pint glass" ~ BBC 6Music Presenter Shaun Keaveny

Glastonbury favourites return with their madcap mix of music, comedy, and straws!

Come along to see what all the fuss is about...and for the uninitiated how would you compare and describe them...simply, you don't...as there is no one else quite like them.

Three very different individuals just doing "what we do", it's a joyous experience which will make you sing, dance, laugh, cry, and very possibly toss drinking straws all over the place!

It's an incredibly daft, joyful, and sometimes poignant affair, as Mik tumbles around the stage, spluttering lyric's, occasionally tripping over leads, and sprinkling the audience with straws, whilst the elegant engine room of Benson Walker & Jonny Flockton hold down the melodies.

The boys draw wild and enthusiastic crowds at all the major festivals they attend, and this summer their white label promo single 'Plastic Fox' was as good as 'Single of the Week' on BBC 6Music after presenter Gideon Coe, who described the band as the "best live act he has seen all summer" chose it as his 'Recommends' track.

Come along and see for yourselves.... you won't be disappointed!



The BelleFleurs

Bath based trio who take songs from Pop, Metal, Rock and Punk, give them a good spanking and make into completely new arrangements. Performing everywhere from Glastonbury to Harvey Nicks, with fairly tight corsets and very tight harmonies, this is no Vintage tribute act. They are slowly re-writing The Andrews Sisters Songbook!

"One of the most arresting, amusing and just plain likeable acts to come out of the subculture of the women's movement since feminist cabaret in 80s London" - Andrew Gibson, Professor of Modern Literature, University of London

"l so loved your performance...look forward to seeing you again hugs x People, go see !!" - Lorraine Chase



Booking: Brown Paper Tickets
Tel: 0800 411 8881

Online booking: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3049692



Alternative booking: Bath Box Office
Tel: 01225 463362
Online booking: http://bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/mik-artistiks-ego-trip-the-belle-fleurs/

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