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Marcel Lucont: Les Enfants Terribles - A Game Show For Awful Children

Date: Sunday 21st April, 2024
Venue: Old Theatre Royal
Doors: 1.30pm for 2.00pm show
Duration: 1hr
Price: £12 / £10 concs (see below *)

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We're incredibly sorry to announce that we have had to cancel this show as we haven't got the minimum number of people to make it work. Sadly, there doesn't seem to be enough naughty children in Bath! We very much hope to bring it back another day, as it is a fantastic show.

Marcel Lucont, the UK’s favourite French comedian, presents a wild family gameshow, in which kids get to be pests, politicians and pétomanes to be crowned the most awful child.

See what happens when international insouciance meets infantile exuberance.

A big hit at Edinburgh Fringe and many other festivals, the multi-award-winning comic channels his acerbic humour and quickfire wit into a series of tasks for the younger generation, which is every bit as entertaining for adults as it is for children.

Marcel Lucont has toured the world over the past 15 years, putting on critically-acclaimed shows at Melbourne Comedy Festival, New Zealand Comedy Festival, Cape Town Fringe and playing shows all across Europe, Scandinavia, the USA and Asia.

He has won the Fringe World Award for Best Comedy Show, the Amused Moose Award for Best Comedy Show at Edinburgh Fringe and was named as one of the Top 10 Edinburgh Fringe comedy shows by The Daily Telegraph.

As seen on Comedy Central At The Comedy Store, Set List (Sky Atlantic), The John Bishop Show (BBC1), Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC3) and Live At The Electric (BBC3).

"Fresh, accessible and hilarious" - The Guardian
"Very funny, quick-witted and exceedingly sharp" - British Comedy Guide
"An absolute gem...If you don’t have kids, borrow someone else’s...a treat from beginning to end" ★★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals magazine
"Pitched perfectly...incredibly witty and dry, ensuring adults are kept completely entertained...hilarious" ★★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals For Kids
"Absolutely everyone is having fun...this is unquestionably an exceptional children’s show which can hardly fail to appeal" ★★★★.5 One4Review
"An hour with something for everyone...the kids aren’t the only ones having a ball…I can’t recommend this show more to kids and parents...insanely funny" ★★★★ The Scotsman
"An unforgettable experience...interactive and uproarious...appeals to both young and old...A must-see" - Edinburgh With Kids
"A real highlight of Edinburgh Fringe for the entire Horne family. Très funny" - Alex Horne, Taskmaster

Winner: Best Kids Show 2022 – UK Kids Comedy Festival / Leicester Comedy Festival
Top 10 Kids Shows – Edinburgh Fringe – Time Out / The Scotsman / Broadway World

Age Guide: 6+

The Old Theatre Royal
12 Old Orchard Street

Junior Jokers was launched in 2023 with support from the Roper Family Trust and has a whole programme of young people's comedy and theatre within Bath Comedy Festival.

Booking: Ticketlight
Tel: 0844 888 9991

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

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