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Festival Opening Night Gala - starring Nick Harper, James Alderson, Tina Turner Tea Lady, Arthur Smith (MC)

Date: Friday 28th March, 2014
Venue: Bath Cricket Club
Doors: 7.30pm for 8pm show
Duration: 2.5hrs
Price: 15 / 12 concs (see below *)


A Fabulous Music and Comedy Cabaret to kick start the Festival with a host of top talent in our favourite venue!

James Alderson
Effervescent and exuberant, James draws on his life experiences as a 30-something with hilarious observations and a self-deprecating style, the crowd always laughing with him all the way.

Recent support for Jo Brand & as seen on Channel 4's 'Eye Spy'
"Proper funny! Made me howl laughing." - Paul McCaffrey, BBC3

Read a 60 second interview with James Alderson - Click here.

Tina Turner Tea Lady
"Turbo- Charged" - The Evening Standard
"Mrs Overall meets Beyonce: A definite Crowd Pleaser" - Beyond The Joke
"Cheesy, camp and surprisingly refreshing" - Chortle

Read a 60 second interview with Tina Turner Tea Lady - Click here.

Arthur Smith
Comedian, broadcaster, ghost walker and famously grumpy old man, Arthur is now a Patron of Bath Comedy Festival.
He might be persuaded to sing a Leonard Cohen song, having recently performed a run of his critically acclaimed show "Arthur Smith Sings Leonard Cohen, Again" at Soho Theatre.

Nick Harper
Son of legendary UK singer-songwriter Roy Harper, Nick grew up surrounded by the likes of Keith Moon, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and Dave Gilmour, and it was no surprise when he began touring himself.
A soulful voice, passionate, wild guitar playing and a charmingly caustic wit provide for a hugely entertaining show. His unique mixture of virtuosity, boyish charm, showmanship and sheer bravado has been thrilling audiences for years, and has gained him much praise for both his own compositions, and the well-loved covers he makes his own, from Presley to Python, Zappa to Zeppelin.

"Harper has so much musicianship in him that it just leaks out all over the place" - The Times
"Prepare to be captivated by a colossal talent" ***** - Herald
"Nick is the closest thing we've got to Lewis Carroll. His songs are the musical equivalent ofthe Looking Glass, peer through and you find a fantastical, magical world. Not always sugar sweet but forever different" - Maverick

A Nick Steel Presentation.

Read 60 second interviews with James Alderson and Tina Turner Tea Lady - Click here.



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

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