Comedy

SHAKESPEARE’S LONG LOST FIRST PLAY (ABRIDGED)

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Reduced Shakespeare Company and Seabright Productions By Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor Acclaimed stars of the West End stage, the Reduced Shakespeare Company are back with another barnstormingly irreverent and breathtakingly hilarious celebration of our cultural heritage – as seen through the eyes of three Americans wearing trainers. In a better-late-than-never nod to the Bard’s 400th anniversary, the bad boys of abridgement present this ‘new’ play by the man himself, as discovered in a Leicester car park! The show, mercifully abridged by the RSC from its full hundred hour running time to a more palatable ninety minutes, embarks on its debut UK tour following world premiere seasons at the renowned Folger Shakespeare Library and the Edinburgh Fringe. Tickets: £16 Full // £14 Concessions // £10 LIVE PASS Running Time: 1 hour 50 mins (inc. interval) Age: 8+

JOSIE LONG: SOMETHING BETTER

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This is a show about optimism and hopefulness and about looking for people and things to look up to. It’s about wanting more from life than it might be up for giving out. It’s about struggling with realising what you are, who you are and what you can’t change about yourself, and about really feeling like an outsider for the first time.   I’m 34, I wanted to have kids by now, and be in love, and have a country that didn’t vote with the far right parties to march us all off a cliff. And be able to do all the awesome stuff that activists do, that I can’t do, too. I thought we would have won by now. And I wanted to be taller and better looking.   Following the international sell-out success of her previous show Cara Josephine across the UK, Europe, in Australia and New York, the star of BBC Radio 4’s Romance and Adventure, All of the Planet’s Wonders and presenter of Shortcuts, tours her eighth solo stand-up show nationwide.   www.showandtelluk.com / www.josielong.com / @josielong / @show_and_tell Start Time: 8pm Tickets: £14 Full // £12 Concessions

COUNT ARTHUR STRONG

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THE SOUND OF MUCUS Using stories and other things that are secret, Count Arthur Strong, showbiz legend, pays tribute to one of the best musicals he can remember. Uniquely recreating the salient and poignant moments for your enjoyment. Plus something else. Don’t miss this amazing event. ‘Just get’s funnier and funnier’ – The Guardian ‘…left me light headed with delight’ – The Guardian ‘…never needed to resort to toilet humour or swearing to maintain one and a half hours of pure hilarity’. Manchester Evening News. ‘Delaney’s observation of Variety is superb’. The Scottish Herald ‘Delaney has the gift Tommy Cooper possessed and many covet’. Liverpool Echo ‘An evening of inspired lunacy’ – Brighton Argus ‘His performance was flawless…’ Bristol Post ‘A relentless blast of comic surprises’ – The Times Time: 8pm Tickets: £20 (max 6 tickets each) Age: Parental Guidance

TOM WEBB: MEGA GAMES

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A comedy night with a difference, hosted by the award-winning Tom Webb. This hilarious tournament of interactive games is played by and made up of YOU, the audience. Including Human Hungry Hippos, Crowd Kerplunk, Big Top Trumps and Audience Guess Who. This performance takes place as part of POP OUT Festival 2016 inside ROUNDABOUT a touring pop-up theatre brought to Lincoln by Paines Plough theatre company. Start time: 8.30pm Tickets: £10 All Seats // £8 LIVE PASS Tickets Available Age: 18+

SHOWSTOPPER: THE IMPROVISED MUSICAL

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Lincoln Comedy Festival  Spontaneous musical comedy at its finest – direct from the West End and now heading to Lincoln! The Showstoppers have delighted audiences across the globe with their ingenious blend of comedy, musical theatre and spontaneity. This incredible comedy troupe never fail to impress as they create shows packed with drama, dazzling dance routines and catchy melodies, leaving delighted audiences singing all the way home. 2016 Olivier Award Winners – Best Entertainment and Family Start Time: 7.30pm Running Time: 1 hour 50 mins (inc. interval) Tickets: £16 Full // £14 Concessions

THE RUBY DOLLS: THE BRIDES OF BLUEBEARD

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The latest production written by critically acclaimed cabaret ensemble The Ruby Dolls. The bear is getting married. Again. And all of his previous wives have a habit of dying mysteriously… A gothic folk tale re-wired for 2016 about control, female transgression and the consequences of both. With jokes. Featuring original songs and the music of Nick Cave, Amy Winehouse and Rage Against the Machine. Are you sitting comfortably? Start Time: 9pm Tickets: £12 all seats (£8 LIVE PASS Tickets Available) Running Time: 1 hour 20 minutes (no interval) 14+

ROB AUTON: THE SLEEP SHOW

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This show is about sleep. It is suitable for those who have slept. Award-winning writer and performer Rob Auton brings his latest comedy show to Roundabout fresh from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (where he won best joke in 2013). This performance takes place as part of POP OUT Festival 2016 inside ROUNDABOUT a touring pop-up theatre brought to Lincoln by Paines Plough theatre company. Start Time: 9pm Tickets: £10 All Seats Running Time: 1 hour (no interval) 18+

SEANN WALSH: ONE FOR THE ROAD

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The Lie-in King returns with a brand-new show.   However dishevelled he may be, the Foster’s Comedy Award nominee is also one of the best comics in the country. With a keen observational mind, Seann can spot the absurdity in everything and convert it to perfectly delivered stand-up comedy. You might have seen Seann on TV, but he’s something else live – pacing the stage, working the room and reducing crowds to hysterics. Even if he’d probably rather be at home watching Sky Sports News.   As seen on BBC1’s Live at the Apollo, ITV’s Jonathan Ross Show and Tonight at The London Palladium, ITV 2’s Celebrity Juice, Channel 4’s 8 Out Of 10 Cats and Alan Carr: Chatty Man, Comedy Central’s Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central. Start Time: 8pm Tickets: £14 All Seats Age: 14+

SHAPPI KHORSANDI

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Off The Kerb Productions Presents  Shappi Khorsandi: ‘OH MY COUNTRY!’ From Morris Dancing to Morrissey Shappi is celebrating the fortieth anniversary of her arrival in Britain. She’s reclaiming patriotism, sending a love letter to her adopted land. Please don’t come if you’re a skinhead (though naturally bald folk are welcome). ‘She has plenty to say, and says it with pointedness and potency.’ The Guardian Star of Live At The Apollo, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, Have I Got News for You and Q.I, she is back with a brand new show for 2016. She has whip-crack jokes and is effortlessly funny as she handles every subject with a razor sharp wit, softened only by her deliciously mischievous delivery and endless charm. Shappi Khorsandi is also the best selling author of ‘A Beginners Guide to Acting English’ and her debut novel ‘Nina is not OK’ is published by Ebury in July 2016. Shappi was also recently elected president of the British Humanist society. Start Time: 8pm Tickets: £15 Full // £13 Concessions Age: 16+

OMID DJALILI: SCHMUCK FOR A NIGHT

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Award winning comedian and actor Omid Djalili known for his legendary stand-up performances is back on a nationwide tour! Intelligent, sometimes provocative and always entertaining, his stand-up is a hugely energetic and captivating comedy masterclass. His credits range from Hollywood to television and live on the West End stage. Earning praise across the world for his performances Omid recently starred in Dickensian BBC1 and Lucky Man Sky1. Start Time: 8pm Tickets: All £24