Richard Dawson, the black-humoured bard of Newcastle, returns to York with his band and his 6th record, 2020, an utterly contemporary state-of-the- nation study, that uncovers an equally tumultuous and even bleaker time. Here is an island country in a state of flux; a society on the edge of mental meltdown. This is England today.
In 2017, Mark Watson – a man prone to considerable anxiety, with multiple phobias and a history of piss-poor self-esteem – was asked to go on Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls. It really wasn’t for him at all because his favourite things include safety, comfort, food and not being scared and miserable. But the experience changed the shambolic comedian for the better, and now he’s written a sort of motivational talk about what it taught him. But still with jokes.
‘Hayseed Dixie highlights the worth of mountain music to all things rock: energy, dirt-punk rhythm, careening harmonies and the fundamental right of all no-good fuck-ups to raise hell come Saturday night.’
THIS SHOW WILL NOW TAKE PLACE AT THE BASEMENT IN YORK ON OCT 15TH!
After three hugely successful BBC series as Lee Nelson, multiple sell-out tours and various court appearances, the award-winning comedian unleashes his funniest creation yet… himself!
Ed Wynne formed his band Ozric Tentacles at Stonehenge Free Festival 1983 and became staples of the UK festival scene for the next 30+ years including being regulars at Glastonbury Festival. He has an new album and is performing here as a duo.
Celebrating their twentieth year in show business, Berkshire six-piece indie-rock band British Sea Power play The Crescent for the first time in May.
Tickets go on sale on Friday 7th February at 9am and you would be wise getting them bought quick!
The Time Show’ is the latest comedy/theatre/spoken word show by writer and performer of some of what he writes Rob Auton, “the Fringe’s comedian laureate” (British Comedy Guide) now turns his attention to time. He will be asking questions such as “What time is it?” and “What is it time?”
Multi award winning comedian Kiri Pritchard-McLean is back with her fourth full length show. Previous shows have seen her tackle structural racism, sexism, child grooming, adoption and emotional abuse so what seemingly unfunny subject has she picked to turn into laughs this year? Chernobyl? The shrinking size of creme eggs? No, empathy. Which sounds fine actually but maybe not the way Kiri tackles it.
Welcome friends and eschewers of indie cool to Evil Scarecrow and an evening of soul-rippingly, wildly aggressive and, well, downright passionate metal in an almost Pythonesque style.
A folk singer, songwriter and activist from Leicester, UK, she has been writing, recording and touring relentlessly for ten years. Her unique takes on life, love and politics, and the warmth and wit with which they are delivered, have won over audiences everywhere, across the alternative, folk, political and comedy scenes.