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Mark Robert Bailey, known professionally as Bill Bailey, is an English actor, comedian, musician and singer. He is known for his role as Manny in the sitcom Black Books and his appearances on the panel shows Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Have I Got News for You, and QI, as well as for his stand-up comedy work.

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Cast Set For THE ODD COUPLE in Melbourne and Sydney


The full cast has been announced for Neil Simon’s Tony Award-winning comedy The Odd Couple, which plays at Melbourne’s Comedy Theatre from May and Theatre Royal Sydney from June.

Review: JULIE BENKO Brought Some Joy to Mardi Gras at Birdland


On Monday February 12, 2024, Julie Benko tore up the house at Birdland Jazz Club with a sold out show celebrating Mardi Gras. The show has become an annual tradition for Benko, who wove trivia questions and fun facts about New Orleans throughout the show.

Bristol Old Vic Launches New Education Projects for Young People


Bristol Old Vic has launched a series of new initiatives to help bridge the gap between arts and education. Learn more about the programming lineup here!

Bristol Old Vic Will Host Industry Event as Part of BBC's Bring the Drama Festival


Bristol Old Vic has announced it will be hosting an Industry Day on Mon 18 March as part of BBC ‘Bring the Drama’ Festival - careers behind the scenes in theatre, film and TV.

NEWSREVUE Continues to Delight Audiences at Canal Café Theatre Until February 25


NEWSREVUE, the Guinness World Record-breaking, longest-running live comedy show, continues to delight audiences at Canal Café Theatre in Little Venice. With a cast change every 6 weeks, this current affairs parody song and sketch show is a must-see for comedy newcomers.

Fringe Favourites Come To Seven Dials Playhouse In February


Seven Dials Playhouse has unveiled a slate of five shows for spring 2024. With a focus on presenting  stories from often marginalised communities, highlights include critically acclaimed transfers from  international festivals and the arrival of the world's longest-running live comedy show, NewsRevue. 

Previews: SISTINA CHAPITEAU


SISTINA CHAPITEAU SI ACCENDONO LE LUCI DEL SISTINA CHAPITEAU L’INAUGURAZIONE IL 13 DICEMBRE A MILANO CON “CATS”

Shane Jacobson and Todd McKenney Will Lead Neil Simon's THE ODD COUPLE in Melbourne and Sydney


Shane Jacobson and Todd McKenney team up for Neil Simon's classic comedy, The Odd Couple. Don't miss this laugh-a-minute play at the Comedy Theatre Melbourne and Theatre Royal Sydney in 2024.

Catch NEWSREVUE at Canal Café Theatre This Holiday Season


NEWSREVUE, the Guinness World Record-breaking, longest-running live comedy show at Canal Café Theatre, continues to delight audiences with a cast change every 6 weeks. This current affairs parody song and sketch show is a rite of passage for all comedy newcomers.

Fiona Allen Adds UK Tour Dates For 2024


Following on from Fiona Allen's sell out tour and Edinburgh run in 2023 with her debut stand-up show ‘On The Run'. The star and co-writer of Emmy and Bafta award winning TV series ‘Smack The Pony''s has added 13 extra dates for 2024. 

Canal Café Theatre & Emma Taylor Present NEWSREVUE 


The Guinness World Record-breaking, longest- running live comedy show on the planet continues to delight and provide a welcome outlet to audiences at its home in Little Venice with a cast change every 6 weeks throughout the year.  

Fiona Allen Will Embark on UK Tour This Autumn


Fiona Allen, the star and co-writer of Emmy and Bafta award winning TV series ‘Smack The Pony’, has announced her first stand-up tour starting this Autumn.  This follows her debut at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with her show ‘On The Run’.

Alex Brightman and Colin Donnell Join THE SHARK IS BROKEN on Broadway


Two-time Tony Award nominee Alex Brightman will star as Richard Dreyfuss opposite Colin Donnell as Roy Scheider, joining Ian Shaw in The Shark Is Broken on Broadway. Check out all of the details!

Photos: First Look at THE SMEDS AND THE SMOOS at the Lyric Theatre


Tall Stories presents their newest production, The Smeds and The Smoos, based on the award-winning book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, which flies into the West End this summer, following a UK tour.  Check out all new production photos here!

Review: CATS is the Latest Musical to Prowl Onto the Vancouver Stage


At some point in their lives, most people have heard of the musical: CATS. Whether it’s because of its unique costumes or iconic songs, CATS will always be a Broadway classic. This week, Broadway Across Canada and Troika Entertainment brought the musical to the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

Guy Masterson Brings UNDER MILK WOOD to Wilton's Music Hall


Celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the beloved classic Under Milk Wood, award-winning solo performer Guy Masterson brings Dylan Thomas' most famous and enduring work to Wilton's Music Hall for one week only.

Tall Stories Presents THE SMEDS AND SMOOS at The Lyric Theatre Beginning This July


Tall Stories presents their newest production, The Smeds and The Smoos, based on the award-winning book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, which flies into the West End this summer, following a UK tour.

Review: JULIE BENKO WITH HER BAND EUPHONIC GUMBO Gives Birdland The Mardi Gras Treatment


Benko's show was Mardi Gras-themed, and the room was abuzz with anticipation before the music began.

Stephen K. Amos Brings OXYMORON Tour to Parr Hall


Award-winning comedian and TV personality Stephen K. Amos is going back on tour with a new show which includes a date at Warrington's Parr Hall.

Eight EdFest Venues Comment on Soaring Accommodation Costs


The eight major producing venues behind EdFest.com – which comprise Assembly, Dance Base, Gilded Balloon, Just the Tonic, Pleasance, Summerhall, Underbelly and ZOO – collectively commented that soaring accommodation costs are the biggest risk to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe’s future.

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