STEPHEN K AMOS: Bouquets and Brickbats
8th, 9th, 15th and 16th February 2019
All performances at 7pm, except 15th at 9.30pm
All tickets £21.25 (plus £3.19 per ticket booking fee). Concessions £19.25
(plus £2.89 per ticket booking fee).
Highly acclaimed, uplifting stand-up comedian and broadcaster Stephen K Amos
is back from his world tour and hits the road with his brand-new tour Bouquets
and Brickbats. His main aim is to cheer us up, for a moment, and try to help us
forget what a mess the world finds itself in right now.
Bouquets and Brickbats. Praise and criticism. Love and hate. Why such extremes?
Everyone these days seems to be an expert, a critic, a judge. Or a victim. Are
we a nation of snowflakes with an unwarranted sense of entitlement, unable to
process opposing opinions.?
Do people really understand what they feel so strongly about, and does knowledge
promote more neutral feelings? Why is everybody either mortally offended or so
much a fan that they fail to see the faults?
Two years after Brexit and Britain is more divided than ever. Forget everything
that’s going on in the world, and immerse yourself in the warming comedy of “one
of the most likable figures in British Comedy” (Radio Times).
As seen on Pointless Celebrities, QI, The People’s History of LGBT (BBC), UKTV’s
Celebrity Storage Hunters and Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled, and BBC1’s Live At
The Apollo and Have I Got News For You, as well as What Does The K Stand For? on
BBC Radio 4. The Stephen K Amos Talk Show, in which Stephen invited popular
stand-ups to chinwag about this, that and the other, was filmed at last year’s
Edinburgh Festival and is now available on Amazon’s Audible.
Stephen is also taking part in the new three-part series Pilgrimage: The Road to
Rome, alongside Katy Brand and Les Dennis. The BBC Two series, which will air
soon, sees celebrities give up their creature comforts to follow the Via
Francigena trail – to finish up at the Vatican.
Mark Cortale presents
BROADWAY @ LEICESTER SQUARE THEATRE
3rd February 2019
Performances at 4pm and 8pm
Runs 2 hours approximately, including one interval.
JENNA RUSSELL with SETH RUDETSKY as pianist and host
JUDY KUHN with SETH RUDETSKY as pianist and host
All tickets £66.25 (including "Meet and Greet"), £56.25, £41.25, £26.25 (plus £4
/ £4 / £4 / £3.94 per ticket booking fee).
20% off all tickets when you buy both shows together, in a single transaction.
Olivier Award winner & Tony Award nominee Jenna Russell (Sunday In The Park With
George, Merrily We Roll Along and Fun Home at the Young Vic) and four-time Tony
nominee Judy Kuhn (star of Trevor Nunn’s new Fiddler On The Roof at the Menier
Chocolate Factory, Broadway’s Fun Home, Chess and Les Misérables) will join Seth
Rudetsky as music director/host for two intimate concerts on Sunday, February 3
as part of the long-running Broadway @ Leicester Square Theatre series.
Broadway @ Leicester Square Theatre began in 2013 with Patti LuPone and returned
with Audra McDonald in 2016 and John Barrowman and Ramin Karimlooo earlier this
year. What differentiates this concert series is the seamless mix of intimate
behind-the-scenes stories from Broadway’s biggest stars – prompted by Rudetsky’s
probing, funny, revealing questions – and their stellar singing of the musical
This is a spontaneous mix of of hilarity and show-stopping songs that is not to
Jenna Russell is an award winning actress whose accolades include 2007 Olivier
Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her performance as Dot/Marie in Sunday
In The Park With George at Wyndhams Theatre. She reprised her role on Broadway
at Studio 54 where she won 2008 Theatre World Award for Broadway Debut
Performance. She also received a 2008 Tony Award nomination and 2008 Drama Desk
nomination for the same role.She has received Olivier Award nominations for her
performances as Mary Flynn in Merrily We Roll Along and Sarah Brown opposite
Ewan McGregor in Guys and Dolls in the West End. She was also long listed for
Best Musical Performance for Evening Standard Theatre Awards for her roles as
Little Edie in Grey Gardens at Southwark Theatre and Mary Flynn in Merrily We
Roll Along at The Pinter Theatre. Other recent theatre credits include Helen
Bechdel in Fun Home at The Young Vic, and Mephistopheles in Dr Faustus starring
opposite Kit Harington at The Duke of Yorks Theatre.
Judy Kuhn is currently starring as Golde in London in the sold-out production of
Fiddler on the Roof at the Menier Chocolate Factory, a role she also played on
Broadway in 2016. On Broadway, the four Tony Award nominee, starred as Helen
Bechdel in Fun Home (Tony & Drama League Award nominations) a role she created
in the original Public Theater production for which she won the 2014 Lucille
Lortell Award. Also on Bway she starred in the Roundabout’s hit revival of She
Loves Me (Tony nomination); and the original Bway productions of Chess (Tony &
Drama Desk nomination); Les Misérables (Tony & Drama Desk nomination); Rags
(Drama Desk nomination); Two Shakespearean Actors (Lincoln Center Theatre), Alan
Menken & Tim Rice’s King David; and The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Other select
theater includes: The Visit by JohnKander, Fred Ebb & Terrance McNally at
The Williamstown Theater Festival; Fosca in the much-lauded production of
Stephen Sondheim & James Lapine’s Passion (Drama League Award nomination); the
inaugural season of Encores! Off-Center in The Cradle Will Rock; US premiere of
Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles. In the West End she starred in Metropolis
(Olivier Award nomination). Judy sang the title role in Disney’s Pocahontas as
well as the in the sequel Pocahontas II: Journey To A New World.
Seth Rudetsky has played piano in the orchestra for more than 15 Broadway shows
including Ragtime, Grease and Phantom. As a comedy writer, he was nominated for
three Emmy Awards for The Rosie O’Donnell Show and has written 3 volumes of
Seth’s Broadway Diary filled with hilarious theatre stories, as well as two
young adult books published by Random House. After the Orlando Florida nightclub
shooting, his husband James spearheaded Broadway For Orlando, a star-studded
recording of What The World Needs Now Is Love that Seth conducted/arranged
featuring Idina Menzel, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Judy Kuhn, Rachel Tucker, Audra
McDonald and 30 other Broadway stars which raised over $100,000 for the victims,
their families and The Trevor Project. He loves performing in London and has
been at Leicester Square Theatre opposite Patti LuPone, Audra McDonald, John
Barrowman and Ramin Karimloo and, in 2016, he starred with some amazing West End
talent in a one-day benefit of his Broadway musical comedy Disaster! at Charing
Cross Theatre that benefitted MADTrust. His favourite thing is getting stars to
tell never-before-told inside theatre stories and then making them sing tons of
amazing songs…exactly what these shows at Leicester Square Theatre will be!
Off The Kerb Productions presents
ANGELA BARNES: ROSE TINTED
UK Tour 2019
8th March 2019
Runs 1 hour 50 minutes approximately, including a support act.
All tickets £15.25 (£13.25 concessions), (plus £2.29 / £1.99 per ticket booking fee).
Once again, Angela Barnes sold out show after show at last year’s Edinburgh
Festival, and picked up some well-earned critical acclaim along the way. Now she
brings that show, ROSE TINTED, on a tour of the UK in 2019.
You may have seen or heard Angela on a number of topical comedy TV and radio
shows, and do you know what? She is just about fed up of the news! She’s
anxious, she’s depressed and she’s fatigued. Bored of Brexit, tired of Trump and
knackered by North Korea. The world is going to hell in a handcart and Angela, a
natural pessimist, is fed up of commentating on it all as it happens.
But can a renowned pessimist like Angela really find it in herself to accentuate
the positive, look on the bright side and pop on her rose-tinted specs to make
the bad stuff go away? Just for a little bit? Like maybe for an hour?
Or is she better off confronting the horrible stuff and laughing in its ugly
face? This is stand-up and stories from a woman who is just, like the rest of
us, trying to live her life… and wouldn’t mind a taste of that ignorant bliss
she’s heard so much about!
Before becoming a comedian, Angela worked in health and social care. In 2011,
she won the BBC New Comedy Award and became a finalist at the 2011 Latitude
Festival New Act of the Year competition. Since then Angela has become a regular
on BBC’s The News Quiz, Newsjack and Mock The Week. She has also appeared on
Live At The Apollo (BBC2), The Now Show (BBC Radio 4), Stand Up For The Week
(Channel 4 / Open Mic) and Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC3).
Besides Rose Tinted’s success at the Fringe in 2018, Angela was also awarded the
Edinburgh Panel Prize as part of the Home Safe Collective – a project to help
vulnerable comedians get home safely after shows, in the wake of the tragic
death of Australian stand-up Eurydice Dixon.
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