Dian Cathal’s Deadnamed is easily the most fun you’ll ever have at a funeral – it’s heart-wrenching and profound and you’ll leave with a fun fact

CW: Transphobia, ableism, death Deadnamed begins with Dian Cathal bursting out of a real coffin looking stunning wearing a top hat and a shiny waistcoat. He announces that he is a trans man whose new name is still in the post. This is the funeral for the person his loved ones once knew as “Lily”.Continue reading “Dian Cathal’s Deadnamed is easily the most fun you’ll ever have at a funeral – it’s heart-wrenching and profound and you’ll leave with a fun fact”

“We’ve realised it’s not a kids’ show. Yes, there is still clowns.” | We Missed You is a profound and heartfelt reflection on the year 2020 has been

Constructed, curated and performed by award-winning artists Julia Masli and Viggo Venn, We Missed You presents the impact of the pandemic on the world through the eyes of clowns. The forty-minute film is a collage of sound and video. It features recordings of people talking about their experience of the past year – what theyContinue reading ““We’ve realised it’s not a kids’ show. Yes, there is still clowns.” | We Missed You is a profound and heartfelt reflection on the year 2020 has been”

Umby Winters and Khalid Winter v Siân Davies and Ash Preston || Blizzard Comedy’s Broadcast Avalanche, Episode 10

As long as live entertainment is still restricted and we can’t take our best game to the stage, we’ll be continuing with Blizzard Comedy’s Broadcast Avalanche. If you’ve missed the episodes we’ve streamed so far, you can find them all on our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCz8rtSwsjVr-L8FgLCJ0VOQ Subscribe to make sure you don’t miss out onContinue reading “Umby Winters and Khalid Winter v Siân Davies and Ash Preston || Blizzard Comedy’s Broadcast Avalanche, Episode 10”

Introducing the teams for Blizzard Comedy’s Broadcast Avalanche Episode 4: Aaron Simmons and Dian Cathal vs Edy Hurst and Cerys Bradley

As long as live entertainment is still restricted and we can’t take our best game to the stage, we’ll be continuing with Blizzard Comedy’s Broadcast Avalanche. If you’ve missed the episodes we’ve streamed so far, you can find them all on our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCz8rtSwsjVr-L8FgLCJ0VOQ Subscribe to make sure you don’t miss out onContinue reading “Introducing the teams for Blizzard Comedy’s Broadcast Avalanche Episode 4: Aaron Simmons and Dian Cathal vs Edy Hurst and Cerys Bradley”

“Odd boots and broken things” | You Build The Thing You Think You Are is the weird existential gong bath the world needs

Comedy has taken some unexpected turns over the past few months, with performers turning to Twitch, YouTube and Zoom to replace the live shows axed by lockdown. For all the ingenious methods people have managed to move into a digital sphere, it’s hard to argue that the experience is quite the same as live stand-up.Continue reading ““Odd boots and broken things” | You Build The Thing You Think You Are is the weird existential gong bath the world needs”

Anna KareniNaNaNa isn’t the most accurate retelling of Tolstoy’s epic, but it has singing, spitting and snowball fights to make up for it

Leo Tolstoy’s 1878 novel Anna Karenina has been adapted into countless forms over the decades since it was first published. A tale of betrayal, faith and family in Imperial Russian society, it has been portrayed in theatre, opera, film, ballet and now an hour-long comedy musical by The Pushkinettes. While not strictly the most accurateContinue reading “Anna KareniNaNaNa isn’t the most accurate retelling of Tolstoy’s epic, but it has singing, spitting and snowball fights to make up for it”

“What’s there two of but it’s not arms?” | Legs must be experienced to fully comprehend, but it’s an experience you can’t miss

It would be fruitless to try to describe quite what happens in the show Legs. It doesn’t have a narrative. It is a collection of skits all centred around the concept and appreciation of legs. Writing down exactly what you’ll see won’t come close to conveying the experience of watching it. The sketches contain aContinue reading ““What’s there two of but it’s not arms?” | Legs must be experienced to fully comprehend, but it’s an experience you can’t miss”

“No irony, lots of puns.” | Hannah Gadsby’s Douglas is a masterful success that makes following Nanette look effortless

Following a show as popular and powerful as Nanette was always going to take something genuinely special. Luckily for the world, Hannah Gadsby is brilliantly talented and definitely not a one trick pony. Her new show, Douglas, bears only a passing resemblance to its predecessor but that doesn’t make it any less wonderful in itsContinue reading ““No irony, lots of puns.” | Hannah Gadsby’s Douglas is a masterful success that makes following Nanette look effortless”

“This flamboyant potato!” | The Dark Room is the single greatest live text-based adventure game comedy show you’ll ever see

You awake to find yourself in a dark room. John Robertson, dressed in a fashion reminiscent of a kinky barbarian, yells at you in a booming voice, not unlike that of Scar from The Lion King, inviting you to choose one of four options displayed on a screen before you. Your decision will decide yourContinue reading ““This flamboyant potato!” | The Dark Room is the single greatest live text-based adventure game comedy show you’ll ever see”

“Forget about the ozone, let me touch you in the Boyzone” | Len Blanco invites you to challenge the toxicity of your ’90s faves

A throwback to the nostalgic heyday of shaved chests and frosty tips, Len Blanco is an ex-boy band member reinventing himself in the post-#MeToo era. Firing Blanks sees Len reintroducing himself as a solo artist, not only shaking off but publicly acknowledging the more problematic elements of his career history. He is now a feministContinue reading ““Forget about the ozone, let me touch you in the Boyzone” | Len Blanco invites you to challenge the toxicity of your ’90s faves”