A Stand Up For the Mystery Show
Who will you see? It’s a mystery!
Fresh from the Edinburgh Fringe, a special mystery guest presents their full-length stand-up show. Who will it be? We can’t tell you that! But we can tell you it will be an acclaimed comedian from the UK and international circuit - they may have even made an appearance on TV!
The man in charge is renowned Aussie theatre technician and band roadie Trevor Lewis. He's been working with some of the biggest names in comedy for over a decade, so whether the guest is a star of today, or a star of tomorrow, you know you're in a safe pair of hands ...
Jess Green - A Self-Help Guide to Being in Love with Jeremy Corbyn
Written by BBC Slam Champion Jess Green, 'A Self Help Guide...' is a hard-hitting, intelligent, Performance Poetry show about Labour, Tories and the Division of the Left. Taking bookings for 2019 now.
Lewys is an interdisciplinary dance artist. His practice, while focusing on dance, spans comedy, visual arts and devised theatre. His dance practice is concerned with release and improvisation, taking influences from Skinner releasing technique, Open Source Forms and Contact improvisation. He has worked with prominent international artists including Tino Sehgal, Sally Marie, Simone Mousset, Rosemary Lee and Christopher Owen.
Lewys has received various commissions to make performance works including making a responsive performance for the Arts Council Collection's 70th Anniversary Exhibition curated by Ryan Gander. He has been supported by various organisations such as Dance4 and Yorkshire Dance to secure Arts Council Funding to develop his solo works, 'Of, or At, a Fairly ow Temperature', 'Phrases' and 'Footnotes'. He is also an Associate Artist at Attenborough Arts Centre and a Breakthrough Artist at Curve Theatre.
Where comedians and dancers meet. Funded in 2017 by Arts Council England, this project explores what happens when you put comedians and dancers in a room together. Comedians will perform their material, with dancers reacting to what they say on stage.
And then they swap, with comedians trying their hand (or feet?) at dance, and dancers performing stand up comedy. A brand new way of seeing two different art forms work together.
See the documentary here https://vimeo.com/252126425
See Teaser clips here https://vimeo.com/danceproject
Read the blog on the year-long funded project below:
In association with Megazone, comedy meets laser tag!
Each comedian will be a team captain and will give their team of audience members a battle speech before going out to play laser tag to see who the best team is, with themes such as sci-fi, western and cops and robbers this is a great night out for all involved. Previous comedians include, Joe Sutherland, Seymour Mace, Josh Pugh.
In Collaboration with The Robot Needs Home Collective.
We take the concept of a silent disco and apply it to stand-up. Two award-winning comedians perform on stage, the audience put on headphones and choose who they want to listen to, while the performers compete for your attention and laughs.
Comedy Gallery Tours
A new venture for 2019 in collaboration with comedian Edy Hurst, Gallery Tours allow people to experience a brand new way of seeing art.
For three nights during Leicester Comedy Festival, comedians will take over an art gallery. With a different comedian in every room, you will be treated to a unique tour of the various exhibits in a light-hearted and entertaining way.
Daniel Nicholas is an award-winning alternative comedian. Performing on the circuit since 2011, he has appeared at comedy clubs throughout the country and has had regular appearances at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
His debut show Reverb (The Love Story of Terrance the Crocodile and Julia the Mannequin) was nominated for multiple awards including Best Debut Show at Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival, Best Comedy Show at the Greater Manchester Fringe and Best Live Show at the Midlands Comedy Awards.
Conversation Garden is an award winning improv/sketch troupe, made up of dancer Lewys Holt, theatre maker Jack Britton, musician Doug Deans, writer Matt Watts and Comedian Daniel Nicholas.
Conversation Garden has had success throughout the Midlands and toured nationally, as well as a successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe. Their 2017 show ‘Conversation Garden does a British Bake Off-themed Murder Mystery’ won Best Improv Show at Leicester Comedy Festival.