A changing line-up featuring the best winners and contestants from the biggest and best comedy newcomer competition in its 32nd year! A great night of the funniest from the Fringe, hand-picked from across the competition’s 32 years…
Don’t be bullied into cheering up or thinking positive. Don’t let anyone tell you how or when to be happy. Stand up to happiness bullies. Frown, it’s already happened. Come and celebrate misery and country music, but don’t jump off the Tallahatchie Bridge…
Darcie has been described as one of the most exciting new comedians on the circuit. With a mix of one-liners and observational humour, she has proved to be an audience favourite. ‘Very funny stuff’ (Russell Kane)…
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You can donate to the charity of your choice, but if you're looking for inspiration, there are three charities we really like.
Kate Copstick’s charity, Mama Biashara, works with the poorest and most marginalised people in Kenya. They give grants to set up small, sustainable businesses that bring financial independence and security. That five quid you spend on a large glass of House White? They can save someone’s life with that. And the money for a pair of Air Jordans? Will take four women and their fifteen children away from a man who is raping them and into a new life with a moneymaking business for Mum and happiness for the kids. Donate to Mama Biashara now
The Make A Difference Trust fights HIV & AIDS one stage at a time. Their UK and International grant-making strategy is based on five criteria that raise awareness, educate, and provide care and support for the most vulnerable in society. A host of fundraising events, including Bucket Collections, Late Night Cabarets, West End Eurovision, West End Bares and A West End Christmas continue to raise funds for projects both in the UK and Sub-Saharan Africa. Donate to Theatre MAD now
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Acting for Others provides financial and emotional support to all theatre workers in times of need through the 14 member charities. During the COVID-19 crisis Acting for Others have raised over £1.7m to support theatre workers affected by the pandemic. Donate to Acting For Others now