John Hegley: New & Selected

Writer and performer John Hegley has been described as the Spike Milligan for our time, and as ‘awesomely mundane’ by The Independent.

Alongside the potato poems are other vegetable activities, including Pass the Parsnip, Flinging the Fennel and possibly Vegetaboules. Certainly some French content. Family songs and stories. Drawings of Henry VIII and some dogs. Hearts broken and mended. Jolly and melancauliflower and borrowing the brother-in-law’s wheelbarrow.

Come and singalong. Devised to some extent for adults but with certain appeal to any approaching double figures.

Vikki Stone

We are very excited about having the utterly fabulous Vikki Stone at The Quarry Theatre this autumn season!

As seen and heard on BBC Radio 4’s The Now Show, BBC One’s John Bishop Show and the BBC Proms Podcast, award winning comedian and musician Vikki Stone, is popping a piano in the back of the car, and heading out on tour with a mixture of songs and stand-up you have seen her do on the telly, and some brand spanking new ones.

“One hilarious lady” COSMOPOLITAN

“Musical comedy genius” ABSOLUTE RADIO

★★★★★ THREE WEEKS

★★★★★ SCOTSGAY

★★★★ SUNDAY HERALD

★★★★ BROADWAY BABY

Juliette Burton: Butterfly Effect

Winner: Voice Magazine Pick of the Fringe Award 2017
Winner: Spirit of the Fringe Award 2017 (Bedfringe)

Following total sell-out Edinburgh Fringe shows in 2015, 2016 and 2017, Award-winning comedian Juliette Burton will be touring the UK this autumn with Butterfly Effect, her hugely popular show, in which she investigates the power of kindness and whether small, kind-hearted acts can make the world a better place.

“Intelligent, emotional, liberating.” ★★★★★ Voice Magazine

At a time when most of us find it hard enough being kind to ourselves – let alone others – is being nice outdated? Or can we still connect and change lives for the better?

Join Juliette as she continues to inspire us all with her one-woman revolution to help us to look at ourselves and those around us in a more positive, life-affirming way.

Can a small act of kindness make a big difference?

Would you #DareToBeKind?

“Seriously very funny. Huge talent…and then some”  Daily Mirror

Juliette’s TV and radio credits include The One Show (BBC1), This Morning (ITV), Skin Deep and Feeling Kind of Funny (both BBC Scotland) BBC At Edinburgh Festivals (BBC iPlayer), BBC Tomorrow’s World (BBC/Wellcome Trust) and How Hacks Work (Viasat Explore). She also played the lead role in SuperMum, directed by Lisa Gifford, which premiered at the 2015 Raindance Film Festival.

Ray Bradshaw: Deaf Comedy Fam

1 in 6 people suffer from hearing loss.

2 of those people are Ray’s parents.

Full of hilarious, revealing tales about growing up with deaf parents, Deaf Comedy Fam presents a very first for comedy, as each show will be performed by Ray simultaneously in both spoken English and British Sign Language – which just so happens to be Ray’s first language.

Two-time Scottish Comedian of the Year finalist Bradshaw debuted Deaf Comedy Fam at Glasgow International Comedy Festival before moving to the Edinburgh Fringe for a critically acclaimed, sold out run – don’t miss the first ever comedy set to be spoken and signed by the comic themselves!

Adelaide Fringe Weekly Innovation Award 2018

“Deaf Comedy Fam takes stand-up comedy into a new realm” ★★★★★ Short Com

Rob Kemp: The Elvis Dead

Rev up the Delta and come on a trip to a cabin in the Tennessee backwoods via Graceland, to witness: Cult classic horror movie Evil Dead 2 reinterpreted through the songs of Elvis Presley.

Every now and then an idea strikes that seems extremely absurd and yet at the same time bizarrely fitting. This loving tribute concert to the sequel to the ultimate in gruelling terror… and the King of Rock‘n’Roll is such an idea. Brilliantly executed.

“Kemp has an incredible voice. Many think they can do an Elvis impersonation but Kemp really can, belting out the tunes that oh so familiar baritone” ★★★★ Fest

“Instant Fringe cult classic”★★★★ The List

BEST SHOW (winner) – Leicester Comedy Festival 2017
BEST MUSICAL SHOW (winner) – Leicester Comedy Festival 2017
BEST NEWCOMER (nominee) – Edinburgh Comedy Award 2017
AWARD FOR COMIC ORIGINALITY (winner) – Malcolm Hardee Awards Edinburgh 2017
BEST SHOW (winner) – Comedians Choice Awards Edinburgh 2017
OUTSTANDING SHOW (winner) – Amused Moose Edinburgh 2017
BEST PERFORMER (winner) – Comedians Choice Awards Edinburgh 2017
ACT MOST LIKELY TO MAKE A MILLION QUID (winner) – Malcolm Hardee Awards Edinburgh 2017

Gregg Wallace: Doesn’t Get Tougher Than This

The star of BBC’s MasterChef, Inside The Factory and Eat Well For Less takes to the stage for this brand new live show mixing hilarious behind the scenes tales with demonstrations and audience fun and games.  Join Gregg as he answers the questions you’ve always wanted to ask, shares classic anecdotes and dishes up a sumptuous serving of MasterChef’s juiciest bits.  Complete with a Q&A, this really is a must-see event for any foodie and Gregg fan!

Premium tickets (including signed merchandise) and limited VIP meet and greet tickets also available –  book early!

*Premium ticket includes show ticket and signed apron

**VIP ticket includes show ticket, signed apron and meet & greet with Gregg (post show)

Only Fools And Boycie: An Evening with John Challis

An intimate evening with Only Fools And Horses actor John Challis.

Enjoy an intimate evening with John Challis, one of the nation’s greatest comedy actors, best known as Boycie in BBC1’s Only Fools and Horses. In this one-off show the national treasure will reveal secrets from the set with stories and anecdotes from his dazzling career.

Having worked with some of the biggest names in show business, he’ll be spilling the beans about Only Fools and Horses co-stars like Sir David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst and friends and fellow performers like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Oliver Reed and George Best. He’ll also recall tales from his time in Dr Who, Coronation Street and other TV classics.

Mr Challis will also meet fans after the show to sign autographs and pose for pictures, while signing copies of his autobiography, Being Boycie, and novel, Reggie: A Stag At Bay.

Lost Voice Guy

Following the unprecedented success of his appearance on the final of Britain’s Got Talent 2018, BBC New Comedy Award winner and star and writer of BBC Radio 4’s comedy series, Ability, Lee Ridley (aka Lost Voice Guy) is setting out on a tour of the UK.

He may not be able to talk but he definitely has something to say and his comedy will leave you speechless.

Lee is the first stand-up comedian to use a communication aid and made his first stand-up appearance in February 2012. He has performed in some of the UK’s most popular comedy venues as well as in solo shows at festivals including the Edinburgh Fringe, the Brighton Fringe, Glasgow International Comedy Festival, Leicester Comedy Festival, Nottingham Comedy Festival and Liverpool Comedy Festival.

As well as winning Britain’s Got Talent this year (the first comedian to do so), Lee also won the BBC New Comedy Award in 2014 and his TV and Radio credits have included The One Show (BBC One), Voice Of The People (BBC Three), BBC At The Edinburgh Festivals (BBC iPlayer). Ability – the Radio 4 series that Lee stars in and co-wrote with Katherine Jakeways – has just been recommissioned for a second series.

“Savagely funny… he’s a bloody good comedian.” ★★★★★ THE WEE REVIEW

“Entertaining and thought-provoking” ★★★★★ THREE WEEKS

“Incredibly talented” SIMON COWELL

“Such a naughty sense of humour…genius” ALESHA DIXON

“Bloody brilliant” AMANDA HOLDEN