Darren Connell is a veteran of the stand up comedy circuit with over 10 years experience.
With sell out shows at the Glasgow comedy festival and the Edinburgh fringe, he is taking his first ever tour on the road. Darren has appeared in multiple pantomimes and you may even recognise him as the loveable Bobby Muir from hit TV show Scot Squad.
But he is a stand up comedian, dark, funny, and close to the bone, come along and see something a little different!
Sat 17 Sep
Eddi Reader is perhaps Scotland's greatest living female voice. In 2022, she celebrates her 40th year on stage with a '40 Years Live' concert tour.
From her earliest years playing the folk clubs of western Scotland and learning how to street sing across Europe (like her hero Edith Piaf) Eddi's path soon lead her to a professional career in music as a backing singer for Eurythmics and Gang of Four. Her band Fairground Attraction had huge international success and number one hits with 'Perfect' and debut album 'First of a Million Kisses' which stormed the charts in the late 1980s.
Throughout her successful solo career, Eddi has released consistently great works, including highly acclaimed albums such as 'The Songs of Robert Burns' and last years 'Cavalier'. She has won Brit Awards, been awarded four honorary degrees, an MBE, sung to millions on some of the world's greatest concert and festival stages and collaborated with a host of stars across a myriad of genres including Folk, Jazz, Pop, World, Punk and even Classical work with various orchestras.
In 2019 Eddi was invited to be a special guest with Jools Holland's Rhythm & Blues Orchestra for an extensive tour, she released her 'Starlight' EP, played sold out headline shows, recorded a programme for BBC Radio's Classic Scottish Album series about her Robert Burns recordings and appeared on BBC Television's 'Songs of Praise' and as part of Billy Connolly's 'Made In Scotland' series.
The '40 Years Live' tour promises to be something special, as with any Eddi Reader show, the magic is being made in the moment, no two performances are ever the same.
Sun 11 Sep
Join Jack Dee for an evening of entertainment (food and beverages not included) in his new stand-up tour.
Star of TV sitcoms Bad Move, Lead Balloon and Josh, Jack also hosts the legendary Radio 4 show I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue. Additional credits include presenting Jack Dee's Helpdesk on BBC Two, C4's The Jack Dee Show, ITV's Jack Dee's Saturday Night, BBC's Jack Dee's Happy Hour and Jack Dee Live at the Apollo. "In fact," explains Jack, "I've probably appeared in every TV show with my name in the title".
Other sidelines include Motivational Speaking, which Jack describes as "Basically a total waste of time, talking to losers, but the cash is decent" and then adds "Don't print that". It's so hard to tell when he's being serious.
In recognition of his charity work, Jack was denied an OBE in 2015.
Sat 29 Oct
Jim Smith, The Stand Comedy Club, Scottish Comedy Agency
After his last sell-out tour, Perthshire farmer and comedian Jim Smith returns with a brand-new show telling tales of Scottish rural life. With his trademark mix of regional accents and impressions, Jim shares anecdotes from his changing world which has seen him get engaged, become a first-time father and continue farming through Covid and Brexit. Whether you live out in the sticks or embrace city life, there’s something here for everyone. ‘He is nothing short of superb’ (Scotsman). ‘Scotland’s funniest farmer comedian’ (Guardian).
Age category: 16+
Sat 18 Feb
Jimeoin presents his new show, fresh from a smash-hit New York off-Broadway season.
Sun 23 Oct
Bizarre and humorous facts from the QI universe in the live version of the hit podcast.
Wed 31 Aug
Proudly Presented by Phil McIntyre Live by arrangement with The Galton Agency
Following his ground-breaking 2018 show, Deaf Comedy Fam, Ray Bradshaw’s new stand-up show, Deaf Com 1, covers his recent fatherhood, teaching his young son sign language and a disastrous trip to Bahrain!
International award-winning comic, Ray, spent 2021/22 touring the UK as John Bishop’s handpicked support act, having previously toured with Frankie Boyle in 2019. Ray was the first comedian to ever win a Scottish Culture Award and is a regular host of Scotland’s most popular radio show, Off the Ball.
Ray is a CODA (like in the Oscar winning film) and grew up with deaf parents. All of his shows are performed in both BSL and English, with Deaf Comedy Fam becoming the first ever live comedy experience for more than 800 deaf audience members.
Ray’s clever, charming and very funny comedy has received critical acclaim from critics and fans alike.
★★★★★ “Bradshaw is raucously funny … captivating, funny and sharply executed“ BroadwayBaby.com ★★★★ “funny and fascinating… one in six of us will lose our sense of hearing. Deaf Comedy Fam proves it doesn’t mean you have to lose your sense of humour” The Scotsman ★★★★ “this years most groundbreaking show“ Short.com ★★★★ “I grinned from ear to ear for the entire hour“ Voice Magazine ★★★★ “Has a clear comedy gift” Edinburgh Evening News
Sun 12 Mar
A magical piece of music theatre for infants up to 12 months, BambinO is aimed at an audience that does not often get a look-in at opera… but whose minds are wide open to new sounds and experiences.
BambinO is set in a captivating world of bright colours, fluffy clouds, and quirky characters. It tells the story of a young bird leaving its nest for the first time. Gentle, playful, and engaging, BambinO is written by Scottish composer Lliam Paterson, with original direction by Improbable’s Phelim McDermott.
Don’t miss your chance to experience this unique celebration of the power of music and the infant imagination.
Sat 20 Aug
Sun 21 Aug
Hosting everything from opera to film to theatre to live music, Eden Court also has a rich life as a space for performing arts classes (more than 60 run each week), offering lessons for dancers, actors and performers of all ages and abilities. The multi-arts venue was built in the mid 70s, making it the largest scale venue in the region, with additional performance space – another theatre, two cinema screens, two dance and drama studios and three floors of dressing rooms – completed during a renovation in 2007. The building also houses the Eden Court Restaurant, which offers a lunch, dinner and bar menu.
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