“Country, the UK, lost its way, seeks life partner/mentor/inspiration. Good sense of humour essential. No timewasters, tedious show-offs or offend-o-trons need apply. HR free zone.”
Standing up so you don't have to take it lying it down anymore, the Pub Landlord is back to make sense of the questions you probably already had the answers to. You know what they say: There’s no school like the old school, with the dodgy overflowing toilets.
Thu 3 Oct
Prepare to be wowed by the exhilarating tribute musical taking U.K. Bublé and Sinatra fans by storm.
The 'Concert That Never Was' sees Frank time travel from his 1950s zenith to meet today's Canadian contender for his crown. Hanging out with Buble, their worlds collide in an electric night of their greatest hits plus sensational duets of songs they've both had success with, all amid a laughter-inducing script and the Capitol Swing Orchestra feat. musicians on Michael Buble's 2022 album 'Higher'.
'Michael Buble' sings smash hits like Haven't Met You Yet, Me and Mrs. Jones, Cry Me A River, It's A Beautiful Day, Save the Last Dance for Me and more, and 'Frank Sinatra' swings winners like Strangers In the Night, Chicago, Fly Me To The Moon, Lady Is A Tramp, and more.
With a stellar cast bringing lifelike vocals with convincing character portrayals throughout - award-winning Michael Buble Luke Hingley (seen and approved by Michael Buble himself) and "flawless must-see 'Sinatra" (says Sinatra family's Europe rep) Kevin Fitzsimmons - it's hard to tell the difference between this and the real thing.
So, get ready for a thrilling night out with the two music icons… and let the showdown begin!
Thu 21 Nov
Bound & Gagged Comedy by arrangement with HD Management
Following a stonking set on Live at the Apollo 2018! ★★★★★ (FringeGuru.com). One of the UK's top stand-ups returns! He's blind. He's a dad. He's a husband. He's third in command. He'll speaky about all of that, and loads more. Chris has long been one of the top headliners in the country, so you'll definitely be in safe hands! Unless he offers to drive you home. 'Proper stand-up, honest, straightforward, balls-out funny' (Chortle.co.uk). 'He paints us pictures with fantastical words and images… it's almost impossible not to like him' (ThreeWeeks).
Wed 13 Nov
Fresh from this year’s Edinburgh Fringe and with a slew of five-star reviews, one of the UK’s favourite TV household names returns to the stage with his brand new and most personal show to date.
From the quote attributed to Mark Twain, humour is defined as Tragedy Plus Time. Come and join one of our leading laugh specialists as he tests that formula by mining the most tragic event in his life for laughs.
With his TV career now in its third decade, Ed has regularly appeared on the likes of QI, Mock The Week, Alan Davies As Yet Untitled, and Live At The Apollo.
With legions of fans both in the UK and abroad, Ed remains the observational stand-up to see.
Wed 15 May
Another 'bracing flurry of idiocy' from the comedian Ed Gamble.
Thu 28 Mar
Brett Vincent for GetComedy
The Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer nominee 2022 is back with a new show taking us through the life he led that brought him to the stage, via his work history. Recently seen on QI, Alan Davies' As Yet Untitled, Apprentice: You're Fired and headlining Live at the Apollo. Emmanuel's 2022 show, Emancipated sold out and was a Fringe smash hit, so book your tickets now! 'Side-splittingly funny. Roaring laughs' (Independent). 'The bloke has got funny bones' (Romesh Ranganathan). 'Big laughs, engaging tales, you're seduced by the easy authority of of his storytelling' (Guardian).
Age category: 14+
Sat 27 Apr
Controversial comedian known for his conservative politics, as seen on Question Time and Mock the Week.
Fri 5 Apr
Learn how to improvise comedic theatre and have a laugh with friendly, like-minded people.
"It's like playtime for adults!"
In each of these weekly drop-ins you'll be guided through a core element of improvisational comedy in a friendly and supportive environment. But most importantly, you'll have a laugh!
You don't need to be an Oscar winner to join us, in fact you don't need any acting, improv or comedy experience at all. The workshops focus on exercises and games to develop our teamwork and listening skills which easily lead you into creating entertaining scenes and characters!
Each week is something completely different and exciting! One week we'll be creating and exploring character, the next week we might be practicing how to improvise a narrative and then the next week we'll do the whole workshop in mime.
The workshops usually consist of silly ice-breaker warm ups, exercises to learn new skills and lots of time to play scenes and practise what we've learnt. All our workshops are open to absolutely anyone (over 17)!
Improv is the perfect skill to develop if you are an actor looking to enhance your skill set, a writer looking for inspiration or anyone looking to unwind after work and gain a better understanding of creative collaboration.
Wed 20 Dec
Star of SAS: Who Dares Wins goes on tour and discusses his career as a member of the UK Special Forces.
Tue 13 Feb
Famed for his award-winning stand-up and TV presenting roles, comedian Jimmy Carr celebrates an illustrious career spanning more than two decades.
Thu 8 May
Direct from their smash-hit run in London's West End, these dazzling divas deliver a night of fun and fabulousness as they dance like Britney and sing like Whitney.
Get ready for jaw dropping live vocals and a set list full of pop party anthems. including. 'Queen Of The Night, Born This Way, Raining Men, I Will Survive, I Wanna Dance With Somebody, Musical Mashups and so much more! You'll be feeling fierce and fabulous before you know it!
Age guidance: strictly 14+ contains adult humour and mild language
Thu 22 Feb
Blue Jeans Management
The multi award-winning Welsh comedian is back with a brand-new live show. In a seven-year break from stand-up, a lot has happened to Rhod. Almost all of it shit. Just when he thought he'd hit rock bottom, he met a bloke… called John. This show sees Rhod as funny as ever, but like never before. Raw, personal and brutally honest; no more lies, no more nonsense. As seen on Rhod Gilbert's Work Experience, Would I Lie to You?, Taskmaster, QI, The Apprentice: You're Fired, Live at The Apollo, Have I Got News for You.
Age category: 16+
Wed 8 Oct
Rumours of Fleetwood Mac, the world’s finest tribute to Fleetwood Mac, returns to perform the iconic Rumours album in its entirety, plus a special set celebrating the very best of Fleetwood Mac.
This show allows fans, both old and new, to rediscover the songs and performances that have secured Fleetwood Mac’s place as one of the most loved groups of all time.
Personally endorsed by Fleetwood Mac founding member, Mick Fleetwood, Rumours of Fleetwood Mac is the ultimate tribute to one of rock and roll’s most remarkable groups.
Mon 13 May
South Shields-born Sarah Millican followed an unusual path to fame. Left unexpectedly by her husband in 2004, she moved back home with her parents and started taking writing workshops as an outlet for processing her emotions.
Her first ever stand-up gig was in a Newcastle pub called The Dog & Parrot, which had a fringe theatre upstairs. Although she had no idea what she was doing, Millican drew on the pain of her failed marriage and connected with the audience… from then on, she was hooked on live comedy.
Fri 17 May
The journalist sets out on his first-ever tour to discuss the many fascinating adventures he has undertaken.
Tue 21 May
After an incredible sold-out debut run, the man who asked us “do you ski?” is leaving his home in the Tower of London (for good). Catch him as he departs on a second triumphant tour across our nation armed with even more outrageous takes, unbelievable tales, and biblical chat to leave you bowled over with laughter.
Having amassed a loyal fan base of over a quarter of a million followers the multi-viral, social media sensation is delving even deeper into his ludicrous life as he tries to smarten up the not so honourable aspects of himself. Take a look at the pitfalls of online celebrity, the perils of post-palace living and find out that, in an age where everyone is so obsessed with the veneer of virtual contentment, maybe it takes crashing back down to reality to discover where happiness truly lies.
As seen on Comedy Central and tour support for Milton Jones.
Fri 8 Mar
Fresh from finding and proving decisive links between IKEA, the CIA and the Nazi’s, Troy Hawke, 1930’s throwback homeschooled investigator Troy Hawke battle a new enemy on behalf of all people everywhere…the bastard saboteur that lurks in our own minds…
Sat 18 May
Norwegian clown Viggo Venn moved to this country with one dream: to be a British comedian.
The rest, you already know about. After blowing away the competition in an explosion of hi-vis jackets, balloons, and joyous idiocy, Viggo became the most talked-about new entertainer in the country by winning Britain's Got Talent in June 2023.
Tue 9 Jul
A stunning celebration of the music and life of one of the greatest singers of our time. This award winning production features a sensational line-up of musicians and artistes, and together with a powerhouse and breath-taking performance in the spirit of Whitney, deliver a show that exceeds expectation on every level.
Taking us on a magical rollercoaster ride through three decades of classic hit’s that include, 'I Wanna Dance With Somebody', 'One Moment In Time', 'I’m Every Woman', 'My Love is Your Love', 'So Emotional Baby', 'Run to You', 'Saving All My Love', 'I Will Always Love You', and many more, this show beautifully remembers the most highly awarded female artiste in the world ever!
Whitney’s one true legacy was her music which touched most of us at some time in our lives. Share her life and get ready for the greatest love of all in Queen of the Night!
Thu 4 Apr
Since 1988, The Hawth has welcomed big name acts and well-known shows through its doors: big name acts from Ravi Shankar to Richard Wilson; comedians including Eddie Izzard and Jimmy Carr, as well as the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal National Theatre and all manner of companies from across the globe.
The intimate 146-seater Studio has also welcomed up-and-comers throughout the years, who have gone on to stardom.
There is also a foyer exhibition space, seven meeting rooms, a café, two bars and an outdoor marquee and amphitheatre.
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