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New Theatre Royal

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20–24 Guildhall Walk, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 2DD
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  • Website www.newtheatreroyal.com
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Babatunde Aléshé: Babahood

Babatunde Aleshe: Babahood

Join the multi award winning star of Celebrity Gogglebox as he talks family and fatherhood in this highly anticipated debut tour.

As seen on Jonathan Ross Comedy Club (ITV1), Rhod Gilbert’s Growing Pains (Comedy Central) and Mo Gilligan’s Black British & Funny (Channel 4).

Thu 15 Feb

£15

Chris McCausland: Speaky Blinder

Chris McCausland: Speaky Blinder

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).

Sat 26 Oct

£26

Count Arthur Strong: And It’s Goodnight From Him

Count Arthur Strong In ‘And It’s Goodnight From Him’

Having consulted with top Harley Street specialists, the St Anne’s Jombulance Brigade and Professor Twitty, that did covid, (the bald one), Count Arthur Strong has decided to gradually phase in his farewell tour over a, yet to be specified number of parts, because of the likelihood of people doing ‘Cold Turkey’ in theatres over him. Whilst partial, himself to the odd bit of cold turkey, it is banned in most theatre auditoriums, apart from in the north east, because of it getting trodden in to the carpets etc, and the cumulative smell. The management would appreciate your co-operation in this matter.

Sat 18 May

£22.50

G4 Anniversary Tour

The UK's No.1 vocal harmony group and original X-Factor stars celebrate a double decade in the limelight with a spectacular anniversary show. G4 have been wowing audiences with their incredible harmonies and stunning vocals ever since appearing on the first series of the X Factor in 2004. Their unique blend of classical training alongside a pioneering approach to popular classics has seen them hailed as the 'Kings of Popera' and earned them a legion of loyal fans all over the world. This is their most extensive tour to date, which will see them fondly look back upon their journey, whilst also propel them into the next chapter of their groundbreaking career. This 72 date tour will be the first chance to hear the breathtaking new tracks from their hotly-anticipated 20th Anniversary studio album (due for release in Autumn 2024). It will also feature the most popular G4 hits, such as their exhilarating rendition of 'Bohemian Rhapsody', haunting version of 'Creep' as well as the heart-stopping 'Nessun Dorma'. The band's incredible vocals, stage presence and infectious energy will undoubtedly leave you wishing the curtain never has to finally fall. As part of the group's new chapter they are delighted to welcome the exceptionally talented 'Britain's Got Talent' winner - Jai McDowall into the fold. Why not treat yourself to a pre-show 'Meet and Greet' where you can enjoy taking a few pictures and collecting autographs, all up-close and personal…

Tue 4 Jun

£22.50

Grace Campbell: A Show About Me(n)

Grace Campbell: A Show About Me(n)

Mick Perrin Worldwide presents

Grace Campbell: A Show About Me(n)

Grace, 'one of the funniest women in Britain' (Times), following her hugely successful sell out Edinburgh 2022 run, takes her brand new show ‘A Show About Me(n)’ on tour across the UK in Spring 2023. This is a show about her two lifelong passions; men and herself. Promising to be fiery and explicit, Grace is going to take you on a story of how she let go of her need for male validation, with a show that is bound to make all men obsessed with her. Not that she cares… As seen on BBC, Channel 4 and Dave.

Age 16+

Sat 16 Nov

£20.50

Iain Stirling: Relevant

Iain Stirling: Failing Upwards

Brand new comedy show from Iain Stirling.

Sun 14 Apr

£27.70

Jerry Sadowitz

Jerry Sadowitz: Comedian, Magician, Psychopath!

Angry brilliance, with magic and stand-up, from the hurricane of Sadowitz. Adults only, and hard-to-offend ones at that.

Wed 27 Mar

£33.58

Julian Clary: A Fistful of Clary

Julian Clary

Saucy comedy from 'renowned homosexual' Julian Clary.

Wed 12 Jun

£31.50

Kenny Thomas

Kenny Thomas

The boxer turned singer performs soul originals and his take on classic songs.

Thu 23 May

£30–£79.50

Lucy Beaumont

Lucy Beaumont

It’s time for the wife to tour now…

Award-winning stand-up comedian before she met Jon Richardson, Lucy Beaumont is going to let loose and let slip on her roller coaster world. Life through the Beaumont lens is more surreal than you could ever imagine.

Sat 2 Mar

£27.70

Reginald D Hunter: The Man Who Could See Through Sh*t

Reginald D Hunter

In these supercharged socio-political times the challenge is more and more becoming separating what’s true and what’s real. Lucille Hunter proudly proclaimed “It’s easy to see through sh*t, the hard part is pretending you haven’t.” Join Reginald D. Hunter for an hour of exploring this phenomena in this progressive work in a pre next-variant world.

Born in Georgia, Reginald D Hunter was initially drawn to the stage as an actor. At the age of 27, he came to the UK to study theatre at London’s Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, but fell in love with stand-up after being dared to perform a live set for £100.

Hunter was first noticed in 1998 as a finalist in the annual So You Think You’re Funny competition and began honing his chops on the comedy circuit soon after. In 2002, he appeared at Edinburgh Fringe in the one-man show I Said What I Said and was nominated in the Perrier Comedy Awards as Best Newcomer. His next two shows – White Woman in 2003 and A Mystery Wrapped In A Nigga in 2004 – also received Perrier award nominations, and he’s taken part at the prestigious festival ever since.

Fri 23 Feb

£23

Reverend Richard Coles: Borderline National Trinket

Reverend Richard Coles: Borderline National Trinket

Reverend Richard Coles is the only British vicar to have had a number-one hit single and to have appeared as a contestant on Strictly Come Dancing - a claim which seems unlikely to be matched any time soon. He is also a Sunday Times bestselling author, Twitter phenomenon and enormously loved broadcaster.

Sex, drugs, pop stardom, religious epiphany; love, a dream job, and the madness of grief. Some or all of this may come out as Richard lifts the lid on a life truly and truthfully lived.

An intimate evening with a unique national treasure embarking on a first full national tour because he's done pretty much everything else a person can do.

Seen and heard on BBC Radio 4’s Saturday Live, Would I Lie To You?, Have I Got News For You & QI, Reverend Richard Coles is often described as Britain’s most famous vicar

Sat 3 Feb

£27.80

Sophie Mccartney: Tired And Tested

Sophie McCartney

Final London show added – Book the babysitter and get ready to go wild! From perky tits, to killing nits, join award-winning comedian Sophie McCartney as she ventures into the perilous world of parenthood in this rollicking stand-up show set to test pelvic floormuscles to the max(i) pad. Best known for her wickedly accurate insights into adulting, Sophie thought by the time she became a ‘proper’ grown up (someone who likes olives) life would all be figured out. How very wrong she was. Feeling like an out-of-depth-teen trapped in the slightly sagging skin suit of a 30-something mum-of-three, why did no one tell her what to really expect after she was expecting? Will her belly button ever go back to ‘normal’? Why do you need a degree in collapsing travel cots? And does she have what it takes to stop her current cereal eaters from becoming future serial killers? Hold onto your ‘Apple Bottom jeans and boots with the fur’ as you follow Sophie on her evolution from non-maternal ‘noughties’ wild child to the highs and lows of being with child. Mating, birthing, body changes, school WhatsApp groups, overbearing nutjob love, and still not being able to handle your booze on a night out; nothing is off limits for this postparthun.

Sophie is a comedy writer and performer from Liverpool. Her debut book ‘Tired and Tested: The Wild Ride into Parenthood’ went straight in at No.1 on the Sunday Times’ bestseller list, thanks to its laugh-out-loud relatability and close-to-the-bone calamitous charm. With cult status amongst knackered parents, she’s dubbed as Instagram’s funniest mum by Mother&Baby, won a prestigious ‘Funny Women’ award, has racked up more than 250 million views on her social media channels, and is about to launch her debut fiction comedy novel ‘Mother Hens’.

Sun 25 Feb

£20

Ward Thomas

Ward Thomas

Country pop from Hampshire twins Catherine and Lizzy.

Tue 20 Feb

£28.50–£32.50

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