There Will Be Cake


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Prepare to laugh out loud at the all-star improv super-group featuring Olivier Award-winning Pippa Evans, Rachel Parris (The Mash Report & Austentatious), director of Monkey Toast Improv Paul Foxcroft and that Radio 4 guy Marcus Brigstocke. Your suggestions and stories are turned into hilarious scenes on stage and then there’s cake. With a huge range of improv experience between them they formed this excellent group a few years ago, playing to delighted audiences all over the country.

* This show was rescheduled from May 16th.

Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.


Pippa Evans

Pippa Evans appearing at this event

British comedienne and one of the founding members of the touring improv team behind Showstopper! The Improvised Musical, Pippa first emerged on the comedy scene with an incredibly successful Edinburgh Fringe Festival where her debut solo show, Pippa Evans And Other Lonely People, was nominated for the if.comedy Best Newcomer Award 2008. In 2009 she unleashed her alter-ego, psychotic American country and western singer Loretta Maine. 'Delightfully deranged' (Metro) 'Truly impressive one-liners...inspired, quotable pearls of wisdom. Fine comic writing underpins her flawless, perfectly timed performance. She’s a relative newcomer, but has certainly got the talent for a sustained and stellar career in comedy' (Chortle). '... probably one of the most talented performers at Edinburgh this year' (The Independent, 2009).

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Rachel Parris

Rachel Parris appearing at this event

Rachel Parris is an award-winning musical comedian and standup who has appeared in The IT Crowd, Murder In Successville, The Mash Report and Austentatious. Her songs have been heard on BBC Radio 4 (The Now Show), BBC Radio Wales and BBC Radio 6 Music. Her solo shows have found critical acclaim, and have earned her a Chortle Award nomination, a Funny Women Best Show nomination and a win for What’s On London’s Best Musical Comedy Show. “It’s startling quite how talented Parris is...hilarious” - Shortcom **** “Very easy to relate to and naturally funny” - Three Weeks **** "Tears of laughter, endearingly frank and funny" - Guardian "A gifted performer - her songs really score" - Times "Brutally funny" - Skinny "Classy, clever comedy...uproarious" - Scotsman

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Paul Foxcroft

Paul Foxcroft appearing at this event

Paul Foxcroft is a veteran comedian and improviser who is the Artistic Director of London based improv school Monkey Toast UK, with a penchant for RPG's. One half of the critically acclaimed double-act 'Cariad and Paul', and one quarter of UK's most infamous improv troupe 'There Will be Cake', Foxcroft wields the razor-sharp wit of a man who has both taught & improvised with the best for most of his career. "The slickest in the business: generating almost an hour’s worth of faultlessly performed long-form scenes" Steve Bennet, Chortle "A vibrant and articulate sense of mischief" The Times Host and Dungeon Master of the breakout Dungeons & Dragons comedy show 'Questing Time', Foxcroft guides four unwitting comedians through imaginary trials and chaos in this brilliant, unique and (above all) nerdy take on the improv genre. "Beautiful madness ... Roll for a hit!" TheatreWeekly

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Marcus Brigstocke

Marcus Brigstocke appearing at this event

Marcus began his comedy career in Bristol whilst studying drama at University and soon won the BBC New Comedian of 1996 at the Edinburgh Festival. He is now regarded as a major comedy, writing and acting talent, performing stand up nationally to sell out audiences both on tour and on the well trodden comedy circuit. The master of satirical comedy, Marcus has proved to be blisteringly funny over a wide range of topics. 'If you haven't seen him live, then you haven't seen him at his very best' (The Daily Mirror) 'Rare is the stand-up show that makes you laugh, think and then fight back the tears. This is it' (The Daily Telegraph).

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