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Mon 17th Dec
Nine Lessons And Carols For Godless People
@ Bloomsbury Theatre, London
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Nine Lessons And Carols For Godless People: Grace Petrie, Josie Long, Gavin Osborn, Joanna Neary, Philip Jeays, Sue Vale, Tony Law, Richard Herring, Dr Hula, Isy Suttie, Darren Hayman (ex-Hefner)
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A great Leicester acoustic singer-songwriter, counting Billy Bragg amongst her fan base. She writes indie folk rock songs (a couple with an acoustic punk twist), plays the guitar and sings with a voice that has been described by listeners as similar to Laura Marling, Kate Nash and nothing you’ve ever heard before.
Grace Petrie tour dates
Claiming her first BBC Comedy Award by the age of 17, Josie returned to performing after finishing University, notably at the Edinburgh Fringe, where she carried on winning awards for 'Kindness and Exuberance' (Best Newcomer) and later in 2007/8 for 'Trying Is Good'.
The Telegraph have described her as 'one of the most exciting female comics around'. Josie's humour is warm, optimistic and endearing, filled with rambling daft tales and all the things she likes in the world and which cheer her up.
'An original and unflagging spirit, oozing enthusiasm and intellect… Long builds delightful comedy worlds' (The Times)
'An absolute delight' (Time Out)
'A passion for ideas and creativity... this is a lovely show' (The Guardian).
Josie Long tour dates
London singer-songwriter now based in Bristol/Bath mixing bitter-sweet romance with wry comedy. Usually appearing as a solo artist, but occasionally performs with a cellist and backing vocalist. "Gavin Osborn writes minutely detailed, bittersweet story-songs on an acoustic guitar and sings them with a comic timing usually absent from the works of his anti-folk contemporaries" - Stewart Lee, Sunday Times.
Gavin Osborn tour dates
Known for her observational comedy and songs, Joanna is established as one of the country's top character comediennes.
Joanna Neary tour dates
Described as 'a Jacques Brel for the '90s', Philip Jeays is a critically acclaimed singer / songwriter / pianist / showman.
Jeays carries the influence of Jacques Brel and the Gallic chanson tradition, all bound by a dry English wit.
Philip Jeays tour dates
Tony is a triple Chortle award winner and was a Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award 2012 nominee. As seen recently on Have I Got News For You, Buzzcocks, 8 Out Of 10 Cats and more.
'One of the finest and funniest comics on the circuit... destined for comedy stardom' (Time Out)
'Form-busting and hugely enjoyable' (The Times)
'Clever and blithely zany' (The Daily Telegraph)
'to see Tony Law is to inhale deep breaths of comedy oxygen' (The Herald)
'An ever-changing, hard-to-contain, force of nature' (The Guardian)
'A fine celebration of the absurd, full of laughs like no other... a top-notch comic who marries a powerful delivery with some deceptively ingenious material' (Chortle).
Tony Law tour dates
As one half of the prolific comedy duo Lee & Herring, Richard enjoyed phenomenal cult success as a writer and performer with shows such as Fist of Fun (BBC Two) and This Morning with Richard Not Judy (BBC Two). In recent years he teamed up with Andrew Collins to co-host the Collins and Herring podcast on BBC 6 Music which the Guardian said paved the way for funny podcasts'.
Both the Collins and Herring podcast and his Chortle award-winning and Sony award-nominated podcast As It Occurs To Me are available to download from http://www.comedy.co.uk/podcasts and iTunes.
Richard has recently completed a 94 date nationwide tour of his critically acclaimed Edinburgh Fringe show, Christ On A Bike: The Second Coming. In 2010 he also published his book, 'How Not To Grow Up', and released 'Hitler Moustache' - his acclaimed stand up show - on DVD.
'Herring is a superior comedian... Hilarious' (The Guardian)
'The King of Edinburgh... A new Richard Herring show is a never-ending cause for delight' (List)
'Stimulating and exhilarating... Utterly Hilarious' (Chortle).
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Likened to Victoria Wood and Tom Lehrer for her gloriously silly and twisted songs, stand-up and stories. She is also known for her role as Dobby in Channel 4's Peep Show.
Isy is a long-time musical stand-up noted for her joyful outlook. Double British Comedy Award nominee.
'Comedy with heart and soul' (Chortle).
Isy Suttie tour dates
The former frontman of celebrated late '90s indie heroes Hefner, Darren now has a solo career, which includes songs he wrote in a caravan. His songs cover a range of subjects such as crumbling crafts, dog charities, retiring schoolteachers and air hostesses plummeting to their death.
Darren Hayman (ex-Hefner) tour dates
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Venue: Bloomsbury Theatre
15 Gordon Street
WC1H 0AH 51.525322, -0.132986
Enquiries: 0207 388 8822
Seating Plan: View the Seating Plan
→ Euston (London) 7 min walk
→ Euston 7 min walk
→ Euston Square 3 min walk