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My Big Fat Weirdos Christmas Wedding: An Alternative Comedy Pantomime
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Entering its 5th year, the Weirdos Alternative Christmas Panto is becoming the silliest and most anarchic fixture in the comedy calendar.
A giant cast of the best and most unpredictable comedians around.
In this brand new pantomime expect love, violence, music and poorly made cardboard props.
Do not expect a normal pantomime.
All funds go to Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity.
“By sticking with their DIY, non-conformist comedy, the gang have produced some of the silliest, funniest and most innovative shows on the circuit, and built up a large, loyal following along the way” - Time Out
“Welcome regular feature on the cult comedy calendar” - Chortle
"Making us laugh at very strange things" - The Independent
‘...high energy act included a brilliantly silly one-man play that went down a storm with the audience’(Three Weeks) 'He’s either mad or genius’ (Maff Brown, Outside the Box Comedy) ‘Like a one man Monty Python’ (We Love Comedy)
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'Beth Vyse is an actress who started her career at the RSC, Sheffield Crucible, Royal Court, Birmingham Rep and The Soho Theatre. She went on to perform comedy shows with as half of the double act Morris and Vyse. She now performs solo character comedy, and with The Weirdos Collective' (Chortle) '... Beth Vyse delights in a frenzied hour of comic anarchy... Highly recommended' (Snipe London) '... I don't ever make predictions about anything - but trust my words, they'll soon be launched into a world of fame and recognition' (The Flaneur on comedy duo Morris and Vyse) 'Beth Vyse is marvellous, imperious and ambitious' (The Times) 'Excellent... tremendous comic effect' (Evening Standard) 'You’ll have a blast' (Time Out).
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Whimsically meaningful, colourful, innovative comedy. About how science can be used to improve both love and politics.
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Joz is a prolific comedy writer and performer, known for his brand of surreally inventive character comedy and engaging, faux-naif storytelling. 'Norris has created a genuinely brilliant character, performed with a confidence that belies his years and a pomp that defies the room. The audience loves every second... .Norris is one to watch and a real talent for the future' (The Skinny). 'Quality moments of silliness' (London is Funny). "A born entertainer and a great comedy writer" (Chortle).
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Model, actress, musician, dancer - and BAFTA New Talent Award Nominee. 'I think that Katia will become someone of outstanding ability and I have little doubt that at some point in the future I'll welcome her to my radio programme as a guest' (Fred MacAulay, BBC Radio Scotland) '... Her wit and sense of humour are a real joy and she delights in bringing fun to the rehearsal room whilst remaining focused' (Jennifer McGregor, Artistic Director Perth Theatre) 'Worthy of note... brilliant' (Fringe Report) 'Naturally funny' (The Skinny).
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Matt Tedford is an actor and writer. He studied Drama at the University of East Anglia where he performed in shows such as Alfie, Angels in America, Faust and a regional tour of Noel Coward’s Private Lives. Since then he has written, starred in, received an Offie nomination and won the award for Best Male Performance at the Dublin International Gay Theatre Festival for Queen of Soho.
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Eleanor Morton is a Scottish stand-up comedian who began performing in 2010. She has been a writer and performer with The Stockholm Syndrome and The Geek Comedy Night. She has also written sketches broadcast by BBC Two Scotland. In 2013 she was nominated for a Scottish Variety Award, and was a semi-finalist in the Chortle Student Awards. She is a Funny’s Funny Finalist 2011, and also performs with Jo Caulfield’s Comedy Collective. In 2012 she supported Josie Long on the Glasgow leg of her ‘Romance and Adventure’ tour and Mark Thomas for Unison Scotland in 2013. In 2014 she supported Tony Law for ‘Enter The Tone Zone’ at The Stand and Frankie Boyle at The Tron. Recent gigs include Children In Need and Glasgow Banter for BBC Radio Scotland, and a live read through of Frankie Boyle and Steven Dick’s radio 4 sitcom ‘blocked’. She performed a sell-out work in progress show at the 2014 Glasgow Comedy Festival. Eleanor performed her debut hour ‘Lollipop’ at The Stand Comedy Club in the 2014 Fringe. Eleanor is based in London and sometimes in Edinburgh, whenever she needs to leech off her parents
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Stand-up comedian and Newbury New Act Finalist.
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I'm an alternative comedian based in London. I devise and perform surrealist stunts and skits. These have titles such as: "What If Noel Edmonds Were a Cello?" "The Ironic Trowel" "The Mystery of Fennel" "Hula Hoop Hamlet" "Homage to Sir Alexander Fleming" "Gargling the Gettysburg Address While Nailing Grapes to Ted Cruz's Face" I've written and performed five full-length shows: "The Human Loire" (Edinburgh Fringe 2014) "The Golden Age of Steam" (Edinburgh Fringe 2015) "The Hay Wain Reloaded" (Edinburgh Fringe 2016) "Parsley" (Edinburgh Fringe 2017) "The Great Fire of London" (Camden Fringe 2018) “World of Sports” (Edinburgh Fringe 2019) I am a regular member of the Weirdos Collective (Chortle Award winners 2018), DLCF Liberty Award nominees 2016). I've performed for the Alternative Comedy Memorial Society, Laugh Out London, Knock2Bag and many more.
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From Bolton, Lancashire, Cassie has been acting for several years. Cassie can also be found on the comedy circuit as a character comedian and was 2nd in The Bolton Octagon's Comedy Club competition and a finalist in The Gareth Morinan Alternative Act of the Year.
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Among Harriet's many accolades are Funny's Funny Female Comedian Of The Year 2011 winner, Bath New Act of the Year 2012 winner and Brighton New Act of the Year 2012 winner. 'Excellent Writing' (Chortle), 'Harriet Kemsley shone' (Sternberg Clarke) 'Fresh. different. brilliant' 9Funny's Funny) 'A hilarious combination of bashful and weird' (Three Weeks) 'A quirky, very funny new stand up... her style is refreshingly original and she's a seriously good writer' (Time Out).
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'Inspired, ridiculous, interconnected comedy gloriousness' (ThreeWeeks) 'Highton is a star on the rise' (FringeGuru.com) 'An engaging storyteller with a head for witty fantasy' (Steve Bennett, Chortle) 'Wonderful surrealism' (The Guardian) 'Warm, intelligent and beautifully written' (The List) Disorienting, bizarre and rather brilliant.” **** Broadway Baby
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One half of the fast-paced comedy duo That Pair. Best-known for their live performances, their gigs combine sketches, stand-up, clowning and musical comedy. In 2014 their show Never Liked Her Anyway transferred from the Edinburgh Fringe to the Soho Theatre, and they have also performed on BBC Radio 4’s Sketchorama.
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Female comedy duo comprising Lucy Pearman and Letty Butler. '... LetLuce also have a plot, in a manner of speaking. This breakthrough duo take the chaotic whimsy of the Boosh boys and raise it a notch or two... Lucy Pearman and Letty Butler sport the slick comic timing of long-serving professionals, but project the inventive charm of ingenues. Stardom beckons' (The Sunday Times) 'You're in for a bonkers hour... together they are dynamite' (www.TheGoodReview.co.uk) '... My personal favourite was the scrappiest and stupidest of the shows I saw: Show Pony by the duo LetLuce...' (Harriet Gibsone, The Guardian).
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Helen studied at LAMDA, L’Ecole Philippe Gaulier and the University of Cambridge. 'Vanity bites back', her solo debut, premiered at the Edinburgh Festival 2014 to great critical acclaim, earning her a Fringe First nomination. The show was subsequently invited to open VAULT Festival 2015, was programmed for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and the Adelaide Fringe. Due to popular demand, the show returned to Edinburgh as part of the Gilded Balloon’s 30th Anniversary Celebrations, amid a UK tour and following a year that has also seen Duff win a place in the Foster’s ‘So You Think You’re Funny?’ Edinburgh semi finals and the Squawker Award final at the Brighton Comedy Festival.
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Ben target is perfect. Bathe in his glory. Turn as he weeps. Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer nominee. Winner, Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year. "Staggeringly inventive and sometimes unnerving, this highly physical performer is a true original and a legend in the making" Guardian, "Impressively funny" Scotsman ‘Imagine there was no Ben Target. The world would unquestionably be a darker, less interesting place’ **** (Chortle).
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Leicester Square Theatre
- 6 Leicester Place
- Leicester Square
- WC2H 7BX