Tales of Whatever Presents Ben Target: How to Build a Lighthouse

at Shakespeares, Sheffield

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How to Build A Lighthouse
Tales of belonging, a life that’s spanned the oceans and the lost art of forgiveness.
Critically acclaimed art-comedian and Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Ben Target presents a tender show for the softhearted. A “spellbinding mix” (The Scotsman) of storytelling, origami tutorials and yacht rock anthems.
Fresh from a successful run at London's Yard Theatre we are delighted that Ben is bringing this wonderful show to Sheffield.
Praise for Ben Target’s work
“A true original and a legend in the making” The Guardian
“Imagine there was no Ben Target. The world would unquestionably be a darker, less interesting place.” Chortle
We are delighted to welcome Ben Target back to Tales of Whatever, he is one of our favourite comedians and the WiP version of this show that we saw in Edinburgh 2019 was already pretty special and we can't wait to share the finished article with you.
Support comes from comedian Helen Duff. We saw Helen at the Leicester Comedy Festival in February and we loved her silliness and irrepressible energy. She has graced the silver screens both small and large and is a critically acclaimed alumni of French master clown Philippe Gaulier.
As seen on BBC Three, BBC Two's 'The Mash Report', and alongside Will Ferrell in 'Holmes & Watson'.
"fresh, quick witted and supremely empowered... a formidable comic" ★★★★ THE SCOTSMAN
“Deserves any and all praise that comes her way”★★★★ The Skinny
“Master of shamelessly silly yet socially conscious clowning” ★★★★ Broadway Baby,
★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals ★★★★ Voice Mag
Tales of Whatever is a true storytelling show hosted by Mark Powell and Lee Moore. More info on our facebook page and at www.talesofwhatever.com
“Conversational, funny and inclusive” The Guardian
Doors 7.30pm

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Ben Target

Ben Target appearing at this event

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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Tales of Whatever

Tales of Whatever appearing at this event

Founded in 2011, Tales of Whatever plans, produces, hosts and records regular live showcases, workshops and special site-specific true storytelling events. "Conversational, funny and inclusive" - The Guardian 'The welcoming & relaxed atmosphere proves more than any other moment of the festival, that the spontaneous can be the most rewarding... a talking point for the rest of the weekend' - Exeunt Magazine

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Helen Duff

Helen Duff appearing at this event

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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  • 146-148 Gibraltar Street
  • Sheffield
  • S3 8UB

0114 275 5959