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Deaf Comedy Fam @ Arlington Arts
Apr 27 @ 8:00 pm

1 in 6 people suffer from hearing loss.

2 of those people are Ray’s parents.

Full of hilarious, revealing tales about growing up with deaf parents, Deaf Comedy Fam presents a very first for comedy, as each show will be performed by Ray simultaneously in both spoken English and British Sign Language – which just so happens to be Ray’s first language.

Winner – Scottish Comedy Award 2018, Best Show & Outstanding Achievement.

All shows are fully accessible for BSL users.

“captivating, funny and sharply executed”Broadway Baby *****

Strange Face: Adventures With a Lost Nick Drake Recording @ Arlington Arts
May 17 @ 8:00 pm

Michael Burdett discovered the recording in a skip in the 1970s. Thirty years later he shared it in an extraordinary way. Travelling all over the UK, he stopped strangers and photographed them listening to the track on headphones. Along with the tattoo artists, mountaineers, nurses and shopkeepers, he bumped into many famous faces, including Martin Freeman, Ross Noble, Fearne Cotton, Noel Fielding, Billy Bragg and Sir Tom Stoppard.

A quirky, funny and poignant award-winning solo show. The Times newspaper’s top pick of the Edinburgh Fringe two years running. You don’t need to know anything about Nick Drake to warm to this show. It’s a celebration of music, photography, life, coincidences and the legacy of one of the most influential singer songwriters of the last fifty years. A truly compelling experience that will make you laugh and cry.

Gyles Brandreth @ Arlington Arts
May 18 @ 7:30 pm

Gyles BrandrethGyles Brandreth: Break a Leg!

They say all political careers end in tears. In Brandreth’s case it’s tears of laughter as the actor, author, ex-MP, One Show reporter and QI, Have I Got News For You and Countdown star is back on tour with his new show celebrating all things theatrical. Without hesitation or repetition (and just a touch of deviation), Just a Minute regular Gyles delivers a dazzling hour of wit, wisdom, high drama, low comedy, and hilarious name-dropping.

*****‘A master raconteur’ Telegraph.

***** ’Total joy’ Scotsman

Stephen K Amos @ Arlington Arts
Dec 6 @ 8:00 pm

It’s easy to feel angry when mad talking heads and evil officials are looking for any slight difference of opinion to plough open and exploit. We need an everyman to bring people together using the most powerful tool we have: comedy. We need Stephen K Amos.

He’s on a mission to bring about world peace. Or, to at least bring about an evening of peace, one venue at a time. In an age when arguments are started over everything from politics to bendy straws, Stephen is rising above the anger to remind us of what we have in common.

Bringing achingly funny anecdotes, hilarious takes on the everyday and his infectious charm, Stephen K Amos will warm your cold, stiffened hearts. Join together with your fellow man and experience the universal language of laughter.

“Comedy at its purest and richest form.” The Advertiser  ★★★★★

“Amos has the sort of commanding presence and confidence that could only have come from years of working the circuit.”  Arts Hub ★★★★

 Age 16+