#fascinatainment: Clever comedy, cabaret and theatre
MARCEL LUCONT’S CABARET FANTASTIQUE
A work-in-progress from one of the UK's best stand-ups and winner of the James Joyce Award. You may have seen Shappi on Live At The Apollo, Channel 4's Comedy Gala or QI, now you can catch her in the intimate setting of our woodland comedy stage. "She has plenty to say and says it with pointedness and potency" - The Guardian
American beat prose author and speaker Charles Quarterman pays a night visit to ALSO Festival as part of his Fens, Copses and Awnings Tour 2019-24. There will be stories from the mind, poems from the heart and sounds from the larynx, poured bountifully into your lives. Some of the stories will contain dogs. “Master… of words” (ArtsLeanings, CA), “This generation’s Homerton Bawdry” (Boston Spool) “Quarterman’s curious prose clutches the heart and slowly massages the soul while rhyhtmically tapping away at the funny bone” (Chicago Arts Gazette Fortnightly)
From midnight on Friday and Saturday we'll be turning the main stage over to the creeping demons and psychotic stalkers of ALSO's Midnight Horror Club, bringing a pair of classic horrors to our big screen. Grab a pair of headphones from the bar and head to the main stage.
Richard Vranch has improvised comedy in The Comedy Store Players since 1986. He's appeared on Just A Minute, presented a science series on Channel 4, and he works as a voiceover, writer and standup. The workshop is a practical introduction to the joys of improvisation. Be in the moment. Join the fun and games. 14+ This event has been so popular it is fully booked. Don’t worry though! Check in at info on the day to see if more space is available.Info & Booking
Send your little beasts to animal training camp with comedian and former student of École Gaulier clown school Alexis Dubus, creating surreal scenarios through theatrical games and learning improvisational skills.
Something beautiful is broken. Rumour and misinformation is on the wing.
BEN MOOR - WHO HERE’S LOST?
Musical Comedian Friz Frizzle presents HEAVEN KNOWS I'M FRIZ FRIZZLE NOW (Winner of the Leicester Comedy Festival Best Musical Comedy Show Award 2020). Friz Frizzle has some songs to sing and some stories to tell. Armed with a piano, he takes the tunes you know and love and changes the lyrics until you don't want to know or love them anymore. It's better than it sounds. In this show, he'd like to take you on a journey which discusses being a performer whilst dealing with anxiety, paranoia and mental health. WARNING: There will be a story about Westlife. "A MASTER OF MUSICAL COMEDY" - Comedy Central.
Join the bloody funny Elf Lyons for an evening of ghouls, ghosts and gruesome tales of terror and hysterical humour in the woods. Elf is one of the most innovative performers on the UK comedy scene and has been nominated for the Edinburgh Fringe Comedy Award and the Malcolm Hardee Award for Comic Originality. “Elf Lyons’s quirky shows are undefinable which is always a good thing. They break the boundaries that put theatre, comedy and performance art in distinct boxes” - Lyn Gardner (The Stage) (Elf will also be performing as part of Marcel Lucont’s Cabaret Fantastique)