Bon Ami

Ami is normal, Ami has a job, Ami has family and friends, a gym membership and decent broadband. Ami shouldn’t feel desperately alone…but she does. If only there was an aquatic adventure, a malevolent wizard or a an overly self aware giant monster to distract her. Oh wait…

Bon Ami is a sharp, artistic parody about loneliness, the importance of friendship and why you shouldn’t drink from a coffee machine!

“Funniest hour I’ve enjoyed in this month-long Fringe.”
★★★★ Fringe Guru

“This award-winning company are definitely stars, talking about serious things in funny ways… a superbly funny show.”
Fringe Review – Highly Recommended Show

Running Time: 1 hour (no interval)

Rhys James: Snitch

Mock The Week regular and star of his own BBC Radio 4 series, Rhys James heads out on his first national tour.

In early 2019, Rhys was asked to go back to his school and inspire the Year 11s. Given that teenagers are a nightmare and there was no fee, he
ghosted the teacher who had emailed. Bit of a shame really, given that he’s figured out the true circle of life, has solved parenting despite having zero children, and even thinks he can predict the curriculum of schools in 50 years. Maybe he’ll inspire some Year 11s in 2069.

As also seen on Comedy Central’s Roast Battle, Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central, and heard on Radio 4’s The News Quiz.

“On the cusp of greatness.”
London Evening Standard

“Charismatic, clever and self-aware… destined for great things.”
Guardian

“Sickeningly talented… never more than a few seconds away from another punchline.”
★★★★ Time Out

“A clever wordsmith with great timing… A cut above.”
★★★★ Independent

“James is flip your head back, laugh out loud, clap spontaneously, elbow the stranger next to you, snort uncontrollably and pee your pants funny.”
★★★★★ EdFestMag

Running Time: 1 hour (no interval)

Sir David & His Animals

The magic of David Attenborough live on stage! A blue whale swims through the ocean depths. Racer snakes pursue a young iguana across the desert. Watch as two hapless but enthusiastic clowns recreate extraordinary scenes of the natural world – a world teetering on the brink of disaster. Catch this sell-out five star show for an epic hour of clowning, physical theatre and the largest range of animals you will ever see on stage!

“Highly nuanced impressions and hilarious exchanges abound… The standing ovation probably says it all.”
★★★★★ Great Scott

“They are both superb at their craft.”
★★★★★ Glam Adelaide

“Memorable moments from Sir David Attenborough’s wildlife documentaries spring to life on stage in the most surprising and delightful way.”
★★★★½ The Advertiser

Created with support from Bristol Old Vic Ferment, Circomedia and the Festival Théâtre à Taulignan
Running Time: 1 hour (no interval)

Scotland!

The Latebloomers are, Oliver Nilsson (The Swede), Sam Dugmore (The Aussie) and Jonathan Tilley (The Londonder). Graduates of the Jacques Lecoq International Theatre School in Paris, currently based in Bristol. The award-winning comedy Scotland! is their first show together.

WINNER Best Comedy: Adelaide Fringe Weekly Award 2019
WINNER The Inspiration Award: Prague Fringe 2018
WINNER Spirit Of The Fringe Award: Paris Fringe 2018

“This might be one of my favourite fringe shows ever of any season, anywhere in the world.”
★★★★★ FringeFeed

“Take your Nan, take your mates, take the kids. This is one for everyone.”
★★★★★ The Adelaidian

“Scotland! is physical comedy at its best.”
★★★★ The West Australian

Running Time: 1 hour (no interval)

Great British Mysteries: 1599?

Do you like mysteries? Do you like historical inaccuracies? Do you know the difference between Thomas More and Roger Moore? Then read on…

Let us take you back to the 90s. The 1590s. 1599? is the follow-up to the company’s debut show from 2017. But set 400 years earlier. Confused? You will be. Great British Mysteries come to The Wardrobe Theatre for the first time following two sold-out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe.

In this edition, mystery hunters Olive and Teddy become embroiled with witches, haunted houses, and the scent of Cardinal Wolsey’s conscience. It’s like The Woman in Black meets KeyStage 2 Tudor History. Expect multi-roling, homemade sound effects and more gags than Henry VIII had wives. Seven?

“The choice one-liners keep coming.”
The Guardian

“Will have have you wiping tears from your eyes.”
★★★★ Broadway Baby

“Belly laughs… Had the audience roaring with laughter.”
★★★★ Mumble Comedy

“A hilarious mix of emotional weight and brilliant one-liners.”
★★★★ EdFringe Review

“An hour of crazy humour that is addictively laughter inducing.”
★★★★ Mind The Blog

Great British Mysteries are Will Close, Rose Robinson and Joseph Hancock. They create escapist, surrealist nonsense that takes you away from the real world. For 55 minutes. Rose’s credits include Absolutely Fine (Comedy Central), The Last Leg (Channel 4), Josh (BBC Three), The Pope (Netflix). She was a finalist in the Funny Women Awards, and was named one of the Metro’s 5 Women Rocking the Comedy World in 2018. In 2010, she also worked at the London Dungeons in the role of “wench”, a role which undoubtedly influenced her performance
in 1599? Will’s credits include 1927’s Golem, BBC Sketchorama, and also has past experience. “I used to work at Warwick Castle as a professional ghost, so I’m used to spending long hours in tights and pantaloons.”

Running Time: 1 hour (no interval)

How Does This Politics Thing Work Then?

Politics is boring. Politics is complicated. Politics is for adults… Rubbish! Politics is actually super important and can be made really fun, if you know how. Luckily Tatton Spiller (Simple Politics) and Tiernan Douieb (Comedy Club 4 Kids, CBBC’s The Slammer) know exactly how and will show you over 60 minutes just how to make sense of it all.

You might not be able to vote yet. You do have opinions, though. You know the world you want to see. You know what’s right and what’s wrong. Also, you want to have a fun. Comedy Club 4 Kids specialise in making children laugh and Simple Politics specialise in making them understand how politics works in a clear, informative and fun way. So we’ve teamed up for a show that keeps you entertained, engaged and informed so you can also shout at the telly along with your parents during Question Time!

“The ethos is just right.”
★★★★ The Telegraph on Comedy Club 4 Kids

“The perfect way to entertain the whole family.”
Three Weeks on Comedy Club 4 Kids

“Excellent show – we loved it. Kids and parents engaged and laughing out loud.”
Audience Feedback

“I thought politics was boring but that made sense and made me laugh a lot.”
Audience Feedback

Running Time: 1 hour (no interval)

Bristol Know Show

Looking for a lively night out, featuring comedy and performance about loads of different topics? We got you. From video games to dinosaurs, exploding stars to star-nosed moles, our performers will bring you a world of science-and-technology-vaguely-related-content, spiced with jokes to help the facts go down.

Brought to you by Sci X SW, Bristol-based science/comedy/entertainment collective.

Do you like finding out about the world around you? Do you also enjoy fun? Us too. We believe science is part of culture, and as such should be available, accessible, critiqued and generally not taken too seriously. We run events in Bristol and beyond where audiences can laugh and learn, and performers – even those without science training! – can share their specialist interests in creative ways. Hard to envisage? You can hear our previous events here.

Liza Treyger

Originally from the former Soviet Union, Liza Treyger was raised in Chicago before moving to NY. Liza was featured on the prestigious Variety’s 2017 Top 10 Comics to Watch list and was a standout performer at this year’s Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal.

Her half hour special for Comedy Central debuted in 2017 and she can most recently be seen on her Netflix special Degenerates.

Previously, she has appeared on Horace and Pete, Comedy Central’s @midnight, Adam Devine’s House Party and Joking Off. She is currently developing a show based on her life in her twenties in Chicago.

Running Time: 2 hours (with interval)

The Wardrobe Theatre Adult Christmas Show 2019

!!!The title of the 2019 Christmas Show will be announced very soon!!!

“Be prepared for your sides to ache for days afterwards.”
★★★★★ Bristol Post on Oedipuss In Boots

“Simply faultless… a triumph… so funny you will probably want to see it a more than once!”
★★★★★ The Fix on Reservoir Mogs

“If you are not shouting and clapping by the end of this two-hour hullabaloo, I’d be surprised.”
★★★★★ Stage Talk Magazine on The Rocky Shock

“An absolutely gold plated show, a must see.”
★★★★★ Broadway Baby on Goldilock, Stock & Three Smoking Bears

Jamali Maddix: Work In Progress

As seen on Live from the Apollo (BBC1), Hate The Thy Neighbour (Viceland) and coming up in his own Channel 4 series, critically acclaimed comedian Jamali Maddix is hitting the stage with nothing prepared. He might rely entirely on crowd work or pull out routines from his tour or bring you some brand new material, all is yet to be revealed but make sure you don’t miss the chance to see something completely unfiltered.

“Something to offend everyone.”
★★★★ The Sunday Times

“Sharp as a tack.”
The Spectator

“Maddix genuinely feels like a fresh voice.”
Chortle