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On Tour: Nabil Abdul Rashid - N.A.B.I.L

We are super excited to announce yet another UK Tour for 2021

After reaching the final of Britain’s Got Talent 2020, Nabil Abdulrashid brings his brand-new stand-up show on tour.

From growing up under military rule in northern Nigeria to falling into legal trouble as a teenager in south London, join Nabil as he recollects the remarkable, chaotic and sometimes tragic (but always hilarious) story of his life so far.

Expect a night of “unapologetically funny” (Telegraph) stand-up as Nabil charts his journey from humble beginnings (and middles) to one of UK comedy’s most talked about rising stars.

"Refreshingly radical fare, smartly woven into a gag-packed set… a fresh comic voice”
– The Telegraph

 

"The star by a wide margin… animated by a sardonic intelligence and sharp eye for the absurdities of racial discourse”
– The Guardian

 

"Defiant and fearless”
– The Metro

 

2nd December - First dates of the UK tour now on sale here

4th December - Full UK tour now on sale

On Tour: Nabil Abdul Rashid - N.A.B.I.L

News story posted on 30-11-2020 10:00

Announcement; The (Steve) Royle Variety Performance

For years, Steve Royle was been encouraged by family and friends to audition for ITV's Britain's Got Talent, but didn't expect to get far. However in August 2020, Steve became the first act sent through to the final, impressing judges with his comedy juggling routines, and eventually coming third overall, in a popular years fro comedians and magicians.

For 51-year-old Steve, this is the latest journey in a rich history in the world of entertainment.

Hailing from Chorley in the North West, he holds the world record for balancing a Christmas tree on his chin, and for balancing an ironing board on his foot. Despite being a highly skilled juggler, Steve never forgets the comedy, and has a highly honed arsenal of one liners and routines suitable for any audience.

Now, comedian, juggler and variety star Steve Royle brings his new show 'The (Steve) Royle Variety Performance' to theatres nationwide, going back on the road, with a fun-filled evening suitable for all the family.

Steve will visit: Salford, Barnsley, Middlesbrough, Chorley, Barnard Castle, Leeds, Burnley, Northwich, Kettering, Camberley, Newcastle, Northallerton, Wolverhampton, Norwich, Lowestoft, Peterborough, Eastbourne, Hayes, Exeter, Bridgwater, Taunton, London, Llanelli and Poole - phew!!

Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10am

Full dates and ticket links are available here

"You’re naturally funny, end-of-the-pier British which is what I like”
– Simon Cowell

 

"You’re the heart and soul of [Britain’s Got Talent] because you come out and make everyone smile”
– Alesha Dixon

 

"A Brilliant Comedian”
– Peter Kay

 

Show format: 2x 40mins

Age suitability: All ages

Announcement; The (Steve) Royle Variety Performance

News story posted on 25-11-2020 10:00

2021 Tour now on sale: Jon Courtenay

Jon Courtenay brings his show What’s It All About? to UK Theatres, kicking off in Blackpool on the 12th December 2020, and finishing in Peterborough on the 4th November 2021.

Comedian and musician Jon Courtenay is the first ever Golden Buzzer act to win Britain’s Got Talent.

Long before triumphing in the 2020 final, Jon was a powerhouse live performer with decades of experience touring the world.

Become part of Jon’s journey of a lifetime where you will roar with laughter, maybe shed a few tears and definitely be inspired by his music and the hilarious tales of his family, relationships and life on tour. With a soundtrack including all his Britain’s Got Talent songs and music spanning the classics to rock n roll, you are guaranteed a rip-roaring night of music and comedy. This will be a night to remember!

Catch Jon in Blackpool, Salford, Ipswich Norwich, Kettering, Wolverhampton, Barnsley, Northallerton, Newcastle, Chorley, Barnard Castle, Alnwick, Exeter, Barnstaple, Camberley, Ellesmere Port, Middlesbrough, Leeds, Hayes, Maidstone, London, Farnham, Eastbourne, Crewe, Camarthen, and Peterborough!

Full dates and ticket links available here - don't delay! Tickets make excellent Christmas presents!!

Before Covid-19, it was only the top 4.8% of those working in our industry that earned above the average UK wage, but since March this year not only has this industry suffered a crisis, like everyone else, but in parts suffered complete annihilation.

Theatres and music venues have been closed for most of the year, festivals and outdoor concerts were abandoned, and tens of thousands of people working in all parts of the industry, mostly on a freelance ‘job-to-job’ basis, have been left to fend for themselves with little or no support from the Government - not qualifying for furlough, or any other scheme that has been offered. The Royal Variety Charity has faced the demands and challenges of owning and operating its own residential and nursing care home, Brinsworth House, for elderly members of the entertainment profession.

They have worked relentlessly to ensure a Royal Variety Performance was produced, in some shape or form this year, in order to raise such critical funds for an industry in an unprecedented crisis. This year’s show will be staged in Blackpool, at the Opera House within the Winter Gardens, on the evening of Sunday 29th November. Jon Courtenay will ofcouse be there, after his winning performance on this years 'Britain's Got Talent'

For the very first time they will be staging the show with a virtual theatre audience, allowing people to watch the show live from the comfort of their own home.

As usual, the theatrical show will be edited to a shortened version for broadcast on ITV1 a couple of weeks later and then throughout the world over the Christmas and New Year period.