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Present Laughter

Present Laughter

written by Noel Coward

directed by Nicki Pope


At the centre of his own universe sits matinee idol Garry Essendine: suave, hedonistic and too old, says his wife, to be having numerous affairs.


His line in harmless, infatuated debutantes is largely tolerated but playing closer to home is not.


Just before he escapes on tour to Africa the full extent of his misdemeanours is discovered. And all hell breaks loose.


Set in the swinging 60s with a soundscape to match - this production brings alive Coward's play in a whole new way.

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The Taste Of Things (12A)

The Taste Of Things (12A)

France, 1889: simmering passions between a master chef and his longtime partner bubble over in this sumptuous award-winning period love story.


Cannes 2023 award winner for best director among many others.


Cast: Juliette Binoche, Patrick d'Assumcao, Benoit Magimel, Emmanuel Salinger


Director; Anh Hung Tran


Runtime: 135


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Friday 14 Jun 202420:00 Book Now

Mostly Comedy - June 2024

Mostly Comedy - June 2024

Hitchin’s popular comedy club continues its 2024 season at the QUEEN MOTHER THEATRE. Join host DAVID EPHGRAVE for a mixed bill of the best names in comedy.

 

20th June’s Hitchin line-up features:

 

Stand-up from JOSIE LONG

(BBC New Comedy Award & EdFringe Best Newcomer winner. Three-time Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee)

(Seen on ‘Have I Got News For You, ‘8 Out of 10 Cats / 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown’, ‘Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled’, ‘Never Mind The Buzzcocks’ and ‘House of Games’)

‘One of the finest stand-ups. Razor sharp and mercilessly self-deprecating’ ★★★★ (Telegraph)

‘Builds delightful comedy worlds’ ★★★★ (Times)

‘Every bit as funny as heartfelt’ ★★★★ (Guardian)

★★★★ (Time Out)

★★★★ (Metro)

★★★★ (Scotsman)

 

Stand-up from JULIETTE BURTON

(Guardian and Sunday Times-recommended. Featured in The Telegraph’s Top 25 Rising Stars, and The Times’ Best of Edinburgh Festivals 2018.)

(Included in The Telegraph, i Newspaper & Evening Standard’s best Fringe jokes lists.)

’Burton drips with charm - joyous’ (Times)

‘A force to be reckoned with. Educational and hilarious’ ★★★★★ (EdFest Magazine)

‘Seriously very funny’ ★★★★★ (Daily Mirror)

‘Powerful’ ★★★★ (Sunday Express)

 

Hosted by DAVID EPHGRAVE

(Featured in The Times, Daily Telegraph, Comedy Central, i Newspaper, Scotsman and Edinburgh Evening News best Fringe jokes lists.)

‘As smooth as they come’ (BBC)

‘Refreshingly down-to-earth…devastatingly witty’ (EdFest Magazine)

‘A very likeable stand-up, confident but not cocky, and a lot of fun to spend time with…a natural entertainer’ (View From the Gods)

‘Fringe veteran’ (ThreeWeeks)

‘Wonderfully innovative comedy’ (Broadway Baby)

 

Bar at 7:00pm. Starts at 8.00pm. Tickets £15.

Line-up may be subject to last-minute alteration.

 

PRESALE TO MOSTLY COMEDY MAILING LIST ON SATURDAY 6TH APRIL AT 10:00AM. GENERAL SALE ON MONDAY 8TH APRIL AT 10:00AM (SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY).   

 

There are no refunds in the case of a line-up change. Visit www.mostlycomedy.co.uk to join their mailing list and take advantage of the presale.

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Thursday 20 Jun 202420:00 Book Now

Krapp's Last Tape

Krapp's Last Tape

written by Samuel Beckett

directed by Matt Gray


In Beckett's critically acclaimed play, an aging man, who lives a lonely and shabby existence in a darkened room, listens to a taped recording of himself as a young man.


A tour-de-force for one man, is the most affectionate portrait of a character that Beckett has ever done: an aging man who lives a lonely and shabby existence in a darkened room. At year's end, he takes out a bottle of wine, a banana and his tape recorder, and he listens as his own voice from the past recounts the glories and hopes of his youth.

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Junior Showcase 2024

Junior Showcase 2024

Come and watch the Bancroft Juniors end of year Showcase.


An evening of comedy and drama presented by our talented 8-13 year olds.


Covering everything from football to mobile phones, school-life to love lives. A fun and delightful evening for all ages.

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Friday 12 Jul 202419:45 Book Now
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Mostly Comedy - 25 Jul '24

Mostly Comedy - 25 Jul '24

Hitchin’s popular comedy club rounds off a week of gigs with two nights at the QUEEN MOTHER THEATRE. Join host DAVID EPHGRAVE for a mixed bill of the best names in comedy.

 

Thursday 25th July’s Hitchin line-up features:

 

Stand-up from ZOE LYONS

(Seen on BBC’s ‘Live at The Apollo’, ‘Have I Got News For You’, ‘QI’ and ‘Mock The Week’)

(Heard on BBC Radio 4’s ‘Just a Minute’, ‘The News Quiz’ and ‘The Now Show’)

‘Lyons has what it takes to delight any crowd’ ★★★★ (Guardian)

‘Confident and razor sharp’ (Observer)

‘I don’t think I have laughed so hard at a stand-up show in my life’ (Edinburgh Guide)

‘Probably the most impressive British female comic on the circuit’ (The Skinny)

‘I have renewed faith in stand-up comedy after seeing Zoe Lyons’ (Australian Stage)

 

Stand-up from DANIEL COOK

(Seen in C4’s ‘Babylon’ and ‘Toast’, and Netflix’s ‘Man vs Bee’)

‘Cook possesses a quality that simply makes him funny’ ★★★★ (The List)

‘Had the crowd roaring with laughter’ ★★★★(Three Weeks)

‘This is excellent standup’ ★★★★ (EdFest Magazine)

‘A genuine treat’ (List)

★★★★ Broadway Baby

 

Hosted by DAVID EPHGRAVE

(Featured in The Times, Daily Telegraph, Comedy Central, i Newspaper, Scotsman and Edinburgh Evening News best Fringe jokes lists.)

‘As smooth as they come’ (BBC)

‘Refreshingly down-to-earth…devastatingly witty’ (EdFest Magazine)

‘A very likeable stand-up, confident but not cocky, and a lot of fun to spend time with…a natural entertainer’ (View From the Gods)

‘Fringe veteran’ (ThreeWeeks)

‘Wonderfully innovative comedy’ (Broadway Baby)

 

Bar at 7:00pm. Starts at 8.00pm. Tickets £15.

Line-up may be subject to last-minute alteration. 

 

PRESALE TO MOSTLY COMEDY MAILING LIST ON SATURDAY 25TH MAY AT 10:00AM. GENERAL SALE ON MONDAY 27TH MAY AT 10:00AM (SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY).  

 

There are no refunds in the case of a line-up change. Visit www.mostlycomedy.co.uk to join their mailing list and take advantage of the presale.

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Thursday 25 Jul 202420:00 Book Now

Mostly Comedy - 26 July '24

Mostly Comedy - 26 July '24

Hitchin’s popular comedy club rounds off a week of gigs with two nights at the QUEEN MOTHER THEATRE. Join host DAVID EPHGRAVE for a mixed bill of the best names in comedy.

 

Friday 26th July’s Hitchin line-up features:

 

Stand-up from SHAPARAK KHORSANDI

(Seen on ‘Live at The Apollo’, ‘Have I Got News For You’, ‘QI’, ‘8 Out of 10 Cats’ and ‘Mock the Week’)

‘Makes live comedy thrilling’ (Evening Standard)

‘Has plenty to say, and says it with pointedness and potency’ ★★★★ (Guardian)

‘Playful, sharp, fast-paced with smark punchlines’ ★★★★(Chortle)

‘Has the crowd in the palm of her hand’ (List)

 

Stand-up from NORMAN LOVETT

(Holly in BBC’s ‘Red Dwarf)

‘Exquisite stand-up comedy’ (Guardian)

‘It’s not an act – this man really is this funny’ (Scotsman)

‘He is funnier than ever’ (Evening Standard)

‘Lovett turns aimlessness into an art’ (Times)

‘A true original’ (Chortle)

 

Hosted by DAVID EPHGRAVE

(Featured in The Times, Daily Telegraph, Comedy Central, i Newspaper, Scotsman and Edinburgh Evening News best Fringe jokes lists.)

‘As smooth as they come’ (BBC)

‘Refreshingly down-to-earth…devastatingly witty’ (EdFest Magazine)

‘A very likeable stand-up, confident but not cocky, and a lot of fun to spend time with…a natural entertainer’ (View From the Gods)

‘Fringe veteran’ (ThreeWeeks)

‘Wonderfully innovative comedy’ (Broadway Baby)

 

Bar at 7:00pm. Starts at 8.00pm. Tickets £15.

Line-up may be subject to last-minute alteration. 


PRESALE TO MOSTLY COMEDY MAILING LIST ON SATURDAY 1ST JUNE AT 10:00AM. GENERAL SALE ON MONDAY 3RD JUNE AT 10:00AM (SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY).  

 

There are no refunds in the case of a line-up change. Visit www.mostlycomedy.co.uk to join their mailing list and take advantage of the presale.

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Friday 26 Jul 202420:00 Book Now

Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty

written and directed by Richard and Dee Lovelock


This years pantomime Sleeping Beauty is the classic fairy tale of good overcoming the evil plans of the wicked witch Ghasthag.


Will the Princess Beauty fall asleep for one hundred years?

Will the dashing Prince save her?

Will Nurse Moneypenny finally get her man?


A spectacular show with a sprinkling of magic, a lot of audience participation, plenty of fun, special effects, music and dance along the way, will all be there in this years pantomime.


The perfect pre-Christmas festive treat for the entire family promises to be the show of your dreams.


**EARLY BIRD OFFER**
BOOK BEFORE 1st OCTOBER AND GET 10% OFF YOUR TICKET PRICE!

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Sleeping Beauty - Adults Only

Sleeping Beauty - Adults Only

written and directed by Richard and Dee Lovelock


This years pantomime Sleeping Beauty is being given a saucy adult make-over...for ONE NIGHT ONLY!


Following the success of our adult-only version of Dick Whittington - the team will be casting their naughty, mischievous spell onto Sleeping Beauty!


Will the Princess Beauty fall asleep for one hundred years?

Will the dashing Prince save her?

Will Nurse Moneypenny finally get her man?


A spectacular show with a sprinkling of magic, a lot of audience participation, plenty of naughty adult fun, special effects, music and dance along the way.


OVER 18's ONLY


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Thursday 12 Dec 202419:30 Book Now