comedy

A Tempest: A Play in One Act with a Play in Five Acts in it
The Crooked Hook

What is art? Who can be said to truly own a piece of art? Why did Leanne's father never hug her? All this and more answered in A Tempest, The Crooked Hook's debut production.
alt space 7 - Tent on the Square  Thu, Fri, Sat
comedy15+50 mins

What is art? Why did Leanne's father never hug her?
alt space 7  Thu, Fri, Sat
comedy15+50 mins


Andrew Silverwood: Reformed Terrorist
Fragility

★★★★ Award winning story teller, Andrew Silverwood is back with a new show all about growing up a rebel, water parks and a fraudulent family pass to the Wildlife Reserve.
Golden Lion  Thu, Fri, Sat
stand-up comedy16+ content 60 mins

About growing up a rebel, water parks and a fraudulent family pass.
Golden Lion  Thu, Fri, Sat
stand-up comedy16+ content60 mins


Bananas - The Return
Pig's Ear Productions

The Great Surmo returns to the streets this year as one of his many other alter – egos, Marcel Marcewho? befuddling with some classic tricks and illusions from the magic world.
alt space various  Thu, Fri Sat, Sun
comedy/tragi-comedy, magic all ages 15 mins

Classic tricks and illusions on the streets of Barnstaple.
alt space various  Thu, Fri Sat, Sun
comedy, magic all ages 15 mins


BEOWULF
Autojeu Theatre

Autojeu bring to life one of history's most famous tales. See Beowulf stride, fight and flounder in this physical performance. Riotously funny. Autojeu go Scandinavian.
St Anne's  Thu, Fri Sat
clown, storytelling, music8+60 mins

Autojeu bring to life one of history's most famous tales. Riotously funny.
St Anne's  Thu, Fri Sat
clown, storytelling, music8+60 mins


Bummer and Lazarus
Big Egg Theatre

In a change to the brochure, Big Egg Theatre have cancelled their performances.
Pannier Market - alt space 18  Thu, Fri, Sat
 

In a change to the brochure, Big Egg Theatre have cancelled their performances.
alt space 18  Thu, Fri, Sat


Caravan of Love
Theatre Nation

Two one-act plays. Two caravans. The lovers. A dark stormy night. A Hitcher arrives. Longing in a trapped space. Who wins? Meanwhile. A couple celebrate the anniversary from hell.
alt space 21 - White Moose  Thu, Fri, Sat
drama, black comedy, 15+ content 60 mins

Two one-act plays: passion in a tiny space; the anniversary from hell.
alt space 21  Thu, Fri, Sat
black comedy, 15+ content 60 mins


Coccinellidae
The Cutlery Crew

A 6ft woman and a sex doll take on femininity! An unapologetic romp into the apologetic world of women. What if we maximised a woman instead of minimising her? It's time to go BIG.
St Anne's  Fri, Sat, Sun
theatre14+ 55 mins

A 6ft woman and a sex doll take on femininity! It's time to go BIG.
St Anne's  Fri, Sat, Sun
theatre14+ 55 mins


Constellations
Benny&Kate

What if we live in a multiverse where all possibilities exist and every relationship can take infinite paths? A scientist and a beekeeper's worlds collide in Nick Payne's moving play.
St Anne's  Thu, Sat, Sun
drama, comedy15+ content 60 mins

A scientist and a beekeeper's worlds collide in Nick Payne's moving play.
St Anne's  Thu, Sat, Sun
drama, comedy15+ content 60 mins


EDDIE SUMMERS - ROCKET FUEL!
Eddie Summers

Explosive Eddie's looking for one lucky new flat mate... Super fast funny/chaotic giant bunny! Highly Recommended! "A uniquely brilliant high-octane comedian!" - FRINGE REVIEW
alt space 7 - Tent on the Square  Fri, Sat, Sun
comedy16+50 mins

Explosive Eddie's looking for one lucky new flat mate...
alt space 7  Fri, Sat, Sun
comedy16+50 mins


Failing at ADDulthood
Pink Castor

A one-woman show on how ADHD affects women in their early adulthood, whilst exploring a mother-daughter relationship and how ADHD affects that relationship.
Southgate  Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
spoken word, comedy14+40 mins

How ADHD affects a mother-daughter relationship.
Southgate  Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
spoken word, comedy14+40 mins


FLASH GORDON - VINTAGE RADIO MAYHEM
Up Close Theatre

Vintage "Flash Gordon" - fast paced production of the original 1930s radio serial drama. Performed live on stage with a modern twist of mayhem, three actors and live sound-effects.
Castle Centre  Thu, Sat, Sun
comedy, drama11+60 mins

Vintage Flash Gordon with live sound-effects and added mayhem.
Castle Centre  Thu, Sat, Sun
comedy, drama11+60 mins


Friendly Ever After
NOS Three

This is a lovely story of two clowns cultivating true friendship. But between many jokes, arguments and funny situations, they are about to realise that this is not an easy job.
alt space 7 - Tent on the Square  Fri, Sat, Sun
clowning5-1260 mins

Two clowns cultivating friendship. But realising it's not an easy job.
alt space 7  Fri, Sat, Sun
clowning5-1250 mins


How the West Was Lost
The Bard of Windmill Hill

A treatise for our troubled times encompassing tragedy, history and comedy; satire, philosophy and social comment; drama, theatricality and hilarity.
Guildhall  Thu, Fri, Sat
spoken word, satire14+60 mins

A treatise for our troubled times - tragedy, history and comedy.
Guildhall  Thu, Fri, Sat
spoken word, satire14+60 mins


In The Glare of the Neon Yak
Robert Garnham

A sleeper service on a cold night. Rumours of a Neon Yak stalking hapless circus performers in the dark, dark woods. Comedy and spoken word collide head on in this new show.
Castle Centre  Fri, Sat, Sun
spoken word, comedy16+50 mins

Rumours of a Neon Yak stalking circus performers in a train.
Castle Centre  Fri, Sat, Sun
spoken word, comedy16+50 mins


It's Literally Harry and Chris
Harry and Chris

After sell-out runs of their 2016 and 2017 shows at the Edinburgh Fringe, Harry and Chris bring their unique mix of comedy, melody and poetry to Theatre Fest! ★★★★★ The Sunday Post
Guildhall  Thu, Fri, Sat
comedy-jazz-rapall ages45 mins

Unique mix of comedy, melody and poetry! ★★★★★ The Sunday Post
Guildhall  Thu, Fri, Sat
comedy-jazz-rapall ages45 mins


Kevin, King of Egypt
Rob Gee

Kevin thinks he's the king of Egypt. ★★★★★ “Uproarious!" London Pub Theatres. ★★★★ “A mind-roasting bipolar joy-ride" Victoria Times. Winner: Best Solo Show, Victoria Fringe
Golden Lion  Fri, Sat, Sun
comedy, spoken word16+ content55 mins

Kevin thinks he's the king of Egypt. “A mind-roasting bipolar joy-ride"
Golden Lion  Fri, Sat, Sun
comedy, spoken word16+ content55 mins


Losing my Mindfulness
Outside the Frame

Come to my Mindfulness workshop and live in the moment even if that moment is f**king terrible. Come! Or not, it's fine either way. I'm fine. EVERTHING is fine!!!
Golden Lion  Fri, Sat, Sun
comedy drama18+ content50 mins

Come to my Mindfulness workshop. Or not. It's fine either way. I'M FINE!!!
Golden Lion  Fri, Sat, Sun
comedy drama18+ content50 mins


Milkshake
The Jolly Oddities

What have milk and an ice-cream van got in common? Cows! But these girls are dairy free. A fun look at why we drink milk. Shaking up old habits to leave you bubbling with excitement.
alt space 19 - The Square  Thu, Fri, Sat
comedy, street theatre4+20 mins

A fun look at why we drink milk to leave you bubbling with excitement.
alt space 19  Thu, Fri, Sat
comedy, street theatre4+20 mins


MONSTER
Croon productions

A toy theatre horror film. Escaped monsters! Who will save us? Why does the girl ALWAYS fall over? Why does the car not start? A shark, a giant spider, a bat... two hotel managers!!!
Baptist Hall  Thu, Sat, Sun
puppet theatregrown-ups (10+)50 mins

A toy theatre horror film. Escaped monsters! Who will save us?
Baptist Hall  Thu, Sat, Sun
puppet theatregrown-ups (8+)50 mins


Moondance
Chris White

Part epic poem, part fan-fic, part dream, Moondance is a spoken-word show about Spider-Man, fate and the things we can't control.                        
Golden Lion  Thu, Sat, Sun
spoken word, comedy12+ content60 mins

A show about Spider-Man, fate and the things we can't control.
Golden Lion  Thu, Sat, Sun
spoken word, comedy12+ content60 mins


My Big Fat Tudor Wedding
Total Theatre School

'Regal Tudor Gent seeks six wives to share frequent banqueting. Must be able to tolerate tyrannical behaviour. Time wasters will be divorced or beheaded.' Who will Henry choose?!
Baptist Hall  Fri, Sat, Sun
comedy7+60 mins

'Regal Tudor Gent seeks six wives' Who will Henry choose?!
Baptist Hall  Fri, Sat, Sun
comedy7+60 mins


Nature Knows Best
TicTac Theatre

In a delightfully funny series of two person plays, Nature Knows Best looks at love and life through the eyes of a seagull duo, a couple of seahorses and a pair of sheep.
Guildhall  Thu, Sat, Sun
comedy, physical theatre11+ content60 mins
 

Love and life through the eyes of a variety of creatures.
Guildhall  Thu, Sat, Sun
comedy, physical theatre11+ content60 mins
 


Outside of the Box
Circle of Spears

Xandra, a viper journalist, Yates, her criminal associate & Zebb her rather secretive landlord, think they have the measure of each other but all fail to think Outside of the Box.
Guildhall  Thu, Sat, Sun
comedy12+45 mins

Do Xandra, Yates and Zebb really have the measure of each other?
Guildhall  Thu, Sat, Sun
comedy12+45 mins


Release the Womb
Shelley Szender Poet

One woman show - a comedic, self-deprecating, observational and very candid outlook on life from a middle-aged woman battling with menopause and staving off old age and relationships.
alt space 15 - Escape Down The Rabbit Hole  Fri, Sat,
comedy, poetry, stand-up16+ content20 mins

A comedic take on the menopause and staving of old age.
alt space 15  Fri, Sat,
poetry, stand-up16+ content20 mins


Richards: Short Plays for Marvellous People
Paul Richards

Join comedy writer/performer Paul Richards for three beautifully comedic plays in one hour. "Simple yet imaginative, it's a charming show that'll tickle you silly." - Visit Dublin.
Castle Centre  Fri, Sat, Sun
comedy12+60 mins

Three beautifully comedic plays in one hour.
Castle Centre  Fri, Sat, Sun
comedy12+60 mins


SESKA - SPOT THE DIFFERENCE!
SESKA

Fab family party atmosphere, hilarious entertainment and a competition all in one. Seska is one of the craziest funniest comedy magicians in the UK. Don't miss this!
alt space 7 - Tent on the Square  Fri, Sat, Sun
family comedy, magic3+50 mins

Seska is one of the craziest funniest comedy magicians in the UK.
alt space 7  Fri, Sat, Sun
family comedy, magic3+50 mins


The Amazing Guy Show
Thom Peterson

Thom Peterson is "The Amazing Guy!" A one-man flash mob of magic and comedy. Join this self-deluded American for just one night and you will believe that unicorns are real!
alt space 7 - Tent on the Square  Thu, Sat, Sun
comedy-magic14+45 mins

A one-man flash mob of magic and comedy.

alt space 7  Thu, Sat, Suncomedy-magic14+45 mins


The Complete History of Comedy
The Fabulous Old Spot Theatre Company

The Complete History of Comedy: a piece of most excellent edutainment brought to you by Mr Oliver H Crick, Actor and Polymath in which attempts will be made to make you laugh!
alt space 7 - Tent on the Square  Thu, Sat, Sun
comedy9-9060 mins

What it says on the tin!
alt space 7  Thu, Sat, Sun
comedy9-9060 mins


The Miller's Story
Clown Noir

The Miller's Story, a fun filled romp of Medieval naughtiness in an adaptation of Chaucer's The Miller's Tale. Come along and join me in a night of revelry, song and dance.
St Anne's  Fri, Sat, Sun
theatre, clown15+ content50 mins

A fun filled romp of naughtiness, revelry, song and dance.
St Anne's  Fri, Sat, Sun
theatre, clown15+ content50 mins


The Numbers Station
White Hippos Productions

In a top secret location, a lone radio operative discovers the conspiracy to end all conspiracies.                                                                                                      
Southgate  Thu, Sat, Sun
comedy drama15+ content45 mins

A lone radio operative discovers the conspiracy to end all conspiracies.
Southgate  Thu, Sat, Sun
comedy drama15+ content45 mins


The O.S. Map Fan Club
Helen Wood

Join O.S. enthusiast, Helen Wood, for a humorous exploration of the much-loved, fold-out, paper map and, with sheet 168, be led on a fascinating, laughter-filled, virtual ramble.
Baptist Hall  Thu, Fri, Sat
comedy, theatreadults (10+)60 mins

A fascinating, laughter-filled, virtual ramble with O.S. sheet 168.
Baptist Hall  Thu, Fri, Sat
comedy, theatreadults (10+)60 mins


The Two Robbies
Rob Barratt and Robert Garnham

An hour of whimsy and rhyming from two of the South West's funniest poets, both of whom are called Rob.                                                                                    
Golden Lion  Thu, Fri, Sat
spoken word, comedy16+60 mins

Whimsy and rhyming from two of the South West's funniest poets
Golden Lion  Thu, Fri, Sat
spoken word, comedy16+60 mins


Things Can Only Get Better
The Theatre Dossiers

A girl sifts through propaganda surrounding the 2003 Iraq War to pin down the reasons and motivations for the UK's involvement. Tony Blair, on the other hand, thinks he's Madonna.
St Anne's  Fri, Sat, Sun
political comedy12+ content 40 mins

A girl sifts through propaganda surrounding the 2003 Iraq War.
St Anne's  Fri, Sat, Sun
political comedy12+ content 40 mins


T.S. Idiot & His Orchestral Testicles
We Are Uncollective

T.S. Idiot combines spoken word with his papier mache backing band The Orchestral Testicles. Expect silliness, sexiness and some sincerity from the young punk poet.
Golden Lion  Thu, Sat, Sun
spoken word, comedy16+ content30 mins

Silliness, sexiness and some sincerity from this young punk poet.
Golden Lion  Thu, Sat, Sun
spoken word, comedy16+ content30 mins


WINGRID
ingrid dahle

How does a shy Norwegian who grew up in a village in the fjords end up in the UK performing stand up? "Fast rising comedian" Sunday Times "Endearingly zany" Three Weeks
Golden Lion  Fri, Sat, Sun
comedy16+ content60 mins

How does a shy Norwegian end up in the UK performing stand up?
Golden Lion  Fri, Sat, Sun
comedy16+ content60 mins