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Welcome to The UK Kids’ Comedy Festival set to entertain hundreds of children, young people and their families from 5-23 February 2020.

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CONTACT FESTIVAL INFORMATION A-Z SHOW LISTINGS VENUE INFORMATION

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The first festival back in February 2019 was a huge success and we’re delighted to be back with more shows, events and activities. The festival takes place in venues across Leicester & Leicestershire and all the information you need is contained in this brochure. Enjoy flicking through the pages and once you’ve planned what you want to see/enjoy, tickets are now available from our website www.ukkidscomedyfestival.co.uk

A huge thank you to all the performers, artists, promoters and venues who are getting involved. A massive thanks must also go to our partners who continue to help us put the festival on; thanks to Curve, The Mighty Creatives and The Spark Arts for Children. Thanks also to Red Monkey and De Montfort University for their support of the festival. Cheers!

Geoff Rowe Festival Director, Big Difference Company

If you have any comments about the festival, do get in touch via our website

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FESTIVAL INFORMATION UK KIDS’ COMEDY FESTIVAL CODE: Here at Big Difference Company we really care about children , young people and families and want The UK Kids’ Comedy Festival to be as wonderful, safe and fun as possible. In order to do this we have put a few things in place to make the Festival run smoothly for you and your family:

CONTACT Big Difference Company, LCB Depot, 31 Rutland Street, Leicester LE1 1RE

Registered charity 1135167 Tel: 0116 261 6812 Email: info@bigdifferencecompany.co.uk Website: www.bigdifferencecompany.co.uk

HOW TO BOOK TICKETS: Tickets for all festival shows are available from our festival box office. Give the helpful ticketing team a call on 0116 456 6812 or click on www.ukkidscomedyfestival.co.uk. The ticket office will be open for telephone sales Monday – Friday from 10am-6pm. During the main festival dates, the phone line will also be staffed Saturdays (10am – 6pm) and Sundays (midday – 4pm).

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• All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult for all shows in The UK Kids’ Comedy Festival. You cannot drop them off and go elsewhere (even if there is a great Leicester Comedy Festival show you’d like to see!) • No photography is permitted at any UK Kids Comedy Festival shows. We will have a professional photographer who has been briefed in our photography policy. Everyone will have the opportunity to opt out of being included in published photographs. Speak to someone at the show to find out more about this. • Each venue at the UK Kids Comedy Festival will have at least one ‘child friendly’ member of staff or volunteer who has had our specific briefing. They will be wearing a special ‘The UK Kids’ Comedy Festival’ wristband.

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BOOKING FEES

ACCESS FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

We pass 100% of ticket income on to our venues, acts and promoters have worked hard to keep booking fees as low as possible, working with our ticketing partner Fringe Box Office. In 2020 there is an 80p booking fee charged on all tickets and a maximum booking charge of £4.80 per transaction. If you have any feedback on our centralised ticket office, do let us know by emailing info@comedy-festival.co.uk

All venues will be as accessible and family friendly as they can be. All the promoters and venues that put on events try and ensure that everyone is able to attend Festival events and have a comfortable time when they get there. We have produced a guide to visiting our venues for people with disabilities and this can be downloaded from our website or by contacting our main festival office. If you wish to speak to an individual venue about access requirements, you will find their contact details on page 22.

If you buy tickets from anywhere else, the booking fees and arrangements may be different so please check the terms and conditions when purchasing tickets. The UK Kids’ Comedy Festival is produced by Big Difference Company (registered charity 1135167) in partnership with Curve, The Mighty Creatives and Spark Arts for Children. If you want to contact the show promoter directly about tickets, contact details can be found on page 22.

We’ve included venue details (page 22) which show the location of Festival venues. We have tried to include postcodes for as many venues as possible so you can search online or type it into your Sat Nav.

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PRICE & TIMES: Prices for events are contained in this brochure; full price tickets are shown and relevant concession/discounted prices are shown in brackets. Discounts vary with different events, so check with the ticket office when booking. Start times indicate the time the performance will start; the venue may open before this, and you are advised to check opening times when booking tickets. We have also tried to suggest finish times (so you can enjoy more than one event in a day). It is difficult to guarantee finish times as comedy shows do sometimes overrun but we hope the estimates are useful.

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We work with over 20 promoters who take the responsibility for organising the individual events in the Festival programme. We co-ordinate the programme and provide overall marketing and publicity. This means that we do pass on your praise, comments and criticism to the relevant promoter or organiser of the event. We are keen to know what you think of events, venues, marketing, workshops and everything that takes place as part of the festival. Our contact details can be found on page 4 so please do get in touch!

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The UK Kids’ Comedy Festival present

Loving Laughing is an annual showcase of the comedic talents of primary school children, as part of Leicester Comedy Festival and The UK Kids’ Comedy Festival. Schools from across Leicester & Leicestershire get involved in comedy workshops to help young people develop: • • •

Confidence and increased self esteem Communication skills Presentation skills

The final takes place on Wednesday 5th February at The Y Theatre when the winning school will be crowned as the “Funniest School in Leicestershire”. For more information, and to register an interest in taking part, please visit www.ukkidscomedyfestival.co.uk/lovinglaughing

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A touring roadshow giving young people the opportunity to take to the stage, stand behind a microphone and tell their favourite joke! Get your kids ready with their jokes, come along and join in the fun. Sat 8th February Conkers, Moira

Sun 16th February The Lancaster Arms, Desford

Fri 14th February Leicester Morningside Arena

Mon 17th February Belgrave Library

Sat 15th February Focus Charity HQ

Wed 19th February Mowmacre Playground

More dates & venues to be added. For times & more information visit www.ukkidscomedyfestival.co.uk

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Sturgess Motor Group are pleased to support The UK Kids’ Comedy Festival. What do you call a man with a car on his head? Jack!

See our website for our latest offers on New & Used cars (but no more bad jokes, we promise!)

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LOVING LAUGHING An annual showcase of the comedic talents of primary schools children from across Leicester and Leicestershire! We have been working with young people to teach them the basics of joke telling and comedy performance and the participants will take to the stage to show off what they have learnt and we will crown one school the "funniest school in Leicestershire". ukkidscomedyfestival.co.uk/loving-laughing CHILDREN'S DATES:

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Coalville Library present

GIGGLY WRIGGLY READERS Join us at Coalville Library for a fun 30 minutes of funny stories and rhymes for 0-4 year olds and their parents and carers. https://www.leicestershire.gov.uk/leisure-and-community/libraries/find-a-library/coalville-library CHILDREN'S, MUSICAL DATES:

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GIGGLY WRIGGLY READERS Join us at Ashby de la Zouch Library for a fun 30 minutes of funny stories and rhymes for 0-4 year olds and their parents and carers. https://www.leicestershire.gov.uk/leisure-and-community/libraries/find-a-library/ashby-de-la-zouch-library CHILDREN'S, MUSICAL DATES:

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FUNNY FOLK TALES AND SILLY STORIES FROM TOM THE TALE TELLER Tom the Tale Teller who is joining us for Funny Folk Tales and Silly Stories for children 5 to 11 year olds and parents and carers. https://www.leicestershire.gov.uk/leisure-and-community/libraries/find-a-library/coalville-library CHILDREN'S, STORYTELLING DATES:

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KIDS COMEDY @ CONKERS Get ready for a great day of entertainment for all the family. There will be three punch & Judy shows throughout the day and we will be showcasing the amazing Kids Joke Spot. The Kids Joke Spot is a pop-up interactive activity for young people who want to know what it's like to be a comedy performer. The children will have the opportunity to get on stage and tell their own jokes into a microphone for their parents and passersby to enjoy. visitconkers.com

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Petite Pantos present

MAMA G'S STORY TIME ROADSHOW AT LEICESTER LGBT CENTRE Combining panto, drag and the art of storytelling this all-singing, partial-dancing extravaganza is filled with stories about being who you are and loving who you want. Let Mama G introduce you to her range of wonderful characters: groundbreaking astronauts, feuding fairies and goats with a wind problem; in stories that will make the whole family think, laugh and love! See our website for details of a pre-show children's art & craft event www.leicesterlgbtcentre.org CHILDREN'S, STORYTELLING DATES:

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HOW TO BOOK TICKETS: You can book tickets for all of our Festival shows from our Festival box office. Visit our website www.ukkidscomedyfestival.co.uk or give our friendly team a call on 0116 456 6812.

Century Theatre present

REGIONAL PREMIERE

NATIONAL FOREST'S FUNNIEST KIDS!

This is the chance to experience the first Coalville Funniest Kids Comedy Show. Children from around the region come to the Century Theatre to flex their comic biceps and give everyone a bit of a giggle. Featuring 4 age ranges and competition winners from schools around the town, we get ready to laugh at those funny kids. Every family has one! Winners receive prize and trophy. Judges are professionals from the industry. Get nominating your child. www.centurytheatre@leics.gov.uk CHILDREN'S DATES:

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SAMSON AND MABEL CHARGE AT YOU LIKE AN OX Samson and Mabel are the UK's youngest stand-up double-act! They've performed at Comedy Club 4 Kids, Latitude Festival, The Alternative Comedy Memorial Society and feature in the current series of CBBC's Horrible Histories. This show is full of hilarious stand up, comedy characters and surreal sketches but watch out for the mysterious cartoon cat animated by their Perrier/BAFTA-nominated dad Howard Read. Brilliant comedy for both adults and kids. www.howardread.com CHILDREN'S, SKETCH DATES:

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IT'S HOT, IT'S NOT Why is it that sometimes I'm hot but you're cold? Why are there puddles and sometimes not? How can it be sunny and rainy all at once and also not at all? And if it's summer here, why is it winter there? Some call it our nation's obsession but where would we be without the weather? It's Hot, It's Not is a celebration of climatic elements by the major international performance company Reckless Sleepers. Age guidance: 2-5 CHILDREN'S DATES:

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Arts and Heritage at UHL present

ROB GEE AT LEICESTER CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL SCHOOL Leicester legend and international, multi award winning stand up poet Rob Gee, has been playing word games and creating funny poems with children at the Leicester Royal Infirmary Children's Hospital for the last couple of months. He will share some of the highlights with patients and their families at this event. CHILDREN'S, SOLO SHOW DATES:

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Market Harborough Library present

SILLY WRIGGLY READERS Get ready for silly stories, ridiculous rhymes and fantastic fun for your little ones! We love to make you laugh and share our funniest tales and songs with you. Come along and have a giggle with us, all welcome! http://www.harboroughmuseum.org.uk/ CHILDREN'S, STORYTELLING DATES:

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Jericho Comedy present

AN IMPROVISED FUNERAL Join us at Leicester Cathedral for a completely improvised funeral! Taking your suggestions we will show the life and times of a fictitious individual. With vibrant vicars, horrendous hymns, and flashbacks to the life of the deceased. You'll die laughing as we urn your applause putting the fun into funeral. "refreshingly interactive" Opening Night. "Devilishly funny" Daily Info. "Dead Funny" Oxford Mail. www.improvfuneral.com IMPROV, IMMERSIVE DATES:

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COMEDY CLUB 4 KIDS Like the name says it's a Comedy Club for Kids! Cracking entertainment for everyone over six years old and under 400 years old (no vampires). We have the best comedians from the UK and world circuit doing what they do best... but without the rude bits! "A highlight for children... giving them a taste of some of the biggest names in comedy with the fun, rowdy feel of a real comedy club" - The Guardian. demontforthall.co.uk

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Big Difference Productions present

COMEDY IN THE DARK FOR KIDS A special version of this unique comedy experience. It's still comedy, and it's still dark... A perfect family show for half-term giggles! Please see www.comedyfestival.co.uk for more details and the line-up as it's announced. Recommended for 8 -12 years olds. Children need to be accompanied by a paying adult. CHILDREN'S, MIXED BILL DATES:

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JOE ZALIAS: HORRIBLE STUNTS FOR KIDS Horrible stunts for kids. An interactive kids comedy show featuring stunts, magic and jokes. How dangerous are the stunts? You decide. Guaranteed carnage, fun and hilarity. www.thedoorstepcomedyclub.com CHILDREN'S, SOLO SHOW DATES:

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Market Harborough Library and Museum present

JOKE PUPPETS Fancy some fun with puppets? Costumed session with museum expert, Jane Tugwell, who will have a ball playing puppet jokes whilst looking at how puppets have been used in comedy over the years. Children will also get the chance to make their own joke puppet, perfect for pranks! http://www.harboroughmuseum.org.uk/ CHILDREN'S, PUPPETRY DATES:

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Unexporcupine Publishing present

REGIONAL PREMIERE

OLAF FALAFEL'S IT'S ONE GIANT LEEK FOR MANKIND

Surrealist comedian, author, illustrator and Fringe favourite Olaf Falafel presents his latest book, It's One Giant Leek For Mankind. Inspired by the 50th anniversary of the historic 1969 moon landing, this hilarious silly show is packed full of jokes, farts, drawing, moon baboons and oversized vegetables! 'Brilliantly funny!' (Tim Peake, astronaut). www.unexporcupine.com CHILDREN'S, STORYTELLING DATES:

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ROAR WITH LAUGHTER, 2Funny Comedy @ The Lancaster Arms & Creatures Creatives Collectives present

2FUNNY COMEDY @ THE LANCASTER ARMS - DANNY DOLPHIN & THE NATION STATE Concluding our weekend of Love, Light, Laughter Weekend is story time for all. Please leave your date of birth at home. Make a mask, enjoy a short play and a reading of an animal fable. Writer Bobba Cass and illustrator Peter Buckley invite you to story time. Playwright & actor Ishi Khan, actor Rumbi & beatboxer Calum present a short play inspired by the book, Danny Dolphin & the Nation State. This is fun for everyone. CHILDREN'S, STORYTELLING DATES:

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ALDWINCKLES MAGIC COMEDY BRUNCH Professional Entertainer, Mitch Ward, will be performing in the coffee shop all morning with his unique comedic style tricks up close at your table, while you eat brunch! Remember to bring the family and visit early to make sure you've got a table as we won't be taking reservations, brunch will be available to purchase and if you have enjoyed the entertainment a donation would be very welcome. https://www.aldwincklescoffeehouse.co.uk

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REGIONAL PREMIERE

Why is there a piano in the canal? Who put it there? And what is the meaning of the Big C? Puppets and live piano music tell the story of The Lord of the Locks and Aspril's watery quest to answer these questions. Acclaimed children's concert series BabyGigs joins forces with The Puppet Fringe Theatre to bring you a mirth-filled musical tale. Puppets, live piano music and plenty of audience interaction throughout! www.babygigs.co.uk CHILDREN'S

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BRING YOUR OWN BABY COMEDY The lunchtime comedy club for parents and their babies is coming to Leicester! Enjoy the funniest comedians at the festival without needing to book a babysitter! With top comedy for mum and dad, plus toys, soft flooring and more for baby ... this show is a top night out during the day! "Promises to leave at least one of you crying with laughter" - Mother and Baby Magazine. Ages 16+ and under 12 months. www.byobcomedy.com/leicester for details. https://www2.le.ac.uk/hosted/attenborougharts/ EVENT DATES:

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JARRED CHRISTMAS & HOBBIT An hour of fantastic family fun and silliness for kids aged 5 to 100! Join award-winning comedian Jarred Christmas (as seen on CBBC's 'Joke Machine' and 'Dog Ate My Homework') and world champion beatboxer and UK loopstation champion, Hobbit, in an upbeat and energetic show packed with brilliant silliness, beatboxing, audience interaction and laughs galore. CHILDREN'S, MUSICAL DATES:

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Big Difference Company in partnership with Curve present

LAUGH TERM COMEDY SCHOOL A dedicated "school"for aspiring teenagers to develop their skills and experience of performing live comedy. Join the school each day and work with real life comedians to develop your very own comedy performance which will be performed on the Friday night in front of a live audience. Suitable for young people aged 13-18. ukkidscomedyfestival.co.uk/laugh-term-comedy-school CHILDREN'S DATES:

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KIDS COMEDY WORKSHOP Do you enjoy making people laugh? Develop your comedy skills with multi-award winning comic, Rob Gee ("Seriously funny" - Sunday Mirror). Rob will take you through the process of creating and performing your own comedy. Learn how to make an audience collapse into laughter - or groan and howl - as well as various tricks of the trade. Ages 8 to 11 years, all ability levels welcome. CHILDREN'S, INTERACTIVE DATES:

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KIDS COURT The award nominated Kids Court is back! Parents sit in the dock, in the court where the kids are in charge! With a Judge, Prosecution and Defence played by local comedians, children get the chance to put their parents or older siblings on trial and decide a suitable penalty for their misdemeanours, with you helping to decide whether they are guilty or not. www2.le.ac.uk/hosted/attenborougharts

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WORLD PREMIERE

SHIRLEY GOES POP (AGAIN)

Following Shirley's sell out show success in 2019, she returns with a brand new, hour long extravaganza. Make stuff, sing, dance, watch and join in with Shirley as she attempts to re-create favourite music videos and routines. Dance and craft your way to a happy half term with the one and only, family favourite Shirley. With no pressure to join in but ample opprtunities if you would like to, being part of a Shirley show is something truly unique! CHILDREN'S, IMMERSIVE DATES:

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Venue: Attenborough Arts Centre

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Time: 13:00 (14:00) Entry: £5

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Ian and Niamh Hall present

WORLD PREMIERE

THE BOOK OF DAFT - 3D! (FAMILY SHOW)

Daft father-and-daughter double act Ian and Niamh Hall (age 11) follow up two sell out shows with their latest jam-packed jamboree of daft fun for the whole family. Dress up, dance and sing along (if you'd like) to help bring a new chapter of 'The Book of Daft' to life - this time in 3D! Twice Best Kids Show nominees at Leicester Comedy Fest. "Brilliantly daft. Get caught up in the infectious, participatory bubble" Leicester Mercury CHILDREN'S, INTERACTIVE DATES:

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Venue: Attenborough Arts Centre

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Time: 11:00 (12:00) Entry: £5

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Megazone/ Discerning Nights present

MEGAZONE PRESENTS: COMEDY TAG - KIDS SHOW After last year's sold out show, Megazone and Daniel Nicholas, return with an hour of laser tag with a twist! You'll be allocated to a team lead by upcoming and established comedians, as you battle it out together to win in this Jungle themed event for kids . Featuring mini-games and arts and crafts! Limited tickets available. Head to www.megazoneleicester.co.uk to find out more. 0116 253 1153 CHILDREN'S, IMMERSIVE DATES:

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Venue: Megazone Leicester

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Time: 13:00 (15:00) Entry: £12

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Bright Buoy present

BLUE PLANET III Two idiots at the BBC are making another Blue Planet. Put on your polar ice caps and climb aboard an aquatic comedy adventure featuring swashbuckling swordfish, spannerhead sharks, and monsters at the bottom of the sea in this children's comedy show by the "hugely talented" (Chortle) Luke Rollason and the "hilarious" (The List) Christian Brighty. "Take the kids, take the parents, you will all have a laugh" (The Scotsman). CHILDREN'S, CLOWN DATES:

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Venue: Attenborough Arts Centre

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Time: 13:00 (14:00) Entry: £5

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Big Difference Company in partnership with Curve present

LAUGH TERM COMEDY SCHOOL SHOWCASE Join us for the culmination of our inaugural Laugh Term Comedy School. A showcase of young talent as participants from the School take to the stage and perform comedy, some of them, for the very first time. The have been working all week with professional comedians to learn the tricks of the trade. Come and spot the stars of the future. ukkidscomedyfestival.co.uk/laugh-term-comedy-school CHILDREN'S DATES:

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Venue: Curve

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Time: 17:30 (18:30) or 19:00 (20:00) Entry: £5

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Kyle D Evans / Foxy Comedy present

REGIONAL PREMIERE

MATHS MADNESS WITH KYLE D EVANS

Stacks of hilarious audience participation and some mind-bending mathematical concepts, all delivered in an accessible fashion for children & their parents. Kyle is an award winning maths communicator (Famelab UK, Winner 2016) and musical comedian (Best Stand-up, Swindon Fringe 2018) and regular contributor to BBC Radio 4's 'More or Less'. "A treasure chest of mathematical delights" - Wee Review. Note: All ages welcome, recommended 8+ www.kyledevans.com CHILDREN'S, SOLO SHOW DATES:

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Venue: King Richard III Visitor Centre

OUR LISTINGS KEY

Reserved Seating

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Time: 13:00 (14:00) & 15:00 (16:00) Entry: £5 advance or Pay What You Want

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Furthest From The Sea Music, Comedy and Arts CIC present

REGIONAL PREMIERE

THE EDI JOHNSTON BIT PRESENTS NITPICK

There are many holes in our modern day lives that we can pick at, and many issues to address; Why is Donald Trump's hair like that? Which series should I watch next on Netflix? Is a Jaffa Cake actually a Biscuit? How does a Ninja find romance at work? These thoughts and more crucial lifelong questions are addressed by Edi Johnston, a Ginger, Ukulele playing, Hiphop loving, tea drinking, sport following, comfortable shoe wearing musical comedian. www.edijohnstonbit.com MUSICAL, CHILDREN'S DATES:

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Venue: Knight & Garter

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Time: 20:30 (21:30) Entry: £5

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Oh So Funny Comedy present

THE EXTRAORDINARY TIME-TRAVELLING ADVENTURES OF BARON MUNCHAUSEN Amazing tales elegantly told. Top award-winning comedians and improvisors tell extravagant stories all based on the Adventures of Baron Munchausen. There will be swords, and duels, and elephants and castles built of cheese, and all of it is completely and irrefutably true. "Best Children's Show of the Fringe" WINNER, Greater Manchester Fringe. "All of the show was brilliant!" Festmag. "Excellent!" BBC Radio Leicester. www.timetravellingbaron.com CHILDREN'S, STORYTELLING DATES:

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Venue: Attenborough Arts Centre

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Time: 16:00 (17:00) Entry: £8 (£5)

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Attenborough Arts present

FAMILY EXTRAVAGANZA Funny Family Extravaganza! Join comedian Dan Nicholas and our friendly learning crew to see the funny side of things... expect belly laughs, silly stand up, and fun for all the family. Everyone is welcome and supported at this inclusive family event. Followed by a family friendly comedy art gallery tour. www2.le.ac.uk/hosted/attenborougharts CHILDREN'S, EVENT DATES:

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Venue: Attenborough Arts Centre

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Time: 11:00 (13:20) Entry: FREE

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Blue Jeans Management present

JARRED CHRISTMAS & HOBBIT: THE MIGHTY KIDS BEATBOX COMEDY SHOW Calling kids aged 5 to 100, join our MIGHTY gang! A sensational interactive show, where comedy and beatboxing collide with electrifying results. Pick-up beatboxing tips to impress your friends, make mind-blowing music and laugh through your pantaloons! Fantastic family fun and silliness galore, with awardwinning comedian Jarred Christmas and world renowned beatboxer Hobbit. Nominated for 'Best Kids Show' Leicester Comedy Fest 2017. CHILDREN'S DATES:

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Venue: PETER Pizzeria

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Time: 16:00 (17:00) Entry: £8

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Lord Rodney and Lord Russell present

RODNEY AND RUSSELL'S HOUSE OF TWADDLE @ THE GUILDHALL Following a sell-out show at the Leicester Comedy Festival 2019, this award nominated duo bring their unique Georgian gameshow to the Guildhall, specially written for the UK Kids Comedy Festival. If you don't know the difference between Bum Fodder, Fartleberries and Twiddle Poop then this fun-packed show will entertain children and adults alike. Nominated for the Leicester Comedy Festival 2019 Best Improv/Musical Show. CHILDREN'S, GAME SHOW DATES:

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Venue: The Guildhall

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Time: 11:00 (11:45) Entry: £3

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Austin Talent present

THE DARK ROOM FOR KIDS You and your family are stuck inside a live-action video game! How will you escape?! Pick options off the screen in this fun, fear-filled interactive adventure. Will you: A) Find light switch? B) Scream? C) Kick a Pokemon? If you win, there are terrible prizes! But if you lose, The Dark Room keeps whichever of your parents you like less. With over 4M YouTube hits and sell-out shows worldwide, can you escape the Dark Room? www.thejohnrobertson.com/thedarkroom/ CHILDREN'S, GAME SHOW DATES:

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Venue: Firebug

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Time: 17:00 (18:00) Entry: £8

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Reserved Seating

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Non Reserved Seating

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VENUE INFORMATION ALDWINCKLES COFFEE HOUSE

8c Church Street, Market Harborough, LE16 7AA

ATTENBOROUGH ARTS CENTRE Lancaster Road, Leicester, LE1 7HA 0116 252 2455

www.attenborougharts.com

CENTURY THEATRE

Ashby Road, Coalville, LE67 3LN

KING RICHARD III VISITOR CENTRE

NEW WALK MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY

0300 300 0900

0116 225 4900

4A St Martins, Leicester, LE1 5DB

www.kriii.com

KNIGHT & GARTER

PETER PIZZERIA

0116 303 3310

0116 254 5333

LEICESTER CATHEDRAL

PHOENIX

Hotel Street, Leicester, LE1 5AW

9 Welford Place, Leicester, LE1 6ZH

01530 278 444

St Martins House, 7 Peacock Lane, Leicester, LE1 5PZ

COALVILLE LIBRARY

0116 261 5200

0116 305 3565

LEICESTER LGBT CENTRE

High Street, Coalville, LE67 3EA

www.peterpizzeria.co.uk

4 Midlands Street, Leicester, LE1 1TG 0116 242 2800

www.phoenix.org.uk

www.leicestercathedral.org

PIED BULL

15 Wellington Street, Leicester LE1 6HH

CURVE

0116 254 7412

0116 242 3595 www.curveonline.co.uk/whats-on/shows

LEICESTER ROYAL INFIRMARY

Rutland Street, Leicester, LE1 1SB

53 New Walk, Leicester, LE1 7EA

49 Belton Street, Shepshed, LE12 9AA

THE GUILDHALL

Guildhall Lane, Leicester, LE1 5FQ 0116 253 2569

www.visitleicester.info/museums

Infirmary Square, Leicester, LE1 5WW

DE MONTFORT HALL

Granville Road, Leicester, LE1 7RU 0116 233 3111

www.demontforthall.co.uk

Symington Building,Adam and Eve Street, Market Harborough, LE16 7LT

FIREBUG

1 Millstone Lane, Leicester, LE1 5JN 0116 255 1228

0116 305 3627

www.harboroughmuseum.org.uk

www.firebugbar.co.uk

JUST THE TONIC AT THE SHED

5 Yeoman Street, Leicester, LE1 1UT 0116 262 5782

MARKET HARBOROUGH LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

THE LANCASTER ARMS

Station Road, Desford, LE9 9FP 01455 824265

THE Y

7 East Street, Leicester, LE1 6EY 0116 255 7066

www.leicesterymca.co.uk

MARKET HARBOROUGH METHODIST CHURCH

Northampton Road, Market Harborough,LE16 9HE

MEGAZONE LEICESTER

3 Gower Street, Leicester, LE1 3LH 0116 253 1153

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