6th April 2015
TIP OF THE WEEK
What: Laughs Comedy Club // Where: The Cuban // When: Fri 10th & Sat 11th April (8pm) // Cost: £7.37/£8.50
An exciting new comedy club is launching at The Cuban on Bristol’s Harbourside this April.
The club was born after the departure of Jongleurs to a new Bristol venue. The Cuban and former Jongleurs show manager Otis Turner decided to fill the comedy gap at the venue and the Laughs Comedy Club was born. He also plans to expand the venture across the UK.
Laughs say the aim is to “take comedy back to its roots from the familiar days of stand-up”. Audiences can expect to see a range of comedians, from and showcase the best new and established performers of all types, with a wide mix of acts including top line monologues filled with one-liners, comedic props, music and even the occasional magic trick. The price of a ticket isn’t at all bad either.
Each Friday and Saturday night there will be pre-show entertainment and a guest compere who will host top comedians, all rounded off by late night dancing. On stage for the opening night on Friday, April 10 are Sally-Anne Hayward, Ryan McDonnell, Otiz Cannalloni and Colin Cole, while on Saturday, April 11 you can catch Karen Bayley, Ryan McDonnell, Mandy Muden and John Ryan.
To find out more click here.
Score @ The Wardrobe Theatre // Mon 6th – Fri 10th Apr (8pm) // Cost: £5
Hannah is an X Factor aficionado with a mile-a-minute mouth, a ten year-old daughter and a low-level Heroin habit. Her childhood friend, Kirsty, who has never “picked up”, is pulled along in her slipstream days before giving birth. Two years later they meet at a child contact centre. Hannah’s in recovery and Kirsty is in anger management. Hannah joins the contact centre choir to replace one kind of score with another, but she’s the last person Kirsty wants to harmonise with. Life without a habit is far from routine.
Score is a dynamic new play with live music which is based on the true accounts of parents helped by Bournemouth Drug Treatment services.
The second production from SW company Documental Theatre, and written by the winner of the Ronald Duncan Award, Score cascades through time to tell an uplifting story of split loyalties, soggy nappies and bum notes.
Check back for our review later on Monday.
More info here.
DJ Yoda @ Marble Factory // Sat 11th April (9pm) // Cost: £12
Breakfast Of Champions is curated, produced and performed by DJ Yoda along with help from vocalists Sparks and Truthos Mufasa from Mouse Outfit, beatboxer Shlomo and rising act Rex Domino.
From this, Breakfast Of Champions is set to become a collaboration of epic proportions with artists of all persuasions from across the UK all becoming involved in some type of way.
On his new band, DJ Yoda said: “This is a new arena for me, I’ve done loads of collaborations but I’ve never actually tried to put together a band, so I jumped at this opportunity. I’m talent-spotting right now, and see this as a chance to initiate music careers, as well as to realise my vision of a live hip hop band. I want”.
The Fix Team will be there so check back for our review on Saturday.
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By Kevin McGough