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Thursday 6th March 2008

 

Pete Firman - Hokum
Descripton of show:

 

Forget everything you think you know about magic, it's Hokum!

 

Star of Channel 4's critically acclaimed late-night magic show, Dirty Tricks, Pete Firman is the UK's leading conjurer. Described by Derren Brown as 'delightful and very, very funny', Pete is part magician, part comedian and has been wowing audiences around the world for the last few years.

 

Pete has also fronted numerous magic shows on TV including Five's Monkey Magic
and Sky One's The Secret World of Magic.

 

“A gob-smackingly talented magician…equally good at stand-up and boasts immaculate timing” Metro

"If you are partial to a bit of magic with your comedy, Firman is the best of the bunch." Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard
“The audience is caught between guffawing laughter and amazed gasps” The Guardian

“Pete Firman is putting the pimp back in magic… leave your skepticism at the door and see it to believe it.” The List

 

www.petefirman.co.uk

 

Admission £8 (£6 concs) admission.

Show starts at 8.00pm prompt, finishes at 9.00pm.

Tickets available direct from Northern Stage on 0191 230 5151.

Or pay on the door on the night (subject to availability)

Venue website : www.northernstage.co.uk

Venue: Northern Stage, Barras Bridge, Newcastle

 

The Midnight Circus & The Velvet Rose Burlesque Revue
 

 

Two shows for the price of one!

 

The first half of this show - The Velvet Rose burlesque revue - features flamboyant compere Eva Braun introducing four glamorous burlesque queens - Dixie Licious, Miss Ruby Fortune, Meg La Mania and Diva Hollywood - who will tease and enchant you with their elegant yet cheeky routines. 

 

        

            Dixie Licious                                Meg La Mania

 

         

     

   Miss Ruby Fortune                                   Diva Hollywood

 

The second half of the show - The Midnight Circus - is a story-led theatrical circus piece devised by Growling Clown Entertainment and Frayed Knot.  This show features some of the region's best circus and vaudeville performers - Warren Speed, Vicky Carlin (AKA Amelie Soleil), Edd Muir, Charlie Carpenter, Haylee-Mai Edwards, Sarah Anderson (AKA Kinkarella) and Jez Hunt.

 

Set in a strange fantasy circus this is a dark yet uplifting tale of an evil ring-master called Papa Harlequin, the circus "family" he has ensnared, and a kidnapped hero. 

 

With glorious circus set-pieces, carnival music, strange characters, colourful costumes and a rather twisted story - this is a 40minute taste of things to come from an excitingly fresh and imaginative Newcastle based cirque-burlesque theatrical company - Theatre Excentrique.

 

70 minute show that includes partial nudity - 18+ only

 

Admission £9 (£7 concs) admission.

Show starts at 9.30pm prompt, finishes at 10.40pm.

Tickets available direct from Northern Stage on 0191 230 5151.

Or pay on the door on the night (subject to availability)

 

The Midnight Circus show is part funded and supported by the Arts Council.   

 

Link to venue website:  www.northernstage.co.uk

Venue : Northern Stage, Barras Bridge, Newcastle

 

 

Jason Cook - "My Confessions"   *****

& Chris Ramsey  "Double Bill"

Descripton of show:

 

 

         

                 Jason Cook                      

 

Jason Cook's one hour show "My Confessions" won numerous five star reviews at the 2007 Edinburgh festival which goes to prove without a doubt, that this is a comedian with bags of talent.

”.. a genuinely life-affirming hour.” – The Herald

You should normally prepare for anything when razor-sharp Geordie Jason Cook takes to the stage, but with this show Jason has gone one step further and set himself the ultimate comedian's challenge - to perform a show without embellishment, exaggeration or poetic license. A show that's 100% true.

Previously compelled by the hen party and office crowd to pepper his storytelling with knob gags in order to meet their desired filth quota, every single word in Jason's new show is fact. A collection of 'confessions', Jason examines his own misdeeds and inadequacies, from the stupidly hilarious to the deeply moving.

“This is powerful, visceral comedy that grabs your

feelings and wrenches them from one direction to another. “ - Chortle

Turning his dark, offbeat and irreverent style on himself has proved a cathartic experience for Jason, unearthing things about himself he’d probably rather have kept under wraps.

Cook is one of the great hopes of the UK circuit - an act that’s close to the edge, but always intriguing and blessed with the sort of charm that’ll have you laughing in spite of yourself. When The Metro says he ‘makes Doug Stanhope look like a Girl Guide’ you get the measure of how acerbic Jason’s outlook is. It has also been remarked that Mr. Cook also bears a striking resemblance to Herr Karl Karl of one of the world’s foremost techno bands, Die Clatterschenkenfietermaus.

Join Jason for true confessions that will drag you in and refuse to let go. His new solo show is moving, personal and very funny too - no lie.

“. ..brutally truthful piece of comedy delight.” – Timeout

 

Jason is supported by the fast rising Chris Ramsey - another Geordie who many are predicting big things for in the future.  Chris will be performing a 20minute support set.

 

£7 (£5 concs/NUS) to see BOTH performers back to back with a break in the middle.

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Show starts at 8.30pm

Tickets available direct from As You Like It or their ticket line 0191 281 2277

 

Link to venue website: www.asyoulikeitjesmond.com

 

Venue: As You Like It, Archbold Terrace, Jesmond, Newcastle NE2 1DB

Tel.0191 281 2277

 


 

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