Today's full programme, more choices & comment

3:00pm
Nanna’s Bolognese Prickly Pear Productions

Nina is a young genius and her nanna is her number one supporter. Together they share a love of books, stories and food! When opportunity to study comes knocking Nanna encourages her to take it even though it would mean that Nina would have to live far away from home. But Nina has a trick up her sleeve - she is a genius inventor after all! She manages to have her cake and eat it through means of a portal she's built, which allows her to visit home every evening and share all her adventures with Nanna, before returning to her studies. One day Nina gets shocking news from home which changes her outlook completely. The truth comes crashing down and Nina is faced with a tough question - what does it mean to succeed? She needs to decide.<br/>Nanna's Bolognese is a heartwarming piece of storytelling told through music, shadow puppetry, physical theatre and text based performance. It also explores aspects of the Mediterranean culture while focusing on universal themes of migration, family, loneliness, grief and the quest for 'success'.

3:00pm
Lily Bevan Character Monologues Lily Bevan

A dazzling array of ten character comedy monologues for women by Lily Bevan (Globe Theatre/ Donmar Warehouse/ BBC/ Channel 4).
Now published by Nick Hern, alongside Lily's play 'Zoo'. <br/>These two Sunday performances feature Lily Bevan alongside fabulous guest actresses.<br/>From Tudors to Tattooists ..
A joyous, hilarious collection of misfits full of longing and loss and sadness.<br/>"Lily Bevan is one of the finest, funniest and most original writers
I know.
I have been reading, watching and sometimes even performing her
work for a few years now and it gets better and better."
- Emma Thompson, introduction to 'Pheasant Plucker'

3:00pm
The Misadventures of David and Sam Al Dente Theatre

Join us, farmers, David and Sam, under the watchful eye of our rumbustious Gran, as we courteously portray to you our untold and epic adventures right here at VAULT Festival, in the flesh, in Waterloo.<br/>We don't promise facts. We don't even promise to get to the end of the show but we do so solemnly pledge a kaleidoscope of physical debauchery, completely chaotic magic and a unique little love story with a Cow. ALL of which is delivered with the best showmanship we can muster. Which is loads. So bring your Granny and all your family because this is a play for big kids and other adults.<br/>There's nothing to fear and nothing to lose 'cause Granny Barbs will be there and she always keeps us on the straight and narrow. Always.

3:00pm
Big Bones FacePlant Theatre

Big Bones. Even Bigger Adventure!<br/>Inspired by the true story of the Irish Giant, this brand new family show is created by the team behind One Duck Down, winner of Family Show of The Year, VAULT Festival 2018. Come join the circus!<br/>Little Nora thinks she is all alone in the world...and is thrilled to find she is the long lost grand daughter of Big Bones, the founder of the Big Bones Big Top Circus who are in town that week! <br/>But this circus is in deep trouble, under the spell of a dreadful curse that has blighted them for 100 years. They haven’t had a single audience member since Big Bone’s humongous skeleton was snatched and put on display in a museum against his dying wishes.
Can Nora break the curse, save the circus and keep her new family together? <br/>Big Bones features puppetry, original songs, an all female cast, a psychic octopus and a daring museum heist for the ages.
Big Bones is a humerus tale which celebrates that friends can be the family that we choose, and shows us that the things that make us different; are really the things that make us magic.<br/>Praise for previous show One Duck Down: <br/> ‘A funny family show with a beautiful message'
***** The Upper Circle<br/>‘Impossible for the whole family not to enjoy’
***** The Spy in the Stalls

3:00pm
Mighty Jack AG Britton

The ‘remarkable’ (Scotsman) and bite-sized Jack AG Britton presents Mighty; a TED-talk-meets-theatre show that combines comedy, live music and spoken word to ask the big (or little) question: should we be taking Heightism more seriously?
Often whimsical, sometimes woeful, Mighty delves into masculinity, body image and mental health in a documentary performance that could just about make it onto the best rides at Alton Towers.
'Hilarious and thought provoking' **** Three Weeks

3:15pm
SLAM Minutes SLAM Minutes

A guerrilla theatre movement from SLAM King’s X
30 Performers + ONE Secret Location + ONE Trending Topic + ONE Minute Each
=
Motley Opinions & Solid Entertainment
60 singer-songwriters, spoken word, visual, drag and burlesque artists, comedians and playwrights bring you ONE MINUTE each on ONE trending topic. Cue varied opinion, cheap beer, open conversation and above all else, a bloody good show.<br/>SLAMinutes brings FOUR performances to VAULT Festival 2020:<br/>2nd Feb (Twice!): SLAMinutes Goes Mental
SLAMinutes tackles the biggest talking point yet ... Mental Health and this time: it’s a double bill. We’re bored out of our minds of mental health being spoken of as statistics instead of people, or not being talked about at all. Is it understood? No wait ... are we understood? <br/>9th Feb: SLAMinutes Does Kisschase (But It Won't Do That)
Ah February - thty) **e time of year when our hearts can be engorged with helium as can restaurant prices. The world around us is festooned with scarlet and baby pink. Fake, foil coated love in all its forms - but what’s wrong with that?
What’s love got to do with it anyway? <br/>23rd Feb: Gender Spectrum
We want to hear your story, your perspective, whoever you are on gender. Whether you are trans, non-binary, male, female or however you identify or don’t identify. Whether you have been held to ransom by the skin you’re in, or not, whether you have been subjected to toxic masculinity, or are toxic masculinity, what’s it like to be a woman? What’s it like to just be?

4:30pm
Lost Laowais Eschaton Theatre

Welcome to Beijing. Population: 21 million. Plus four Brits. Lost Laowais follows the intertwining lives of four expats in one of Asia’s largest metropolises and asks: can Westerners ever find a home in Chinese society?<br/>(L?owài ??. Noun. Colloquial term for a foreigner, literally 'old outsider'.)<br/>While translator Julian is looking for a flatmate, he meets Lisa, a British-born Chinese woman who has abruptly upended her life to teach English in a country that is quickly turning out not to live up to her expectations. Their initial meeting turns into a clash regarding the politics of China’s expatriate population. Meanwhile, celebrated writer and ‘old China hand’ Robert is beginning to tire of twenty years of feeling like an outsider. And ‘third culture kid’ Ollie is chafing under the pressures of overbearing diplomat parents whose lifestyle sees them uprooting their lives and moving across the world every few years. As the characters’ lives collide, Lost Laowais asks: how does the West approach China in the 21st century? And have we really moved on from our colonialist past?

4:30pm
Nanna’s Bolognese Prickly Pear Productions

Nina is a young genius and her nanna is her number one supporter. Together they share a love of books, stories and food! When opportunity to study comes knocking Nanna encourages her to take it even though it would mean that Nina would have to live far away from home. But Nina has a trick up her sleeve - she is a genius inventor after all! She manages to have her cake and eat it through means of a portal she's built, which allows her to visit home every evening and share all her adventures with Nanna, before returning to her studies. One day Nina gets shocking news from home which changes her outlook completely. The truth comes crashing down and Nina is faced with a tough question - what does it mean to succeed? She needs to decide.<br/>Nanna's Bolognese is a heartwarming piece of storytelling told through music, shadow puppetry, physical theatre and text based performance. It also explores aspects of the Mediterranean culture while focusing on universal themes of migration, family, loneliness, grief and the quest for 'success'.

4:30pm
Gobby Jodie Irvine

Five parties. One big mouth. <br/>Bri's not who she used to be, so she's revisiting the five parties that changed her. A biting and heartfelt dark comedy about what it really means to be loud, this new play is a story of survival, an exploration of self-awareness and a lesson in how to throw a really good party. Sellout shows Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Pleasance Theatre "Best of Edinburgh" Season 2019. <br/>***** "Unforgettable" (Broadway Baby)
***** "A raw, triumphant and soaring one-woman odyssey" (Stage Whispers)
**** "Pure genius" (North West End)
**** (Feminist Fringe Review)
**** (Remote Goat)

4:30pm
Richard Stott: Toe The Line (Work in Progress) Richard Stott

Richard Stott - Toe The Line - After a critically acclaimed run of his debut hour Richard Stott is back to question the merits of fitting in. Having difference forced on him from birth Richard aims to explore comedically how being on the outside has affected him for good and for bad. A theatrical piece of comedic story telling with acidic punchlines, shining a light on what we turn away from.<br/>Told from the lense of a psychiatrists couch this is not your average comedy show. <br/>Dave's Top 10 Jokes 2019 - "Unquestionably Funny" - The Evening Standard - "Stands out in the myriad" **** The Skinny - "Definitely one to watch" **** Broadway Baby - "Reminiscent of Jonathan Pie" **** Three Weeks

4:30pm
Me Myself I Holly White Productions

"You're here so I can keep on living. You're my legacy."<br/>Set in the near future as the climate crisis takes hold, Lana decides to clone herself so she can continue her life, relationship and digital presence. Lena takes on Lana's identity but the life and world she has inherited is not what she expected.<br/>Me Myself I is about how we continue to create meaning in a world that is disappearing.<br/>Brought to you by a team of multiple Off West End Award nominees, Me Myself I is written by Carla Grauls (Audible Emerging Writer, Nick Darke Award winner), directed by Andrew Twyman (Velvet - VAULT Festival, Pleasance Edinburgh Fringe, on tour) and presented by Holly White (Brilliant Jerks - VAULT Show of the Week 2018. Finding Fassbender - VAULT Festival, Pleasance Edinburgh Fringe).

4:40pm
Northern Stage’s NORTH Takeover: And She Bonnie and The Bonnettes

Advice taken and ignored, tellings off, pep talks and tales of her past. We were always scared of sounding just like her but maybe she was right about some things. <br/>Part gig, part their mums' living rooms, Bonnie and The Bonnettes delve into motherhood, womanhood and femininity through conversations with their mums, armed with three microphones, music, and a bottle of prosecco.<br/>They are a tribe of women that have shown us the way and it's time to celebrate, so put on a buffet and crack open the bubbly because they are our mums and it's about time we chanted it.

4:50pm
In My Lungs The Ocean Swells no more superheroes.

We are seafarers. We catch fish, always have.<br/>The ocean is at the centre of all life. But especially for Julie and Simon, who have grown up with salt seeping into their bloodstream, their childhoods tangled up with the Cornish Coast. And the sea has always been there, sustaining generations of their families.<br/>But as adulthood looms on the horizon, and climate and ecological crisis shake the globe, Julie begins to dream of a life lived inland among the bright lights of the city, and Simon's nets keep coming back empty.<br/>Set amidst the decline of the British Fishing Industry, In My Lungs the Ocean Swells is a coming-of-age story, about holding on to who you think you are, in a world that is trying its best to shake that from your grasp.

5:00pm
Amy Gledhill: Work in Progress Amy Gledhill

Join Amy as she joyfully gallops through her unique blend of confessional stories, intelligent observations and ridiculous, off-beat daftness. She “commands the stage” (Funny Women) with her playful energy and is lauded as ‘One to watch’ by The Evening Standard. <br/>Winner of The BBC Caroline Aherne Bursary 2019, tour support for Sofie Hagen, Jess Fostecew and Jen Brister and one half of the Edinburgh Award nominated, cult double act The Delightful Sausage.

6:00pm
Mighty Jack AG Britton

The ‘remarkable’ (Scotsman) and bite-sized Jack AG Britton presents Mighty; a TED-talk-meets-theatre show that combines comedy, live music and spoken word to ask the big (or little) question: should we be taking Heightism more seriously?
Often whimsical, sometimes woeful, Mighty delves into masculinity, body image and mental health in a documentary performance that could just about make it onto the best rides at Alton Towers.
'Hilarious and thought provoking' **** Three Weeks

6:00pm
TUNA AIRLOCK

TUNA is a new darkly comic look at the unsexy side of girls growing up around guns; the knottiness of social mobility, and a meatier side of female criminality. It's a little less beautiful-bond-girl and a little more British school-girl. Semi-autobiographical and stored in brine.<br/>Higher education is dangled in front of her face like a carrot on a stick. Before she can snatch it from the air, our girl must navigate her rehabilitation group; protect her cat-obsessed sister and fend off the cash fairy. Trying desperately to find an escape, and not become a product of her upbringing. However, it's all made harder when the toys you played with as a kid were semi-automatic. <br/>There's physical comedy, stand up, storytelling and a bit with a bath. All of this comes together to tell this unique, true-crime-esque story. We get a small look inside a life that began surrounded by illegality, and whether those circumstances make a person congenitally criminal.
London has had some of it's bloodiest years in decades at the hands of offenders that are getting younger and younger. Rather than present day consequences for these crimes, shouldn't we focus energy on understanding the lives and circumstances of those involved? <br/>TUNA isn't going to solve anything, but it's going to tell you a story unlike anything you've seen before.<br/>Following scratch performances at The Bunker theatre in 2019, TUNA travelled from to The Kings Head Theatre as part of the Playmill new writing festival, garnering incredible audience feedback and forward momentum. TUNA then played at various off-west-end London venues before embarking upon it's first full run at the VAULT festival 2020.

6:00pm
On Arriving Searchout Theatre

On Arriving is a new one-woman play, exploring a young refugee’s fight for survival, as her country falls apart before her eyes. <br/>We are transported back and forth through memories as she shares her journey; from the familiarity of joking with friends and navigating young love, to what it means to lose loved ones and what we call home.<br/>Presented through a non-linear structure - reflecting the way we recall memories - this brave, poetic play looks at the human moments of one person’s choice to leave a place they have known their entire life, to set off for something unknown.<br/>Sophia Eleni performs with deep, personal connection to the story of home and war, her own family having been made refugees when fleeing Cyprus in 1974 after the Turkish invasion.<br/>The play is directed by Cat Robey, Deputy Artistic Director of Jermyn Street Theatre.<br/>It is written by Ivan Faute, an award winning playwright from the US, who has worked with Bosnian refugees in America and minority students in Vietnam, where he lived for several years.<br/>Praise for the earlier short version:<br/>“With Cat Robey directing, it is of course performed with compassion and care. Actress Sophia Eleni ably captures all the anger, frustration and desperation from having to leave the most important thing behind.” ????View From The Gods<br/>“A strongly performed and emotionally charged piece of theatre.” LondonTheatre1

6:00pm
WHEN THE SEA SWALLOWS US WHOLE BTS Productions

3 stars A cliffside town on the brink of literal collapse is the setting for When The Sea Swallows Us Whole - a production that is engaging and baffling by turns. The story follows Mila’s inner and outer reactions after the arrival of city girl Posy awakens unfamiliar feelings in her. But the fate of the town, and her long-time friendship with nervy Doll, place emotional and metaphysical obstacles in her path to self-acceptance. Read the full review.

Directed by Michael Grandage Bursary recipient Beth Kapila, WHEN THE SEA SWALLOWS US WHOLE is a queer love story glittering amidst the debris of erosion.<br/>In a town on the East coast, the tide whips away harder and faster every day. Some people have just months – even weeks – before losing their homes to the ocean. Mila is trying to decipher why her mum has packed up and left while her best friend Doll entertains his obsession with wild cats. It’s bleak but fine, until the arrival of city girl Posy. Mila knows that now is not the time to play fast and loose with the will of God, which is absolutely not a problem because she is definitely not in love with the new girl.<br/>Stuck between the unforgiving sea and a community that runs on gossip and fear mongering, the play explores societal pressures on young people in the LGBTQ+ community and the heartbreak of living in a coastal town that is being torn apart by a climate emergency. <br/>‘Pomona’ meets ‘Juno’ in this spooky and alternative, coming of age drama premiering at London’s VAULT festival<br/>CAST:
Charlotte O’Leary - Jacoba Williams - Jack Archer

6:10pm
Fanboy (Work in Progress) Joe Sellman-Leava & Worklight

Joe has always been a nerd. As a kid he was unaware of it. As a teenager he hid it. As a twenty-something he owned it. But as Joe turned 30, two things occurred to him. Firstly, humanity had been given 12 years to save the world from climate chaos, and what was Joe doing? Playing games and watching films, that's what. Secondly, he'd always felt like the fandoms he belonged to gave him a community when he was isolated. But, as he looked closer, it seemed some of those communities had become perpetrators of the very things they once provided respite from. It's like Buzz Lightyear said: "You either die a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain." Wait...what?<br/>Fanboy is a love-hate letter to the things we adore absolutely, unconditionally and obsessively. It also asks questions about the nature of fandom. Is our relationship with pop-culture and nostalgia preventing us from engaging with the present? Are we worshipping false gods? And - when Donald Trump claims he could shoot someone and not lose voters - just how far will fans go for their idols? <br/>Multi-award-winning Worklight Theatre (How to Start a Riot, Labels, Monster) return to VAULT Festival to present a work-in-progress of their brand new show. Written by Fringe First winner Joe Sellman-Leava, and directed by Yaz Al-Shaater, Fanboy is a blend of storytelling, comedy and performance art. Fast-paced, funny, and highly visual, expect mini-versions of your favourite films. Like Harry Potter in 60 seconds. The Marvel Cinematic Universe in 60 seconds. And Gone in 60 Seconds in 60 seconds. Expect hand-drawn fan-art filling the floor, slash fiction and haikus filling the air, and the smell of the 90s filling your nostrils...whatever that means.<br/>And expect more quotes, references and easter eggs than Pixar films have Randy Newman songs!

6:15pm
The Indecent Musings of Miss Doncaster 2007 Think and Hit

Meet Miss Donny.
Life hasn't quite turned out the way she thought it would when she accepted her sash and crown, stood on a podium in Trilogy nightclub back in 2007.
No-one goes out any more. Tinder is shit. And she's pretty sure her dad is dying.
Things couldn't get much worse. Until she sits on a Cactus...
Naked.

6:15pm
Northern Stage’s NORTH Takeover: Minge Unhinged Your Aunt Fanny

Your Aunt Fanny are an all-female comedy sketch group from the North East of England. Minge Unhinged is a celebration of all things fabulous, ridiculous and thoroughly inappropriate. Ultimately, Your Aunt Fanny believe that nothing is out of bounds and encourages the outrageous wherever possible. Minge Unhinged vividly captures a night out on the town with your wildest, oldest, filthiest friend.

6:30pm
Will Rowland: Butterfly Will Rowland

This show is for anyone who's ever been in love. And anyone out of love. And anyone behind, on top of, close to, between, around or under love. One for the lovers basically.<br/>A work in progress show from a uniquely silly comedian.

6:30pm
Chloe Petts: Alpha (Work in Progress) Chloe Petts

Rising star Chloe Petts presents a work-in-progress of her stand-up show, Alpha. She explores gender and sexuality and considers why she's so violent during non-contact sports... and contact sports to be honest. Expect introspection, outrospection and big laughs.<br/>Chloe is an alumna of the prestigious Pleasance Comedy Reserve, has been shortlisted for the BBC Comedy Award, was a finalist of Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year Awards 2017 and came runner-up in the Funny Women Awards 2017.<br/>She was recently heard on BBC Five Live’s Fighting Talk and has appeared on Channel 4’s Random Acts and BBC 3 Quickies.<br/>She is a co-founder of The Lol Word, a queer comedy collective that hosts sell-out monthly London nights, boasting the finest female and non-binary queer acts on the circuit. Their most recent Edinburgh run was a sell-out. Diva Magazine has described it as “a space that is demographically queer, inclusive, and safe, and on top of all of that – the comedic talent is smart, insightful, hilarious, and completely relatable.”<br/>"Petts... is confident, laid-back, casual – and very funny." - The Guardian
"Inexhaustibly funny mind" - Diva Magazine
"Compelling presence" - Steve Bennett, Chortle

7:00pm
Stacey Solo and the Summer of Silence Tamar Broadbent

Stacey Solo is strong female lead (detective), about to face the toughest case of her career: a woman enters the department with no voice, a shoe-stealing criminal is unexpectedly acquitted, and a strange set of initials appears at every turn... <br/>Burdened with a tragic back story and struggling with her personal life, Stacey must throw the rule book out of the window and solve the summer of silence, before it's too late.<br/>This is a fast-paced, high-energy, feminist piece of character comedy with a narrative from the mind of Tamar Broadbent (BBC Radio 4, Comedy Central, Boom Chicago). Inspired by all your favourite Netflix heroines, with an explosive musical score by John-Victor (Club Mex), this fun-packed show explores femininity, ambition, how many characters one actor can play, and what it really means to be a ‘strong female lead’ in 2020.

7:20pm
Sean McLoughlin PBJ LIVE

Acclaimed comedian Sean McLoughlin ("The best comedian you haven't heard of yet" - Time Out) crashes through the wall to deliver a night of supreme stand-up to the people of London ahead of his second U.S. album release. He's opened for Bill Burr at the Royal Albert Hall, is the international tour support for Ricky Gervais and has made multiple appearances on Comedy Central, Viceland, Sirius XM, and had a role in Netflix sitcom 'After Life.' As well as performing six acclaimed solo shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival Sean has performed at Montreal's Just For Laughs, Sydney Comedy Festival and Kilkenny Cat Laughs as well as regularly headlining shows across Europe.

7:20pm
Gobby Jodie Irvine

Five parties. One big mouth. <br/>Bri's not who she used to be, so she's revisiting the five parties that changed her. A biting and heartfelt dark comedy about what it really means to be loud, this new play is a story of survival, an exploration of self-awareness and a lesson in how to throw a really good party. Sellout shows Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Pleasance Theatre "Best of Edinburgh" Season 2019. <br/>***** "Unforgettable" (Broadway Baby)
***** "A raw, triumphant and soaring one-woman odyssey" (Stage Whispers)
**** "Pure genius" (North West End)
**** (Feminist Fringe Review)
**** (Remote Goat)

7:30pm
Starry Starry Eyes The Free Association

Who will they be tonight? Join your Starry Starry Eyes host for this totally improvised, totally
hilarious singing talent show.<br/>It's the musical comedy show you never knew you needed: improvisers pretending to be contestants pretending to be celebrities singing pretend songs noone's ever heard of.<br/>Featuring a cast of top comedy talent from leading London improv theatre The Free Association, this show sees your favourite celebrities belting out never-before-heard hits from their back catalogue, based on your suggestions.<br/>This show is one of a series of hit improv shows presented by The Free Association in a two-week VAULT takeover. Other shows include Jacuzii, SORRY, The Nearly News Show, The Badge: An Improvised Cop Show, The Nearly News Show, RAD Party, Important Art, LGBTQFA and Minority Report. Book two for £15 or three for £20 as part of The Free Association Package Deal.

7:30pm
Since U Been Gone Teddy Lamb and Ameena Hamid Productions Ltd.

“He was a boy, she was a girl. Can I make it anymore binary?”<br/>When friends die and pronouns change, what's left of the memories that don't fit anymore? From childhood co-stars, through teenage rebellion, a moving and powerful autobiographical account about growing up queer in the mid-noughties, finding yourself, and losing a friend. Brought to life with storytelling, an original pop music score and way too many America’s Next Top Model references.

7:30pm
Me Myself I Holly White Productions

"You're here so I can keep on living. You're my legacy."<br/>Set in the near future as the climate crisis takes hold, Lana decides to clone herself so she can continue her life, relationship and digital presence. Lena takes on Lana's identity but the life and world she has inherited is not what she expected.<br/>Me Myself I is about how we continue to create meaning in a world that is disappearing.<br/>Brought to you by a team of multiple Off West End Award nominees, Me Myself I is written by Carla Grauls (Audible Emerging Writer, Nick Darke Award winner), directed by Andrew Twyman (Velvet - VAULT Festival, Pleasance Edinburgh Fringe, on tour) and presented by Holly White (Brilliant Jerks - VAULT Show of the Week 2018. Finding Fassbender - VAULT Festival, Pleasance Edinburgh Fringe).

7:45pm
Lost Laowais Eschaton Theatre

Welcome to Beijing. Population: 21 million. Plus four Brits. Lost Laowais follows the intertwining lives of four expats in one of Asia’s largest metropolises and asks: can Westerners ever find a home in Chinese society?<br/>(L?owài ??. Noun. Colloquial term for a foreigner, literally 'old outsider'.)<br/>While translator Julian is looking for a flatmate, he meets Lisa, a British-born Chinese woman who has abruptly upended her life to teach English in a country that is quickly turning out not to live up to her expectations. Their initial meeting turns into a clash regarding the politics of China’s expatriate population. Meanwhile, celebrated writer and ‘old China hand’ Robert is beginning to tire of twenty years of feeling like an outsider. And ‘third culture kid’ Ollie is chafing under the pressures of overbearing diplomat parents whose lifestyle sees them uprooting their lives and moving across the world every few years. As the characters’ lives collide, Lost Laowais asks: how does the West approach China in the 21st century? And have we really moved on from our colonialist past?

7:45pm
Shappi Khorsandi: Skittish Warrior…Confessions of a Club Comic Impatient Productions

Comedian, author and, most recently, idiot who agreed to be tortured on I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here!, Shappi is a woman of many parts, but live comedy is where she's in her element. A show packed full of sharp-tongued gags and cultural observation, this is Shappi's warts-and-all journey of the 90s comedy scene, breaking through on telly and letting it all slip away. As heard on Radio 4, read in two warmly-received books, and seen sleeping in a hammock.<br/>“She has plenty to say, and says it with pointedness and potency” Guardian
“Has the crowd in the palm of her hand’ The List
“Makes live comedy thrilling” Evening Standard

7:50pm
In My Lungs The Ocean Swells no more superheroes.

We are seafarers. We catch fish, always have.<br/>The ocean is at the centre of all life. But especially for Julie and Simon, who have grown up with salt seeping into their bloodstream, their childhoods tangled up with the Cornish Coast. And the sea has always been there, sustaining generations of their families.<br/>But as adulthood looms on the horizon, and climate and ecological crisis shake the globe, Julie begins to dream of a life lived inland among the bright lights of the city, and Simon's nets keep coming back empty.<br/>Set amidst the decline of the British Fishing Industry, In My Lungs the Ocean Swells is a coming-of-age story, about holding on to who you think you are, in a world that is trying its best to shake that from your grasp.

8:00pm
Alfie Brown (Work in Progress) Individual Artist Management

This is a brand new hour of jokes from Alfie Brown; truly subversive and torridly honest, he is one of the country’s most intelligent and funniest stand-up comedians. A pleasingly disruptive presence on the UK comedy scene, he is both a seasoned pro, and someone keen to test the limits of an ideas acceptability. <br/>The new hour will be inquisitive, loving, exciting and disgusting. Just like him. <br/>‘Quite simply the future of British stand-up’ The List<br/>‘It is tricky to write 350 sensible words when you come out a show simply thinking “Wow! F**k! Wow!”’ The Scotsman<br/>‘A British Doug Stanhope’ The Guardian

8:00pm
Alfie Brown (Work in Progress) Individual Artist Management

This is a brand new hour of jokes from Alfie Brown; truly subversive and torridly honest, he is one of the country’s most intelligent and funniest stand-up comedians. A pleasingly disruptive presence on the UK comedy scene, he is both a seasoned pro, and someone keen to test the limits of an ideas acceptability. <br/>The new hour will be inquisitive, loving, exciting and disgusting. Just like him. <br/>‘Quite simply the future of British stand-up’ The List<br/>‘It is tricky to write 350 sensible words when you come out a show simply thinking “Wow! F**k! Wow!”’ The Scotsman<br/>‘A British Doug Stanhope’ The Guardian

8:15pm
Katie Pritchard: Storm Stud Katie Pritchard

Get ready for some high-octane musical comedy fun from carnage-wielding, storm-stud of a snazzy idiot: Katie Pritchard. Expect incredible (very hand-made) costumes, chaos, and pumping choons in a riotous romp through Katie's synapses; enjoy observational comedy from a completely different angle. <br/>WINNER Musical Comedy Awards 2019
WINNER 2Northdown New Act of the Year 2019<br/>"Inventive and hilarious" (Broadway Baby)
"Katie Pritchard is a veritable Sizewell B" (Chortle)
"Mindblowing" (Herts Advertiser)
"Always original and entertaining" (Female Arts Magazine)
“Fantastically weird” (Femedy)
"An explosion of joyful lunacy" (Stuart Goldsmith, The Comedian's Comedian Podcast)

8:30pm
Lord of the Game of the Ring of Thrones Hivemind

Improv is coming...
With no script and no plan, and only a map you’ve drawn to guide us, the “absolutely brilliant” Hivemind will improvise an epic fantasy adventure full of blood and wine, honour and treachery, fellowships and actual ships — a tale that has never been told before, and will never be told again. Expect action, intrigue, and a fully improvised live score!
“Awe-inspiring” ??????????
- London Theatre 1

8:40pm
Patricia Gets Ready (for a date with the man that used to hit her) Martha Watson Allpress

Patricia has spent a year crafting a kick ass speech while recovering from an abusive relationship. But when she bumps into her ex on the street, and accidentally agrees to dinner with him that night, she's got some big decisions to make; what to wear? What to say? And whether or not to go? Join Patricia as she gets ready for the date; tells stories of her past, how it has affected her present, and looks honestly at her future.<br/>Patricia Gets Ready (for a date with the man that used to hit her) is an honest, funny and heartbreaking look at what it is to recover from trauma. Aiming to shatter the weathered stereotype of the 'broken woman,' this show presents a survivor, in all her colours.

8:40pm
Joel Dommett (Work in Progress) Off the Kerb

Catch Joel as he tries out new material ahead of his UK 2020 tour.

8:50pm
N A K E D Paige-Marie Baker-Carroll and Luke Vincent

In a world that continues to become more disconnected in human interaction... <br/>N A K E D is a time and a place for you to witness. When one thing leads to another and two bodies: separate, combine, fly, fall. <br/>N A K E D is about finding authentic expression within the self by breaking gender normalities through unconventional forms of movement and theatre, encouraging female strength and male fragility. <br/>N A K E D is a celebration of expression.<br/>N A K E D aims to inspire audiences to champion their individuality. <br/>N A K E D celebrates vulnerability and honesty. <br/>N A K E D Is the connection with music.<br/>N A K E D is friendship.

9:00pm
What the Dolls Saw House of Macabre

4 stars This all-female horror story is deliciously spine-tingling, yet riven through with comedy, too. The tale surrounds a family - a mother, three daughters, and a mysterious friend - who re-unite for the first time in years after their father’s funeral. The father was a doll-maker, there’s an ominous locked workshop… and it goes without saying that a secret’s buried somewhere in the family’s past. Read the full review.

Three sisters travel home for the funeral of their father, who happens to be the world’s greatest Dollmaker. With their mother on the edge of sanity, and an unsolved case haunting the family, the sisters must unearth dark secrets to find out: what did the dolls see?<br/>A delight for fans of true crime with a plot that unravels like a mystery podcast. This a play about sisterhood, and the pressure upon women to fit into the perfect china mould. Not recommended for those with a phobia of dolls... or a fear of feminism.<br/>Written by Nic Lamont who has penned dark comedy for BBC3 and BBC Radio 4.

9:15pm
LEGS Julia Masli & The Duncan Brothers

Legs are what most humans stand on. They also allow humans to walk, crouch and lunge. If at any point in your life you have used your legs, thought about legs or if you know someone with legs, then this is the show for you. Legs. <br/>Winner of the Malcolm Hardee Award for Comic Originality 2019
SOLD OUT run at Soho Theatre<br/>"Brilliantly unpredictable. It is the bee's knees of sketch shows. This one will run and run."
“it reaches the purest forms of nonsense and silly... do yourself a favour and use your legs to go see Legs.” ****The Skinny
**** The List
**** Beyond The Joke <br/>Directed by award-winning theatre maker and comedian Dan Lees (Winner, Judges Award for Theatre, Mimetic Festival 2014 and 2 time Weekly Award Winner Adelaide Fringe) and one half of acclaimed double act The Establishment and co-founder of the London Clown Festival.

9:20pm
GORGON: A Horror Story Elf Lyons

An original horror story with jump scares and a bit of well placed gore. Texas Chainsaw Massacre meets Medusa. You'll scream or be sick. That's the aim.<br/>A taxidermist loses her temper and decides to experiment with the human form...<br/>With live foley and horror tricks inspired by the gruesome Le Théâtre du Grand-Guignol - GORGON is a horror show to delight and scare in equal measure - focussing on that taboo subject... female anger.<br/>Created by award winning and renowned comedian and clown ELF LYONS (Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Show Nominee 2017)