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The Rat Pack Vegas Spectacular Show

Thursday 29 Jan, 7.30pm
The purveyors of cool swing into town with this sensational show, complete with live orchestra and featuring the greatest music of the 20th century. With wonderful memories of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jnr this fabulous production continues to be successful worldwide. All totally live, every song is an absolute classic: Come Fly With Me, Sway, Mr Bojangles, Fly Me To The Moon, That's Amore, Mack the Knife, plus many more favourites. Enjoy timeless style, and a great fun night out. The BBC summed it up in a word…Magnificent.



  The House of Fun
With Arthur Smith

Friday 30 Jan, 7.30pm
An uproarious night of fantastic comedy, sparkling music, saucy stand-up and more in the company of Arthur Smith, compere beyond compare, playwright, king of comedians, professional Leonard Cohen impersonator and star of radio's Loose Ends and TV's The One Show and Grumpy Old Men. Acts include: Pete Heat, like Derren Brown crossed with Russell Brand, in the words of the NME ‘the rock & roll magician’; and Shirley & Shirley, who recently took the Edinburgh Festival by storm with their mash-up of character, physical and sketch comedy. Recommended age 14+.

£15 (£13 conc)


  John Shuttleworth
A Wee Ken To Remember

Saturday 31 Jan, 8.00pm
The versatile singer/organist wants to share fond memories of his favourite past weekends. But a typo on the poster (‘weekend’ has become ‘wee Ken’) means John is obliged to spend the evening paying homage to his next door neighbour and agent - the diminutive Ken Worthington. With any luck, John will end up doing both. In this brand new show, Sheffield's funniest man performs classic tunes such as Two Margarines and I Can't Go Back To Savoury Now as well as newer ditties like Whatever Happened to Vince Hill? and Relatives In Rotherham.

“punch the air to character comedy in a class of its own” Sunday Times

£16 (£14 conc)


The Comedy Store (Feb)

Sunday 1 Feb, 7.30pm
With over 35 years’ experience in the business, our friends at The Comedy Store have come a long way since they opened their first comedy club above a strip club in Soho. With a host of clubs and comedy nights around the country - and even a club in Mumbai - they’re still the greatest and most influential comedy business on the planet.

Using the very best performers on the circuit, each month they create a line-up especially for the audiences of Durham. So if you fancy a cracking evening of laughter, come and join the fun. Contains strong language, recommended age 16+.

£11 (£9 conc), (£8 Students and Gala Friends)


The Complete History of Comedy (abridged)
By The Reduced Shakespeare Company

Wednesday 4 Feb, 7.30pm
They’ve done history, the Bible and the world’s most celebrated playwright, now the bad boys of abridgment tackle the subject they were born to reduce and leave no joke untold, as they deconstruct the entire history of comedy. From the high-brow to the low, these 90 rollicking minutes cover comedy through the ages, from Aristophanes and Moliere (is Moliere funny!?) to Charlie Chaplin and Nick Clegg (is Nick Clegg funny!?). Tickets are more affordable than an amusement park, but you’ll come away with the same feeling of nausea and motion sickness.

£16 (£14 conc)


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