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Brennan Reece - Evermore
📅 Friday 22 March 2019
Frazer Theatre Off High St Knaresborough HG50EQ
On Friday 22nd March the Frazer Theatre Comedy Club is delighted to welcome back star of Live At The Apollo (BBC) and Roast Battle (Comedy Central), Brennan Reece returns with his third UK tour – Evermore.

Brennan is a multi-award winning working class wordsmith (Edinburgh Best Newcomer Nominee and English Comedian of the Year Winner). A stand-up, a storyteller and self-confessed mummy’s boy. His boyish cheeks recently cropped up on Survival Of The Fittest (ITV), The Stand-up Sketch Show (ITV) Live at the Comedy Store (Comedy Central) and racking up over 6 million YouTube hits for his stint on Top Gear (BBC).

A true Northern voice, with family close to his heart. Your Mum is going to love him! Not like that!

***** (The Voice), ***** (Define Arts), ***** (Reviews Hub), ***** (Chortle), ***** (Uber)

“A powerfully entertaining, unstoppable force” (Chortle)
“A teenage Alan Bennett” (The Skinny)
“Beautiful, raucous and touching” (The Independent)

Tickets are £10 in advance from our online box office at frazertheatre.co.uk or calling 07835 927965 (booking fee applies) with any remaining tickets available on the door for £11.

Show starts at 8pm, doors open at 7.30pm.
Four Nights In Knaresborough
📅 Wednesday 27 - Saturday 30 March 2019
Frazer Theatre Off High St Knaresborough HG50EQ
The Knaresborough Players production, ‘Four Nights in Knaresborough’ by Paul Webb, starts on Wednesday 27th March and runs until Saturday 30th March 2019 with a performance at 7:30pm each night.

This play contains strong language and sexual references and is unsuitable for children.

On Christmas Day 1170, four knights – Reginald FitzUrse, William de Traci, Richard le Bret and Hugh de Morville – left Henry II’s court in Normandy and four days later murdered Archbishop Thomas Becket in Canterbury Cathedral. They then fled north and holed up for a year in Knaresborough Castle…and so Knaresborough came to play host to the four most notorious assassins in English history.

In his play, Paul Webb imagines the progress of that year as the four men confront each other and the outlook for their future survival. Frustration with their confinement breeds a downward spiral of conflict, which is increased by the presence of a female in their company. All this is dramatised through the imagined events of four nights spanning the year 1171.

Writing about his play, Paul Webb said, ‘In the literature concerning the struggle between Henry and Becket the knights have been strangely neglected. They’re the ones who did the job, after all. And there’s the year in Knaresborough Castle. What went on between them? Strangely, much of the play is a comedy – a fact which took me completely by surprise when I started writing it. But I wanted to convey the immense energy, intelligence and wit of these 12th century characters. They are decidedly our equals.’

Written in modern English, and containing strong language and sexual references, ‘Four Nights in Knaresborough’ promises a stimulating evening of contemporary theatre.

Tickets are £10 (£8 concessions) and are available from our online box office at www.frazertheatre.co.uk, the Olde Chemists Shop in Knaresborough or call 07835 927965.

Doors open 7:00pm, show starts at 7:30pm.
Frazer Theatre Comedy Club
📅 Friday 5 April 2019
Frazer Theatre Off High St Knaresborough HG50EQ
The Frazer Theatre Comedy Club returns on Friday 5th April with another fantastic line up.

As always tickets are £10 in advance from the Old Chemist Shop, by calling 07835 927965 or from our online box office at www.frazertheatre.co.uk. Any remaining tickets will be available on the door for £12.

Doors open at 7:30pm and the show starts at 8pm.

The full line-up includes*:

Ben Norris

Ben is a highly experienced and hugely well-respected stand-up. He’s been performing comedy since 1993 and is renowned for his incredibly relaxed stage persona and his innate ability to improvise as well as deliver sharply crafted material.

Ben’s TV credits include: “Mock the week” (BBC 1), “The Comedy Store” (Paramount and Comedy Central), “Never mind the Buzzcocks” (BBC 2), “They think it’s all over” (BBC 2)

Ian Smith

Ian Smith is an award-winning comedian, actor and writer. Since starting at a young age, Ian has developed a reputation as an exciting, creative comic. Mixing conversational, energetic storytelling and observations with unique set pieces and an exceptional skill for improvisation – Ian is a regular at the biggest comedy clubs in the UK.

His 2017 Edinburgh show, Snowflake, won two awards – the Amused Moose Comedy Award People’s Champion and a Three Weeks Editors’ Award – and played to sell out rooms and critical acclaim.

Peter Fleming

A veteran of 60’s and 70’s children’s TV shows, Peter Fleming joins us live on stage to regale us with tales of his showbiz life and behind the scenes of his classic programmes. Or perhaps it’s award-winning comedic wunderkind Tom Burgess with a flat out hysterical character. Either way, the laughs come thick and fast!

★★★★★ “Brings back all the joys and horrors of childhood” – Remote Goat
★★★★ “Comedic brilliance… an outstanding performance” – Three Weeks

Matt Stellingwerf

Matt Stellingwerf has come an impressively long way in a short amount of time. He is the newest star on the UK comedy scene, having dominated the comedy stages of New Zealand for the last five years. Highly regarded by his peers, Matt has won four NZ Comedy Guild Awards, including Best Newcomer, and been nominated for the much coveted Billy T Award, as well as several others.

His strength as a compere is reflected in his 3-time nominations for Best MC at the New Zealand Comedy Festival.

*Line up subject to change
Jollyboat - Bards Against Humanity Tour
📅 Friday 19 April 2019
Frazer Theatre Off High St Knaresborough HG50EQ
On Friday 19th April The Frazer Theatre Comedy Club brings "Edinburgh Fringe legends" Jollyboat to the Frazer with their Bards Against Humanity Tour when they will present their best comedy songs from 10 years of touring comedy clubs, comic cons and music festivals.

Brothers Ed and Tommy always enjoy a trip to Knaresborough, and not just because of the backstage biscuits! They say “We’re excited to return to the funkiest little town in the north – last year, in a tour featuring all the major cities in the UK, this became the gig where we had a big ‘blow out’ afterwards ”

Tickets are £10 and are available at www.frazertheatre.co.uk or calling 07835 927965.

Doors open at 7.30pm, show starts at 8pm.

★★★★★ “It’s wonderful to see a comedy duo with such natural chemistry who clearly love to make each other laugh.” — Broadway Baby
★★★★★ “It won’t be long before the Jollyboat boys are boarding the fame galleon and plundering richly deserved booty” — ThreeWeeks
★★★★★ “undeniably silly, but cleverly crafted” — Geek Chocolate
Lee Kyle And Cal Halbert

Lee Kyle And Cal Halbert
📅 Friday 17 May 2019
Frazer Theatre Off High St Knaresborough HG50EQ
On Friday 17th May, Frazer Theatre Comedy Club welcomes back Lee Kyle and Cal Halbert with a double bill of their full tour shows.

🎟️ Tickets are £10 and are available from our online box office at www.frazertheatre.co.uk or calling 07835 927965

Doors open at 7:30pm, show starts at 8pm.

Lee Kyle: Kicking Potatoes into the Sea

Have you ever kicked potatoes into the sea? Lee Kyle has. It was a lot of fun but it doesn’t solve any of your problems. Lee had a tough 2017, however, things got so much worse as he entered 2018, but he managed to cope much better…but how?

This is a show about how things can be worse than they’ve been but not seem as bad, about how there is not always a good reason to hit rock bottom and how you can come out of it. It’s a show about death, about living with an autistic wife and son and how that is actually brilliant. About madness, about loneliness.

Mostly though, it’s incredible funny, issues are handled with a lightness of touch by a skilled comedian who never forgets the joke. It’s silly at times, dark at others and a fun show that will leave you want to kick root vegetables into large bodies of water.

‘Despite the intensity of the material often being covered, he makes the room laugh with almost everything he says.’ – ***** Northeast Theatre Guide.

***** – Edfringe Comedy
***** – Vegas7
**** – The Wee Review
**** – One4review

Cal Halbert

The Lights, The Stage, The Suits, The Shoes, The Show. Everything about show business is what Cal loves. Join the master impressionist on his one man variety show!

Cal has performed from local comedy clubs to the London Palladium. You may know Cal as one half of The Mimic Men from Britain’s Got Talent 2016! He also supported Gavin Webster at the Frazer in September 2018 to a fantastic reception from the audience.

‘Uncanny imitations’…Sun
‘Hilarious’…Daily Mail
‘Brilliant’…David Walliams

Age guidance: 14+
Alun Cochrane And Tom Taylor
📅 Wednesday 26 June 2019
Frazer Theatre Off High St Knaresborough HG50EQ
On Wednesday 26th June Frazer Theatre Comedy Club presents a double bill of comedians with work in progress shows as they prepare for the Edinburgh Festival.

Alun Cochrane: Work in Progress

Alun Cochrane has been doing solo stand-up shows at the Edinburgh Fringe since 2004. He has performed at international comedy festivals, pub gigs, comedy clubs and toured. He’s regularly really funny on Frank Skinner’s radio show, and Just A Minute, and is sometimes on TV shows and panel games including Room 101, Mock the Week and Have I Got News for You. “Rarely have such random musings been elevated to this level of hilarious artistry” (The Scotsman).


Tom Taylor is the Indie Feel-Good Hit of the Summer (WIP)

From the maker of sell-out Fringe hit The Charlie Montague Mysteries, tour support for Ed Sheeran’s tour support, Tom Taylor stars in his debut stand-up show. As heard on BBC Radio 4. Musical Comedy Awards winner. English Comedian of the Year finalist. “Excellent … beautifully daft” (Sunday Times).

Tickets are £8 and are available with no booking fee from our online box office at www.frazertheatre.co.uk or by calling 07835 927965.

Doors open at 7:30pm and the show starts at 8pm.

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