13 March 2019
This comedy cabaret will take you back in time as we revisit the weird and wonderful lectures given in our ‘handsome and commodious’ Great Hall (1897-1947)
From "The Fox in Art and Literature” to "Harnessing a Waterfall", you’ll hear six experts in their fields enlighten you on diverse topics from the worlds of history, politics, sociology and pop culture as they pull apart these lectures of old. Be sure that each speaker will ‘throw a vivid light on unaccustomed facts’.
Join our host, cabaret veteran Steve Cross (Science Showoff) for an evening of enlightening entertainment.
Siân is a stand-up comedian, writer and nuisance from Belgium. She has written jokes for BBC Radio 4 Extra's Newsjack, an original comedy pilot for Channel 4 Shorts, and is often seen as part of alternative double act Siân & Zoë with comedian Zoë Tomalin. Zoë will agree to be seen with Siân, sometimes.
Featured in The Telegraphs's Funniest One-Liners of The Fringe 2017
‘Joy and bewilderment in equal measure’ - The Skinny
‘Siân Docksey has got her weird in order.’ - Funny Women
Matt is a doctor - this has made his parents very proud. He’s also a stand-up comedian, this has made his parents very confused. They have relaxed a bit, now he performs in clubs they have actually heard of – including the Comedy Store, Backyard and Covent Garden.
Adam has been writing and performing comedy since 2009.
He is most known for heading up the Weirdos Collective, an award-winning, critically acclaimed group of comedians who, as a group, put on large sprawling performances.
Adam is also an accomplished comedy performer in his own right and has created numerous solo shows which have been performed at the Edinburgh Fringe and beyond.
‘One of the most stupidly brilliant things you''ll see this Fringe.’ - Fest
Eleanor Morton is a Scottish stand-up and writer with a passion for history, whose gigs include tour support for Frankie Boyle, Josie Long and Stewart Francis. She has appeared on BBC Radio Scotland and Radio 4.
'The Scottish Queen of the alt-com scene' - UK Comedy Guide
'Smart, biting and funny' - The Wee Review
Patrick Spicer is a stand-up comedian quickly making a name for himself with his distinctively playful, relaxed stage presence and offbeat, unpredictable writing. Aside from being nominated for the prestigious Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year, in the last year Patrick has been a semi-finalist in multiple national comedy competitions and performed in comedy clubs and festivals across the UK.