After a couple of months to adjust to the new world order, we return in February to escape the new world order and begin another year of idiosyncratic gigs in the humble haven of hilarity above the Red Deer. It’s a shitting good line-up and Gaia knows we need a laugh so grab some tickets to sate Plutus and pray to Hestia the host doesn’t balls-up the baking.
Sarah Bennetto is a stand-up from Melbourne, now based in London. You can catch her doing new solo shows at the Edinburgh Fringe every year, music festivals, comedy clubs, and she can also be heard on BBC Radio 4, Glastonbury backstage radio and NTS’s Mix-Tape. She is the host of Storytellers’ Club, the cult comedians-telling-stories comedy club.
“Superb. Devastating. Edges towards perfection.” — Three Weeks
“A sophisticated mix of standup and character comedy, Bennetto succeeds in harnessing the full power of an instinctive comedic mind.” — Fest Magazine
“Sarah Bennetto brings a fantastically original concept to the Producers’ Warehouse. She is bright, funny and fast on her feet, with a wonderful collection of silly characters. This show is a vivid package of silly, clever and sometimes self-deprecating humour that stands out amongst the mass.” — Rip It Up Magazine
“Self-depreciating, dark, honest and genuinely funny. One of the most enjoyable and original shows I’ve seen this year. It had me laughing out loud more times than I could count. A solid hours of laughs, it culminates in a truly epic finale.” — The Advertiser, Adelaide
If upbeat surrealism and a strong line in male knitware is your thing, ready your clapping hands for the triumphant Sheffield return* of Tom Bell Having crafted mercurial, off beat tales for over 15 years, Tom has cemented his place as a firm “indie” favourite on the comedy circuit. On screen he recently starred in the the HBO movie “The Leisure Class” which he helped devise, as well as BBC’s “Episodes”, a turn as a robot on “Humans” and, oddly, as an alien in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” Tom is one of the creators of the smash hit comedy show “Knightmare Live” based on the old kid’s TV show. His brother (Jim Bell) lives in Sheffield and recently did his first stand up gig for charity there, which he mostly spent slagging off his successful brother (Tom Bell) so expect some friendly retaliation..
*He played Sheffield Hallam Uni about 8 years ago. It went fine..
“Surreal comedy at its best” — The Scotsman
“Tom Bell is one of life’s natural sowers of joy” — Three Weeks
“His inventiveness is incredible” — Edinburgh Evening News
“A world where the sublime and ridiculous don’t just meet, they fall in love and have babie” —Chortle
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Doors open at 7.00pm, show starts at 7.30pm.
Tickets are £6 when you buy online, £8 if you pay on the door.
Advanced booking is recommended.
The following food and drinks offers are also now available:
2 x tickets and a bottle of any wine £20
2 x tickets, a bottle of any wine and 2 main meals for £35
These must be booked in advance by contacting the Red Deer via (0114) 2722890 or firstname.lastname@example.org.