Upcoming Events

Watch this space Weds 22nd June – the brilliant ‘Virgin on the Ridiculous’ a comedy performed by Living Spit!

Helliker History Day Saturday 23rd April. Afternoon Talks 2pm – 6pm – including 1000 years of Warp and Weft, The Miners of Somerset, Henry Hunt and Peterloo, Music and Poems 7.30pm – 10.30pm ‘Cotton Town Chronicles’. In memory of Thomas Helliker the Trowbridge Martyr 1784-1803. White Horse Trades Union Council -free entry to reserve a place: rosiemacgregor@icloud.com

Friday 11 Feb – 8pm

Instant Wit – A quick fire comedy Improvisation show!

Tickets £12.50

Available to book here: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/rag-and-bone-arts-cic

They’re back for their third visit to good old ‘Nam!’ Book in quickly as tickets sell fast. 

A quick-fire comedy improvisation show packed full of sketches, gags, songs, surreal situations, flying packets of ‘Instant Whip’ and prizes!
Completely improvised and directed by the audience the show is highly addictive, interactive, engaging & fun.

Participate as much or as little you like: shout out during the show or write down suggestions in the interval to win prizes.
Running for 10 years +. A well developed & successful format with an established & loyal following. For audiences aged 12+.

Saturday 12 Feb – 5pm

Cult Figure: Kenneth Williams

Tickets £10 – Available from: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/chippenham-fringe/cult-figure-kenneth-williams/e-epombd

Written and Performed by Colin Elmer, Directed by Tim Astley

Kenneth Williams was one of the most unique and beloved figures in British comedy history.  From show stealing performances on the radio in Hancock’s Half Hour and Round the Horne and over twenty years of starring in the Carry On films to becoming the darling of the chat shows, Williams was a rare talent who could turn from broad slapstick to erudite wit in a split second.

Celebrated actor and impressionist, Colin Elmer, who played Kenneth Williams in the UK tours of Round the Horne and Hancock’s Half Hour, reprises his role in this new production, telling the great man’s story in his own words, using anecdotes, writings and some of the material for which the comedy legend was so well-known.

So stop messing about and join us for a hilarious and engaging evening in the company of a true cult figure.

“funny, fast-paced and… beautifully performed”

– Birmingham Review

Colin Elmer’s Kenneth Williams was hilarious and endearing

 – Reading Chronicle on ‘Round the Horne’

Saturday 12th Feb – 8pm

The Bean Spillers: The Improvised Musical

8pm – Tickets £10 available from: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/chippenham-fringe/the-bean-spillers-the-improvised-musical/e-xeypgx

Farting at a funeral. Calling your teacher ‘Mum’. Farting at your teacher’s funeral then calling the Vicar ‘Mum’! We’ve all heard some juicy gossip, but have you ever wondered if there’s more to the story?

Following the success of their five star hit ‘Timpson: The Musical’, Gigglemug Theatre (Winners of The Stage Edinburgh Award) bring you a brand-new improvised musical based on gossip from the audience.

‘Gloriously silly’ – Metro

★★★★ ‘Has the potential to be one of the best improv shows you’ll see’ – Theatre Weekly

‘A slick, fun and frivolous show’ – Chortle

★★★★ ‘This impro musical delivers laughs aplenty’ – The Reviews Hub

‘A hilarious, witty, musical masterpiece’ – Huddersfield Times

★★★★ ‘An energetic and hysterical performance’ – LondonTheatre1

★★★★ ‘Improv is difficult, and The Bean Spillers make it look like playtime’ – The Independent

Nominated for the Brighton Fringe Balkan/Otherplace Award.

Sunday 13 February – 3pm

The Mary Lou Revue

Tickets £5 – Tickets available here: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/chippenham-fringe/the-mary-lou-revue/2022-02-13/15:00/t-jexgjr

The Mary Lou Revue is an all-singing all-dancing celebration of Golden Age entertainment, performed by crooner Slim Ditty and the ever-so versatile, Miss Mary Lou. 

Featuring the songs of Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong and Peggy Lee among others, our show will sweep you off your feet on a wave of nostalgia. With dance numbers, physical comedy and many heart-warming moments, the Mary Lou Revue is sure to put a spring in your step and a song in your heart.

Promises to be a special evening with 5 musical acts!

Join Rock the Tots online: https://www.rockthetots.co.uk/upcoming-gigs

The Cause – Covid-19

Please give Fred a call on  01249 446893 if we can help or for a chat. We can also be contacted by email: fred@thecausevenue.com

and Facebook www.facebook.com/thecausevenue/

Rock the Tots – 20th February 2020

Book online https://www.tickettailor.com/events/rockthetots/336933/

For February we will be performing songs with peoples’ names in their titles!
Song-writers have been dedicating ditties to their muses since the beginning of time… what better compliment can there be than to name your beloved through the medium of music?
We’ve got some classics for you…

Wil Hodgson and Friends – 29th February 2020

Tickets must be reserved on Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/wil-hodgson-andfriends-fringe-feb-chippenham-tickets-91818727285

An evening of alternative stand up comedy to raise funds for the wonderful Unity House, Chippenham (Alabaré)

Local award winning alternative comedian Wil Hodgson will be giving a special performance featuring material from his brand new show, Waffle. He’ll be fresh from the Leicester Comedy Festival and can’t wait to share this new show with you. Joining Wil is a selection of his favourite up and coming acts from across the south west area.

“Genius” Russell Howard
“This is punk rock” Mark Thomas

Tickets are free but must be reserved in advance online. There will be an opportunity to make a voluntary donation to Unity House at the end.

Age 14+, will contain very strong language

Start Something New 2020

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