What’s on at Funny Things Saturday 28th October

Saturday 28 October

PAPER PUPPETS WORKSHOP – Age 5-11
9am-10am
Windsor Toys, Penn 
In the intimate setting of a toy shop, work with artist Ruth Swallow to create paper puppets and a theatre for them to perform some hilariously bad jokes. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.
Tickets £4.50 from Windsor Toys or Midland Box Office.

FUNNY MARKET
11am – 4.30pm
Light House Media Centre
FREE ENTRY – some individual events may require an entry fee or invite a donation – please see individual listings

Music / Performance
THE ORCHESTRA OF CHAOS
1.30pm-3.30pm
The Joke Exchange pop-up gallery, Wulfrun Centre
Join Barry Bling, Mr Velvet and the Blingettes for a unique performance at the Joke Exchange pop-up space. You won’t regret it!

Family
TRADITIONAL POLISH FOLK MUSIC
3-5pm
Centrala Pop-Up Gallery, Wulfrun Centre
Free

Film
A CENTURY OF CHAPLIN WITH LIVE PIANO ACCOMPANIMENT
Films showing: The Adventurer | Easy Street | The Immigrant
2pm-3.30pm
Light House Media Centre
1917 was a stellar year for Charlie Chaplin with three of the funniest two-reelers, including his favourite short, The Immigrant. Flatpack present some of the funniest moments from the Chaplin archive in this short film compilation in honour of Chaplin’s centenary.
Suitable for all ages
Tickets £7 / £5 concessions from Light House Media Centre.
Tickets available online or call the Light House box office on: 01902 716055

Stand-up
STEPHANIE LAING – MAD ABOUT THE BOY
3.30pm-4.30pm
The Lych Gate Tavern
Stephanie’s love life has been a rollercoaster ride of awkward sex, self-sabotage and therapy. Come and hear this lovable little weirdo talk about all the boys she’s done stuff with, including some proper wrong-uns in this eye-wateringly honest show.
Age guidance 16+
£5 in adv or pay what you want on the door.

Performance
BOSTIN BOOTS
4pm-4.30pm
Light House Media Centre
This original comedy play, written and performed by local company, Sneaky Beast, follows the escapades of flamboyant sisters, Caitlyn and Beth, and the kooky characters they encounter at a Black Country car boot.
£5 Tickets available online or call the Light House box office on:01902 716055

Stand-up
GORDON SOUTHERN: LONG STORY SHORT
3.30pm-4.30pm
The Outback
A vital and timely show about family life, how you shouldn’t always meet your heroes and coping with dementia and Alzheimer’s.
£5 in adv or pay what you want on the door.

Performance
BOARD GAME SMACKDOWN
5pm-6pm
The Outback
Fresh from a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe, hosted by award-winning comedian and UK board game champion James Cook, comedians play classic and new board games live on stage.
Age guidance 12+.
£5 in adv or pay what you want on the door.

Performance
SCOTTISH FALSETTO SOCK THEATRE DO SHAKESPEARE
6.30pm-7.30pm
The Outback
Back with their hit new show of songs, sketches, socks and violence, taking on The Bard himself. Howl at their Hamlet, roar at their Romeo & Juliet, and peer into their Coriolanus. Hit routines include their versions of Richard the Third and Othello, an investigation of gender roles in Shakespearean comedies, and a demonstration of how the comedy routines in Shakespeare can be done funny.
Age guidance 12+.
£5 in adv or pay what you want on the door.

Stand-up
PAUL SAVAGE IS SET TO SELFDESTRUCT
7pm-8pm
The Lych Gate Tavern
Paul Savage gets himself into good positions, then blows it all up. What is this capacity for self-sabotage, and can he fix it?
Age guidance 18+.
£5 in adv or pay what you want on the door.

Stand-up
JOSH PUGH
8pm-9pm
The Outback
Work in progress show from the English Comedian of the year 2016.
£5 in adv or pay what you want on the door.

Theatre
14/48 FOR LAUGHS
7.30pm-10pm
Arena Theatre
14/48 For Laughs sees four short comic plays written, rehearsed and staged in just 24 hours. Hosted by Barbara Nice with support from a selection of local stand-ups, the night throws quick fire challenges at our comedians alongside the speedily produced pieces of comic theatre.
Tickets £7 / £5 concessions from Arena Theatre

Stand-up
CLEAN COMEDY CLUB
8pm-10pm, Doors open 6.30pm for food.
Zuri Coffee
If you prefer clean comedy (without swearing ) with a cuppa in a cosy café, then this night is for you.
Age guidance 12+
Tickets £5 for event. 
Food £8.50 (chicken or paneer & spinach prontini and drink) from Midland Box Office. Pre-booking for food is essential.

Film
SING-A-LONG ROCKY HORROR SHOW
8pm
The Grand Theatre
The Campest Cult Classic of all time gets the Sing-along-a treatment! The evening begins with your host leading a vocal warm-up before they show you how to use your free interactive props bag. A screening of the movie – not a live stage show.
Age guidance 15+
Tickets from £11 + booking fee from The Grand Theatre or Midland Box Office.

Stand-up
BEN VAN DER VELDE: SIDEKICK
9.30pm-10.30pm
The Outback
Some people are life’s heroes: leading men and women full of swash, buckle and daring-do. Others just hold their jackets. As the credits roll and the heroes hump, join Ben off-camera as he salutes the Barney Rubbles, Boo- Boos and Dr Watsons of the world.
£5 in adv or pay what you want on the door.

 

Daily

The Joke Exchange Exhibition at Wulfrun Shopping Centre
10.30am-4pm
Come and see the Jokes that members of the public submitted during the Summer Joke Exchange. Did yours make it on to a placard?

Centrala Pop- up Gallery at Wulfrun Shopping Centre
10am-5pm
Join Centrala Polish ex-pats for an exhibition of illustration and artworks by Polish artists.

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