Romesh Ranganathan & Suzi Ruffell at Ropery Hall

February 27, 2015
8:00 pmto10:00 pm

Comedy Double Header with Romesh Ranganathan & Suzi Ruffell.  Join Romesh Ranganathan as he hits the road with his eagerly anticipated brand new show Rom Wasn’t Built In A Day.  The last 18 months have been incredible for Ranganathan with him winning the prestigious Leicester Mercury New Act Award and his critically acclaimed Edinburgh Festival debut being nominated for the coveted Best Newcomer Award.  Fresh from supporting some of the UK’s top comedians on their sold out tours, Suzi Ruffell hits the road with her hotly anticipated second show Social Chameleon.  In it the ‘stand-up gem’ (The Guardian) questions why she spent twenty-seven years trying to make anyone and everyone like her.  Turns outs it takes a fat bully from Swansea, a too-honest mother and searching a Parisian graveyard for someone she has never heard of to give up trying and just be herself and, yes, we are all hoping she hasn’t turned out to be a dickhead.


Patrick Monahan – Adventures In Monahan Land at Ropery Hall

March 27, 2015
8:00 pmto10:00 pm

Renowned for his playful audience interaction, clean material and hugs, Patrick’s stand up show is suitable for all the family.  As seen on ITV’s ‘Splash!’ ‘Fake Reaction’, Show Me The Funny and ’Celebrity Squares’.


Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre Company at Ropery Hall

April 18, 2015
8:00 pmto10:00 pm

Earth’s funniest footwear, the Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre, return to Ropery Hall with a brand new show of songs, sketches, socks and violence with extra added satire.   From UKIP to ISIS, the world’s put to right.  There’s also an awful lot of  brand new silliness that mixes the best of those sock twosome’s most recent shows with brand new material  ensuring an hilarious evening of entertainment.


Robin Ince is (In and) Out of his Mind at Ropery Hall

November 22, 2014
8:00 pm

Robin Ince – Sony Gold Award winning comedian and science enthusiast (Radio 4’s Infinite Monkey Cage with Prof Brian Cox) – presents another in his line of unhinged stand up comic lectures.

After dabbling in Darwin and Feynman, and cleaning out Schrodinger’s Cat, Robin now delves into his mind and possibly your mind too.

From Freud and Jung to Laing and Milgram, from rats after rewards to insanity cured by ink spots, Robin looks at the last 100 years of psychiatry, psychology and skewiff brain dabblings. Just how hard is it being a self conscious being on planet earth.

Come along, he may cure you.

“When someone writes a history of modern comedy, they should make room for Robin Ince” The Guardian

“Thoughtful, provocative and very funny” The Times

Tickets £13/£15otd 01652 660380

Hardeep Singh Kohli: Hardeep is your love at Ropery Hall

November 7, 2014
8:00 pm

Following a hugely successful spring leg, the comedian, broadcaster, journalist, and chef extends his hilarious stand up show with additional dates added for this autumn.  In addition to being a regular voice on BBC Radio 4, Hardeep has also been seen on television shows ranging from Question Time and This Week to The One Show and Celebrity Masterchef.  Join Hardeep as he offers his take on life, love and finding romance in middle age.

 “Immensely funny” Daily Express

 “A master of pace, mixing stories with fantastic, quick-witted patter” **** The Skinny

Tickets £13/£15otd 01652 660380

Ian D Montford & Ivan Brackenbury at Ropery Hall

October 24, 2014
8:00 pm

Tom Binns aka psychic Ian D Montfort does hospital DJ Ivan Brackenbury, other characters and stories. Edinburgh award nominee, Chortle Award nominee and featured in 50 most memorable gigs of the decade.

“Special in every sense of the word”  Scotsman.

Tickets £13/£15otd 01652 660380

Ian McMillan and Ian Beesley Magic Lantern Tales at Ropery Hall

October 10, 2014
8:00 pm

Using a real magic lantern projector, poet and broadcaster Ian McMillan and documentary photographer Ian Beesley tell a story of the First World War from the point of view of men who survived it and lived on to old age and a changing world.  Here too are the tales of women who worked in the factories that oiled the wheels of war.

We often view war as a series of huge historical sweeps and this show reminds us that war is made by people who each have their own narrative of what happened.

The two Ian’s also explore the culture of magic lantern shows  -  from the natural world to engineering and from small disasters to Empire.

Ian McMillan  is poet-in-residence for The Academy of Urbanism and Barnsley FC. He presents The Verb every week on BBC R3 and he’s a regular on Coast, Pick of the Week, You and Yours, Last Word and The Arts Show. Previously, Ian has been resident poet for English National Opera, UK Trade and Investment, Yorkshire TV’s Investigative Poet and Humberside Police’s Beat Poet. He’s been a castaway on Desert Island Discs and was featured on The South Bank Show. Cats make him sneeze. twitter logo@IMcMillan

Ian Beesley, Hon FRPS, is artist in residence for Bradford Institute for Health Research. His work is held in the collections of the National Media Museum Bradford, The Imperial War Museum, London and The Smithsonian Museum, Washington, USA. He was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society in 2012.

Tickets £13/£15otd 01652 660380

Henning Wehn at Ropery Hall

September 18, 2014
8:00 pm

After more than a decade in Britain, the German Comedy Ambassador has “groan” to like puns…. though he still couldn’t eat a whole one.

As Henning’s assimilation is not yet complete he hasn’t lost his sense of Westphalian wonderment at the foibles of British society.

Why does everybody want to be owned by a house? What’s wrong with having the Euro? And why hold society and government responsible for personal underachievement?

You’ve only got yourself to blame for not being born into a better social class.

Expect an evening-long crash course in personal accountability and have a right old laugh at the same time! Wunderbar!

Henning’s recent TV and radio appearances include various 8 Out Of 10 Cats shows (Channel 4), Would I Lie To You, the Matt Lucas Awards and Room 101 (BBC1); Newsnight, QI (BBC2); The Alternative Comedy Experience (Comedy Central Dave’s One Night Stand (Dave, unsurprisingly), The Unbelievable Truth and The Now Show (BBC Radio 4), Fighting Talk (BBC Five Live) and his own six part series on BBC Radio 2, Henning Knows Best. In 2014, he co-presents with Mark Watson a six part travel series, The Road To Rio, for worldwide distribution which will be shown in the UK on Dave.

Tickets £12 01652 660380


“A diplomatic master class” The Scotsman

“Brought the audience to its knees” The Telegraph

“Marvellous” The Guardian

Jo Caulfield – ‘Celebration of Anger’

March 8, 2014
8:00 pm

Award-winning comedian Jo Caulfield is back with a hilarious new show.

Jo’s always wondered why anger is seen as such a bad thing. When life presents such irritations as vacuous celebrities, endless TV quiz shows, arrogant shop-assistants, emotionally challenged men, drunken girlfriends who always pick the wrong partner, and a husband who continually quotes The Godfather, surely having a good rant – and a good laugh – is the only sensible reaction?

Star of her Radio 4 show, Jo Caulfield’s Speakeasy, and seen on Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Mock The Week, Have I Got News For You, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, The Apprentice: You’re Fired and BBC1’s The Politics Show, this is a fantastic night out for men and women alike. Enjoy your anger!

Nominated as Funniest Woman (LAFTA Awards) and Best Female Stand-Up (Chortle Awards), Jo is “feisty, funny and wonderfully bitchy” (Observer), with a “cut-throat wit and a razor-sharp tongue” (Times)

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Mark Thomas – 100 Acts of Minor Dissent

February 14, 2014
8:00 pm

Mark Thomas is well versed in the art of creative mayhem and over the years his troublemaking has changed laws, cost companies millions and annoyed those who most deserved to be. Now he returns to what he does best, mischief- joyously bad behaviour with a purpose.

After his award winning show Bravo Figaro Mark sets himself the task of committing 100 Acts of Minor Dissent in the space of a year. Mark catalogues everything from the smallest and silliest gesture to the grandest confrontations and the results are subversive, hilarious, mainly legal and occasionally inspiring.

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Robert Newman’s New Theory of Evolution

February 1, 2014
8:00 pm

Comedian, journalist, novelist and activist Rob Newman makes a hotly anticipated return to comedy with his first complete show in seven years.

Rob describes the 150-year controversy in evolutionary theory and explores how the latest science demonstrates that DNA is not destiny. From a Devil’s Orchard made by lemon ants, to female buffalo voting which way to go, from Prince Kropotkin escaping a Tsarist dungeon to altruistic vampire bats and Richard Dawkins’ postman wrestling naked, Rob Newman argues that co-operation drives evolution more than competition.

Rob said: “Natural history is so full of freaky facts that when you tackle the complexity, you find that there is a wealth of detail, oodles of oddity which lend themselves to comedy.”

In the past 20 years Rob has performed five solo stand-up shows including From Caliban to The Taliban (500 years of Humanitarian Intervention) in 2003 and Apocalypso Now in 2005 which was recorded and aired by More4 under the title A History of Oil. He has also written regularly for The Guardian and Vice magazine and produced four novels, his most recent being The Trade Secret which was released in May 2013 and published by Cargo/Cargo Crate.

Other TV and radio credits include History of the World Backwards (BBC Four), Newman & Baddiel In Pieces (BBC Two) and The Mary Whitehouse Experience (BBC Two).

“He is the funniest comedian I have ever seen…A passionate, chaotically brilliant comedian.” The Sunday Times

“I am completely in awe of Robert Newman. Of his talent, his passion, his intelligence, and the way he turns them to comedy with real firepower. If this world could be saved by a Superhero whose Superpower was Comedy, that hero would be Robert Newman.” Kate Copstick, The Scotsman


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