The life and soul of Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival at Embrace Arts
Embrace Arts is presenting a unique programme of comedy born out of life experiences and emotional journeys as part of Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival. The University of Leicester’s inclusive arts centre is proud to present a line-up of comedy with a difference this February featuring groundbreaking acts from award winning performers.
In Ollie Smith: 27 (8 Feb, 8pm) Ollie Smith reflects that real rockstars died aged 27, Ollie Smith is 26 and he is not a rockstar – yet. Sitting somewhere between a grubby gig, a fanatic lecture and a Jonestown-esque cult meeting, 27 is a darkly comic show that stirs up the myths and conspiracies surrounding the notorious 27 Club: a group of legendary musicians who all died at just 27 years of age. The show balances on a shaky knife-edge between hilarity and poignancy, peppered with drugs, booze, electrocution, murder and suicide! Nottingham-based performer Ollie speculates on his own demise as he struggles to secure his own legend alongside such greats as Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain, Jim Morrison and Amy Winehouse. Ollie Smith: 27 is suitable for ages 16 plus and tickets are available at £7, £9 or £5 for NUS extra card holders.
In End to End The Gramophones Theatre Company present an intriguing show recounting their incredible journey from Lands End to John O’Groats. In April 2012 three women made a daring journey from one end of Great Britain to the other. Trusting only to their resourcefulness and the kindness of strangers they made the 18 day, 874 mile trek. They completed their unusual expedition on as many varieties of transport as they possibly could with just £1 a mile to do it. In End to End they share moments from their adventure and encounters with a host of interesting and unusual characters. Personal stories, told truthfully are threaded through the narrative and take the audience on a unique and interactive journey. End to End is at Embrace Arts on Sunday 17 February at 8pm. The show is suitable for ages 12 plus and tickets cost £7 or £5 for NUS extra card holders.
There are shows for everyone at Embrace Arts during Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival, with a line-up which also includes a programme of comedy with a difference as well as family friendly fun.
For more information and to book, please visit www.embracearts.co.uk, call 0116 252 2455 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For regular updates find Embrace Arts on Facebook and Twitter. Embrace Arts is located at the Richard Attenborough centre on Lancaster Road near the fire station (LE1 7HA).