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Play, Fri 3 May 2019

Stand Up & Improv Show

Stand Up & Improv Show

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If you've never seen improvised comedy before, you are in for a right treat. All the games, scenarios, and situations are formed from your suggestions ... that's right YOU, the audience. 

"5 STARS! The comedy is creative and crude, quick and quirky, the performers commit completely to the games and create funny and fantastic characters at a moment's notice." - Remotegoat

"There's a wonderful slapstick nature to it all but they are all impressively literate in film culture and genres too, creating brilliant, quick draw pastiches of popular cinema that will have you in stitches." - Manchester's Finest

"Total fun and instantly engaging." - WHODARESGRINS.COM

Opening the night we have the impressively funny

Tom Taylor

Multi-award winning comedian Tom Taylor has received high praise from audiences and critics alike. His unique brand of musical comedy is smart and silly in equal measure and he boasts an impressive stock of quirky, and very funny, musical one-liners.

In 2013 Tom reached the final of the prestigious So You Think You’re Funny? competition, the following year he was a finalist in the Hobgoblin Comedy Award and in 2015 he took home the award for Comedian of the Year at the inaugural Great Yorkshire Fringe. Most recently he picked up the Audience Favourite Award at the Musical Comedy Awards 2017.

A favourite of live bookers across the UK, Tom has also supported Simon Munnery, John Kearns and Abandoman on tour and recently performed on Radio 2 and Radio 4 as part of the BBC Radio New Comedy Award.

In addition to his stand-up talents, Tom is an accomplished actor and writer having penned and performed two one-man murder mysteries, A Charlie Montague Mystery: The Game’s a Foot, Try the Fish and The Man with the Twisted Hip. Following two sell-out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Tom embarked on a national tour of both shows last autumn.

"Excellent … beautifully daft" - The Sunday Times

"Immediately very funny, the best jumper in comedy and really really well written jokes" - Isy Suttie

"His brand of nervous, neurotic musical comedy – coupling deliberately simplistic tunes on an old Casio keyboard with cleverly constructed lyrics and smart wordplay – is an absolute delight" - The Skinny

Plus, stand up sets from:

Lois Mills

Winner of the 2018 Leicester Square Nationwide Sketch Off Final
Finalist in The 2018 Great Yorkshire Fringe New Comedian of the Year
Mills is a one woman sketch group, turning your perception of sketch comedy, theatre and interpretive dance on its head. Mills will take you on a journey which will conclude with you thinking, "yep-she is a weirdo!" 

Sam Serrano

Runner Up in the 2018 Great Yorkshire Fringe New Comedian of the Year final
Finalist in the 2018 Bury Met Comedian of the Year

“Samuel Serrano, a proud, lipstick wearing 18 year old whose deliberately provocative set was uncomfortable and laugh-out-loud funny in equal measure” - Yorkshire Post

“Teenager Samuel Serrano couldn’t have been more different. 18 years old and dressed in a blouse and full make-up, he put the X into X Factor with his routine about his varied sexual exploits ” - York Press

“A game changer of an act on the night, very striking and most importantly very funny” - Concept Comedy

Our host for the night is Chris Lumb. As seen on Russell Howard's Good News.

Baby changing facilitiesCash PointCredit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled toiletsOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencing

Carriageworks Theatre has two performance spaces the main auditorium with 300 seats and a studio space with 55 seats as well as 7 conference rooms of various sizes and configurations. The venue is fully accessible including changing places facilities. Please contact Box Office in advance of visit to discuss any accessibility questions.

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 3 May 2019 20:00 to 00:00

Prices

Standard: £9 Concessions: £7 Unwaged: £6

Events at this Venue

date event
Fri 26 Apr Pricks
Fri 26 - Sat 27 Apr A Brave Face
Wed 1 - Sat 4 May Guys and Dolls
Fri 3 May Stand Up & Improv Show
Sat 4 May Guys and Dolls
Mon 6 May The Man Without A Past

Reviews

    Address

    3 Millennium Square,
    Leeds,
    West Yorkshire,
    LS2 3AD

    Location

    Directions

    See location of Carriageworks Theatre on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

    Map reference: SE 298339  Lat: 53.80096 Long: -1.54806

    By Car:

    From all routes into Leeds follow signs for the city loop. Once on the city loop go past the Town Hall on your left and follow the road round. Take the next left into Rossington Street. The Carriageworks is found on Millenium Square which is a pedestrian area. Parking can be found on Rossington Street or at The Light.

    By Public Transport:

    From Leeds railway station walk up Park Row to The Headrow. Cross over this road and carry straight on. Cross over Great George Street and over to Rossington Street. Follow directions as above.

    Parking: with charge

    Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Leeds station

    Facilities

    • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
    • Cash PointCash Point
    • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
    • Public toiletsPublic toilets
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
    • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing

    Carriageworks Theatre has two performance spaces the main auditorium with 300 seats and a studio space with 55 seats as well as 7 conference rooms of various sizes and configurations. The venue is fully accessible including changing places facilities. Please contact Box Office in advance of visit to discuss any accessibility questions.

    Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

    Parking

    • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
      • Yesis solid
    • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
      • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

    Public Areas

    • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
      • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
      • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
    • YesLift equipped with verbal floor announcements
    • YesLift equipped with raised floor numbers or braille numbers or letters
    • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
    • YesBaby changing facilities
    • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)
    • YesHearing loop installed in public areas

    General

    • YesHearing loop system
    • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
    • YesClear signage
    • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
    • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
    • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
    • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
    • YesAudible alarm system
    • YesVisual alarm system

    Entrance

    • YesEntrance is well lit
    • YesAutomatic door at the main entrance

    Food

    • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
    • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
    • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair