...at The Rondo this Summer, with a sizzling season of brave, bold and beautiful shows - we're here to give you a brilliant summer – whatever the weather!
|Robin Ince’s Blooming Buzzing Confusion – Edinburgh Preview
Robin Ince needs your help! His new show is going to Edinburgh in August – and he wants you to laugh/not laugh at all the appropriate bits, so he can finish the flipping thing...
Most of your brain doesn’t know you exist; let’s find out how conscious we really are. Having investigated particle physics and evolutionary biology, the host of BBC Radio 4’s Infinite Monkey Cage’s new stand-up show goes into the matter that led to it all, the human brain.
Best known as a science populariser, and winner of three Chortle awards, Time Out Award for Outstanding Achievement in Comedy, and Gold and Silver Sony awards promises a dissection of what makes you... probably.
Warning: may cause existential angst and curiosity. Mysterians welcome.
|Ahir Shah & Tiff Stevenson
Ahir Shah is a comedian whose sharp, intellectual brand of stand-up features a blend of emotional frankness, poetic language, and jokes. His most recent stand-up show, Anatomy, was described by Fest as being "as thoughtful and compelling a show as you're likely to come across" at the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe.
Here, Ahir presents a collection of new material in preparation of his next solo hour of stand-up. (Almost all of it will have been previously tested in comedy clubs over the last couple of months, so there's no need to worry unduly.)
Charismatic and of rewardingly cerebral approach The Guardian
He is made for stand-up The List
Tiff Stevenson is a stand-up comedian, actor and writer, known for her honest material and instantly likeable disposition. She has appeared on programmes such as Never Mind the Buzzcocks (BBC Two), The Office (BBC Two), Balls of Steel (Channel 4) and Only Joking (Sky), and you may have heard her dulcet tones across the airwaves in her regular roles on radio shows such as MacCaulay & Co (BBC Radio Scotland), Front Row (BBC Radio 4) and 7 Day Saturday & Sunday with Al Murray (BBC Radio 5 Live).
Her previous solo Edinburgh stand-up shows have consistently had packed audiences and rave reviews, and in 2012 she won the Mervyn Stutter’s Spirit of the Fringe Award. Come and join her test run material for her new Edinburgh solo show, where she ponders if optimism is possible in a world where the Kardashians and Everyday Vodka continue to exist.
Hilarious observations and beautifully written… a touching call to arms for 30 somethings The Metro
…Mouthy, cynical and sexually frank, she left us wanting more The Guardian
Paul Merton joins Suki Webster in this superb new comedy play about a stand-up meeting his number one fan.
Thirty Minutes of obsessive fun somehow packed into half an hour. Written by Suki Webster; directed by John Nicholson.
The show is SOLD OUT, but you can win a pair of tickets by entering our PayPal raffle. Simply donate £2 to The Rondo via our PayPal account: email@example.com before 5pm on Tuesday 22nd July, and we'll pick a doner at random to recieve two tickets to the show! What could be simpler?
The Rondo Theatre is owned and run by The Rondo Trust for the Performing Arts, registered charity No. 1000051.
Tom Craine is an award winning comedian, writer, and one third of the critically acclaimed sketch group Jigsaw (with Dan Antopolski and Nat Luurtsema) who are series regulars on Live At The Electric (BBC3), and are headlining Sketchorama (BBC Radio 4).
Tom recently filmed the BBC2 documentaries Jesus to Jay-Z and Bitesize History, following on from regularly co-hosting on The Rhod Gilbert Show (BBC Radio Wales).
Wise, funny, lyrical Observer
As a solo artist Tom has gained rave reviews, including Observer Critic's Choice Edinburgh 2010, and The Times Top 5 Picks Edinburgh 2010. A regular at the major UK venues and abroad, he has supported Rhod Gilbert, Alan Carrand Russell Kane on tour.
Wonderful Time Out
|Mad, Bad and Downright Ugly
Outlawed Nomad Theatre
'How far can villainy take you?'- now that’s the real question.
Through the Bards most infamous Baddies, this troupe of daemons will delight and ensnare you into seeing what it truly means to be wicked. A black comedy, this show uses the company’s unique brand of physical storytelling and an original score to take you into a world of classic literature with a unique twist.
|Avent & Monie: Back to Front
MAST Stage Productions
BBC and ITV's award winning double-act with a difference... of opinion!
A heady mix of backstage tantrums and on-stage routines; Back to Front follows the exploits of a double-act both in front of and behind the curtain. As the performance gathers steam, the performers let more off; hard truths are told and wise cracks begin to appear.