Al Murray to headline Great Yorkshire Fringe – and the 12 other confirmed acts

Cheers! The Pub Landlord, aka Al Murray, will be here for the beer
25 Apr 2015 @ 9.00 pm
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The Great Yorkshire Fringe

Parliament Street, York

Fri Jul 24-Sun Aug 2

Various

Fringe website

Fresh from what is sure to be his triumph in the General Election, comic legend Al Murray will head to York.

Al, also known by his monstrous alter ego the Pub Landlord – will be the star attraction of the opening night of The Great Yorkshire Fringe.

Currently campaigning against UKIP leader Nigel Farage in South Thanet, Kent, the Pub Landlord expects to be swept to victory come May 7.

But on Friday, July 24 and Saturday, July 25, he will be leaving aside his Parliamentary duties to perform his stand-up show, Al Murray – The Pub Landlord’s Saloon in York.

It will be the perfect curtain raiser for the first Great Yorkshire Fringe, a ten-day entertainment spectacular held on Parliament Street.

Founder of the fringe Martin Witts said Al will get the fringe off to a wonderful start.

Al’s a comedy legend who has performed sold-out shows to tens of thousands a night across the UK at major arenas including the O2. He is sure to be a hot ticket and sell out fast in our intimate 400-seat venue.

We have several other big names in the wings who will be added to the line-up as we get closer to the event so sign up to our newsletter or find us on social media to ensure you are first to get the news and tickets.

The Great Yorkshire Fringe will see Parliament Street transformed into a vibrant performance space, with purpose built venues with seating between 60 and 400 people, including The White Rose Rotunda, The Turn Pot and The Tea Pot.

Other acts confirmed

Glenn Wool

The Turn Pot

Sunday, August 2

The Canadian stand-up will give Yorkshire fans a preview of his eagerly expected 2015 Edinburgh Fringe show, Glenn Wool: Creator, I Am But A Pawn. Glenn was nominated for Best Headliner at the Chortle Awards and Best International Stand Up at The New Zealand Comedy Awards.

Rob Beckett

The Turn Pot

Sunday, August 2

Cheeky chappy Rob Beckett won four major comedy contests in his very first year as a stand-up, including Leicester Square Theatre’s New Comedian of the Year.

He’s a regular performer on TV shows including Live At The Apollo, Would I Lie To You, 8 Out Of 10 Cats and Mock The Week, as well as his role as resident comedian in the jungle each year on I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here Now!.

Rob is also compering the Yorkshire Comedian of the Year Final, also on August 2, in the White Rose Rotunda.

Slightly Fat Features in Variety Soup

The Turn Pot

Sat July 25-Sun Aug 2

A variety gang show for the 21st century, hailed by The Times as Best Comedy Show at the Edinburgh Fringe, and suitable for all the family.

Smash hit variety troupe Slightly Fat Features will cavort into York with their astonishing physical skills and orchestrated mayhem.

Never Mind The Pollocks

The Tea Pot

Saturday, July 25

Jim Higo and Miki Higgins’ brand new genre busting comedy show takes a satirical look at culture and the arts and explains why everything is rubbish (apart from their show).

They answer age-old artistic questions like “Is there more to comedy than falling over?”, “How can we take ballet to the masses?” “Who’s to blame for Mrs Brown’s Boys?”,”Can we save the World through contemporary dance?” and more.

The Room: The Musical

The Teapot

Friday, July 31

The Room is routinely cited as the best bad film of all time. Now this cult phenomenon has been made into an amazing parody musical.

Adapted by Ed Greenwood, The Room: The Musical retells the classic love story between man and woman, best friend and unofficially adopted son. The candles, the music, the sexy dress – this musical provides a new take on this classic black comedy, embracing the memorable moments of the original film whilst attempting to find new meaning in places where perhaps there is no meaning at all.

The Kagools

The Tea Pot

Saturday, August 1

The Kagools are the creations of comedy duo Nicola Wilkinson and Claire Ford. They started life as recurring characters in their hilarious sketch shows.

The Kagools transport the audience to a weird and weatherproofed world of interactive nonsense and audience participation, making this a wordless adventure through space and time suitable for all ages.

Stick Man

The White Rose Rotunda

Fri July 24-Sun Aug 2

A touching, funny and utterly original live action adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s hugely popular children’s book, aimed at children aged over three-years-old.

Henning Wehn

The White Rose Rotunda

Fri July 24-Sat July 25

Henning will be performing his Eins, Zwei, DIY show. Henning is German Comedy Ambassador to the United Kingdom and as well as winning the Hackney Empire New Act of the Year, he regularly appears on TV on 8 Out of 10 Cats and QI.

Tony Law

The Turn Pot

Fri July 24

Join multi award-winning nonsense-maker Tony Law for a preview of his new show.

Winner of the Chortle Best Live Show award 2013, he has recently guested on Have I Got News For You, Never Mind The Buzzcocks and 8 Out Of 10 Cats.

Simon Munnery

The Turn Pot

Saturday, July 25

Be among the very first people to experience serial innovator Simon Munnery’s brand new show.

In his 27-year career he has won a Sony Radio and Chortle award and has been recently seen or heard on the Alternative Comedy Experience, The News Quiz and Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle.

The Supreme Fabulettes

The White Rose Rotunda

Thursday, July 30

The Supreme Fabulettes are an all singing male girl group combining slick choreography with amazing vocal harmonies, stunning couture outfits.

They perform signature Glee-style song mash-ups of classic 1960s hits and contemporary songs by the likes of The Supremes,The Andrews Sisters, and Adele, among many others.

Just Like That! The Tommy Cooper Show

The Turn Pot

Sat July 25, Sun July 26, Sat Aug 1 and Sat Aug 2

This all-encapsulating show of magic, music and mirth is running in the Turn Pot direct from a West End run at the Museum of Comedy in London.