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The NATYS Comedy Showcase and Awards Final Thirteen new acts are given five minutes to work their magic in the annual final to crown comedy's New Act of The Year. Now in its 33rd year, this comedy showcase and awards event moves to the Leicester Square Theatre in 2016 and promises a variety of performers - from stand-up to sketch shows, singers to surrealist and spoofs. Previous finalists include the likes of Russell Brand, Harry Hill, Ed Byrne, Lee Mack, Tim Vine, Micky Flannagan, Jack Whitehall, Simon Amstel and Rhod Gilbert. Auditions and heats are held between October and December 2015 at the Rich Mix Arts Centre in Bethnal Green ahead of the showcase and awards final at Leicester Square Theatre on Sunday 31st January 2016. Among the thirteen acts are Revan & Fennel, a double act kicking football satire, Josh Pugh, mastering the art of one-liners, and Thomas Rackham who revels inside Birmingham nightlife.

About Leicester Square Theatre

In 2002 this compact, 350 seater opened with Taboo, Boy George's musical trawl through Thatcher's 80s and his own turbulent career, a production that ran for well over a year. The Leicester Square Theatre seems to have succeeded in carving out a niche for itself amongst the many grand Edwardian playhouses and cavernous auditoriums of London's Theatreland. More about Leicester Square Theatre

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City Thameslink Station
22 minutes walk
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Leicester Square Theatre events

Rahul Kohli: Newcastle Brown MaleRahul Kohli: Newcastle Brown MaleA blend of edgy topical humour, social observations and political commentary from the Geordie stand-up.2016-07-24T20:30:00+01002016-07-24T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Leicester Square Theatre, 6† Leicester Place† † † WC2H 7BX
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Rahul Kohli: Newcastle Brown Male
Apocalypse Cruise Ship Love AffairApocalypse Cruise Ship Love AffairBeach Comet presents a comedy musical, featuring a live band, original songs and the end of the world.2016-07-24T19:00:00+01002016-07-24T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Leicester Square Theatre, 6† Leicester Place† † † WC2H 7BX
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Apocalypse Cruise Ship Love Affair
The Scarewcrows' WeddingThe Scarewcrows' WeddingA heart-warming adaptation based on the book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.2016-07-24T11:00:00+01002016-09-04T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Leicester Square Theatre, 6† Leicester Place† † † WC2H 7BX
Category: event
Now On
The Scarewcrows' Wedding
Swipe Right Theatre: 2 Become 1Swipe Right Theatre: 2 Become 1A comedy musical following four girls in the 90s as they embark on a night of speed dating, meeting Mr Rights and Mr Wrongs, filled with infectious pop anthems and ballads.2016-07-25T20:30:00+01002016-07-26T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Leicester Square Theatre, 6† Leicester Place† † † WC2H 7BX
Category: event
On Soon
Swipe Right Theatre: 2 Become 1
Jon Pointing: Act NaturalJon Pointing: Act NaturalA comedy character show framed in a drama workshop. Expect demonstration, exploration, motion and emotion.2016-07-26T19:00:00+01002016-07-26T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Leicester Square Theatre, 6† Leicester Place† † † WC2H 7BX
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On Soon
Jon Pointing: Act Natural
The FunkSmugglers: Mead DreamsThe FunkSmugglers: Mead DreamsJoin the musical trio as they introduce you to their favourite drink, mead, which was historically drunk by Celtic Kings and Babylonians.2016-07-27T19:00:00+01002016-07-27T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Leicester Square Theatre, 6† Leicester Place† † † WC2H 7BX
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On Soon
The FunkSmugglers: Mead Dreams
Tez Ilyas: Made In BritainTez Ilyas: Made In BritainThe smart, subversive, Lancashire-born stand-up ponders the difficulties living as a Muslim in modern Britain.2016-07-27T20:30:00+01002016-07-27T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Leicester Square Theatre, 6† Leicester Place† † † WC2H 7BX
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On Soon
Tez Ilyas: Made In Britain
Goodbear (Work In Progress)Goodbear (Work In Progress)Joe Barnes and Henry Perryment present a character-led sketch show that covers all of life's big questions, such as life, death and existence.2016-07-28T19:00:00+01002016-07-28T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Leicester Square Theatre, 6† Leicester Place† † † WC2H 7BX
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On Soon
Goodbear (Work In Progress)
Adele And Tom's First Birthday PartyAdele And Tom's First Birthday PartyLaughing Horse semi-finalists, Adele Cliff and Tom Mayhew, host an hour of fun, with jokes, hats, games and a special guest appearance.2016-07-28T20:30:00+01002016-07-28T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Leicester Square Theatre, 6† Leicester Place† † † WC2H 7BX
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On Soon
Adele And Tom's First Birthday Party
Holly Burn: I Am Special (Work In Progress)Holly Burn: I Am Special (Work In Progress)The comedian performs her work in progress show before she takes it to Edinburgh Fringe Festival.2016-07-29T19:00:00+01002016-07-29T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Leicester Square Theatre, 6† Leicester Place† † † WC2H 7BX
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