Late Night Gimp Fight for Christmas

The washed-up boy band of sketch comedy are returning to Soho Theatre with their first new show in four years. Now in their thirties and with no other career options they have decided to abandon their wives, jobs and in one case their child, to jump back in the gimpy saddle.

Strap yourselves in for a blistering hour of dark sketches, dirty songs and disgraceful nudity. It’s the ultimate alternative Christmas party.

“A riotous, rollicking, all-singing, all-dancing celebration of bad-taste comedy”

“The sketches are amazing. The songs are hilarious. The collective atmosphere is intoxicating. You will laugh until you hurt, and then plough on through the pain. I genuinely cannot recommend it enough.”

“Pacy, punchy and with a good line in dirty … perfectly formed pearls of comedy”

Of course British Muslims are being held back. This is an Islamophobic country…

Read Shaista Aziz’s article here

Alistair Barrie

has a weekend performing at London’s finest, The Comedy Store, doubling up with Chiswick’s marvellous Headliners.

Catch him if you can…!

***** Late Night Gimp Fight

They might not be at the Fringe for the whole run, but earmark a  night of your weekend to see the boys in action…


Daniela Pasquini – Blackbird

BLACKBIRD has made Official Selection for The Smalls Film Fest, London for Comedy – running 1-6 September! Congratulations to Daniela and more news to follow….

Hatty Ashdown has a new showreel!!!

Our brilliant Hatty has a new showreel – for four minutes of fabulousness click here!




Jermyn Street Theatre, SW1Y, 19:30, 3-29 July


Kings Head Theatre, 21:30, 21-26 Aug



Pleasance Courtyard (Venue 33), 14:00, 18-20 Aug


Pleasance Courtyard (Venue 33), 23:00, 3-5, 10-12, 17-19, 24-26 Aug


Underbelly, Cowgate (Venue 61) 14.40, 3-14, 16-27 Aug

The Real MacGuffins in London town….

‘Instructions for American Servicemen in Britain’ the hit show from the Real MacGuffins and Fol Espoir is back!

It’s a rib-tickling new comedy that has been reducing audiences to silliness all over the country and after two national tours in 2015 and 2016 it comes to London in July 2017.

If you’re looking for a great night out in central London, look no further than this critically acclaimed London theatre show, highly recommended by audience members young and old. A rip-roaring comedy for all age-groups, a delight for American tourists and Britishers alike, this hilarious comedy has been entertaining audiences across the country. Now it comes to London’s Jermyn Street Theatre, located just a few steps away from Piccadilly Circus, one of London’s most famous landmarks, with a wide selection of restaurants nearby for a pre- or post-theatre meal, or maybe just a good, old-fashioned cup of tea.

Book your tickets here



“Fond and affectionate… Instructions for American Servicemen in Britain guarantees laughs and nostalgia in spades.”

★★★★ London Theatre 1

Gloriously hilarious. A witty and whimsical production.”

The Blog of Theatre Things [no star rating]

“A joyous celebration of all those little oddities of which we Brits are secretly rather proud.”

or also from The Blog of Theatre Things

“High-energy, tongue-in-cheek and frequently quite bonkers”

★★★ Broadway World

““Riotous comedy” or “a hilarious parody of difficult war times” or “fast-paced and thoroughly entertaining”


★★★★ The Stage
“Wholly idiotic, inducing a helpless laughter that almost incapacitates the audience… an unforgettable experience.”

or, also from The Stage:

“A tender snapshot of wartime Britain – fast-paced, affectionate, authentic and wildly funny”

★★★★ Essential Surrey
“Packed with puns and innuendo, the slickness and pace of this brilliant group made it great fun for all age groups… A thoroughly entertaining evening.”

★★★★ The Richmond Magazine
“Fast paced and witty… the feel-good factor started as soon as we entered the theatre.”

A Younger Theatre [no star rating]
“Ridiculous witticisms, idiotic imaginations and a wonderful on-stage dynamic… this show is definitely one to see.”

Hatty Ashdown

now runs Screaming with Laughter, a club where you are encouraged to take your baby and LAUGH!!!  Lovely review here:


Daniela Pasquini

Delighted to welcome Daniela to the Cheryl Hayes fold…


Daniela Pasquini is a co-founder of The Bush Theatre’s associate company Antler where she works collaboratively, devising and performing in new work and is an award-winning film maker – creating shorts in which she writes, directs and performs.

FILM NEWS: BLACKBIRD is her brand spanking new short, for 2017, made alongside award-winning cinematographer (and brother) Alex Pasquini. Daniela devised, directed and performed in the short which is scored by Sky Academy Arts Scholar Ollie Howell and script edited by award-winning writer and performer Jonnie Bayfield.
The short won the acclaim of A CHORTLE’s Best Comedy Show On Demand and cited as ‘..a masterclass in comedy short film-making’ by the LOCO Film Fest, London. (

Emmeline  is a short Pasquini directed and co-wrote, winning critical acclaim on the festival circuit; awarded the BFI award for Best Short in the Future Film Festival, The Brantford Film Festival, the Chicago International Childrens Film Festival and New York International Children’s Film Festival among others. (


‘Pasquini really impresses in both characters, the flamboyant Paola in particular is a real highlight and deserves her own sketch show’  A younger Theatre, If I were Me

Pasquini is delightfully witty…and her timing is impeccable* – The New Current, Where The White Stops

…masterfully controls her dead pan quips – Exeunt, Where The White Stops
ANTLER FACTS: Where The White Stops; was awarded the Ideastap-Underbelly Award 2013 and Nominated for The Stage Awards, Best ensemble 2013 before being performed at The Bush Theatre, London as part of The Radar festival and Antler’s first UK Tour. Our latest show If I were Me, won the Suitcase Prize at the Pulse Festival, New Wolsey in it’s early development and later transferred to the Soho Theatre, London as part of the Soho Rising festival, 2016. Antler are now an associate company with The Bush Theatre, London.