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Sunday

Cream tea 11.00AM - 9.00PM

Cream tea is back Hooray! What better way to have an afternoon treat than some scones, cream & jam served with lovely china tea sets and breath-taking views? Who could resist?

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July

05

Fringe 2019 - Alex Hylton: Get Rich or Die Cryin' - 4.00PM - 5.00PM

lex Hylton: Get Rich or Die Cryin' (14+)
Alex Hylton
The debut from one of the fastest-rising acts in the UK. Not sure whether he's destined or just desperate for the big time, Alex Hylton tries his absolute hardest with this ambitious new show to make a million quid and all his problems go away. Leicester Comedy Festival Liberty Award winner. 'An undoubted talent' - Chortle.co.uk.
Pay What It's Worth
www.twitter.com/alexaprishylton
July

05

Fringe 2019 - Lenny Sherman: Have fun! - 5.00PM - 6.00PM

ave Fun! (16+)
Lenny Sherman
Power packed performance jammed full of gags' - Chortle. 'Deft joke writer' - Loaded Magazine. Recent Credits Include Channel 4 Ministry of Justice, BBC Three Quickies, Viz. Lenny was the support act for Jerry Sadowitz at Leicester Square Theatre.
17:00-18:00
July

05

Fringe 2019 - The Songsmiths - 6.00PM - 7.00PM

A returning fantastically received musical act from last year's Fringe
The Songsmiths describe themselves as " somewhat acoustic, slightly electric". The North Dorset band is made up of four experienced musicians - Derek Halliday, Pete Edwards, Richard Dorran and Alan Mash.
The men are know from their membership of the area's best-loved band. And Derek has an additional musical skill - he builds guitars.
July

05

Fringe 2019 - Becky Brunning: BLOOM - 7.00PM - 8.00PM

BLOOM (16+)
Becky Brunning
Funny Women Finalist, Broadchurch actor and Most Promising Junior 1998, brings her new nigh-octane show to reckon with that early potential. The world is her cockle. The world is her oyster. Becky Brunning is in BLOOM. 'Original, inventive and exciting' Sara Pascoe.
19:00-20:00
July

05

Fringe 2019 - Darius Davies: Persian of Interest - 8.00PM

Persian of Interest (16+)
Darius Davies
The show the BBC tried to ban! Come and see how easy it is to change the course of the news (all whilst being sat at home in your underpants). Come and watch how one man took revenge against Ryanair, and used the BBC as his puppets to do it. 'Blow away... clever and geopolitical' 4 Stars, Sunday Mail Adelaide 2019.
20:00-21:00
July

05

Fringe 2019 - Matt Price: Broken Hooters And Geezers With Shooters (18+) - 9.00PM - 10.00PM

Broken Hooters And Geezers With Shooters (18+)
Matt Price
Cornish Comedian Matt Price was asked to work on a writing project with a former criminal. From day one, he was out of his depth... As Steve Bennett from Chortle said, Matt Price is, 'a genuine, ordinary guy spinning some yarns, extraordinary in their telling ****.' 'He is widely regarded as one of the best storytelling comics on the circuit'.
21:00-22:00
July

05

Fringe 2019 - Peter Buckley Hill: Arson in the Queen's Swans (18+) - 10.00PM - 11.00PM

Arson in the Queen's Swans (18+)
Peter Buckley Hill
Peter Buckley Hill, founder of the Free Fringe in Edinburgh, geriatric songsmith and waffly standup, brings a show to Shaftesbury for the first time and will be taking it to Edinburgh afterwards, but not for the first time. Some people think he's funny. Depends on your sense of humour, I suppose. Won't cost you anything to find out.
22:00-22:50
July

06

Fringe 2019 - Caroline Mabey: Hair of the Dog (16+) - 12.00PM - 1.00PM

air of the Dog (16+)
Caroline Mabey
Caroline Mabey's husband/boyfriend/partner (whatever!) just quit his accounting job to train as a dog groomer. Time for a life audit. New stand up from BBC Radio 4 News Quiz writer. 'No one has made us laugh as much at this fringe' (The Skinny). 'Oddball Genius' (Chortle). 'Hilarious... funny and touching and brilliant' (Guardian).
12:00-13:00
July

06

Fringe 2019 - Chris Norton Walker: An Unexpected Item in the Gagging Area (16+) - 1.00PM

An Unexpected Item in the Gagging Area (16+)
Chris Norton Walker
Super-Marketable Chris Norton Walker presents a fun packed one liner show. What's the weirdest thing you've ever found whilst shopping? Chris will show you some remarkable items he's found. There's loads of puns, jokes, fun and surprises in store! Come along and bring your gags for life! (2018 Leicester Comedy Festival Best Joke nominee).
13:00-13:45
July

06

Fringe 2019 - Simon Ellis: Simon Blake's Startling Songs - 1.00PM - 2.00PM

Quirky, comic and Celtic original songs gleaned from West Country folk traditions and tales.
13:00-14:00
July

06

Fringe 2019 - Tom Glover: A Glover Not A Fighter (12+) - 2.00PM - 3.00PM

Tom Glover: A Glover Not A Fighter (12+)
Tom Glover
Lactose intolerance. Bike rides. Urinals. Tom Glover is a comedian not afraid to tackle the big issues. The debut show from a loveable West Country favourite; Lastminute Comedy Club Comedian of the Year runner-up and finalist in Petfringe Comedian of the Year. Nominated for Best New Show at Leicester Comedy Festival 2019.
14:00-15:00
July

06

Fringe 2019 - The ScuttleShake - 3.00PM - 4.00PM

inners of the Best Popular Music Award at the first ever Shaftesbury Fringe, ScuttleShake are returning to the 2019 Festival with one gig only, at The Mitre. ScuttleShake are a women's four-piece folk/Americana ensemble who bring their own interpretation to traditional and contemporary songs by the likes of Jolie Holland and Eilen Jewell.
July

06

Fringe 2019 - Robin Boot's Rockomedy: Punderstruck (16+) - 3.00PM - 4.00PM

Robin Boot's Rockomedy: Punderstruck (16+)
Robin Boot
He has sold out his last 4 years in Edinburgh and now Robin is bringing his new Rockomedy masterpiece to Shaftsbury. Wordplay, surreal silliness and astonishing guitar skills - rock 'n' roll has never been so funny! Voted one of the top three new comedians of 2016 (LastMinuteComedy.com). 'Big presence, big delivery, big laughs' (Castle Comedy).
15:00-15:50
July

06

Fringe 2019 - Phillip Simon: Who's the Daddy Pig? (16+) - 4.00PM - 5.00PM

Who's the Daddy Pig? (16+)
Philip Simon
As an actor, Philip Simon (writer for Mock the Week) played Daddy Pig in Peppa Pig's Party. Then another Daddy role came his way. Join Philip in an hour of award-winning stand up comedy about dating, parenthood and Peppa Pig, but definitely not for children! 'Never less than hilarious' (The Stage).
16:00-16:50
July

06

Fringe 2019 - Mike Walsh: Acoustic Set With Mike - 4.15PM - 4.45PM

Acoustic Set With Mike
Mike Walsh
An easy listening mix of chilled-out covers, some sing-alongs and original music.
16:15-16:45
July

06

Fringe 2019 - Joe Wells: Joe Wells Doesn't Want To Do Political Comedy Any More! (18+) - 5.00PM - 6.00PM

Joe Wells Doesn't Want To Do Political Comedy Any More! (18+)
Joe Wells
Joe used to do political comedy but recently the news has become so horrible that he can't bear to do it any more. Support for Frankie Boyle, Stephen K Amos and Alexei Sayle. Writer for Have I Got News For You. 'Some of the most surprising and thought-provoking material coming from any comedian' (The Guardian). An hour of stand up comedy.
17:00-18:00
July

06

Fringe 2019 - Patrick Healy & Mary O'Connell: Barely There (16+) - 5.15PM - 6.00PM

Barely There (16+)
Patrick Healy & Mary O'Connell
Join Mary O'Connell (NATYs Finalist; Chortle Public Vote Winner) and Patrick Healy (So You Think You're Funny Finalist; NATYs Finalist; Yellow Comedy Young Comedian of the Year) for an hour of laughs and insights into their underwhelming lives. Both young, both ethnically ambiguous, and both are barely there.
17:15-18:15
July

06

Fringe 2019 - Steve Bugeja: Work In Progress (14+) - 6.00PM - 6.45PM

Steve Bugeja: Work In Progress (14+)
Steve Bugeja
Steve Bugeja, host of Radio 4's 'Economics with Subtitles', as seen on 'Love Island Aftersun', Russell Howard's 'Stand Up Central' and 'The Zoe Ball Show', presents a brand new show. His last four solo shows have gained a combined 30 4/5 star reviews. 'Big laughs' (Guardian). 'A polished hour of plentiful jokes and compelling storytelling' (Scotsman).
18:00-18:50
July

06

Fringe 2019 - Juliet Meyers: This Flipping Rescue Dog Has Ruined My Life (12+) - 6.15PM - 7.15PM

Juliet Meyers: This Flipping Rescue Dog Has Ruined My Life (12+)
Juliet Meyers
Juliet (writer on Sarah Millican TV show and 8/10 Cats) and her dog have issues. A show about unconditional love, anxiety, canine pee and being a wolf. Contains stand-up, stories and THE DOG HIMSELF (he doesn't like being left!) 'Devilish. On the edge' (Scotsman). 'Smart and very funny' (Independent). 'The dog upstaged you' (previous audience).
18:15-19:15
July

06

Fringe 2019 - Charmian Hughes: What-not (16+) - 7.00PM - 8.00PM

Charmian Hughes: What-not (16+)
Charmian Hughes
When everyone around you is self identifying as this and that and you don't even know where your glasses are, don't panic! There's a word for us people there isn't a word for - it's what-not, that's what! And Charmian is top-not. 'Class above other stand ups' - Dominion Post. 'Captivating storyteller, irresistible performer' - The Scotsman.
19:00-20:00
July

06

Fringe 2019 - Janis Haves: The Evil Queen Rules! (16+) - 7.15PM - 8.15PM

The Evil Queen Rules! (16+)
Janis Haves
Forget the anaemic little Disney Princess, now she's all grown up and it's the Evil Queen's time to shine! The Evil Queen usually gets a bad press, but not in this show. An irreverent, pulls no punches celebration of being all grown up in a princess world. Great songs and packed full of punchlines, a mixture of stand-up comedy and songs.
19:15-20:15
July

06

Fringe 2019 Erich McElroy: Radical Centrist (16+) - 8.00PM - 9.00PM

Erich McElroy: Radical Centrist (16+)
Erich McElroy
With politics moving to extremes and into nearly every aspect of our lives, Erich McElroy finds another way. Erich is rising up to demand incremental change and reasoned debate. He's crossing over the left/right divide in a way that'll make you stop and think - or at least slow down. 'Stand-up at its best' ***** BroadwayBaby.
20:00-21:00
July

06

Fringe 2019 - Forest and the Gardener: Forest and the Gardener - 8.30PM - 9.30PM

Forest and the Gardener
Inspired by nature and melodic rhythms, Forest and the Gardener are an acoustic duo. Forest's vocals (Amy) are soulful, authentic and haunting. The Gardener (Jamie) has over 40 years' experience as a guitarist, perfecting effortless music that can spontaneously create magical sounds that will leave you wanting more.
20:30-21:30
July

06

Fringe 2019 - Olaf Falafel: Olaf Falafel presents Knitting With Maracas (14+) - 9.00PM - 9.45PM

Olaf Falafel presents Knitting With Maracas (14+)
Olaf Falafel
Critically acclaimed idiot Olaf Falafel is back once again like a renegade master - inventive jokes and stupid comedic leftfieldery all held together with the flimsiest of narrative structures. 'Absurdity so well-crafted that silly doesn't do it justice' - Evening Standard.
21:00-21:50
July

06

Fringe 2019 - Grainne Maguire: Guys... It's Problematic (16+) - 10.00PM - 11.00PM

Guys... It's Problematic (16+)
Grainne Maguire
Hey guys! I'm back again for a show about effort and why you should always be Team Titanic. Also, I'm worried I fancy Jim Davidson. Byeeeeee! It'll be great, I'm really crushing my morning pages this year. As heard on Radio 4's 'The Now Show' and seen on Dave's 'UnSpun'. Writer for '8/10 Cats' and 'The Last Leg'. 'Blisteringly Funny' - The Arts Fringe.
22:00-23:00
July

07

Fringe 2019 - Robin Morgan: What A Man, What A Man, What A Man, What A Mighty Good Man (Say It Again Now) (14+) - 12.00PM - 1.00PM

obin Morgan: What A Man, What A Man, What A Man, What A Mighty Good Man (Say It Again Now) (14+)
Robin Morgan
A brand new hour from the 'utterly hilarious' (**** - Broadway Baby) Welsh stand-up. Robin's a father to his son. And a son to his father. But what makes a good male role model? Writer for BBC Two's The Mash Report and BBC R4's The News Quiz. Tour support for Ellie Taylor and Iain Stirling. Warm-up for the Graham Norton Show.
12:00-13:00
July

07

Fringe 2019 - Steffan Evens: If I Die Right Now... - 12.00PM - 1.00PM

If I Die Right Now... (16+)
Steffan Evans
If I Die Right Now...' is one man's quest to find his place in the world. From a sheltered life in West Wales through a midlife crisis that has hit way too early. It's the autobiography of an underachiever. Strap in.
12:00-12:55
July

07

Fringe 2019 - Drew Taylor: The Taming of The Drew (16+) - 1.00PM - 1.45PM

The Taming of The Drew (16+)
Drew Taylor
The Taming of the Drew is the debut solo hour from Welsh comic, Drew Taylor. Bringing with him razor sharp, observational stand up and hilarious story telling, Drew, described as 'a rising star of the Welsh stand up scene...' (standupforcomedy.co.uk) gives his takes on modern life, marriage and why 33 doesn't have a catchy bingo call...
13:00-13:50
July

07

Fringe 2019 - Sam Wyatt: I Predict A Wyatt! (18+) - 1.00PM - 2.00PM

I Predict A Wyatt! (18+)
Sam Wyatt
Sam Wyatt is recording the pilot for his new Saturday night gameshow, 'I Predict a Wyatt!' Two contestants, four games and only one host. 'I Predict a Wyatt!' is a well-polished, cheesy grin game show with all the hallmarks of a Saturday night gameshow for all the family! However what goes on off-camera certainly isn't!
13:00-14:00
July

07

Fringe 2019 - Abbie Murphy: Eat Sleep Shit Shag (14+) - 2.00PM - 2.45PM

Eat Sleep Shit Shag (14+)
Abbie Murphy
Eat Sleep Shit Shag retraces the steps of Murphy's transformative years, from fire-starter in a football shirt to feathers, tits and teeth. 'Ex-showgirl's deadpan anecdotes of the industry is a hidden gem' THE SKINNY****. 'Refreshing and slick' ONE 4 REVIEW*****. TV/Film credits include; David Brent: Life on the Road, Detective Pikachu, Catastrophe.
14:00-14:50

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