Frankenstein: Man or Monster

24 Nov 19:30 - 21:00 24 Nov 19:30 - 21:00 - Leicester Leicester
Upstairs at the Western Upstairs at the Western
Four mental illnesses presented as part of the Frankenstein myth with a monster who is shunned and abused because he is different’. Frank has multiple personalities one of which...   More info

Literally the Best Magician (Leicester)

25 Nov 19:30 - 20:30 25 Nov 19:30 - 20:30 - Leicester Leicester
Upstairs at the Western Upstairs at the Western
Some magicians favour subtlety. Dave Alnwick is unapologetically not one of them. His show Literally The Best Magician has just had an incredible run at the Edinburgh Fringe, with...   More info

Jestin' At The Western

02 Dec 20:00 - 22:30 02 Dec 20:00 - 22:30 - Leicester Leicester
Upstairs at the Western Upstairs at the Western
A brand new monthly comedy night comes to Upstairs At The Western. Featuring a selection of the finest acts around, from brand newcomers testing their comedic skills (some for the...   More info

Film, Migration & Human Rights

05 Dec 18:30 - 21:30 05 Dec 18:30 - 21:30 - Leicester Leicester
Upstairs at the Western Upstairs at the Western
Film screening and panel discussion In 2016 over 3700 people died trying to cross the Mediterranean. Meanwhile, the process of relocation of people who enter Europe mostly...   More info

Jenn Hart (+Rick Sanders)

06 Dec 19:30 - 20:30 06 Dec 19:30 - 20:30 - Leicester Leicester
Upstairs at the Western Upstairs at the Western
JENN HART is a DIY punk poet. Her work is biting, witty and surprising as she drags her audience through deftly constructed snippets of real and imagined lives. Navigating through...   More info

Gusset

07 Dec 19:30 - 08 Dec 21:00 07 Dec 19:30 - 08 Dec 21:00 - Leicester Leicester
Upstairs at the Western Upstairs at the Western
Elaine Pantling is back at Upstairs At The Western. The gusset is the epicentre. It determines the way a woman moves and feels. If the gusset is cut the wrong way dramatic...   More info

Peter Pan

10 Dec 13:00 - 17:30 10 Dec 13:00 - 17:30 - Leicester Leicester
Upstairs at the Western Upstairs at the Western
A professional production of Peter Pan, inspired by J.M. Barrie’s novel, produced by Peterborough based theatre company Lamphouse Theatre. Suitable for all ages 7 . The Darling...   More info

Alfred's War

15 Dec 19:30 - 21:00 15 Dec 19:30 - 21:00 - Leicester Leicester
Upstairs at the Western Upstairs at the Western
Ten days before the Allied liberation of Brussels in 1944, Alfred Adler, a German Jew, is passing as an Afrikaans businessman trading with the Nazis. He hasn’t managed, however...   More info

The Same Faces: Uncle Armando w/Stella Graham

18 Dec 19:30 - 22:00 18 Dec 19:30 - 22:00 - Leicester Leicester
Upstairs at the Western Upstairs at the Western
The Same Faces are one of the midlands leading improvised comedy groups, and are based here in Leicester. The team features regular members Tom Young, Allan Smith, and Dave...   More info

Memoirs of a Dater

07 Feb 19:00 - 21:30 07 Feb 19:00 - 21:30 - Leicester Leicester
Upstairs at the Western Upstairs at the Western
A modern day spoken word performance about the trails and tribulations of a young woman and her dating disasters. Inspired loosely from the Vagina Monologues this funny but...   More info

Accumulator

08 Feb 19:00 - 20:00 08 Feb 19:00 - 20:00 - Leicester Leicester
Upstairs at the Western Upstairs at the Western
Ross has spent almost 15 years betting and half of that making a living from it. But no one believes him. Come watch as he finds the funny in the idea that predicting the future...   More info

Rhymes Against Humanity

08 Feb 20:30 - 21:30 08 Feb 20:30 - 21:30 - Leicester Leicester
Upstairs at the Western Upstairs at the Western
What if you could choose the title of a brand new musical and then see it performed instantly? That’s what is going to happen to one audience member when the East Midlands...   More info

Self Indulged Gent

09 Feb 19:00 - 20:00 09 Feb 19:00 - 20:00 - Leicester Leicester
Upstairs at the Western Upstairs at the Western
Richard Massara, winner of two regional comedy awards in 2012, is going to talk about himself for roughly fifty-five minutes. A brilliantly funny hour of stand up comedy...   More info

Sex With Guests

09 Feb 20:30 - 21:30 09 Feb 20:30 - 21:30 - Leicester Leicester
Upstairs at the Western Upstairs at the Western
English Comedian of the Year 2014 Jack Campbell hosts an array of guests for an hour-long panel show all focused around S-E-X. Guests will be discussing losing their virginity...   More info

The Same Faces: Improvised Comedy

10 Feb 20:30 - 23:00 10 Feb 20:30 - 23:00 - Leicester Leicester
Upstairs at the Western Upstairs at the Western
Leicester’s own improv group, THE SAME FACES return for their fifth year at Leicester Comedy Festival with another round of improvised silliness. This short-form show will feature...   More info

Graduation Night

11 Feb 20:00 - 22:00 11 Feb 20:00 - 22:00 - Leicester Leicester
Upstairs at the Western Upstairs at the Western
Come see the stars of tomorrow. Today! Upstairs at the Western proudly present graduates from their comedy workshop course, come watch our new stand up stars as they take to the...   More info

Tom Young's Daft Conversation

12 Feb 20:00 - 21:00 12 Feb 20:00 - 21:00 - Leicester Leicester
Upstairs at the Western Upstairs at the Western
The Same Faces director Tom Young will be joined by last year’s double award winner ROB KEMP for a daft conversation about whatever comes up. Nothing is planned. No topics have...   More info

Drag Queen Bingo

14 Feb 20:00 - 22:00 14 Feb 20:00 - 22:00 - Leicester Leicester
Upstairs at the Western Upstairs at the Western
Join us for bingo like you have never played it before. Our to-die-for glamorous drag queen caller NANCY SAEED takes centre stage for an evening of 6-8 games of bingo, with smutty...   More info

InsTED Talks

15 Feb 19:00 - 20:00 15 Feb 19:00 - 20:00 - Leicester Leicester
Upstairs at the Western Upstairs at the Western
Mark Vigil brings you four characters each delivering a sort of TED talk type of thing. You will laugh, you will cry, you learn, as you are taken on a journey exploring the world...   More info

DIY Chef

15 Feb 20:30 - 17 Feb 20:00 15 Feb 20:30 - 17 Feb 20:00 - Leicester Leicester
Upstairs at the Western Upstairs at the Western
George Egg is a stand-up comedian who cooks food, surprisingly good food, live on stage using unconventional methods and unexpected equipment. He makes you laugh too. In DIY Chef...   More info

Extreme Commuter 10

16 Feb 19:00 - 20:00 16 Feb 19:00 - 20:00 - Leicester Leicester
Upstairs at the Western Upstairs at the Western
Adham Fisher is not a comedian. It just happens that what has happened to him on public transport is so bizarre that people usually laugh when he tells them. He rides public...   More info

Tom Young's Something Old & Tom Young's Something New (LCF18)

17 Feb 20:30 - 23:00 17 Feb 20:30 - 23:00 - Leicester Leicester
Upstairs at the Western Upstairs at the Western
TWO DIFFERENT SHOWS! YOU HAVE TO BOOK SEPARATELY! TOM YOUNG'S SOMETHING OLD Tom has been working on this show for the last eight years; this is as good as it's got. His very best...   More info

Uncle Armando

19 Feb 19:30 - 22:00 19 Feb 19:30 - 22:00 - Leicester Leicester
Upstairs at the Western Upstairs at the Western
The Same Faces are one of the Midlands leading improvised comedy groups and are based here in Leicester. The team features regular members Tom Young, Allan Smith, and Dave...   More info

The Clones: An Improvised Show

22 Feb 19:00 - 20:00 22 Feb 19:00 - 20:00 - Leicester Leicester
Upstairs at the Western Upstairs at the Western
Witness the incredible, as improvised duo THE CLONES take to the stage. With no script, no staging, and only a pair of chairs for a set, they spin a simple audience suggestion...   More info

Welsh Man in Hammersmith Palais

22 Feb 20:30 - 21:30 22 Feb 20:30 - 21:30 - Leicester Leicester
Upstairs at the Western Upstairs at the Western
Chris is a newcomer to stand up. After completing a few comedy workshops his first shows Punchlining Above Their Weight both sold out at the Leicester comedy festival last year...   More info

I'm Better Than This

23 Feb 19:00 - 20:00 23 Feb 19:00 - 20:00 - Leicester Leicester
Upstairs at the Western Upstairs at the Western
After being forcibly removed from his local writers group, unappreciated poet, word weaver and philosopher ANDY FOWLER presents his works of literary genius to the masses. A small...   More info

Improv Smackdown 2018 at Leicester Comedy Festival

25 Feb 19:00 - 21:30 25 Feb 19:00 - 21:30 - Leicester Leicester
Upstairs at the Western Upstairs at the Western
The Same Faces are proud to present Improv Smackdown 2018, returning to Leicester for a third year, and its second at Leicester Comedy Festival. 8 of the country's best...   More info


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