Jun
19
Wed
‘WACKY WEDNESDAY’ present: Emily Woods & Elie Kraft
Jun 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

‘Wacky Wednesday’  is a comedy night at The Tom Thumb, it happens every third wednesday of the month.

We invite diffrent comedians to perform for you, this month we have….

Bitch & Nerd
One is a bitch. The other is a nerd. Join Emily Woods (As seen on Shaw TV, Max Turner Award Finalist) and Elie Kraft (Chortle Student Comedy Award Finalist) for an hour of jokes about being ugly, family, and dildos. Emily has spent the last two years between Canada and England and has established herself as a stellar new comedian quickly rising up in both scenes. Elie brings a keen eye for observation filled with self-deprecating charm and “cuts an intriguing low-status persona” (Chortle). Together, they are Bitch & Nerd.
Jun
20
Thu
Billy Childish: If You Fly with the Crows
Jun 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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Poetry Reading
On the occasion of the publication of Childish’s new volume of poems ‘If You Fly with the Crows You’ll be Shot with the Crows’, Carl Freedman Gallery and Hangman Books present an intimate evening of poetry and dialogue with the author.
Questions for the author are encouraged and there will be an opportunity to buy signed copies of the book after the reading.
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Jun
21
Fri
Jayde Adams ‘The Ballad of Kylie Jenner’s Old Face’
Jun 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Jayde Adams: The Ballad of Kylie Jenner’s Old Face

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NOMINEE Edinburgh Fringe Best Newcomer 2016
WINNER Best Show Scottish Sun 2017
WINNER Best Female Comedian Scottish Sun 2017

‘She’s a star’ (Guardian).

In 2019 if you want to be a ‘successful independent woman person’ you better have something to say and you better be wearing a Serious Black Jumper™. ‘Britain’s funniest woman comic’ (Daily Mail) has put the sequins in a box (for now), because it’s time to get serious. If pop stars, razors and even sausage rolls can attach themselves to important movements, why can’t Jayde Adams?

Jun
22
Sat
Jayde Adams ‘The Ballad of Kylie Jenner’s Old Face’
Jun 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Jayde Adams: The Ballad of Kylie Jenner’s Old Face
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NOMINEE Edinburgh Fringe Best Newcomer 2016
WINNER Best Show Scottish Sun 2017
WINNER Best Female Comedian Scottish Sun 2017

‘She’s a star’ (Guardian).

In 2019 if you want to be a ‘successful independent woman person’ you better have something to say and you better be wearing a Serious Black Jumper™. ‘Britain’s funniest woman comic’ (Daily Mail) has put the sequins in a box (for now), because it’s time to get serious. If pop stars, razors and even sausage rolls can attach themselves to important movements, why can’t Jayde Adams?

Jun
25
Tue
Harry Baker, Henry Madds (Double bill scratch performances)
Jun 25 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
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HARRY BAKER
Mathematician-Turned-World-Slam-Champion Harry Baker turns 10,000 days old, celebrating numbers, words and life itself. From winning his school battle-of-the-bands competition with a Jay-Z Maths homage to his prime number poetry TED talk being watched by millions online, Harry’s love of language and logic has got him through literal marathons, seen him rap battle in front of Ice Cube, and now has him analysing the technical accuracy of So Solid Crew’s 21 seconds. He’s got 99 problems but maths ain’t one. ”Ferociously intelligent” **** Scotsman “Spectacularly witty” ***** Whatsonstage “The greatest performer on earth” ***** BBC Radio 1
HENRY MADD
Henry Madd is a spoken word artist, theatre maker and workshop facilitator. After cutting his teeth on the Californian poetry circuit he returned to his native England and firmly entrenched himself in the poetry community in Kent. He won the 2017 Apples and Snakes/ Wise Words Festival Emerging Artist Contest and has since gone on to perform around the country, highlights include: City 451, Brighton Fringe, Nozstock,  CSP in the Park main stage and supporting Lemn Sissay in Canterbury Cathedral.
“As the town hung-overly heaves itself into life, the farmers chase those of us who have been scarring the crows from the fields all night long. We swallowed galaxies two at a time, sowing seeds of lifelong friendships that dissipate under morning sun.” An autobiographical account of growing up in the West-Mids, exploring the grittier side of life in the countryside.
Jun
26
Wed
TOM THUMB FILM QUIZ
Jun 26 @ 8:00 am – 10:30 am

8pm

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Our monthly film quiz!! Test your movie trivia in the cosy surroundings of The Tom Thumb Bar

£2/ per person

Teams of 4 or less

winning team takes the pot..

Jun
27
Thu
Lucy McCormick: Post-Popular, a work-in-progress 
Jun 27 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
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Join Lucy McCormick and her ‘friends with benefits’ for her work-in-progress version of Post-Popular, which is heading to Edinburgh Fringe this August. Following her genre-defying smash-hit, Triple Threat, Lucy McCormick is back to crawl through the annals of history in this enthusiastically humiliating exploration of power and purpose. Lucy will workshop her trademark concoction of dance, song, absurdist art and minor breakdowns, and she needs your help!
‘Joyously depraved’ ***** (Time Out)‘Lucy McCormick has the moves of Beyoncé, the lungs of Christina Aguilera and the morals of a punk iconoclast’ **** (Scotsman)

Jun
29
Sat
ANNA MUDEKA’S KURE KURE / FARAWAY – PARTICIPATORY WORKSHOP
Jun 29 @ 2:00 am – 3:00 am

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Family Friendly Workshops include mbira singing, learning to play the shakers and Zimbabwean dancing.

Anna Mudeka brings a vibrant workshop on the Kure Kure tour, learn Zimbabwean mbira music of the

ancestors, learn clapping mbira rhythms, songs, ululating and dance: all the things that bring the Bira

Shona celebrations to life! An uplifting, re-energising and soul fulfilling experience suitable for all ages and

abilities.

ANNA MUDEKA’S KURE KURE / FARAWAY
Jun 29 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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The multi-media one-woman theatre show KURE KURE/FARAWAY includes traditional and contemporary

music, projected visuals, soothing song, energetic dance and spoken word. An epic presentation of

migration, atavism, DNA and the ancestors’ origins through a story of the huge migration from Central Africa

(5000 years ago), the migration of the Bantu Tribe from the Tanganyika and Baka regions all the way to

Zimbabwe to build the biggest kingdom in Africa (1200 AD) and Anna’s own migration to the western

hemisphere some 800 years later

The multi-talented Anna Mudeka takes audiences on an exhilarating, inspiring and thought provoking

journey to ancient and modern-day Zimbabwe, and  speaks of the challenges and opportunities of starting a

new life in a different country.

‘Beautiful theatre relevant to today’s lives’ (Audience comment)

Advised 11 years +

Jul
5
Fri
Hurricane Force Jan
Jul 5 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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 Hello, so if you’re watching this then I’m already dead.

To clarify, Jan should have been an architect but instead she has found herself in the centre of an open plan office at the handrail manufacturing company she works for, beating her colleague Sandra with a bonsai tree she won in a competition in April 2015.

Jan’s life didn’t turn out the way it was supposed to. It has just been one fundamental error after another. But before it ends she has some questions to answer.
How was she supposed to know dating the chief of police’s son would get her framed for pushing a herd of sheep off a cliff? Who knew she would accidentally disable her dog because she won a competition run by Ferrero Rocher? Why would you deliver a year’s supply of hazelnut chocolatey balls all at once? Who has that kind of space? Why is there such a craze for magnetic teeth?

Hurricane Force Jan is a surreal and darkly comic collaboration between playwright Serafina Cusack (Royal Court, Kings Head, SYC) and comedian Arianna Beadie (NYT Rep Company, SYC, Almeida Young Company.) and is being produced by Pigs In Residence (The Miller, The Albany, Star of Kings).

“Serafina Cusack is a highly distinctive writer” – Lyn Gardner

★★★★★“Whatever you do, look out for more from playwright Serafina Cusack, whose prose is itself, kind of like a drug.” – The Blogging Sheriff

★★★★“Cusack’s clever writing smacks the audience in the face.” – Within Her Words

“Serafina Cusack has delivered a strong piece of writing, from a perspective not easily achieved let alone tackled.”

-Live Theatre UK

“Arianna Beadie… achieves moments of comic brilliance” – Brixton Blog

“Luminous comedy acting from Arianna Beadie” – Culture Whisper

Jul
6
Sat
‘How Does This Politics Thing Work Then’ a family show from 6+
Jul 6 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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Politics is boring. Politics is complicated. Politics is for adults.

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Rubbish! Politics is actually super important and can be made really fun, if you know how. Luckily Tatton Spiller (Simple Politics) and Tiernan Douieb (Comedy Club 4 Kids, CBBC’s The Slammer) know exactly how and will show you over 60 minutes just how to make sense of it all.

You might not be able to vote yet. You do have opinions, though. You know the world you want to see. You know what’s right and what’s wrong. Also, you want to have a fun. Comedy Club 4 Kids specialise in making children laugh & Simple Politics specialise in making them understand how politics works in a clear, informative and fun way. So we’ve teamed up for a show that keeps you entertained, engaged and informed so you can also shout at the telly along with your parents during Question Time!

And Kate Cross, Director of the egg, Bath said:

‘Our audiences came to see something a bit different and to introduce their children to the funny side of politics, in this otherwise drab world, and hence left comments such as:

“Thank you for putting that on, it was amazing and should be toured to schools. Delightful.”

“Really funny, and also educational for the kids great, and inclusive.”‘

Hurricane Force Jan
Jul 6 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

HFJAB

Hello, so if you’re watching this then I’m already dead.

To clarify, Jan should have been an architect but instead she has found herself in the centre of an open plan office at the handrail manufacturing company she works for, beating her colleague Sandra with a bonsai tree she won in a competition in April 2015.

Jan’s life didn’t turn out the way it was supposed to. It has just been one fundamental error after another. But before it ends she has some questions to answer.
How was she supposed to know dating the chief of police’s son would get her framed for pushing a herd of sheep off a cliff? Who knew she would accidentally disable her dog because she won a competition run by Ferrero Rocher? Why would you deliver a year’s supply of hazelnut chocolatey balls all at once? Who has that kind of space? Why is there such a craze for magnetic teeth?

Hurricane Force Jan is a surreal and darkly comic collaboration between playwright Serafina Cusack (Royal Court, Kings Head, SYC) and comedian Arianna Beadie (NYT Rep Company, SYC, Almeida Young Company.) and is being produced by Pigs In Residence (The Miller, The Albany, Star of Kings).

“Serafina Cusack is a highly distinctive writer” – Lyn Gardner

★★★★★“Whatever you do, look out for more from playwright Serafina Cusack, whose prose is itself, kind of like a drug.” – The Blogging Sheriff

★★★★“Cusack’s clever writing smacks the audience in the face.” – Within Her Words

“Serafina Cusack has delivered a strong piece of writing, from a perspective not easily achieved let alone tackled.”

-Live Theatre UK

“Arianna Beadie… achieves moments of comic brilliance” – Brixton Blog

“Luminous comedy acting from Arianna Beadie” – Culture Whisper