Thursday 9th June

Doors: 7.30pm | Start: 8.00pm

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A COMEDY, SPOKEN WORD & MUSICAL cabaret revue performed by GEOFFREY CHAUCER & The Crusty Asians.

Accompanied by his infamously shy band THE CRUSTY ASIANS (LARRY THE LOBSTER on human/fish beatbox, HARDEEP THE PRAWN on ethnic percussion), author of the Canterbury Tales GEOFFREY CHAUCER comes out of seven hundred year retirement to save the planet with his new collection. No subject is off limits. Your liberal sentiments will squirm.

A musical comedy by veteran of the UK spoken word scene Shane Solanki. Satirical tales for the ages, told in undulating, rhythmic wordplay, delivered over distorted jazz harmonies, played live on stage by some Asians, dressed as crustaceans.

“Imagine if Tim Minchin, Daniel Kitson & John Cooper-Clarke produced a prodigal brown musical love child”
– Bobby Friction (BBC Radio 6)

“A giddy kaleidoscope of virtuoso music, rapid-fire spoken word, and evocative imagery. The result was a wholly unique, deeply evocative, ultimately joyful perspective on the cultural complexity of modern Britain.” – Greg Kierkz, producer (Nimble Fish)

“Exciting to see a spoken word show moving away from the norm that we have come to expect” – Lisa Mead, Artistic Director (Apples & Snakes)

“A bold artist who integrates spoken word, music and digital visuals to a new aesthetic, with wide appeal.” – Sandeep Virjee (Darbar)

“He encourages audience members to share and interact, in shows which are sometimes bawdy and provocative, other times intimate and vulnerable.” – Sajid Javid (as Culture Secretary)

***Terms & Conditions: Advance tickets (whether bought online or in person at the venue) are non-refundable, except in the case of a show being cancelled. If you have purchased tickets in advance and cannot attend a show you can transfer the tickets to someone else by informing us in advance via email. Please be aware that there’s only one entrance to the venue and there are 20 stairs and no lift. We also have a no pets policy in the venue (sorry furry friends) and the venue is strictly over 18s past 9pm. Wearing masks whilst not seated is not obligatory but advised, please do not attend if you or any of your household have Covid-19 symptoms or have recently tested positive.***