Cutty Sark Theatre

Kings of the South Seas: Franklin | SOLD OUT

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Join us for an evening of brand new, exciting music that pays homage to traditional song and hymns, performed inside the hull of the world's last surviving tea clipper.

Evening Programme

19.00-19.30 - Cutty Sark Cafe/Bar is open

19.30-20.15 A talk about sailing at the time of Franklin's Fateful Expedition by Peter Wilson, and original poems performed by poet Tim Cumming

20.15-21.30 Kings of the South Seas: Franklin Album

Tom Allen and Friends | Live comedy on Cutty Sark

'Catch him now and you'll be able to tell people how you saw him before he was famous' (The Telegraph)

Join Tom Allen, the sharply dressed, well-spoken, disparagingly camp son of working class Bromley, as he works up new material following his sold out Edinburgh and London runs. He will be joined by different comedy pals every month.

Watch this space for news of guest appearances!

The final date for the first half of 2018 will be:

The tangled net of trawler fishing

When you don’t live by the sea, it’s easy to think that the issues faced by fishermen don’t affect you.

To see the bigger picture, we caught up with Smoking Apples Theatre, whose new show 'In Our Hands' explores life from the perspective of a Cornish trawlerman as he struggles with crippling legislation, quota distribution and big corporations which leave him with rising debts. Their award-winning performance, coming soon to the Cutty Sark Theatre, shows us how the fisherman's story affects us all. 

Dan Antopolski and Mae Martin

Dan Antopolski: Return of the Dan Antopolski (Work in Progress)

The prodigal triple Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee returns with a new hour of stand-up of change, pain and gain. Oh, and ‘dozens and dozens of well-honed jokes’ (Guardian). 


Mae Martin: Dope (Work in Progress)

The star of BBC Radio 4’s Mae Martin’s Guide to 21st Century Sexuality, and as seen on BBC3’s Live at the BBC and Russell Howard’s Good News, examines a life-time of obsessions, fandom and addiction.

Samantha Baines and Alice Marshall

Samantha Baines: One Woman, a High-Flyer and a Flat Bottom

Award-winning comedian Samantha Baines (The Crown, Sunny D, BBC Radio 4) is back after a smash-hit sell out debut show to explore the lost women of science. Expect facts, puns and an ear trumpet attached to a whiskey bottle. It’s science meets funny.

‘One of the ones to watch’ (The Evening Standard)

‘One of the punniest comedians in the land’ (The Metro)


Catriona Knox and Russell Layton

Catriona Knox: Adorable Deplorable (Work in Progress)

Some men have brought us to the brink of apocalypse. Now meet their wives. For too long they’ve been kept in the shadows. For too long they’ve been just a piece of lean meat on the arm of a sociopath. Well not any more, Edinburgh. For one hour only, open your earholes and hear them speak!

★★★★★ ‘Every hour should be this much fun’ (ThreeWeeks)

★★★★ ‘A formidable comic powerhouse’ (Chortle)

‘The next Joyce Grenfell’ (Spectator)


John Robins and Chris Stokes

John Robins: The Darkness of Robins

Guilt! Shame! Regret! Stand-up comedian, Vibe-Magnet and "London's Saddest DJ" yells into a well for fifty five minutes.

The Elis James and John Robins show on Radio X has gained cult status for their beta male badinage, unproduceable riffing and willingness to discuss mental health (AKA The Darkness) with an upbeat, lyrical voice. Robins is one of the most exiting comic voices at the fringe. In The Darkness of Robins he reflects on love, loss, and laments the injustice that you can't break up with yourself. 

Kiri Pritchard-McLean and Daniel Cook

Kiri Pritchard-McLean: Appropriate Adult (Work in Progress)

Chortle Award nominated Kiri thinks the world revolves around her, but she didn't let that stop her wishing to mentor vulnerable kids. Consequently, she’s going to be extremely careful what she wishes for in future. An immoral comedian’s morality tale about other people’s lack of morals.

★★★★ ‘Passionate, smart and yes, bloody funny, there’s a raw depth of feeling here that you won’t find in many shows’ (Scotsman)

‘Raucous and good-humoured without stinting on the protest’ (Guardian)


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