Big Mouth Comedy Club

Tales & Tunes

Kathryn Tickell & David Almond, with Amy Thatcher.


Wed 25 Oct
Saltburn Community Theatre

Tickets: £16.50
From venue on 01287 624997
Doors & Bar: 6:45pm / Show: 7:30pm




These artists' work grows from the landscape, language, history and strange beauty of the north. With the drive of David's storytelling and Kathryn's love of the traditions of her native Northumbria, the poetic power of language and music combine. On stage Kathryn and David are joined by accordionist and clog dancer Amy Thatcher to bring you a memorable evening of stories, songs and, of course, irrepressible music. If you enjoyed Kathryn's 'Northumbrian Voices' this is an unmissable show for you!

I can't remember feeling so exhilarated by such a match of music and landscape. - Richard Morrison, The Times (on Kathryn's 'Northumbrian Voices').

Kathryn Tickell is the foremost exponent of the Northumbrian pipes, a composer, educator, performer and successful recording artist. Over a career spanning 25 years she has released 15 of her own albums to date and has also recorded and performed with Sting, The Chieftains, Penguin Café Orchestra, Jon Lord, Evelyn Glennie, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, London Sinfonietta and many others. In 2015 she was awarded the OBE for services to folk music.

David Almond is the author of Skellig, My Name is Mina, The Savage, The Tightrope Walkers, A Song for Ella Grey and many other novels, stories, picture books, opera librettos and plays. His work is translated into 40 languages, and is widely adapted for stage and screen. His major awards include The Carnegie Medal, two Whitbread Awards, The Eleanor Farjeon Award, The Michael L Printz Award (USA), Le Prix Sorcieres (France) and The Guardian Children's Fiction Prize. In 2010 he won the Hans Christian Andersen Award, the world's most prestigious prize for children' authors. He is Professor of Creative Writing at Bath Spa University and lives in Northumberland.

A writer of visionary, Blakean intensity. - The Times

A Tyneside Dylan Thomas, and it is impossible not to be swept up in the power of his storytelling. - Daily Telegraph

Amy Thatcher is an accordionist and clog dancer based in the north east of England. Amy is a key member of several well known folk acts in the UK including Kathryn Tickell's The Side, The Shee, and the electronic folk super-group, The Monster Ceilidh Band. Her musical upbringing owes a lot to Stockport's famous 'Fosbrook's Folk Education Trust' with whom she trained from the age of eight on accordion, fiddle, piano and clog dancing. During this time Amy was taught by, and recorded with, accordion virtuoso Murray Grainger. From 18 onwards she continued her musical education in Newcastle on the prestigious Folk and Traditional Music degree course.

Big Mouth Saltburn

Starring: MC Mike Wilkinson, Pete Johansson, Eddy Brimson plus Lucy Thompson


Sat 11 Nov
SPA HOTEL, SALTBURN

Tickets: £10.00/£12.50
from The Spa Hotel on 01287 622 544, SPAR shop Milton St
Doors: 7:00pm / Show: 8:00pm / 18+




What a line-up tonight!

Your headliner for this November edition of Big Mouth is the fantastic Eddy Brimson - A self-confessed former football hooligan(!) He repented his sins and turned his hands to better use as a writer and comedian, Eddy has written a tonne of books, and as an actor, he's graced our screens in Absolutely Fabulous, The Thin Blue Line and even EastEnders, where he played, you've guessed it, an East End villain, who torched poor old Frank Butcher's car lot. Expect fearless Stand-Up at its finest!

Co-headliner tonight is our fave Canadian, Pete Johansson. A master storyteller, he's dry, charming and smart. He's also mischievous as hell! He's gigged all over the world and we're delighted to welcome him to Saltburn tonight.

The Brilliant Mike Wilkinson is your host for the night, plus a set from the up and coming Lucy Thompson also in the mix!

Line-ups subject to change. Not for the easily offended.

Big Mouth Middlesbrough

Starring: MC Paul Pirie, Eddy Brimson, Pete Johansson & Morgan Rees


Sat 11 Nov
JURYS INN, MIDDLESBROUGH

Tickets: £10/£12.50
from Middlesbrough Theatre Box Office on 01642 81 51 81
Doors: 7:15pm / Show: 8:30pm / 18+




Your opener for this November edition of Big Mouth is the fantastic Eddy Brimson - A self-confessed former football hooligan(!) He repented his sins and turned his hands to better use as a writer and comedian, Eddy has written a tonne of books, and as an actor, he's graced our screens in Absolutely Fabulous, The Thin Blue Line and even EastEnders, where he played, you've guessed it, an East End villain, who torched poor old Frank Butcher's car lot. Expect fearless Stand-Up at its finest!

Headliner tonight is our fave Canadian, Pete Johansson. A master storyteller, he's dry, charming and smart. He's also mischievous as hell! He's gigged all over the world and we're delighted to welcome him back to Middlebrough.

Supremely Entertaining - The Independent

Paul Pirie is your host for the night, plus a set from the up and coming Morgan Rees also in the mix!

Line-ups subject to change. Not for the easily offended.

Big Mouth Saltburn XMAS SPECIAL

Starring: Special Guest MC, Sam Avery and Simon Lomas plus one other tbc


Sat 02 Dec
SPA HOTEL, SALTBURN

Tickets: £15.00/
from The Spa Hotel on 01287 622 544, SPAR shop Milton St
Doors: 7:00pm / Show: 8:00pm / 18+




We're kicking off the festive season with another side splitting dose of comedy courtesy of the brilliant Sam Avery and Simon Lomas. Sam Avery has won just about every award going for hilarious Learner Parent blog. Cataloguing the trials and tribulations of parenting twins, he's also one of our favourite stand ups. You're going to love him!

HilariousDaily Mail

Very entertainingSunday Times

Amazing and brutally honest...brilliantThe Lad Bible

And from one award winner to another. Simon Lomas may be young but he's already won a clutch of awards including Hilarity Bites New Act of the Year, Great Yorkshire Fringe New Comedian of the Year, Nando's New Comedian of the Year and The Met's New Comedian of the Year. He's going to be huge – remember where you saw him first!

Line-ups subject to change. Not for the easily offended.

Big Mouth Stokesley XMAS SPECIAL

Starring: MC Matt Reed, Sam Avery plus others tbc


Sat 02 Dec
Town Hall, Stokesley

Tickets: £15.00 (Bring Your Own Bottle)
from Stokesley Town Hall & Browns Newsagents
Doors: 7:30pm / Show: 8:15pm / 18+




Gin guzzling giggler Matt Reed is our man at the helm tonight so quite frankly anything could happen! We’re still finalising the bill for tonight but delighted to announce that we have confirmed the brilliant Sam Avery as one of our co-headliners. Sam has won just about every award going for hilarious Learner Parent blog. Cataloguing the trials and tribulations of parenting twins, he’s also one of our favourite stand ups. You’re going to love him!

HilariousDaily Mail

Very entertainingSunday Times

Amazing and brutally honest... brilliantThe Lad Bible

Line-ups subject to change. Not for the easily offended. Bring your own bottle. No corkage charge. Glasses and openers provided.

The Wildcats of Kilkenny Christmas Party


Sat 16 Dec
SPA HOTEL, SALTBURN

Tickets: £15.00
from The Spa Hotel on 01287 622 544, SPAR shop Milton St
Doors: 8:00pm / Show: 8:30pm




The perennial Irish-ish rogues are back to put you in the very best of spirits for Christmas with their riotous feel-good seasonal offering.

Mike McGrother and his band of merry men make it their mission to quite simply send you away with a smile on your face and a spring in your step.

Expect carols, guest appearances and surprises. And remember this is an all standing show so bring your dancing shoes!

Big Mouth New Year's Eve Special

Starring: MC Matt Reed, Martin Mor, Scott Bennett plus one more tbc


Sun 31 Dec
JURYS INN, MIDDLESBROUGH

Tickets: £32.50 (including disco and proper old school pie and peas!)
from Middlesbrough Theatre Box Office on 01642 81 51 81
Doors: 7:15pm / Show: 8:30pm / 18+




It's the biggest night of the year and where better to spend it than in the company of some of the funniest comedians around? Gin guzzling, Jesus lookalike Matt Reed is back as MC for the evening. Expect plenty of giggling! Matt is joined by the fantastic Scott Bennett and Martin Mor.

Proud Yorkshireman and carvery expert Scott Bennett is one of our favourite acts. If you're a fan of Peter Kay, Jason Manford and John Bishop, then you'll love Scott.

Fabulous turns of phrase and pungent expressions, superb character creations - Chortle

The highlight of the evening, naturally hilarious - Broadway Baby

Martin 'once seen never forgotton' Mor is a bearded behemoth of a comedian. Born into a circus family, he spent his early career as a juggler, unicyclist, knife thrower, fire-eater, and magician before turning to stand-up. A Big Mouth favourite, we can't think of anyone better to see in the New Year.

A comedy institutionThe Guardian

World classThe Scotsman

Always a sell-out, make sure you buy your tickets early for this one!

Line-ups subject to change. Not for the easily offended.

Big Mouth New Year's Eve Special

Starring: MC Mike Wilkinson, Scott Bennett and Martin Mor


Sat 31 Dec
SPA HOTEL, SALTBURN

Tickets: £23.50
from www.bigmouthcomedy.co.uk (and from Spa reception soon)
Doors: 7:00pm / Show: 8:00pm / 18+




It’s the biggest night of the year and where better to spend it than in the company of some of the funniest comedians around? Mike Wilkinson is back as MC for the evening. Dry, laid back and very, very funny, he’ll be introducing Scott Bennett and Martin Mor.

Proud Yorkshireman and carvery expert Scott Bennett is one of our favourite acts. If you’re a fan of Peter Kay, Jason Manford and John Bishop, then you’ll love Scott.

Fabulous turns of phrase and pungent expressions, superb character creations - Chortle

The highlight of the evening, naturally hilarious - Broadway Baby

Martin 'once seen never forgotton' Mor is a bearded behemoth of a comedian. Born into a circus family, he spent his early career as a juggler, unicyclist, knife thrower, fire-eater, and magician before turning to stand-up. A Big Mouth favourite, we can’t think of anyone better to see in the New Year.

A comedy institutionThe Guardian

World classThe Scotsman

Always a sell-out, make sure you buy your tickets early for this one!

Line-ups subject to change. Not for the easily offended.