David Baddiel and Chris Ramsey play the RST

24 July 2013

David Baddiel, Fame Not The Musical
Sunday 27 October 2013, 7.30pm

Chris Ramsey, as part of Russell Kane and Friends
Sunday 2 February 2014, 7.30pm

Royal ShakespeareTheatre, Stratford-upon-Avon
Tickets: £12-20
Box Office: 0844 800 1110 or www.rsc.org.uk

Comedians David Baddiel and Chris Ramsey are heading to the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon. David brings his first full show in 15 years, David Baddiel, Fame Not The Musical, on Sunday 27 October. Chris Ramsey will be the headline act for Russell Kane and Friends, which includes Lucy Beaumont as support, on Sunday 2 February 2014.

David Baddiel, Fame Not The Musical
Sunday 27 October 2013, 7.30pm

Fame: we're obsessed with it, but who will talk honestly about what it's really like? David Baddiel, in his first full show for 15 years, does.

From accidentally stealing the spotlight at Russell Brand's wedding, to realising Andrew Lloyd Webber thinks he's Ben Elton, David Baddiel examines his strange relationship with the New Lad/Token Jew/comedy rock'n'roller/football singer-songwriter persona he's co-existed with for 20 years.

David is one of the country's most successful post-alternative comedians, responsible for some of the most memorable and ground-breaking comedy achievements of the last twenty years. Together with Frank Skinner, David created and presented Fantasy Football (BBC Two and ITV 1) and Baddiel & Skinner Unplanned (ITV 1), while also, alongside the Lightning Seeds, attaining three number one hits with the football anthem Three Lions. He recently released his fourth novel, The Death of Eli Gold, and is currently adapting his 2010 film, The Infidel, into a stage musical.

Fame Not The Musical arrives in Stratford fresh from a run at the Edinburgh Fringe.

'Very funny and thought-provoking' Daily Telegraph
'Hilarious and weirdly moving' Guardian
'A hilarious rumination on the nature of fame' Heat Magazine

Chris Ramsey, as part of Russell Kane and Friends
Sunday 2 February 2014, 7.30pm

Following sell-out gigs at the Edinburgh Festival and London's Soho Theatre, Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and star of BBC Two's new sitcom, Hebburn, Chris Ramsey comes to the Royal Shakespeare Theatre for one night only.

A series regular on Celebrity Juice, Chris' other recent appearances include Mock The Week, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, 8 Out of 10 Cats and The Radio 1 Breakfast Show with Nick Grimshaw. He is currently developing his own show with Avalon Television for the BBC.

Chris will be supported by Lucy Beaumont (Winner BBC Radio 2 New Comedy Award, 2013) with Russell Kane compering.

'This guy has the power to paralyse millions in laughing fits with one gag' FHM
'Stand-up gold' Guardian
'Frighteningly talented... tearing up every stage he lands on' GQ
'Brilliantly engaging natural storyteller' Evening Standard

David Baddiel and Chris Ramsey's appearances at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre form part of the Live At The RSC series of performances, which has already seen comedians Chris Addison, Russell Kane and Greg Davies, and singers KT Tunstall, Teddy Thompson and Neil Hannon playing at the RSC's theatres in Stratford-upon-Avon.

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Dean Asker
RSC Press Office
01789 412660

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