News: SFP at the Ambassadors announces season of Lates

Sonia Friedman Productions is delighted to announce an eclectic and exciting programme of late-night cabaret, drag and stand-up comedy at the Ambassadors Theatre.

The season of incredible one-off performances will play alongside the previously announced runs of Baby Reindeer and The Shark is Broken. With further acts to be announced.

SFP is committed to accessible pricing for this season of lates with shows from just £15.50.

Sonia Friedman said: “In these uncertain times, we all need more opportunities to laugh, to be dazzled and to be entertained. And that’s why I’m so deeply passionate about the eclectic and exciting mix of late night programming my team and I have curated to run as part of the ‘SFP at the Ambassadors’ season. From world-class stand-up comedians to the most glamorous drag queens around, these late night shows are the exact escape we’ve all been looking for.”

Following the announcement of Baby Reindeer and The Shark Is Broken at the Ambassadors Theatre, Sonia Friedman Productions is thrilled to announce a packed line-up of the most dynamic and entertaining stand-up, drag performers, cabaret stars and more. Performances begin at 9:30pm.

Live at the Ambassadors, presented by Berk’s Nest in association with Sonia Friedman Productions, is a monthly night presenting the most exciting, hilarious and ground-breaking comedy acts around. The first Live at the Ambassadors will feature Bridget Christie, best known for “free-wheeling gags and first rate grumbling” (The Telegraph), performing alongside Olivier Award nominee Richard Gadd, who brings his celebrated stand-up to the theatre for one-night only during his smash-hit run of Baby Reindeer. Suzi Ruffel and Fern Brady, Jamali Maddix and Kiri Pritchard McClean, Ed Gamble and Jen Brister will also take to the stage at subsequent Lives. More acts to be announced for each date in the coming months.

The season will also feature: the ridiculously talented Cocoa Butter Club whose roster of performers of colour will dazzle audiences with neo-burlesque, voguing and more; Frisky and Mannish’s first London outing of their riotous hit show Poplab; star of Comedy Central’s Dragony Aunts and international author Crystal Rasmussen’s The Confessions of Crystal Rasmussen featuring some very special guests; the legendary Duchess of Canvey, Diane Chorley’s smash-hit Edinburgh show, Modern Love; a feast of BOTH Kieran Hodgson’s critically acclaimed performances, Maestro and ’75, and chorister, football pundit and comedian Lloyd Griffith’s Not Just a Pretty Face. With more acts to be announced.

SFP Late Nights Listings
The Ambassadors Theatre
West Street
London
WC2H 9ND

https://www.sfpattheambassadors.com/

LIVE AT THE AMBASSADORS presented by Berk’s Nest in association with Sonia Friedman Productions
Ticket price: £20
60 minutes

LIVE AT THE AMBASSADORS with Bridget Christie, Richard Gadd & more
Presented by Berk’s Nest in association with Sonia Friedman Productions
Thursday 23rd April, 9.30pm

A monthly night presenting the UK’s most exciting, hilarious and ground-breaking comedy acts – live in the West End!

April’s Live at the Ambassadors is headlined by Bridget Christie – Edinburgh Comedy Award, Rose D’or and South Bank Arts award winner, and star of her own Netflix special. She’s joined by Richard Gadd, creator and star of Baby Reindeer and winner of the Edinburgh Comedy Award in 2016, reigning Taskmaster champion Lou Sanders, and Live at the Apollo star, Darren Harriott.

Line-up is subject to change and the producers reserve the right to add, withdraw, or substitute acts at any time.

LIVE AT THE AMBASSADORS with Suzi Ruffell, Fern Brady & more
Presented by Berk’s Nest in association with Sonia Friedman Productions
Thursday 21st May, 9.30pm

A monthly night presenting the UK’s most exciting, hilarious and ground-breaking comedy acts – live in the West End!

May’s Live at the Ambassadors features Suzi Ruffell (Mock The Week, Live at the Apollo, Live from the BBC) and Fern Brady (Live at the Apollo, BBC’s Fern Brady Goes Viral, Frankie Boyle’s New World Order). With very special guests still to be announced!

Line-up is subject to change and the producers reserve the right to add, withdraw, or substitute acts at any time.

LIVE AT THE AMBASSADORS with Jamali Maddix, Kiri Pritchard-McLean & more
Presented by Berk’s Nest in association with Sonia Friedman Productions
Thursday 18th June, 9.30pm

A monthly night presenting the UK’s most exciting, hilarious and ground-breaking comedy acts – live in the West End!

June’s Live at the Ambassadors features Jamali Maddix (8 Out Of 10 Cats, Live at the Apollo, Vice’s Hate Thy Neighbour) and Kiri Pritchard-McLean (Live at the Apollo, Have I Got News For You, Frankie Boyle’s New World Order). With very special guests still to be announced!

Line-up is subject to change and the producers reserve the right to add, withdraw, or substitute acts at any time.

LIVE AT THE AMBASSADORS with Ed Gamble, Jen Brister & more
Presented by Berk’s Nest in association with Sonia Friedman Productions
Thursday 16th July, 9.30pm

A monthly night presenting the UK’s most exciting, hilarious and ground-breaking comedy acts – live in the West End!

July’s Live at the Ambassadors features Ed Gamble (8 Out Of 10 Cats, Live at the Apollo, Off Menu Podcast) and Jen Brister (Live at the Apollo, Stand Up At BBC Wales, Live at the Comedy Store). With very special guests still to be announced!

Line-up is subject to change and the producers reserve the right to add, withdraw, or substitute acts at any time.

THE CONFESSIONS OF CRYSTAL RASMUSSEN
Thursday 30th April, 9.30pm
Ticket price: £15.50

Star of stage and screen (Eastenders), Crystal Rasmussen is BACK on the West End, for the first time ever. Inviting friends, lovers, and those from her past to take you on a tour of the history of her infamous voice, Crystal will sing you into a frenzy! Creator and star of one of the top 20 Best Reviewed Shows of Edinburgh 2020 (British Comedy Guide), Crystal is about to make and break history at the Ambassadors Theatre. Guest stars TBA.

DIANE CHORLEY: MODERN LOVE
Thursday 28th May, 9.30pm
Ticket price: £17.50

The Duchess of Canvey returns with a new show and new songs! Join her on a hilarious journey of self-discovery as she reclaims her place in the heart of a divided Britain. Check in your (faux) fur coat, grab a cocktail and prepare to be reunited on the dance floor. ‘The most fun I had in a comedy show this summer’ (Stewart Lee).

LLOYD GRIFFITH: Not Just a Pretty Face
Friday 29th May, 9.30pm
Ticket price: £17.50

Lloyd is on a mission. He wants to sing at Euro 2020 and he wants you to help him get there. Grimsby’s favourite (for now, anyway) comedian/choirboy. As seen supporting Jack Whitehall on tour, on 8 out of 10 cats, Can You Beat The Bookies?, Soccer AM, Flinch, Live At The Comedy Store, Roast Battle, Songs of Praise ((lol)).

KIERAN HODGSON: Maestro
2nd June, 9.30pm
Ticket price: £17.50

Nominated for Best Show, Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2016

In 2003 Kieran Hodgson heard the music of Gustav Mahler and decided to write a symphony. Seventeen years later he comes to the West End with this 2016 character comedy epic about falling in love and attempting something far beyond your abilities. Plus a violin. It’s the classical music one.

KIERAN HODGSON: ‘75
3rd June, 9.30pm
Ticket price: £17.50

Nominated for Best Show, Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2018

Passion. Betrayal. Harold Wilson. In June 1975 the United Kingdom voted to remain in the European Community. Since then, things have changed somewhat, and character comedian Kieran Hodgson wants to find out why. On a deeply personal quest for understanding, Kieran discovers that the 70s were about more than just TISWAS, the colour brown and the words ‘Let’s go on strike again’. It’s the politics one. ‘75 was recently adapted for television as Channel 4’s How Europe Stole My Mum.

THE COCOA BUTTER CLUB
Friday 12th June, 9.30pm
Ticket price: £17.50

Exquisite and unmeasurable talent, THE COCOA BUTTER CLUB’S ROSTER OF QUEER PERFORMERS OF COLOUR IS ONE OF THE MOST SOUGHT AFTER BLACK BOOKS AROUND.

An award-winning spirited soiree, created to ‘Decolonise and Moisturise’ performance by showcasing and celebrating Performers of Colour!

Founded in 2016, these “Trailblazers” are serving an unapologetic stage show of Burlesque, Drag, Spoken Word, Voguing, Live Music, Performance art and more; A generous dose that’ll have you smelling of cocoa butter for daaayyysss, baby!

FRISKY & MANNISH: Poplab
19th – 20th June, 9.30pm
Ticket price: £19.50

Last year, BBC Radio 1 regulars and stars of BBC2, BBC3 & ITV, Frisky & Mannish celebrated a decade in the business with PopLab, a tenth anniversary celebration of their wildly popular brand of musical infotainment, and their first brand-new full-length show since 2014. The critically acclaimed comedy cabaret duo were a five-star sensation yet again, playing the prestigious Spiegeltent Palais du Variete in Assembly George Square Gardens for Edinburgh Fringe, a month-long UK tour, and international dates in Berlin and Sydney. They are thrilled to finally give PopLab its West End premiere as part of SFP at the Ambassadors.

Frisky & Mannish are officially Pop PhDs, fully qualified to conduct scientific analyses of the molecular intersections between every pop song ever. For the first time, you are invited into their PopLab to peek down the microscope at all their latest research projects. Have they found an effective vaccine for the contagious virus sweeping through the pop world? Who is the latest to benefit from their 80s Dance-Pop Conservation Program?

Photo credit: Roxene Anderson Photography 

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