Russell Kane: The Essex Variant Prod Shot

Russell Kane Live: The Essex Variant!

Live at
Princess Theatre, Torquay
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Thu 23 Mar 2023
  Tickets available from £26.65
subject to a transaction fee of £3.80
Comedy
2 hours
incl. interval
Russell Kane's bringing to town his gut-punch funny, searing, award-winning take on the two years we’ve just gone through. Hailed as the The Guardian's Number 1 comedy performance to come out of 2020 (The Guardian are miserable and usually hate everything) - this high-octane show brings nuclear-energy belly laughs and pant-wetting observations which prove laughter really is the best medicine* (*actually, it’s probably hospital medicine).

Princess Theatre, Torquay

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Thu 23 Mar 2023
Torbay Road, Torquay TQ2 5EZ
2 hours incl. interval
Thu at 20:00
Age guidance 14+
For group bookings of 10 or more:

Russell Kane has two chart-topping, award-bagging podcasts: Man Baggage and BBC Radio 4’s Evil Genius. He is a regular on Channel 4, BBC, and ITV: all the usual shows you see funny people on. He’s also a writer, actor, and presenter. He drinks lots of coffee and is ‘like that in real life’.

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He was the first ever comedian to bag the two most prestigious comedy awards on earth in the same year, for the same show: The Dave's Edinburgh Comedy Awards (formerly The Perrier), and The Melbourne International Comedy Festival Award, (formerly known as the Barry Award). He’s also a raving bighead that likes listing his achievements.

Russell Kane has made his name with verbose, hyperactive comedy – and he shows no sign of slowing down
- The I
Fierce, funny and heartfelt... a thrilling reminder of what comedy can do
- The Guardian

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Storming physical comedy... splendidly manic
- Mail on Sunday

Princess Theatre, Torquay

Torbay Road, Torquay TQ2 5EZ
Torquay Station
The Box Office only opens on a day when there is a show in the venue, 90 minutes prior to performances.
We’ve got your pre-show meal covered. Take the stress out of the rush between your meal and curtain up. Pizza al Teatro offers diners delicious sourdough pizzas, freshly made on site. Enjoy a pre-show dining experience safe in the knowledge you won’t miss a moment of the show. We invite you to relax in our Pizzeria, enjoy our brand new menu and make sure your theatre experience is delightfully hassle-free. With vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options available. To add an extra slice of excitement to your next theatre trip, just call 01803 206380 to book your table. Teatro...senza il dramma! (Theatre...without the drama!)
We have a function room with stunning views overlooking Torbay and Torquay Marina and have a selection of party catering packages available. Please call us for more information or to book a table for your pre-theatre meal 01803 206380.
There is no cloakroom at this venue.

The Princess Theatre first opened its doors on Wednesday 7 June 1961. Top of the bill on the opening night were the late, great Tommy Cooper and the legendary Morecombe & Wise.  In 1963 The Beatles appeared live on stage singing the then newly released single “She Loves You” causing some hysteria in the town! 

The Princess Theatre is South Devon’s largest theatre with a seating capacity of 1,491.  Big musical productions that have thrilled our audiences include Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Chicago, Starlight Express, Rocky Horror, Cats, and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Icons of the stage and screen Sir Roger Moore, Elaine Page, Joan Collins and the beloved Joan Rivers, have also graced our stage. Comedians Jimmy Carr, Alan Carr and Dawn French have performed here too and chart toppers Mumford & Sons, Jamie Cullum and Ronan Keating have included the theatre on their UK tours.

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Princess Theatre, Torquay

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Thu 23 Mar 2023
Torbay Road, Torquay TQ2 5EZ
2 hours incl. interval
Thu at 20:00
Age guidance 14+
For group bookings of 10 or more: