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Nick Hall presents 'The Good, the Bad and the Weird' - Quirky characters fr...

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History’s boring right? It’s all about Henry VIII and the Second World War. In fact, history has a vast cast of characters that you’ve probably never heard of, or at least never gotten round to ‘googling’.

In this show comedian and writer Nick Hall lifts the lid on a treasure trove of forgotten people and fascinating stories from history - the princes and politicians, explorers and spies, actors and musicians, scientists, and inventors, sportspersons and kick-ass feminists, from around the world - each with their own claim to fame or secret to be revealed.

Ever heard about the World War Two spy with a wooden leg, the Egyptian Queen who dressed like a man, the Mexican war that started because of a pastry chef, the Indian hockey player offered a job by Hitler, the ji-jitsu suffragette, the Hollywood actress who invented Bluetooth, the Danish scientist who burst his bladder, the German Knight with the robot hand, the sword-fighting French opera singer, the geologist who ate the heat of a king, or the top hat inventor who caused a riot?

Then this is the show for you.

As seen on BBC Two, BBC Three, and BBC Radio 4. 'Brilliant' (Times). ‘Side splittingly funny’ ***** (ThreeWeeks). ‘Crackingly original’ **** (List). ‘One not to miss’ **** (Skinny). ‘Mad cap energy’ **** (BritishComedyGuide.co.uk).

About the Performer

Nick Hall is a writer and comedian with a passion for the past.

Nick has written and performed for BBC2, BBC3 and BBC Radio 4, and has taken six solo shows up to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Looking to combine history with comedy storytelling, Nick performed his Cold War thriller ‘Szgrabble’ at the 2017 Fringe, (think Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy but with more Scrabble), and followed this up with his latest show ‘Spencer’, a one-man character comedy telling the story of Spencer Percival, the only British Prime Minister ever to be assassinated. Nick toured these shows around the country, and has performed at the Latitude Festival, Udderbelly Festival, Princes Trust, and Bloomsbury Theatre, among others.

Nick also performs and teaches stand-up comedy, as well as a host of other speaking engagements. He’s appeared on Sky News, The Times Red Box podcast and written articles for The Independent talking about comedy, history and politics.

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What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

The Cathedral is located a 5 minute walk from London Bridge Mainline and Underground Station. A number of buses also serve the local area and other underground stations nearby are Cannon Street and Monument.

Unfortunately there is no parking available at the Cathedral.

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please email the Visitor & Tour Officer Ruth Miller at ruth.miller@southwark.anglican.org

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes please!

The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

Yes, no problem at all.

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