Following the huge success of Ben Elton’s critically acclaimed sold-out UK tour in 2019, which marked his return to live comedy after a fifteen-year hiatus, the undisputed godfather of modern stand-up is going back on the road with his new show – Authentic Stupidity.
Ben Elton first exploded into the national consciousness back in the 1980’s hosting Channel 4’s groundbreaking Saturday Live, and he’s been setting the standard for gag-filled, taboo-busting, tonsil-rattling, mind-expanding stand-up comedy ever since!
Ben says: “Since my last live tour a whole new existential threat has emerged to threaten humanity! Apparently, Artificial Intelligence is going to destroy us all!
“Well I reckon our real problem isn’t Artificial Intelligence it’s good old-fashioned Authentic Stupidity! Forget AI! It’s AS we need to be worrying about!”
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2 hours, including an interval
There has been a theatre on George Street for almost 170 years. The first theatre was built in 1836, and a second in 1886. In 1934, the third New Theatre opened.
The theatre has been owned by several different companies and undergone several name changes. It is now owned by the Ambassador Theatre Group and hosts everything from ballet and opera to musicals.
On performance days, the Box Office opens at noon and closes 15 minutes after the show starts. If there is a performance on a Sunday or Bank Holiday, Box Office will open 2 hours before the show begins and close 15 minutes after the show starts.
There is a large air-conditioned bar with seating located below the Stalls Foyer, two further bars in the Circle Foyer and an additional one at the back of the balcony. All stocked with an array of drinks and snacks.
There is a cloakroom located in the stalls bar. If this is closed, please speak to a member of staff. £1 per item. It is free to ATG Theatre Card members.