A Life in Satire
A Life in Satire
Rory Bremner has been poking fun at the political establishment for more than 30 years and today, with Trump, Boris and Brexit, we need him more than ever. But what about the man behind the impressions? Matthew Sweet (Night Waves, Front Row) invites us to peer behind the mask as he engages Britain’s indisputable master of satire and impersonation in conversation, discussing his fascinating career live on stage.
Along with onscreen clips of comedy heroes and career snapshots, Rory will recount behind the scenes stories from his time on Bremner, Bird and Fortune and as a guest on an impressive roll call of timeless comedies including Spitting Image, Whose Line is it Anyway, Have I Got News for You, Mock the Week, The News Quiz, The Now Show and QI.
Join Rory – and a host of voices – for a unique insight into Britain’s best-loved and best-known impressionist.
This is a pre-launch event for the 16th edition of Bristol’s Slapstick Festival.
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Book online or purchase tickets in person at St George’s Box Office or on Tel: 0845 40 24 001 Mon – Sat 10:00-18:00. A 5% booking fee applies online and over the phone. A £2 postage fee is charged where applicable. This is to cover postage and stationery. There is no charge for collecting tickets from Box Office in advance. Alternatively, select print-at-home tickets, also available to show on your smart phone.
Free carer tickets are available for each full paying ticket holder who requires someone to assist them with their visit. Please contact St George’s Box Office about this.
Events start punctually and, out of consideration to other audience members and speakers, our policy is not to admit or issue refunds to latecomers. Please allow enough time to collect your ticket/s from the box office (if these haven’t already been posted to you), and make sure to arrive before the advertised start time to take your seat/s. Refunds are usually only available if an event is cancelled.
The Festival of Ideas endeavours to hold its events in venues that are accessible to all, but if you have specific access concerns it is advisable to contact the venue direct. St George’s Bristol regrets that due to St George’s listed-building status there is limited access to some parts of the building. However, St George’s welcomes customers with additional needs and there is a dedicated accessible entrance from Charlotte Street via a lift. Please mention your particular needs to the Box Office staff when you book and they will give you all the assistance and advice you need. Limited parking space is available for disabled ‘Blue Badge’ holders in the adjacent car park but must be reserved in advance – call the Box Office to check availability. Guide dogs are admitted to all parts of the venue. Accessible toilet facilities are located within the Bar, accessible by lift.
St George’s has recently installed a new Assisted Listening System called Sennheiser MobileConnect. Using WiFi, visitors to St George’s can now get superior quality live audio from concerts, talks, and exhibitions fed directly to their smart phone, or similar device – either through headphones or via a necklace for hearing aid users. The sound levels can be adjusted on your device to suit your needs and the House Team will be happy to assist you with this. The Sennheiser MobileConnect system has been installed to combat the poor coverage to the more traditional hearing loop within the main hall. Headphones/necklaces can be booked via the Box Office in advance or borrowed on the day, for a refundable deposit of £5. Visitors can download the Sennheiser MobileConnect app using the links below to use on their own device and can also use their own headphones. Please speak to the Box Office Team for more information at the time of booking.