Why See The Horne Section?
Bombastic and hilarious jazz-comedy combo
The Horne Section combines the UK's finest musical talent with the cream of the comedy circuit, and the results are a unique, genre-defying concoction like you've never heard before. Ringleader Alex Horne conducts his troupe through their set, which emerges as a heady mix of raucous jazz and spontaneous stand-up, crackling with razor-sharp wit and infectious mirth.
The appeal of this show has seen it go from strength to strength: it enjoyed sold out runs as the Edinburgh festival for four consecutive years, as well as at The Soho Theatre, Lyric Theatre, The Criterion Theatre and The Hackney Empire. Overwhelming public response earned The Horne Section a one off show for BBC Radio 4, which was followed by a commission for two full series after its success.
What can I expect from The Horne Section?
Alex Horne comperes as his quintet play behind him. Exactly what they play is guaranteed to be different from night to night: Horne, alongside special guests who are invited to join the stage, improvise songs about anything and everything as the band try to keep up, with results that are unexpected, often absurd and consistently hilarious.
A host of top drawer comedians have participated in the frivolities, including Ed Byrne, Jimmy Carr, Greg Davies, Tim Minchin and Al Murray. Expect to witness musicians and comedians at the top of their game having as much fun as the audience, as they produce a gleefully funny and invariably unique show which you will not want to miss.
Opening night: 31 January 2011
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