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Richard Herring

“The king of Edinburgh” ~ BBC Radio 6 Music

“A new Richard Herring show is a never-ending cause for delight” ~ The List

Richard Herring: Lord Of The Dance Settee

Have you ever…

  • considered the amazing power of the sombrero to eradicate all sadness?
  • noticed the terrible curse of the UK’s oldest person? (whoever receives this poisoned chalice is always dead within months)
  • become disillusioned with organised religion when you realise a childhood mishearing of a hymn means Jesus isn’t anywhere near as much fun as you thought?

Lord Of The Dance Settee is Richard Herring’s eleventh stand-up show in eleven years. Having sorted out politics (Hitler Moustache), religion (Christ On A Bike), love (What Is Love, Anyway?), death (We’re All Going Yo Die!) and spam-javelins (Talking Cock), he is in a frivolous mood with a show about daftness, being uncool and bouncing joyously on a sofa.

Herring has performed at nearly every Edinburgh Festival Fringe since 1987. In the 1990s he was in a double act with Stewart Lee (whatever happened to him?) in BBC2 cult classics Fist Of Fun and This Morning With Richard Not Judy. More recently he has created a raft of Sony and Chortle Award winning podcasts like Richard Herring’s Leicester Square Theatre Podcast, As It Occurs To Me, and Me1 Vs Me2 Snooker. You might have read his weekly column in the Metro, heard him on Just A Minute on BBC Radio 4 or seen him on a panel show being repeated on Dave.


Saturday 28th March 2015 -

Ropetackle Cafe Suppers Shoreham

We're serving delicious food before this event from 6pm! Mains cost £7, desserts £3, or the two-course meal for £9.50. Advance booking necessary, to do so simply email lesleyskitchenltd@gmail.com. Click on the icon to see what's on the menu.

Main: Fish pie with vegetables / Italian bean casserole with vegetables (v)

Dessert: Brownie and ice cream

  •   Fabulous friendly award winning venue run almost entirely by volunteers. Films.,bands, recitals talks you name it you can experience it here. Lovely cafe and bar and fab staff.

  •   Attracts great diverse acts from nostalgic 1970s acts to new local talent as well as great comedy. Bar and informal restaurant there as well with good ale and appetising home... read more

  •   A great local venue, always something on that appeals to all people. Lovely to have a local arts venue and not to have to go to Brighton

    chris b
  •   This venue is great for a night out. They have an assortment of entertainment, we mainly see bands or tribute bands. The one in July was Eagles tribute and the... read more

  •   Have been to several shows at Ropetackle Arts Centre. Plenty of variety for all tastes. It is great that you can sit in the comfort of a table and chair... read more

  •   Recently saw the South Coast Soul Review at Ropetackle and enjoyed a really good live band. Always a nice atmosphere and you can enjoy a drink inside the performance... read more

    Josie C
  •   Just returned from our first visit to this place to see a band. The refreshment prices were good for a venue, half the price of places like the o2 or... read more

    Marc H
  •   Recently moved to Shoreham, and it’s lovely to have an arts centre. There are lots of activities and the cafe provides a friendly central hub. We have attended several... read more

  •   Another great Sunday Jazz , just love the place, great place To go Sunday jazz is just a delight once a month

  •   Lovely little place for a relax and chill in a morning! Coffee cake and a magazine. Meeting friends and family - or just a little working morning on my own!