Proving that comedy at the RSC isn’t confined to William Shakespeare’s cobwebbed collection of 16th century witticisms, this two-weekend festival features some of the circuit’s most well-respected comics.

Among the better-known names contributing to proceedings are Bridget Christie & Milton Jones (pictured), Matt Forde, Suzi Ruffell, Zoe Lyons and Rory Bremner, while lovers of Edinburgh Fringe phenomenon Showstopper! can enjoy watching a brand new musical comedy being created from scratch.

Rounding off the festival is Adam Kay, about whose act a watching Stephen Fry once declared, “This made me very, very happy.”

Numerous sell-out years at the Edinburgh Fringe and tens of millions of YouTube hits later, former obstetrician and gynaecologist Adam is here presenting his latest touring show, This Is Going To Hurt: Secret Diaries Of A Junior Doctor. Expect splendidly silly spoof songs and some seriously shocking stories from the NHS frontline...

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