23 Jun 2019 / 19.00

Refugee Week: No Direction Home with Romesh Ranganathan

23 June, 7pm, Southbank Centre 

Ticketed: tickets from £12


Laughter unites us: an evening of stand-up by comics from refugee and migrant backgrounds, with guest headliners Suzi Ruffell and Romesh Ranganathan.

No Direction Home is a stand-up comedy group mentored by award-winning comedian Tom Parry. After a string of sell-out shows in London, they will be bringing their unique brand of humour to Southbank Centre as the culmination of Refugee Week 2019.

Featuring: Arashk Farahani, Nour-ani Sisserian, Usman Khalid, Majid Adin.

Guest headliners: Suzi Ruffell (“A stand-up gem”, The Guardian) and Romesh Ranganathan (“Irresistable gags”, The Guardian)

No Direction Home is produced in partnership between Counterpoints Arts and Camden People’s Theatre.

Romesh Ranganathan has sold out major venues across the UK with his stand-up, including on his first national tour Irrational Live in 2016. He has made numerous TV appearances including with hit series The Misadventures of Romesh Ranganathan, Just Another Immigrant and The Ranganation.

Suzi Ruffell has performed stand-up shows across the country and appeared on Channel 4, E4, BBC3, Comedy Central, Dave & BBC Radio 4. She will be bringing her new show Dance Like Everyone’s Watching at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this summer.

Tom Parry is a member of the sketch troupe Pappy’s producing award-winning podcasts, television and stage shows. He has written, performed & directed work for stage, TV and radio and his new stand-up show Parryoke will be at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this summer.

Majid Adin is an artist and animator from Iran, now living and working in London. Majid was shortlisted for the 2018 Groucho Maverick Award celebrating original, creative artwork that seeks to challenge the status quo.

Nour-Ani Sisserian is an actor and theatre director based in East London. Acting credits include Welcome to the UK at The Bunker and Home Manchester, Black Lives Black Words at the Bush Theatre. As an assistant director, credits include a workshop at the National Theatre Studio.

Arashk Farahani is an Iranian performer and film-maker based in London who has recently started sharing his experiences through stand-up comedy.

Usman Khalid is originally from Pakistan & now lives in London. As well as doing stand-up, he is establishing a pop-up coffee business @havencoffee that supports refugees.

23 Jun 2019

Southbank Centre, London SE1


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