21 Aug - 15 Nov 2020 / 20.00
Live online via Zoom

No Direction Home (virtual) tour 2020

Fatiha El-Ghorri

Dane Baptiste

Dane Baptiste

Sindhu Vee

Sindhu Vee

Mo Omar

Mo Omar

Following the huge success of our summer Zoom gigs, and an online performance in Edinburgh, No Direction Home is taking to the (online) road for a series of stand-up comedy performances this autumn.

All gigs will have live captions unless otherwise stated.

The virtual tour will visit:

Edinburgh (21 August) – tour preview featuring Sindhu Vee, with Just Festivals

Camden (12 September) – featuring Mo Omar, with Camden People’s Theatre > Full details and booking

Bristol (27 September) – featuring Fatiha El-Ghorri, with Bristol Refugee Festival and Bristol Student Action for Refugees (STAR) > Full details and booking

Leicester (4 October) – guest headliner Dane Baptiste, with Journeys Festival International & Big Difference  > Full details and booking 

Bradford (29 October) – in partnership with Biasan > Full details and booking

Southbank Centre, London (22 November)

Plus there are dates in Coventry, Aberystwyth and Kent to be confirmed . Follow the No Direction Home Facebook page for updates, booking information and guest headliners for each date.

About No Direction Home

No Direction Home is a pioneering project featuring stand-up comedians from refugee and migrant backgrounds, mentored by award winning comedian Tom Parry.

Counterpoints Arts runs No Direction Home as part of our Pop Culture and Social Change (PopChange) programme. Created in partnership with Camden People’s Theatre, it’s an ongoing project of workshops, mentoring and performance for new comics from refugee and migrant backgrounds. Since 2018 they have performed more than 15 gigs around the country, including at the Southbank Centre in London.

Guest headliners including Romesh Ranganathan, Nish Kumar, Sindhu Vee, Joel Dommett and Suzi Ruffell have also spent time with the group and shared tips and advice. Media coverage has included BBC News and BBC World Service.

Nish Kumar says: “The No Direction Home comedians are a very exciting, interesting and creative bunch of people to be around. And they are very funny! The material is really good.”

In 2020 No Direction Home has been running new groups online and staging our very first gigs on Zoom. We’re confident that working digitally will help us to reach more people than ever.

For Refugee Week 2020 we produced three online gigs with different partners, reaching a total online audience of more than 800 people. In autumn 2020 we will be running a No Direction Home virtual tour, kicking off online in Edinburgh.

Media coverage

Feature article by Brian Logan in The Guardian
“Coached by Tom Parry, the comedy collective No Direction Home are bucking stereotypes about refugees and migrants – and thriving online during lockdown”

Feature article in Red Pepper magazine
“With casual xenophobia a comedy circuit blight, No Direction Home is a welcome tonic.”

Watch Tom Parry chatting with Nish Kumar about No Direction Home on Facebook Live

Photo: Jose Farinha

21 Aug - 15 Nov 2020

Live online via Zoom