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NO DIRECTION HOME (VIRTUAL) TOUR 2020

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Date

Friday, 21 August - Sunday, 15 November 2020

Time

20:00

Venue

Online (Zoom)

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Appropriate for 16+

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NO DIRECTION HOME (VIRTUAL) TOUR 2020

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 
  • Coventry (18 October) – in partnership with Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 > Full details and free booking
  • Birmingham (25 October) – in partnership with Celebrating Sanctuary Birmingham > Full details and free booking
  • Bradford (29 October) – in partnership with Biasan as part of the Intercultured Festival > Full details and free booking
  • Gravesend (16 November) – in partnership with Cohesion Plus, with guest headliner Geoff Norcott > Full details and booking
  • Southbank Centre, London (22 November) > In partnership with Southbank Centre, with guest headliner Rosie Jones > Full details and booking

Follow the No Direction Home Facebook page for further updates.

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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.”

Feature article in Gravesend Messenger

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

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No Direction Home comedy collective has been training new comics from refugee and migrant backgrounds led by comedian Tom Parry and produced by Counterpoints Arts, in partnership with Camden People’s Theatre. Since 2018 they have performed more than 15 gigs around the country, including at the Southbank Centre in London.

Commissioned artists

Mo Omar

Ally

Somali-born, Cardiff-raised and London-based, Mo Omar is a fast-rising stand-up comedian with a unique perspective on culture, faith and love. Recently making his TV debut on Harry Hills Clubnite on Channel 4, Mo was a finalist in the BBC Introducing Radio 4 Comedy Award and won the Leicester Square New Comedian Of The Year competition in 2017.

Sindhu Vee

Ally

Sindhu Vee is an award-winning comedian, writer and actor. Since swapping a career in investment banking for one in comedy, Sindhu has fast become one of the most exciting and sought-after talents on the UK circuit. In 2018 Sindhu took her eagerly-anticipated debut hour, Sandhog, to the Edinburgh Fringe and was nominated for the prestigious Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Newcomer.

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