Ada Campe: Naval Gazing

Cabaret and Variety (comedy, magic)

  • The Stand’s New Town Theatre - Studio
  • 14:55
  • Aug 27
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Ada Campe / The Stand Comedy Club
  • Warnings and additional info: Audience participation, Strong language/swearing, Please note: Under 18's must be accompanied by an adult to enter the venue
  • Accessibility: May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies are not allowed in the venue
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years
Venue Age Restriction: 18+ after 21:00 but please check show listing. Please note for shows with age rating below 18+ guideline or restriction, under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.


Ahoy! Sail away with cabaret legend and variety artiste Ada Campe for an adventure on the high seas – and a show that puts the merry in maritime, the naughty in nautical and the oar in awesome! ‘Ada Campe made me laugh more than anyone on the circuit for years. Genius.’ (Sandi Toksvig). ‘Fabulous’ (ScotsGay). ‘Very funny’ (Guardian). ‘A real original and with irrepressible funny bones’ ( ‘A marvellous teller of tall tales’ (Scotsman). ‘Totally bonkers, totally brilliant, totally booming unmissable’ (Basil Brush).

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: Steep internal staircase consisting of 20 steps leading to the basement where The Lower Hall space are located. Seating is level and unfixed within these venues.
  • Wheelchair access type: Temporary Ramp, Lift (Platform Lift)

  • Stairs: 11- 20
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info

How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Cat Rutherford 43 days ago

A must see! A truly gifted performer who has you nestled in the palm of their hands throughout. She is not only hilarious but weaves in fabulous stories and wonderful magic! It's a huge 5 stars from me!

David Evans-Powell 44 days ago

The ever delightful and deliciously mischievous Ada captivates once again with her storytelling, songs, and magic!

Maria vK 50 days ago

A great performer and storyteller clearly in her element. She makes you feel so comfortable and joyous as she takes you in a wild ride with her stories. Fun card magic and stunning extravagnat outfit. Come for the sailboat hat, stay for the story of a seal magician and buttocks-slapping act.

Paul Gledhill 50 days ago

The tallest of tall tales, magic and whimsy. I do still miss the squirrel from last year’s show

Steph 51 days ago

If you want to laugh uproariously, be captivated by imaginative and whimsical story telling and be mesmerised by whale magic, see this show. A complete and utter joy. Ada has once again created a show that leaves you feeling there really is still joy and wonder in the art of story telling and asking yourself 'how did she do that?!' with her fantastic magical trickery. I can't rave evnough. Thank you Ada x

Debbie 52 days ago

If you only get to one show then this is the one, an hour of pure entertainment for everyone. Been going to see Ada for the last 3 years and have always come out having throughly enjoyed myself

Steve Nisbet 52 days ago

If you've never seen Ada, you've seriously missed out. A world class magician with a penchant for VERY tall tales, delightful whimsy, frequent silliness and the occasional terrible pun, Ada Campe is the happiness that the world could use so much more of.

Laura 55 days ago

A wonderful afternoon spent with a wonderful storyteller, magician and all round entertainer

Crispian Denby 57 days ago

Engagingly scatological

Jeannine Mjoseth 57 days ago

Ada Campe’s Navel Gazing was a pure delight! Ada has the moxie of old school vaudeville performers, sparked joy in her audience and left us wanting more. I’ll never miss another show by this consummate actor with a deft touch.

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