Adventures Of A Happy Man

Comedy (stand-up, storytelling)

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  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Sight not needed
    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 do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


Is Britain happy? Are we trapped in a bubble of despair? Comedian Aidan Goatley is on a mission to find out by going to the centre of all 105 counties in the UK and asking a simple question, ‘What makes you happy?’ Join Aidan as he follows up his worldwide sell-out show, 10 Films With My Dad, with an epic adventure in happiness!

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Sight not needed
  • Accessible entry: Audiences arrive at box office on ground floor. Audiences can use the lifts to the mezzanine level, where there is space to wait for the show to be ready and for the space to open. Audiences are called by FOH through one door to an internal foyer where all our spaces and toilets are. Audiences are directed to the correct room for their show. Any audience member who would like early access or first seating can mention this to box office staff when they arrive.
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access, Lift (Building Lift)

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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

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  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Sara Sparrow 22 days ago

Aidan Goatley is both a natural storyteller and possibly one of the nicest people at the Fringe this year. He immediately makes the audience feel at ease and within minutes it's no longer a show, it's more like listening to a mate tell you a mad story about his weekend in the pub on a Friday night. This show has the ability to make you leave feeling warm and contenT with the world, and God knows we need more of that sort of thing at the moment. I have recommended this to everyone I know and I can't wait til next year - roll on Part 2!!

Iain Martin 26 days ago

This is a cracking show. Really warm and genuinely funny. The whole concept behind it of visiting every county in Britain and finding what makes people happy is a great idea for a show. I look forward to to hearing about more of his adventures next year! Go see this!

Lynne Martin 27 days ago

This show is really just bloody marvellous. You will leave happier than you went in, smiling, cheery and uplifted. Do yourself a favour and go. It is impossible to see this properly delightful show and not feel good.

Basia McDougall 31 days ago

Funny, warm - and supporting a good cause. Thank you, your show made me happy!

Tim S 33 days ago

A natural story teller. Aidan Goatley deserves a bigger audience.

Emma 33 days ago

Aidan Goatley seems to be one of the nicest, kindest people in show business. He’s also witty and wry. Put these together and you have a show which is part travelogue and part manifesto for the kind and lovely party. It’s gentle, it’s funny and it’s uplifting. I’m looking forward to part 2 already.

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FringeReview 24 days ago

This show had to change its name… ‘Happy Britain’ apparently suggested to some that we were headed into a Brexit inspired socio-political angry rant, and there’s no shortage of that at the moment.  So this title had to change to ‘Adventures of a Happy Man’, for Brexit pain is not...

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The Scotsman (3/5 stars) 31 days ago

The suspicion is that any play about the state of Britain in 2019 is going to place an uphill struggle if it chooses to place a reference to happiness in the title. ...

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