Timandra Harkness: Take a Risk

Comedy (solo show, stand-up)

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  • Assembly Roxy - Downstairs
  • 11:15
  • Aug 25
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Timandra Harkness
  • Warnings and additional info: Age Category: 12 and above (12+)Audience Participation
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 18 months

Description

The future is uncertain. Does that thrill you or terrify you? Do you seize opportunities, or feel at risk? After the exponentially funny Your Days Are Numbered and spectacularly entertaining Brainsex, Timandra is back to play with risk. Where will it end? That depends on the audience, the choices you make and the chances you take. Probably includes graphs and gambling, songs, jokes and electric shocks. But we can't be certain. 'Not every performer would put both money and the chance of an electric shock on the line to illustrate risk-aversion' (BroadwayBaby.com)

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: There are 15 steps en-route to this space.
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • 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.

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David Robinson 37 days ago

Fascinating stuff. The show makes the subject really interesting with lots of audience participation, fortune cookies and facts. We could have listened to her all day.
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Tim D 39 days ago

A fascinating show. The variable nature and some of the audience questions and challenges meant that every show is unique....with a small chance that the audience would deliver the show (but not on this occasion). Ms Harkness knows her stuff and is informative and entertaining in equal measure. Makes you question your own view of risk and my family and I had a great conversation about risk on the way home as a result. Highly recommended.


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ScotsGay (4/5 stars) 27 days ago

Take a Risk is a sure bet for a great show. From meeting your one-true-love to winning the lottery or dying of cancer, Timandra Harkness explores the importance of chance events in everyday life through funny anecdotes and self-deprecating humour. Rolling into Lady Fortune’s Casino, the guests are each given...

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The List (3/5 stars) 29 days ago

No chance of being ridiculed in this interactive show about risk...

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Geek Chocolate 36 days ago

Divided into simple categories, the psychology of risk taking and risk aversion is considered and the audience as a whole are invited to participate, gambling on the outcome of random events and their appraisal of fellow audience members; with the whole crowd involved from the outset, fellow collaborators in Harkness’ research, there is little chance of any feeling “singled out.”

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FringeReview 36 days ago

Harkness is a self confessed Risk geek. She has thought a lot about the concept of risk, about how it impacts on the decisions we all make in life. This solo show explores the beautiful uncertainty of possibility, playing with these concepts with humour and some gentle audience ‘risk taking’...

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