Tom Houghton: That's What I Go to School For

Comedy (stand-up)

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  • Pleasance Dome - JackDome
  • 20:10
  • Aug 25
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 14+ (Restriction)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Phil McIntyre Entertainments Ltd present
  • Warnings and additional info: -
  • Accessibility:
    Audio enhancement system
    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 are not allowed in the venue
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years

Description

Tom was sent to all-boys boarding school at age six. A world where ‘day kids’ are shunned and girls? None existent. But when, in his second last year the school decided to go co-ed, everything was to change. The total Fringe sell-out, star of Comedy Central’s Roast Battle and ultra-privileged Tower of London resident, Tom Houghton lifts the controversial lid on the incubators responsible for producing many of our country’s leaders. With a little help from 00s pop sensation Busted. ***** (The New European), ***** (One4Review), **** (Daily Telegraph), **** (Chortle).

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General venue access

  • Audio enhancement system
    Sight not needed
  • Accessible entry: Main queue beside spiral staircase. Lift access via lift at rear of bar — this is at the rear of the venue. Ask staff for assistance. Also applicable for Brooke’s Club.
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • Stairs: 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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Alastair McInnes 40 days ago

Riotous comedy making a serious point. Highly recommended.

jackie 47 days ago

Yes! This is the stuff we come to Edinburgh to see! Really insightful and poignant comedy that is really funny but makes you think. Relevant to today’s political situation without banging on about Brexit and party politics. Very clever ending. Loved it- thank you!


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Voice Magazine (4/5 stars) 33 days ago

It’s strongly political whilst being immensely personal as we delve into Houghton's own memories, autobiography and experiences. It’s witty and funny as well as challenging perceptions. Bravo.

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Edinburgh Festivals Magazine (4/5 stars) 39 days ago

Tom Houghton presents a self-aware and self-critical hour of stand-up about his experiences at an all-boys boarding school in the Lake District. Here boys operate a strict hierarchy, full of punishments, preju...

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One4Review (4/5 stars) 48 days ago

There can be no doubt that Tom Houghton had a privileged upbringing. His father was the Chief of the Military in the UK and lives in the Tower of London for God’s sake. He was one of the 7% of … Read More ...

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