SUPPORT: KEVIN DANIEL
COMPÈRE: JAMES COOK
CHRISTIAN REILLY is a musical comedian. Like a rock star, his career has taken him around the world not once, but three times; his job has taken him down country roads to places such as the USA, Australia, New Zealand, and Britain where he has received accolades at international festivals and numerous network TV credits.
Critics have compared Christian to Bill Bailey or Rich Hall, with his charmingly confident performances accompanied by hilarious songs and clever wit. Regardless of the venue, Christian flies on stage like he is playing to sold-out arena crowds, filled with energy and ready to make the crowd laugh.
Appearing on BBC radio and TV in 2015, BBC Radio 4 followed Christian on the road to the Edinburgh Fringe for ‘Lives In a Landscape’. And in 2016, Christian took his comedy to Australia as part of Perth’s Fringeworld festival. Last year saw him return to the Edinburgh Festival for the seventh consecutive year with a new show.
Christian uses his dynamic guitar and vocal skills to target histrionic rock bands, musical theatre, and morose indie musicians. Mocking anything musical, he may take your favourite songs, change the lyrics and make you love his version more. If you’re a lover of music and comedy, this is for you.
“If you’re a fan of Bill Bailey or Rich Hall, you’re probably a Christian Reilly fan already”
“Blisteringly funny songs”
“A charmingly confident performer, an accomplished musician and a clever comic… The funniest songs I have heard in a long time”
SEAN HEYDON has been working in some of the worlds most prestigious venues for over ten years now with his unique style of madcap comedy and fascinating magic. With many television credits to his name (including acting as the resident illusionist on the Paul O’Grady Show, Channel 4), Heydon is also in constant demand across the BBC Radio network as a special guest. In 2009 he had his own regular 30 minute show called ‘Magic On The Wireless’, which consisted of interactive mind reading magic and comedy with listeners – this was aired live across four stations: BBC Radio Northampton, BBC Radio Leicester, BBC Radio Coventry & Warwickshire and Harborough FM.
A multi-award winning entertainer by 2009, Heydon beat off the cream of British entertainment talent to win the coveted ‘Specialty Act of the Year’ award as voted for by some of the finest Agents and Bookers in the country. Furthermore, Heydon is regarded as one of Europe’s leading and unrivalled close-up magicians and has even consulted alongside world renowned personality Anthony Robbins, bringing a creative edge to business conferences using magic as a metaphor for business strategising.
Billed as ‘The Alternative Magician’, he performs astounding and quite literally breath taking illusions and stunts in a unique comical style that audiences have never seen before, but will remember for the rest of their lives.