The Byline Festival Benefit Show With John Cleese and Friends

The Byline Festival Benefit Show With John Cleese and Friends


The Byline Festival Benefit Show With John Cleese and Friends - one night only!

John Cleese will bring his latest show, a conversation about his life and work; aided and abetted by special guests including comedian Hardeep Singh Kohli, poet Salena Godden, actress Frances Barber, actress and TV Presenter Lisa Maxwell, comedienne Julia Streets, writer and comedian Jonnie Bayfield, Peter Straker and more to be announced!

Followed by Tabloid Confessions performed by two of the most intrepid former tabloid journalists and Byline Investigators: Graham Johnson and Dan Evans, who will lift the lid on some of the most scandalous episodes on the history of the Red Tops. With a quick reprise of the Bad Press Awards 2017, this will be a unique and memorable evening to remember.

Prepared to be entertained, shocked and inspired in a night of Byline Festival fun.

Standard Ticket - £30 (£24 concessions for disabled people, full time students, 65+, unwaged, 17-25 and National Union of Journalists)
Standard Ticket AND Byline Festival 2018 Ticket - £70 (select on drop-down when booking)

All profits will support the 2018 Byline Festival, a festival for independent journalism, free speech, comedy and music from 24-27 August at Pippingford Park, Ashdown Forest.




John Cleese


Hardeep Singh Kohli


Salena Godden


France Barber


Jonnie Bayfield



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