Yorkshire comedy tour climaxes in Ilkley

IMG_20190510_211630Land of Nod lands at Ilkley Literature Festival Fringe for one night only, after hilarious shows in Leeds and York.

We’re taking over Church House on Saturday 5 October at 7pm.

Sketches include dating disasters, medical silliness and supermarket infidelity.

The troupe say they only swear during the show “when artistically required”.

Writer John Butler said: “We’re slightly puerile and very, very funny. We’d offer a refund if people don’t laugh. But we can’t afford to. And anyway, the show is free!”

The sketches are accompanied by live music.

Make sure you arrive in time for Land of Nod at 7pm.

Two acts follow – Without A Hat comedy improv and Say Owt Showcase poetry gang.

More info at http://www.ilkleyliteraturefestival.org.uk/whats-on/fringe-festival

Tickets on sale now


Acclaimed laugh-out-loud comedy sketch show Land of Nod is appearing in Leeds and York soon.

Join us for a sadistic therapist, pantomime cow, artistically justified swearing, live music and more.

Book your tickets now, and save £2 to spend at the bar in the interval.

Leeds: Tuesday August 27, 8pm, at Seven Arts, 31(a) Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton LS7 3PD.
Tickets £8 in advance, £10 on the door, £6 concessions: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/sevenleeds/land-of-nod/e-lvojpk

York: Sunday September 1, 7.30pm, at John Cooper Studio, 41 Monkgate YO31 7PB.
Tickets £8 in advance, £10 on the door, £6 concessions: https://www.yorktheatreroyal.co.uk/show/the-land-of-nod-comedy-sketch-show/

Land of Nod’s tour de Yorkshire


The Land of Nod are spreading their brand of comedy theatre across Yorkshire this autumn, with dates in Leeds, York and Ilkley.

The critically acclaimed troupe have new sketches, and a few classics, to perform during Chapel Allerton Arts Festival in Leeds on Tuesday August 27 at 8pm.

The full Nod show will also take over John Cooper Studio at 41 Monkgate in York on Sunday September 1 from 7.30pm, with a York Gin bar.

And we are very excited to open Ilkley Literature Festival Fringe on Saturday October 5 with a half-hour slot from 7pm. This gig at Church House in Ilkley is free.

Tickets for the Leeds show at Seven Arts 31(a) Harrogate Road LS7 3PD are now on sale here: £8 in advance, concessions £6, and £10 on the door. Last year we sold out so get clicking!

Tickets for the York show are on sale here. £8 in advance, concessions £6, and £10 on the door.

Cate Nisbet


Former editor of Kerrang! and one-time backing singer with Death By Glue Gun, Cate Nisbet has recently settled down for a life of quiet reflection. When not treading the boards she likes to knit her own jam and sculpt butterflies out of Camembert.

Mike Nelson


Mike Nelson writes The Land of Nod in stolen exercise books with a badly chewed Bic. As a young man he once auditioned for a non-speaking part in the school play. His favourite colour is beige.

Read Mike’s latest fiction here.

Simon Henry


Simon Henry (real name Krupin Ilarion Svyatoslavovich) is a classically trained pianist from Vladivostok. He is a multi-instrumentalist, speaks 36 languages and can kill a man with his eyebrows. He claims not to be a spy.

Johnny Butler


Having endured a life of depravity, debauchery and other things beginning with D, Johnny now lives quietly in the countryside with only his deranged aunt, Magdalena, as company. He spends his days in darkened rooms nursing his grievances, biding his time, making his plans.
Who knows what foul secrets he keeps locked away in his black heart?
All we do know is that once a year he emerges, like some ghastly apparition, to co-write and perform with The Land Of Nod before, once again, slipping away into the Stygian gloom from whence he came.
Silly arse.

Simon Lacy


A former trialist for York City FC, Simon Lacy is now the CEO of his own insect repellent company in Shropshire. However, he still likes to act in his free time and has featured in numerous TV programmes, most notably Crimewatch, Britain’s Most Wanted and Caught On Camera. One day he would like to create his own brand of edible swimwear.