Land of Nod return with a new show

See what happens when the electrician finds your underwear drawer, Kraftwerk come to tea and the pantomime cow stops milking.

Now in their tenth year, the Land of Nod return to their home ground of Seven Arts in Chapel Allerton, Leeds with a new line-up and a new show on Saturday December 11, 2021 at 7.30pm.

The hilarious comedy sketch show will make you question the meaning of… pretty much everything. All for a tenner.

Tickets are on sale now, here.

Land of Nod comedy return to Seven Arts


Acclaimed Leeds comedy sketch troupe The Land of Nod return to their home city in March with a brand new sketch show at Seven Arts on Friday 13 March at 8pm.

Writer John Butler said: “The new show provides acute, well-observed and satirical social commentary. On the other hand, it stars a talking dog who drinks Guinness.”

Vegan, Latin-speaking football hooligans, a gotcha TV show in a morgue, and an honest lucky heather seller …  the show refuses to shy away from the tough subjects.

The troupe’s beloved pantomime cow, Ermintrude, even makes a brief, memorable and heart-rending appearance. She returns as an erotic dancer in the concluding musical piece.

Butler added: “Swearing and profanity are only used when absolutely artistically required. For example, ‘Donkey porn’ is only used once in the entire show. And we don’t say ‘c**t’ at all. There are a few ‘f**ks’, ‘f**kings’ and ‘f**kers’ though.”

Live musical accompaniment is provided by pianist, Simon ‘Fingers’ Henry. Simon Lacy, a specialist in extreme comic Shakespearean acting, and Cate Nisbet – whose 35-year acting career extends back to working with the ginger one out of the Full Monty when they were teenagers – make up the troupe.

Tickets are now on sale: £8 / £6 concessions. £10 on the door.

“The funniest thing I have ever seen” – Rachael.

“You guys have something truly unique” – Marc, Leeds.

“All comedy sketch groups should take notes from this fantastic show” – Edinburgh Fringe review.

Land of Nod sold out a mini tour of Seven Arts in Leeds, York John Cooper Studio and Ilkley Literature Festival Fringe in 2019.

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.

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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:

York: Sunday September 1, 7.30pm, at John Cooper Studio, 41 Monkgate YO31 7PB.
Tickets £8 in advance, £10 on the door, £6 concessions:

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.