Take a journey into the curious, unexpected, and downright surreal origins of the words we use every day. Susie will retell the adventures that lie hidden within such words as lasagne (involving a chamberpot and bugbear (a terrorising
monster), and explain such oddities as the silent h in ghost and the mysterious
disappearance of kempt, gormful, and ruly
(and yes, you really can be gruntled). She will look to the lexicon of the past to fill some of today’s linguistic gaps – such as the frenzied fit of tidying we all do just as guests are about to descend (that’s a scurryfunge).
Alongside such forgotten stories you will hear Susie’s selection of the funniest moments from her 25 years on Countdown and 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, as well as some startling results from eavesdropping on a group of waiters.
Each evening will include some of Susie’s favourite words from the towns and regions she visits, and she’ll be asking the audience for theirs. In fact, she’ll be welcoming any questions about word origins, usage irritations, the dreaded impact of Americanization, and the very future of our language in her very own ‘word surgery’.
Stamford's independently managed theatre for the best in live music, theatre and dance.
The Corn Exchange Theatre is located in the heart of Stamford, directly opposite the Browns Hospital on Broad Street, which runs parallel to the Stamford High Street.
The Corn Exchange Theatre is also a short walk from Stamford central bus station, and 10 minute walk over the meadows from the train station.
Parking on Broad Street is free after 6pm daily and free all day on Sundays. Finding a space can be difficult due to its location and popularity.
North Street car park is the largest public car park local to the theatre. The car park functions as a pay and display from 9am - 6pm. after 6pm parking is free.
There are accessible toilets on every level of the building with full disabled and baby changing facilities.
The Theatre Lounge is open for pre-show three course dinners from 5:30pm on selected show dates. Tables must be reserved 3 days prior to show. Our bar is open for pre-show, interval and after show drinks (subject to availability)
Please note. Dates on which shows are on the Box Office will be open later than normal.
Whilst every effort goes into ensuring this gig listing is accurate and up to date, always check with the venue before you travel.