Little Giggle

Chuckle, chortle and laugh out loud at our stand-up comedy show just for Rainbows and Brownies in November 2019

Get the girls together for the funniest show in town

There’s nothing better than laughing with your friends. So, grab yours and join us at Little Giggle – our first ever comedy show for Rainbows and Brownies (and their leaders). Some of the best comedians in town will be hitting the stage to make you laugh until you cry. We’ll make sure there’s all the buzz of a comedy night too - but made for five to nine-year-olds. Expect lots of silliness in a safe, organised environment.

We're taking Little Giggle on the road so keep an eye on this page as we'll be adding more venues and dates near you soon.

What’s happening

  • Just like Live at the Apollo, a series of rib-tickling comedians will bring their stand-up routines to the Little Giggle stage.
  • Awe-inducing variety acts, strongest women and hula hoop acts are all on the cards.
  • Girls will have the chance to submit a joke that might be read out during the show.
  • You’ll take part in an event that will add to girls’ experience of the Express Myself programme theme.
The acts had us laughing the whole way through! The whole event was planned very well from the activities while we waited, to the snacks being brought to our seats, we all had an excellent time!

The acts

Here are some of the acts coming to Little Giggle - check out your chosen show to see who’s performing 

Ada Campe

As the alter-ego to comedian and researcher Naomi Paxton, Ada Campe is the reigning winner of both the New Act of the Year at the NATYS, and the Leicester Square Theatre Old Comedian of the Year. Her performances are true variety at its best, rife with the absurd and the outlandish, mystery, magic, intrigue, and unabashed pure comedy. "A real original and with irrepressible funny bones.. brilliantly crowd-pleasing act"- Chortle

Abigoliah Schamaun

A former NYC yogi now living in London, Abigoliah is a disarmingly honest comedian with a tender heart and a wicked sense of humour. A charmingly chatty comic, she's a deft compere, establishing just the right convivial tone for any gig.

Bec Hill

Australian-born and now London-based, Bec has gained a cult following in Australia, the UK and Ireland thanks to her award-winning solo shows. She has a talent for incorporating arts and crafts into her stand-up routines, creating a unique and unforgettable comedy style that she calls “paper-puppetry”. Her one-liners regularly feature in “best joke” lists by “reputable” sources like The Telegraph, Dave, The Guardian, The Independent, Daily Record and Buzzfeed, which isn’t surprising, as she is the creator of the UK’s only pun-based comedy night, Pun Run.

Helen Duff

A critically acclaimed and socially conscious clown, Helen is an alumnus of ‘French master clown’. Alongside her solo shows, Helen is also is the resident tutor for SEN children at Attenborough Arts Centre in Leicester and for the last two years has been travelling to Bangladesh with ‘Clowns Without Border’s to perform and teach children about hygiene and consent. As an actor, Helen has starred in a number of sketches for the BBC, Ch4, and the recent Holmes and Watson reboot with Will Ferrell and John C Reilly.

Rosie Jones

With her infectious laugh and high energy, Rosie brings 'huge laughs' and has quickly become a must-see act on the comedy circuit. With a penchant for being playfully mischievous, this comedian and actress has been set on both Cats Do Countdown and Silent Witness. Her cerebral palsy doesn’t slow her down in the slightest.

Shelf

Unusual among comedy double-acts for sharing a name with the most basic of storage facilities, Shelf are South London's finest sketch act and dog impersonators. Captivatingly silly and ever engaging, Rachel Watkeys Dowie and Ruby Clyde delight in twisty reveals and playful honesty. Since their formation in 2015, Shelf have performed at Bestival, London Pride, and been nominated for Sketchfest’s Best New Act award. Their work has appeared on BBC3 and LADBible, and they are founding members of cult sell-out show The LOL Word.

The girls really enjoyed it and accompanying adults found a lot to laugh at too!

When and where

Lighthouse Poole, Poole on Sunday 3 November

  • Acts: Abigoliah Schamaun, Rosie Jones, Shelf and Bec Hill.
  • First show: 11.30am - 1.15pm
  • Second show: 3pm - 4.45pm

Albert Halls, Stirling on Saturday 30 November

  • Acts: Ada Campe, Bec Hill, Helen Duff more acts TBC
  • One show: 11.30am - 1.15pm

Where there are two shows on the same day, they will be identical. Each lasts roughly 90 minutes and includes a short interval.

All of the 2019 dates have been released, but we’ll be announcing more Little Giggles in 2020 soon. Want one near you? Contact [email protected] to suggest a venue or location.

Tickets

How much

Tickets for each event are £13.50 per person, which includes a Little Giggle badge.

How to get tickets

Leaders - buy tickets for your unit following the steps below for the show you’d like to go to.

Only active leaders, assistant leaders, and commissioners can buy tickets. This is because only these positions should be responsible for bringing young members to the event. If you don’t hold one of these positions, you’ll need to ask someone that does to purchase the tickets and come to the event with you.

Tickets for Lighthouse Poole, Poole on Sunday 3 November

  • Call the Lighthouse Poole box office on: 01202 280000.
  • They will check your Girlguiding membership number and book your tickets.
  • Any problems please let us know on [email protected]

Tickets for Albert Halls, Stirling on Saturday 30 November

  • Complete our online form to register your interest in attending.
  • We’ll check your membership number.
  • We'll then send you the booking link and a promotional code to book your tickets directly with Albert Halls, Stirling.

Volunteer at our Little Giggle events

Would you like to volunteer at one of our Little Giggle events? We’re looking for between six and eight volunteers to support each of our shows. You’ll need to be enthusiastic, friendly and most importantly, ready to have fun!

If this sounds like you, download the application form, fill it in and send it to [email protected] by 16 September 2019.