Little Giggle

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

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

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.

ComedySportz

ComedySportz are a Manchester-based improv collective, whose many members specialise in all ages, all action, all improvised competitive comedy. They are adept at conjuring laughs with quick-witted gags, games, sketches and songs inspired by your suggestions, and have been delighting audiences across the UK with shows and workshops for all ages since 2001. A proud member of the CSz Worldwide family.

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.

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.

When and where

The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford Quays on Saturday 20 July

  • Acts: Abigoliah Schamaun (MC), ComedySportz, Bec Hill
  • First show: 11.30am - 1.15pm 
  • Second show: 3pm - 4.45pm

Dorking Halls, Dorking, Surrey on Sunday 21 July

  • Acts: Abigoliah Schamaun (MC), Shelf, Bec Hill
  • One show: 11.30am - 1.15pm

Lighthouse Poole, Poole on Sunday 3 November

  • Acts TBC
  • First show: 11.30am - 1.15pm
  • Second show: 3pm - 4.45pm

Albert Halls, Stirling on Saturday 30 November

  • 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 minute and includes a short interval.

All of the 2019 dates have been released, but we’re hoping to have more Little Giggles in the future. Want one near you? Contact [email protected] to suggest a 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 The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford Quays on Saturday 20 July

  • Buy your tickets directly from The Lowry's website
  • Make sure you have your membership number ready to book tickets. We’ll then check your membership number to make sure only Girlguiding members have tickets.

Tickets for Dorking Halls, Surrey on Sunday 21 July

  • Complete our online form to register your interest in attending.
  • We’ll check your membership number.
  • We'll then share your details with the venue, Dorking Halls. Dorking Halls will contact you by phone or email to confirm and arrange payment of your booking.

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 the deadlines below:

  • 5 July for the shows on 21 and 22 July
  • 6 September for shows on 3 and 30 November