Tim Key, star of Peep Show, Gap Year, Charlie Brooker's ScreenwipeThe Detectorists, and all things Alan Partridge, returns to Northern Stage with a brand new show blending poeticals, talking, standing, spotlights, cables, Kronenburg, foot-stamping and old school wistfulness.


"Flabbergastingly funny… I have never enjoyed myself in a comedy show more"

★★★★★ Times

"Key has a style all his own, and he’s in thrilling command of it"

★★★★ Guardian

"Charismatic oddball revels in his tantalisingly clever show"

★★★★ Evening Standard

"It is total nonsense. It is total discipline. It is a total pleasure."

★★★★★ Times

“If this is love, Key’s hard to resist.” 

★★★★ The Metro 

“Megadate is another Tim Key delight: delicate, yet a feat of comic strength.”

★★★★ Independent


Praise for Tim Key:

"He is a genius plain and simple"

★★★★★ Time Out

"At times it’s like a wind up; elsewhere it’s so lovely you could bathe in it"

★★★★ Guardian

"In any other sphere apart from comedy, we’d probably class this… as certifiable. Here it feels like genius." 


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Northern Stage is fully accessible. The theatre has three lifts providing access to all parts of the building, including the accessible toilets, baby changing facilities, stages 2 & 3 and the backstage area.

Buggy parking is available within Stage 3. To discuss any access needs, please call our Box Office on 0191 230 5151.