10th May 2014, Barnsley Civic

Sat 10th May 2014
John Hegley

Acts (click the act for more info)

Men in Coats

This is visual comedy at its best. Men in Coats are the masters of nonverbal entertainment. Their show was a hit at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the Melbourne Comedy Festival and recently at the Comedy Arts Festival in Moers, Germany. They received the Hackney Empire New Act Award in London and were invited to the Royal Variety Show at the BBC.

Men In Coats have travelled and performed in some of the biggest and most prestigious venues across the world. In 2005 alone, the MIC travelled to Germany, France, Austria, Thailand, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, Holland, Denmark, Sweden, Greece, Malta and Spain. As well as shows for British Royalty and celebrity worldwide.

Have a look at the video of Men in Coats! More than 30 million viewers have seen it already.

And this is what the press said:

“Hilariously simple… Men in Coats are the talk of the Fringe”

“They redefine your expectations of what can be accomplished on a stage… the closing applause was thunderous”


Abi Collins

After expelling herself from The Royal Ballet School, pint-sized powerhouse Abigail Collins has become well known on the cabaret circuit for her multi-tasking mix of comedy, circus skills and an uncanny ability to push the envelope well past its sticking point. Whether dancing Swan Lake on traffic cones, hooping up a storm in a variety of guises or getting up close and person as ex-Vegas showgirl "Peggy Sued", Abigail's work is skillful, sexy and very, very silly. The physique of an athlete and the mouth of Joan Rivers."