No Direction Home…in Devon!

An evening of live stand-up comedy presented by Counterpoints Arts and Dartington Trust


8-10pm, Wednesday 12 October 2022


Great Hall, Dartington Trust, South Devon



About this event

Schedule in some uncontrollable laughter with No Direction Home — an evening of live stand-up comedy presented by Counterpoints Arts and Dartington Trust. Laugh alongside our host, Exeter-based award-winning comedian Tom Parry, as he introduces guest celebrities and new hilarious voices.

Full line-up to be announced shortly!

Nish Kumar says: “The No Direction Home comedians are a very exciting, interesting and creative bunch of people to be around. And they are very funny!”

The No Direction Home comedy collective, produced by Counterpoints Arts, supports people from refugee and migrant backgrounds to learn the skills of stand-up. Founded in 2018, in partnership with Camden People’s Theatre and comedian Tom Parry, they’ve since performed sell-out gigs around the country including at London’s Southbank Centre and the Edinburgh Fringe, alongside leading comedians including Nish Kumar, Romesh Ranganathan, Suzi Ruffell, Fatiha El-Ghorri and Athena Kugblenu. New No Direction Home collectives have been established in Coventry and Greece.

The evening may also include new comedians from the recent No Direction Home comedy workshops held in Plymouth, in collaboration with Devon & Cornwall Refugee Support.

This comedy night is presented alongside Counterpoints’ Pop Culture & Social Change Retreat at Dartington Hall (12-14 October), bringing together a group of 50 change-making entertainment producers, artists, cultural innovators, activists and philanthropists committing to building long-term narrative power for Black, POC, migrant and refugee communities.

Tom Parry is a screenwriter, director, comedian and podcaster. His debut feature film script “Your Christmas Or Mine” has just been filmed by Amazon Studio’s (release date November 2022). He is one-third of the award-winning ‘Pappy’s’, nominated twice for the Edinburgh Comedy Award, and has performed two sell-out solo shows at the Edinburgh Fringe — ‘Parryoke’ in 2019 and ‘Yellow T-Shirt’ in 2015 for which he was nominated for the Best Newcomer Award and was adapted into the acclaimed Radio 4 series ‘Fancy Dressed Life’.

Counterpoints Arts is a leading UK organisation in the field of arts, migration and cultural change. Its mission is to support and produce the arts by and about migrants and refugees, seeking to ensure that their contributions are recognized and welcomed within British arts, history and culture. Its PopChange Initiative explores how to pop culture for social change, shifting narratives about migration and displacement.

Ages 16+
Wheelchair accessible (for further accessibility requirements, email

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