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Glad Rag Spectacular

CHRISTCHURCH Regent Centre welcomes back the Glad Rag Com­pany for Christmas Spectac­ular 2018, on stage from Wednes­day 19th to Monday 24th Decem­ber. This is the company’s seventh season at the theatre, where there will be six evening shows at 7pm, as well as 2pm matinees on Sat­urday, Sunday and Monday. This year’s show is once…

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Yulekulele at the Lighthouse

THE Ukulele Evangelists come to the Sherling Studio at Poole Light­house on Thursday 13th and Fri­day 14th December, with Yuleku­lele, described as a riotous comedy cabaret of outlandish live music, festive holiday hijinks and feral puppetry. The tweedy funksters starred at the Edinburgh Festival and won of the coveted Uke of Edinburgh award. Their Christmas…

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Ben Elton opens at Frome

BEN Elton is heading out on his first live tour in 15 years next Autumn, and the first date of the “work in progress pre tour” is at the Cheese and Grain in Frome on  Saturday 14th September. Ben exploded into the national consciousness more than 30 years ago, hosting Channel 4’s Saturday Live. Known…

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Living Spit tell another tall Christmas tale

LIVING Spit, the Bristol-based comedy acting duo Howard Coggins and Stu Mcloughlin, follow up their uniquely batty retelling of “the greatest Christmas story ever told” with what they cheekily suggest is the “second greatest … etc” You can catch them in Dorset from 7th December. They will be performing their hilarious, silly and tongue-in-cheek version…

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Noel James at Lyme Comedy Club

NOEL James, a semi-finalist in Britain’s Got Talent, is the headline performer at Lyme Regis Comedy Club at the Marine Theatre on Saturday 15th December. Noel has been performing stand-up for a long time with shows at the Edinburgh Fringe dating back as far as 2001, and he is well known on the comedy circuit….

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Hersong at the Lyric

BRIDPORT’S Lyric Theatre has an early start on Sunday 25th November, when Hersong takes to the stage at 6pm. Watch as fabulous women of different ages and stages share life’s stories and experiences in spoken word and song. Pathos, humour and joy combine in this early- evening cabaret that’s also a fundraiser for The Lyric….

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Scottish star heads south

SCOTTISH comedian Daniel Sloss is fast becoming an international star and you can catch him on his latest tour, coming to Poole’s Lighthouse arts centre on Wednesday 28th November. Daniel’s last smash-hit tour spanned 150-plus shows across 28 countries around the globe. He has performed on US TV’s Conan eight times, sold out 11 consecutive…

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Ben Norris at Coastal Comedy

HEADLINER at the November Coastal Comedy club at Poole’s Lighthouse arts centre on Saturday 24th in the Sherling Studio, will be Ben Norris, a regular on several hit television shows. Coastal Comedy, which features a mix of regional stand-up talent with a high profile headline act is compered by local comedian Adrienne Coles. Ben Norris…

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Marcus Brigstocke at Wimborne

MARCUS Brigstocke has been looking at the way we criticise and categorise each other in his latest tour, Devil May Care, stopping at Wimborne’s Tivoli Theatre on Wednesday 14th November. Snowflake, Nazi, Remoaner, Trot, Brextremist, Feminazi, Piers Morgan… as we divide each other up into more and more unpleasant categories of evil, it is time…

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Into the punset with Stewart Francis

STEWART Francis, multi-award winning master of the expertly times one-liner, is making what he says is his last tour, and so, in line with his dazzling word-play, he has called it Into The Punset, coming to Exeter Corn Exchange on Wednesday 14th November, the Tivoli at Wimborne on Thursday 15th and Bath Komedia on Friday…

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