Make ’em Laugh

Comedy and trampolining at Portesham

MAX Calaf Seve literally jumps for joy in Anyday, a surreal, comic and delightful show from this Spanish circus and physical theatre artist, who is coming to Portesham village hall on Saturday 29th April at 7pm for one date with Artsreach. Anyday is a circus show like no other. It’s the charming tale of Max…

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Comedy’s Marmite man at the Tiv

COUNT Arthur Strong is one of those Marmite comedians – his fans adore him, but those of us who really don’t get it, well, we don’t get it. Make up your own mind when he comes with his live show to the Tivoli at Wimborne on Thursday 27th April at 8pm. The self-described showbiz legend…

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Masters of chaos canter into Poole

FINLAND’s Race Horse Company brings its particular blend of chaos, humour and surprise in a thrilling circus extravaganza to Poole’s Lighthouse Arts Centre on 25th and 26th April. Super Sunday is a high-octane spectacular staged within a surreal derelict funfair where six male performers play out increasingly risky rites of passage in a wild whirlwind…

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Hit comedians at Yeovil Octagon, Poole and Bristol

THERE’s a starry comedy line-up for the Octagon Theatre at Yeovil in April and early May, with gigs by Lee Nelson, the All-Star Stand-Ups, plus Jon Richardson and Chris Ramsey, who are already sold out. Lee Nelson has sold so well for 21st April that a second date, 22nd, has been added for his new…

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Living Spit race around Dorset

NOW established as one of the favourite theatre groups on the West Country touring scene, Living Spit – Stuart Mcloughlin and Howard Coggins – will be back in Dorset in May for an Artsreach tour of their new show, Tortoise vs Hare. The race is set, the heat is on… join Living Spit at the starting…

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Mortality beckons for Mitch Benn

MITCH Benn may be “the country’s leading musical satirist”, according to The Times, but he’s feeling his age and contemplating mortality on his new tour. He was in Wimborne in February, and returns to the West Country at Bath’s Rondo Theatre on 15th April, Hanger Farm, Totton on 16th June, and the Marine Theatre, Lyme…

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Marcel Lucont’s Whine List at Bristol and beyond

MARCEL Lucont is a flaneur and he is bringing his louche musings, deadpan wit and Gallic aura of superiority to the Lantern studio. at Bristol’s Colston Hall on Thursday 13th April and at Bath Rondo as part of the city’s comedy festival, on Friday 14th. In case you don’t know what a flaneur actually does…

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Reginald D Hunter at the Merlin and the Marine

ONE of the country’s most popular comedians, Reginald D Hunter comes to the Merlin Theatre at Frome on 18th April and the Marine Theatre at Lyme Regis on 25th April with his new show, Some People v Reginald D Hunter. During the 15 years in which he has lived in the UK, Reginald’s searingly honest…

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Laughing goes Against The Grain

FROME’s Against The Grain comedy club returns to the Cheese and Grain on Saturday 1st April with a line-up headed by Bristol comedy legend Mark Olver. As a television warm-up artist, his credits include Vicar of Dibley, 8 Out of 10 Cats, 10 o’clock Live, Jonathan Ross, Have I Got News For You and Deal…

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Rob Rouse is certain comedy is the right career

ROB Rouse is married, has two kids, a dog and an eye-watering mortgage. But despite the worst that this world of uncertainty and austerity can throw at him, he remains resolutely funny – as the audience will discover at Bridport Arts Centre on Saturday 8th April. You might think a career as unpredictable as stand-up…

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