Make ’em Laugh

Miles Jupp leads David Tomlinson’s life

THE extraordinary life of actor and film star David Tomlinson comes to the stage at Bath Theatre Royal from 27th to 31st August. Miles Jupp, one of the UK’s best loved comedians,  brings his tour-de-force performance in The Life I Lead to Bath, immediately before its opening in the West End, and as part of…

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Austin Powers star at Lyme Regis Comedy Club

THE headline act at the August bank holiday edition of Lyme Regis Comedy Club may be small but her humour punches way above her height – catch the talented Tanyalee Davis at the Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis, on Sunday 25th August, from 8pm. Tanyalee has a unique perspective and racy brand of comedy. Her solo…

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Moby Dick in Bristol Docks

BRISTOL’S Tobacco Factory Theatres have a full prog­ramme for the summer in the two air-conditioned performance spaces in Southville – and on the SS Great Britain. Darkstuff Productions will stage Moby Dick  in an immersive promenade performance on board Brunel’s SS Great Britain, from Sunday 18th to Monday 26th August. Fans of improvised comedy will…

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Bubbles and laughs with Dillie Keane

DORCHESTER Arts’ annual fund-raising garden party brings one of England’s funniest women, Dillie Keane to the beautiful grounds of Whitcombe Manor, on Sunday 28th July, from noon. The outrageously funny and talented Dillie, one third of Fascinating Aida and a brilliant singer, comedian and Olivier Award-nominated actress, is making a special trip to Dorset for…

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A doctor’s life at Bridport

THE life and times of an 18th century doctor are portrayed in The Golden Gift, a medical historical entertainment at Bridport Arts Centre on 19th July, with performances at 11am and 7.30pm. The play, described as a scientific comedy, tells the story of Dr Giles Lawrence Roberts MD, “our celebrated druggist, apothecary and accoucheur.” It…

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Handful of Howard

COMEDIAN Russell How­ard will be at Bath Theatre Royal on Saturday  13th July, hosting a one-off show raising funds for Bath Rugby Foundation, and a handful of tickets remain. A regular on Mock the Week  and known for his own shows Russell Howard’s Good News and The Russell Howard Hour, he performs stand-up worldwide. Russell…

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Cambridge Footlights at the Rex

THE Cambridge Footlights has been internationally famous since the 1960s as a creative hothouse for comedy and satire – there is a unique opportunity to see the current stars when the Cambridge Footlights 2019 revue comes to the Rex Cinema at Wareham on Wednesday 10th July at 7.30pm. It is an opportunity to join “the…

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Bridport gig for Fringe duo

TWO of the hottest new acts on the comedy circuit, Matt Rees and Josh Berry, have less than a month to polish their Edinburgh Fringe shows, and they are doing their warm-ups at Bridport Arts Centre on Friday, 12th July, at 8pm. Josh Berry, with his new show, Who Does He Think He Is? is…

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Laughter in the garden

BRISTOL Comedy Garden returns to Queen Square from 3rd to 7th July with a brilliant line-up of comedy greats paired with street food, craft beers and more. Stars this year include the US stand-up sensation and star of Channel 4’s Catastrophe, Rob Delaney (pictured), the multi award-winning Sara Pascoe, Mash Report host and Mock The…

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Not just a minute with Gyles

WIT, raconteur, author, broadcaster and former politician, Gyles Brandreth comes to Bridport Arts Centre on 8th July with his new show, Break A Leg. They say all political careers end in tears but in the case of Old Bedalian Gyles Brandreth it’s surely tears of laughter . In this show, the actor, author, One Show…

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