Make ’em Laugh

Ed Byrne is being honest

FROM cookery shows to QI, Irish comedian Ed Byrne has been pretty busy during lockdown, but he’s back on the road, with his latest tour, coming to Bridport’s Electric Palace on 3rd July, a date rescheduled from the original March gig. Join Ed in his new show, If I’m Honest, as he takes a long…

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Have a laugh at Lyme

LYME Regis Comedy Club is back at the Marine Theatre on Saturday 26th June with the wacky duo, The Raymond and Mr Timpkins Revue. The two comedians, described as “a slim man and a fat man putting their bums in your face”, offer an anarchic set of fast-moving jokes with a lot of velvet, sandals…

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Who’s the Beast?

LIVING Spit, Howard Coggins and Stu McLoughlin, promise a “Disney-defying” version of the classic French fairytale, Beauty and the Beast, which they are touring around the West Country, in our area from 18th June. In the original, a bright and beautiful young woman is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. She learns to…

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Won’t you please come home

BILL Bailey, the Somerset-born  Strictly champion, musician, comedian and general treasure, has scheduled four concerts in the south west on his 2021/22 tour. Book quickly to see him at Plymouth Pavilions on 12th and 13th December, and Bournemouth BIC on 14th and 16th December.

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Exciting line-up for Bath Festivals

RENAISSANCE music in the Roman baths, Mel Giedroyc talking about her new book, the super-musical Kanneh-Mason family and a guided walk around the Bridgerton locations – this year’s Bath Festivals promises delights and treats for all tastes. The festival, including music from medieval to contemporary, world, rock and more, and literature, comedy and poetry, will…

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Exciting future for Yeovil Octagon

YEOVIL’S Octagon Theatre, which has provided the launchpad for many professional careers in theatre, music and dance, as well as bringing a huge variety of performances to audiences across the region, will be enlarged and improved in a £23m expansion, approved in principle by South Somerset District Councillors. The scheme includes a new circle of…

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Tudor mayhem from Living Spit

THE West Country’s favourite comic duo, Living Spit, are coming to Dorset with one of their best-loved shows, The Six Wives of Henry VIII, at three venues and with a free online screening, from 15th to 18th October. Dorset’s rural touring arts charity Artsreach is delighted to be back with its first indoor theatre tour…

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Clive Anderson tour on hold

BROADCASTER, quizmaster and wit Clive Anderson, in the middle of his first solo tour, is hoping to reschedule with local dates  remaining at Bridport Electric Palace, the McMillan Theatre in Bridgwater and Wiltshire Music Centre at Bradford-on-Avon. The show, Clive Anderson: Me, Macbeth and I, is described as “a one-man show guaranteed to be funnier…

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Ed Byrne postpones tour

ED Byrne has canceled his If I’m Honest tour until the end of July, and hopes dates can be rescheduled for the autumn and early next year The Irish comedian, who is one of the country’s most astute observational comics, takes a long hard look at himself and tries to decide if he has any…

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