Theatre's under age comedy night

IPSWICH'S New Wolsey Theatre is to host an under age comedy evening for the first time, it has today been announced.

IPSWICH'S New Wolsey Theatre is to host an under age comedy evening for the first time, it has today been announced.

Held exclusively for under 18s, the event, on Friday October 31, will exclude adults.

New Wolsey Chief Executive Sarah Holmes said she is keen to provide an 'exclusive' social opportunity for younger audiences and hopes the event will be the first of many.

She added: “As the mother of teenagers I am all too aware of the demand for interesting and varied things to do in Ipswich and this event is an opportunity for under 18s to experience comedy they can directly relate to, relaxed in the knowledge that they are amongst their peers.


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“We are always keen for families to come to the theatre together but sometimes young people want entertainment just for them and we think the New Wolsey can provide the ideal setting.”

The evening has been programmed by Tongue in Cheek Comedy, the agency responsible for the New Wolsey's regular Up for a Laugh comedy evenings.

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Paula Harrington from Tongue in Cheek said: “In assembling our stable of performers, we have tried to encompass a broad range of styles and personalities to suit any night.

“The line-up we have created for this unique event is sure to be a big hit with the target audience but parents should be reassured that we have selected performers whose material is appropriate for a younger audience.”

Tongue in Cheek Comedy was created in 2005 to promote both established and up and coming comedy talent nation-wide.

The evening includes MC Dave Twentyman, Silky, Mike Newall and Milton Jones.

Do you think the evening is a good idea? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or send an e-mail to eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

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