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Half Term at New Wolsey

On Monday 29 October, Duke’s Comedy Club return to present Under 12 and Under 18 Comedy at the New Wolsey Theatre, stand-up comedy tailor made for younger audiences.

Under 12 Comedy at 3.30pm on Monday 29 October is suitable for ages 8 – 12, and will be MC’d by Luke Toulson. This former Perrier nominee is a rising star of the comedy circuit and has been making little people laugh for years!

Luke will be joined by two fantastic comedians, James Acaster and Matt Greene. James is one of the hottest new acts in comedy, a star of Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC 3), and was a nominee at the newly named Perrier Awards (now the Foster’s Awards) up at the Edinburgh Festival

“Inherently funny…the merest gesture can have the audience laughing out loud” Broadway Baby

Actor and comedian Matt Greene has starred in such programmes as Extras and Eastenders (BBC) and was another hit of last year’s Edinburgh Festival –

“A stand up audience’s dream” Three Weeks

Under 18’s need not despair as the same comedians will be warmed-up and ready to entertain later in the evening at 7.45pm and this time no adults are allowed! Added to the line-up for the evening will be Laura Carr. Norwich born and bred, Laura burst into the comedy scene in 2009 with cheeky anecdotes and silly jokes a plenty!

“Brimming with confidence, an energetic delivery that instantly appeals” Chortle

Tickets are just £7 each – can you think of a better way to kick-start half-term week?

There are two shows for younger children in half-term.

– STUCK (Tue 30 Oct at 11am & 2pm) by Big Wooden Horse. A tale about a little boy in a very sticky situation. It all begins when Floyd gets his kite stuck in a tree. He throws up his shoe to shift it, but that gets stuck, so he throws up his other shoe and that gets stuck too. Along with the cat, a ladder, a pot of paint, the kitchen sink, an orang-utan and a whale amongst other things! Will Floyd ever get his kite back?? With original music and plenty of audience participation this brand new story by Oliver Jeffers has been adapted into an exciting new production by the team behind the shows Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!, The Night Before Christmas and last year’s smash hit The Way Back Home.

– PETER AND THE WOLF (Wed 31 Oct at 11am & 2pm) by Clydebuilt Puppet Theatre. In this beautiful production, we follow the adventures of Peter’s visit to his grandfather’s cottage at the edge of The Great Forest. Meet all the familiar characters – the Duck, the Cat, the Little Bird and of course, the wonderful life-sized WOLF! Suitable for ages 4 and over, this is a fun family show, with an especially composed soundtrack of Russian style folk music that fits the story and the puppets’ movements in a very special way.

Half-term may be a distant memory by Monday 5 November but don’t despair as critically acclaimed physical comedy duo – JoeyD and Matt Bailey – present 2DEEP, their follow up to Flhip Flhop – Everything Happens on the Break. 2DEEP is fresh new dose of Rannel’s trademark hilarious hip-hop comedy theatre full of music, physical set pieces and jaw dropping skills with a futuristic twist. Two men… one room… who are they? How did they get there? How will they escape?
The reviews are in and it seems they have done it again…

“the laugh out loud moments that made Flhip Flhop so great has transitioned into a completely new scenario where they continue to wind each other up for the audience’s amusement. It’s more of the same trademark stuff from the Rannel boys, but considering you never know what direction they’re going to take the action in, each sketch increases in hilarity until your cheek muscles ache and your laughs dance along with the musical moments.” Breakin’ Conventions

Tickets for 2DEEP range from £8.50 to £15. If you are under 26 you can get tickets on the day for £5 but advance booking is advised.

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