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The RH Experience

“We’re a comedy group, bringing our show ‘Scribble’ to the Hastings Fringe. It’s an improvised sketch show, with lots of on-the-spot jokes, songs and characters, all inspired by the audience, so it’s different every time. It’s set against a backdrop that’s illustrated live by Ed Stockham, who draws for the Beano.” Judy Parkinson spoke to Conor Jatter, one quarter of the RH Experience

Posted 06:38 Saturday, Jun 3, 2017 In: Comedy Tags: Conor Jatter Dan Attfield Doctor Brown Judy Parkinson Luke Spillane Philippe Gaulier Scribble The Albion Tom Webster
Alasdair Beckett-King

Comedian of the Year in Hastings this Saturday!

Come chuckle at live comedy from the newly crowned winner of the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year award this Saturday at the Electric Palace, says Annie Waite.  Plus, catch local comedian, the “friendly absurdist,” Anthony Benelux.

Posted 10:06 Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017 In: Comedy Tags: Alasdair Beckett-King Anthony Benelux Dave TV Electric Palace cinema Hastings Leicester Mercury live comedy Radio 4 Steve North

A Penny Pincher’s Christmas Carol

The writing/performing team of Kate Tym and John Knowles (Rat in the Cellar, Time Please and Hilteria Pizzeria) return to the stage with a brand new family play based on ‘A Christmas Carol. Those familiar with Dicken’s seasonal classic might recall that there are quite a lot of people in his story, as well as amazing special effects; well not in this version, as ‘A Penny Pincher’s Christmas Carol’ brings you the abridged version with just two actors. What could possibly go wrong? John Knowles writes.

Posted 09:47 Friday, Nov 25, 2016 In: Comedy Tags: Christmas Christmas Carol Dickens families fun John Knowles. Kate Tym Panto The Palace

The Queen of Crumble returns to St Leonards

This Friday Lorraine Bowen (winner of David Walliams’ Golden Buzzer on ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent) presents her eccentric comedy and quirky songs for an evening of cabaret at Kino-Teatr. HOT’s Erica Smith caught up with Lorraine to see what she’s been up to.

Posted 22:51 Wednesday, Sep 28, 2016 In: Comedy Tags: Cabaret Crumble Song handbells Karina Townsend Kino-Teatr Sandra Winter

Josie Long’s Works In Progress

Josie Long makes a welcome return to Hastings on 22 July, performing at The OB Theatre. John Knowles reports.

Posted 17:48 Friday, Jul 15, 2016 In: Comedy Tags: Grave Petrie John Knowles. Josie Long Radio Four stand up

Pre-Edinburgh Festivals shows at OB Theatre

In July, OB Theatre will be holding three weekends of theatre, comedy and cabaret from some of the UK’s top acts. John Knowles reports.

Posted 17:31 Friday, Jun 24, 2016 In: Comedy Tags: Comedy drama Grace Petrie Hong Kong Standard It's A Kind Of Magic Josie Long OB Theatre Six Sided Man The Dice Man theatre

New comedy club at Azur

Comedy in Hastings is about to get a shot in the arm with a new bi-monthly comedy club starting at Azur restaurant in association with Happy Duck Comedy. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 15:44 Friday, Apr 15, 2016 In: Comedy Tags: Alistair Martin Azur Comedy Explosion Factor 25 Happy Duck Comedy Hypnosis Circle James McDowell Mind Enforcer Nick Terdre Paul Traynor
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