Two top comedians will be taking centre stage later this month as the first acts to appear in the Georgian Theatre Royal’s new spring and summer Season.
Paul Sinha – best known for his role as The Sinnerman on the ITV quiz show The Chase – will take the comedy mike on Thursday, February 20 at 7.30pm followed by Arabella Weir – bestselling author and star of The Fast Show and Two Doors Down – on Saturday, February 29 at 7.30pm.
Thus far, Paul Sinha has lived his life content in the understanding that stability and emotional happiness were lovely ideas but not really for him.
Nonetheless, several decades of cheerfully bearing witness to the narratives of others can slowly change a man.
Rose d’Or winner for radio comedy and Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee, Paul has appeared on Radio 4’s Just A Minute and The News Quiz and on television’s QI, Would I Lie to You? and Taskmaster.
Arabella Weir, author of the highly acclaimed novel Does My Bum Look Big In This?, is bringing her aptly named new show ‘Does My Mum Loom Big in This?’ to Richmond.
Billed as the mother of all confessional shows, it is for everyone who’s had a mother or been a mother and features hair-raising hilarious true stories from Arabella’s dysfunctional childhood and her life as a single working mother.
Devastatingly funny, excruciatingly honest and definitely embarrassing for all of Arabella’s relatives, not to mention herself, this is a helter-skelter tour of appalling – and appallingly funny – maternal behaviour.
“The theatre has established itself as one of the best places to see stand-up comedy in the region,” said Clare Allen, chief executive of The Georgian Theatre Royal.
“We have recently hosted household names such as Jenny Eclair, Jack Dee, and Ardal O’Hanlon, as well as talented up-and-coming comedians that are creating a buzz on the comedy circuit.”
Later in the season, the theatre is a holding a comedy event designed specifically for family audiences.
Comedy Club 4 Kids on Saturday, April 4 at 2pm promises the best in stand-ups and sketch acts from the international circuit.
“We wanted to give young people a taste of what it’s like to attend a proper comedy show but without any rude bits! It will be like a normal comedy club but just on during the day and should be cracking entertainment for anyone over six years old and their families,” added Clare.
Tickets for all events are available from the theatre’s box office on 01748 825252 or via the website www.georgiantheatreroyal.co.uk