TONY SLATTERY: SLATTERY NIGHT LIVE! With Robert Ross & Allan Lear

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Show: 7:30pm (door 7pm)

Tickets £12/£10 Concessions

We are very excited to announce comedy Legend TONY SLATTERY makes his debut at Kettering Arts Centre for KettFest weekend with an exclusively extended preview of his appearances at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

In this full evening of entertainment, Tony Slattery will be in intimate conversation with comedy historian Robert Ross, reflecting on the roller coaster career that has taken in everything from the Cambridge Footlights to Carry On Columbus.

Then Tony will be back on stage with his partner in off-the-cuff comedy, Allan Lear, in a free-falling session of spontaneous japery.

As can be expected of the King of Improvisation, anything could happen and it probably will…

Running time: 120 minutes (with interval)

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Rolling In The Aisles – 25th May 2019 8pm

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HEADLINER ANDY ASKINS, SUPPORTING ACTS JENNY COLLIER AND TOM LITTLE.

Compere – our very own Nick Wills!

For a great night of comedy in the heart of the town centre, join us at Kettering Arts Centre at St Andrew’s Church. Tickets £9 (£10 on the door).

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Licensed bar (cash only) selling drinks and snacks including local brew: Potbelly Brewery Limited.

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LEE NELSON at Kettering Arts Centre Saturday 18th May 8pm

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Lee Nelson Back With Serious Joker 3rd Extension! Kettering Arts Centre Saturday 18th May 8pm (Doors 7.30pm). Tickets £20 BUY HERE!

Following his 150 date, smash-hit tour, Lee Nelson comes to Kettering Arts Centre for one night only! This incredible comedian has added us to his extensive UK tour and we are very excited!

Lee Nelson will be live on stage in KETTERING for a special performance of his sensational Serious Joker stand-up show. DON’T MISS OUT! Tickets still available via Waterstones, Kettering Arts Centre and WeGotTickets. £20 each. GET BOOKING!

“In this sort of form Nelson is irresistible… there aren’t many better comedians to turn to”
The Telegraph

“Comedy legend” The Sun

“You should be ashamed of yourself” Sepp Blatter

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Exciting news for Rolling In The Aisles this Saturday 20th April 8pm……..

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Rolling In The Aisles Saturday 20th April 8pm

In a last minute change to our line up for this event we have the very funny NEIL MCFARLANE following our opening act – BRIAN & KRYSTAL and our headliner – TV’s Big Breakfast’s PAUL TONKINSON.

 

Neil McFarlane

Neil started his comedy career in Scotland 16 years ago, where he remains a regular act at the highly-regarded Stand Comedy Clubs in Glasgow & Edinburgh.

He now performs in locations across the length and breadth of the British Isles, attracting widespread concern, and has also entertained international audiences in places as far-flung as Tenerife, Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia, Romania, the Czech Republic, the two Channel Islands you can actually get to, Florida, California and Kent.

Neil reached the Scottish regional final of the BBC New Comedy Awards in 2001, so technically that means he’s been on the telly (for the 7 people who had BBC CHOICE at the time). If you really want to stretch the point, he’s also been on ’15 to 1′ twice, and has the dubious honour of being the only contestant in the show’s history to have been told off by William G. Stewart for slouching.

In 2006 Neil came third in the Scottish Comedian of the Year competition and performed his first, sold-out, one-man show, ‘Posh Glaswegian’, at the Glasgow International Comedy Festival, followed by his first full run in the Gilded Balloon at the Edinburgh Fringe; and his first solo show outside Scotland, at the Manchester Comedy Festival.

He moved to London to become a full-time comic in 2009, and March 2010 saw his fourth solo show at the Magners’ Glasgow Comedy Festival, entitled ‘Neil McFarlane is Still in Search of a USP’. In 2013 he performed ‘Neil McFarlane’s First Period’ at the Bath Comedy Festival and the Brighton Fringe.

In 2012 Neil was a finalist in Jongleurs Comic Idol competition.  He also wrote and performed his solo show “Sightseeing With A Hangover” at the Edinburgh Festival in August 2016

Regarding his acting experience, Neil played the role of Sandy Johnstone in ‘Death of a Critic’, a play by Keir McAllister produced at the Ramshorn Theatre as part of the Glasgow International Comedy Festival. (‘Really rather good’. ROBERT DAWSON SCOTT, THE TIMES). Overall his acting experience has covered Shakespeare, comic monologues and sketches, a satirical revue and comedy play with music at consecutive Edinburgh festivals, and a range of acting across all media including broadcast commercials, as well as a modicum of corporate voice-over and presenting work. He’s also contributed to Fred MacAulay’s show on BBC Radio Scotland, not to mention the ‘Alternative Sandwich Show’ for SubCity Radio in Glasgow.

Neil McFarlane is available to support, compère or headline; and for corporate work, acting jobs, presenting and any conceivable radio & television punditry. He’s had all his jabs and frequently keeps his clothes on. Allow him gently to divert you from the horrific truth of your own existential plight and occasionally use the word ‘seepage’.

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Testimonials:

“A sparky self-effacing wit which cannot possibly fail to please.” THEATRE BATH
“A clear ability to craft a gag.” CHORTLE
“Fantastic punchlines.” MANCHESTER CITY LIFE
“Creamed potato.” THE SCOTSMAN

GET BOOKING FOR A FANTASTIC EVENING OF COMEDY AT KETTERING ARTS CENTRE!

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Easter weekend at Kettering Arts Centre

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We had an amazing show from The Pantaloons Theatre Co. on Saturday evening. The Odyssey was a real hit with the audience at Kettering Arts Centre.

This Good Friday we have The Accountment of Luke – 7.30pm, tickets £8/£5 (proceeds to be donated to the charity Safe Until Daylight). Tickets can be purchased in Waterstones, Kettering or via WeGotTickets.

PAUL TONKINSON (TV’s Big Breakfast) is our Rolling In The Aisles Comedy Club Headliner on Saturday at 8pm. Join us for lots of laughs and local beer from the potbelly brewery at our licensed cash bar. Tickets £9 in advance from Waterstones or via WeGotTickets or £10 on the door.

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Tomorrow night at Kettering Arts Centre – The Pantaloons presents The Odyssey

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The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

The Mad Hatter's Tea Party (Image 2) (1)TUESDAY 4TH JUNE 2019 – SHOW TIME 1.30PM.

TICKETS £6 ONLY!
Age Recommendation: 7+
(LIMITED SEATING AVAILABLE IN SIDE WINGS ONLY)

Brother Wolf presents……………………..
THE MAD HATTER’S TEA PARTY
Based on ‘Alice in Wonderland’ by Lewis Carroll
Adapted and Produced by James Hyland

“What does it mean to sit between this world and that at the drop of a hat?”
Take a trip down the proverbial rabbit hole with Brother Wolf’s 21st anniversary production of one of the most beloved stories of all time.

Fantastical and utterly bonkers, “The Mad Hatter’s Tea
Party” is a groundbreaking new twist on Lewis Carroll’s immortal classic. So grab your seat at The Hatter’s table and get ready for the weirdest and wildest party this side of Wonderland!

Praise for Brother Wolf:
“UNFORGETTABLE THEATRE AT ITS BEST” ~The Courier
“SOME OF THE BEST ACTING I’VE SEEN ON STAGE” ~UK Theatre Network
“HEART IN THE MOUTH THEATRE IN ITS FINEST FORM” ~The Times Guardian
“UNMISSABLE THEATRE FOR LOVERS OF THRILLING STORYTELLING” ~Behind the Footlights

Website: http://www.brotherwolf.org.uk
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BrotherWolfProductions
Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrotherWolfUK

*****Running Time: 60 minutes without an interval*****

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An Exciting line Up at Kettering Arts Centre in 2019

We’re delighted to announce some of our programme for 2019 (with plenty more to come), with some top names in comedy, entertaining theatre and stunning musical talent. See the full line-up so far here

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The return of the popular Rolling in the Aisles Comedy Club each month: Jan 19th // Feb 23rd // Mar 16th // April 20th // May 25th.

On Feb 2nd the genius Robert Newman returns with his new show;  Total Eclipse of Descartes followed by the sell out James Acaster’s Hope for Moldova Charity Gala night.

Julian Dutton stars in Do you think that’s Wise? The Life and Times of John Le Mesurier  and Patrick Monahan is back with his show #Goals together with our Comedians and Carols star, bringing his full, anarchic cooking show –  George Egg DIY Chef.

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There’s more fabulous music on Mar 23rd with Ward and Parker, supported by Kenneth J Nash and in April Canadian surrelist Tony Law will be here with A Lost Show.

The Pantaloons are back with the Odyssey on 13th April, followed by an adaptation of the classic TV show; Hancock & Co on 11th May.

Plus sign up to our mailing to hear first about a booking on 17th May that should prove very popular!

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A sneaky peak into the life of Simon Brodkin aka Lee Nelson! Tickets available for Lee Nelson Back With Serious Joker 3rd Extension!

 

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Hancock & Co One Man-Many Voices Saturday 11th May 7.30pm at Kettering Arts Centre

Hancock and Co image 2Following James Hurn’s sell out visit in 2018, he’s back with his popular One Man-Many Voices celebration of the radio comedy classic, Hancock’s Half Hour.

Alistair McGowan’s Big Impression impersonator Julian Dutton has said ‘May I plug James Hurn as the best Hancock and Sid James I have ever seen

“Utterly masterful and quite, quite superb”Jon Culshaw – impressionist

“If anyone is out there wondering; does it work, one man doing the whole cast? Are the new scripts up to scratch? Is it like the real thing? The answers are; yes, yes and yes. Go and see him while you can. James Hurn – as recommended by the Tony Hancock Appreciation Society” Tom Dommett -Editor -THAS 5***** 

James has an incredible ability to mimic some of the gods of British comedy, but also their timing, style and souls too – Tony Hancock, Sidney James, Hattie Jacques, Kenneth Williams, Hugh Lloyd and John Le Mesurier are all astounding!

James, a multi-talented actor and impressionist, will be performing a BRAND NEW programme of Hancock & Co. which includes a lost episode of Hancock’s Half Hour and two new episodes he has written himself, presented in the style of a radio performance in front of a live audience.

Tickets £12/£10 via Waterstones, Kettering or BUY TICKETS HERE!

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