COMEDIANS AND CAROLS IS ONLY A FEW WEEKS AWAY – HAVE YOU GOT YOUR TICKET?

MONDAY 23RD DECEMBER 7.30PM

KETTERING ARTS CENTRE

BUY TICKETS £12/£8

Howard Read

Howard Read

SELLING FAST – GET YOUR TICKETS NOW FOR COMEDIANS AND CAROLS!

BUY TICKETS £12/£8

HOWARD READ – children’s BAFTA AWARD WINNER – is one of the fantastic acts performing at Kettering Arts Centre Comedians and Carols this year!

Don’t miss out seeing the Horrible Histories writer! This promises to be a Christmas show to remember.

Other acts include Patrick Monahan, Noel James and Bec Hill!

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GREENMATTHEWS bring A BRIEF HISTORY OF CHRISTMAS to Kettering Arts Centre this SATURDAY 30th NOVEMBER 8pm!

BUY TICKETS £11/£10

GreenMatthews

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FIND OUT WHY THE CRUMHORN IS SUCH AN UNUSUAL SHAPE!

A BRIEF HISTORY OF CHRISTMAS

KETTERING ARTS CENTRE

SATURDAY 30TH NOVEMBER 2020 8PM

BUY TICKETS £11/£10

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GEORGE EGG RETURNS TO KETTERING ARTS CENTRE WITH HIS BRAND NEW SHOW!

GEORGE EGG: MOVABLE FEAST

KETTERING ARTS CENTRE

SATURDAY 13TH JUNE 2020 7.30PM

BUY TICKETS £14/£12

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GEORGE EGG: MOVABLE FEAST

GEORGE EGG: Movable Feast

Brand new comedy from the stand-up who cooks on stage. In this show he’s on the road! It’s time for Planes, Trains and Automob-meals (sorry).

George demonstrates how to cook with an engine, procure items from the train buffet trolley and turn unexpected road-works into a picnic. Three plates of gourmet food cooked live in the most unconventional ways and with the opportunity to taste the results at the end, provided you can stop laughing.

“Brilliantly funny” Jay Rayner in The Observer

“trust us, you won’t believe how good the food tastes” The Scotsman

BUY TICKETS £14/£12

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************ANNOUNCEMENT************Ria Lina & Lorna Shaw join us as Support Acts at ROLLING IN THE AISLES COMEDY CLUB this Saturday at Kettering Arts Centre!

Kettering Arts Centre apologises for a last minute change to this coming Saturday’s event ROLLING IN THE AISLES COMEDY CLUB

Saturday 16th November 8pm (doors 7.30pm)

BUY TICKETS £9 

(£10 on the door)

Ria Lina

RIA LINA

RIA LINA will now be our opening act!

RIA LINA

Comic Sensation” – Erotic Review

“Lina is a musical comic with a brilliant line in bawdy songs… storming set!” Evening Standard

“I have no doubt she will hold her own so easily that she’ll have a hand free to hold someone else’s too.” The Guardian

“slickly done – there’s no denying that the girl’s got talent” Chortle, the UK Comedy Guide

Winner of the EMMA Award for Best Comedienne 2003, Ria Lina makes an impact with her dry wit and bawdy ukulele songs.  Having been a regular in stand-up comedy for the past 10 years both in the UK and abroad, she returns to the circuit after a short family break.

Recent projects include writing for the Ladyboys of Bangkok 2010 “Fantasy & Feathers” tour, and writing/acting for a comedy sketch show for ITV2 (Meet the Blogs).

In the past, Ria has written and presented her own documentary for Channel 4  revealing the truth behind the myths that surround oriental women in Britain; other projects include the comedy series, Malai Monologues, for BBC 3;  The World Stands Up, for Comedy Central (USA), the Paramount Comedy Channel (UK), and the Comedy Network Channel (AUS); and Sweet n’ Sour Comedy Sketch Show for BBC3.

Ria Lina trained as an actress, singer and dancer before deciding to try her hand at stand-up comedy. “You’ll never forget his name.” The Independent

 

Lorna Shaw

LORNA SHAW

LORNA SHAW will also perform!

LORNA SHAW

Lorna Shaw is a comedian, writer, actor and improviser.

​As a solo performer, her TV and Radio credits include ‘Plebs’ ITV2, ‘The
Midnight Beast’, E4, BBC Comedy Feeds ‘Life Guru’ and ‘Newsjack’ on BBC
Radio 4 amongst others.

​Lorna was a finalist in the Funny Women Awards 2012 and has performed
sell-out shows to critical acclaim at the Edinburgh fringe with duo That
Pair who’s 2013 show transferred to the Soho Theatre in 2014.

As a solo act Lorna made her debut at the Edinburgh Fringe 2017 and was
featured in Best Jokes of the Fringe at the Edinburgh Festival (Evening
Standard).

​She can be seen performing stand-up and musical comedy all over London and
beyond, as well as appearing as her alter-ego Ava Rage at comedy and cabaret
nights. She is part of the leading improv school, The Free Association
<https://thefreeassociation.co.uk/> , performing regularly on their in-house
teams, My Brother Jose and the Ladies of FA County. ​

​”Some of the sharpest, most imaginative new writing you’ll find anywhere on
the sketch scene”

“Lorna is an exceptional talent who is going places.”

-guardian guide
-FUNNY WOMEN

Lorna was shortlisted for the Funny Women writing award 2017 and is
continuing to develop this script and others as well writing sketch comedy
with comedy collective The Greater Good who are launching a YouTube Channel
later in 2018.

​Lorna is currently working on a brand new stand-up show for Edinburgh 2019.
Check out when Lorna is performing here
<https://www.lornashawcomedy.com/gigs-shows> .

“Strong simple melodies and Shaw’s guitar playing and vocal ability makes
for an album of pop hits”
-broadway baby

BUY TICKETS £9 

(£10 on the door)

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HILARIOUS FUN AT KETTERING ARTS CENTRE

Crime Scene Improvisation

On Saturday Kettering Arts Centre hosted a great evening of comedy in aid of Johnny’s Happy Place volunteer Alex. Crime Scene Improvisation kicked off the entertainment.

JOE SUTHERLAND

The outstanding Joe Sutherland laughed us out of our seats!

Ed Night

Ed Night closed the event with some brilliant comedy and audience interaction.

Congratulations JHP!

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EXTRA TICKETS ADDED FOR A COMEDY GIG IN A CHURCH TONIGHT!

DUE TO HEAVY DEMAND KETTERING ARTS CENTRE HAVE ADDED EXTRA TICKETS ONLINE FOR TONIGHT’S JOHNNY’S HAPPY PLACE EVENT

A COMEDY GIG IN A CHURCH

RAISING FUNDS FOR THEIR VOLUNTEER ALEX

BUY TICKETS £8

BUY TICKETS £8

£10 ON THE DOOR

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CHRISTMAS BEGINS AT KETTERING ARTS CENTRE!

GreenMatthews – A BRIEF HISTORY OF CHRISTMAS – 600 Years of Yuletide Songs, Carols, Tunes and Tales

Saturday 30th November 2019 8pm

BUY TICKETS £11/£10

Kettering Arts Centre is delighted for the return of:

GreenMatthews with A Brief History of Christmas – 600 Years of Yuletide Songs, Carols, Tunes and Tales

Acclaimed musicians GreenMatthews (with special guest Jude Rees of Pilgrims’ Way) present a festive romp through 600 years of Christmas music, songs and carols.

 

‘A Brief History of Christmas‘ is the perfect show for anyone looking to recapture the simple Yuletide delights of fellowship, laughter and good cheer.

“Eclectic and enjoyable – a bewildering array of instruments” English Dance and Song

“You guys are awesome!” Bill Barclay, Director of Music at Shakespeare’s Globe

BUY TICKETS £11/£10

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DESIREE BURCH AT KETTERING ARTS CENTRE THIS SATURDAY!

SATURDAY 2ND NOVEMBER 2019 8PM (DOORS 7.30PM)

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Join DESIREE BURCH and support act INGRID DAHLE for an evening of laugh-out-loud comedy and entertainment , this Saturday at Kettering Arts Centre.

 

DESIREE BURCH

The breakout star of Netflix’s Flinch, The Mash Report 

and Live At The Apollo (BBC). 

As seen on Have I Got News For You, QI, Frankie Boyle’s New World 
Order, 8 Out of 10 Cats, Mock the Week and more!  

★★★★ Guardian  ★★★★ Scotsgay   ★★★★ Scotsman 

 

Tickets are available to purchase at Kettering Arts Centre events in Waterstones, Kettering and online.

Buy Tickets £12

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BOOK LAUNCH TONIGHT AT KETTERING ARTS CENTRE

JOIN US FROM 6.30PM TONIGHT (WED 30TH OCT 2019)

6.30PM ONWARDS – MEET AND GREET WITH THE AUTHOR, JULIA THORLEY

FREE DRINK ON ARRIVAL

JULIA THORLEY WILL READ EXTRACTS FROM HER FANTASTIC NEW BOOK – ‘A SPARGE BAG ON THE WASHING LINE’

A SPARGE BAG ON THE WASHING LINE WILL BE AVAILABLE TO BUY AND OUR CASH BAR WILL BE OPEN TO SELL DRINKS

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INGRID DAHLE ANNOUNCED AS DESIREE BURCH SUPPORT ACT AT KETTERING ARTS CENTRE

Saturday 2nd November 2019 8pm

Buy Tickets £12

Ingrid Dahle is a Norwegian who has made a big impact on the British Comedy Circuit.

​After winning Brighton Comedy Festival Squawker Award, she has gone from strength-to-strength being a finalist in numerous comedy competitions such as So You Think Your Funny?, and runner up in the prestigious Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year.

Fast rising comedian’ Sunday Times

‘Destined for stardom’ The Argus

‘Alternative hero of the future’ Chortle

‘Endearingly zany’ Three Weeks

https://www.ingriddahle.com/

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Rob Auton performing at Kettering Arts Centre in 2020!

We are delighted to announce ROB AUTON will perform at Kettering Arts Centre on Saturday 25th April 2020.

Buy Tickets £12

 

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JUNIOR SIMPSON – Our exciting headliner change for November ROLLING IN THE AISLES COMEDY CLUB at Kettering Arts Centre!

Junior Simpson

JUNIOR SIMPSON

Rolling In The Aisles Comedy Club presents an outstanding evening of fun and laughs in November 2019!

BUY TICKETS £9 in advance (£10 on the door)

Kettering Arts Centre has a brilliant line-up on SATURDAY 16th NOVEMBER 2019 8PM (doors 7.30pm) with fantastic HEADLINER:

JUNIOR SIMPSON

Having survived being called ”the new Lenny Henry” (The Times) – he’s much funnier than that, lapsed choirboy Junior Simpson is a true star of both the black comic firmament and far beyond.

A true observational comic Simpson finds his humour in the everyday and humdrum with anecdotes of his world travels as a comedian adding a personal originality to his set.

He will be a familiar face from the big, bad world of TV, both from the likes of The Real McCoy, a regular panellist on Never Mind The Buzzcocks, as one of the team captains alongside Suggs on Night Fever and as host and star of two of his own series, In the Dark with Junior Simpson and The Hit Man, both for Channel 5. He has also worked with the likes of Jo Brand, Rolf Harris, Frank Skinner and Jonathan Ross. He also played a major role in the 2003 film Love Actually.

“A vigorous raconteur and vibrant mimic with lots to say. Watch that Man!” The Guardian

“His material is excellent” – Daily Mail

“One of the funniest people in British comedy.” – ents24.com

BUY TICKETS £9 in advance (£10 on the door)

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ONLY A FEW TICKETS LEFT FOR THIS EVENT AT KETTERING ARTS CENTRE!

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Royal Air Force Wyton Area Voluntary Band and The Central Band Peterborough Cathedral Concert

The RAF Wyton Area Volunteer Band & Wyton and Brampton Military Wives Choir return THIS Saturday 28th September 2019 7.30pm (doors 7pm)

Their new programme for 2019 will include an exciting mix of music associated with the RAF, film sound tracks and popular pieces.

BUY TICKETS £12 (£10 Concessions)

Kettering Royal Air Force Association Branch Royal Air Force and Families

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A Fantastic evening of fun at Kettering Arts Centre!

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ROLLING IN THE AISLES COMEDY CLUB returned with a KNOCK-OUT line-up last weekend!

DANE BAPTISTE, TIM RENKOW and EDD HEDGES were ON FIRE last Saturday as they literally had Kettering Arts Centre ‘rolling in the aisles’!

The audience experienced an incredible evening of contemporary stand-up, with a brilliant atmosphere and our fantastic Compere Nick Wills on top form! Plenty of local Potbelly Brew was consumed along with plenty of other great drinks and snacks and the enthusiasm in support of each ‘realistic death’ was very apparent! Dane Baptiste’s ‘Scarface’ was one of our favourites!

We look forward to the next ROLLING IN THE AISLES COMEDY CLUB Saturday 19th October 2019 8pm (doors 7.30pm) Tickets £9 in advance/£10 on the door!

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Check out events at Kettering Arts Centre next season!

AUTUMN 2019

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ROLLING IN THE AISLES RETURNS SEPTEMBER 21ST WITH HEADLINER DANE BAPTISTE!

Kettering Arts Centre has a cutting edge line-up on SATURDAY 21ST SEPTEMBER 2019 8PM (doors 7.30pm) and a fantastic HEADLINER:

BUY TICKETS £9 (£10 ON THE DOOR)

Tickets can also be purchased at Kettering Arts Centre, via Waterstones, Kettering or £10 on the door (cash only).

 

HEADLINER DANE BAPTISTE: Supporting Acts Tim Renkow & Edd Hedges and Kettering Arts Centre’s very own Compere Nick Wills!

SHOW 8PM (doors 7.30pm)

LICENSED BAR, local Potbelly Brewery beer on sale!

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Online tickets available for JHP’s exciting charity event!

Saturday 9th November 2019 7.30pm (doors 7pm)

JHP’s ‘A Comedy Gig In A Church’ is a fundraiser for their volunteer Alex, who was left paralysed in 2018.

Tickets £8 in advance (£10 on the door)

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Featuring Ed Night, Joe Sutherland and Crime Scene Improvisation with Compere Nick Wills

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Tickets £8 in advance (£10 on the door)

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Edinburgh Fringe Festival favourites Ed Night, Joe Sutherland and Crime Scene Improvisation will be rolling into Kettering for a guaranteed night of laughter and mayhem in aid of Alex.

Tickets £8 in advance (£10 on the door)

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TICKETS ON SALE FOR DESIREE BURCH – DESIREE’S COMING EARLY ON SATURDAY 2ND NOVEMBER 2019 8PM AT KETTERING ARTS CENTRE

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DESIREE BURCH – DESIREE’S COMING EARLY

Comedian, actor, writer and storyteller. Winner of the 2015 Funny Women Stage Award for stand-up.

The breakout star of Netflix’s Flinch, The Mash Report 
and Live At The Apollo (BBC). 
As seen on Have I Got News For You, QI, Frankie Boyle’s New World Order, 8 Out of 10 Cats, Mock the Week and more!  

★★★★ Guardian  ★★★★ Scotsgay   ★★★★ Scotsman 

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Tickets on sale in Waterstones, Kettering and online for this musical extravaganza!

The RAF Wyton Area Volunteer Band & Wyton and Brampton Military Wives Choir, Saturday 28th September 2019 7.30pm.

Click here for more information

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Royal Air Force Wyton Area Voluntary Band and The Central Band Peterborough Cathedral Concert

BUY TICKETS £12 (£10 Concessions)

Kettering Royal Air Force Association Branch Royal Air Force and Families

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An exciting change to our October RITA event with DUNCAN OAKLEY joining us!

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Kettering Arts Centre is excited to announce that due to a change in our scheduled line-up, DUNCAN OAKLEY will be the new opening act at our monthly Rolling In The Aisles Comedy Club on Saturday 19th October 8pm.

DUNCAN OAKLEY will join our other support act, MORGAN REES and headliner TOM WRIGGLESWORTH for the event with our very own funny man Nick Wills as Compere. Join us for an evening of fun and laughs. Tickets £9 (£10 on the door) available online and at Waterstones, Kettering.

For full details of the event please click here

 

TICKETS £9 (£10 on the door)

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EXCITING CHANGE OF HEADLINER FOR ROLLING IN THE AISLES OCTOBER 2019

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TOM WRIGGLESWORTH

Due to a change in our scheduled line-up we are delighted to announce that TOM WRIGGLESWORTH will be HEADLINING our RITA Comedy Club on Saturday 19th October 8pm.

TICKETS £9 (£10 on the door)

 

For full details click here

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If you missed out on Milton Jones and James Acaster, get booking for the fantastic comedy superstar DESIREE BURCH!

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BUY TICKETS £12

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Did you catch DESIREE BURCH’S Comedy Special on Comedy Central this weekend?

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Kettering Arts Centre is proud to host the breakout star of Netflix’s Flinch, The Mash Report and Live At The Apollo (BBC) debuting new stand-up about the self and everything else.

Live Nation Presents

DESIREE BURCH PLUS SPECIAL GUESTS Kettering Arts Centre Saturday 2nd November 2019 8pm

Age 14+

BUY TICKETS £12

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GreenMatthews – A BRIEF HISTORY OF CHRISTMAS – 600 Years of Yuletide Songs, Carols, Tunes and Tales

Kettering Arts Centre Saturday 30th November 2019 8pm (doors 7.30pm)

GreenMatthews

BUY TICKETS £11/£10

Kettering Arts Centre is delighted for the return of:

GreenMatthews
A Brief History of Christmas
600 Years of Yuletide Songs, Carols, Tunes and Tales

Acclaimed musicians GreenMatthews (with special guest Jude Rees of Pilgrims’ Way) present a festive romp through 600 years of Christmas music, songs and carols.

Beginning in the Middle Ages and ending in the 20th century, ‘A Brief History of Christmas’ is a whistle-stop tour of the origins of our midwinter festivities. Featuring long-forgotten songs and tales as well as some familiar and well-loved carols, ‘A Brief History of Christmas‘ is a show guaranteed to delight the hearts of young and old.

The show takes in 600 years of music – featuring music and songs played on archaic instruments such as cittern, shawm and rauschpfeife, as well as more familiar instruments such as guitar, flute, oboe and accordion – all helped along by GreenMatthews‘ trademark wit and humour.

‘A Brief History of Christmas‘ is the perfect show for anyone looking to recapture the simple Yuletide delights of fellowship, laughter and good cheer.

“Eclectic and enjoyable – a bewildering array of instruments” English Dance and Song

“You guys are awesome!” Bill Barclay, Director of Music at Shakespeare’s Globe

Recommended age 8+

(Please note GreenMatthews do not allow entry to under 5’s)

A Brief History of Christmas

https://www.youtube.com/greenmatthews

Facebook and Twitter /greenmatthewsuk
Instagram /greenmatthews

BUY TICKETS £11/£10

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DESIREE BURCH PLUS SPECIAL GUESTS

Saturday 2nd November 2019 8pm (doors 7.30pm)

Desiree Burch

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Live Nation Presents
Desiree Burch Plus Special Guests

You already know comedian Desiree Burch, but isn’t it time to really find out?

The breakout star of Netflix’s Flinch, The Mash Report and Live At The Apollo (BBC) debuts new stand-up about the self and everything else. As seen on Have I Got News For You, QI, Frankie Boyle’s New World Order, 8 Out of 10 Cats and more!

***** (Scotsgay)
**** (Scotsman)
**** (Guardian)

Every comic has a relationship show but what happens when that relationship’s with the one person you were most trying to avoid? One isn’t prime or perfect. But it is magic!

BUY TICKETS £12

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ROLLING IN THE AISLES COMEDY CLUB: SPECIAL KETTFEST EDITION WITH RADU ISAC AND OLAF FALAFEL

Radu &amp; IsacNick Wills as Compere

Kettering Arts Centre is proud to bring you a fantastic evening of comedy with these club favourites! To celebrate KETTFEST we are hosting TWO evenings of comedy and we kick off with this brilliant line up on Friday 12th July 8pm. Tickets £9 in advance.

Doors will open at 7:30pm, we will be selling local Potbelly Brew and other delicious drinks and snacks at our bar so join us for what promises to be a great event!

 

 

RADU ISAC – GOOD EXCUSES FOR SOCIOPATHS

Do you sometimes think about your actions? Do your actions make you feel like a sociopath? Does feeling like a sociopath hurt your self-esteem? Well this show was specifically written to make you feel better!

“Simultaneously sweet and dark” (Chortle.co.uk). As seen and heard on BBC World Service, BBC Radio 4 and Comedy Central Extra.

“Certainly impressive” Beyond the Joke

“Cynical and tricksy” Chortle

OLAF FALAFEL PRESENTS KNITTING WITH MARACAS

Critically acclaimed idiot Olaf Falafel is back once again like a renegade master.

If you”ve been to any of his previous shows you”ll know exactly what to expect – inventive jokes and stupid comedic leftfieldery all held together with the flimsiest of narrative structures.

“Absurdity so well-crafted that silly doesn”t do it justice”
(Evening Standard).

“A wonderful hour of professional silliness”
(List).

“A barrage of absurdist humour and sharp one-liners”
(EdFringeReview.com).

“Olaf Falafel is an idiot, and wouldn’t have it any other way”
(Steve Bennett, Chortle.co.uk).

“Refreshingly odd”
(iNews.co.uk)

BUY TICKETS £9 (£10 on the door)

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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)

@thetonyslattery tonyslattery.co.uk

@robertwrossesq robertross.co.uk

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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’.

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

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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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FESTIVE FAMILY FUN AT KETTERING ARTS CENTRE

THURSDAY 5TH DECEMBER 6-9PM

& SATURDAY 7TH 10AM-2PM  DECEMBER 2019

ST ANDREWS CHURCH

KETTERING ARTS CENTRE

ALL ARE WELCOME – FREE ENTRY

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TONY LAW: IDENTIFIES

KETTERING ARTS CENTRE

SATURDAY 7TH MARCH 2020 8PM (doors 7.30pm)

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TONY LAW

Tony Law identifies as a Hominid.

Homo Sapiens, Neanderthal, Indo-European horse tribesman, an Englishman, a Canadian, a norn iron man and a Trinidadian and a Tobagonian. A dog, a dog owner, owned by a dog, a surrealist, an absurdist and an artist who is comedy of person. A parent a thrower a catcher a reader and a farmer.

‘Wild, utterly absurd and magnetic.’
★★★★ Broadway World

His 16th show is turning out to be his best yet. For connoisseurs of comedy who have seen it all and are funny in their own bones. Top drawer Tony. Comedians comedian comedian for the comedy nerd seeking Dadaist nirvosis nirvana blap.

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HAPPY WORLD KINDNESS DAY FROM ALL AT KETTERING ARTS CENTRE!

As it is ‘World Kindness Day’ we are announcing the very kind TONY LAW: IDENTIFIES at Kettering Arts Centre Saturday 7th March 2020 8pm.

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As one of our favourite comedians we know Tony will bring his crazy kindness, zany humour and energy to you all and definitely not disappoint!

Get booking folks and as it is World Kindness Day……

buy a ticket for a friend!

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