Dirty Dusters join the Laffalang team

Posted on: October 17th, 2014 by Trevor | No Comments

The Laffalang will return to the Westovian Theatre, South Shields, in December due to popular demand.

The comedy show, which was first performed last December at the Stand Comedy Club in Newcastle (250 attended), has already gained a strong following with 275 people attending the Summer version at the Westovian Theatre in July.

This year’s Christmas Laffalang comprises 13 brand new comedy sketches linked by a stand-up comedian, and takes place on Friday and Saturday, December 5 and 6.

Laffalang producer and director Gareth Hunter said: “The response to both shows has been fantastic. People are now talking about the Laffalang and constantly asking when the next one is.

“The sketches are all written by Ed Waugh and the cast includes Paul Dunn (Dracula in Dracula: Die Laughing), whose latest success is I Left My Heart in Roker Park, and panto legend Bob Stott who dons the Widow Twanky costume for three sketches (including the Queen’s Speech). A special sketch has been written for the original Dirty Dusting trio of Helen Russell Gwen Doran and Jean Southern, who are sold off as slaves. Other sketches include the Geordie Nativity (Part 2), The Fabulous Five in an all-new spiffing adventure (huge favourites since their introduction in the Summer Laffalang) and The End of the World is Nigh. The other wonderful cast members are Viktoria Kay (A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Durham) Dylan Mortimer (Son of Samurai) and Rosie Ramsey (I Am Christ Ramsey TV sketch show).

Gareth added: “Every sketch is different from last year’s Xmas Laffalang. Once again it will be hilarious. The read through took a lot longer than it should have because we were howling with laughter.

“Any work groups looking for a great Christmas evening out should come along. It’ll be a cracking night.”

The show will begin at 7.30pm on both evenings. Tickets cost £10 and are now on sale from the Tourist Information Centre in Haven Point Sports Centre (opposite the Westovian Theatre).  Telephone 0191 424 7788 for details.

Any remaining tickets will be sold on the door on the night but to make sure of a seat it’s best to buy/reserve them beforehand