Here comes the summer Laffalang

Posted on: July 19th, 2015 by Trevor | No Comments

The hugely popular Laffalang team return next week (July 24 and 25) for their Summer extravaganza promising more madcap fun, frolics and mayhem in South Shields.

The Summer 2015 Laffalang will be the sixth show of original sketch and stand-up material in the last 18 months and Bob Stott, as Widow Twanky, the star of every previous Laffalang, will be joined by regulars Paul Dunn, Viktoria Kay, Craig Richardson, Kylie Ann Ford and newcomer David Hopper.

The six will be involved in 12 sketches written by Ed  that range from a telethon for Widow Twanky’s pension to the ugly bug ball, a hippy soap opera and unwanted holiday guests.

Gareth Hunter of Ion Productions and Laffalang producer, said: “Rehearsals have been an absolute hoot. We are having great fun and know the audience will love the show.”

In a massive comedy coup, top North East stand-up Alfie Joey and his comedy partner Cal Halbert will join the Laffalang team as comperes.

Alfie, who also hosts the BBC Newcastle morning radio show with Charlie Charlton and has starred in TV sitcoms Ideal and Hebburn, will host the Friday Laffalang with Cal while Cal will host the Saturday show doing his own stand-up routine.

Gareth Hunter said: “Alfie and Cal are brilliant. They perform as the tremendous Mimic Men and are in high demand on the comedy circuit. They are sure to have the Laffalang crowd rolling in the aisles with laughter.

“I’ve seen them several times and they are a perfect fit for the Laffalang shows: zany and very, very funny.”

He continued: “Anyone coming to the show will experience some of the best comedy in the North East this summer.”

The Summer Laffalang will be held at the Westovian Theatre in Ocean Road, South Shields (NE33 2JS), on Friday and Saturday, July 24 and 25. Both shows start at 7.30pm.

Gareth added: “We keep the ticket price to only £10 so that people feel they have had a great night for less than they would normally pay and we ask them to contribute at the end to Breast Cancer Campaign, who have collecting buckets.”

Tickets cost £10 from the Visitor Information Centre (VIC) in Haven Point sports centre, Ocean Road, South Shields. Telephone the VIC on (0191) 4247788.

Suitable for ages 14+