GREAT stand-up comedy is no longer only available in the big cities! Here in Wellington our very own Wellesley Theatre hosts its third successful Comedy Night this week.
Taking place on the second to last Thursday of the month, the event which this time is on Thursday July 19th has headline act Mike Gunn, who has appeared on Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, worked alongside Al Murray and Jo Brand and is currently on tour with Sean Collins.
And the evening of light entertainment is already proving a big hit with the public with about 150 people attending each show.
Wellesley Manager Ant Haywood hopes the event will draw in even bigger crowds and soon be a regular slot on the theatre’s calendar.
He said: “I wanted to do comedy nights a year ago but wasn’t having much luck.
“I was then approached by Comedy 24 who wanted to use the Wellesley for its main Somerset venue.
“It is still early days and we hope it will grow each time.”
Comedy 24 founder and award-winning comic Luke Honnaraty is delighted the show has arrived at his former home town.
“I chose the Wellesley Cinema because I had fond memories of going to the Panto there as a kid and going to the cinema with my family.
“It’s such a fantastic theatre and I think that the comedy nights really bring it to life, the building is perfect and so much more than just a cinema.”
Luke, who will also be the compere, for the evening, is pleased with the support the event has received from the local community.
“Reel Cinemas who run the Wellesley are happy for us to keep running the night monthly so I hope it will be a regular event for the town.
“The more popular it gets the bigger the acts will become.
“There is no show in August due to the Edinburgh fringe and it will be reviewed in September.”
Pre-booked tickets are £7.50 or £10 on the door available from the Wellesley Theatre or Nutured by Nature in the High Street.
There is a bar on the night and doors open at 8pm with the show starting at 8.30pm.
For more information see the website http://wellington.reelcinemas.co.uk