Friday, March 02, 2012

Swanage Comedy Festival: 30th March

Hancock's return, kicks off 'Sun Sea and Stand Up'
Swanage's 4th Dorset Piddle Comedy Festival

This years eagerly awaited festival programme will kick off on March 30th at Durlston Castle, with Bournemouth based Theatre group 'Burnt Toast' making their début in the area.' Performing Hancock's Half Hour, they will show-case two episodes of the classic Radio broadcasts, “The Missing Page”, and “The Bowman’s.”

Organiser Dave Taylor says:
“This is going to be a fantastic night of entertainment, that brings something a little different to the established programme. Tony Hancock made his stage début at Durlston Court School in 1933, so we are delighted to be able to revive such a great talent, and bring his work back to its original roots. The performance will give you the feeling of being in the studio during a live broadcast, with the audience joining in to provide sound effects! If you are fan of the 'Lad Himself' you are in for a treat.”

Durlston are also offering a set 3 course early supper menu, at their Seventh Wave restaurant for £20.12. Pre booking is essential and tables are available for reservation from 5.30pm

Also on Friday 30th, The Royal British Legion host an evening of Open Comedy, with the chance to see possible stars of the future, tickets on the door at the amazing price of £3!

The Sun Sea and Stand up programme follows on Saturday 31st March with established local venues Bay View, The Football Club, and The Royal British Legion, offering a fantastic programme, including BBC New Comedy Award winner and triple Pierrier award nominee Dan Atopolski (who also played Jesus in the Da Vinci Code!) Nick Page (“The best Story teller on the circuit, Rhod Gilbert.) and Steve Best (“Rip roaringly funny” The Guardian.) with a great mix of compares for all three venues.
With continuing sponsorship from Piddle Brewery, the festival is going from strength to strength.

Dave says:
I believe we are offering something for everyone with this years Festival, and we are anticipating packed houses at each venue. We want Swanage to be known across the country as a great venue for Comedy as we have great venues and support from the local community as well as bringing something exciting and unexpected for our visitors to the area

Full details of the festival programme can be found at
Tickets are available on line at www.wegottickets and


Anonymous said...

Why was the road up to the Castle closed today?

David Furmage said...

Cos the chicken needed to cross the road

Anonymous said...

Free range, no doubt.