From Here to Absurdity Comedy Sketch Show – Saturday 3 February at 7pm


As part of its current UK tour, the quick-fire satirical sketch show From Here to Absurdity is heading to Shropshire in the New Year and will perform at Norbury Village Hall on Saturday 3 February.

Written and performed by Private Eye contributor Richard Kelly, From Here to Absurdity comprises 90 minutes of original comedy sketches in a style that recalls the hey-day of Peter Cook and Beyond the Fringe.  It has already performed at innumerable venues across the country and has headlined at both the Edinburgh Fringe and Chicago Sketch Festivals. But it is no stranger to Shropshire, either, and was rapturously received last year following its performances at West Felton and Rushbury village halls.

Kelly will be joined on stage by Ashley Hern, formerly of the Oxford University Revue, and Lucy Simons, a stand-up comedienne familiar to the comedy clubs of Liverpool and Manchester. In the course of their set, the Absurdity trio will skewer numerous features of everyday life, including (to quote the cast) “death, divorce, dysentery, dementia and devolution”. Those with a hatred of political correctness and senior managers are also likely to find something amusing.

So if you fancy live comedy that’s a bit different to stand-up, Norbury is the place to be on Sat 3rd February. Doors open at 7pm, the show starts at 7.30pm, and a licensed bar will be available. Tickets (priced at £7) can be bought via 01939 232879. Further details of the show itself can be found at www.2absurdity.co.uk or via valerie.woodmansey@btinternet.com

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