“From Here to Absurdity” comedy night at Monxton & Amport Village Hall
Friday 24th October 8pm
Comedy comes to Monxton & Amport
On Friday 24th October Monxton & Amport Village Hall will be playing host to a hilarious 90-minute satirical sketch show open to all. “From Here to Absurdity” recalls the spirit of Peter Cook and Beyond the Fringe, comprising about 30 sketches and songs, written and assembled by Richard Kelly –a politics lecturer at Manchester Grammar School and a freelance contributor to Private Eye and the Spectator. The material focuses on the assorted idiocies of modern life, targeting (for example) political correctness, prattish ramblers, rapacious estate agents, irritating telephone salesmen, oily counsellors, brutal gynaecologists, sad round-robin writers, deaf parents, two-faced career women, men who can’t cook, men who can’t speak, birth, marriage, divorce and death.
Following its success at the Edinburgh Fringe, the show has played at the Buxton, Chester and York comedy festivals as well as numerous pubs, clubs and theatres across the country. A series with Radio 4 is currently being negotiated. The show involves three performers, each exhibiting a range of characters and accents, plus a minimalist set and topical soundtrack. None of the sketches last longer than 3 minutes, so if any of them leave you cold you can always wander off (mentally, that is) and contemplate the ‘absurdity’ of your own job, your own relationship, your own family and your own failed ambitions. For sheer comic tragedy, no sketch can ever compete with those…
Tickets are priced at £10 each and can be purchased from Val Taylor. Please telephone 01264 772578.