Sunday, March 18, 2012

Feature: The Bath Comedy Festival

Hey guys, I thought I would tell you all about a big festival going on in my town in a couple of weeks, that if you live in Bath/near Bath you should really check out! This is the Bath Comedy Festival, which is in it's fourth year now, and is doing really well. My boyfriend is the director, and he's used all his great comedy connections both in the south west, as well as Edinburgh and overseas to bring some great comedians to this city at Easter!

Not only are there dozens of great comedy acts, there are also some ones involving scrummy food, so i thought i would mention them here for you foodies! First of all on the 30th March there is the "Up The Pump Room Charity Ball", which is held in the beautiful historic Roman Baths and Pump Rooms. Right Roman revels and torch lit reception by the historic baths, followed by sultry jazz and Searcys' sumptuous bowl canapes (these are great, big generous sized canapes in bowls- comforting dishes such as roast pork with bubble and squeak, fish and chips, and wild mushroom risotto. Then enjoy the wonderfully nostalgic sounds of the fabulous Stuttgarter Saloniker Orchestra, specially flown in for your delight and delectation. These highly accomplished musicians have over a hundred numbers in their repertoire, from tangos to Tchaikovsky, so prepare to dance the night away.Theres then a raffle with fabulous prizes, for example a magnum of chateau Sainte Marguerite Rosé.

On sunday the 1st of April is another fabulous show being held in The Widcombe Social Club- "Sunday Lunch with Bill Smarme and the Bizness". You get a gert two course sunday lunch (completely scrummy!) and a great show, from Bill Smarme: international entertainer, love guru, connoisseur of fine marmalades and building contractor - sends up most styles of music!! (Haha!) The band bring you songs of love, pork pies, binder twine and Twerton - all in the best possible taste. I have seen these guys before and they are absolutely HILARIOUS, this "dinner and a show" event is really good value as well at £18.50!

Another show i'd like to mention is "Arthur Smith's Great Easter Egg Hunt", which has two shows on Saturday 7th of April, and is sure to be a hoot- especially for all of you that love wine, chocolate, and laughing uncontrolably (hopefully not all at the same time, haha!). Famously grumpy old man Arthur Smith is back and combining comedy forces with, amongst others, Natural Theatre, New Old Friends, Toby Longworth, Seymour Mace and Women on the Make stalwart Hilary Strong to bring you a chocolaty, feathery egg-on-your face mystery walking tour.Expect laughs, traffic hold-ups, shocked passers-by, prizes and possibly the odd glass of wine on the way.

There are loads more events during the Bath Comedy Festival, 30th March- 9th April, and some events have already sold out- so i would get your skates on, get your ticketsget down to Bath, and come and have a chuckle!! Heres the site where you can order the tickets:

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