SOME very familiar faces will be dropping in at Leamington’s Spa Centre later this year.
There will certainly be no shortage of laughs with some of the nation’s favourite comedians making an appearance at the Comedy Festival from October 11 to 18.
The line-up includes faces seen on many a television show – Sean Hughes, Rory McGrath, Stephen K Amos, Milton Jones, and Henning Wehn, together with many more.
Also on the comedy front, Cannon and Ball team-up with Su Pollard take a trip to Sherwood Forest in Ha Ha Hood, while comedian, come actor, come writer offers her take on how we think, based on her acclaimed book Sane New World.
The musical line-up is certainly diverse, ranging from chart-topping names such as 10Cc and Elkie Brooks, to a jazzy evening with Clare Martin and Ray Gelato, a chance to hear the Simon and Garfunkel Story direct from London’s West End, and even an opportunity to join in with a Sing-a-Long A Sound of Music.
There will also be what is sure to be a poignant evening on October 31, with a First World War remembrance Concert featuring
the Band of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers Warwickshire among others.
Henrik Ibsen’s classic tale of family strife A Doll’s House can be seen in October, as can Gilbert & Sullivan’s ever-popular comic operetta HMS Pinafore presented by Spa Opera.
There are also shows for younger audiences – from Old MacDonald to sock puppet theatre – and the year is rounded off with the traditional panto, which this year is Cinderella.
Visit www.royalspacentreandtownhall.co.uk for tickets and full details of the autumn/winter programme.