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Jul 16 2014

Summer Laffalang Charity Weekend 25 – 26 July

(left to right):  Paul Dunn, Bob Stott, Craig Richardson and Viktoria Kay

(left to right): Paul Dunn, Bob Stott, Craig Richardson and Viktoria Kay

A Summer Laffalang is guaranteed to bring fun and raise money for the charity Cancer Connections.

The Summer Laffalang will be performed at the Westovian Theatre in Ocean Road, South Shields, on Friday and Saturday, July 25 and 26, and feature comedy sketches performed by top actors from the region.

Written by  Ed Waugh, one of the sketches will be Bobby Elliot, a piece written by Ed and Trevor Wood and performed at the 2014 Sunday for Sammy shows at Newcastle City Hall in February.

Other rib-tickling Summer Laffalang subjects include the Great North RunNo Holidays this YearThe Unluckiest Man in the WorldThe Blaydon Races and other off-beat sketches and monologues specially written for this hilarious extravaganza.

The cast is Bob Stott,  Paul Dunn, Craig Richardson, Viktoria Kay, Leah Bell and Bethan Amber Carr-Brown.  

Micky Cochrane, the rising star of North East stand-up comedy, will host the event.

Gareth Hunter, explained: “Following the huge success of the Xmas Laffalang at The Stand in Newcastle last December, which raised £1400 for St Oswald’s Hospice, we wanted to put on the Summer Laffalang in our own borough for a local charity and we are delighted to be associated with Cancer Connections.”

Cancer Connections supports people diagnosed with cancer and their families.

Cancer Connections co-founder and services manager Deborah Roberts said: “Dealing with cancer is stressful and upsetting. People need laughter and this will be an ideal tonic. The Laffalang will be a fantastic show. We would encouraged people to come along to help the work of Cancer Connections and to have a great laugh at the same time.”

The Summer Laffalangs are on Friday and Saturday, July 25 and 26 at 7.30pm.

Tickets cost £10 and can be obtained from the Westovian Theatre, Ocean Road, South Shields (opposite the new Haven Point sports centre) answerphone 0191 4560980, the Tourist Information Centre in Haven Point sports centre, South Shields (0191 424 7788) or via Cancer Connections (0191 4565081) or via 07751246176.