The Shakespeare’s Guildhall Trust has a great night of comedy and music planned next month as it continues to raise funds for its vision for the future of the historic King’s Lynn building.
On Friday, March 6 the St George’s Guildhall will host the best new stand-up from BBC New Comedy and live music from BBC Introducing.
Starting at 7.30pm, the event will be recorded for broadcast on both BBC Norfolk and Suffolk.
Trustee Amanda Arterton said: “This is a fantastic night from the BBC for the trust and we’re really grateful.”
Headline act is Twayna Mayne who has her own series on BBC Radio 4 and has been hailed a star of the future by Time Out magazine.
She was also nominated Comedian of The Year by the Leicester Mercury newspaper.
Compering the event will be Guildhall trustee Tim FitzHigham, a multi award-winning stand-up comedian who is the lead comedian, mentoring BBC New Comedy in Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex.
Both Ms Mayne and Mr FitzHigham are regular performers at the Edinburgh Festival.
The event will also see stand-up comedy from the best of BBC New Comedy including Graham Parry and Jenny Beake.
A trust spokesman said: “The evening will also have live music from BBC Introducing.
“This night will be so good even the backstage area is being broadcast live for BBC Norfolk.”
Tickets, costing £12 for adults and £8 per child with concessions, can be purchased from the Guildhall box office either by calling 01553 764864.
Alternatively, book online at: www.kingslynncornexchange.co.uk/whats-on/comedy/bbc-new-comedy-live/