Original comedy

Come and enjoy 90 minutes of original comedy sketches in a cabaret-style setting at Tansley Village Hall on Saturday, April 2, when the show From Here to Absurdity is staged.

From Here To Absurdity comes direct from the Edinburgh Fringe and has won a string of plaudits from critics around the UK.

One review described the show as “one of the best live comedy shows going…a refreshing change from stand-up”, while the Buxton Fringe review said it was ”a show that can make you laugh so hard, you get odd looks”.

Tickets cost just £6 each. There will be a bar with wine, real ale and soft drinks from 7pm, and the show will start at 7.30pm.

If you like comedy that recalls the spirit of Peter Cook and Beyond the Fringe, this satirical sketch show may well be to your taste.

From Here to Absurdity comprises 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, 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. A series with Radio Four is currently being negotiated.

For tickets to see From Here To Absurdity, phone 01629 584243.