Last month, Central Youth Theatre (CYT) unveiled the latest big name to join its fundraising line up for the 2015 Hilarity Charity Gala on Monday 8 June at the Grand Theatre. Greg Davies star of The Inbetweeners, Cuckoo and Man Down will be this year’s headline comedian.
The event takes place at the Wolverhampton Grand Theatre on Monday 8 June and is organised by former youth theatre member Tom Parry, one third of comedy sketch group Pappy’s (BBC3 Badults). The event follows on from last year, which saw Josh Widdicombe and Jon Richardson help to pull in an audience of over 900 people to help raise funds for Central Youth Theatre in the wake of losing its council grant support.
“We are really grateful to Greg Davies for joining our line up. He hasn’t appeared on stage for 18 months, so we are sure there are plenty of comedy fans out there who will be overjoyed to get the opportunity to see him perform live”. He goes on to say: “Also new to this year’s bill is one of the comedy circuit’s biggest breakthrough acts of the last year - Canadian comedian Katherine Ryan who has starred on Live at the Apollo and Mock the Week”.
“It’s also exciting that another former member of the Youth Theatre, Celeste Dring, is joining the line up as one half of the comedy sketch group Lazy Susan. They were nominated for best newcomer award at the 2014 Edinburgh Festival and are rising stars on the comedy circuit having just got back from performing at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. This will be the first time that Celeste will be bringing her act to Wolverhampton to perform in front of a home audience”.
The Gala welcomes back last year’s host – the legendary Perrier Winner Daniel Kitson alongside returning stars - Welsh Comedian Elis James (Star of Crime, 8 Out Of Ten Cats) and Pappys (Badults). Unbelievably there are also even more names still to be announced.
Tom Parry says: “During the ten years I spent with CYT I had many amazing opportunities to travel abroad and to perform in so many different types of productions. Although I currently live and work mainly in London, my heart still lies with the youth theatre and I really believe that it can go on changing young people’s lives for many more years to come”.
Tickets are £21/£16 concessions and you can book by clicking here or call the Grand Theatre box office on 01902 429212.
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