Following the runaway success of his 2016 Fringe debut 'Dealt a Bad Hand' BBC Radio Scotland's 'Breaking the News' panelist Stuart Mitchell begins his first solo tour, taking his critically acclaimed show to venues around Scotland beginning on May 24th.
Eleanor studied on the three year BA Musical Theatre course as an actor-musician, and graduated in 2016. She is about to star as Helen in a piece of musical and physical theatre, 'Hoax: Our Right To Hope' directed by Benji Reid, and which will tour around the North of England beginning in April.
Hannah is currently in her final months studying on the three year BA Musical Theatre course as an actor-musician, and will graduate Summer 2017. Coming up this May, Hannah will be starring in 'Women On the Verge of A Nervous Breakdown'; a musical based on the famous 1989 Pedro Almodóvar film. She will be playing the slightly mad, but funny and passionate Lucía.
We are very pleased and proud to announce, Alasdair Beckett-King has Won, Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2017!
The Final, which took place on Saturday 25th Feb at The Y Theatre in Leicester, saw Alasdair storm through his set and offered the audience and judges, a glimpse into what is yet to come from him when he Debuts at The Fringe this August.
"He ends with his own version of William Blake's Proverbs of Hell displaying a playful silliness at the same time adding to the feeling of him belonging to another time. He'll go far."
Chortle (Leicester Comedian of the Year 2017 Review)
Following his sell out, fringe debut last summer, Stuart Mitchell has been asked to return to Australia to be part of the prestigious 'Best of the Fest' line up at Melbourne's International Comedy Festival. Stuart performs in Melbourne from March 30th til April 23rd April 2017.
Alasdair Beckett-King has been nominated for the prestigious 'Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year' Award. The Final, which is held on the 25th Feb, has previously been won by Johnny Vegas, Jason Manford, Romesh Ranganathan, Josh Widdicombe and Rhod Gilbert to name but a few..
Alasdair was also listed as one of 'The Comedians to Watch in 2017' which was published on Chortle and can be reviewed here
Lauretta and Sharon Gavin have signed a development deal for their new sitcom with Miranda Hart & David Walliams' production company, King Bert
'Blended' is loosely based on Lauretta and Sharon’s unconventional home life and follows the daily challenges the Sisters face in bringing up their kids living together - both as single parents - juggling their tempestuous relationships with their unpredictable ex-husbands, as well as their non commital German AuPair, all whilst trying to forge futures for themselves with potential new partners.
Stuart Mitchell's Fringe Debut 'Dealt A Bad Hand' has been greeted with Critical Acclaim so far;
"One of Scotland's rising star's, Stuart Mitchell is a comedian worth catching before he becomes mega." Sunday Mail - Pick of the Fringe
"There's a real warmth and honesty running alongside the clever wordplay and sharp one-liners. Stuart has a wonderfully relaxed stage presence that hints of great things to come." ★★★★ The Herald
"...and that is the joy of Stuart Mitchell. He is so calm on stage, so friendly and inviting that you will instantly warm to him. He deserves every star he receives!" ★★★★ Arts Award Voice
"His set is well written, impeccably presented, peppered with laugh out loud moments as this likeable guy delivers in spades.
Look out for Stuart rising rapidly in the comedy world and gaining loads of fans and critical acclaim along the way."
"But take the risk and follow him straight into the deep end, and you’ll leave the show completely sold."
★★★★ The Skinny
"All of which explains why Stuart’s profile is rising sharply. Last year, he became a regular on BBC Radio Scotland’s Breaking The News, toured with Fred Macaulay, Stewart Francis and Hal Cruttenden, and performed in Australia and the US, winning the endorsement of comedy giant Will Ferrell."★★★★ PositivelyScottish
Martha Howe-Douglas will be taking part in World Cup '66 Live at The SSE Arena Wembley.
Featuring footage from the historic match, live music, nostalgia, stories and special guests
Simultaneous broadcast on BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Red Button
and cinemas across the UK
Presenters: Jeremy Vine, Louise Minchin
Performers to include Martin Freeman as the voice of Bobby Moore
Special guest appearances by Sir Bobby Charlton and Sir Geoff Hurst
Saturday 30th July - Kick off 3pm - Exactly 50 Years to the minute Later!
Martha Howe-Douglas can be heard voicing various characters in the new Dreamworks animation of 'NODDY, TOYLAND DETECTIVE' which starts on Monday 18th April, and daily thereafter, on Milkshake (7:50am).
Martha has recorded over 40 episodes and voices 'Pat-Pat' (Noddy's best friend), 'Bling the Unicorn' and 'Queen SparkleWings' amongst others.