Comedy weekend at Ropery Hall

By janetuplin |

Two consecutive evenings of outstanding comedy are being staged at Barton upon Humber’s Ropery Hall within the next couple of weeks.

“It really will be a comedy weekend here in Barton with Susan Calman and Robert Newman appearing at our venue on two successive nights,” said Liz Bennet of The Ropewalk.

Comedian and Radio 4 favourite Susan Calman will be appearing at the Maltkiln Road venue on Friday, January 31, as part of her  2014 tour of UK,  performing a new 60 minutes untitled show which she describes as a “work-in-progress.”

“Susan, who is a panel regular on shows such as the News Quiz and the Now Show and who has also made winning guest appearances on TV shows Have I Got News For You and Q.I.,  will be asking lots of questions,” said Liz Bennet of The Ropewalk.  “Questions like where is she, what is she doing with her life, and can she put cat wrangler as her occupation on a mortgage application?”

“Come and listen as Susan says all the right funny words, just not necessarily in the right order.”

The following evening, Saturday, February 1, Robert Newman, will be explaining his New Theory of Evolution.

Making a hotly anticipated return to comedy with his first complete show in seven years, Rob will be describing the 150-year controversy in evolutionary theory and exploring how the latest science demonstrates that DNA is not destiny and will be arguing that co-operation drives evolution more than competition.

He explained:  “Natural history is so full of freaky facts that when you tackle the complexity, you find that there is a wealth of detail, oodles of oddity which lend themselves to comedy.”

Both shows start at 8pm and tickets to see Susan’s show cost £10 in advance or £12 on the door while tickets for Rob’s show cost £12.50 in advance or £14 on the door.  Tickets can be bought online at www.roperyhall.co.uk, in person by visiting the Craft Gallery or by telephoning 01652 660380.

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