ANDY FORD, Live On Your Doorstep!
Somervale School, Midsomer Norton,
SATURDAY 11th JUNE, 7.30pm
West Country comedian and Bristol pantomime legend ANDY FORD, brings his hilarious one-man show to Midsomer Norton this summer, for a night of comedy that will have you laughing your flippin’ socks off!
Andy will be performing his full ‘Live & Unhinged’ stand-up show at Somervale School on Saturday 11th June with support from Britain’s Got Talent impressionist Paul Burling, and further guests to be announced.
He says “The people of the West Country are the warmest audiences around and I cannot wait for my first ever stand-up show in Midsomer Norton. I’m thrilled that Paul Burling will be joining me at the show, he’s a real crowd pleaser and perfect for my family friendly show”
Andy has become a pantomime legend in the South West following seven consecutive years starring in the Bristol Hippodrome’s annual pantomime, alongside stars including David Hasselhoff, Barbara Windsor, and Warwick Davies who he will be rejoining in Snow White at Woking for this year’s pantomime season.
Andy Ford has performed his comedy routines to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and also topped the bill at the world famous London Palladium. His irrepressible style and charm has seen him invited onto the UK’s top chat shows, and his live stand-up routine, as well as his Comedy Seminars are constantly in demand throughout the world in theatres, art centres, top hotels and on some of the world’s finest cruise ships.
Paul Burling rose to national attention as a finalist of the fourth series of Britain’s Got Talent, especially remembered for his impersonation of Harry Hill. His debut TV show in 2010, It’s Paul Burling! attracted a television audience of 3.7 million.
Merriman Theatre Group, the Midsomer Norton-based theatre group, have in recent years helped to support high quality theatre in the town, hosting the award-winning comedy duo Avent & Monie at Somervale in 2014, and helping to promote the MSN Community Trust’s NT Live programme of live-screened professional productions. They’ve teamed up with SouthWest Comedy to present this one-night-only summer comedy special.
Director Graeme Savage says “We’re thrilled to be able to bring performers with such great reputations out to Midsomer Norton. Andy’s stagecraft and fantastic rapport with audiences of all ages will have Norton in stitches, and it’s a real privilege to be able to put him and Paul right onto the doorstep of fans who have supported them both in Bristol for many years. It gives the young people involved with Merriman, all young performers and just fans of comedy in general, the chance to see two masters of their art ‘up close’. On top of which, it’s going to be a guaranteed hilarious night out for everyone!”
Tickets for ANDY FORD, Live On Your Doorstep are on sale now, priced at £12 adults and £10 concessions, and can be booked from www.SouthWestLive.co.uk (no booking fees!)