Improvised comedy at Pakefield theatre

A COMEDY club is making its mark at Pakefield's Seagull Theatre tonight.The venue is offering a diverse representation of performing arts, and the Smoking Mic Comedy Club is one of many new attractions available to theatre-goes.

A COMEDY club is making its mark at Pakefield's Seagull Theatre tonight.

The venue is offering a diverse representation of performing arts, and the Smoking Mic Comedy Club is one of many new attractions available to theatre-goes.

Smoking Mic has been touring East Anglia for the past year and seeks to promote new talent.

But inspired by the television programme Whose Line Is It Anyway, the club has now turned its hand to improvised comedy.


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Greg Powles, co-founder of Smoking Mic, said: 'Improv is an immediate form of comedy and because it's different every time it's a unique experience for the audience. We road tested it last April and it was a great success.'

Smoking Mic will be entertaining with a collection of theatre games and quick-fire humour tonight, with tickets �5.

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Tommy, who has been performing professionally for nearly 10 years, said it was a 'pleasure' to bring his show to the Seagull as it was the first place he learnt how to perform.

He said: 'Having always been a fan of the great American artistes I felt it was only a matter of time before I focused a show on one of them.'

On Sunday evening, Lowestoft Sixth Form will take over the venue as they present the finale of their Whose Line Is It Anyway contest.

Three teams of sixth formers will represent each of the town's high schools, showcasing their improvisation talents, during a set of games inspired by the hit television show.

At the end of the evening it will be revealed which school raised the most money for Comic Relief after holding individual shows at their home schools. Kirkley, Denes and Benjamin Britten High Schools will then go head to head for a mass improvisation session.

Organiser and host Matt Thomas said they were hoping to sell out the Seagull and raise around �700 for the charity. Tickets are �5 and all profits and donations will go to Comic Relief.

To book any show, call in or telephone the box office on 01502 589726.

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