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A tale of two comics

PUBLISHED: 10:56 23 October 2009 | UPDATED: 14:51 06 July 2010

TWO contrasting comedy shows kick off this week's offering at the Seagull Theatre, in Morton Road, Pakefield.

Tonight, David Benson performs a classic one man show in which the many voices and mannerisms of Kenneth Williams are recalled.

TWO contrasting comedy shows kick off this week's offering at the Seagull Theatre, in Morton Road, Pakefield.

Tonight, David Benson performs a classic one man show in which the many voices and mannerisms of Kenneth Williams are recalled.

The show explores the complexities of William's character and weaves in Benson's own unexpected and challenging connection with the much loved comedian.

For fans of the Carry On films or the legendary radio show, Round the Horn, or if you simply enjoy rich humour and high quality acting this performance is not to be missed.

For a very different comedy experience tomorrow sees a performance of the latest offering from BAFTA award winning writer Alan Hescott.

The setting is the Drop in Clinic in Time and Space and gives theatregoers another chance to enjoy the talents of Manuel, last seen in the Seagull Repertory Company's Fawlty Towers this summer.

The week's programme concludes on Friday, next week, with a re-creation of the Orson Welles/Mercury Theatre radio play War of the Worlds which had an entire nation stockpiling food and water in anticipation of an invasion from Mars. This live play reading celebrates that 1938 broadcast based on the novel by H G Wells, and features live sound effects and music.

To book tickets call the Seagull box office on 01502 589726 or visit the website www.theseagull.co.uk

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