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Sneak peek at Fringe comedy

PUBLISHED: 12:55 09 July 2010 | UPDATED: 21:52 01 August 2010

PAKEFIELD'S Seagull Theatre has achieved a real comedy coup after securing the first ever performance of a forthcoming Edinburgh Festival Fringe show.

The theatre will be welcoming comedians Barry from Watford and Phil Cornwell as they treat the audience to a sneaky peak of their latest shows on Saturday, July 17.

PAKEFIELD'S Seagull Theatre has achieved a real comedy coup after securing the first ever performance of a forthcoming Edinburgh Festival Fringe show.

The theatre will be welcoming comedians Barry from Watford and Phil Cornwell as they treat the audience to a sneaky peak of their latest shows on Saturday, July 17.

Barry is well known as a guest star of Steve Wright's Radio 2 show. The pensioner from Watford will perform his own stand-up show at the theatre, before being joined by impressionists Lewis Mcleod and Steve Hope Wynne for Let The People Decide - their comedy version of Question Time.

This will be the first time that comedian Alex Lowe, who plays Barry, has been to Lowestoft and also the first time that the comedy panel show is ever performed.

“The people of Lowestoft will be the first to see it. We are in the process of putting it together and this has really forced us to knuckle down and produce a fantastic show,” he said.

“We will be asking in brave new Britain, what do we need and what do we not need?”

The addition of the impressionists will mean that the voices of Hugh Fearnley-Wittingstall, Barack Obama, Paul McCartney and David Cameron will all be heard from the theatre.

Asked what the audience can expect from Barry's own stand-up, Alex said: “They can expect some funny observations about Britain in the 21st century. They shouldn't expect a silly old man talking about the old days through rose-tinted spectacles.”

The second half of the show is then over to Phil Cornwell, who offers fast and furious stand-up, covering life in general and all things football.

Before this show, the theatre has a whole host of other top entertainment.

Tonight and tomorrow Yakety Yak presents an enthralling production of Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights, and on Wednesday, Thursday and next Friday the Seagull Theatre Club presents Inspector Drake's Last Case.

To buy tickets call 01502 589726 or visit www.theseagull.co.uk

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