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Kismet going all northern for a night of comedy and song in Walkeringham

Michael Hatfield in one of the sketches from Kismet's Northern Voices
Michael Hatfield in one of the sketches from Kismet's Northern Voices

Head north to Walkeringham this weekend as the award-winning Kismet Theatre Company presents a night of music and comedy in Northern Voices.

The Gainsborough-based company is following up its modern Greek tragedy, Trojan Women, with something completely different – complete with pie and peas.

Northern Voices will feature classic comedy sketches, including the memorable Monty Python Yorkshiremen sketch, along with some wordplay acrobatics from the Two Ronnies, some brilliant, and extremely rude, Victoria Wood skits and short plays by northern writer Jim Cartwright.

Michael said: “You will meet slimy men desperately trying to chat up tough northern women, a woman who really likes big men, Kelly Marie Tunstall and her daft best mate, a very inappropriate Italian waiter, some smug businessmen, two men whose separate telephone conversations combine to tell a story and people who think living in a septic tank is a luxury.

“Lots of laughs are guaranteed but there is hope too.

“We northern folk may be dour but we are also the salt of the earth.”

The show stars Barry Evans, Jonty Fotheringham, Jeanne Bain, Michael Hatfield, Dawn Cowan, Emma French and Kerry Greenwood – who also directs the piece – and is at Walkeringham Village Hall on Saturday, June 30 at 7.30pm.

Tickets are £8 and £6 from the Fox and Hounds in Walkeringham or on 01427 890197.