Look north for a night of laughs with Kismet

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

The award-winning Kismet Theatre Company is bringing some northern humour to Walkeringham this month in its new production Northern Voices.

The Gainsborough-based company is following up its modern version of Greek tragedy, Trojan Women, with something completely different – an evening of comedy and music, all with a northern theme, complete with pie and peas.

The company, has decided to let loose and have some fun, with a series of classic comedy sketches, including the classic Monty Python Yorkshiremen sketch. some Two Ronnies clever wordplay, some brilliant, and extremely rude, Victoria Wood skits and short plays by the brilliant northern writer Jim Cartwright, who audiences may remember from the film Little Voice.

These will be accompanied by a set of songs written by the same team who wrote the songs for the group’s NODA Award-winning piece Marshsongs – Russell Booker and Michael Hatfield.

The whole show is directed by Kerry Greenwood, who will also be appearing in the show, along with a team of the company’s most experienced actors – Barry Evans, Jonty Fotheringham, Jeanne Bain, Michael Hatfield, Dawn Cowan and Emma French.

Michael said: “What will you get for your money?

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

“Lots of laughs are guaranteed- but there is a lot of heart too.

“We northern folk may be dour and careful with our money, but we are also the salt of the earth, tell it like it really is, and are full of love and hope.

“You get pie and pies included in the ticket price but don’t miss out as this show is for one night only at Walkeringham Village Hall – unless Gainsborough folk demand to see it too.”

The show is on Saturday, June 30 3 at 7.30pm

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