New comedy night will tickle your fancy

Comedian Phil Walker
Comedian Phil Walker
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A NEW comedy club which aims to bring some of the best comedians from the big cities to the Fylde starts tonight –and it’s a sell out.

Phil Walker, son of Roy, launches Woofers at Lytham Cricket Club, the first in what will be a monthly event.

Tonight’s opening show features Simon Bligh (Perrier Award nominee and former Time Out comedy award winner), Mike Wilkinson (a highly regarded northern comic) and two new comedians from Manchester.

Phil will compere the night and do stand-up spots in between the acts.

“This is always something I’ve wanted to do locally because I don’t think there has really been anything like it in the area, ” said the 44-year-old.

“It’s going to be along the lines of what I do every weekend at the Comedy Stores, the Frog and Bucket and Jongleur (a famous comedy club in London) – and it will be quite nice to have a gig on my own doorstep instead of having to drive 400 miles.”

For those who have tickets, doors open at 7pm, first comedian on at 8.30.

* SHAKESPEARE classic A Midsummer Night’s Dream is on at the Grand Theatre tomorrow and Saturday.

There are two performances each day, at 1.30pm and 7pm.

The nationally renowned Sell a Door company is guaranteeing a dynamic production, with music and madness revealing the darker side of this much loved comedy. The play is directed by Bryn Holding, the visionary director behind Sell a Door’s sell-out London productions of Twelfth Night and The Comedy of Errors.

Tickets are £15.00 (£12.50 concessions) and are available from or from the box office on 01253 743346.

* ROCK and rollers The Last Carnival, a young British band with a barrel-full of bouncing tunes, heart wrenching ballads and crowd singing chants, are at Academy 3 in Manchester on Sunday.

The hotly-tipped group release their debut album later this year (mastered by Pete Maher, he of U2/The Killers/Snow Patrol fame).

They are at Academy 3 in Manchester on Sunday. Tickets from

* THE last Fylde Arts Grundy midday recital in the Blackpool Series at Springfield Methodist Church tomorrow, with John Gough and Tom Kimmance the special guests.

John was an outstanding student at the Royal Manchester College of Music and has frequently appeared with leading orchestras. Recently he formed this duo with fellow concert pianist Tom Kimmance.

Tomorrow’s programme begins at 1pm and admission is £7 (Fylde Arts Members £5).

* CATS With Red Shoes dance school are staging a charity show at VIVA on Church Street on Saturday and Sunday, following on from last year’s sell-out performances. It is a fast moving show from local, talented youngsters, aged 2-17.

For more information or to buy tickets call 01253 310401.