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The Carnegie & Guildhall Complex

Thetford Comedy Club

28 June 2024

Hooma Comedy Club presents: Thetford Comedy Club!

Coming to The Guildhall on Friday 28th June.

Doors open 7:30pm

Your MC for the evening Martin Westgate, brings a great selection of some of the hottest talent on the comedy circuit.

Acclaimed stand-up comic and TV writer Meryl O’Rourke –revels in her bitterness. She has delighted comedy audiences, written some of the best gags on telly and even hosted pop concerts (last one to 12,000 people!).She’s a regular support for Frankie Boyle, including upcoming in London July ‘22. She’s supported him since 2010 at the Hammersmith Apollo. She is a Sony nominated radio broadcaster, appearing as a reviewer on Radio 4 Front Row. She wrote/performed and edited a comedy series for Woman’s Hour. Meryl has written for Have I Got News for You, 8/10 Cats and 3 series of Mock the Week.

Nelson Gombakomba has performed throughout the UK and was featured on BBC Norfolk’s New Comedy Show. He hosts a monthly comedy night at Gonzo’s Tea Room in Norwich and his comedy awards include winning UEA’s Got Talent 2015, winning the King Gong at The Comedy Store London, and performing at Beat the Frog.

Mike Gunn
Early in his career Mike was supporting the likes of Jo Brand and Alan Davies and recently supported Lee Mack on his huge UK tour. He now headlines at all the top comedy venues in the UK and is rapidly reaching cult status on the circuit. He has performed internationally, taking his talent to Hong Kong, Ireland, Holland, Germany, Switzerland, New Zealand, and Saudi Arabia and to Australia at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, where he completed a five-week sell-out season.

He also had the dubious honour of being the first comic to ever play in Kuantan, East Malaysia and has entertained the troops in the Falkland Islands. Mike has also taken two solo shows to the Edinburgh Festival. His first performance saw him adopt the character of a funeral director in his show ‘Good Grief’ for which he received rave reviews. His follow up show at the festival was the provocative show: “Uncut”. A departure from straight stand-up, this took a comedic look at drug addiction and recovery. In 2012 Mike and his touring partner Sean Collins completed a 35 date sell out UK tour.
Television appearances include Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow (BBC1), Celebrity Deal or no Deal (CH 4), Harry Hill’s TV Burp (ITV), Al Murray’s sitcom ‘Time Gentlemen Please’ (Sky), Soccer AM (Sky 1), The Comedy Store (Comedy Central), Live At Jongleurs (CH5), and The Gas (CH4). He is a regular on the Sky Poker channel and has also been a contributor for The Guardian. He has written for Time Out, The List, The 11 O’clock Show (CH4) and Match of The Day Magazine - Even though he hates football!

Thetford Players Presents: Tales From a Tudor Court Followed by Six (Teen Addition)

6 July 2024

Tales from a Tudor Court:
Imagine Henry VIII confronted by his six wives in our fun filled take on TV’s Jeremy Kyle show (in this case, Geri Vyle - gender equality and all that!). Sparks fly as they confront him and each other in our modern presentation of a Tudor tale - how will they settle their differences? A perfect segue to SIX: TEEN EDITION.
Divorced, Beheaded, Died, Divorced, Beheaded, Survived
From Tudor Queens to Pop Princesses, the SIX wives of Henry VIII take the mic to remix 500 years of historical heartbreak into an exuberant celebration of 21st-Century girl power! This new original musical is the global sensation that everyone is losing their head over. BY Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss this show gives our amazing juniors the chance to showcase what they can do – and you won’t be disappointed! We are so excited to have some of the most outstanding youth talent from our area in our cast.

Thetford Singers - 50th Anniversary Concert

11 July 2024

Celebrating Thetford Singers 50th anniversary. A showcase of the variety of choral music performed by the Choir since its inception.

Come and join us at The Carnegie for this special concert.

A Head Full Of Coldplay

18 July 2024

A Celebration Of The Music Of Coldplay; capturing the energy and sound of one of the biggest bands in the world.
This immersive and fun driven show features Xylobands, lasers, back projection, and all the biggest hits from Yellow, Hymn For The Weekend, to Magic and Paradise.
Don't miss this unique show for all fans of Coldplay!

The Paul McCartney Project presents: Band On The Run: A tribute to the music of Paul McCartney

10 August 2024

An evening of music written by Paul McCartney and spanning over 70 years is performed by The Paul McCartney Project. 

The band, featuring some of the UK’s top musicians, cover songs from an enormous back-catalogue including those from his time with The Beatles, Wings and his solo career. 

From the stirring Live & Let Die and Band on the Run through the out-and-out dance vibe of Say Say Say, to the folk-like singalong of Mull of Kintyre (bagpipes...? how are they going to achieve that?) there’s something for the most ardent of “Macca” fans.

A stunning light show and video complete the performance which lasts for around 2 hours.

'You Rang Me Lord' Afternoon Tea

15 August 2024

Step into our 1920's afternoon tea, enjoy sandwiches, scones and treats all served by our 1920's waitresses and waiters. you will also enjoy some live string music as we kick off our weekend celebrating all things Croft and Perry.

ALLO ALLO AGAIN! with BBCTV Comedy Legend Sue Hodge

15 August 2024

Join BBCTV Comedy Legend, Sue Hodge, `pint-sized pocket firework and heroine of the ray-zist-ance,` Mimi Lebonq for a hilarious musical celebration of the hit TV series and stage show. `Allo `Allo remains a worldwide smash hit in 93 countries with previous viewing figures topping 24 million each week in the UK alone. The stage show sold out in its international tours and at its long run at the London Palladium. 40 years later and `Allo `Allo is now regularly aired on BBCTV once more, adding a whole new generation of laughter-loving fans. In `Allo `Allo, Again! SUE HODGE, presents a visual feast of laughter and music, with Keith `Paddington` Richards at the piano, as she is interviewed by showbiz author Chris Gidney, recalling the antics of the well-loved cast in the golden age of TV comedy. It’s a witty insight with hilarious behind the scenes stories during the making of one of the most successful British TV series ever. Add in a splash of clever comedy, video clips and witty music, to enjoy a unique show filled with memories and entertainment for all fans of classic TV gold, plus a meet and greet with a book signing!
“I laughed so much it hurt!” Linconshire Echo

Magic Floor Productions Presents: Hi-De-Hi

16 August 2024

A stage adaptation of the hugely popular British TV series, which revisits the 1950's and Maplins Holiday Camp with its host of colourful characters.It's the start of a new season and founder Joe Maplin announces that he is setting up a camp in the Bahamas and needs female yellowcoats (entertainers) to go and work there. The annual "Miss Yellowcoat" competition will decide who. Imagine the rivalry! Camp cleaner Peggy, meanwhile, is thrilled at the prospect of a vacancy for a new yellowcoat and convinces Entertainments Manager Jeffrey that she is the ideal candidate for the job. Ted is forced to employ numerous money-making schemes when his ex wife turns up at the camp with a bailiff in tow and Yvonne and Barry Stuart-Hargreaves send the rumour mill into its usual overdrive when Gladys is overheard escorting Jeffrey into his chalet late one evening. Hi-de-hi, campers!
We also have Special guests Jeffery Holland who played Spike in the classic Sitcom and Paul Carpenter who adapted this play who will be doing a Q & A after the show and will be Watching the show with you.

The Dad's Army Radio Show

11 October 2024

Two actors, two microphones, over twenty-five characters and lots of sound effects! The Dad’s Army Radio Show bring’s Perry and Croft’s classic BBC comedy to life in this highly acclaimed stage production
Three episodes of the popular sitcom - adapted for radio for the very first time - are hilariously and lovingly enacted on stage by two master performers - complete with sound effects, vintage music and all your favourite Perry and Croft characters and catchphrases.
The original television episodes newly minted for The Dad’s Army Radio Show national tour 2024 are:The Love of Three Oranges - The Miser’s Hoard - The Making of Private Pike

ABBAMANIA (25th Anniversary Tour)

18 October 2024

Now heading out on their 25th Anniversary Tour and celebrating 50 years of Abba's music, Europe’s leading Abba tribute, ABBAMANIA, continue to entertain audiences with their outstanding vocals and live musical performance on stage. Abbamania's widely acclaimed tribute to Abba is a sensational two hour show featuring record breaking and timeless hits from ‘Waterloo’ to ‘Dancing Queen’ ‘Mamma Mia’ ‘Fernando’ and ‘Chiquitita’ all of which will have you dancing in the aisles. So dust off your platforms, put on your flares and come along and enjoy an unforgettable night with Abbamania!
Band playing 8am - 10:15pm (approx)

Evening to be followed by an in-house DJ set.

Ghost Stories - Don't go into the cellar

26 October 2024

An evening of classic ghost stories where you, the audience, chooses which tales are performed! No two performances will be the same, guaranteed! Jonathan Goodwin plays Montague Rhodes James in a show scripted by himself

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