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Review: Lee Hurst, The Apex, Friday, April 13.

PUBLISHED: 10:01 14 April 2018 | UPDATED: 10:04 14 April 2018

Lee Hurst

Lee Hurst

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In his inimitable Cockney style he lobbed out a host of gags and funny stories to a near sell out audience.

It was a fun night full of wonderful jokes from the trials and tribulations of the toilet facilities at motorway service stations through to childbirth and supermarket shopping.

There was plenty of laughs from the former star of BBC1’s ”’They Think It’s All Over” who is back on the road with his brand new show “Mucking About” which takes in dates and appearances around the south of the country.

And there was plenty of it on offer throughout his 60 minute-plus appearance as he explored the eccentricities of clothes shopping through to a hilarious routine of ruining his sex life while joining the Army.

The show was devastatingly funny and hugely entertaining and he was supported by fellow London comic David Whitney whose routine ranged from oral sex to Brexit and his Scottish ancestry to banking and tax returns.

Russell Cook

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Actor, writer, comedian and broadcaster Angus Deayton talks about resurrecting hit series Radio Active without his friend Geoffrey Perkins, modern comedy and life after Leveson.

The Encore Dance Company, featuring students about to graduate from the third year of their sixth form at the prestigious Tring Park School for the Performing Arts in Hertfordshire, are visiting Ipswich’s Jerwood DanceHouse.

A painting that threatens to wreck the friendship of three men is the subject of smash hit comedy Art. Stephen Tompkinson tells us how he is having a ball being reunited with Nigel Havers and Denis Lawson for its 20th anniversary tour.

In a week where news of war dominates and once again ordinary people just like you and me are being plunged into yet more suffering, Kinder Transport, a play about the evacuation of Jewish children from Nazi Germany feels desperately timely.

The Theatre Royal, in Bury St Edmunds, has announced its line up for the autumn season with a raft of productions and entertainers set to visit the restored Regency venue.

Waveney Light Opera Group hopes audiences will get on their plates of meat for its production of My Fair Lady.

Katherine Ryan is best known for her caustic comedy style on panel shows such as Mock the Week and 8 Out of 10 Cats,

In his inimitable Cockney style he lobbed out a host of gags and funny stories to a near sell out audience.

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