Maybe Dick


MAYBE DICK By John Hewer Based on the novel 'Moby-Dick' by Herman Melville Directed by Bruce Knight Herman Melville's classic tale of revenge and retribution is retold in this inventive, comic retelling on the high seas from the company behind ‘Just Like That! The Tommy Cooper Show’ and ‘Dracula! One Bloody Fang After Another’. Nantucket, 1841. Ishmael signs on to the Pequod, and witnesses the perils of nature, obsession, punning and physical comedy, as Captain Ahab conducts a reckless pursuit of the savage white whale, Moby Dick. All plot will be lampooned. All jokes will be harpooned. "Absolutely brought the house [...]

Maybe Dick2024-04-19T18:18:49+01:00

Comedy Workshops


Staring January 22nd, for 4 weeks. 7pm to 9pm Have you thought of becoming a comedian? would you like to just dip your toe in? Perhaps doing a comedy gig is on your bucket list... This course is for you. Led by Britain's Got Talent semi finalist, 25 years pro comedian, Noel James, this course provides a safe space with positive, constructive feedback. Accompanied by a 30 page booklet Noel will guide the student through the different performance techniques, delivery, and writing of material necessary for public comedic performance. He will touch upon many ways of making the audience laugh: misdirection, [...]

Comedy Workshops2024-01-07T14:37:47+00:00

Stand-Up Comedy Writing Workshop


Ever fancied doing Stand-Up? Noel James is a professional comedian.  His stand up comedy workshop does not teach people how to be funny, but instead provides the tools needed by a new act to deliver their material, to sell their performance to the audience, and to overcome fear and anxiety. Included in this two hour taster session is a 30 page booklet which outlines the history as well as various aspects of comedy. What techniques can be used to make a joke funny? Misdirection/reveal, wordplay, juxtaposition, transposition. How should a comedian address a crowd ?  Head up, face towards the back [...]

Stand-Up Comedy Writing Workshop2023-11-22T07:22:26+00:00

Comedy Night


Comedy Night at The Melville Centre! Organised by The Big Skill cic, we are delighted to be able to host this comedy night in our Theatre... To book tickets (£5 or £2 concessions) please click the booking link Our MC for this evening of comedy, is Welsh-born performer Sarah Bridgeman  -  a seasoned comic who has been writing and performing all over the UK since 2008. Always a hit with audiences, her friendly, instantly likeable persona, makes her an ideal MC or opener. Her credits include appearances on BBC Radio Wales and as a finalist in the Welsh Unsigned Standup Awards. [...]

Comedy Night2022-06-17T10:58:20+01:00
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