New Show: Independence
2-28 August (not 16) @ 7pm
Assembly George Square
Click on https://www.assemblyfestival.com/event/264/ to book
If you are lucky enough to be at the Edinburgh Festival this year then do go along for lots of laughs at Laurence Clark’s new show.
Everybody seems to want their independence right now – but be very careful what you wish for! Laurence spins his tales of adolescence, love and Harry Potter, discovering he doesn’t have to be Superman and do everything. But life sometimes throws up the unexpected when you depend on someone else to fasten your jeans for you.
With TV appearances on BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5, Laurence starred in the BBC One documentary We Won’t Drop the Baby. He was awarded Shortlist magazine’s Funniest New Comedian, regularly performs with the comedy collective Abnormally Funny People and was a finalist in the Amused Moose Edinburgh Laughter Awards.
Following a momentous 2015, which saw them achieve record-breaking attendance figures and form a major part of Newport Live, they begin 2016 with a jam-packed season of events, performances, cinema screenings and workshops.
But let’s hold our horses for a moment – have you sorted out all your Christmas shopping yet? Newport Live can offer you a range of ideal Christmas presents for all the family:
From chuckles with the hilarious Debra Stephenson for the comedy queen in your life, to the heart-warming tale of rugby legend Ray “Grav“ Gravell – a perfect present for Dads and Grandads – The Riverfront has got some cracking Christmas pressies lined up. There’s even something for the li’l ‘uns in the form of the colourful and kooky Shiny – a unique participatory performance where all that glitters unfolds before your very eyes.
2016 is also set to be a great year in the music stakes. With top-class tribute acts such as Whitney: Queen of the Night, Frankie Valli celebrators The Sherry Babys and the utterly brilliant A Night of Queen – The Bohemians rocking the Springtime stage, as well as the return of classical music favourites Sinfonia Cymru, there truly is something to cater to everyone’s musical taste.
For more information please see the new Spring brochure here.