Comedy In The Stables With Rainer Hersch Orkestra
Petworth House, West Sussex.
A huge success on its first outing in 2016, Petworth Festival's headline open air comedy event returns to Petworth House's atmospheric Stable Yard. Featuring no less than four top comedians, the evening is headlined by the Rainer Hersch Orkestra. Brilliant comedian and genius conductor Rainer Hersch takes to the stage with his very own Orkestra of madcap virtuosi. With games, stand- up comedy and Rainer's reworking of classics from Tchaikovsky to Titanic, they genuinely deliver an unforgettable evening of laughter and superb music. Boasting more than 10 Million hits on YouTube to date 'you'll never see another show quite like this'.
Hersch shares the bill with Hal Cruttenden, one of the top comedians working in the UK today, as well as being a highly accomplished writer and actor. Over the last year he's performed on The John Bishop Show (BBC1) and Live at the Apollo (BBC1 and 2) - his third appearance on that show - The Melbourne Comedy Festival Gala on Channel 10 Australia as well as making a second appearance on Have I Got News For You (BBC1). He has also frequently been seen on Great British Bake Off - Extra Slice (BBC2) . He will shortly be recording Channel 4's Comedy Gala (C4) in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital in front of an audience of 16,000 at the O2 Arena, London.
In an evening of three halves the evening kicks off with warm up sets from Kieran Hodgson and Mitch Benn.
According to one Edinburgh reviewer, Kirean Hodgson is 'simultaneously one of the funniest and most heart-warming acts at this year's Edinburgh Fringe. Not to be missed.' And so say all of us! A genuinely charming and unique character and someone destined for great things. Currently appearing in Reluctant Persuaders - a comedy series set in 'the worst advertising agency in London' (Radio 4, Thursdays, 6.30pm) - see him while you still can!
Mitchell John Benn is an English musician, comedian and author known for his comedy rock songs performed on BBC radio. He is a regular contributor to BBC Radio 4's satirical programme The Now Show, and has hosted other radio shows.
Hot food will be provided by Badgers of Coultershaw and hot drinks by the Vintage Coffee Company. There will be a bar selling wine, beer and soft drinks. The audience is kindly requested to consume only food and drink purchased on the premises.
By kind permission of Lord and Lady Egremont and the National Trust and generously supported by Savills
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