Flowers and fun in one-off shows

Marlon Davis
Marlon Davis

A theatre is showing two very different one-off shows in the run-up to Christmas.

A florist who has worked with stars including Elton John and Sting will be telling all in his new show and three of the comedy circuit’s newest stars are taking part in a stand-up comedy night.

Multi-award-winning Chelsea Flower Show medallist, celebrity florist and international floral demonstrator Mig Kimpton is at The Core at Corby Cube on Thursday, December 20, with his new show, Christmas at Home: The Floral Tour.

Drawing on his 30 years in theatre and a parallel career as florist to the stars, Mig provides an evening of floral inspiration, theatrical chat, gossip and the chance to win one of his stunning designs. During his career he has worked with Elton John, Janet Street-Porter, Sting and Ian McKellen, and on numerous West End shows. In this show, Mig has agreed to tell all: the highs, the lows...and the difficult ones. He will create fantastic floral designs from scratch and shows audiences how they can turn their homes into a winter wonderland.

Three talented – and very different – up-and-coming comedians will take to the stage at the venue for a Laughing Boy Christmas special on Friday, December 21. Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year nominee and Latitude New Act of the Year finalist, Suzi Ruffell won hearts at Edinburgh Fringe this year with her tales of social ineptitude, overbearing parents, coming out and desperately trying to fit in.

Crowned winner of the FHM Search For A Stand-up Competition, and finalist in three other national comedy awards, Marlon Davis’s skill, energy and charm have drawn comparisons with the legendary Chris Rock. Davis combines sharp observations with hilarious characterisations, and a willingness to engage the audience in some unexpected repartee. His recent TV appearances include MTV’s Brown Eyed Boy and Comedy At The Fringe on BBC3.

Paul Chowdhry’s lightning-quick improvisation and brutal honesty have lead to him being described as a “dangerous comic genius” by the Eastern Eye newspaper, and his attempts to break down barriers in the name of comedy have earned him rave reviews from critics around the world. Paul is a regular on Channel 4’s satirical show Stand Up For The Week, and he recently appeared alongside Andrew Neil and Michael Portillo on BBC1’s This Week. Tickets for the show cost £12.50 (£10.50 concessions and groups of 10 and more).

To book tickets for either show, call the ticket line on 01536 470 470 or visit Both shows start at 7.30pm. The Laughing Boy Christmas special is recommended for those aged 16 and older.