Wicksteed Park announce huge comedy night with John Bishop and Kettering's James Acaster

The comedy night will be held next summer

Tuesday, 28th July 2020, 3:37 pm
Wicksteed Open Air Theatre's first big event will be in June next year

Wicksteed Park have announced a huge comedy night that will be Wicksteed Open Air Theatre's first event.

John Bishop will be headlining the June 26, 2021, concert and he will be joined by Kettering-born comedian James Acaster and four other big names - Rob Beckett, Al Murray, Judi Love and host Tom Davis.

Acaster's love of Wicksteed is well-known as his Great British Bake Off showstopper was a tribute to the park and he is even an ex-employee.

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He said: "It’s taken over a decade of gigging but this little Kettering boy is finally going to achieve his lifelong goal and perform at Wicksteed Park. Thank you for this gift."

Host Tom Davis, best known for his show 'Murder in Successville', said: "I’m double excited to be hosting this event to mark the return of live comedy.

"It will be my first time performing in a park since quitting Sunday league, hopefully I can bring the same amount of laughter to this as me playing football brought to many."

Wicksteed Open Air Theatre was announced on Friday by events company M&B, who are creating the exciting new venue with Wicksteed Park.

In an announcement on its Facebook page, Wicksteed Park said: "We are very proud to announce that the first Wicksteed Open Air Theatre event will be Comedy in the Park!"

Alongside the comedy event, there will also be street food, pop-up cocktail bars, shops and stalls.

Tickets for the event go on sale on Friday, July 31 at 9am. You can sign up for priority tickets here.

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