Theatre hosts a crazy charity comedy night

The cast of The Naked Truth with Crazy Hats founder Glennis Hooper at The Lighthouse Theatre in 2009
The cast of The Naked Truth with Crazy Hats founder Glennis Hooper at The Lighthouse Theatre in 2009

People can come along to a comedy night with an all-female line-up and have a laugh while raising money for a local breast cancer charity.

The Lighthouse Theatre in Kettering will host a special Ladies Night as part of its popular Live @ The Lighthouse comedy events with the Crazy Hats Breast Cancer Appeal.

The event, which will take place on Friday, June 8, will feature comedy from Isy Suttie, who is best known for playing Dobby alongside David Mitchell and Robert Webb in Channel 4’s Peep Show.

Isy has also appeared on comedy panel show 8 out of 10 Cats and was nominated for Best Female Breakthrough Artist at the 2011 British Comedy Awards.

Other female comedians will include Frisky & Mannish, whose shows at the Edinburgh Comedy Festival have sold out for the past three years.

Carly Smallman, a musical comedian who has appeared on The Rob Brydon Show, will also appear at the Ladies Night.

The other comedians taking to the stage at the show will include Mary Bourke, who is a regular on Radio 4, and Meryl O’Rourke, who was a supporting act for Frankie Boyle.

The Lighthouse Theatre has teamed up with Crazy Hats several times now to host events to raise cash for the Wellingborough-based charity.

In 2009 the theatre hosted the national premiere of The Naked Truth, a play starring Abi Titmuss and Lisa Riley, in aid of Crazy Hats.

The charity’s founder Glennis Hooper said she hoped the Ladies Night of comedy would be a good laugh and would be a good night out for ladies, like The Naked Truth was.

Miss Hooper said: “We are looking forward to the Ladies Night. It’s going back to when we had The Naked Truth at the Lighthouse, we had like-minded ladies there and had a lot of fun on the night, it was lovely.

“This event will be a good night for the ladies to come and let their hair down, forget the worries of the world and have a night off.

“We are thrilled that the Lighthouse has invited us back for something like this.

“People can get a group together of colleagues from work, friends or family and have a night out.”

Tickets for the Ladies Night are £16.50 and are available from The Lighthouse Theatre’s box office on 01536 414141.