Laugh Lots at the Civic

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February will have them rolling in the Civic Theatre’s aisle… 

This February the Civic Theatre, Chelmsford, has two top comedians taking to the stage and will have the audience in tears of laughter.

Shappi Khorsandi is a household name after her stint in the Australian jungle for ‘I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here’. On Friday 9 February she’ll bring her ‘Mistress and Misfit’ show to the Civic Theatre’s stage and she’ll be celebrating one of England’s unsung heroines, Emma Hamilton. Emma was known as just Nelson’s mistress (you get one job in a brothel and bang goes your reputation), but she moved mountains to haul herself up from a scullery maid to ‘Lady Hamilton’. Shappi has been inspired by Emma, although she never wants her hair big enough to house mice in!

Comedian, writer and actor, Tom Allen brings his ‘Absolutely’ tour to the Civic Theatre. Tom has starred on many of the top TV comedy shows including; Mock The Week, Live at The Apollo and 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown. Tom has also toured the world supporting Sarah Millican, as well as working with Josh Widdicombe and Michael McIntyre. As an actor Tom has starred opposite Joanna Lumley, Mark Gatiss, James McEvoy and John Malkovich. Now, after his show ‘Indeed’ had a sold out run at the Edinburgh Festival, Tom takes his new show out on tour. Catch the sharply dressed, well-spoken, disparagingly camp son from a working-class Bromley family on Thursday 22 February at 7.45pm. Tickets are selling fast and many dates on his tour have sold out months in advance.

To book tickets to see any of these events, visit or call the Box Office on 01245 606505.