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Greg Davies to host first-ever Shrewsbury comedy festival

Comedian and actor Greg Davies is to appear at the first ever Shrewsbury International Comedy Festival.

The Wem born comedian, who has appeared in a string of TV shows and is one of the country’s most sought after comics, will be hosting the festival’s Gala Show, just weeks before his sell-out five day residency at Theatre Severn.

The main body of the festival, strategically timed to provide top circuit acts with opportunities for last minute previews for their Edinburgh Fringe Festival shows, will contain 15, hour-long performances at town centre venues over three days, starting on July 21.

The Old Market Hall in The Square, St Nicholas Bar and Café on Castle Street and The Old Post Office on Milk Street, have all been selected to showcase the quirky, festival-friendly nature of Shrewsbury.

On 23rd July Theatre Severn’s main auditorium, Greg Davies will host a three hour show to close the festival – containing a line-up that is described by the organisers as ‘a whole series of Live at the Apollo squeezed into one night’.

Shrewsbury International Comedy Festival is the brainchild of Kevin Bland and Beth McGowan.

Kevin is a former stand-up comedian who has promoted comedy in Shropshire and beyond for over a decade. Beth holds nearly 20 years’ experience in sound production and event management.

Comic Joe Lycett will join Greg in the gala show line-up. Joe’s recent run-ins with parking attendants as recounted on 8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown have gone viral and he’s one of the biggest draws on the live circuit.

Tickets for the Shrewsbury International Comedy Festival Gala Show on 23rd July are £30. In addition there are a limited number of VIP tickets available at £40, which include access to the after show party.

Tickets for all work in progress/preview performances have been capped at £5 each and are available with those for the gala show through the Theatre Severn website or box office.