Comedy from the Edinburgh Festival is coming to Saffron Walden

Ickleton Comedy night

Ickleton Comedy night - Credit: Archant

Comedy duo Croft and Pearce will bring their acclaimed Edinburgh Festival show to Ickleton Village Hall on Saturday, October 8 for a comedy night supported by young actors from Cambridge University Footlights and introduced by actors Jason Merrells (star of Casualty, Cutting It and Safe House) and Emma Lowndes who played Mrs Drewe in Downton Abbey. The couple used to live in Ickleton.

Emma and Jason

Emma and Jason - Credit: Archant

Though the material will be new, as will some of the faces in Footlights, this is a back by popular demand night after the same format sold out in December raising £3,500 for War Child to help children who are refugees.

Again, organised by The Ickleton Sizzlers, there will be dancing after the show and a licensed bar.

This year, the Sizzlers have joined with their neighbours in Hinxton to organise the event.

The evening is in aid of the charity, restart Africa, an orphanage for abandoned children in Kenya.

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Organiser, Sarah Mila said: “The plight of this orphanage was bought to our attention by our friends, Sarah and Paul Crocker who live in Hinxton. Paul has recently returned from Kenya where he was working with the Kenyan Police. He visited the Orphanage and saw first-hand the magnificent work that Restart Africa are carrying out to help these abandoned children. They have suffered starvation, physical and sexual abuse at the hands of gangs on the streets. There are over 100 Children homed there. The charity’s motto is: “Think not what you are, but what you can become.”

Doors 7.30pm. Show, 8.15pm. Tickets, £15 from or Ickleton Costcutter or Saffron Walden Tourist Office in the Market Square.

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