Tin Shed Theatre Company got Comedy Port off to a space-age start last night with Launch Pad – a scratch comedy night curated by the theatre company. The Newport University graduates decked out the U.R.B.A.N Empty Shops Project to literally provide lift-off for the second year of Newport’s very own comedy festival.
The company have been heavily involved in the festival since its beginnings last year and performed the highly talked about show, TAXI. This year, the company wanted to curate their own show and so we let them.
Some of the acts that took part in Launch Pad were Elvis Preseli, Dan Rowley, Dangerous Ryan, Francesca Word Salad and more.
You next chance to see the company is tonight with The Life and Times of Albert Lymes. It’s a one-man show from Justin Cliffe from Tin Shed. He took the show to Edinburgh this year, to much acclaim. Come along and support this vital young company who’s sole purpose seems to be to provide Newport with fun, unusual events and happenings!
For tickets to The Life and Times of Albert Lymes click here, call The Riverfront on 01633 656679 or turn up at 21-22 John Frost Square this evening and buy your tickets on the door. They are £5 each and all of the money goes to the company. Let’s do it people. Comedy Port happens but once a year! It’s time to put the port back on the map for the right reasons.