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​         DATE: Sunday 16th June 

​         ​  DOORS: 10.15pm

          SHOWTIME: 10.15pm

         SHOW DURATION: 60 mins 

         AGE SUITABILITY: 16+

         TICKET PRICE: £5


Simon Donald  - Barry Twyword Isn't Meant

Viz comedian spends an hour in everyone’s worst nightmare  

Imagine this. It’s a normal day at work, when suddenly, without so much as a memo, you must go straight to hell. Due to an administrative error, you’ve got to entertain a paying crowd of people for an hour. It’s happening right now. You’re guided to the stage before you have time to think. You don’t have a clue what you’re going to do…

This is exactly what happens to Donald’s character, hapless Geordie market researcher Barry Twyford, in this remarkable one-man show.
A panic-stricken Barry, spends a desperate hour clawing at ways to entertain the crowd. Using the venue’s on-stage technology kit; iPad, TV and internet, the terrified not-wannabe comedian tries to find someone who can help him keep a crowd happy for sixty minutes. He makes a number of eventful video calls to a various characters, all played by Donald.  Can anyone online help Barry out of his living nightmare? 

Marvel as loveable idiot Twyford delivers the funniest hour of  haphazard comedy against all odds.

‘As funny with a microphone in his hand as he was with a pencil’ Guardian

‘Superb inventive comedy’ Stage