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Taking our own comedy duo to watch the professionals
01 Dec 2017
by Kirsty Smallman

Living with my two boys, you could almost think you were in the middle of a comedy act 24 hours a day.

Eddie, 8, and Archie, 6, are a hilarious duo – and all the more so because they often don’t realise just how funny they are.

And they love to laugh.

Whenever my husband and I go to the theatre to see a comedy show, they always want to come with us but for obvious (and often rather rude) reasons, they can’t.

I would hope Sarah Millican would go over their heads but who knows? They understand far too much already!

So we were thrilled to find out that Shrewsbury’s Theatre Severn is hosting Junior Jesters, a family-friendly comedy club and the boys are so excited to go.

The show, on February 4 at 4pm, has been created for comedy lovers without the rude words.

Family Favourite Cerys Nelmes will be the compere. She is a regular compere for kids shows at festivals and comedy clubs up and down the country.

She has written a children’s book and once performed a show for the whole month at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in her onesie.

Dan Nightingale will be back on stage with silly jokes, silly voices and silly songs and Alistair Barrie will complete the act.

Even if the show is aimed at children (I’m expecting quite a few toilet-related jokes), the comedy for my husband and I will be in watching our two boys laugh hysterically for an hour.

And we’ve decided the tickets would make a great Christmas present for other children in our family too so easy Christmas shopping complete too!

Tickets for the show, which is suitable for those over six-years-old, cost £7.50 or £25 for a family of four.

But if comedy isn’t your style then there’s so many more options for the children and for Christmas presents too! Santa’s Christmas Wish; Elf the Musical by Moreton Hall School; Dear Zoo; Pop Divas Live; The Jungle Book; and Teletubbies Live.