Live at the Quarry: Weston-super-Mirth! Sassy Saturday Night

17/07/2021

The Old Town Quarry

From £5 (within group booking)

A fantastic comedy line-up provides a fitting finale to ‘Live at the Quarry’. Featuring stand-up from Pravanya Pillay, Imogen Trusselle, Sarah Alli and Alex Kitson, with Rema Mukena as compere.

Pravanya Pillay. For a performance like marmite (yeasty) that leaves you wondering: “did I hate that?” Pravanya Pillay’s surreal, absurdist humour is always silly, always fun and always a bit pointless. Critics say “well she’s having a good time” and  “wow, that’s a lot of energy” “I didn’t realise someone could have so much confidence.”

Imogen Trusselle is an oversharer who is simply looking to have a playful fun time. Her comedy is deeply personal, often examining her place at the bottom rung of her family, friendship circle and world at large. Often relatable but more often surreal, she loves to scamper about making jokes that are usually only funny to herself. She hopes you find her as funny as she does.

“Fantastically funny” **** – Inter:Mission
“No sense of humour” – Godfrey Bloom, UKIP MEP

Sarah Alli is a stand-up comedian with a flair for the absurd. Her sketch comedy experience shines through in an array of amusing bits, silly characters and well-curated nonsense. It might not make a point or even make sense but you’re sure to leave laughing, if not a little confused.

Alex Kitson is an “on the money funny” award-nominated stand-up comedian, performer and writer. New on the comedy scene in 2018 he has performed to acclaim across the country, written for both the BBC (‘Incredible… So clever’ – BBC Radio Bristol) and online content with millions of views. He reached the final of both First Laugh 2020 and New UK Online Comedian of the Year 2020, and the top 12 of Jason Manford’s New Act Competition in 2019 and performed in two five star runs at the Edinburgh Fringe with the Bristol Revunions (‘The entire ensemble is hilarious. Properly, effortlessly, hilarious’ – EdFrInge Review). He also hosts and runs ‘This Next Act’ a weekly comedy night and podcast in Central Bristol, and is the resident MC of several other comedy clubs and nights around the South West.

‘A natural performer’ – Epigram

‘The Best of Bristol’s rising comics’ – Bristol 24/7

‘Bristol Comedy Legend’ – The Kettle

Resident MC of This Next Act, White Bear Comedy Club, Faulkland Comedy Club, Taunton Comedy Room and Breaking Bread Comedy Club.

Rema Mukena was named one of the most influential people in Bristol under the age of 24 by Rife Magazine in 2019 and one of the most inspiring Black journalists in the UK by Behind Local News in 2020. A multi-faceted creative, presenter, award winning journalist and artist, she is an Assistant Producer at BBC Radio 4 working on various programmes and formerly the Facebook Community Reporter for Bristol Live, working closely with communities which are under-represented in the media. Her work has appeared in collaboration with Channel 4, Boomtown Festival, The Social Detail, Lapp The Brand – to name a few. Rema is also making waves in the artistic industry and was a Researcher for BBC Bristol for the award-winning Seven Saints of St Pauls Project. She’s also been working with Bristol Museums and V&A London to make museums more inclusive for young people. Rema is part of Livity’s ​The In Future List Collective ​- the world’s change makers and leaders.

Age guidance: 18+. May contain some explicit language/adult references

NB: Tickets are all bookable in advance and there will be no on door sales at individual performances.

 

NHS workers! We are offering a complimentary table to a group of six, allocated on a first come, first served basis. The main booker will be asked to show NHS verification and photo ID on entry to event. To book this table click here

LIVE AT THE QUARRY: 1-17 July 2021

Old Town Quarry, South Road, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 2LS  

Lose yourself in music, comedy, cabaret, theatre, dance, spoken word and stunning surroundings….

Live at the Quarry is an exciting new socially distanced event, presented by Culture Weston and Theatre Orchard, featuring collaborations with The Brit Bar and Loves Cafe.

A series of shows will take place under canvas in a performance stretch tent with socially spaced table and bench seating.

The event is made possible through Arts Council England by the Culture Recovery Fund, which enables Theatre Orchard to showcase a celebratory programme of affordable acts as audiences are welcomed back to outdoor arts, in the magical, hidden setting of Weston’s historic Old Town Quarry.

Doors open 30 minutes ahead of performance time. There will be a locally-stocked bar operating in the evening, serving a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and tasty snacks. ID will be required for the purchase of alcohol, no person under the age of 18 will be served alcohol.

Tickets are sold in tables of up to 6 people, with a choice of bench on arrival and a bar providing table service. Some performances will offer NHS workers the chance to get a complimentary table for 6 – see individual show listings for info.

 

Made possible by

Weston, Culture Recovery Fund, Culture Weston, Live at the Quarry, comedy,