NAC’s Comedy Take Over!

NAC’s Comedy Take Over!

Newhampton Arts Centre joins 16 venues across the City for Wolverhampton’s very own comedy festival, Funny Things 2019. On Monday 28th October to Friday 1st November NAC will open its doors for a number of one-off comedy workshops, theatre performances and hilarious comedy shows for adults, children and families to enjoy.

Kicking things off is Judy Needs A House! It’s Baby’s first birthday and Judy is making a party for him, where people from the audience are invited to participate. Unfortunately, through a series of events Judy and the baby will find themselves homeless. After other adventures and meeting with other characters, Judy decides to ask the children in the audience for help. Children will have to use their own creativity, skills and lots of art material and recycled cardboard boxes to make a new house for the puppets! (Suitable for ages 3- 12yrs) Monday 28th October with 11am & 2pm show times. Tickets: Adult £6 child £4 Family £18.

Children getting creative and working together in Judy Needs A House workshop

If you are a new parent, with a baby under 15 months, you’re invited to Bring Your Own Baby. An adult comedy event where soft flooring, buggy parking, baby changing and feeding are welcome at this UK premier baby friendly comedy club, featuring some of the funniest comedy stars from the circuit! Tuesday 29th October 12pm. Tickets: £8 (including 1 adult and 1 baby).
Freelance historical tour guide, Katie Pritchard will be visting NAC’s theatre on Wednesday the 30th October at 6pm for her hilarious family show Hysterical Histories. Expect a high-octane tour of history, where Katie will bring history to life LIVE before your very eyes with songs about how much King Henry VIII loves his wives, and Joan of Arcs obsession of cheese, with laughs for kids and adults alike. * WINNER Musical Comedy Awards 2019* Tickets:  Adult £6 child £4 or Family of 4 for £18.

Central Youth Theatre performers Adam Halcro & Jacob Harvey star in Laurel and Hardy on Thursday 31st October at 7.30pm – an unmissable performance about the iconic comedy duo. This is a story of a seemingly mismatched pairing of comedians, who became not only inseparable in the eyes of the public, but also emotionally dependent on each other in real life. Tickets: £8 (£6 cons).

Adam Halcro & Jacob Harvey as Laurel and Hardy.

Children can create their very own expressive comic character in mask form with artist and creator Tom Ellis and his October Half-Term Comic Alter Ego Mask workshop. This unique opportunity to transform into something completely wacky and new is inspired by Chris Sievey & his beautifully surreal and fun masked alter ego Frank Sidebottom. Drop-in workshop runs from 11am12.30pm on Friday 30th October priced at £5 per child and recommended for ages 7 plus.

Friday night is reserved for NAC’s adult comedy show with the world’s greatest actor (or that’s what he thinks!) Randolph Tempest. Don’t miss this showcase of this legendary actor’s talents, a celebration of his triumphs and failures! Comedian Peter Slater has been seen in BBC’s The Detectorists, BBC Three’s Ideal and recent hit film Eaten by Lions, now come see him in his Funny Things debut on Friday 1st November 7.30pm. Tickets just £5.

Randolph Tempest, the creation of award-winning character comic Peter Slater.

All tickets for NAC’s Funny things 2019 shows can be purchased from their website at