For those who fancied live comedy that’s a bit different to regular stand-up the satirical sketch show From Here to Absurdity pushed every button.
The show lasted for about 90 minutes and comprised about 30 sketches and songs, written and assembled by Richard Kelly –a politics lecturer at Manchester Grammar School and a freelance contributor to Private Eye and the Spectator. The material focused on the assorted idiocies of modern life, targeting (for example) political correctness, prattish ramblers, rapacious estate agents, irritating telephone salesmen, oily counsellors, brutal gynaecologists, sad round-robin writers, deaf parents, two-faced career women, men who can’t cook, men who can’t speak, birth, marriage, divorce and death, to name a few.
Following its success at the Edinburgh Fringe, Buxton, Chester and York comedy festivals as well as numerous pubs, clubs and theatres across the country, it has now had a resounding success in The Lenches! Turnout for the evening was excellent, and feedback has been extremely positive from all attendees.
A big thank you to all of the organisers (Fran Herdman, Corrine White and Caroline Moysey in particular), and of course also to our chef extraordinaire David Moysey who whipped another of his specialities for our very hungry crowd.