Posted by: the3rdi | January 23, 2012

Funny Women Comedy Charity Show

Funny Women Comedy Charity Show
In aid of The Victoria Foundation
At the Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond upon Thames
Sunday 29 th January
Doors 6.30pm, Show 7.00pm

On Sunday 29 th January, Funny Women returns to the Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond upon Thames, for its annual Charity Comedy Show in support of local charity The Victoria Foundation. This bumper edition anniversary special will feature past winners and finalists from 10 years of the Funny Women Awards. Over the past decade, over 1,000 acts have taken to the Funny Women stage and many have gone on to stardom such as Andi Osho, Sarah Millican and Zoe Lyons to name a few.

Performing at this showcase is a trio of past Funny Women Awards Winners. Playing host to this event is the 2006 winner of the Funny Women Awards, Suzy Bennett, who is a fantastic ambassador for the spirit of Funny Women and a favourite with audiences. You’ll be seeing a lot more of Suzy in the year to come so catch her while you can.

Debra-Jane Appelby won the Funny Women Awards back in 2005. Debra’s comic style has been described as ‘razor sharp’ (ScotsGay) and ‘intellegent and original’ (Leicester Mercury). With recent success at the Bear Cat club in St Margaret’s it’s a rare treat to see her gracing the stage at the Orange Tree Theatre as part of Funny Women’s 10 th Anniversary celebrations.

Also performing is the 2011 Funny Women Awards winner, self-confessed ‘people pleaser’, Lara A King. Armed with a guitar, her comical songs are sure to have the audience singing along. ‘Strong impressive voice and naturally upbeat delivery’ (Chortle). Lara has proved to be a popular and worthy title holder spreading her own particular brand of joy wherever she goes.

There are more treats in store from the Funny Women Awards 2011, with original musical double act Ladies Live Longer, who picked up last year’s Variety Award. Best described as a delightful mix of Jessie J and Women’s Institute. Finalist Emily Lloyd-Saini discusses what life is like for a mixed race Northern girl living in London and who is, in her own words, ‘a little bit brown’, and runner up Katherine Bennett with her dead pan delivery style and observations on life as a parent of quadruplets is bound to appeal to Richmond audiences! Yummy mummies eat your heart out!

This show also features a very special performance from Kish Modasia who took part in last year’s Funny Women Challenge at Cannizaro House in which women, from all walks of life, were challenged to perform stand-up comedy for the first time again in support of The Victoria Foundation.

Funds raised from the show and raffle on the night will go towards the Richmond based charity which carries out fantastic work such as providing accessible mini buses for the disabled, funding much needed medical treatment, providing medical bursaries and much more.

For more information on The Victoria Foundation and their work please visit

Tickets for this show are priced at £20. There will be a raffle on the night with fantastic prizes to be won. Proceeds go to The Victoria Foundation.

Tickets can be purchased here:

Venue: Orange Tree Theatre, 1 Clarence Street, Richmond, TW9 2SA


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