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BBC Radio 4 comedy coming to Thornton Little Theatre

Published: Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Croft and Pearce

The stars of BBC Radio 4 The Croft and Pearce Show and Sketchorama are bringing their unique and hilarious brand of sketch comedy to Thornton Little Theatre for one night only.

Fast rising talents on the UK comedy scene, Croft and Pearce have performed sell-out shows in London, Edinburgh and New York. Catch them while you can!

Hannah Croft and Fiona Pearce are the breakthrough stars of the last series of BBC Radio 4’s ‘Sketchorama’. Their episode was so sparkling that it resulted in a nomination for Best Scripted Comedy at the BBC Audio Drama Awards 2015 and this led to the commission of their first solo sketch show. ‘The Croft & Pearce Show’ is now set to broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on Wednesdays 9th 16th 23rd and 30th of March 2016 at 11pm. The series is produced by CPL Productions and includes many of the characters Croft and Pearce have created for their acclaimed live shows.

Their 2015 and 2014 Edinburgh shows ‘There’s Always Something’ and ‘Give and Take’ received 4 and 5 star reviews. In 2014 they won the Mervyn Stutter ‘Spirit of the Fringe’ Award and in 2013 they won the Three Weeks ‘Best Podcast of the Fringe’. Described by Alistair McGowan as 'brilliant sketch comedians' they are incredibly slick performers with sharply funny characters. In Edinburgh 2012 they were amongst The List's ‘Top Five Double Acts’. Croft and Pearce have also written episodes for the comedy animation ‘Numtums’ for CBeebies (BBC) and are fast gaining recognition for their unique brand of comedy.

Hannah Croft and Fiona Pearce have been writing and performing sketches together for the past five years, having first met at school. They remained friends through Oxford University, where Hannah studied French and Italian and Fiona studied English, and throughout their time at drama school. In the last 12 months Croft and Pearce have performed at the Edinburgh, Leicester, Brighton, Larmer Tree and Tringe Festivals and had sell out solo runs at the Leicester Square Theatre in London and at the Magnet Theatre in New York. 

The Croft and Pearce show is at Thornton Little Theatre on Saturday 30 April at 8pm. Tickets are £12, to book call 01253 887693 or click here to book online.