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Tue 24 May 2016

Rebel Wilson to make West End debut | In Guys And Dolls
© Eva Rinaldi / Creative Commons
© Eva Rinaldi / Creative Commons

Rebel Wilson to make West End debut

In Guys And Dolls

24/05/2016 … Australian comic turned Hollywood star Rebel Wilson is to make her West End debut in Guys and Dolls.

Rupert Grint stars in new Sky comedy | Harry Potter star joins Nick Frost in Sick Note

Rupert Grint stars in new Sky comedy

Harry Potter star joins Nick Frost in Sick Note

24/05/2016 … Harry Potter star Rupert Grint is shooting a new comedy for Sky Atlantic with Nick Frost.

Undateable star makes UK stand-up debut | Ron Funches to play Soho Theatre

Undateable star makes UK stand-up debut

Ron Funches to play Soho Theatre

24/05/2016 … American comedian Ron Funches is to make his UK debut next month.

Mon 23 May 2016

Josie Long shoots her first feature film | Cast includes Janey Godley, Sanjeev Kohli & Matt Winning

Josie Long shoots her first feature film

Cast includes Janey Godley, Sanjeev Kohli & Matt Winning

23/05/2016 … Josie Long is making her first feature film, a 'twee romantic comedy' that turns into a dystopian, police state thriller.

Time travelling comedy for David Mitchell | John Finnemore co-stars

Time travelling comedy for David Mitchell

John Finnemore co-stars

23/05/2016 … David Mitchell is to star in a new time-travelling sitcom.

Angel spreads its wings | Comedy club's crowdfunding bid as it finds a new home

Angel spreads its wings

Comedy club's crowdfunding bid as it finds a new home

23/05/2016 … London’s Angel Comedy Club is poised to open a new purpose-built venue – and has turned to crowdfunding to make it happen.

Lenny Henry joins Broadchurch | As do Roy Hudd and Charlie Higson
© ITV
© ITV

Lenny Henry joins Broadchurch

As do Roy Hudd and Charlie Higson

23/05/2016 … Sir Lenny Henry, Charlie Higson and Roy Hudd have joined the cast of Broadchurch.

Sun 22 May 2016

Dave Johns film wins the Palme D'Or | Ken Loach movie scoops top prize at Cannes

Dave Johns film wins the Palme D'Or

Ken Loach movie scoops top prize at Cannes

22/05/2016 … Comedian Dave Johns’s film I Daniel Blake  has won the Palme d’Or – the top award at the Cannes film festival Directed by Ken Loach, Johns plays the title role of a carpenter and widower who can’t get work or benefits after a near-fatal heart attack.

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