Minns on the mend

Beaten-up comic set for stage return

Norwich comic Karl Minns is to return to the stage after being attacked after a gig almost three weeks ago.

Doctors have said the stand-up – part of the Nimmo Twins double act – will be able to go back to work this month.

Nine new performances of his Normal For Norfolk show at Norwich's Playhouse will go ahead in January, with a letter being sent to fans who bought tickets for cancelled dates, offering them seats on the new dates.

Minns told the Norwich Evening News: ‘We haven't quite decided how much of the show will need to be changed, but we will be having run-throughs next week to determine what I can and can't do.

‘Costume changes are still going to be a bit tricky because I can't even put a T-shirt on at home without thinking about it for a while but we'll manage somehow.

‘Everyone has been very supportive and we're looking forward to earning some applause in a fortnight.’

Two men and a woman attacked Minns for no reason on December 13, breaking his left arm in two places and badly fracturing his eye socket. At first it was thought his eyesight may be affected, but he was later given the all-clear. No one has yet been arrested in connection with the assault.

Published: 3 Jan 2008

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