Mackenzie Crook returns to live comedy | A tight 5: March 31

Mackenzie Crook returns to live comedy

A tight 5: March 31

DETECTORISTS star Mackenzie Crook is to make a rare return to live performance in a fundraiser for the fire-ravaged Battersea Arts Centre. Crook, who used to perform on the circuit as schoolteacher Mr Bagshaw before finding fame with The Office and Pirates Of The Carribean, will appear alongside Bridget Christie, Stewart Lee, Will Adamsdale and others at the Phoenix Fundraiser, to be staged at the South Bank Centre on April 18. Crook's Detectorists co-star Toby Jones will also be appearing. Tickets.

RUFUS HOUND is to guest star in the next series of Doctor Who – although details of his role are being kept under wraps.

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Published: 31 Mar 2015

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