Ruth Bratt joins the Comedy Store Players | First new member in almost 30 years

Ruth Bratt joins the Comedy Store Players

First new member in almost 30 years

The Comedy Store Players have announced their first new core member  in almost 30 years.

Ruth Bratt – a regular guest with the team – will permanently join the weekly London show from March 3

The rest of the core team comprises Neil Mullarkey, Josie Lawrence, Richard Vranch and Lee Simpson.

Existing players Neil, Richard, Josie and Lee

Lawrence said: ‘Ruth is one of my absolute favourite improvisers. She’s hilariously funny, has the voice of an angel and the mind of a mischievous devil. We love playing with her and finally I’ll have someone in the regular team that I can do harmonies with (no offence lads)’

Bratt’s credits include playing Roche, the girlfriend of DJ Beats, in People Just Do Nothing and the Radio 4 series Trodd en Bratt Say Well Done You alongside Lucy Trodd.

She said: ‘It’s a complete joy to join the players. They are a bunch of hilarious idiots and I’ve loved playing with them as a guest over the years.

‘If you’d told the young me watching Whose Line Is It Anyway?  that one day I’d be calling myself an actual Comedy Store Player I’d never have believed you.’

The troupe play the Comedy Store in London every Sunday. It began in 1985 and holds the Guinness World Record for the longest running comedy show with the same core cast.

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Published: 22 Feb 2024

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