Newton Aycliffe, May 20th 2017

David Hadingham, Cal Halbert, and host Katie Mulgrew

Show details:

David Hadingham

David Hadingham

Like a mad Phil Daniels, Dave Hadingham is a bulldog of a comedian, and the animal allegories don't stop there. In an affectionately, snarling, ranting and raving set, Dave is not afraid to make you laugh about anything (remember the dogs).

At his best in the live arena, Dave has been a professional comic since May 1996. Intense and anecdotal, he keeps audiences hooked right up to the last punchline as he presents his unique and often warped view of everyday life.

This gravel-voiced comic combines supremely controlled delivery with inimitable facial contortions as he cracks some of the best handmade gags in the business.

Dave is a highly-regarded regular on the nationwide comedy circuit, headlining at all of the biggest clubs in the UK and also performing at resorts across Europe.


“ranting and raving comic genius” - The Guardian

“Hilariously funny with notable precision and charisma” - The Scotsman

Cal Halbert

Cal Halbert

Deemed 'the new generation of comedy' by Michael McIntyre, Cal Halbert has performed from local comedy clubs to the London Palladium, Britain's Got Talent to Good Morning Britain and voiced for YouTube to the BBC.

Well known as an impressionist, Halbert is one half of 'The Mimic Men', the UK's only impressionist double act! The Mimic Men appeared on Britain's Got Talent in 2016, gaining four yeses accompanied by a standing ovation by the judges, audience and Ant and Dec.


“Very good” - Simon Cowell

“Uncanny imitations” - The Sun

“Impersonator genius” - Sunderland Echo

Katie Mulgrew

Katie Mulgrew

Lancashire comedian, Katie Mulgrew really likes making people laugh. It’s kinda her thing. She gigs all over the country in comedy clubs doing just that, to mostly success. She also makes her Mum laugh loads.

She’s done lots of lovely things whilst being a comedian like being tour support for The Boy With Tape On His Face and Vikki Stone. She has written for The News Quiz and you can hear her dulcet Northern tones featured on the BBC Radio 2 documentary series, The History of British Comedy. She got to be very silly indeed on a couple of episodes of the CBBC show, The Dog Ate My Homework. She recently co-hosted a Tv pilot on ITV2 called Lovefix.

Katie has performed three solo stand up shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and is currently working on her fourth show when she’s not consumed with trying to keep the human she has made alive.


“Mulgrew is an engaging, likeable presence who doesn’t struggle to hold the audience’s attention. This is a well-structured thoughtful show.. radiating warmth” - Chortle

“charmingly honest... delightfully tender and thoroughly entertaining” - The Skinny

“...honest, un-cynical comedy that’s rough around the ages but tremendously warm” - Three Weeks

This show will also feature a newer act in the middle.

Ticket Prices

Tickets £5

Venue Information

Planet Leisure
Maple Way
Newton Aycliffe
DL5 6BF

Tel: 01325 310 989

Show Times

Doors open 7:30pm
Show starts 8:30pm
Show ends 11pm (approximately)

Accessibility and seating

Seating is unreserved, usually cabaret style with tables.

The venue is fully wheelchair accessible.

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