29th October 2009, 3:43pm
Comedy stars to usher in LPAC spring season with a smile
Count Arthur Strong The Lincoln Performing Arts Centre has lined up two treasures of British comedy to get its forthcoming spring season underway with a smile.

Fresh from co-hosting the second Lincoln Comedy Festival this October, the venue on the University of Lincoln's Brayford Pool campus has confirmed performances from award-winning Radio 4 star Count Arthur Strong and acclaimed stand-up and comedy writer Richard Herring.

Count Arthur Strong, whose BBC Radio 4 series has won accolades from critics and audiences and earned a prestigious Gold award at the 2009 Sony Radio Awards, will bring his muddled reminiscences and malapropisms to the LPAC on Thursday 4 February 2009.

In The Man Behind The Smile, the showbiz legend and raconteur will 'remind us just what we've been missing since his last television series, The Robin Hood Club, was axed in 1960 something'.

On Wednesday 10 March Edinburgh Fringe stalwart Richard Herring will perform his controversial but critically-acclaimed new show, Hitler Moustache, at the LPAC.

Reclaiming Chaplin's moustache for comedy, the star of The Headmaster's Son and 90s double act Lee and Herring muses on iconography, whether racists are closer than liberals to believing that all people are the same and why an innocent square inch of facial hair has taken the blame for Nazism.

LPAC spokesman Victoria Simpson said: "We're really excited to be hosting performances by these two hugely talented comedians. They're very different acts– Count Arthur Strong will be loved by kids and adults alike while Richard Herring's show is very much for grown-ups only – but these are performers at the top of their game and both are bound to be hilarious."

Count Arthur Strong - The Man Behind The Smile will be at the LPAC on Thursday 4 February 2010. The performance begins at 8pm and is suitable for audience members aged 10 and above. Tickets cost £15 (£12 concessions).

Richard Herring - Hitler Moustache will be at the LPAC on Wednesday 10 March 2010. The performance starts at 8pm and is suitable for audience members aged 16 and above. Tickets cost £12.50.

Tickets for both shows are available from the Engine Shed and LPAC Box Office, open Monday to Friday from 10am - 4pm, Brayford Wharf East, Lincoln. They are also available by phoning 0844 888 4414 or visiting www.lpac.co.uk. Free car parking is available at the LPAC. To keep track of all forthcoming LPAC events, join the mailing list at www.lpac.co.uk/site/Mailing_List.
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