Stuart Lee and Daniel Kitson headline comedy fundraiser for youth homelessness charity Centrepoint
LONDON, 06 August 2014 / PRNewswire / - Daniel Kitson is to compere the comedy talents of Stuart Lee, Katherine Ryan and Josh Widdicombe for one night only as they take to the West End stage for Laughing Point, a fundraiser in aid of leading youth homelessness charity Centrepoint.
Revered comic story-teller Kitson will also be joined by Tony Law and Sara Pascoe for the special gig at the Palace Theatre on Monday 6 October. Tickets are now on sale, with money raised from the event going to support Centrepoint’s work in giving homeless 16 to 25 year-olds a future.
Laughing Point made its West End debut in February 2014 and was headlined by the stars of Channel 4’s hit panel show The Last Leg, Josh Widdicombe, Adam Hills and Alex Brooker, and also featured John Culshaw, Nick Helm, Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee James Acaster and Mike Wozniak.
Josh Widdicombe said: "It is an honour to be doing a gig for a charity as brilliant and worthwhile as Centrepoint. It is a great bill and so I am a little annoyed I am performing as I would love to be in the audience."
Richard Utting, Head of Events at Centrepoint, said: “We’re very excited that so many fantastic comedians will be taking to the stage for us.
“It’s going to be a great evening of entertainment which will ensure homeless young people have the support they need to turn their lives around. We expect tickets to go fast, so grab your friends, family and colleagues and join us.”
Centrepoint work with 6,000 homeless 16-25 year-olds each year, providing not only a safe place to stay but also the vital support needed to tackle physical and mental health problems, access education or employment and learn vital life skills.
Tickets are priced from £8.50 - £31.00 The show starts at 7.30 pm. To buy tickets visit nimaxtheatres.com or call 0844 482 9676.
For more information about Centrepoint, please contact Media & PR Officer Chris Gerrard on 02074236887/ 07540678234 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Centrepoint is the leading charity for homeless young people aged 16-25.
- Centrepoint supports 6,000 homeless young people a year.
- It provides accommodation-based and floating support services in London and the North of England. These include emergency night shelters and accommodation-based short stay services, as well as specialist services for care leavers, ex-offenders, young single parents, foyers and supported flats.
- Centrepoint’s work is about more than just providing a safe bed for the night; Centrepoint helps young people to turn their lives around by gaining essential life skills; tackling their physical and mental health issues and moving into education or employment.
- Through policy work, Centrepoint aims to influence public policy, campaigning on behalf of the young people it supports and homeless young people throughout the UK.
- Founded in 1969, Centrepoint has helped more than 95,000 homeless young people.
- HRH The Duke of Cambridge became Centrepoint’s Patron in 2005.
For more information, please visit www.centrepoint.org.uk