Rory Bremner lends his support to charity flood gig

EMBARGOED - Not for Publication before 1930hrs - Tuesday 6 September 2011

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Top TV impressionist Rory Bremner will entertain crowds in Halifax next moth when he performs at a special charity gig to raise money for those affected by flooding.

Wring Out The Clowns, on Monday, February 8, will see some of the biggest names in UK comedy perform in the town. And it’s a cause particularly close to Rory’s heart.

He said: “To be hit by floods once is devastating. To be hit again- and worse- is heartbreaking.

“I love Hebden Bridge and when I was last there on a sunny afternoon last autumn, all seemed normal, the river flowing harmlessly and the floods of 2012 hard to imagine.

“My heart goes out to the people who’ve had their homes and businesses ruined. But there’s something I can do to help, which is put on a show, so I will. Come and enjoy the evening and support your community as it rebuilds.”

Rory will be performing alongside Sarah Millican, Chris Ramsey, Justin Moorhouse, local lad Jack Carroll and an as yet unnamed mystery guest to raise funds for those affected by the Boxing Day floods.

The event will be held at the 1,500 capacity Victoria Theatre, Halifax.

Calderdale Council has hired out the theatre free of charge and all money raised will be split between Community Foundation For Calderdale and Upper Calder Valley Renaissance

Tickets are priced at £20/£15 concessions and are selling fast from www.victoriatheatre.co.uk or 01422 351158