Comedy Show Raises Money For Roof Repair Appeal

An evening of magic and musicals featuring two men without assistance in aid of the roof appeal at the Thwaites Empire Theatre.

Comedy double act, Two Men Without Assistance, will wow the audience with their unique slapstick comedy mixed with mind-blowing illusions in a bid to raise money for roof repairs at the volunteer led theatre on Saturday, 9th January 2016.

The ‘boys’, who have worked with some top names in showbiz and have made countless appearances in variety shows across the UK, are bringing their new show ‘Vegas to Broadway’ to the theatre based on Aqueduct Road, Blackburn.

One of the duo, Roger Nuttall, said: “We started out at the Thwaites Empire Theatre so it’s a thank you from us to them. Without the Empire and Chairman Michael Berry our act wouldn’t be what it is today. We are thrilled to be returning to the theatre and we hope we can raise funds for the theatre’s raise the roof appeal.”

Acts on the night include performances from Zoe Taylor Dance Academy, vocalists Nicola Avino and Martin Carlton with more acts to be announced very soon.

The theatre has been raising funds to repair and maintain the roof of the building which is over 100 years old. Chairman at the Empire Theatre, Michael Berry, said: “We launched the appeal because it’s vital we raise the extra funds needed to preserve this special building. We are looking forward to Two Men without Assistance returning to our stage with a whole host of acts, whilst raising money for our appeal which aims to make the building watertight and safe for the future.”

‘Vegas to Broadway’ starts at 7.30pm and tickets cost £10 – £12 and can be purchased here or from the booking office on 01254 685500 Monday – Friday 10.30am – 12.30pm.