Thanks for supporting the Laffalang

The Christmas Laffalang at the Westovian Theatre.
The Christmas Laffalang at the Westovian Theatre.

I’D like to thank the Shields Gazette for its support for the Christmas Laffalang 2014, held at the Westovian Theatre, South Shields, last weekend.

Apart from people having a good laugh, the post-show collections raised money for the Mayor’s Charities.

We’d also like to thank the wonderful 12-strong Laffalang cast, as well as the dedicated backstage crew, the Westovian Theatre team who made everyone feel welcome before, during and after the show, and the Tourist Information Centre (TIC) team at the New Haven Sports Centre.

We’d also like to thank the show sponsors Westoe Travel.

But most importantly, we’d like to thank the 400 people who attended the Laffalang. Given there was no brochure to promote the show and no permanent theatre box office, this is a staggering figure.

The word of mouth after the Summer Laffalang was fantastic, and people are now looking forward to future Laffalangs, knowing they will get two hours of comedy and fun.

The next, and fourth, will be the Valentine Laffalang and will be held at the Westovian Theatre on February 12 and 13.

With 13 brand new Valentine-themed sketches, the compere/comedian is Steffen Peddie, the ‘big’ star of TV sitcom Hebburn.

The loving starts at 7.30pm. Tickets only £10 from the TIC on 424 7788.

See you there!

Gareth Hunter,


Ion Productions,

South Shields.