Cracking start to Christmas

9 Carols & comedians, Preston Playhouse, Preston

Tuesday, 1st December 2015, 3:41 pm
Headliner Rob Rouse
Headliner Rob Rouse

Christmas promises to start with a bang in Preston when Preston Playhouse on Market Street West hosts an evening of festive fun and carols.

Following on the success of last year’s event, organisers Nick Moxon and Tony Vino have once again put together another top class show and they are inviting you along.

Tony, who is a professional comedian and Nick, who works for the Methodist church, have worked together over the last five years putting on clean comedy evenings .

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Howard Read

9 Carols & Comedians is a unique mix of four professional comedians interspersed with fivewell-known carols.

Rob Rouse will headline the evening. Rob has starred in his own show ‘Comedy Shuffle with Rob Rouse’ on BBC 3 as well as appearing on ‘The Friday Night Project’ and ‘8 out of 10 Cats’. Also on the bill is Howard Read who has appeared on the Royal Variety Show, Mark Palmer from South Africa and ‘Preston’s own funny man’ Tony Vino as the compere.

“I can’t wait to perform in my home town,” says Tony. “Forget Blackpool illuminations, Preston Playhouse will be lighting up Christmas this year!”

The carols will be led by a local group called ‘Santa’s Little Helpers’.

Compere Tony Vino

“We’re a group of musicians who get together to play for special occasions such as this,” says Nick, who will playing in the brass section, “and we’ve chosen five of the most popular carols for everyone to sing along to.”

The evening starts at 8pm, with doors opening at 7.15pm. Tickets are just £7 and can be bought online from

Mark Palmer