Ah, Edinburgh- so wet, so Scottish and so far away. Wouldn’t it be great if you could see the best acts of Edinburgh Fringe without having to wait for August and remortgage your rented flat to afford a train ticket and some ropey accommodation? Well, you’re in luck as Canned Laughter is donning its kilt, boiling a haggis and bringing Edinburgh to our fantastic Walthamstow home.
Over two weeks this June, CentrE17 will be hosting Canned Laughter’s first ever Edinburgh Fringe Festival Preview Season. With a jaw-droppingly good line up, we will be welcoming back nine fantastic acts to the stage for one last test run before they head north of the border.
Beginning on June 13th, we will have the likes of Max and Ivan, Sindhu Vee, Suzi Ruffell, Olga Koch and many more bringing the laughs, while we hope you’ll join and bring the donations.
The rules are the same: buy a ticket in advance online (click here!), bring at least five food bank friendly items (suggestions of what goes down well here), and come and L-O-L for a good cause. And as everyone loves a bargain, we’ve even done some special combi deals- so you can see all 9 acts for a ridiculously good £14. Cheaper than a battered mars bar and chips!
All profits from ticket sales go directly to Eat of Heat, and your canned goods help stock the food bank for weeks at a time. Sadly, as the reliance on food banks continues to grow, this support is still desperately needed. With Brexit uncertainty, welfare delays and stagnating wages, more people then ever rely on the fantastic work of the team of volunteers at Eat or Heat, who were founded back in 2014. They work tirelessly throughout the year to make sure the families of Walthamstow are not left to fall through the system. The Canned Laughter family is proud to support their work, and thanks to you guys, we’ve raised over £11,000 for the charity, stocking the food bank for approximately 36 weeks in 2018!
We hope you can make it to one or all of these nights. We can assure you, they’re going to be shows you won’t want to miss.
Love from The Canned Laughter Team,
Kenny, Ali, Amelia, Ronan and Josh x
June 13th: Sam Lake, Kemah Bob and Joe Sutherland
June 14th: Olga Koch and Max and Ivan
June 20th: Rosie Jones and Suzi Ruffell
June 21st: Gabby Best and Sindhu Vee