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Thursday 13 October 7pm - 9pm Laurels Comedy Club

Artists doing comedy… is that a joke?! Louise Ashcroft and Fritha Jenkins present a night of comedy, as you’ve never seen it before at Laurels theatre in Whitley Bay!

Thursday 13 October

7pm – 9pm 

Laurels Comedy Club, 212 Whitley Rd, Whitley Bay NE26 2TA

Tickets Here: Unperforming

Unperforming is a funny live-art night, Louise and Fritha have hosted it for ten years, at venues across the UK.

Created with ArtHouses

Unperforming is a funny live art night hosted by Louise Ashcroft and Fritha Jenkins at Laurels in Whitley bay, with sketches, performances and more from artists across the North East.

The line up includes:

Louise Ashcroft and Fritha Jenkins with Amy Finch, Gen Davies, Lucy Heaton, Zoe Kendall, Simon Raven, James Wilkinson & Jacqueline Wood

Unperforming has been teetering on the edge of comedy and live art for ten years, appearing at venues across the country including Milton Keynes Arts Centre and Artsadmin. This special edition brings together longtime collaborators Louise Ashcroft and Fritha Jenkins, who have been working with The Newbridge Project, to join forces with artists in the North East to create an evening of comic possibilities, humour and performance.

Don’t be late for this one-time-fun-time evening packed wet with beach rockings, stone beards, hairobics, blow drying popsicles, indecisive social posings and much much more!

Louise Ashcroft is an artist who tells funny stories through video, performance, radio, bad watercolours and sculpture. Her TEDx talk ‘Shopping and Subversion’ is available online, and she has made several ‘Boring Talks’ for BBC Sounds.

Fritha Jenkins makes performance, film and video, music, digital platforms, sound and sculpture.. They’ve made and performed artwork in parks, along rivers, in universities, community centres, hospitals, care homes, kitchens, schools and theatres.

Accessibility: Laurels is a venue that is not fully accessible, with one flight of stairs to reach the bar level and another to get to the theatre. We are sorry if this means you are unable to come to our event but we will be streaming it live on the night, which can be accessed via the link below:

If you have any questions about access then please get in touch at