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Angela Barnes (Mock The Week, Live at the Apollo, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown and former chair of BBC Radio 4's The News Quiz) has good intentions but trying to live your best life, as it turns out, is really bloody hard. Angela will visit the Torch Theatre with her unmissable stand-up, stories and jokes on Thursday 26 October.

Known as one of the UK’s finest comedians, Angela Barnes swapped a career in health and social care for stand-up in 2010 and hasn't looked back. Within just a couple of years she had won the BBC New Comedy Award, and has now gone on to UK tours and starring as a regular on BBC’s Mock the Week and Live at the Apollo, and Hypothetical on Dave. She is a firm favourite on BBC Radio 4, having featured on The Now Show and The News Quiz – including a recent stint as the host. She has also hosted BBC Radio 4 Extra’s Newsjack. Besides this, Angela co-hosts the popular podcast We Are History with John O’Farrell (Acast).

Described as being “gloriously down to earth, straight talking and extremely funny comic” by the Guardian and a “natural born storyteller,” by Voice Mag, her Hot Mess Tour is definitely one for your calendar.

Angela Barnes Hot Mess will visit the Torch Theatre on Thursday 26 October at 8pm. Tickets are £16.00. Strictly 14+. Tickets can be purchased from the Box Office at the Torch Theatre on 01646 695267 or visit


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