Arts: Ted & Co comes to Kilkenny to serve up comedy treat

Smash hit comedy treat Ted & Co is coming to Kilkenny this September, promising to wow audiences with high-energy improvisation, audience participation and perfect comic timing.

Smash hit comedy treat Ted & Co is coming to Kilkenny this September, promising to wow audiences with high-energy improvisation, audience participation and perfect comic timing.

A tribute to cult TV classic Father Ted, the unique and interactive comedy experience ‘Ted & Co – The Dinner Show’ debuted at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2011, selling out every show and picking up five star audience reviews. Now the priests are heading east again from Craggy Island to serve up comedy treats at Langton’s in Kilkenny this September and October.

Produced by Laughlines Comedy Entertainment, Ted & Co - The Dinner Show brings the audience face to face with the famous trio of priests and their manically devoted housekeeper. While enjoying a delicious three course meal, diners will experience first-hand the comical mishaps, mayhem and misadventures that seem to follow the foursome wherever they go. Prepare to be entertained by the much loved and extravagant Ted Crilly who has a habit of getting into awkward situations, the young and dim-witted Dougal McGuire, and the alcoholic swear machine Jack Hackett - famously drunk since 1936. Mrs Doyle, the housekeeper, is never far away with her precious teapot and sees it as her sole purpose in life to supply the priests and audience with copious amounts of tea.

Performed to perfection, the Laughlines cast of acclaimed actors combine satire and surrealism with a good helping of old fashioned comedy to bring the tribute show to life and promise a hilarious and unique piece of interactive dinner theatre. So, it’s no surprise that their sell-out shows at last year’s Fringe earned high praise: “Best show I’ve seen in years”, ”Hilarious from beginning to end”, ”Excellent show, lots of laughs”, ”Acting was great” were just some of the audience reviews.

Said Michael Wilson-Green, Director, Laughlines: “Our cast are highly skilled improvisers and, having perfected the mannerisms of the characters, they bring the best comic moments via a high energy mix of sketches and audience interaction providing the diners with an unforgettable evening of unique entertainment. We are incredibly excited to be announcing our first ever Ted & Co Show Irish tour, and hope that Irish audiences enjoy the show!”

The show will take place at Langton House Hotel on September 20. The ticket price is €45 which includes a three-course meal and two hour interactive comedy show. To book call 056 7765133. For more information about the Ted & Co show and Laughlines see www.laughlines.net