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RUSSELL HOWARD ANNOUNCES CHARITY NIGHTS

RUSSELL HOWARD today (Thursday 23rd February) announces a run of very special live shows in aid of charity next month.

Kicking off the run at the Bath Komedia on the 12th March before taking to the stages at London’s Lyric and Bloomsbury Theatres, Russell will be hosting the three nights inviting special guest stars to join him in raising money for BARNARDO’S, CHANCE TO GROW and the BATH RUGBY FOUNDATION. Tickets are on sale now.

The three nights follow hot on the heels of RUSSELL’s triple extended, sell-out nationwide arena tour, Right Here, Right Now which saw RUSSELL perform 27 dates to 240,000 fans across the country.

RUSSELL is the writer and star of BBC Three’s most successful entertainment show Russell Howard’s Good News, which is set to return again for series six this spring.

BARNARDO’S works with more than 190,000 children, young people and their families each year. BARNARDO’S now runs more than 800 services across the UK and the charity believes in the potential of every child and young person, no matter what they have done or what they have been through. They support them, stand up for them and bring out the best in each and every child.
www.barnardos.org.uk

CHANCE TO GROW were set up in response to the growing educational need in deprived rural parts of Western Kenya. Their vision is to provide education and care for disadvantaged children in Katale, Kenya, on a secure and sustainable basis as well as supporting Great Mercy Development Centre which provides a loving home for children with nowhere else to go and education for children who would otherwise have no access to it.
www.chancetogrow.org.uk

THE BATH RUGBY FOUNDATION was established in 2003 and is an independent charity that works with children of all backgrounds to improve and develop life skills and education using sports related activities. The foundation plays a vital role in the local community working with disabled children, children from disadvantaged backgrounds and those who are simply in need of guidance as they experience the difficulties of young adulthood.
www.bathrugby.com/foundation

“He is a huge talent”
Dominic Maxwell, The Times

“An awesome ability to connect with an audience”
James Kettle, The Guardian

“Russell Howard is packing them in everywhere… he is a stand-up natural.”
Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard

For more information please contact: Hannah Wilkinson or Dan Lloyd. Tel: 020 7598 7222. Email: hannahw@avalonuk.com or danl@avalonuk.com


DATE VENUE & CHARITY PRICE BOX OFFICE


March 12th 2012, 8pm Bath Komedia in aid of The Bath Rugby Foundation £25 0845 293 8480
March 19th 2012, 8pm Lyric London in aid of Barnardo’s £25 0844 579 1972
March 27th 2012, 8pm London Bloomsbury in aid of Chance to Grow £25 020 7388 8822


AVALON PROMOTIONS


Avalon Promotions Limited is one of the leading promoters of live comedy in the UK, bringing household names and breakthrough comedy acts to stages across the country.

2011 alone saw; RUSSELL HOWARD continue his extended arena tour Right Here, Right Now, performing to over 240,000 people, including three dates at London’s O2; AL MURRAY - THE PUB LANDLORD turn his attention to the needs of his Beautiful British public with the second extension of critically acclaimed national tour Barrel of Fun Extra: Classic Hits and New Bits; DAVE GORMAN take to the road with his hotly anticipated Powerpoint Presentation tour; CHRIS ADDISON’s new 39-date tour The Time is Now, Again; brand new tour Manscaping from Edinburgh Comedy Award 2010 winner RUSSELL KANE; breakthrough BBC Three star LEE NELSON with fat legend ‘Omelette’ embark on their Well New Tour!; star of The Inbetweeners and Edinburgh Comedy Award 2010 nominee GREG DAVIES continue his extended 93 date tour Firing Cheeseballs at a Dog; JENNY ECLAIR with Old Dog, New Tricks; RICHARD HERRING’s tour What is Love, Anyway?; and present some of the UK’s fastest rising talent; Edinburgh Festival Award 2010 nominee GARETH RICHARDS, Chortle Award nominated PEACOCK & GAMBLE, Chortle Student Comedian of the Year finalist CHRIS RAMSEY, star of BBC Three hit comedy Him and Her JOE WILKINSON, Radio 1 DJ TOM DEACON and Chortle Award ‘Best Headliner’ 2011 nominee CRAIG CAMPBELL.

Avalon Promotions has staged major shows and tours including; NEWMAN & BADDIEL in the first ever comedy show at Wembley Arena; FRANK SKINNER’S record-breaking performance to an audience of 6,000 at the Battersea Power Station; Jerry Springer - The Opera in London’s West End, on national tour and at New York’s Carnegie Hall; HARRY HILL at the Palace and Dominion Theatres in London; DAVE GORMAN’S Googlewhack Adventure at the Sydney Opera House, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, on national tour and at the Village Theatre, New York; Grumpy Old Women Live, which has toured the UK three times and performed a highly successful run in Australia, LAURA SOLON winning the Perrier Award with her debut solo show; and FRANK SKINNER’S Credit Crunch Cabaret - offering recession hit audiences the chance to see acclaimed comedians for just £10.

Last year Avalon presented 21 acts at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, where it has promoted a total of seven Perrier Award/Edinburgh Comedy Award winners and 19 Perrier Award/Edinburgh Comedy Award nominees in just 23 years.