The greatest comedy festival in the north is back

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HARROGATE Theatre have today announced the full-line up for their 2011 Comedy Festival which will be held at the venue between October 10-22.

More than 30 comedians will perform across the Main Auditorium and Studio Theatre in just 12 days. This is the third year Harrogate Theatre have organised the event and last years Festival brought over 6,500 people to the Theatre over its two weeks.

Richard O'Brien's classic rock and roll musical, The Rocky Horror Show is back in Leeds at the Grand Theatre from Tuesday 13th-Saturday 17th February direct from its sell-out West End season.'The country's favourite Narrator, Nicholas Parsons is pictured on the set with two female phantoms Laurie Brett, left, and Rachel Oliver.

Richard O'Brien's classic rock and roll musical, The Rocky Horror Show is back in Leeds at the Grand Theatre from Tuesday 13th-Saturday 17th February direct from its sell-out West End season.'The country's favourite Narrator, Nicholas Parsons is pictured on the set with two female phantoms Laurie Brett, left, and Rachel Oliver.

Harrogate Theatre’s aim for the Festival is to showcase the widest possible mix of comedy shows and performers with the line-up for 2011 combining establishednames alongside emerging talent to ensure that all tastes are catered for over the 12 days.

Once again this year there will be some exclusive events which mark Harrogate Comedy Festival as a rising fixture on the comedy circuit attracting top comedians who want to perform in the intimate environment of Harrogate Theatre.

Appearances include: Al Murray, Ed Byrne, Jon Richardson, Shappi Khorsandi and Russell Kane amongst many others

The Studio Theatre is once again to have a full festival line-up of shows including The Boy With Tape On His Face, Alex Horne and Peacock & Gamble

There will be a rare appearance from Comedy Legend Nicholas Parsons

And Comedy Workshop to give people the chance to learn all the skills needed to become a stand-up comedian

James Campbell brings his highly acclaimed comedy show for children

It will be the first appearance at Harrogate Thatre of The Sunday Roast with Andre Vincent – a spin off from Radio 4’s The Late Edition

Tickets now on sale for all events from the theatre box office on 01423 502 116 or online at www.harrogatetheatre.co.uk