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Superstar line-up revealed for all-women comedy night in aid of North East rape crisis charity

Written by Samantha Lade, Donr

Published on Tuesday, 28th August 2018

Superstar line-up revealed for all-women comedy night in aid of Newcastle-based Rape Crisis charity 

A Women's Comedy Night will take place in Newcastle-upon-Tyne next month, in a bid to raise funds for a Rape Crisis charity.

Tickets are now on sale for the event, which takes place at Tyne Bank Brewery on Thursday 20th September and promises to provide feel-good giggles in order to fundraise for local charity, Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland.

The entire evening will be hosted by the fabulous Lou Conran, a regular on the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour.

Fresh from her stint at Edinburgh Fringe, Conran will ensure the audience is in good hands – thanks to her masterful ability to tease audience members while becoming their best friend for the night.

Lou Conran said: 'I'm delighted to be able to support Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland by performing at this brilliant gig. The women taking part are second-to-none and, as always, are the audiences.

'It's guaranteed to be an amazing night for an amazing cause, and you'd be a fool to miss it.'

First up on the comedy bill is Jessica Fostekew. A regular guest host of the Guilty Feminist Podcast, Fostekew's 2017 Fringe stint was described as 'utterly engaging' with critics announcing that they could 'watch her all day.'

Fostekew said: 'The work that Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland are doing is so important; they're filling in the gaps left by cuts after cuts to every other type of support available and must, in various cases, be the only port of call for some people.'

Local lass Sammy Dobson – a regular supporter of Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland – will also join the line-up alongside Fostekew.

Headlining on the night is fellow Geordie Lauren Pattison – a Best Newcomer Nominee at last year's Edinburgh comedy awards.

The Women's Comedy Night is just one of a string of events throughout 2018 aiming to raise funds for the Newcastle-based charity. Now in their 40th year, the charity is looking to raise £40,000 in 2018, enabling them to continue their work with women and girls affected by sexual violence.

The Night will take place between 7pm and 10pm and tickets are priced at £20 for general admission and £15 for concessions. Tickets can be purchased here.