Monthly Archives: June 2014

Newmarket Kings Theatre announces first comedy gig of 2014

Repost: Newmarket Kings Theatre Facebook Page

Saturday 7th June for one night only…

Newmarket Kings Theatre is delighted to announce our first comedy gig of 2014, featuring our very own Eric Lampaert!


Eric, who grew up in Newmarket and was a regular on the Kings Theatre stage in his younger days, will be performing his latest stand-up comedy in readiness for his show at the Edinburgh Festival.

The show also features two of Eric’s hilarious comedy pals, Rhys James & Dan Schreiber.

NKT is truly fortunate to be hosting such hilarious acts. This is not a night to be missed, so book now to ensure you don’t miss out!

On Eric:
“★★★★ He makes it look so easy. This is a man with very funny bones” – DAILY EXPRESS
“★★★★ Likeable and enjoying, sweeping up the audience in the sheer energy of his performance. The strength of his scatty character rips through the room like a mini-hurricane” – CHORTLE
“★★★★ Superb banter that was clearly improvised. The sign of a good comedian” – THREE WEEKS
“★★★★ Delightfully Weird” – TIME OUT

On Dan:
“…he’s smart on stage, too, with a penchant for quirky true stories, such as the feeble attempts to explain away Kung Fu star David Carradine’s death by auto-erotic asphyxiation… he has funny bones, and an engagingly upbeat delivery in which to package his borderline nerdy concerns” – CHORTLE

On Rhys:
“Sickeningly talented young stand-up. He’s a super-sharp writer, with a ton of smart, intricately-written jokes and stories where you’re never more than a few seconds away from another punchline.” – Time Out
“His hit rate is prodigiously high … A bright future in comedy surely awaits”- FEST

270 mile bike ride in just 27 hours – Help For Heroes inspires 4 ‘weekend’ cyclists.

Four keen ‘weekend’ cyclists  from Newmarket are taking on the challenge to push themselves beyond their limits to achieve a goal on behalf of Help for Heroes.

The popular Help For Heroes, 100 mile Dawn Raid takes place from Tedworth House to London on Sunday 8th June but the Newmarket team decided to extend this ride even further. Leaving the centre of Newmarket in Suffolk they will head South West to cycle to Tedworth House recovery centre in Tidworth, Wiltshire where they will spend a few hours with some of our soldiers before the official ride starts in the early hours of Sunday morning. The unsupported ride on the Saturday will see them cover circa 170 miles. The total riding experience is a grand total of 270 miles in just 27 hours.



The team, (Lto R) David Buist, Jake Woolf, Gareth Godfrey, Owen Wilson, have currently raised £3,922.46 for Help For Heroes.

Gareth Godfrey, Director of Godfrey and Hicks Builders says:

“We are sure that you will agree that 270 miles in a little over 24hours with no sleep is a small sacrifice to make on behalf of such a fantastic charity that supports some of the strongest and most determined people we have had the opportunity to meet. Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure.

All of this means that we are able to support wounded, sick and injured servicemen, women and veterans with the support they need and deserve.”