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Comedy act WitTank is coming to Mitchell Arts Centre in Hanley

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: March 02, 2014

By Belinda Hargreaves

The humorous three-piece WitTank will be at the Mitchell Arts Centre.

The humorous three-piece WitTank will be at the Mitchell Arts Centre.

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A COMEDY outfit is aiming to educate an audience in humour.

The humorous three-piece act of WitTank, pictured, will be performing stage show 'The School' on their latest UK tour at Mitchell Arts Centre in Hanley, at 8pm on March 22.

The acclaimed trio, described as a 'fast-rising sketch troupe' by The Sunday Times, are best known for starring in BBC3's Live at the Electric and Radio 4's Sketchorama.

'The School' is set in a boarding school made up of an array of bizarre, eccentric characters.

It's the second comedy event to be organised by Mitchell Arts Centre, following on from their debut night in September which featured Radio 4 personality Alex Horne.

Mitchell Arts Centre chief executive Salla Virman said: "WitTank will be the perfect follow-up to Alex Horne, which proved to be popular, and we are excited about the demand for future comedy nights.

"Acts such as WitTank allow us to attract audiences that we may not otherwise reach.

"We feel there is a gap in the market for comedy events in Stoke-on-Trent, particularly those featuring up-and-coming comedians, and sales from these nights will be ploughed straight back into future programming."

Mitchell Arts Centre was opened in 1957 as a memorial and tribute to local hero Reginald Mitchell – designer of the famous Supermarine Spitfire.

The theatre quickly became Stoke-on-Trent's main venue for amateur arts.

In 2007, after 50 years of success, the charity received funding and the building was restored beyond its former glory.

As well as the auditorium, the centre now boasts meeting and rehearsal rooms, a dance studio, workshops for small creative businesses and the Spitfire Café Bar.

Further information is available at www.mitchellartscentre.co.uk

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