On Wednesday 12th April at 7.00pm, comedy writer Paul Mayhew-Archer (Vicar of Dibley) will be performing his show The Incurable Optimist in aid of the Cirencester & Stroud branch of Parkinson’s UK at The Bingham Hall, Kings Street, Cirencester, GL7 1JT.
This is an important fundraising event for our Branch and is also a great opportunity to raise awareness of Parkinson’s Disease. Paul’s show about his career in comedy and how he finds the ‘funny side’ of living with Parkinson’s has already received fabulous reviews (check on this website) www.chortle.co.uk/review/2019/03/23/42604/paul-mayhew-archer-incurable-optimist
When comedy writer, Paul Mayhew-Archer, was told he had Parkinson’s he refused to take the serious illness too seriously. Instead, he started doing jokes about it, with appearances at the Royal Albert Hall and The Comedy Store. In 2015 he made an award-winning documentary about it called Parkinson’s – The Funny Side.
In 2018 he did his first one-man show about it entitled Incurable Optimist. Meanwhile his wife lives in hope that a cure will be found so that Paul will finally shut up about it.
Paul is also an ambassador for cancer support charity Maggie’s and last year he was awarded an MBE for services to people with Parkinson’s and people with cancer.
In this special charity performance on April 12th (coinciding with World Parkinson’s Day) Paul brings his original show to Cirencester with new material about what has happened since.
Paul isn’t just one of the country’s funniest writers. It turns out he’s also a brilliant performer. Josh Widdicombe
So funny… and true in the way only comedy can express.
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