Pretty Evil, Supervillains Set Up Evil Lair in Leicester.
Making their Leicester Comedy Festival debut, Hivemind Theatrical Solutions present Pretty Evil- a short comedy to foil your funny bone and challenge your chuckle muscle. Performing Upstairs at The Western on the 21st and 22nd February, the play follows three would-be supervillains- if only they could figure out anything remotely super or even something slightly villainous. Tickets and more info on the Comedy Festival website: comedy-festival.co.uk/event/pretty-evil/
With characters inspired by head writer, Rhodri Hales’, first impressions of his university housemates comes a play to give the ginormous superhero franchises a good kick up the backside. Pretty Evil explores the other side of the curtain at all the problems the villains face. Sadly, Doctor Thunder, The Ladykiller and Mega Matt (played by company founders Rhodri Hales, Lucy Ann Jones and Matt Garside) are overworked, underfunded and totally clueless.
Talking about performing in Leicester for the first time, actor Matt Garside said “We are so excited to finally be performing in Leicester. The Comedy Festival has hosted so many of our favourite acts in the past and we’re really keen to join the ranks and let Leicester know we’re here and, y’know, we’re Pretty Evil!”. When asked to describe the show, actor Nick Wright commented “We always see the very highest level, Superman and Batman. In a world where superheroes and super villains exist, you never see the bottom of the rung. These characters are the very bottom. Their hideout is a community centre. The police aren’t interested in them. They cause more trouble for themselves than anyone else.”
Leicester Comedy Festival is the longest running comedy festival in the UK, having taken place every February since 1994, and now regularly attracts over 120,000 people to venues across Leicester and Leicestershire throughout the 19 days. Highlights for 2019 include Johnny Vegas, Zoe Lyons, Jason Manford, Nish Kumar, Jo Brand & Russell Howard. Special events for the 2019 event include the 25th anniversary show for Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year with special guests including Romesh Ranganathan and Josh Widdicombe. The full programme for Leicester Comedy Festival 2019 is now available either by obtaining a copy of the main brochure or by visiting www.comedy-festival.co.uk