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PUBLISHED: 10:00 26 May 2011

My Dog's Got No Nose

My Dog's Got No Nose


THE world of the stand-up comic is the subject of a new one-man comedy play My Dog's Got No Nose which visits The Playhouse in Weston from June 22-25.

Laughter and tears take centre stage as the audience share a dressing room with a would-be comedian ahead of his first ever public performance.

It has been his lifelong dream to stand on a stage and entertain audiences but now his debut is here, he is experiencing some pre-show nerves.

Before picking up his microphone and venturing into the limelight, he shares some stories and tales about his life and experiences.

Sometimes funny, sometimes sad, sometimes poignant and sometimes laugh-out-loud hilarious, he shares his soul covering unrequited love, marriage, career and ambitions among others.

Laughter and jokes abound in this bitter-sweet thought-provoking insight into the world of the comic.

My Dog’s Got No Nose stars ‘the master of mirth’ Damian Williams, the comic host of Sky One’s Are You Smarter Than Your Ten Year Old?, in the lead role bringing his trademark comic timing and audience interaction to life.

Damian has appeared in well over 100 touring farces and comedies throughout the UK over the past few years and his ability to ad-lib and interact with the audience is well-known to audiences visiting his rep seasons and touring productions.

This laughter-filled comedy was written by Ron Aldridge, whose previous one-man play Hovering was nominated for an award at the Edinburgh Festival, and three of his other plays, You’re Only Young Twice, It’s Never Too Late and That’s Love have all been published by Josef Weinberger.

In a career spanning more than 30 years, the actor, director and writer has worked as assistant director to the father of farce Ray Cooney, directed productions across the globe, performed in London’s West End and penned 12 plays to critical acclaim.

Tickets, priced £8.50-17, are available from the box office on 01934 645544, or online at

• The Mercury has teamed up with The Playhouse to offer three lucky readers the chance to win a pair of tickets to the show.

To enter the competition, simply answer the following question: Who stars in My Dog’s Got No Nose?

Send your answer on a postcard, along with your name, address and telephone number, to: My Dog’s Got No Nose competition, Weston, Worle & Somerset Mercury, 32 Waterloo Street, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1LW, by 9am on June 3. Alternatively, log on to to enter.

Usual Archant rules apply and the editor’s decision is final.

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