Court Jesters back in action

NICOLE MATHEWSON
Last updated 16:25 16/03/2011

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The Court Jesters impromptu comedy will return to audiences this Saturday, with the first of the new performances being housed at the University of Canterbury.

Court Theatre artistic director Ross Gumbley said he was proud the Jesters could "lead the charge" to resume regular 'Scared Scriptless' shows for Christchurch residents.

"Scared Scriptless has been a Christchurch institution since 1990 and is the longest-running comedy show in New Zealand. We're glad to be getting back to business."

Jester Jeff Clark, who organised a fundraiser with the Court Jesters in Nelson, said resuming the shows gave them a way of "feeling normal again".

"People can enjoy being part of an audience; the performers can enjoy being part of a show."

Manager Kirsty Gillespie said the show will be held at several locations over the next few months, as the Jesters' normal home at the Arts Centre remains uncertain.  

 Every building at the Arts Centre, except one, received a red sticker following the February 22 earthquake.

"It's good to have a troupe who are used to performing in a wide variety of situations and spaces - if you can't come to us, we'll come to you," she said.

Scared  will be staged at the "Big Top" in the UCSA carpark, 90 Ilam Road on Saturdays at 7.30pm from March 19.

Tickets $15 adults and $10 students (with ID).

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