Laughing it up for theatre group

STOCK PICTURE OF A MICROPHONE ON STAGE, AT A MUSIC / COMEDY VENUE / CONCERT.'PIC PHIL WILKINSON / 'TSPL STAFF.
STOCK PICTURE OF A MICROPHONE ON STAGE, AT A MUSIC / COMEDY VENUE / CONCERT.'PIC PHIL WILKINSON / 'TSPL STAFF.

A former Monifieth High School pupil is coming home this weekend to help stage a comedy night in aid of the Monifieth Theatre Group.

Jill Baxter, who now works as a teacher and performer in Edinburgh, is a Fringe regular involved in both stand-up comedy and dramatic productions. She has also performed at the Stand and the Comedy Store, London.

“I came to Monifieth last year with some friends to help raise money for the theatre group who, as a registered charity, constantly seem to struggle for cash to keep going,” said Jill.

“The two shows we did went down so well that we jumped at the chance to come back. I’ve been developing some political comedy to tie in with the May election so my set will be quite topical.”

Jill will be appearing with fellow Fringe regulars Mick Watson and Sean Dowling.

“Sean has been working as a Billy Connolly tribute act for several years now,” said Jill. “He’s very keen to help raise funds for Monifieth Theatre as he volunteered there for many years in the youth group. Mick writes observational material and he had such a brilliant time playing in Monifieth last year that he’s really looking forward to a visit north again.”

The show is tonight (Friday) and tomorrow at 7.30 p.m., at Monifieth Theatre, tickets £7 and £9, from Yorkshire Building Society, Broughty Ferry and Troup’s Chemist, Monifieth.