Capitol Center to Host the Theatrical Group that Spawned Monty Python

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Cambridge Footlights has been the staring point for many British actors and comedians, and they will bring their unique sense of "humour" to the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord for one night, September 23, 2010. The curtain goes up at 7:30 p.m.

Cambridge Footlights has been the staring point for many British actors and comedians, and they will bring their unique sense of "humour" to the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord for one night, September 23, 2010. The curtain goes up at 7:30 p.m.

The Cambridge Footlights are to British comedy what Second City and Chicago City Limits are to American comedy. The 127-year-old Cambridge Footlights started the careers of such stars as Hugh Laurie, Sir Ian McKellen, Rachel Weiss, John Cleese, Emma Thompson, Sacha Baron Cohen, Douglas Adams, Sir Derek Jacobi, Sam Mendes and many others. This is also the theatre group that launched Monty Python, Beyond the Fringe, and Borat as well.

The Cambridge University Footlights Dramatic Club, founded in 1883 and called the Footlights, is still an amateur theatrical club in Cambridge, England. It is run by students at Cambridge University as well as Anglia Ruskin University. In the 1960s it become a hotbed of comedy and satire, based on its mixture of sketches and stand-up comedy.

In addition, the Capitol Center will host two performances of Monty Python's Spamalot on October 6 and 7, 2010.

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by phone at (603) 225-1111, online at http://www.ccanh.com or at the box office during regular business hours, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m

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