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Rob Brydon brings A Night Of Songs And Laughter to the Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham

A different side to Rob Brydon is on show when the star ­— best-known as a comedian and actor ­— brings his eight-piece band to Nottingham.

Rob Brydon ­— A Night Of Songs And Laughter marks the first time Brydon has created a show that includes songs and music as well as his acclaimed wit and comedy.

It is at the Royal Concert Hall on Tuesday.

Rob Brydon (51568002)
Rob Brydon (51568002)

With songs from Tom Waits to Tom Jones, and Guys And Dolls to Elvis, the show tells Rob’s personal musical journey from South Wales to the West End and beyond.

He said: “I have got to the stage of my career where shows I’m in like Would I Lie To You? and The Trip and stand-up tours return.

“But I want to go outside my comfort zone and test myself. I’ll be nervous before this tour thinking‘what will the reaction be?’ But I’m taking a chance, and the fact there is risk involved is part of the thrill.”

Since appearing in a school production of Guys And Dolls, Rob has always loved singing.

In 2009, with Ruth Jones (who starred alongside him in that production of Guys And Dolls) Robin Gibb, and Sir Tom Jones, he reached number one in the charts with Islands In The Stream for Comic Relief.

He has also performed with such music stars as Neil Diamond, Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Sharleen Spiteri.

For all that, the Gavin And Stacy star is well aware some people might still be taken aback by what they perceive as a change of tack with A Night of Songs And Laughter.

“It will take some people by surprise. People often say to me, ‘I didn’t know you could sing’, and yet I have sung a lot. I hope this show is a very pleasant surprise for audiences,” he said.

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