A TV stalwart is set to perform the first comedy show at a leading Cotswold theatre.

Chipping Campden's Cidermill Theatre's upcoming shows are a departure from its usual offering, with two comedy acts set for the coming months.

The theatre will host comedy mainstay Marcus Brigstocke with his thought-provoking show 'Cheese & Whine', and ventriloquist Paul Zerdin’s 'Puppetman'.

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Brigstocke will take to the stage on Thursday, June 27, 7.30pm.

He is a seasoned performer renowned in the UK comedy circuit for his sharp observational humor.

The act promises a blend of social commentary and humour intertwined with a whimsical exploration of fine cheese.

Brigstocke's act stakes out the absurdities of the modern world, offering audiences a hearty night of laughs and satire.

Then on July 18, 7.30pm, audiences can enjoy the singular talents of Paul Zerdin's "Puppetman."

Known for his unique blend of comedy and ventriloquism, Zerdin captured global attention as the winner of America's Got Talent.

His upcoming performance at the theatre will present a series of comedic sketches involving his puppet characters, each displaying their own personalities.

Zerdin’s performance is an mixture of witty repartee, robust character work and comedic timing punctuated by his realistic and lively ventriloquism.

The host venue has encouraged potential attendees to book early to avoid disappointment, as both acts are expected to be popular.

To purchase tickets for the shows visit the Cidermill Theatre website.