Top comedians join forces for memorial fund

The comedy stars will shine bright for the Adrian Bunting Memorial Fund in Brighton.

Stewart Lee, Mark Thomas, Tim Vine, Joanna Neary, Simon Evans and Susan Murray (MC)

will line up at the Brighton Dome on June 16 at 8pm.

Spokesman David Burns said: “In April this year Brighton playwright Adrian Bunting was diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer. He died on Saturday, May 11 at the age of just 47.

“Knowing he had just weeks to live, Adrian spent the last month of his life putting together plans for an open-air theatre in the city’s Dyke Road Park. A guiding light in Brighton’s arts scene, creator of the legendary performance platform ZINCBAR and winner of the Best Play at Brighton Festival 2011 for Kemble’s Riot, Adrian believed passionately in the power of theatre. Brighton Open Air Theatre (Boat) will be his lasting legacy

“Adrian bequeathed a significant sum to help fund the project. On June 16 a group of Adrian’s associates, who also happen to be some of the biggest names in UK comedy, gather at Brighton Dome to stage a benefit as a tribute to their friend and to raise funds to help ensure that his dying wish becomes a reality. They will join forces to present and evening of comedy and laughter in memory of the man who contributed so much to the artistic landscape of the city he loved.

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