The writers and stars of a brand new comedy which aired on the BBC earlier this year will be live on stage this October in a special This Country Rocks the Cotswolds event.
We’ve organised the venue (Cirencester Corn Hall), the date (October 14) and tickets are now available on our website www.rockthecotswolds.com.
The mockumentary, This Country, was conceived by Cirencester siblings, Daisy and Charlie Cooper, as their unique take on the lives of young people in modern rural Britain. The talented team, who attended Deer Park School, still live in the town.
Each 30-minute episode of the comedy (filmed in and around Northleach) reveals the mundane lives of cousins Kerry and Kurtan Muklowe (played by Daisy and Charlie) in exquisitely funny detail.
From trying (and failing) not to accept an inking from an amateur tattooist on the cousin’s housing estate, to Kurtan finally achieving a lifelong ambition to study NVQs at Swindon College, abandoning his cousin Kerry, behind in the village.
Rock the Cotswolds is all about championing the area, and we love to shine a light on the talent here. When we watched This Country we were blown away by the comedy and pathos of the show. When we realised it was home grown talent, we called Daisy and Charlie up immediately.
So, on October 14, for one night only (just like The Full Monty but with clothes on), Daisy and Charlie will be live, on stage at the Corn Hall in Cirencester talking about This Country and other projects. Other case members, including Slugs, Martin and Len will also be there, plus the producer and director of This Country.
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Daisy says: “We are so excited to meet everyone who has supported and enjoyed the show. Holding this event in our home town means the world to us. Cirencester is where we were born and got all our material from.”
Compere for the evening is BBC Points West Steve Knibbs, and a donation from ticket sales will go to Cirencester Signpost, a charity helping homeless people in Cirencester.