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ONE OF the Britain's top comediennes is coming to the town as the highlight of the World Forum's Celebrate programme. TV, radio and theatre star Angie Le Mar will present the Celebrate gala performance at the Gordon Craig Theatre later this month. Sharp, funny and above all stylish, Angie is a multi-award-winning comedienne, writer, director and producer who has seen unprecedented success. 

Her TV work includes top-rated shows such as BBC's The Real McCoy and a starring role in four successful series of Get Up Stand Up for Channel Four. Angie's radio show The Ladies Room for London's Choice FM has been so successful it now airs twice a week in the prime evening slot.

In theatre, Angie is well known as the writer, director and star of the ground-breaking Funny Black Women on the Edge, a sketch show which broke box office records at the Edinburgh Festival and had two sell-out runs at Theatre Royal Stratford East. She also founded Straight To Audience Productions, which will produce a national tour of her first play, the hard-hitting comedy drama Sisters Under The Skin.

Somewhere in amongst all this, Angie has found the time to come to Stevenage and support the town's annual Celebrate events, led by the Stevenage World Forum in partnership with Stevenage Borough Council. Celebrate aims to break down discrimination and forge strong links between cultures in the town. She will be at the theatre for Celebrate's main event on Friday, September 26.

This year's Campbell Younge Award, recognising the hard work of one local person in bringing the ethnic communities together, will also be presented on the night. The events, running from September 20 to December 18, use song, dance, crafts, poetry food and expressive arts to bring people together and celebrate Black History Month. Last year's Celebrate performance sold out The Gordon Craig Theatre and was presented by Joseph Marcell, known best as Geoffrey the butler in TV's The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.  (article from Stevenage Herald 10 September 2003)

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