A London-based Turkish Cypriot theatre group created by renowned actor Osman Balıkçıoğlu is putting on a special variety show to raise money for a cancer charity in North Cyprus. Taking place at St Monica’s Hall in Palmers Green, Balıkçıoğlu Cabaret Theatre has teamed up with stand-up comedian Ümit Dandul for two back-to-back variety shows on Sunday 22 February.
Expect a belly full of laughs when the Balıkçıoğlu artists take to the stage to perform a series of comedy sketches about Cypriots. The group includes veteran artists Osman and Sadiye Balıkçıoğlu, along with Hüsnü Kişi, Artun Göksan, Ayhan Niyazi Korel, Fatma Kemal and mini Sadiye Balıkçıoğlu, following in the footsteps of her grandparents.
Ümit Dandul (pictured) recently returned to the London airways through the newly formed Avrupa Radyo – also forms part of the variety show line-up, offering up his astute and hilarious observations about Turkish life.
The comedy performances will not only be good for the health of attendees, but will also help raise money and awareness for a good cause. All profits from the two shows next weekend will go to the Kanser Hastaları Yardım Derneğ / Help Cancer Patients Association in North Cyprus.
A few tickets still remain for both the matinee and evening shows, which can be bought from either London Turkish Gazette or Shadiye Bridalwear. The shows are sponsored by the Olive Tree Trust.
Dates: Sunday 22 February 2015
Address: Saint Monica’s Hall, 1 Stonard Road, Palmers Green, London N13 4DJ
Performances start: 3pm (matinee) and 8pm (evening)
Entrance: £15 – limited spaces left, advanced booking is recommended
Info & Tickets: 0798 518 4160 or 0744 861 4914
- London Turkish Gazete (tel: 020 8889 5025), 177 Green Lanes, Palmers Green, LondonN13 4UR
- Shadiye Bridalwear (tel: 020 7607 03448), 153 Hornsey Road, Holloway, London N7 6DU