"House of Pain - My Arse!" - you got to laugh!


Jim Royle on his way to Sardis
Jim Royle on his way to Sardis

There are a limited number of tickets remaining for the 'not to be missed' comedy event of the year at Sardis Road - Ricky Tomlinson's "House of Pain - My Arse" show on Thursday evening 16th June...

Pontypridd RFC will have the last laugh this summer – literally so as the comedy event of the year comes to Sardis Road on Thursday 16th June – Ricky Tomlinson’s rib tickling, side splitting “House of Pain – My Arse!” show.

Ricky will take to the stage as his popular TV alter ego Jim Royle and will be joined by award winning fellow Scouse comedian Gary Skyner.

Gary was theUK's second thalidomide victim and in addition to being a comedian is an effective and inspirational speaker.Gary's tale of triumph over tragedy will touch your hearts.

The show will be compeered by former Ponty and Wales hooker Nigel Meeke, himself a larger than life character who will have some comic tales of his own to tell about his time at the club.

During the interval on the night Nigel will conduct a question and answer session with Ponty coach Dale McIntosh – that in itself would be worth the admission fee!

Ricky Tomlinson, or Jim Royle as he is better known, has been one of Britain's most iconic TV personalities of the last decade. Apart from his starring role in the “Royle Family”, Ricky has appeared in a host of well-known shows including the soap opera Brookside and the crime series Cracker. He has also starred in several films, notably ‘Mike Bassett: England Manager’, ‘Raining Stones’ and ‘Hillsborough’, a made-for-TV film about the families' of the victims of the Hillsborough Stadium disaster.

Speaking on the up-and-coming visit to Ponty, Ricky added, “I love coming to South Wales and have a huge affinity to the people in the area. It’s going to be some night!”

There will be plenty of opportunity on the night to meet Ricky in person and to obtain signed limited edition art prints, copies of his award winning book as well as purchasing a unique photographic keepsake.

Tickets for the “House of Pain – My Arse!” show, priced at £20 per person are available from the Pontypridd RFC Club Office.

This very special evening is brought to you by The Events Room in association with Pontypridd RFC.

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