SEANN Walsh is hailed by some as the best observational comic of his generation. Returning from his run in America, where he made his USA television debut appearance on Conan, Seann is back on tour with his After This One, I’m Going Home show and playing Millom's Beggar's Theatre on March 19 (7.30pm). Seann made his acting debut starring in Comedy Central’s sitcom Big Bad World, followed by the lead role in BBC One's Monks (BBC One). His television credits include co-starring in Jack Dee’s sitcom Bad Move. Box office 01229-775677.

FOR fans of the BBC One series, Death in Paradise, lead Ardal O'Hanlon is bringing his own The Showing Off Must Go On stage show to The Forum on Friday. In the television whodunnit, Ardal plays friendly and unassuming, DI Jack Mooney. Ardal is one of the nation's comic treasures and has a wonderful engaging innocence. He has also starred in Father Ted and My Hero. His role as Father Dougal McGuire in Father Ted in 1995 landed him the Top TV Comedy Newcomer at the British Comedy Awards. Box office 01229-820000.

FOLLOWING 2018's sell-out hit Crimes Under the Sun, the multi award-winning theatre company New Old Friends returns to the Old Laundry with another hilariously inventive comedy thriller Crimes on the Nile, from March 13-16, when a cast of four perform multiple outrageous characters, inventive set pieces and whisk the plot along in a delightful romp. Box office 015394-40872.