Loving Linda comedy gala
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Event date: 
8 October, 2018 - 19:00 to 22:00

Loving Linda in the West End

In loving memory of the brilliant Linda Smith, the Loving Linda comedy gala returns for its eighth year in aid of Target Ovarian Cancer, this time to London’s West End.

Linda Smith was a comedian, comedy writer and broadcaster who died from ovarian cancer in 2006 at the age of 48. She started her career in professional theatre and comedy, winning awards for her stand-up before breaking into radio, gaining the title of “wittiest person on the planet” as voted by BBC Radio 4 listeners in 2002. She kept her diagnosis quiet, not wanting to be seen as a patient, and died just three years later. Her life and work were honoured at the British Academy Television Awards in 2006, and her impact was profoundly felt as fellow comedians such as Andy Hamilton and Dawn French paid tribute with radio shows and TV episodes dedicated to her. This year will see the eighth comedy gala event held in her memory, featuring some of the best-known comedians in the UK.

Join us for a star-studded evening to laugh until your cheeks hurt with compere Arthur Smith, and acts from:

  • Andy Hamilton
  • Angela Barnes
  • Barry Cryer & Ronnie Golden
  • Bridget Christie
  • Jan Ravens
  • Jeremy Hardy
  • Jo Caulfield
  • Dr John Cooper Clarke
  • Mark Steel
  • Mark Thomas
  • Ruby Wax

We will also have music from Sarah Jane Morris, Tony Remy & Tim Cansfield, Barb Jungr & John McDaniel, and Ian Shaw.

This will be an evening to remember and one not to miss, so book now to secure your tickets, we promise a fun-filled show for all!


The Cambridge Theatre, Earlham Street, London WC2H 9HU

Ticket prices

£30 - £50 (inclusive of booking fees)

Lakin McCarthy Entertainment

We are incredibly grateful to Warren Lakin of Lakin McCarthy Entertainment, who created this fantastic and hugely successful event series in memory of Linda, raising more than £140,000 for Target Ovarian Cancer. 

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