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Comedy club turns back the clock for 100th anniversary show at The Dome

A local comedy club is turning the clock back to stage a night of variety at Worthing’s Dome Cinema – 100 years after the former Kursaal entertainment centre was built.

Matt’s Comedy Club welcomes highly acclaimed variety troupe Slightly Fat Features for a spectacular Christmas show for all ages entitled Variety in The Dome on Saturday 3 December (7pm).

Comedy, music, juggling, magic, slapstick and silliness are promised and club founder Russ Bravo believes theatrical impresario Carl Seebold – the brains behind Worthing’s Dome – would have approved.

“The Kursaal hosted regular variety shows in its early days, many performed by Seebold’s own Comedy Comets, later renamed The Worthing Whimsies. We think he would have been thrilled to see this historic building celebrate its centenary with a show that mixes traditional variety with the energy of today’s generation,” he said.

Slightly Fat Features have carved an enviable reputation across the UK and Europe in recent years, and their shows have been described as “comedy magic” by The Independent.

“The Dome is Worthing’s genuinely iconic building,” said Russ. “So we think our show will genuinely be a celebration of Seebold’s original vision, and we’d love hundreds to pack it out!”

Tickets are available from The Dome Cinema box office on 01903 823112 (4.15pm-10pm, Monday to Thursdays) or online at

Matt’s Comedy Club hosts the Worthing Comedy Festival, and has been running regular family-friendly comedy nights since 2008. Find out more on their Facebook fan page or

Contact Russ Bravo on 077200 40456 or for more information.

Russ Bravo

Matt’s Comedy Club, Worthing