George Egg to appear at Market Drayton's Ginger and Spice Festival

By Amy Downward | Entertainment | Published:

Comedy fans are in for a tasty treat at a new community celebration.

George Egg

Organisers behind the Ginger and Spice day in Market Drayton have confirmed stand-up comedian George Egg is to star at the inaugural event taking place over a weekend in September.

He will perform his latest show ‘DIY Chef’ as a satellite event of the Ginger and Spice Festival on the evening of Thursday, September 27 at the Festival Drayton Centre at 7.30pm.

The show is said to be a cocktail of stand-up comedy, striking innovation and extreme multi-tasking.

George Egg is a stand-up comedian who cooks food, live on stage using unconventional methods and unexpected equipment.

During an inventive hour of stand-up comedy George prepares a breakfast, a lunch and a dinner using a wallpaper stripper, a heat gun, a paper shredder, power tools, office equipment, hair-dressing appliances and gardening implements.

And the audience get to eat the food at the end.

Julia Roberts, festival organiser, said: "We are absolutely thrilled that George Egg is starring at the first annual Ginger and Spice Festival, with his critically acclaimed show, ‘DIY Chef’.

"We hope that his humour and creativity will set the tone for the festival which aims to re-connect locals with the rich culinary links and heritage of the town which is famous for gingerbread, spices, damsons and little Clive pies, as well as attracting new visitors.”


Tickets are £12.50 per person and £10.50 for concessions.

Tickets can be purchased online from the Festival Drayton Centre by visiting alternatively, bookings can be made by calling 01630 654444.

For further information, contact the festival organiser by emailing

Amy Downward

By Amy Downward

Based at the head office in Ketley covering the north Shropshire area.


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