Dara O’Briain has Telford Big Top crowd in stitches - GALLERY

By Rory Smith | Telford | Telford entertainment | Published:

Irish comedian Dara O’Briain had fans rolling in aisles with a sharp and witty stand-up performance to mark Telford 50.

Irish comic Dara O’Briain outside the Big Top, where he performed to a sell-out crowd

A sold-out crowd in the Big Top in Telford Town Park was wowed by the stand-up and TV presenter who continued a week of big-name performances.

Dara's show came hot on the heels of Abba tribute act Arrival, who hit all the right notes in staples such as Mamma Mia and Waterloo on Tuesday.

The performances are part of the celebrations for Telford’s 50th birthday, which includes 17 shows of music, comedy and other entertainment.

GALLERY: Dara O'Briain in Telford

Sarah Cherry, who plays the role of Agnetha Faltskog in Arrival said: “It was great, the crowd were brilliant. We perform in Oakengates every March anyway as a kind of homecoming gig.

“It was a privilege to be asked to do it.


"We perform all over the place but when you’re asked to come and do it in your own backyard it is really special.

"We are really grateful for the support of the local people.”

GALLERY: Abba tribute band Arrival in the Big Top


Nearly 10,000 tickets have so far been sold to the Big Top events, which started with tenor Russell Watson on Saturday,

Among the acts still to come are 80s Mania, BoyzLife and Al Murray, whose Sunday show is one of several to have already sold out.

Visit for more details of upcoming shows and how to buy tickets.

Rory Smith

By Rory Smith
Reporter - @rorysmith_star

Trainee news reporter based at the Shropshire Star's Ketley office in Telford.

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