Actor, writer, presenter, comedian and two-time Olivier Award winner Griff Rhys Jones is set to return to the Old Laundry Theatre in Bowness.

Jones will appear for two nights at the theatre on December 1 and 2 at 8pm.

The 68-year-old is a trustee of the Lake District theatre, and is probably best known for his sketch comedy work, most notably in the ground-breaking Not The Nine O’Clock News and for Smith & Jones, alongside the late Mel Smith.

More recently he appeared as one of the Three Men In A Boat for multiple series on BBC1, was the host of BBC4’s Quizeum and has fronted a number of acclaimed documentaries for ITV.

The show, titled ‘Work in Progress’ is a 60-minute evening of true stories, observations and travel tales from, and is a chance to see one of comedy’s great talents on stage rather than screen.