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13/11/02
Stage Strutting From Men In Coats
- Comedy act at the New Ambassadors

COMEDY DOUBLE act Men in Coats come to the New Ambassadors December 8 to January 12. Their six performances on consecutive Sundays will run in conjunction with the transfer of Abigail's Party from the Hampstead theatre.

Mick Dow and Maddy Sparham are the Men in Coats who have gone from strength to strength since winning the Hackney Empire New Act of the Year in 2001. Their first full-length show sold out in Edinburgh this year and introduced them to Nina Conti, the BBC New Comedy award winner with whom they have teamed up for their West End season.

Men in Coats' stand up routine of physical stunts, special effects and slap stick could be the new wave of comedy for London. The Right Size's blend of ingenious stage wit is still going strong in the long running The Play Wot I Wrote at Wyndham's theatre, and West End venues like the Arts theatre have successfully taken to programming one-off comedy acts. Men in Coats look set to succeed the New Ambassadors' current flop, The Woman Who Cooked Her Husband



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