Loving Laughing

Loving Laughing is an annual showcase of the comedic talents of primary school children, as part of Leicester Comedy Festival and The UK Kids’ Comedy Festival.  Your school can get involved in comedy workshops to help your young people develop:

– Confidence and increased self esteem

– Communication skills

– Presentation skills

The 2019 showcase participants were:

  • Mayflower Primary School (Winner ‘Funniest School in Leicestershire’ 2019)
  • Holy Cross Primary School
  • Croft Church of England Primary School
  • Waltham on the Wolds CE Primary School
  • St John Fisher Catholic Voluntary Academy

Entry to Loving Laughing costs £275+VAT for a maximum of 30 young people to take part.

To register your school to take part, or for more information, contact fern@bigdifferencecompany.co.uk



Leading the project are two experienced facilitators; writers, performance artists and comedians:

Rob Gee

Rob leads workshops in performance poetry, comedy, improvisation, performance skills and creative writing.  Over the years Rob has helped people of all ages create scripts, slam poetry, comedy songs and sketches, movies, raps, magazines and comic strips for a variety of specific purposes.

Rob’s workshops have an emphasis on literacy, teamwork and self-esteem. They can be tailored for any age or ability range and adjusted to incorporate any particular theme or area of the curriculum.

Elaine Pantling

Elaine has formed a one-woman theatre company ‘LaurieLorry’ which takes ‘everydayness’ and transforms it into a profound and extraordinary performed situation. The aim of Laurielorry is to explore the comedic possibilities in performance to expose humour and pathos that not only enlightens and entertains but communicates directly with the audience. She has devised, written and performed seven professional shows and has built up a following in the East Midlands Region.