Loving Laughing

Loving Laughing is an annual showcase of the comedic talents of primary school children from across Leicester and Leicestershire! We work with young people to teach them the basics of joke telling and comedy performance before participants take to the stage for a big finale at the end of the week when we crown one school the “funniest school in Leicestershire”.

Congratulations to the winning school in 2019 which was Mayflower Primary School who are now officially the ‘funniest school in Leicestershire’.

The schools participating in the 2019 competition were:

  • Mayflower Primary School
  • Holy Cross Primary School
  • Croft Church of England Primary School
  • Waltham on the Wolds CE Primary School
  • St John Fisher Catholic Voluntary Academy

Loving Laughing will be returning in 2020!

Our Facilitators

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.