Due to unforeseen circumstances, Richard Osman is unable to attend the Festival next month, 21 July, for the 10-11pm event at the Old Swan Hotel.

We are delighted to announce today that Richard will be replaced by comedienne and writer Sarah Millican, stand-up comedian and writer from North East England. At the 2008 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Millican won the if.comedy award for Best Newcomer. Since then, she has appeared on several television and radio shows including BBC1’s Live At The Apollo and BBC2’s Mock the Week.

Tickets for the originally scheduled event are still valid for this event, and if you have booked a Weekend or Day Rover ticket access to this event is still included.

Sarah attended the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival back in 2013 and we are looking forward to her return.