Grace and Favour is the production arm of comedy shows written and performed by Rob Grace. Rob has performed with several companies, local to the Cirencester area, including ten years under the wig as a pantomime Dame with the Cirencester Pantomime and Revue Company and in recent years performing and directing with Stratton Drama Group.
After writing a single sketch for a Revue back in 2004, Rob was inspired to put together a full comedy show. For his first show 'Life Jim (But not as we know it)' Rob is joined by a cast of local amateur talent providing professional performances of live sketches against a backdrop of pre-filmed parody adverts and links.
With a passion for writing comedy and making people laugh Rob is looking to taking his show to the Edinburgh Fringe in 2015 and is always on the look out for venues willing to take a chance with new talent. Examples of some of Rob's early work can be found on the VIDEO page.
Meet the gang
The founder, writer, producer, director, performer and chief cook and bottle washer of everything Grace and Favour.
As well as his Blog, live comedy sketch show and pre-filmed comedy links Rob likes to use a variety of music to enhance his material.
Al has performed with Rob on and off for many years in Panto and Revue shows.
He is also a talented musician fronting several bands local to Cirencester. You can check out one of his projects 'Champagne Charlie' on facebook
Angie is relatively new to the cast after agreeing to act as stand-in and doing a fantastic job at first ask.
Angie is also a new member of Stratton Drama Group and is about to perform with them for the first time in their next production.
Duncan and Rob have performed together many times over the past ten years and Duncan is the chairman of Stratton Drama Group in Cirencester.
The unflattering photo is Duncan as Jonathan Brewster in a production of Arsenic and Old Lace.
Jim is as new to performing as it is possible to be without being a newborn.
He does make a good Karate kid to Rob's Mr Miyagi and is doing a fine job of learning comedy performing.
Jim is Mark's younger brother.
Justine is another long time performer, mainly with Stratton Drama group.
Despite the photo Justine is much more than just a pretty face and gives some great comedy performances with perfect timing.
Justine is also a devoted mum.
Mark and Rob first performed together in a production of Charlie's Aunt and have continued their association for many years.
Mark is quite literally the giant of the group but can play both comedy and straight roles with equal quality.