Comedian Ed Byrne is to perform a Mid Wales gig next year, in the first event to be announced rather than cancelled since the outbreak of coronavirus.

The popular stand-up comic, well-known for his appearances on various panel shows, will perform at the Hafren Theatre in Newtown on Saturday, January 30.

His show, titled If I'm Honest, sees the Irishman take a hard look at his life and decide whether he has any traits he would like to pass on to his children.

Tickets for the show cost £27 and or on sale now – but only from the Hafren's online ticketing service, as its box office is currently closed.

He appears the week after another comedian, who is at the Hafren on January 21.

The theatre also has a series of performances of David Walliams' Billionaire Boy in early December, for those looking forward to seeing live shows once the lockdown restrictions are eventually – hopefully – lifted.

Meanwhile, Spandau Ballet star Martin Kemp has also announced a new DJ tour, coming to Shrewsbury's Buttermarket next February 20, and has said he will offer 1,500 free tickets for the tour to NHS staff.