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TV stars set to Rock the Cotswolds

The writers and stars of a brand-new BBC comedy will be live on stage this Saturday at a sell-out This Country Rocks the Cotswolds event at the Corn Hall, Cirencester.

Rock the Cotswolds was launched in 2014 as a colourful and creative national campaign to challenge popular misconceptions of the Cotswolds as little more than a tourist paradise of rolling vistas and pretty villages.

Starring at Saturday's event will be Cirencester siblings, Daisy and Charlie Cooper, who wrote and appeared in the BB mockumentary This Country, about the lives of young people in modern rural Britain.

Each episode of the 30-minute comedy (filmed in and around Northleach) reveals the mundane lives of cousins Kerry and Kurtan Muklowe (played by Daisy and Charlie) in exquisitely funny detail.

Rock the Cotswolds' Oli Christie, CEO of mobile games studio Neon Play, said: "Rock the Cotswolds is all about championing the area, and we love to shine a light on the talent that's here.

"When we watched This Country, we were blown away by the comedy and pathos of the show. Then we realised it was from home-grown talent so we got in touch with Daisy and Charlie."

On Saturday Daisy and Charlie (pictured) will be on stage at the Corn Hall talking about This Country and other projects, together with other cast members plus the producer and director of This Country.

Daisy Cooper said: "We are so excited to meet everyone who has supported and enjoyed the show. Holding this event in our home town means the world to us, Cirencester is where we were born and raised, and got all our material from."

Compere for the evening is Steve Knibbs, BBC Points West presenter and a donation from ticket sales will go to Cirencester Signpost, a charity which helps homeless people in Cirencester.

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