THE Edinburgh Fringe’s favourite housewife, Barbara Nice, will be heading to Cumbria for an evening of good old-fashioned fun.

The critically-acclaimed comedy character presents her new show, Raffle, at the Rosehill Theatre, in Whitehaven, on Friday July 20.

An alter-ego of comedian Janice Connolly, this middle-aged housewife is a much loved headline act throughout Britain.

A mother of five from Stockport, she believes in bargains and travels the country by National Express coach.

Her husband knows nothing of her burgeoning comedy career, he thinks she's either at Bingo or dog sitting.

Connolly was spotted by Peter Kay performing as Barbara Nice at The North West New Act final – a competition that he had won the previous year.

He asked her to be in his TV series, That Peter Kay Thing, and she then went on to star in both series of his hit sitcom Phoenix Nights as the God-fearing Holy Mary.

She has also appeared on television programmes including Coronation Street, Max and Paddy’s Road To Nowhere and live at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Raffle is a playful, life-affirming show for all the family including the chance to win a prize from Barbara’s table.

With her enviable track record of garnering five star reviews and sell-out shows, Barbara will put a smile on your face and a spring in your step with this new show about chance and luck.

The entrance price includes a complimentary raffle ticket.

Barbara Nice appears at the Rosehill Theatre on Friday 20, from 8pm, and tickets are available from the venue's box office.