A COMEDIAN is set to take to the stage in Colchester to "road-test" new material - with a lottery system being deployed to ensure tickets are distributed fairly. 

Rob Beckett is known for TV series' such as Taskmaster and panel shows like 8 out of 10 Cats, as well presenting Rob Beckett’s Smart TV quiz show.

He is now returning to the comedy circuit with his new routine Work in Progress*, which he will perform at the Colchester Arts Centre on September 11.

Tickets will be drawn by a lottery on Friday May 10 and there will be a maximum of two tickets available per person.

If your name is successfully drawn you will receive a secure payment request by email on May 10.

If you would prefer to pay for your tickets over the phone, please call Mick on 01206 500900 between 10am - 2pm Monday to Friday or 10am - 5pm Saturday.

You have seven days to pay for your tickets before they are withdrawn and a new lottery takes place with the remaining names. 

Doors open at 7.30pm with the show starting at 8pm and all tickets will cost £21.50.

Visit colchesterartscentre.com/ to purchase tickets.