What do you get if you cross Streatham MP Keith Hill with cross-dressing comedian and actor Eddie Izzard? The answer, it seems, is a flatshare in our very own Streatham.

The unlikely living arrangement was revealed as Labour’s parliamentary candidate for Streatham, Chuka Umunna, outlined the Government’s new scheme to entice young people into theatres.

He explained how the pair shared a flat in Ambleside Gardens at the end of the 1980s. Keith Hill was living there for a few months while his house was being refurbished.

He said he remembered Eddie eating masses of Corn Flakes and watching comedians on video.

Mr Umunna has joined forces with Mr Izzard to promote the ‘A Night Less Ordinary’ initiative, whereby 618,000 free theatre tickets will be given to those aged under 26 across England for the next two years.

Mr Umunna said:”I know this scheme will help ensure young people get the chance to experience some brilliant productions and I look forward to working with local schools and colleges to ensure as many of Streatham’s under 26-year-olds as possible know about the scheme and apply for free tickets.”

Mr Izzard said: "We have a great British theatrical tradition and I hope people take advantage of this offer."

For more information visit anightlessordinary.org.uk.