Theatre & Comedy

This Month…

  • 2nd Jun, 7:30 pm

    Comedy Sportz: Improv Mullet

    Why Improv Mullet? Because it's short gags and games in the first half and longer sketches and scenes in the second! Each quick-witted line is finely crafted by a team of crack comedy minds so if you loved shows like "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" then you'll love this!

     

    80's haircuts not required but a genuine mullet will get you in for free! £3 on the door.

     

    From the team behind Edinburgh Fringe Favourite shows ComedySportz and Let’s See What Happens. Think you’d like a go at this improv malarkey? Check out www.comedysportz.co.uk/workshops for more information about workshops at The Kings Arms.

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  • 2nd Jun, 7:30 pm

    OLD RED EYES PLAYS THE KINGS ARMS

    Old Red Eyes returns to The Kings Arms after his highly successful sell out show last time.

    He will be playing two full sets of Beautiful South, Housemartins and Paul Heaton solo material.

     

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  • 6th Jun, 7:30 pm

    Duck Gutters

    Standing in a dark corner of an art gallery is a piece painted with the brush of curse and madness. On the night of his 21st birthday, Oswald is excited to step into adulthood and take the reigns of his father's company, upon rumours of his retirement. However, Oswald's night is thrown into chaos and lunacy upon the purchase of a strange painting, the mysterious and disquieting painting, 'Duck Gutters'.

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  • 7th Jun, 2:00 pm

    How To Be Amazingly Happy!

    How do you find a new ‘once upon a time’ after the ‘happy ever after’ never turned up?
    In this big-hearted, big-thinking show of storytelling and physical comedy Victoria is on a quest to discover how you make a new life when you can’t have the one you imagined.
    Join her as she asks – no kids now what?
    Please note this is a preview performance.

    Twitter: @msvhf

    Web: www.victoriafirth.co.uk

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  • 9th Jun, 7:00 pm

    MARX IN SOHO

    Karl Marx is in the house, and he has some things he needs to get off his chest. In Howard Zinn’s one-person play, the revolutionary socialist has come back to earth to clear his name. Due to some cosmic quirk, he has alighted in Soho, New York, rather than Soho, London.
    Performed by Bob Weick, Marx in Soho, is a freewheeling and entertaining show, and Weick delivers an impassioned performance, making Marx a very contemporary figure. The show comes to Manchester from a successful run at the Soho Playhouse, New York.

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  • 10th Jun, 7:00 pm

    MARX IN SOHO

    Karl Marx is in the house, and he has some things he needs to get off his chest. In Howard Zinn’s one-person play, the revolutionary socialist has come back to earth to clear his name. Due to some cosmic quirk, he has alighted in Soho, New York, rather than Soho, London.
    Performed by Bob Weick, Marx in Soho, is a freewheeling and entertaining show, and Weick delivers an impassioned performance, making Marx a very contemporary figure. The show comes to Manchester from a successful run at the Soho Playhouse, New York.

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  • 13th Jun, 7:30 pm

    Love Letters from Blackpool by Ruth Cockburn

    With songs, stories and recorded interviews, Love Letters from Blackpool hopes to answer the age-old question of…

     

    What is love?

    Where do we find it? And how do we keep it?

    Love Letters from Blackpool is a one woman show using storytelling, song and recorded interviews to tell the story of love in this sea side town.

    This acclaimed self-penned work has charmed people from all over the country to fall back in love with Blackpool, warts and all.

     

    ‘Plain and simple she's just funny.’

    Terry Alderton

    ‘A blitheness and cheeriness that makes it difficult not to laugh along with. Utterly at ease on stage.’

    Islington Now

    Nominated best new show at both Leicester Comedy Festival and Greater Manchester Fringe

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  • 14th Jun, 7:30 pm

    Carmen | The Opera Shack

    Manchester-based arts collective The Opera Shack bring opera into the 21st Century with their accessible and immersive production of Carmen by Bizet; combining opera, spoken word and jazz. Set in Roaring 20s New York where prohibition’s in full swing, everyone wants a ticket to the club where Carmen sings. This production will challenge the stereotype of Carmen as the seductive femme fatale, instead exploring narratives of domestic violence, with a percentage of proceeds going to support Manchester Rape Crisis. Featuring performers and arrangers from the Royal Northern College of Music and The University of Manchester. Remember to come in 20s attire!

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  • 15th Jun, 7:30 pm

    Carmen | The Opera Shack

    Manchester-based arts collective The Opera Shack bring opera into the 21st Century with their accessible and immersive production of Carmen by Bizet; combining opera, spoken word and jazz. Set in Roaring 20s New York where prohibition’s in full swing, everyone wants a ticket to the club where Carmen sings. This production will challenge the stereotype of Carmen as the seductive femme fatale, instead exploring narratives of domestic violence, with a percentage of proceeds going to support Manchester Rape Crisis. Featuring performers and arrangers from the Royal Northern College of Music and The University of Manchester. Remember to come in 20s attire!

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  • 16th Jun, 7:30 pm

    Carmen | The Opera Shack

    Manchester-based arts collective The Opera Shack bring opera into the 21st Century with their accessible and immersive production of Carmen by Bizet; combining opera, spoken word and jazz. Set in Roaring 20s New York where prohibition’s in full swing, everyone wants a ticket to the club where Carmen sings. This production will challenge the stereotype of Carmen as the seductive femme fatale, instead exploring narratives of domestic violence, with a percentage of proceeds going to support Manchester Rape Crisis. Featuring performers and arrangers from the Royal Northern College of Music and The University of Manchester. Remember to come in 20s attire!

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  • 21st Jun, 7:30 pm

    Jack Evans: Work - Edinburgh Fringe Preview

    Workers of the world: please stop!

     

    Jack Evans, lizard prince of Manchester's alternative circuit, presents a punchy, out-there hour about work: its history, its present and a future without it.

    'An alternative tour de force' **** (EdFestMag.com).
    'Go see him if you like weird stuff' **** (ShortCom.co.uk).
    'Absolutely the best Noam Chomsky material ever' (Scotsman).
    'As inventive and unsettling as a one-man League of Gentlemen' (i-D).
    'Follow him down his dark path. You really should' (Skinny).
    'Twisted genius' (WOW247.co.uk).

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  • 21st Jun, 7:30 pm

    Operation Perfect Teaset's 80's Summer Camp

    Operation Perfect Teaset invite you to 'Camp Aztitz', a wondrous place where you will learn the true meaning of friendship, through groovy discos, skinny dipping and the occasional brutal slaying by masked serial killers. Featuring references from "Dirty Dancing", "Friday the 13th" and many more, it’s all your favourite 80’s Summer Camp movies rolled into one!

    Sit back and enjoy the finest synthesised music in this gleeful exploitation of general garishness and poor taste.

    A promotional trailer is available to view here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVxCcjSKCjY&feature=youtu.be

     

    Rotten Park Road have been producing professional theatre, film and comedy since 2005, with a focus on new writing.

    "Operation Perfect Teaset" began as a comedy sketch show in 2015 when it received a 4 star review and was produced for a full run on the PBH Free Fringe at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Our full-length sketch show has been seen in numerous venues Nationally and we can also be viewed on Amazon Prime in a short collection of sketches - "Operation Perfect Teaset presents Naughty Naughty!"

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  • 22nd Jun, 7:30 pm

    Operation Perfect Teaset's 80's Summer Camp

    Operation Perfect Teaset invite you to 'Camp Aztitz', a wondrous place where you will learn the true meaning of friendship, through groovy discos, skinny dipping and the occasional brutal slaying by masked serial killers. Featuring references from "Dirty Dancing", "Friday the 13th" and many more, it’s all your favourite 80’s Summer Camp movies rolled into one!

    Sit back and enjoy the finest synthesised music in this gleeful exploitation of general garishness and poor taste.

    A promotional trailer is available to view here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVxCcjSKCjY&feature=youtu.be

    Rotten Park Road have been producing professional theatre, film and comedy since 2005, with a focus on new writing.

    "Operation Perfect Teaset" began as a comedy sketch show in 2015 when it received a 4 star review and was produced for a full run on the PBH Free Fringe at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Our full-length sketch show has been seen in numerous venues Nationally and we can also be viewed on Amazon Prime in a short collection of sketches - "Operation Perfect Teaset presents Naughty Naughty!"

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  • 28th Jun, 2:00 pm

    Oct.O.Pus by James Ernest

    Up and coming Playwright James Ernest cleverly blends realism and melodrama to create a bleak and funny reflection of working class struggles at home and in the workplace.

    Three generations, Nan, Mum and Daughter fight for survival and amongst themselves, as we witness their precarious existence in a tiny council flat that’s bursting at the seams.

    This play refuses to ignore the damage capitalism inflicts upon the masses. It delves deep into the repercussions of the harm caused and raises the question; what happens when we are stripped of our humanity?

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  • 28th Jun, 7:00 pm

    Oct.O.Pus by James Ernest

    Up and coming Playwright James Ernest cleverly blends realism and melodrama to create a bleak and funny reflection of working class struggles at home and in the workplace.

    Three generations, Nan, Mum and Daughter fight for survival and amongst themselves, as we witness their precarious existence in a tiny council flat that’s bursting at the seams.

    This play refuses to ignore the damage capitalism inflicts upon the masses. It delves deep into the repercussions of the harm caused and raises the question; what happens when we are stripped of our humanity?

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  • 29th Jun, 7:00 pm

    Oct.O.Pus by James Ernest

    Up and coming Playwright James Ernest cleverly blends realism and melodrama to create a bleak and funny reflection of working class struggles at home and in the workplace.

    Three generations, Nan, Mum and Daughter fight for survival and amongst themselves, as we witness their precarious existence in a tiny council flat that’s bursting at the seams.

    This play refuses to ignore the damage capitalism inflicts upon the masses. It delves deep into the repercussions of the harm caused and raises the question; what happens when we are stripped of our humanity?

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Book Online: All events that can be booked online have a ticket link. Find the events via the What’s On page, and follow the booking link.

Buy Tickets In Person: If the show isn’t sold out, you can buy tickets in cash at the venue from 30 minutes before the show. Cash payments only.

We would like to give a warm welcome to the award winning Rising Moon Productions who are now programming all theatre and comedy upstairs. They are seeking shows for upcoming seasons, so if you are a theatre company, comedian, sketch group, promoter, producer, poet, artist, contortionist, magician, mentalist or dance troupe and you’d like to put on a performance at The Kings Arms, we want to hear from you!

Email us here, tell us about yourself and your project and whether you would just like to hire the space or would like us to produce your script and we can help.