Theatre & Comedy

This Month…

  • 1st Jul, 7:30 pm

    Let's See What Happens

    Suggestions from the audience inspire anecdotes and musings from a guest actor, comedian or raconteur which then forms the basis for a variety of sketches and scenes created on the spot by a team of top improvisers from the North West's top Improv troupe, CSzUK who recently celebrated fifteen years of laughter. It's a comedy night like no other in Manchester and no two shows are the same, melding theatre, stand up comedy and improvised scenes.

    The show runs on the first Saturday of every month and is a great opportunity to see some of the best rising talent on the Manchester Stand Up scene team up with the North West's top improvisers all for the cost of a pint.

    £3.00

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  • 1st Jul, 7:30 pm

    WMD Makes Everything Better

    “WMD Makes Everything Better” is a sketch show based around the concept of encountering ridiculous and surreal situations and combatting them with relentless logic. This show combines elements of stand-up, theatre, music and film to deliver sketches that are both uniquely funny and memorably visual.

    £5.00 (£4.00 concessions)

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  • 1st Jul, 9:00 pm

    Accidents Happen to Sasha Ellen

    At the tender age of 3 Sasha Ellen accidentally killed a kitten... And she hasn't stopped murdering since. A stand-up show about mishaps, misunderstandings and general screw ups.

    "Genuinely fresh" The Scotsman ****
    "Cheeky humour... upfront and witty" Broadway Baby ****
    "Sasha Ellen is destined for great things" Washington Square News

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  • 1st Jul, 9:00 pm

    Fan Girl

    A light-hearted look at music and fandom, with stories from dedicated fans, original songs, poetry and a little bit of science! Performed by Quina Chapman – winner of Best Newcomer 2015 (GM Fringe Awards).
    "Quina is a natural storyteller." (Fringe Review)
    "Chapman has a lovely, strong voice and is an endearing presence." (The Stage)

    £5.00

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  • 2nd Jul, 2:30 pm

    Chapshtick

    Audacious and anarchic physical comedy and clowning from two loveable idiots who show us that being a modern man is a seriously stupid business. Join these 21st century flâneurs as they wander through the chaos of their absurd imaginations. An hour of utter nonsense, it’s the show on everybody’s lips.

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  • 2nd Jul, 7:30 pm

    ABI ROBERTS: ANGLICHANKA

    Anglichanka ((Englishwoman in Russian) is an exhilarating comedy show about living in the former USSR in the 90s and returning after 18 years as the first UK comic to perform comedy in English and Russian. In this show, find out about gay rights and censorship in modern Russia, studying opera and using outdoor loos in -20 temperatures and see how Russia has changed since the fall of the Soviet Union. Discover what we need to know about a meerkat with nuclear weapons and the country described as ‘a riddle wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma’. ‘True comedy genius ***** " GQ; "An incredible stand-up show *****" - Ed Fest Mag; "Absolutely not to be missed *****” - Ed Fringe Review; ***** - The List; ***** Three Weeks Mag; ***** TV Bomb

    £5.00 (£4.00 concessions)

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  • 2nd Jul, 7:30 pm

    WMD Makes Everything Better

    “WMD Makes Everything Better” is a sketch show based around the concept of encountering ridiculous and surreal situations and combatting them with relentless logic. This show combines elements of stand-up, theatre, music and film to deliver sketches that are both uniquely funny and memorably visual.

    £5.00 (£4.00 concessions)

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  • 2nd Jul, 9:00 pm

    Fan Girl

    A light-hearted look at music and fandom, with stories from dedicated fans, original songs, poetry and a little bit of science! Performed by Quina Chapman – winner of Best Newcomer 2015 (GM Fringe Awards).
    "Quina is a natural storyteller." (Fringe Review)
    "Chapman has a lovely, strong voice and is an endearing presence." (The Stage)

    £5.00

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  • 2nd Jul, 9:00 pm

    Fan Girl

    A light-hearted look at music and fandom, with stories from dedicated fans, original songs, poetry and a little bit of science! Performed by Quina Chapman – winner of Best Newcomer 2015 (GM Fringe Awards).
    "Quina is a natural storyteller." (Fringe Review)
    "Chapman has a lovely, strong voice and is an endearing presence." (The Stage)

    £5.00

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  • 3rd Jul, 7:30 pm

    WMD Makes Everything Better

    “WMD Makes Everything Better” is a sketch show based around the concept of encountering ridiculous and surreal situations and combatting them with relentless logic. This show combines elements of stand-up, theatre, music and film to deliver sketches that are both uniquely funny and memorably visual.

    £5.00 (£4.00 concessions)

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  • 3rd Jul, 7:30 pm

    You, Me or Him.

    As each generation becomes obsessed with monetary success and slips into deeper isolation, four young theatre makers want to explore whether our society is the cause for the increase in male suicides in the UK. Using words spoken by those truly affected from suicide, Blind Eye Theatre presents the docudrama 'You, Me or Him.'

    It's time to talk.

    £8.00 (£5.00 concessions)

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  • 3rd Jul, 9:00 pm

    The Faces at the Window: Looking at the Lesser Postcodes

    Like a drone hovering over Britain, The Faces At The Window zoom in from above to discover the peculiar characters and strange goings-on lurking at even the most unassuming postcodes. Manchester's new comedy troupe and their accompanying band present the first of their acclaimed sketch and music shows. "Worthy of Monty Python" - Manchester Salon

    £8.00 (£7.00 concessions)

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  • 4th Jul, 7:30 pm

    The Faces at the Window: Looking at the Lesser Postcodes

    Like a drone hovering over Britain, The Faces At The Window zoom in from above to discover the peculiar characters and strange goings-on lurking at even the most unassuming postcodes. Manchester's new comedy troupe and their accompanying band present the first of their acclaimed sketch and music shows. "Worthy of Monty Python" - Manchester Salon

    £8.00 (£7.00 concessions)

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  • 4th Jul, 7:30 pm

    You, Me or Him.

    As each generation becomes obsessed with monetary success and slips into deeper isolation, four young theatre makers want to explore whether our society is the cause for the increase in male suicides in the UK. Using words spoken by those truly affected from suicide, Blind Eye Theatre presents the docudrama 'You, Me or Him.'

    It's time to talk.

    £8.00 (£5.00 concessions)

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  • 4th Jul, 9:00 pm

    The Horse Show

    The Horse Show comes galloping back onto the Manchester Fringe scene with a vengeance.

    A two-man sketch show that deals exclusively with the theme of all things equestrian. Join Evelyn Roberts and Matt Holt for a "great night out... reminiscent of those hidden gems you stumble into at 1am at the Edinburgh Fringe" - NorthWest End

    £7.50 (£6.00 concessions)

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  • 4th Jul, 9:15 pm

    The B Word

    Meet Dan.He inspects peoples bags,bodies and their lives.Now he needs to inspect his own.Take a doughnut and join Dan on his tea break.Uncover his secret and get caught up in the life-changing decision he must make in the time it takes to eat two chicken sandwiches and a pack of doughnuts.
    A playful late-night confessional set at Manchester Airport

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  • 5th Jul, 7:30 pm

    Richard Carpenter's Close to You

    He used to be on top of the world looking down on creation, to the left of (and slightly behind) his kid sister, iconic superstar Karen Carpenter. Nowadays, Richard is back on the circuit as a solo act, and he's only just begun. So... where do we go from here? Get yourself a ticket to ride, and buckle up for an epic concert of catchy tunes and harrowing psychological trauma from the smiliest piano player in pop-rock history. A bittersweet dark comedy, full to the brim with Carpenters hits. ‘Cos solitaire really is the only game in town. Written and performed by Matthew Floyd Jones, the piano player from Frisky & Mannish. (“Hugely entertaining" Guardian).
    THIS PARODY SHOW IS A WORK OF FICTION NOT AFFILIATED WITH RICHARD CARPENTER IN ANY WAY

    £8.00 (£8.00 concessions)

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  • 5th Jul, 9:00 pm

    Johnny Kingshott

    Britain Does Variety 2016 finalist Johnny Kingshott brings his stand up comedy show to Manchester. Jokes, funny stories and quips. 45 minute show, £ Pay What You Want at end. 'Excellent stand up', 'Great newcomer.' Martin Besserman, Monkey Business.

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  • 5th Jul, 9:15 pm

    The B Word

    Meet Dan.He inspects peoples bags,bodies and their lives.Now he needs to inspect his own.Take a doughnut and join Dan on his tea break.Uncover his secret and get caught up in the life-changing decision he must make in the time it takes to eat two chicken sandwiches and a pack of doughnuts.
    A playful late-night confessional set at Manchester Airport

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  • 6th Jul, 7:30 pm

    Bright Club Manchester

    Bright Club Manchester is the comedy club where researchers, from all fields and backgrounds, take to the stage to perform short stand-up comedy routines about their work. Why? Because it’s fun, interesting, and genuinely useful!

    £5.00 (£5.00 concessions)

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  • 6th Jul, 7:30 pm

    Platform

    Is every beginning also an end?

    A monologue about birth, death and over-thinking. Steve recounts the events of a turbulent week including his grandmother's funeral and welcoming home his pregnant girlfriend.

    £3.00 (£2.50 concessions)

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  • 6th Jul, 7:30 pm

    Ruth E. Cockburns Love Letters From Blackpool

    How do we find love?
    Where do we find love?
    And how do we keep it?
    'Love Letters From Blackpool' is a show that hopes to answer these questions, whilst looking at love, lost and found in this sea side town. With songs, stories and conversations she hope to find what's so special about Blackpool
    'Plain and simple she's just funny.' Terry Alderton

    £5.00 (£4.00 concessions)

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  • 6th Jul, 9:15 pm

    The B Word

    Meet Dan.He inspects peoples bags,bodies and their lives.Now he needs to inspect his own.Take a doughnut and join Dan on his tea break.Uncover his secret and get caught up in the life-changing decision he must make in the time it takes to eat two chicken sandwiches and a pack of doughnuts.
    A playful late-night confessional set at Manchester Airport

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  • 7th Jul, 7:00 pm

    Avoidance

    Tom has been dead for 15 years. At least, that’s what his sister, Michelle, thinks. Their mother has since passed away, leaving her with husband, Damian, trapped in a house haunted by memories. Damian is desperate for them to move to make a fresh start.

    When Tom appears on the doorstep, hope rears its head for Michelle and presents an opportunity for Damian.

    But why did Tom disappear, and what has he come home to tell her?

    A tale of truth and hope, when all hope has been jettisoned.

    The new play by Mike Heath

    £10.00 (£8.00 concessions)

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  • 7th Jul, 7:30 pm

    Platform

    Is every beginning also an end?

    A monologue about birth, death and over-thinking. Steve recounts the events of a turbulent week including his grandmother's funeral and welcoming home his pregnant girlfriend.

    £3.00 (£2.50 concessions)

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  • 7th Jul, 7:30 pm

    Random

    A spoken journey through Random things were 50% of the show is made up on
    the night. Has loads of audience participation

    FREE EVENT but please purchase tickets via manchesterfringe.co.uk

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  • 7th Jul, 9:00 pm

    Ballot Box

    ‘This vote is the most important decision our generation will potentially ever make’. Ballot Box is a short, satirical comedy that follows the final weeks of the 2016 EU Referendum televised campaign. Set in a London studio flat, two unemployed actresses watch the political pantomime unfold on the box. Originating from opposing backgrounds, the women hold different values, resulting in a hilariously tumultuous relationship. However, on the morning of the referendum result, one of the characters receives tragic news, altering both their lives forever. Ballot Box raises questions about values, friendship, loyalty and overcoming differences. The relationship between the women is a reflection of a split nation facing change and confusion.

    £10.00 (£8.00 concessions)

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  • 7th Jul, 9:00 pm

    Nick Hall: Spencer

    Spencer Percival has one claim to fame. He’s the only Prime Minister to ever be assassinated. Unfortunately no one’s ever heard of him. 205 years later, Nick Hall tries to tell his story. But will he succeed?
    As seen on BBC Two, BBC Three, and BBC Radio 4. 'Brilliant' (The Times). 'Crackingly original’ ****(List). ‘One not to miss’ **** (Skinny).

    £6.00 (£5.00 concessions)

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  • 8th Jul, 2:30 pm

    The B Word

    Meet Dan.He inspects peoples bags,bodies and their lives.Now he needs to inspect his own.Take a doughnut and join Dan on his tea break.Uncover his secret and get caught up in the life-changing decision he must make in the time it takes to eat two chicken sandwiches and a pack of doughnuts.
    A playful late-night confessional set at Manchester Airport

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  • 8th Jul, 7:00 pm

    Avoidance

    Tom has been dead for 15 years. At least, that’s what his sister, Michelle, thinks. Their mother has since passed away, leaving her with husband, Damian, trapped in a house haunted by memories. Damian is desperate for them to move to make a fresh start.

    When Tom appears on the doorstep, hope rears its head for Michelle and presents an opportunity for Damian.

    But why did Tom disappear, and what has he come home to tell her?

    A tale of truth and hope, when all hope has been jettisoned.

    The new play by Mike Heath

    £10.00 (£8.00 concessions)

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  • 8th Jul, 7:30 pm

    Platform

    Is every beginning also an end?

    A monologue about birth, death and over-thinking. Steve recounts the events of a turbulent week including his grandmother's funeral and welcoming home his pregnant girlfriend.

    £3.00 (£2.50 concessions)

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  • 8th Jul, 7:30 pm

    Random

    A spoken journey through Random things were 50% of the show is made up on
    the night. Has loads of audience participation

    FREE EVENT but please purchase tickets via manchesterfringe.co.uk

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  • 8th Jul, 9:00 pm

    Ballot Box

    ‘This vote is the most important decision our generation will potentially ever make’. Ballot Box is a short, satirical comedy that follows the final weeks of the 2016 EU Referendum televised campaign. Set in a London studio flat, two unemployed actresses watch the political pantomime unfold on the box. Originating from opposing backgrounds, the women hold different values, resulting in a hilariously tumultuous relationship. However, on the morning of the referendum result, one of the characters receives tragic news, altering both their lives forever. Ballot Box raises questions about values, friendship, loyalty and overcoming differences. The relationship between the women is a reflection of a split nation facing change and confusion.

    £10.00 (£8.00 concessions)

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  • 8th Jul, 9:00 pm

    Richard Pulsford: Phrases Ready

    Stand up / wordplay from the 2014-17 UK Pun Championships finalist.
    'Richard’s experience shone through as he delivered a series of solid top quality puns' (Gigglebeats).
    'Delivered a number of puns I wish I had thought of myself' (Gary Delaney).
    ‘Ruthlessly economic nuggets' (Guardian).
    'Strong material' (Chortle).
    Interact via #PhrasesReady.

    £6.00 (£6.00 concessions)

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  • 9th Jul, 7:30 pm

    Mad Beth

    Beth is just one step away from fame...

    She is a close member of Donna Duncan's entourage and sees the lifestyles of the rich and famous everyday. Donna as the Queen of Reality TV holds an army of social media followers hanging on her every fashion, choice, new hairstyle, and latest update while Beth just fades into the background.

    However fame can be addictive yet fleeting as Beth's mother, "The Lady" - a faded TV star of yesteryear - knows all to well.

    As a new spin-off is rumoured Beth has to decide the cost of the price of fame while at the same time dealing with an overbearing mother, an unhelpful best friend, and a TV producer who is growing more and more suspicious of Beth's aspirations.

    But Beth is only one step away from fame and of being the new Queen.

    Her only problem is that Donna still holds the crown.

    Ten Ninety Productions is proud to present the comedy in the tragedy of "MadBeth" - a contemporary re-imagining of William Shakespeare's Macbeth for the social media generation.

    Performed by an all female cast - Starring Chloe McLaughlin and Sally Beaman. Adapted and Directed by Matt Fox.

    £8.00 (£5.00 concessions)

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  • 9th Jul, 7:30 pm

    Random

    A spoken journey through Random things were 50% of the show is made up on
    the night. Has loads of audience participation

    FREE EVENT but please purchase tickets via manchesterfringe.co.uk

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  • 9th Jul, 9:00 pm

    Avoidance

    Tom has been dead for 15 years. At least, that’s what his sister, Michelle, thinks. Their mother has since passed away, leaving her with husband, Damian, trapped in a house haunted by memories. Damian is desperate for them to move to make a fresh start.

    When Tom appears on the doorstep, hope rears its head for Michelle and presents an opportunity for Damian.

    But why did Tom disappear, and what has he come home to tell her?

    A tale of truth and hope, when all hope has been jettisoned.

    The new play by Mike Heath

    £10.00 (£8.00 concessions)

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  • 10th Jul, 6:30 pm

    Maisie Adam: Living on the Edge.

    Taken from personal experiences of being a young Yorkshire lass attempting to "adult" in the big wide world, "Living on the Edge" is the new stand-up show from Maisie Adam ("one of the UK's most exciting up-and-coming comedians" - Ditto Theatre) exploring various topics from the politics of the playground to the classic faux pas of the Brit abroad.

    £7.00 (£5.00 concessions)

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  • 10th Jul, 7:30 pm

    Mad Beth

    Beth is just one step away from fame...

    She is a close member of Donna Duncan's entourage and sees the lifestyles of the rich and famous everyday. Donna as the Queen of Reality TV holds an army of social media followers hanging on her every fashion, choice, new hairstyle, and latest update while Beth just fades into the background.

    However fame can be addictive yet fleeting as Beth's mother, "The Lady" - a faded TV star of yesteryear - knows all to well.

    As a new spin-off is rumoured Beth has to decide the cost of the price of fame while at the same time dealing with an overbearing mother, an unhelpful best friend, and a TV producer who is growing more and more suspicious of Beth's aspirations.

    But Beth is only one step away from fame and of being the new Queen.

    Her only problem is that Donna still holds the crown.

    Ten Ninety Productions is proud to present the comedy in the tragedy of "MadBeth" - a contemporary re-imagining of William Shakespeare's Macbeth for the social media generation.

    Performed by an all female cast - Starring Chloe McLaughlin and Sally Beaman. Adapted and Directed by Matt Fox.

    £8.00 (£5.00 concessions)

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  • 10th Jul, 9:00 pm

    Avoidance

    Tom has been dead for 15 years. At least, that’s what his sister, Michelle, thinks. Their mother has since passed away, leaving her with husband, Damian, trapped in a house haunted by memories. Damian is desperate for them to move to make a fresh start.

    When Tom appears on the doorstep, hope rears its head for Michelle and presents an opportunity for Damian.

    But why did Tom disappear, and what has he come home to tell her?

    A tale of truth and hope, when all hope has been jettisoned.

    The new play by Mike Heath

    £10.00 (£8.00 concessions)

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  • 11th Jul, 6:30 pm

    Maisie Adam: Living on the Edge.

    Taken from personal experiences of being a young Yorkshire lass attempting to "adult" in the big wide world, "Living on the Edge" is the new stand-up show from Maisie Adam ("one of the UK's most exciting up-and-coming comedians" - Ditto Theatre) exploring various topics from the politics of the playground to the classic faux pas of the Brit abroad.

    £7.00 (£5.00 concessions)

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  • 11th Jul, 7:30 pm

    Mad Beth

    Beth is just one step away from fame...

    She is a close member of Donna Duncan's entourage and sees the lifestyles of the rich and famous everyday. Donna as the Queen of Reality TV holds an army of social media followers hanging on her every fashion, choice, new hairstyle, and latest update while Beth just fades into the background.

    However fame can be addictive yet fleeting as Beth's mother, "The Lady" - a faded TV star of yesteryear - knows all to well.

    As a new spin-off is rumoured Beth has to decide the cost of the price of fame while at the same time dealing with an overbearing mother, an unhelpful best friend, and a TV producer who is growing more and more suspicious of Beth's aspirations.

    But Beth is only one step away from fame and of being the new Queen.

    Her only problem is that Donna still holds the crown.

    Ten Ninety Productions is proud to present the comedy in the tragedy of "MadBeth" - a contemporary re-imagining of William Shakespeare's Macbeth for the social media generation.

    Performed by an all female cast - Starring Chloe McLaughlin and Sally Beaman. Adapted and Directed by Matt Fox.

    £8.00 (£5.00 concessions)

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  • 11th Jul, 9:00 pm

    The Horse Show

    The Horse Show comes galloping back onto the Manchester Fringe scene with a vengeance.

    A two-man sketch show that deals exclusively with the theme of all things equestrian. Join Evelyn Roberts and Matt Holt for a "great night out... reminiscent of those hidden gems you stumble into at 1am at the Edinburgh Fringe" - NorthWest End

    £7.50 (£6.00 concessions)

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  • 12th Jul, 7:00 pm

    No Exit by Jean Paul Sarte

    Out of Kilter Theatre presents a new adaptation of the classic Sartre play ‘No Exit’ (Huis Clos), first performed in 1944. The new production is in the suitably oppressive and atmospheric space of the Kings Arms vaults; a perfect venue for this stark, edgy drama underpinned by a subtle menace and dark humour.

    £8.00 (£6.00 concessions)

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  • 12th Jul, 7:30 pm

    Bleach

    Tyler Everett knows how to take it like a man; he's made a career out of it.
    But on a regular night turning tricks, things start to spiral out of control and he'll be left questioning whether living in London is really worth the price of rent.
    Bleach is a darkly humorous, soul-jolting new one man show about sex, violence and city living.

    £7.00 (£5.00 concessions)

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  • 12th Jul, 7:30 pm

    Mad Beth

    Beth is just one step away from fame...

    She is a close member of Donna Duncan's entourage and sees the lifestyles of the rich and famous everyday. Donna as the Queen of Reality TV holds an army of social media followers hanging on her every fashion, choice, new hairstyle, and latest update while Beth just fades into the background.

    However fame can be addictive yet fleeting as Beth's mother, "The Lady" - a faded TV star of yesteryear - knows all to well.

    As a new spin-off is rumoured Beth has to decide the cost of the price of fame while at the same time dealing with an overbearing mother, an unhelpful best friend, and a TV producer who is growing more and more suspicious of Beth's aspirations.

    But Beth is only one step away from fame and of being the new Queen.

    Her only problem is that Donna still holds the crown.

    Ten Ninety Productions is proud to present the comedy in the tragedy of "MadBeth" - a contemporary re-imagining of William Shakespeare's Macbeth for the social media generation.

    Performed by an all female cast - Starring Chloe McLaughlin and Sally Beaman. Adapted and Directed by Matt Fox.

    £8.00 (£5.00 concessions)

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  • 12th Jul, 9:00 pm

    Johnny Kingshott

    Britain Does Variety 2016 finalist Johnny Kingshott brings his stand up comedy show to Manchester. Jokes, funny stories and quips. 45 minute show, £ Pay What You Want at end. 'Excellent stand up', 'Great newcomer.' Martin Besserman, Monkey Business.

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  • 13th Jul, 7:00 pm

    No Exit by Jean Paul Sarte

    Out of Kilter Theatre presents a new adaptation of the classic Sartre play ‘No Exit’ (Huis Clos), first performed in 1944. The new production is in the suitably oppressive and atmospheric space of the Kings Arms vaults; a perfect venue for this stark, edgy drama underpinned by a subtle menace and dark humour.

    £8.00 (£6.00 concessions)

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  • 13th Jul, 7:30 pm

    Bleach

    Tyler Everett knows how to take it like a man; he's made a career out of it.
    But on a regular night turning tricks, things start to spiral out of control and he'll be left questioning whether living in London is really worth the price of rent.
    Bleach is a darkly humorous, soul-jolting new one man show about sex, violence and city living.

    £7.00 (£5.00 concessions)

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  • 13th Jul, 7:30 pm

    Dark Satanic

    Written by Rob Johnston.
    Performed by Emma Romy-Jones.

    North-West England. 1823. The Industrial Revolution. A changing world.

    Helen lives precariously on a small farm, alone now since husband Tom went to find work in one of the factories in the newly industrialised Manchester. As the lingering winter continues to bite hard Helen starts to understand that it isn't only the world that's changing. It's her.

    Breathe Out Theatre's production in GMFF last year was War Stories, a sell-out at The King's Arms, and nominated for Best Production at both GMFF and Buxton Fringe. Emma Romy-Jones' performance at Edinburgh Fringe in Care Takers helped the show win The Stage Newcomer's Award.

    Developed with support from Arts Council England.

    £7.00 (£6.00 concessions)

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  • 13th Jul, 9:00 pm

    Phill Jupitus is Porky The Poet in Survivalve

    As our world drifts inexorably towards an uncertain and troubling future, Phill Jupitus will gamely attempt to take your mind off the horror, misery and chaos with mildly diverting poetry, easy going chit chat and splendid shoes. So join Phill’s stanza bandying alter-ego ‘Porky The Poet’ for this unmissable treat! Free badge!

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  • 14th Jul, 7:00 pm

    No Exit by Jean Paul Sarte

    Out of Kilter Theatre presents a new adaptation of the classic Sartre play ‘No Exit’ (Huis Clos), first performed in 1944. The new production is in the suitably oppressive and atmospheric space of the Kings Arms vaults; a perfect venue for this stark, edgy drama underpinned by a subtle menace and dark humour.

    £8.00 (£6.00 concessions)

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  • 14th Jul, 7:30 pm

    Bleach

    Tyler Everett knows how to take it like a man; he's made a career out of it.
    But on a regular night turning tricks, things start to spiral out of control and he'll be left questioning whether living in London is really worth the price of rent.
    Bleach is a darkly humorous, soul-jolting new one man show about sex, violence and city living.

    £7.00 (£5.00 concessions)

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  • 14th Jul, 7:30 pm

    Dark Satanic

    Written by Rob Johnston.
    Performed by Emma Romy-Jones.

    North-West England. 1823. The Industrial Revolution. A changing world.

    Helen lives precariously on a small farm, alone now since husband Tom went to find work in one of the factories in the newly industrialised Manchester. As the lingering winter continues to bite hard Helen starts to understand that it isn't only the world that's changing. It's her.

    Breathe Out Theatre's production in GMFF last year was War Stories, a sell-out at The King's Arms, and nominated for Best Production at both GMFF and Buxton Fringe. Emma Romy-Jones' performance at Edinburgh Fringe in Care Takers helped the show win The Stage Newcomer's Award.

    Developed with support from Arts Council England.

    £7.00 (£6.00 concessions)

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  • 14th Jul, 9:00 pm

    A Teachers Guide to Surviving Zombie Armageddon

    Which is worse? The threat of OFSTED or zombie invasion? Does the school insurance policy cover armageddon? And will it impact this year's SATs results? The Zombie Teacher attempts to answer all of these questions and more in a show that will appeal to any one with an interest in primary education... or zombies.

    £8.00 (£6.00 concessions)

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  • 14th Jul, 9:00 pm

    Phill Jupitus: Achtung! / Acting!

    Phill Jupitus brings back the stage legend Vernon Herschel Harley and German WW2 U-boat ace Korvettenkäpitan Kurt Schiffer for an hour of improvised comedy driven by questions taken from the audience. Historical accuracy not guaranteed.

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  • 15th Jul, 7:30 pm

    Bleach

    Tyler Everett knows how to take it like a man; he's made a career out of it.
    But on a regular night turning tricks, things start to spiral out of control and he'll be left questioning whether living in London is really worth the price of rent.
    Bleach is a darkly humorous, soul-jolting new one man show about sex, violence and city living.

    £7.00 (£5.00 concessions)

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  • 15th Jul, 7:30 pm

    Narcissist In The Mirror

    She expected the world to fall at her feet............she was so sure
    But the twenty something girl in the dressing room is no longer sure about anything, least of all herself.
    With the use of spoken word, she explores her flaws and comes face to face with the 'narcissist in the mirror'.
    Black comedy.
    One woman show - written and performed by Rosie Fleeshman

    £6.00 (£6.00 concessions)

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  • 15th Jul, 9:00 pm

    A Teachers Guide to Surviving Zombie Armageddon

    Which is worse? The threat of OFSTED or zombie invasion? Does the school insurance policy cover armageddon? And will it impact this year's SATs results? The Zombie Teacher attempts to answer all of these questions and more in a show that will appeal to any one with an interest in primary education... or zombies.

    £8.00 (£6.00 concessions)

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  • 16th Jul, 2:00 pm

    Perilous Tales

    3 PLAYS - 3 NORTHWEST WRITERS – 3 DRAMATIC CONCLUSIONS

    CAPTIVE by Andrew Hudson
    A vulnerable woman thinks a ghost from her past holds her captive

    CHESS FOR PRINCES, NOT FOR KINGS by Dominic Merrick
    3 Princes meet for a battlefield lesson in power

    EXTANT 1918 by Cliff Heaton.
    Two soldiers must face a secret truth, before they face the enemy.

    £8.00 (£6.00 concessions)

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  • 16th Jul, 7:30 pm

    Narcissist In The Mirror

    She expected the world to fall at her feet............she was so sure
    But the twenty something girl in the dressing room is no longer sure about anything, least of all herself.
    With the use of spoken word, she explores her flaws and comes face to face with the 'narcissist in the mirror'.
    Black comedy.
    One woman show - written and performed by Rosie Fleeshman

    £6.00 (£6.00 concessions)

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  • 16th Jul, 9:00 pm

    nerdfucker: a solo play with bad boundaries

    The spectators are early, her lover is late, and the players are due any minute. Not the best time to question what the hell she’s doing here, waiting to get naked in front of a room full of strangers, but with 60 minutes before the game starts, it’s all the time she has left.

    £10.00 (£8.00 concessions)

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  • 16th Jul, 9:00 pm

    S/he/it Happens

    A curious clown is stuck between the gender binary. Through mime, slapstick, and armed with a wardrobe of clothes, performer Miranda Porter explores the violence of assimilation. Is it really rewriting the rules if you haven't read the rulebook?

    £10.00 (£7.50 concessions)

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  • 17th Jul, 7:30 pm

    christopher Bowles: LIVE in Technicolour

    Award-winning playwright and performance poet Christopher Bowles explores a myriad of different colour-themed stories through spoken word, poetry and soundscape.
    Adapted from his flash-fiction collection 'Spectrum', he offers more variety than a Dulux colour chart, guarantees more fun than watching paint dry, and is your favourite crayon.

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  • 17th Jul, 9:00 pm

    George Zach: Ugly Babies Make me Laugh

    Have you had some thoughts which you were embarrassed about? Like the time you saw an ugly baby and the voice in your head thought "christ.. what a minger of an infant..." but instead smiled and pretended this isnt the real you? Did you then dismiss that thought? George wrote his down.
    From Greek comedian George Zach, as seen on BBC One.

    £5.00 (£3.00 concessions)

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  • 17th Jul, 9:00 pm

    S/he/it Happens

    A curious clown is stuck between the gender binary. Through mime, slapstick, and armed with a wardrobe of clothes, performer Miranda Porter explores the violence of assimilation. Is it really rewriting the rules if you haven't read the rulebook?

    £10.00 (£7.50 concessions)

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  • 18th Jul, 7:30 pm

    christopher Bowles: LIVE in Technicolour

    Award-winning playwright and performance poet Christopher Bowles explores a myriad of different colour-themed stories through spoken word, poetry and soundscape.
    Adapted from his flash-fiction collection 'Spectrum', he offers more variety than a Dulux colour chart, guarantees more fun than watching paint dry, and is your favourite crayon.

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  • 18th Jul, 9:00 pm

    S/he/it Happens

    A curious clown is stuck between the gender binary. Through mime, slapstick, and armed with a wardrobe of clothes, performer Miranda Porter explores the violence of assimilation. Is it really rewriting the rules if you haven't read the rulebook?

    £10.00 (£7.50 concessions)

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  • 19th Jul, N/A

    ED Preview Double Bill: Rachel Fairburn Her Majesty and Chris Washington Dream Big:Within Reason

    Rachel Fairburn Her Majesty
    Families need strong female role models, problem is there's too many in Rachel's clan. They aren't just strong, they're the matriarchs of the matriarchy. It’s no wonder all her heroes are men. When you consider those heroes include Liam Gallagher, Keith Richards and Paul McCartney (specifically in 1965) it's obvious why she doesn't know when it's bedtime and has a talent for making poor decisions. Co-host of the cult hit podcast All Killa No Filla. Finalist of English Comedian of the Year, Funny Women and NATYS. ‘Darkly hilarious wunderkind’ (Skinny).

    Chris Washington Dream Big:Within Reason
    Chris has always kept his dreams in check; in 2005 he saw a shooting star and wished for Brookside to be recommissioned. However, small dreams should never be confused with a lack of ambition, because things are shaping up quite nicely for the lad who cried genuine tears of joy when his girlfriend won a Dyson. 'A comic with full potential and a bright future' (ArtsAwardVoice.com). Re:Play Breakthrough Comedian of the Year. Magners New Comedy Act nominee. Jason Manford tour support.

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  • 19th Jul, 7:30 pm

    Watching Goldfish Suffocate

    It was the show that got Manchester talking. Nominated for 3 MTA Awards and receiving multiple 5 star reviews. The true story of a Manchester based actor who's undiagnosed mental illness nearly destroyed him. Brand new production by award winning Vertigo Theatre Productions starring the actor the play is based on. Not to be missed 'Outstanding'.

    £12.00 (£12.00 concessions)

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  • 19th Jul, 9:00 pm

    Johnny Kingshott

    Britain Does Variety 2016 finalist Johnny Kingshott brings his stand up comedy show to Manchester. Jokes, funny stories and quips. 45 minute show, £ Pay What You Want at end. 'Excellent stand up', 'Great newcomer.' Martin Besserman, Monkey Business.

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  • 19th Jul, 9:00 pm

    S/he/it Happens

    A curious clown is stuck between the gender binary. Through mime, slapstick, and armed with a wardrobe of clothes, performer Miranda Porter explores the violence of assimilation. Is it really rewriting the rules if you haven't read the rulebook?

    £10.00 (£7.50 concessions)

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  • 20th Jul, 7:30 pm

    Watching Goldfish Suffocate

    It was the show that got Manchester talking. Nominated for 3 MTA Awards and receiving multiple 5 star reviews. The true story of a Manchester based actor who's undiagnosed mental illness nearly destroyed him. Brand new production by award winning Vertigo Theatre Productions starring the actor the play is based on. Not to be missed 'Outstanding'.

    £12.00 (£12.00 concessions)

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  • 20th Jul, 9:00 pm

    S/he/it Happens

    A curious clown is stuck between the gender binary. Through mime, slapstick, and armed with a wardrobe of clothes, performer Miranda Porter explores the violence of assimilation. Is it really rewriting the rules if you haven't read the rulebook?

    £10.00 (£7.50 concessions)

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  • 21st Jul, 7:30 pm

    Its My Funeral and I'll Throw Glitter if I Want To

    After a (tiny) mental breakdown, Isobel Marmion has decided to throw her own funeral, glitter and dancing and all, rather than waiting for her untimely death to occur. Probably from an exploded appendix, since that pain in her stomach is definitely not gas. And everyone's invited!

    An intimate look at mental illness and the fear of dying alone, but in like- An uplifting, funny way!

    Armed with glitter and streamers galore, Marmion’s beautifully emotional script and goofy awkward energy help to make this a heartwarming and super enjoyable show.' - Myf Clark, Aussie Theatre
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    'Goes out with a glorious, pyjama-clad, boss-shoe wearing bang.' - Kerstyn Dance, We Know Melbourne

    'Heartbreakingly fun + funny' - Harrison Engstrom

    £7.00 (£5.00 concessions)

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  • 21st Jul, 7:30 pm

    Watching Goldfish Suffocate

    It was the show that got Manchester talking. Nominated for 3 MTA Awards and receiving multiple 5 star reviews. The true story of a Manchester based actor who's undiagnosed mental illness nearly destroyed him. Brand new production by award winning Vertigo Theatre Productions starring the actor the play is based on. Not to be missed 'Outstanding'.

    £12.00 (£12.00 concessions)

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  • 21st Jul, 9:00 pm

    Super Cally Fragile Lipstick

    Forty something years into a lifetime of looking great but feeling fake, Cally Beaton is ready to come out about her double life in her hilarious brand new stand up show, Super Cally Fragile Lipstick. Come and see her muse amusingly on how being Super and Fragile can be OK. And very, very funny. Just in case you didn't get that bit.

    £5.00 (£3.00 concessions)

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  • 22nd Jul, 2:30 pm

    Velveteen: Or how to be real.

    Welcome to our variety show of reality, where, onstage, we discover how to be real. We take you through the challenges of being real: being a real adult, a real woman, the real you. A piece of interactive devised theatre, inspired by the children’s book, The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams, we interrogate our obsession with the authentic self.

    £8.00 (£6.00 concessions)

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  • 22nd Jul, 7:30 pm

    Its My Funeral and I'll Throw Glitter if I Want To

    After a (tiny) mental breakdown, Isobel Marmion has decided to throw her own funeral, glitter and dancing and all, rather than waiting for her untimely death to occur. Probably from an exploded appendix, since that pain in her stomach is definitely not gas. And everyone's invited!

    An intimate look at mental illness and the fear of dying alone, but in like- An uplifting, funny way!

    Armed with glitter and streamers galore, Marmion’s beautifully emotional script and goofy awkward energy help to make this a heartwarming and super enjoyable show.' - Myf Clark, Aussie Theatre
    ?
    'Goes out with a glorious, pyjama-clad, boss-shoe wearing bang.' - Kerstyn Dance, We Know Melbourne

    'Heartbreakingly fun + funny' - Harrison Engstrom

    £7.00 (£5.00 concessions)

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  • 22nd Jul, 7:30 pm

    Watching Goldfish Suffocate

    It was the show that got Manchester talking. Nominated for 3 MTA Awards and receiving multiple 5 star reviews. The true story of a Manchester based actor who's undiagnosed mental illness nearly destroyed him. Brand new production by award winning Vertigo Theatre Productions starring the actor the play is based on. Not to be missed 'Outstanding'.

    £12.00 (£12.00 concessions)

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  • 23rd Jul, 2:30 pm

    Velveteen: Or how to be real.

    Welcome to our variety show of reality, where, onstage, we discover how to be real. We take you through the challenges of being real: being a real adult, a real woman, the real you. A piece of interactive devised theatre, inspired by the children’s book, The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams, we interrogate our obsession with the authentic self.

    £8.00 (£6.00 concessions)

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  • 23rd Jul, 7:30 pm

    Its My Funeral and I'll Throw Glitter if I Want To

    After a (tiny) mental breakdown, Isobel Marmion has decided to throw her own funeral, glitter and dancing and all, rather than waiting for her untimely death to occur. Probably from an exploded appendix, since that pain in her stomach is definitely not gas. And everyone's invited!

    An intimate look at mental illness and the fear of dying alone, but in like- An uplifting, funny way!

    Armed with glitter and streamers galore, Marmion’s beautifully emotional script and goofy awkward energy help to make this a heartwarming and super enjoyable show.' - Myf Clark, Aussie Theatre
    ?
    'Goes out with a glorious, pyjama-clad, boss-shoe wearing bang.' - Kerstyn Dance, We Know Melbourne

    'Heartbreakingly fun + funny' - Harrison Engstrom

    £7.00 (£5.00 concessions)

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  • 23rd Jul, 7:30 pm

    Watching Goldfish Suffocate

    It was the show that got Manchester talking. Nominated for 3 MTA Awards and receiving multiple 5 star reviews. The true story of a Manchester based actor who's undiagnosed mental illness nearly destroyed him. Brand new production by award winning Vertigo Theatre Productions starring the actor the play is based on. Not to be missed 'Outstanding'.

    £12.00 (£12.00 concessions)

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  • 23rd Jul, 9:00 pm

    Greyhounds

    The year is 1941 & rehearsals for Henry V are underway...
    Entwining Shakespeare's famous story of 'warlike Harry' with the everyday trials & tribulations of small village life during WWII, this one act play, beautifully captures a few weeks in 1941 & the humorous, poignant, & down-right dramatic exploits of the amatuer theatrical rehearsal room.

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  • 24th Jul, 7:30 pm

    Thorn

    June 1972. David Bowie sings "Starman" on British T.V. The watching Steven Patrick emerges from the cocoon of his bedroom onto Manchester streets beset with teenage skinhead gangs and "bittermen" with rampant homophobic and racist views. At school he encounters a brutal headteacher, a bigoted Catholic priest with a tendency towards humiliating young boys and the ever present taunts of other children in the playground.
    "Thorn" portrays how this young Mancunian wrestles with the problems of his own sexuality supported by his love of David Bowie and Glam Rock. He finds solace in conversations with his sister but finds his greatest ally to be that of his mother. He eventually pins his hopes on a girl that he meets at a party.

    £10.00 (£8.00 concessions)

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  • 24th Jul, 9:00 pm

    Greyhounds

    The year is 1941 & rehearsals for Henry V are underway...
    Entwining Shakespeare's famous story of 'warlike Harry' with the everyday trials & tribulations of small village life during WWII, this one act play, beautifully captures a few weeks in 1941 & the humorous, poignant, & down-right dramatic exploits of the amatuer theatrical rehearsal room.

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  • 24th Jul, 9:00 pm

    Super Hamlet 64: Parody DLC

    Armed with an ocarina, a ukulele and a thirst for revenge, Lecoq trained Edward Day battles four decades of videogame nostalgia, in a one person explosion of Shakespeare, live music, and 16 bit ridiculousness, exploring mental health and our addiction to technology. But can Ophelia defeat the zombie hordes and save Hamlet once and for all?

    £10.00 (£8.00 concessions)

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  • 25th Jul, 7:30 pm

    The Little Creepers

    A one woman play about the trials and tribulations of a teenage schizophrenic in the 21st century. Jenny is an eighteen year old girl who worries about boys, sex and the beast that she sees. We follow Jenny through her journey to try and conquer her fears and tell her mother about the things she sees, but as most people do - Jenny gets distracted

    £8.00 (£5.00 concessions)

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  • 25th Jul, 7:30 pm

    Thorn

    June 1972. David Bowie sings "Starman" on British T.V. The watching Steven Patrick emerges from the cocoon of his bedroom onto Manchester streets beset with teenage skinhead gangs and "bittermen" with rampant homophobic and racist views. At school he encounters a brutal headteacher, a bigoted Catholic priest with a tendency towards humiliating young boys and the ever present taunts of other children in the playground.
    "Thorn" portrays how this young Mancunian wrestles with the problems of his own sexuality supported by his love of David Bowie and Glam Rock. He finds solace in conversations with his sister but finds his greatest ally to be that of his mother. He eventually pins his hopes on a girl that he meets at a party.

    £10.00 (£8.00 concessions)

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  • 25th Jul, 9:00 pm

    Clonely

    SPACE CLONES is an adventure in existential sci-fi crisis. A blend of bullsh*t arthouse theatre with the best of sci-fi cinema, but on stage and with DIY props. Expect lo-fi aesthetics, an awkward five minute docking scene, and long monologues about how dark and bleak space life is.

    £5.00 (£5.00 concessions)

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  • 25th Jul, 9:00 pm

    Super Hamlet 64: Parody DLC

    Armed with an ocarina, a ukulele and a thirst for revenge, Lecoq trained Edward Day battles four decades of videogame nostalgia, in a one person explosion of Shakespeare, live music, and 16 bit ridiculousness, exploring mental health and our addiction to technology. But can Ophelia defeat the zombie hordes and save Hamlet once and for all?

    £10.00 (£8.00 concessions)

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  • 26th Jul, 7:00 pm

    Auntie & Me

    When Kemp receives a letter from an aunt who claims she is "old and dying", he travels across the country to pay her a visit; but she's not going just yet...

    Reviving Canadian writer Morris Panych's dark and witty script, Auntie & Me is a delightful and mordant black comedy about life, loss and loneliness.

    £8.00 (£8.00 concessions)

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  • 26th Jul, 7:30 pm

    The Little Creepers

    A one woman play about the trials and tribulations of a teenage schizophrenic in the 21st century. Jenny is an eighteen year old girl who worries about boys, sex and the beast that she sees. We follow Jenny through her journey to try and conquer her fears and tell her mother about the things she sees, but as most people do - Jenny gets distracted

    £8.00 (£5.00 concessions)

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  • 26th Jul, 9:00 pm

    Johnny Kingshott

    Britain Does Variety 2016 finalist Johnny Kingshott brings his stand up comedy show to Manchester. Jokes, funny stories and quips. 45 minute show, £ Pay What You Want at end. 'Excellent stand up', 'Great newcomer.' Martin Besserman, Monkey Business.

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  • 26th Jul, 9:00 pm

    Super Hamlet 64: Parody DLC

    Armed with an ocarina, a ukulele and a thirst for revenge, Lecoq trained Edward Day battles four decades of videogame nostalgia, in a one person explosion of Shakespeare, live music, and 16 bit ridiculousness, exploring mental health and our addiction to technology. But can Ophelia defeat the zombie hordes and save Hamlet once and for all?

    £10.00 (£8.00 concessions)

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  • 27th Jul, 7:00 pm

    Auntie & Me

    When Kemp receives a letter from an aunt who claims she is "old and dying", he travels across the country to pay her a visit; but she's not going just yet...

    Reviving Canadian writer Morris Panych's dark and witty script, Auntie & Me is a delightful and mordant black comedy about life, loss and loneliness.

    £8.00 (£8.00 concessions)

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  • 27th Jul, 7:30 pm

    Shackles, The Boss

    “For scientific discovery, give me Scott; for speed and efficiency of travel, give me Amundsen; but when you are in a hopeless situation, when you are seeing no way out, get down on your knees and pray for Shackleton.” Raymond Priestley.

    It's October 1914 and Perce Blackborow thinks he's in the right place at the right time. The place is Buenos Aires. The time is just days before Ernest Shackleton is to set sail from its' harbour on his Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition.

    Blackborow is a mere 18 years of age and dying to join his fellow sailor, Able Seaman Bakewell, upon this 'adventure'. But due to his inexperience he is not hired. So, doing what any young lad with a bit of spirit would do, he stows away on board.

    A mere three days into the expedition he is discovered. Shackles is NOT happy with him. He's the first to be eaten should the men have to turn to cannibalism.

    Within 200 miles of Antarctica The Endurance gets trapped in the ice pack. It remains trapped for 10 months, before being crushed and sinking. To put it mildly, the 28 crew members are in a tight spot. They have to camp out upon the drifting pack. With nobody knowing where they are.

    Was Blackborow really in the wrong place at the wrong time?

    £5.00 (£4.00 concessions)

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  • 27th Jul, 9:00 pm

    Fran & Leni

    1976. Fran & Leni meet in a North London comp.
    Three years later they are The Rips. Girls with guitars, bored of playing nice.

    Music, sex, fishnets, tits and spitting.
    A two-girl escape from everything sugar and spice.

    'I was the punk. I was born punk. But she was my rock. The only one I ever had.'

    Fran & Leni provoked laughter and tears at Latitude and Edinburgh with this full-throttle tale of escape and lifelong friendship.

    “A bittersweet rampage…Profanity meets poetry…a provocative, observational piece.” ???? – The Stage

    “Bittersweet story of two girls’ rebellion against the machine…Laugh out loud funny…provocative…deeply sad, Fran & Leni lives up to its feminist punk inspirations”  ???? – To Do List

    “Brings the tale of two lost punk souls alive…Fran & Leni is a darkly romantic comedy that is effortlessly delivered and full of life.” – The F Word

    Written by Award-winning writer Sadie Hasler
    Directed by Sarah Mayhew
    With original music by Fi & Dave Dulake of The Tuppenny Bunters
    and lyrics by Sadie Hasler

    Fran & Leni is Old Trunk’s follow up to the critically acclaimed Pramkicker
    Both plays are published by Bloomsbury Methuen Drama.

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  • 28th Jul, 7:00 pm

    Auntie & Me

    When Kemp receives a letter from an aunt who claims she is "old and dying", he travels across the country to pay her a visit; but she's not going just yet...

    Reviving Canadian writer Morris Panych's dark and witty script, Auntie & Me is a delightful and mordant black comedy about life, loss and loneliness.

    £8.00 (£8.00 concessions)

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  • 28th Jul, 7:30 pm

    Ad Dougie Douglas: Happy Birthday Clarky!

    Ad “Dougie” Douglas brings a spectacular show of comedy, fun, and games to the King’s Arms with an intimate show prepared especially for his supposed friend, ‘Clarky’. With his trademark haphazard approach to light entertainment, this show is set to be filled with chaos, confusion and 'jokes'.

    “Brilliantly Bizarre…Impossible to take your eyes off” - Cup Of Beans Comedy

    “An oddball… It wasn’t obvious if the audience were laughing with him or at him…” - Notts Comedy Review

    "alrihgt guys hows it goin cant wait to do me comedy show for evreyone its gonna be gra8 time please come to me comedy show bring youre friends evr" - Dougie

    Dougie will be supported by Sham Bodie's compere and right brain, the charmingly uproarious Ben Tonge

    £6.00 (£5.00 concessions)

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  • 28th Jul, 7:30 pm

    Shackles, The Boss

    “For scientific discovery, give me Scott; for speed and efficiency of travel, give me Amundsen; but when you are in a hopeless situation, when you are seeing no way out, get down on your knees and pray for Shackleton.” Raymond Priestley.

    It's October 1914 and Perce Blackborow thinks he's in the right place at the right time. The place is Buenos Aires. The time is just days before Ernest Shackleton is to set sail from its' harbour on his Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition.

    Blackborow is a mere 18 years of age and dying to join his fellow sailor, Able Seaman Bakewell, upon this 'adventure'. But due to his inexperience he is not hired. So, doing what any young lad with a bit of spirit would do, he stows away on board.

    A mere three days into the expedition he is discovered. Shackles is NOT happy with him. He's the first to be eaten should the men have to turn to cannibalism.

    Within 200 miles of Antarctica The Endurance gets trapped in the ice pack. It remains trapped for 10 months, before being crushed and sinking. To put it mildly, the 28 crew members are in a tight spot. They have to camp out upon the drifting pack. With nobody knowing where they are.

    Was Blackborow really in the wrong place at the wrong time?

    £5.00 (£4.00 concessions)

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  • 28th Jul, 9:00 pm

    Fran & Leni

    1976. Fran & Leni meet in a North London comp.
    Three years later they are The Rips. Girls with guitars, bored of playing nice.

    Music, sex, fishnets, tits and spitting.
    A two-girl escape from everything sugar and spice.

    'I was the punk. I was born punk. But she was my rock. The only one I ever had.'

    Fran & Leni provoked laughter and tears at Latitude and Edinburgh with this full-throttle tale of escape and lifelong friendship.

    “A bittersweet rampage…Profanity meets poetry…a provocative, observational piece.” ???? – The Stage

    “Bittersweet story of two girls’ rebellion against the machine…Laugh out loud funny…provocative…deeply sad, Fran & Leni lives up to its feminist punk inspirations”  ???? – To Do List

    “Brings the tale of two lost punk souls alive…Fran & Leni is a darkly romantic comedy that is effortlessly delivered and full of life.” – The F Word

    Written by Award-winning writer Sadie Hasler
    Directed by Sarah Mayhew
    With original music by Fi & Dave Dulake of The Tuppenny Bunters
    and lyrics by Sadie Hasler

    Fran & Leni is Old Trunk’s follow up to the critically acclaimed Pramkicker
    Both plays are published by Bloomsbury Methuen Drama.

    £10.00 (£8.00 concessions)

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  • 29th Jul, 5:00 pm

    Fan Girl

    A light-hearted look at music and fandom, with stories from dedicated fans, original songs, poetry and a little bit of science! Performed by Quina Chapman – winner of Best Newcomer 2015 (GM Fringe Awards).
    "Quina is a natural storyteller." (Fringe Review)
    "Chapman has a lovely, strong voice and is an endearing presence." (The Stage)

    £5.00

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  • 29th Jul, 7:30 pm

    Ad Dougie Douglas: Happy Birthday Clarky!

    Ad “Dougie” Douglas brings a spectacular show of comedy, fun, and games to the King’s Arms with an intimate show prepared especially for his supposed friend, ‘Clarky’. With his trademark haphazard approach to light entertainment, this show is set to be filled with chaos, confusion and 'jokes'.

    “Brilliantly Bizarre…Impossible to take your eyes off” - Cup Of Beans Comedy

    “An oddball… It wasn’t obvious if the audience were laughing with him or at him…” - Notts Comedy Review

    "alrihgt guys hows it goin cant wait to do me comedy show for evreyone its gonna be gra8 time please come to me comedy show bring youre friends evr" - Dougie

    Dougie will be supported by Sham Bodie's compere and right brain, the charmingly uproarious Ben Tonge

    £6.00 (£5.00 concessions)

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  • 29th Jul, 7:30 pm

    LoveHard: Murdered by Murder

    1934. Devon. Six old friends. Exposition. A small get-together at the household of Lord and Lady Titan, Drenchblood Heights. Reason: A Murder Mystery Party. It promises to be the night of their lives. By which we mean: the night of their, er, deaths.

    £5.00 (£4.50 concessions)

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  • 29th Jul, 7:30 pm

    Shackles, The Boss

    “For scientific discovery, give me Scott; for speed and efficiency of travel, give me Amundsen; but when you are in a hopeless situation, when you are seeing no way out, get down on your knees and pray for Shackleton.” Raymond Priestley.

    It's October 1914 and Perce Blackborow thinks he's in the right place at the right time. The place is Buenos Aires. The time is just days before Ernest Shackleton is to set sail from its' harbour on his Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition.

    Blackborow is a mere 18 years of age and dying to join his fellow sailor, Able Seaman Bakewell, upon this 'adventure'. But due to his inexperience he is not hired. So, doing what any young lad with a bit of spirit would do, he stows away on board.

    A mere three days into the expedition he is discovered. Shackles is NOT happy with him. He's the first to be eaten should the men have to turn to cannibalism.

    Within 200 miles of Antarctica The Endurance gets trapped in the ice pack. It remains trapped for 10 months, before being crushed and sinking. To put it mildly, the 28 crew members are in a tight spot. They have to camp out upon the drifting pack. With nobody knowing where they are.

    Was Blackborow really in the wrong place at the wrong time?

    £5.00 (£4.00 concessions)

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  • 29th Jul, 9:00 pm

    Dirty White Boys: Stupid

    Sketch duo 'Dirty White Boys' are back in Manchester with a brand new show of top-notch skits. Packed with their trademark silliness, expect everything from builders to bananas via sliced bread and the mafia! One thing you can be sure of... it will be Stupid.
    Best New Act - London Sketch Fest 2016
    "On par with Mitchell and Webb" The List

    £5.00 (£5.00 concessions)

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  • 29th Jul, 9:00 pm

    Dirty White Boys: Stupid

    Sketch duo 'Dirty White Boys' are back in Manchester with a brand new show of top-notch skits. Packed with their trademark silliness, expect everything from builders to bananas via sliced bread and the mafia! One thing you can be sure of... it will be Stupid.
    Best New Act - London Sketch Fest 2016
    "On par with Mitchell and Webb" The List

    £5.00 (£5.00 concessions)

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  • 30th Jul, 7:30 pm

    LoveHard: Murdered by Murder

    1934. Devon. Six old friends. Exposition. A small get-together at the household of Lord and Lady Titan, Drenchblood Heights. Reason: A Murder Mystery Party. It promises to be the night of their lives. By which we mean: the night of their, er, deaths.

    £5.00 (£4.50 concessions)

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  • 30th Jul, 9:00 pm

    Dirty White Boys: Stupid

    Sketch duo 'Dirty White Boys' are back in Manchester with a brand new show of top-notch skits. Packed with their trademark silliness, expect everything from builders to bananas via sliced bread and the mafia! One thing you can be sure of... it will be Stupid.
    Best New Act - London Sketch Fest 2016
    "On par with Mitchell and Webb" The List

    £5.00 (£5.00 concessions)

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  • 30th Jul, 9:00 pm

    Jo D'Arcy: D'Arcehole

    o D'Arcy - 'Funny bones and a clownish sensibility, a little like a female Rik Mayall' (Bruce Dessau); 'A formidable performer ' (Steve Bennett, Chortle) - got called ALL the names in High School, then went back to teach and got them all again, but none of them are as bad as the names she's called herself. Somehow though, she's coming through!

    £5.00 (£3.00 concessions)

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  • 31st Jul, 7:30 pm

    No Scripts Allowed!

    Following the success of Manchester ADP's "Scripts Aloud" – monthly evenings of script in hand performances - we are excited to bring to you "No Scripts Allowed!", four devised pieces, four teams of actors and directors. An evening for ADP’s brilliant actors and directors to stretch their creative muscles and devise a short play, in just one day.

    £5.00 (£5.00 concessions)

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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.