4th Oct, 7:30 pm
'Why is John Lennon Wearing a Skirt?' by Claire Dowie
Why is John Lennon Wearing a Skirt?' finds the perfect balance between comedy and raw emotion, challenging gender stereo-types. The play follows the story of a young Sheffield girl who is desperate to break free from the norms of society, not wanting to conform and wear the compulsory school skirt. She wants to play football, climb trees and do everything else that 'boys' are allowed to do.
This one-woman play is a journey of courage, resistance, and strength, intermingled with live music, featuring many John Lennon classics.
Written by Claire Dowie & starring Che EvéinèMore information about
6th Oct, 7:30 pm
Comedy Sportz: Improv Mullet
Monthly comedy from the team behind hit improv show ComedySportz.
Why Improv Mullet? Because it's shortform in the front and longform in the back. In other words, the first half is quick-witted 'Whose Line Is It Anyway?' style gags and games and the second half is time for longer sketches, scenes and formats. Every show is different as the team make like McGuyver to craft comedy from whatever suggestions are thrown at them from the audience. Don't miss this all action, all improvised comedy show!
"The team have certainly earned their title of North-West's top improvised comedy troupe" - North West End
"...a non-stop stream of gags, sketches and general hilarity." Lancashire Evening Post
"...skilled and funny with a remarkable ability to think on their feet." Three Weeks ****
"...hilariously entertaining." Buxton Festival Fringe
Think you might like to try your hand at Improv? The team also run regular workshops and courses right here at the Kings Arms. Visit www.comedysportz.co.uk to find out more about their upcoming shows and workshops.
7.30pm (2hrs) £3 on the door or Free to anyone with a genuine mulletMore information about
13th Oct, 7:00 pm
Halloween Special DOUBLE BILL - The Fly/Vampire's Kiss
In the lead up to everyone's favourite morbid obsession (Halloween), we present a selection of classic Halloween movies in a double bill, in The Kings Arms Theatre!
Considered fairly gruesome in its day, the original 1958 The Fly looks like Mister Rogers' Neighborhood compared to this 1986 remake. Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis star as Seth Brundle, a self-involved research scientist, and Veronica Quaife, a science-magazine reporter. Inviting Veronica to his lab, Seth prepares to demonstrate his "telepod," which can theoretically transfer matter through space. As they grow closer over the next few weeks, she inadvertently goads Seth into experimenting with human beings rather than inanimate objects. Seth himself enters the telepod, preparing to transmit himself through the ether -- but he doesn't know that he is sharing the telepod with a tiny housefly.
Peter Loew, a sleazy NYC literary agent, prowls the bars in the evening looking for some action. One night he hooks up with Jennifer Beals, and in the course of their relations, she bites him on the neck. When he wakes up the next morning, Peter doesn't feel quite right. He is irritable, and has a hard time dealing with life at the literary agency, where his secretary takes the brunt of his ire. Suddenly, it dawns on Peter that he was bitten by a vampire, so he goes out and buys a set of real fangs. Then the chaos begins.
Both films will be screened back to back, separated by a 15 minute interval.
Over 18s only.
SEE YOU THEREMore information about
17th Oct, 7:30 pm
Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons
The average person will speak 123,205,750 words in a lifetime. But what if there were a limit? Oliver and Bernadette are about to find out.
Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons imagines a world where we're forced to say less. It's about what we say and how we say it; about the things we can only hear in the silence; about dead cats, activism, eye contact and lemons, lemons, lemons, lemons, lemons.More information about
23rd Oct, 7:30 pm
" The year is 1941 and rehearsals for Henry V are underway...
"You should think yourself accurs’d if you miss this clever and charming production." (Broadway Baby)
★★★★ Broadway Baby ★★★★ The List
★★★★ Edinburgh Guide ★★★★ British Theatre Guide
★★★★ North West End ★★★★★ theSpace UK
Fresh from a truly spiffing run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Greyhounds entwines Shakespeare's famous story of 'warlike Harry' with the everyday trials and tribulations of small village life during World War Two. Whilst the war rages above them, the residents of Shuttlefield struggle to stage a production of Henry V to raise money for the local Spitfire fund, little knowing that it will change their lives forever.
From 1941 to VE Day we follow the impact of the war on a peaceful pocket of the country and its most ordinary of inhabitants (who might not be quite as ordinary as they imagine.) New writing combining a taste of Shakespeare, a touch of comedy and true vintage flairMore information about
27th Oct, 7:30 pm
Step rite up step rite up strep riteup it's me dougie- the greatest showman- its goin to be a gra8 nihhgt of fun with a load of comedians tellin there best jokes and maybe some spooky treats and scary stories dno but basicly it shud be loads of fun its the lejandry dougieween come on come all
Finalist - Great Yorkshire Fringe New Comedian 2017
Finalist - Beat the Frog World Series 2017
Finalist - Southport New Comedian of the Year 2017
Semi-Finalist - Leicester Square New Comedian 2017
Nominated - Greater Manchester Fringe Best Comedy Play (one-man show) 2017
Winner - King Gong
Winner - Beat the Frog
Winner - Funhouse Gong
"Hilarious... Painfully funny." - Broadway Baby
"Lathered with pathos... a show that makes you feel as much as it makes you laugh." - Manchester Wire
"Brilliantly Bizarre... Impossible to take your eyes off" - Cup of Beans Comedy
"Fitfully amusing." - Chortle
"It wasn't obvious whether the audience were laughing with him or at him" - Notts Comedy ReviewMore information about
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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.