Theatre & Comedy

This Month…

  • 2nd Sep, 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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  • 2nd Sep, 7:30 pm

    Murder at Warrabah House

    What secrets would you keep? Where would you hide? What would you do to protect the ones you love?
    Truly Outrageous Productions present the English premier of 'Murder at Warrabah House', by May Jasper and Sam Wilson
    “The writing is tight and sophisticated” - Roe Lane, Fringereview.co.uk

    It’s 1935 - Hattie Parish has received a letter from a budding author. Seven years have passed since the fateful weekend at Warrabah House, and the letter’s author is keen to hear Hattie’s account of both the crime, and how it was solved. Can Hattie bring herself to reveal the truth?

    For three nights at The Kings Arms, witness this extraordinary tale as one superb actress brings Hattie, her brother Arthur and all the residents of Warrabah House to life in this intriguing tale. Often dramatic, sometimes humorous, and always enthralling, we invite you to spend an hour in Hattie’s company as our Mancunian summer fades into autumn.

    Both an homage to and a pastiche of Golden Age Detective Fiction, this Australian twist on the country house mystery will have you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.

    The Saturday evening performance will be followed by a Q&A / discussion.

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  • 6th Sep, 7:30 pm

    LOVING HER LOVING HIM

    It’s June 2022 and Greater Manchester first Mayor has just been elected as Prime Minister.   That’s just one of the amazing political scenarios that the award-winning Inkbrew Productions explore in their new play “Loving Her, Loving Him” by Stephen M Hornby.  The plays premieres at leading new writing venue The Kings Arms, Salford from 6-9 September 2017.

     

    Tickets available here: http://www.wegottickets.com/f/11028

    Inkbrew Productions won the Greater Manchester Fringe Best Drama Award last year with their controversial dramedy “Die Diana” also by Stephen M Hornby.  Additionally, they were nominated for Best Fringe Production at the Manchester Theatre Awards.    The company are determined to make their new play every bit as topical and controversial, with a behind the scenes look at the sex, sweat and scum of political parties from the 1970s, through the present day, to a possible near future.

     

    The major political events of four decade are seen through the eyes of two men.   They chart the rise and fall of Jeremy Corbyn, as they conduct an illicit affair that stretches from the last days of Gordon Brown’s Government to first of Andy Burnham’s;  over a decade of being on the inside of the Labour Party, hiding in plain sight.  Back in the 1970s, two strangely similar men meet by chance in a hotel in Blackpool at Margaret Thatcher’s first Conservative Party Conference as Leader.  They also conduct a secret affair over the next dozen years. The extremes of Thatcher’s Government mirror their tempestuous relationship as the two men struggle with each other, loving your enemy and the pace of change.

     

    “Loving Her, Loving Him” is a brilliant political romance performed by two of the regions strongest actors Joel Parry, currently in Jimmy McGovern’s new BBC Drama “Broken”, and Dean Gregory, who appeared with Maxine Peake in “Hamlet”.  It looks to the past and the future to illuminate the present.  It’s scandalous, nearly libellous, and often hilarious material from one of the region’s most acclaimed emerging playwrights, Stephen M Hornby.

    "This is a script in hand full performance of the latest stage of the play's development. Inkbrew welcome your feedback on all elements of the script."

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  • 8th Sep, 7:30 pm

    Longform Fridays

    Join CSzUK on the Second Friday of each month for a night of improvised drama and comedy as performers create whole narratives and characters from audience suggestions. Longform Fridays will surprise, challenge and entertain with an exciting mix of Improv styles. Tell us about your week and we'll help you see the funny side.

    £3 on the door

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  • 8th Sep, 7:30 pm

    LOVING HER LOVING HIM

    It’s June 2022 and Greater Manchester first Mayor has just been elected as Prime Minister.   That’s just one of the amazing political scenarios that the award-winning Inkbrew Productions explore in their new play “Loving Her, Loving Him” by Stephen M Hornby.  The plays premieres at leading new writing venue The Kings Arms, Salford from 6-9 September 2017.

     

    Tickets available here: http://www.wegottickets.com/f/11028

    Inkbrew Productions won the Greater Manchester Fringe Best Drama Award last year with their controversial dramedy “Die Diana” also by Stephen M Hornby.  Additionally, they were nominated for Best Fringe Production at the Manchester Theatre Awards.    The company are determined to make their new play every bit as topical and controversial, with a behind the scenes look at the sex, sweat and scum of political parties from the 1970s, through the present day, to a possible near future.

     

    The major political events of four decade are seen through the eyes of two men.   They chart the rise and fall of Jeremy Corbyn, as they conduct an illicit affair that stretches from the last days of Gordon Brown’s Government to first of Andy Burnham’s;  over a decade of being on the inside of the Labour Party, hiding in plain sight.  Back in the 1970s, two strangely similar men meet by chance in a hotel in Blackpool at Margaret Thatcher’s first Conservative Party Conference as Leader.  They also conduct a secret affair over the next dozen years. The extremes of Thatcher’s Government mirror their tempestuous relationship as the two men struggle with each other, loving your enemy and the pace of change.

     

    “Loving Her, Loving Him” is a brilliant political romance performed by two of the regions strongest actors Joel Parry, currently in Jimmy McGovern’s new BBC Drama “Broken”, and Dean Gregory, who appeared with Maxine Peake in “Hamlet”.  It looks to the past and the future to illuminate the present.  It’s scandalous, nearly libellous, and often hilarious material from one of the region’s most acclaimed emerging playwrights, Stephen M Hornby.

    "This is a script in hand full performance of the latest stage of the play's development. Inkbrew welcome your feedback on all elements of the script."

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  • 9th Sep, 7:30 pm

    Greyhounds

    Following a successful run at the Greater Manchester Fringe Festival, Greyhounds returns!

    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 amateur theatrical rehearsal room.

    "The narrative was excellent, the props beautifully detailed and the acting so believable."

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  • 9th Sep, 7:30 pm

    LOVING HER LOVING HIM

    It’s June 2022 and Greater Manchester first Mayor has just been elected as Prime Minister.   That’s just one of the amazing political scenarios that the award-winning Inkbrew Productions explore in their new play “Loving Her, Loving Him” by Stephen M Hornby.  The plays premieres at leading new writing venue The Kings Arms, Salford from 6-9 September 2017.

     

    Tickets available here: http://www.wegottickets.com/f/11028

    Inkbrew Productions won the Greater Manchester Fringe Best Drama Award last year with their controversial dramedy “Die Diana” also by Stephen M Hornby.  Additionally, they were nominated for Best Fringe Production at the Manchester Theatre Awards.    The company are determined to make their new play every bit as topical and controversial, with a behind the scenes look at the sex, sweat and scum of political parties from the 1970s, through the present day, to a possible near future.

     

    The major political events of four decade are seen through the eyes of two men.   They chart the rise and fall of Jeremy Corbyn, as they conduct an illicit affair that stretches from the last days of Gordon Brown’s Government to first of Andy Burnham’s;  over a decade of being on the inside of the Labour Party, hiding in plain sight.  Back in the 1970s, two strangely similar men meet by chance in a hotel in Blackpool at Margaret Thatcher’s first Conservative Party Conference as Leader.  They also conduct a secret affair over the next dozen years. The extremes of Thatcher’s Government mirror their tempestuous relationship as the two men struggle with each other, loving your enemy and the pace of change.

     

    “Loving Her, Loving Him” is a brilliant political romance performed by two of the regions strongest actors Joel Parry, currently in Jimmy McGovern’s new BBC Drama “Broken”, and Dean Gregory, who appeared with Maxine Peake in “Hamlet”.  It looks to the past and the future to illuminate the present.  It’s scandalous, nearly libellous, and often hilarious material from one of the region’s most acclaimed emerging playwrights, Stephen M Hornby.

    "This is a script in hand full performance of the latest stage of the play's development. Inkbrew welcome your feedback on all elements of the script."

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  • 10th Sep, 7:30 pm

    Greyhounds

    Following a successful run at the Greater Manchester Fringe Festival, Greyhounds returns!

    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 amateur theatrical rehearsal room.

    "The narrative was excellent, the props beautifully detailed and the acting so believable."

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  • 15th Sep, 7:30 pm

    Married. But Lonely.

    Jerry’s wife has recently died. Within 48 hours he’s unexpectedly contacted by two very different internet dating sites. 'Big Brother' clearly knows who and where he is. Intrigued by this intrusion, Jerry sets off investigating his dilemma - which site, if at all, should he choose; the ‘no strings’ type which encourages infidelity, or the other super-elite site whose users truly believe they are royalty.

    Jerry meets a date from each site; chalk and cheese, Veronica and Clare, both with their own particular stories to tell. We watch him as he explores their past lives, motivations and influences. We discover why they really joined the sites they did - and what they, and fate, have planned for him next.

    £8.00 (£6.00 concessions)

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  • 18th Sep, 7:15 pm

    Scripts Aloud - Double Bill

    Damsel in Distress by Tommy Cowell
    A young Princess is sent on a valiant quest to rescue a Prince from The Wicked Witch on the mountain. A fun comedy script with a feminist and LGBT twist on the usual princess stories.

    Concealment by Joe Matthew Morris
    Four film crew are locked in a basement. Which of them is responsible and what do they want? An intriguing mystery play.

    Two 30 minute script in hand performances followed by audience feedback.

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  • 21st Sep, 7:30 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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  • 24th Sep, 6:45 pm

    I See You Live and Popular Comedian Rob Mulholland DVD Filming

    7pm: Sam Gore- I See You

    9pm: Popular Comedian Rob Mulholland
    Fresh from successful runs at the Edinburgh Fringe, two of Manchester's finest comedians are recording their shows for posterity in front of an (adopted) hometown crowd. We'd love to have as many friends, fans, supporters and general loud-laughers with us as we film our first shows. This is probably your last chance to see either of these shows in Manchester so come along and bring your mates. Tickets are only a fiver for both shows.

    I See You Live is the insanely brilliant live offshoot of the staggeringly popular series of facebook-based comedy celebrity horror stories I See You created by Sam Gore. A dark, twisted and utterly hilarious look at the nightmarish worlds of celebrity and politics unlike anything you've ever seen.

    "The fantasies are amusing, but what really makes them glint are the brutal, Charlie Brooker-grade insults Gore sneers so deliciously. If nothing else, Gore deserves a job writing on the next Wipe on the basis of this vivid, inventive and gorgeously spiteful abuse, delivered with finely focused rancour. " **** Chortle

    "The world needs writers like Gore who are willing to take a swipe at the elite and not afraid to be funny whilst doing it." Broadway Baby

    Popular Comedian Rob Mulholland is the shaggy dog tale of one booze-addled comedian's battle with the middle class arts industry. After finding out the Arts Council refuse to fund comedy (the only artform they specifically disallow) he applied for funding for a play about a comedian who tricks the Arts Council into funding comedy by pretending it's a play. What follows is the tale of what happens when you hand a drunk idiot a load of money and he feels like wasting it to teach you a lesson.

    "Mulholland is a fearless stand-up...many of his jokes divide the audience somewhat yet never completely alienates anyone. Where some comedians set out to shock, Mulholland just doesn’t seem to have any filters on his thought process. Rather than asking if a joke is likely to upset someone, he just asks if it’s funny. The angry comedian is a common trope these days and Mulholland is brilliantly pissed-off at the world. His show title is very likely to soon be true." Broadway Baby

    "Mulholland could be a Yorkshire Irvine Welsh...He's mastered the art of exaggerated anger...if you like your comedians pissed off, Mulholland's your man" Chortle

    "The whole show leaves a bad taste...a shameless attempt at onstage infamy" Fest

    Please invite your friends, come along and have a right bloody laugh watching two great shows for just a fiver.

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  • 25th Sep, 7:15 pm

    Scripts Aloud with Studio Salford

    Scripts Aloud
    ADP are joining forces with Studio Salford's 'Write for the Stage' to bring you...
    Three 20 minute extracts of full length plays from three writers who are currently completing Studio Salford's Write for the Stage workshop.
    If you like what you see, you can see the full reading later in the week.
    Writers: Shahid Khan, David Chriscole and Anne Wynne.
    Directors: Mike Heath, Leni Murphy and Michael White.
    Doors open - 7.15 pm

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  • 28th Sep, 8:00 pm

    Old Ground

    Old Ground tells the story of two lovers who, against the backdrop of Manchester's swinging sixties, became the most notorious and despised serial-killers in British criminal history. Crimes so depraved and macabre, their extents would remain unspoken, and untouched, for another two decades.

    From their separate prison cells in the 1980s, rumours of even more atrocities begin to surface. The psychopath seeks to exact revenge on his ex-lover, while she - claiming to be a changed and innocent woman - simply wants her freedom... and at any cost.

    But will the truth ever prevail in this very public battle of two abominable evils?

    http://www.organisedchaosproductions.co.uk/oldground.html

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  • 29th Sep, 8:00 pm

    Old Ground

    Old Ground tells the story of two lovers who, against the backdrop of Manchester's swinging sixties, became the most notorious and despised serial-killers in British criminal history. Crimes so depraved and macabre, their extents would remain unspoken, and untouched, for another two decades.

    From their separate prison cells in the 1980s, rumours of even more atrocities begin to surface. The psychopath seeks to exact revenge on his ex-lover, while she - claiming to be a changed and innocent woman - simply wants her freedom... and at any cost.

    But will the truth ever prevail in this very public battle of two abominable evils?

    http://www.organisedchaosproductions.co.uk/oldground.html

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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.