Theatre & Comedy

This Month…

  • 2nd Nov, 7:30 pm

    Satan & Mrs Smith

    Mrs Smith has been a good woman all her life but on the day she meets her maker, something goes a bit wrong. It's OK for her, she can handle anything but Satan will do absolutely anything to shift her out of Hell before her lovely ways have a permanent effect on the inhabitants.

    Originally written for Liverpool's Lantern Writers group, this comedy play defied the odds on its first performance in July when it played to a sell-out crowd, despite clashing with England's first World Cup semi-final appearance in 28 years.

    Cast: Phil Perez, Pamela Ashton, Jen Cartwright, James Seamus Bray, Duane Williams

    Written by Jamie McLoughlin

    Directed by John Garfield-Roberts

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  • 3rd Nov, 7:30 pm

    Cheeky Peacocks present: Comedy Creations

    Cheeky Peacocks are back with their second comedy creations. This time we are raising money for The Christie. A fantastic hospital in Manchester which provides the best possible care and treatment for cancer.

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  • 3rd Nov, 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 mullet

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  • 6th Nov, 7:30 pm

    Me, Mum and The Patriarchy

    Written & Performed by Keeley Lane
    Directed by Samantha Robinson

    It’s moving day, join Keeley as she packs away her memories into boxes. Come in for a cuppa and give her a hand. As she packs up her plates and boxes up her treasures, she journeys back through her family history and goes on a journey towards feminsm.

    Me, Mum & The Patriarchy portrays three generations of Northern women in a moving, hilarious and poignant journey that reflects on the choices we make and the question ever prevalent in the tabloids, can women really have it all?

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  • 10th Nov, 7:30 pm

    Somme Men

    When four men tasked with a special mission are stuck in no mans land it seems that they have no hope of getting home. They all reminisce about their families, friends, and lovers when suddenly, a young man from the CLC [Chinese Labour Corps] gets stranded with them.

    As anger and claustrophobia descends, their fear that a spy is among them grows ever more real.
    A play about prejudice, espionage and the horrors of war, from untold stories of men from the front.

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  • 11th Nov, 1:00 pm

    Somme Men

    When four men tasked with a special mission are stuck in no mans land it seems that they have no hope of getting home. They all reminisce about their families, friends, and lovers when suddenly, a young man from the CLC [Chinese Labour Corps] gets stranded with them.

    As anger and claustrophobia descends, their fear that a spy is among them grows ever more real.
    A play about prejudice, espionage and the horrors of war, from untold stories of men from the front.

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  • 11th Nov, 4:00 pm

    Somme Men

    When four men tasked with a special mission are stuck in no mans land it seems that they have no hope of getting home. They all reminisce about their families, friends, and lovers when suddenly, a young man from the CLC [Chinese Labour Corps] gets stranded with them.

    As anger and claustrophobia descends, their fear that a spy is among them grows ever more real.
    A play about prejudice, espionage and the horrors of war, from untold stories of men from the front.

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  • 14th Nov, 7:30 pm

    The Script by Robert Pegg

    Agrippa Productions presents:
    The Script

    by Robert Pegg
    Directed by Mike Heath

    Starring Zoe Iqbal, Ian Curley and Leni Murphy

    A young mother finds herself on the Syrian border while on a family holiday in Turkey.

    She is arrested and brought back to the UK to be questioned on suspicion of involvement in terrorism.

    The police want to know the truth about why she was there. Her lawyer wants to protect her at all costs.

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  • 15th Nov, 7:30 pm

    The Script by Robert Pegg

    Agrippa Productions presents

    The Script

    by Robert Pegg

    Directed by Mike Heath

    Starring Zoe Iqbal, Ian Curley and Leni Murphy

    A young mother finds herself on the Syrian border while on a family holiday in Turkey.

    She is arrested and brought back to the UK to be questioned on suspicion of involvement in terrorism.

    The police want to know the truth about why she was there. Her lawyer wants to protect her at all costs.

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  • 16th Nov, 7:30 pm

    The Script by Robert Pegg

    Agrippa Productions presents:
    The Script

    by Robert Pegg
    Directed by Mike Heath

    Starring Zoe Iqbal, Ian Curley and Leni Murphy

    A young mother finds herself on the Syrian border while on a family holiday in Turkey.

    She is arrested and brought back to the UK to be questioned on suspicion of involvement in terrorism.

    The police want to know the truth about why she was there. Her lawyer wants to protect her at all costs.

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  • 18th Nov, 2:30 pm

    The Script by Robert Pegg

    Agrippa Productions presents

    The Script

    by Robert Pegg

    Directed by Mike Heath

    Starring Zoe Iqbal, Ian Curley and Leni Murphy

    A young mother finds herself on the Syrian border while on a family holiday in Turkey.

    She is arrested and brought back to the UK to be questioned on suspicion of involvement in terrorism.

    The police want to know the truth about why she was there. Her lawyer wants to protect her at all costs.

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  • 18th Nov, 7:30 pm

    The Script by Robert Pegg

    Agrippa Productions presents

    The Script

    by Robert Pegg

    Directed by Mike Heath

    Starring Zoe Iqbal, Ian Curley and Leni Murphy

    A young mother finds herself on the Syrian border while on a family holiday in Turkey.

    She is arrested and brought back to the UK to be questioned on suspicion of involvement in terrorism.

    The police want to know the truth about why she was there. Her lawyer wants to protect her at all costs.

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  • 24th Nov, 7:30 pm

    Don’t Bother by Bróccán Tyzack-Carlin

    A stand-up poetry show about dead dogs, chocolate and nostalgia.

    In his debut solo outing, Bróccán Tyzack-Carlin presents a semi-coherent exploration of nothing in particular, using some words that rhyme and some more that don't. You're allowed to search for Higher Meaning in this hour of comedy and spoken word, but it's probably easier if you don't bother

    Produced by Max Emmerson

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  • 25th Nov, 6:15 pm

    Mike Newall - Re:Newall (work in progress)

    A title Mike can't quite believe he hadn’t thought of before.

    'well-crafted jokes, great call-backs and a wonderfully dry delivery' Three Weeks

    “Impressive stuff” - Chortle

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  • 26th Nov, 7:15 pm

    ADP: Scripts Aloud

    Scripts Aloud
    Join us for our classic night of four short scripts.

    All performances are script-in-hand.
    Doors open - 7.15 pm
    Performance starts - 7.30 pm

    For more info and other event dates: www.manchesteradp.com

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  • 27th Nov, 8:00 pm

    Rose & The Diamond Hand

    Rose & the Diamond Hand

    Artist and musician Rose Niland raises planetary energy in this time of great awakening and conscious awareness. With her Diamond Hands, Rose serves a sonic exploration of the journey to liberation through atmospheric electronica and gothic-tinged folk.

    Triangle Cuts

    Trianglecuts, Post-Punk gothic electronic duo with haunting vocal loops, currently recording their first debut album.
    www.trianglecuts.co.uk

    Emily Oldfield

    Emily Oldfield is a maverick writer and poet, Editor of HAUNT Manchester – the city’s newest network and site delving into the mysterious side of Manchester. In her poetry she explores themes including the weird world of human relationships, eating disorders and the North (she’s from Burnley).

    Plus Gypsy Karen

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  • 29th Nov, 7:30 pm

    G&D - GOD AND SATAN VISIT SALFORD

    Writer and performer Andrew Yates teams up with Elizabeth Poole in his new darkly humorous two-hander G&D. Having worked together before in theatre, Andrew and Elizabeth are delighted to bring to you this unusual piece.

    Things are not quite right in the Firmament ... The earth is bleeding into the sea, Michael is most displeased, Satan is looking for trouble - and God is about to get a wake-up call!

    G&D ? Is it an exciting new cocktail - or something a bit more sinister? Or both? Come to The Vaults and find out!

    As writer and performer and creator of Tattyband production company Andrew Yates debuted his new musical Death of a Lily at The King’s Arms and this was well received. Andrew received warm reviews for his portrayal of Tom in Under The Dirt, which was performed at The Lowry as part of the Replay Festival. Andrew is currently performing in Joe O'Burn's superb play The Haunting of Blaine Manor.

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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.