Theatre & Comedy

This Month…

  • 5th Jan, 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 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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  • 9th Jan, 7:00 pm

    The Hive: Scratch Night


    Successful applicants are invited to pitch ideas and themselves. expect fresh ideas, maybe some dancing, singing, nudity.... who knows

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  • 14th Jan, 7:15 pm

    ADP: Scripts Aloud

    Join us for a full length script in hand show.

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

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  • 18th Jan, 7:30 pm

    The Greek (Rehearsed reading)

    “St George was Greek, aye. You know, the one on our flag.”

    Northern England, recent times. It’s the run up the Brexit referendum and Mary is poor, old, alone and angry.

    With only a conservative neighbour to talk to, she secretly awaits the arrival of a long-lost relative. But revealing his identity brings her entire worldview into question.

    The Greek is a tender comedy-drama about British identity, race and the humanity behind both sides of the Brexit debate.

    This is a new work in progress by writer of Best Comedy Play nominee at the 2018 Greater Manchester Fringe, Lewis Charlesworth.



    Lewis Charlesworth's transition from comedian to playwright has been a success
    - Manchester Theatre Awards Timely, funny, and defiantly anti heavy-handed.

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  • 19th Jan, 7:30 pm


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

    Playwright James Ernest blends realism and melodrama to create a harrowing, bleak yet funny reflection of working class struggles at home and in the workplace.

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  • 21st Jan, 7:45 pm

    After Miss Julie by Patrick Marber

    After Miss Julie is a play by Patrick Marber which relocates August Strindberg's naturalist tragedy, Miss Julie (1888), to an English country house in July 1945. The re-imagining of the events of Strindberg's original are transposed to the night of the British Labour Party's "landslide" election victory.

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  • 31st Jan, 7:30 pm


    We have things under control! All the socks, all the green skittles, the odd and even numbers, everything. Until unearthing a skull in an unmarked grave forces Nuala to piece together not only a forgotten girl’s life but also her own buried secrets.
    Based on personal experience, Ladybones is a funny and moving look at mental health, identity and loneliness. What happens to us when the past and the present collide?

    Writen and performed by Sorcha McCaffrey
    Directed by Lucia Cox

    Ladybones is in partnership with OCD-UK, a national charity for people with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.

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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.