Theatre & Comedy

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  • 14th Mar, 7:30 pm

    Out of Time by Tim Keogh

    'Out of Time' explores the life of Brian Jones, the founder of The Rolling
    Stones. We first encounter Brian, barely out of his teens, as he auditions Mick
    Jagger and Keith Richards in the seedy back streets of Soho in the summer of
    1962. We follow their progress as they play their first London concerts and
    obtain a recording contract. As the Stones hit the top of the charts the first
    cracks begin to appear in the relationship between Jones, Jagger and Richards.
    'Out of Time' exposes the ruthless internal dynamics and sexual competition
    within the group, leaving Brian very much on the outside looking in.
    'Out of Time' challenges the traditionally held view that Brian Jones was
    simply a victim of the excesses of the Sixties and that he just couldn’t cope
    with his fame and fortune. It examines his difficult childhood in post war
    Cheltenham and exposes his inability to establish a fulfilling relationship with any of the women in his life.

    George Harrison put it simply when he said that “there was nothing the matter
    with him that a little extra love wouldn’t have cured. I don’t think he had
    enough love and understanding.”

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  • 20th Mar, 7:30 pm

    The Cycle

    Jake seems to have it all: Nice flat, working towards the dream, and couldn't be more in love... is what he wants you to think.

    But peer behind closed doors and you'll uncover a shocking, never-ending cycle of toxic abuse that threatens his and girlfriends Katie's lives. The Cycle is constantly twisting and testing not only their relationships but of those around them, the once happy-go-lucky couple have to ask who they are and can they do anything stop this living nightmare?

    Following on from the success of Great Expectations Theatre's debut Runaway from the 2016 Greater Manchester Fringe Festival. The Cycle continues Great Expectations ethos to highlight unknown issues that are negatively affecting young people of today by exposing the issue of domestic violence against young males. Exploring the roles of all involved in domestic violence to highlight that it truly can happen to anyone and everyone. We'll be teaming up with the Respect charity who specialize in domestic violence against males in the UK to raise awareness and funds on the issue.

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  • 25th Mar, 7:30 pm

    Snowflakes - a collection of new plays by Hung Theatre

    Join us for an evening of being offended as 6 brand new plays from Manchester based emerging writers make their official debut, written to the theme of the snowflake generation!

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  • 29th Mar, 7:00 pm


    Following the success of the sold out The Real Story: In the Half-light event at last year’s Not Quite Light Weekend, we’re teaming up with The Real Story again to present The Real Story: Transition on Friday March 29th. Novelist and essayist Jenn Ashworth will headline an evening of nonfiction stories exploring the themes of twilight, time and transition, supported by a bill of established and emerging writers (full line-up tbc), who will perform specially written pieces for this even

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  • 29th Mar, 8:30 pm

    Between Us

    Boy meets girl. But then what?


    'Between Us' is a bittersweet play that tells the inside story of one couple’s relationship. Completely improvised from audience suggestion, we discover what makes us fall in love and what makes us fall apart.


    ***** “This is live theatre taken to a whole new level.” Sheffield Review

    **** “Genuinely funny whilst delivering real emotional depth and audience connection. Why does anyone bother writing plays at all when, as Rachel and Alex showed, you can entertain so successfully on the spot?” Broadway Baby

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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.