Theatre & Comedy

This Month…

  • 1st Jul, 7:30 pm

    A Quick Guide to Ruining your Life

    A play by award winning writer Laura Harper: From the outside, Dawn has it all; nice house, fast car, great friends and family, and a new job out in sunny Dubai. So why has she been hiding in her own attic for the last three months? She’s about to confess all to the world, but not before she confronts some painful home truths, uncovers a heart-breaking infidelity and learns to poop in a bucket!

    Laura Harper is the Winner of The Audience’s Favourite Award at the 24:7 Theatre Festival 2015, Nominated for Best Fringe Production at the 2015 Manchester Theatre Awards, Winner of The Madeline Boden Award for Best New Play at Woking Drama Festival 2017, Winner of the Iron & Fire Award for New Writing at Leatherhead Theatre Festival, and most recently, the North West Winner of the ITI Morecambe Fringe 10 Minute Play Competition.

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  • 1st Jul, 9:00 pm

    Grant Busé: Touché Busé

    When you’re duelling with life – it’s the blows that make shows! Australian comic and ex-Neighbours star Grant Busé is set to satirically serenade Manchester with his ‘ingenious comedy music’ ***** (TulpaMagazine.com). There’ll be no stopping Busé’s disarming charm, sharp wit and hit tunes. Best Improv/Music nominated at Leicester Comedy Festival 2019. Winner in 2018 of Best Cabaret Weekly Award at Adelaide Fringe Best Cabaret Nominated at Fringe World 2018 ‘Must see’ ***** – Scotsman ‘His voice is as impressive as his hair’ ***** – Edinburgh Evening News ‘Smart as anything coming from Tim Minchin and equally as politically woke’ **** – Broadway Baby

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  • 2nd Jul, 7:00 pm

    A Touch of Magic

    A Touch of Magic - a Romantic Comedy. Ron and Carol's anniversary trip to Tenerife is gate-crashed by Owen, an over zealous holiday rep whose presence unveils a deeply buried secret. Writer - Anne Wynne. Northern Soul nominated Northern Writer of the Year 2018

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  • 2nd Jul, 9:00 pm

    The Little Pink Book of Masculinity

    After his sell-out run at The Manchester Fringe Festival 2018 and International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival 2019, John is back on the prowl for gym buds and bro jobs... but no camp lads thanks, real men only. The Little Pink Book of Masculinity is a hilariously camp frolic, filled with a plethora of witticisms and astute observations on the pressure to conform to masculine stereotypes. Journey with John as he uncovers the pitfalls of the gay community, the desire for that much idealised insta-body, the treacherous path of dating apps and just how toxic masculinity can really be.

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  • 3rd Jul, 7:00 pm

    A Touch of Magic

    A Touch of Magic - a Romantic Comedy. Ron and Carol's anniversary trip to Tenerife is gate-crashed by Owen, an over zealous holiday rep whose presence unveils a deeply buried secret. Writer - Anne Wynne. Northern Soul nominated Northern Writer of the Year 2018

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  • 3rd Jul, 9:00 pm

    The Little Pink Book of Masculinity

    After his sell-out run at The Manchester Fringe Festival 2018 and International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival 2019, John is back on the prowl for gym buds and bro jobs... but no camp lads thanks, real men only. The Little Pink Book of Masculinity is a hilariously camp frolic, filled with a plethora of witticisms and astute observations on the pressure to conform to masculine stereotypes. Journey with John as he uncovers the pitfalls of the gay community, the desire for that much idealised insta-body, the treacherous path of dating apps and just how toxic masculinity can really be.

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  • 4th Jul, 7:00 pm

    A Touch of Magic

    A Touch of Magic - a Romantic Comedy. Ron and Carol's anniversary trip to Tenerife is gate-crashed by Owen, an over zealous holiday rep whose presence unveils a deeply buried secret. Writer - Anne Wynne. Northern Soul nominated Northern Writer of the Year 2018

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  • 4th Jul, 8:00 pm

    Knees Bent Bras Off Ra Ra Ra

    You are invited to my family party! Welcome. Like all family parties there are weird traditions, songs, games and drama. It’s not a family party if Sam hasn’t started crying after three gins and Veronica's started an argument in the kitchen. At the party you will hear family secrets, sing along to songs and learn new traditions to take home and try at your own family parties. The show is a comedy theatre show, using spoken word, poetry, songs, storytelling and recorded interviews to look at how we celebrate in this country. In the absence of religious traditions what do we use in its place? How do we come together to rejoice? At the party we experience three generations of music and dance and hear some family secrets, going through ballroom, to Northern Soul, to 90's club classics, looking at how we experience collective joy and how a lack of it in our culture leads to isolation. You will leave remembering how important it is to celebrate and find your tribe. Ruth is hosting this party and guiding you through with comedy and care.

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  • 4th Jul, 9:00 pm

    THE F**K IT BUTTON

    What makes you press yours? Comedy actor and writer Ali Kahn reveals her f**k it list; how she lost herself in weed and wanking until she found her spiritual erection. She'll make you want to f**k it in a whole new way. "A brilliant comedy actress in her own right...Kahn's versatility is perfect" (North West End). Shortlisted for Best Actor, GM Fringe Festival 2018. Written and perfomed by Ali Kahn. Directed by Anna Macgowan.

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  • 5th Jul, 6:00 pm

    Gobby

    Five parties. One big mouth. Bri is not who she used to be, so she’s revisiting the five parties that changed her. Gobby is a playlist of awkward encounters, starting over and growing up. A biting and heartfelt comedy about what it really means to be loud, this new play is a darkly comic telling of survival, and a lesson in how to throw a really good party.

    ★★★★★ “A phoenix rising from the popped balloons and empty cups, Gobby is raw, triumphant and a soaring one-woman odyssey.” (Stage Whispers)

    ★★★★ (Remote Goat) “With very few trappings to assist her, Irvine grabs and keeps her audience's attention with an absorbing performance.” (Riot In The Cheap Seats)

    Facebook, Twitter & Instagram: @GobbyPlay

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  • 5th Jul, 7:00 pm

    Thick Richard Presents: SWEAR SCHOOL

    A fast-paced crash course in everything you wanted to know about bad language that school couldn’t teach you. Join the class of sinister puppets as punk poet Thick Richard looks at the history, definition and use of swearing in his darkly humorous, educational show. Swear School examines the language of swearing, blasphemy, physical gesturing, euphemisms, childish swearing, looking at why we swear and what it means to be offended. Dragging us through an A-Z celebrating and unpicking this area of the English language as the funniest yet most damaging expressive form of communication we have. Very, VERY strong language throughout! Thick Richard has been pedalling his potty-mouthed poems, cynical, lyrical, jet-black humour, intelligent wordplay, well-crafted verse, and occasionally acerbic, well-targeted comic attacks since 1999. A support for Kate Tempest, Arthur Smith and The Fall, Thick Richard was also presenter of BBC 6 Music's Beat of the Day.

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  • 5th Jul, 8:00 pm

    Proxy

    Gypsy Rose is imprisoned in a world of fantasy, invalided and infantilised by her mother Dee Dee. Until her online Prince Charming offers a way out...

    “★★★★★ Proxy is a masterpiece of performance, a triumph of layered character building. Disturbing yet enthralling solo show.” —Fringe Guru

    “★★★★★ A solo play that is gripping from start to finish. ” —Fringe Review

    “★★★★ A heart-wrenching yarn, riddled with genuine pathos.” —The List

    “Caroline Burns Cooke's performance is astonishing.” —Broadway Baby

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  • 5th Jul, 9:00 pm

    Don't Bother

    A stand-up poetry show about dead dogs, chocolate and nostalgia. 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. Bróccán is the Winner of Manchester Word War 2018, a Hammer and Tongue National Finalist 2019, and and an alumnus of the multi-award winning Durham Revue. ***** (Bunbury Magazine)

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  • 6th Jul, 12:00 pm

    Fifty and Nifty

    An afternoon of 5 short plays all with the common theme of being in over fifty, taking a sideways view of getting old. Join us for a mix of both comedy and drama covering a range of topics about life in later years.

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  • 6th Jul, 4:00 pm

    A Quick Guide to Ruining your Life

    A play by award winning writer Laura Harper: From the outside, Dawn has it all; nice house, fast car, great friends and family, and a new job out in sunny Dubai. So why has she been hiding in her own attic for the last three months? She’s about to confess all to the world, but not before she confronts some painful home truths, uncovers a heart-breaking infidelity and learns to poop in a bucket!

    Laura Harper is the Winner of The Audience’s Favourite Award at the 24:7 Theatre Festival 2015, Nominated for Best Fringe Production at the 2015 Manchester Theatre Awards, Winner of The Madeline Boden Award for Best New Play at Woking Drama Festival 2017, Winner of the Iron & Fire Award for New Writing at Leatherhead Theatre Festival, and most recently, the North West Winner of the ITI Morecambe Fringe 10 Minute Play Competition.

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  • 6th Jul, 6:00 pm

    Gobby

    Five parties. One big mouth. Bri is not who she used to be, so she’s revisiting the five parties that changed her. Gobby is a playlist of awkward encounters, starting over and growing up. A biting and heartfelt comedy about what it really means to be loud, this new play is a darkly comic telling of survival, and a lesson in how to throw a really good party.

    ★★★★★ “A phoenix rising from the popped balloons and empty cups, Gobby is raw, triumphant and a soaring one-woman odyssey.” (Stage Whispers)

    ★★★★ (Remote Goat) “With very few trappings to assist her, Irvine grabs and keeps her audience's attention with an absorbing performance.” (Riot In The Cheap Seats)

    Facebook, Twitter & Instagram: @GobbyPlay

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  • 6th Jul, 7:00 pm

    Thick Richard Presents: SWEAR SCHOOL

    A fast-paced crash course in everything you wanted to know about bad language that school couldn’t teach you. Join the class of sinister puppets as punk poet Thick Richard looks at the history, definition and use of swearing in his darkly humorous, educational show. Swear School examines the language of swearing, blasphemy, physical gesturing, euphemisms, childish swearing, looking at why we swear and what it means to be offended. Dragging us through an A-Z celebrating and unpicking this area of the English language as the funniest yet most damaging expressive form of communication we have. Very, VERY strong language throughout! Thick Richard has been pedalling his potty-mouthed poems, cynical, lyrical, jet-black humour, intelligent wordplay, well-crafted verse, and occasionally acerbic, well-targeted comic attacks since 1999. A support for Kate Tempest, Arthur Smith and The Fall, Thick Richard was also presenter of BBC 6 Music's Beat of the Day.

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  • 6th Jul, 8:00 pm

    Proxy

    Gypsy Rose is imprisoned in a world of fantasy, invalided and infantilised by her mother Dee Dee. Until her online Prince Charming offers a way out...

    “★★★★★ Proxy is a masterpiece of performance, a triumph of layered character building. Disturbing yet enthralling solo show.” —Fringe Guru

    “★★★★★ A solo play that is gripping from start to finish. ” —Fringe Review

    “★★★★ A heart-wrenching yarn, riddled with genuine pathos.” —The List

    “Caroline Burns Cooke's performance is astonishing.” —Broadway Baby

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  • 6th Jul, 9:00 pm

    Don't Bother

    A stand-up poetry show about dead dogs, chocolate and nostalgia. 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. Bróccán is the Winner of Manchester Word War 2018, a Hammer and Tongue National Finalist 2019, and and an alumnus of the multi-award winning Durham Revue. ***** (Bunbury Magazine)

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  • 7th Jul, 2:00 pm

    A Quick Guide to Ruining your Life

    A play by award winning writer Laura Harper: From the outside, Dawn has it all; nice house, fast car, great friends and family, and a new job out in sunny Dubai. So why has she been hiding in her own attic for the last three months? She’s about to confess all to the world, but not before she confronts some painful home truths, uncovers a heart-breaking infidelity and learns to poop in a bucket!

    Laura Harper is the Winner of The Audience’s Favourite Award at the 24:7 Theatre Festival 2015, Nominated for Best Fringe Production at the 2015 Manchester Theatre Awards, Winner of The Madeline Boden Award for Best New Play at Woking Drama Festival 2017, Winner of the Iron & Fire Award for New Writing at Leatherhead Theatre Festival, and most recently, the North West Winner of the ITI Morecambe Fringe 10 Minute Play Competition.

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  • 7th Jul, 2:00 pm

    A Quick Guide to Ruining your Life

    A play by award winning writer Laura Harper: From the outside, Dawn has it all; nice house, fast car, great friends and family, and a new job out in sunny Dubai. So why has she been hiding in her own attic for the last three months? She’s about to confess all to the world, but not before she confronts some painful home truths, uncovers a heart-breaking infidelity and learns to poop in a bucket!

    Laura Harper is the Winner of The Audience’s Favourite Award at the 24:7 Theatre Festival 2015, Nominated for Best Fringe Production at the 2015 Manchester Theatre Awards, Winner of The Madeline Boden Award for Best New Play at Woking Drama Festival 2017, Winner of the Iron & Fire Award for New Writing at Leatherhead Theatre Festival, and most recently, the North West Winner of the ITI Morecambe Fringe 10 Minute Play Competition.

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  • 7th Jul, 4:00 pm

    Wake Up Maggie

    Top Gun / Nutribullet / Special Brew / 80s mullet / boiling kettles / 90s trance / Cliff Richard / bedroom dance / ironing piles / Maggie May / mince and veg / Happy Birthday! Come on Eileen / recession bites / 10p rubbers / Friday nights Two stories. Two lives. Two experiences of class. The North. The South. Emily. Babs. All Things Considered Theatre presents... Wake Up, Maggie! A cabaret of class, confusion - and karaoke.

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  • 7th Jul, 9:00 pm

    Ladies Antebellum: A Mighty Fine Adventure

    Southern Belles Annabelle and Mary-Lou are fugitives from the law and must flee for their lives. But frankly, they don’t give a damn. Get swept up in a world of swindling, stealing, romance & post office administration. Award-winning The Dead Secrets offer up their unique scripted comedy washed down with a glass of the finest lemonade in all the Carolinas. Mighty fine! “Surrender to the madness” – The List “Will leave you bouncing out of the venue with a smile and aching cheeks” – EdFringe Review Winners, Buxton Fringe Best Comedy Show (2014) ★★★★ Three Weeks ★★★★ EdFringe Review

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  • 8th Jul, 7:30 pm

    Diary of an Expat

    DIARY OF AN EXPAT is a semi autobiographic comedy directed by Katharina Reinthaller (Labels, Fringe First Winner 2015) about an immigrant’s journey towards full Britishness while a funny little thing called Brexit threatens the European dream of life abroad. Faced with the possibility of having to leave her home of ten years, Cecilia Gragnani is sharing her personal experience and testimonials of others to ask: what does it feel like to be an expat? A comic story of the encounter between a modern migrant and London – a contemporary El Dorado craved by generations of young Europeans – Diary of an Expat looks at the road to becoming a British citizen, embracing a new nationality whilst staying true to your roots, and the knocks your identity takes when no country claims you as their own. From amusing miscommunications to bewildering legal technicalities, Cecilia delves into the day-to-day of living in a country that can’t pronounce your surname.

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  • 8th Jul, 9:00 pm

    Ladies Antebellum: A Mighty Fine Adventure

    Southern Belles Annabelle and Mary-Lou are fugitives from the law and must flee for their lives. But frankly, they don’t give a damn. Get swept up in a world of swindling, stealing, romance & post office administration. Award-winning The Dead Secrets offer up their unique scripted comedy washed down with a glass of the finest lemonade in all the Carolinas. Mighty fine! “Surrender to the madness” – The List “Will leave you bouncing out of the venue with a smile and aching cheeks” – EdFringe Review Winners, Buxton Fringe Best Comedy Show (2014) ★★★★ Three Weeks ★★★★ EdFringe Review

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  • 9th Jul, 7:30 pm

    Diary of an Expat

    DIARY OF AN EXPAT is a semi autobiographic comedy directed by Katharina Reinthaller (Labels, Fringe First Winner 2015) about an immigrant’s journey towards full Britishness while a funny little thing called Brexit threatens the European dream of life abroad. Faced with the possibility of having to leave her home of ten years, Cecilia Gragnani is sharing her personal experience and testimonials of others to ask: what does it feel like to be an expat? A comic story of the encounter between a modern migrant and London – a contemporary El Dorado craved by generations of young Europeans – Diary of an Expat looks at the road to becoming a British citizen, embracing a new nationality whilst staying true to your roots, and the knocks your identity takes when no country claims you as their own. From amusing miscommunications to bewildering legal technicalities, Cecilia delves into the day-to-day of living in a country that can’t pronounce your surname.

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  • 9th Jul, 8:00 pm

    The Empathy Experiment

    Is empathy facing extinction? Are mobile phones to blame? Multiple slam winning poet Rose Condo returns with her latest spoken word show. Embarking on a Day Of No Mobile Phones, Rose explores tech addiction and compassion using herself as the test subject... think Dr Jekyll meets Dr Seuss. Join Rose in the final hour of her experiment as she madly tries to capture data, record findings, navigate digital withdrawal and prove her theory that empathy can be saved. Praise for Rose Condo: Runner Up Best Spoken Word Show 2017 Saboteur Awards “Emotionally-charged performance” (BroadwayBaby.com) **** Winnipeg Free Press

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  • 9th Jul, 9:00 pm

    Kasterborous in Bolton

    By 2018 fringe award winning writer Jonathan Hall 1999.

    Doctor Who maybe just another cancelled TV show but to the fans the constellations still beckon- and a fan convention like Kasterborous is the chance to meet those stars however faded they may be. Take a has-been writer, faded actress and two uber fans and the coordinates are set- but can they survive the vortex?

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  • 10th Jul, 7:30 pm

    'What if...?'

    It's a Friday night after work and the locals come to The Queen's Legs pub for a pint and Open Mic. night. Each person has their own reason for being there as they explore their fragile relationships, the skeletons in the closet, their tragedies and successes, their connections...all subtlety linked and fuelled by crisis and ego. The local pub becomes a place where everyone recognises no one and then ultimately everyone recognises what everyone else is going through and the differences they could have made if they had only known the answer to what if?...

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  • 10th Jul, 8:00 pm

    The Empathy Experiment

    Is empathy facing extinction? Are mobile phones to blame? Multiple slam winning poet Rose Condo returns with her latest spoken word show. Embarking on a Day Of No Mobile Phones, Rose explores tech addiction and compassion using herself as the test subject... think Dr Jekyll meets Dr Seuss. Join Rose in the final hour of her experiment as she madly tries to capture data, record findings, navigate digital withdrawal and prove her theory that empathy can be saved. Praise for Rose Condo: Runner Up Best Spoken Word Show 2017 Saboteur Awards “Emotionally-charged performance” (BroadwayBaby.com) **** Winnipeg Free Press

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  • 10th Jul, 9:00 pm

    Kasterborous in Bolton

    By 2018 fringe award winning writer Jonathan Hall 1999.

    Doctor Who maybe just another cancelled TV show but to the fans the constellations still beckon- and a fan convention like Kasterborous is the chance to meet those stars however faded they may be. Take a has-been writer, faded actress and two uber fans and the coordinates are set- but can they survive the vortex?

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  • 11th Jul, 7:00 pm

    A Touch of Magic

    A Touch of Magic - a Romantic Comedy. Ron and Carol's anniversary trip to Tenerife is gate-crashed by Owen, an over zealous holiday rep whose presence unveils a deeply buried secret. Writer - Anne Wynne. Northern Soul nominated Northern Writer of the Year 2018

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  • 11th Jul, 7:00 pm

    Unbreakable

    What will you fight for when loyalty and trust are put to the test? Drug addiction, temptation and money can break the faith in oneself but can it break the bond of love. An inspiring story of the human spirit, based on a true story. Starring Danny Clifford and Eve Gordon.

    This is Danny’s second play, his first play ‘From Heaven to Hell’ received 5 star reviews and was nominated for two awards.

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  • 11th Jul, 8:00 pm

    The Empathy Experiment

    Is empathy facing extinction? Are mobile phones to blame? Multiple slam winning poet Rose Condo returns with her latest spoken word show. Embarking on a Day Of No Mobile Phones, Rose explores tech addiction and compassion using herself as the test subject... think Dr Jekyll meets Dr Seuss. Join Rose in the final hour of her experiment as she madly tries to capture data, record findings, navigate digital withdrawal and prove her theory that empathy can be saved. Praise for Rose Condo: Runner Up Best Spoken Word Show 2017 Saboteur Awards “Emotionally-charged performance” (BroadwayBaby.com) **** Winnipeg Free Press

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  • 11th Jul, 9:00 pm

    Kasterborous in Bolton

    By 2018 fringe award winning writer Jonathan Hall 1999.

    Doctor Who maybe just another cancelled TV show but to the fans the constellations still beckon- and a fan convention like Kasterborous is the chance to meet those stars however faded they may be. Take a has-been writer, faded actress and two uber fans and the coordinates are set- but can they survive the vortex?

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  • 12th Jul, 6:00 pm

    Aussie Wildlife Whisperer

    Aussie Wildlife Whisperer is about all of the gorgeous animals you can find in Australia like the koalas, the kangaroos, and the spiders! Growing up with her greenie parents who are birdwatchers, Kath is true blue about Australian nature. Find out about her "special" house guests, and her thoughts on UK wildlife and adapting to Winter (bbbbrrrr). Performing with a irreverent G'day and an Australian accent, what's not to love? Come along possums!

    "Funny and delightful. Had the audience engrossed. Book this woman." - Stand Up at The Studio, Widnes

    “Gets all her material from me” - Her Grandma

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  • 12th Jul, 7:00 pm

    Unbreakable

    What will you fight for when loyalty and trust are put to the test? Drug addiction, temptation and money can break the faith in oneself but can it break the bond of love. An inspiring story of the human spirit, based on a true story. Starring Danny Clifford and Eve Gordon.

    This is Danny’s second play, his first play ‘From Heaven to Hell’ received 5 star reviews and was nominated for two awards.

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  • 12th Jul, 9:00 pm

    Scottish Falsetto Socks: Roll Up!

    Roll up! Roll up! They're Socks and they roll up! The Bath Comedy Festival Best Joke Award 2018 Winning Socks return with their brand new show, bringing you all the fun of the fair. The roar of the greasepaint and the smell of some socks. The Award Winning Socks are back with an hour of fire-breathing, tightrope-walking, juggling, magic and burlesque. Probably. New show, circus & music hall stylee. Did we mention we won an award? (Bath Comedy Festival Best Joke Award 2018. You heard) "Space age comedy to knock your socks off" - ★★★★ Daily Record "Had every single audience member... laughing until they cried." ★★★★★ Edinburgh Evening News "I experienced streaming tears of laughter and almost fell off my chair clutching my aching sides" ***** 5 STARS Broadway Baby

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  • 13th Jul, 2:00 pm

    Pramkicker

    Jude has always known she doesn't want kids. Her sister Susie isn't sure if her ovaries are twingeing or if she just needs a wee. One day, in a café full of 'yummy mummies', Jude loses the plot and kicks a pram. Then gets arrested. Then gets sent to anger management. Susie goes along for the ride and uses the opportunity to confess a secret. Pramkicker takes an unflinching look at what it means to be a modern woman.

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  • 13th Jul, 6:00 pm

    Aussie Wildlife Whisperer

    Aussie Wildlife Whisperer is about all of the gorgeous animals you can find in Australia like the koalas, the kangaroos, and the spiders! Growing up with her greenie parents who are birdwatchers, Kath is true blue about Australian nature. Find out about her "special" house guests, and her thoughts on UK wildlife and adapting to Winter (bbbbrrrr). Performing with a irreverent G'day and an Australian accent, what's not to love? Come along possums!

    "Funny and delightful. Had the audience engrossed. Book this woman." - Stand Up at The Studio, Widnes

    “Gets all her material from me” - Her Grandma

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  • 13th Jul, 7:00 pm

    Unbreakable

    What will you fight for when loyalty and trust are put to the test? Drug addiction, temptation and money can break the faith in oneself but can it break the bond of love. An inspiring story of the human spirit, based on a true story. Starring Danny Clifford and Eve Gordon.

    This is Danny’s second play, his first play ‘From Heaven to Hell’ received 5 star reviews and was nominated for two awards.

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  • 13th Jul, 7:30 pm

    Cally Beaton: Invisible

    Invisible is the new show from Cally Beaton (as seen on QI) – an unflinching, hilarious and unexpected insight into life at an age when the world ghosts you. Cally tells the story of the time she nearly disappeared, in Iceland - the country, not the shop. From behind the lines of the mid-life resistance, she gets her shellac-ed claws into survival. Cally mines the funny where you least expect it, turning gender stereotypes on their head as she goes. She won't go gentle into that good night. She might go mental. But she'll never go gentle.

    ‘Exciting and hilarious talent’ Time Out.

    ‘Clever running gags’ **** The Arts Desk.

    ‘Properly funny’ Sandi Toksvig.

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  • 13th Jul, 9:00 pm

    Madame Chandelier's Rough Guide to the Opera

    In a camp fusion of comedy, cabaret and opera, Madame Chandelier guides you through all her favourite songs. She's got jokes, an accordion and some F-ing high notes. Having trained and performed as an opera singer for over a decade, Madame Chandelier looked around one day and thought, you know what this stuff really needs? Gags, drinking games, and a Nessun Dorma sing-along!

    "Brilliantly memorable" Operissima

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  • 13th Jul, 9:00 pm

    THE F**K IT BUTTON

    What makes you press yours? Comedy actor and writer Ali Kahn reveals her f**k it list; how she lost herself in weed and wanking until she found her spiritual erection. She'll make you want to f**k it in a whole new way. "A brilliant comedy actress in her own right...Kahn's versatility is perfect" (North West End). Shortlisted for Best Actor, GM Fringe Festival 2018. Written and perfomed by Ali Kahn. Directed by Anna Macgowan.

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  • 14th Jul, 2:00 pm

    'What if...?'

    It's a Friday night after work and the locals come to The Queen's Legs pub for a pint and Open Mic. night. Each person has their own reason for being there as they explore their fragile relationships, the skeletons in the closet, their tragedies and successes, their connections...all subtlety linked and fuelled by crisis and ego. The local pub becomes a place where everyone recognises no one and then ultimately everyone recognises what everyone else is going through and the differences they could have made if they had only known the answer to what if?...

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  • 14th Jul, 4:00 pm

    Aussie Wildlife Whisperer

    Aussie Wildlife Whisperer is about all of the gorgeous animals you can find in Australia like the koalas, the kangaroos, and the spiders! Growing up with her greenie parents who are birdwatchers, Kath is true blue about Australian nature. Find out about her "special" house guests, and her thoughts on UK wildlife and adapting to Winter (bbbbrrrr). Performing with a irreverent G'day and an Australian accent, what's not to love? Come along possums!

    "Funny and delightful. Had the audience engrossed. Book this woman." - Stand Up at The Studio, Widnes

    “Gets all her material from me” - Her Grandma

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  • 14th Jul, 6:00 pm

    Isa Bonachera: The Great Emptiness

    Isa has been obsessed with outer space all her life, and she spent twenty years trying to become an astronaut. Did she ever get any closer? Award-winning comedian Isa Bonachera will take you on a tour of the cosmos and her broken dreams in this unique stand-up comedy experience. Isa is a BBC New Comedy Award 2018 finalist, Phoenix Artist Club Cabaret Award 2018 third-place winner, Leicester Square Sketch Off! 2018 runner-up, Max Turner Prize 2018 finalist, and Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year 2017 finalist.

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  • 14th Jul, 7:30 pm

    Pramkicker

    Jude has always known she doesn't want kids. Her sister Susie isn't sure if her ovaries are twingeing or if she just needs a wee. One day, in a café full of 'yummy mummies', Jude loses the plot and kicks a pram. Then gets arrested. Then gets sent to anger management. Susie goes along for the ride and uses the opportunity to confess a secret. Pramkicker takes an unflinching look at what it means to be a modern woman.

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  • 14th Jul, 9:00 pm

    Best In Class

    Showcasing underrepresented working-class comedy voices. Sponsored by Spam, chippy teas, waste grounds, hanging around, knock-off trainers, a fella your dad knows, weed, the unions, crap schools, bunking off, electric meters, Brixton, Toxteth, Grenfell, hand-me-down clothes, caravans, the back of a lorry, failed MOTs, failed GCSEs, bus stops, payday loans, bacon, pubs, pints, tobacco, Margaret f*cking Thatcher, Cash Converters, Universal Credit, zero-hour contracts, jam butties, gravy, pyjamas, broken glass, broken homes, playing out, white lightning, E, backyards, slums, dying young, the NHS, tired dads, fierce mums and empowerment. All ticket sales help fund working class comedians to perform at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. A crowd-funded profit-share, as it should be.

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  • 15th Jul, 6:00 pm

    Blue Lines by Stefanie Moore

    Starting a new school is tough, especially if you’re a teacher faced with the unthinkable – sex education classes. Lots of them. It’s also tough if you’re the new girl and your drunken deflowering in the car park comes back to haunt you. So what happens when the new girl and the new teacher turn to each other for solace? Based on true (and horrifying) experiences of telling kids what happens when you ‘do it’, Blue Lines is a play about fertility, weird friendships and coping with the unexpected. It also contains reference to monkey sanctuaries, boy parts and Sade. Winner of the Hive Award 2019, Blue Lines is Stefanie Moore’s debut play and has been developed under the mentorship of Tim Firth (Calendar Girls, Kinky Boots, The Band).

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  • 15th Jul, 7:00 pm

    Sian Davies: About Time

    Growing up is hard, but most people manage it. Sian Davies (Hilarity Bites Winner 2018) waited until she was 27 to grown up. Everyone agreed, it was about time. Join Sian on her hilarious journey of self discovery.

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  • 15th Jul, 8:00 pm

    Stained by Simon Widdop

    Johnny Deighton has been tattooing for close to 10 years, his studio Low Voltage is a local success and its reputation is growing nationally. But despite his success, what has the cost been to himself? This is Stained, the debut spoken word show from punk poet Simon Widdop.

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  • 15th Jul, 8:00 pm

    Tomorrow

    "What would you do if you could travel anywhere in time? Do Anything? See Everything?" Join Adam on a journey through time and space, as he takes a whistle stop tour of mankind's greatest historical achievements, from VE Day all the way up to 2389. Tomorrow is the debut show from DMT Theatre, exploring the importance of human connection, the power that people possess and most importantly, the value of time.

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  • 16th Jul, 6:00 pm

    Sian Davies: About Time

    Growing up is hard, but most people manage it. Sian Davies (Hilarity Bites Winner 2018) waited until she was 27 to grown up. Everyone agreed, it was about time. Join Sian on her hilarious journey of self discovery.

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  • 16th Jul, 6:00 pm

    Stained by Simon Widdop

    Johnny Deighton has been tattooing for close to 10 years, his studio Low Voltage is a local success and its reputation is growing nationally. But despite his success, what has the cost been to himself? This is Stained, the debut spoken word show from punk poet Simon Widdop.

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  • 16th Jul, 6:00 pm

    Untitled, the deep sleep

    Untitled The Deep Sleep is a performance installation by multi-disciplinary artist Yulia Hampton. The artist invites members of the public to share one of the most intimate experiences - sleep. From the middle of a city-center square, to the intersection of a busy road, Hampton takes her work to outdoor areas not usually considered to be ideal places for sleep. Working alone, the artist creates a theatrical installation, setting herself up on an elevated platform - part bed, part stage – where she settles down to sleep beneath the open sky. Cameras observe her from above and around, projecting the surrounding and her performance onto screens below. At once serious and absurd, the project has no agenda and is open to the intervention of chance. The artist prefers to avoid any public conduct, exploring the freedom of will for a Spectator or Participant, a Creator and/or Critic. Untitled The Deep Sleep is a work which raises questions about the nature of performance art and the roles that audience member and artist play together. While being present, but asleep, the artist has no conscious contact with public. The act of sleeping is the performance technique enables the performer to

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  • 16th Jul, 7:00 pm

    Blue Lines by Stefanie Moore

    Starting a new school is tough, especially if you’re a teacher faced with the unthinkable – sex education classes. Lots of them. It’s also tough if you’re the new girl and your drunken deflowering in the car park comes back to haunt you. So what happens when the new girl and the new teacher turn to each other for solace? Based on true (and horrifying) experiences of telling kids what happens when you ‘do it’, Blue Lines is a play about fertility, weird friendships and coping with the unexpected. It also contains reference to monkey sanctuaries, boy parts and Sade. Winner of the Hive Award 2019, Blue Lines is Stefanie Moore’s debut play and has been developed under the mentorship of Tim Firth (Calendar Girls, Kinky Boots, The Band).

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  • 16th Jul, 8:00 pm

    Sian Davies: About Time

    Growing up is hard, but most people manage it. Sian Davies (Hilarity Bites Winner 2018) waited until she was 27 to grown up. Everyone agreed, it was about time. Join Sian on her hilarious journey of self discovery.

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  • 16th Jul, 8:00 pm

    Tomorrow

    "What would you do if you could travel anywhere in time? Do Anything? See Everything?" Join Adam on a journey through time and space, as he takes a whistle stop tour of mankind's greatest historical achievements, from VE Day all the way up to 2389. Tomorrow is the debut show from DMT Theatre, exploring the importance of human connection, the power that people possess and most importantly, the value of time.

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  • 16th Jul, 9:15 pm

    Maisie Adam: Hang Fire (Work-In-Progress)

    Winner of So You Think You're Funny and the Amused Moose Award, Maisie returns to Edinburgh following her Best Newcomer-nominated debut. When Maisie was 13, she googled herself on a school computer. The top result was a news story, accompanied by two mugshots. It would seem - unbeknown to Maisie - she was part of something very dramatic years before and was only just discovering it now. As seen on 8 Out Of 10 Cats and The Stand-Up Sketch Show. "Every stage of her tale is told with wit, charm and sincerity" - The Wee Review "Go see Maisie Adam now and have bragging rights for years to come" - The Herald "Maisie Adam is phenomenal" - The Scotsman "Effortlessly charming....a magnetic stage presence" - The Skinny "Mightily impressive...perhaps the next chronicler of life for twentysomethings" - Chortle ****The List ****EdFest Mag ****The Skinny ****Voice Mag ****Thee Wee Review

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  • 17th Jul, 7:00 pm

    Stained by Simon Widdop

    Johnny Deighton has been tattooing for close to 10 years, his studio Low Voltage is a local success and its reputation is growing nationally. But despite his success, what has the cost been to himself? This is Stained, the debut spoken word show from punk poet Simon Widdop.

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  • 17th Jul, 8:00 pm

    Blue Lines by Stefanie Moore

    Starting a new school is tough, especially if you’re a teacher faced with the unthinkable – sex education classes. Lots of them. It’s also tough if you’re the new girl and your drunken deflowering in the car park comes back to haunt you. So what happens when the new girl and the new teacher turn to each other for solace? Based on true (and horrifying) experiences of telling kids what happens when you ‘do it’, Blue Lines is a play about fertility, weird friendships and coping with the unexpected. It also contains reference to monkey sanctuaries, boy parts and Sade. Winner of the Hive Award 2019, Blue Lines is Stefanie Moore’s debut play and has been developed under the mentorship of Tim Firth (Calendar Girls, Kinky Boots, The Band).

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  • 17th Jul, 9:15 pm

    Maisie Adam: Hang Fire (Work-In-Progress)

    Winner of So You Think You're Funny and the Amused Moose Award, Maisie returns to Edinburgh following her Best Newcomer-nominated debut. When Maisie was 13, she googled herself on a school computer. The top result was a news story, accompanied by two mugshots. It would seem - unbeknown to Maisie - she was part of something very dramatic years before and was only just discovering it now. As seen on 8 Out Of 10 Cats and The Stand-Up Sketch Show. "Every stage of her tale is told with wit, charm and sincerity" - The Wee Review "Go see Maisie Adam now and have bragging rights for years to come" - The Herald "Maisie Adam is phenomenal" - The Scotsman "Effortlessly charming....a magnetic stage presence" - The Skinny "Mightily impressive...perhaps the next chronicler of life for twentysomethings" - Chortle ****The List ****EdFest Mag ****The Skinny ****Voice Mag ****Thee Wee Review

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  • 18th Jul, 6:00 pm

    Orlando De-Bloomed

    Expect to be moved. Expect to be thrilled. Expect bears. So many bears*. Hector Dunderbridge, world-famous playwright, author, and bee wrangler, is unveiling his latest, greatest, show: a white-knuckle ride into the dark heart of humanity, and a search for the true meaning of Orlando Bloom**. Over the course of an hour, Hector will perform his new production, whilst also looking back over the shows that made him famous, including such hits as: ‘The Bears and the Bees’, ‘Punctuation: the Musical’, and his seminal work ‘Hector Eats an Entire Box of Pastries Live on Stage Whilst Crying About His Life Choices’. New character comedy from Leo Mates (Michael McIntyre's Big Show, Amorphous Horse's Happy Place). *Two bears. **Show may contain traces of Orlando Bloom.

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  • 18th Jul, 7:00 pm

    Our Kid

    Let me tell you a story about Our Kid....Jimmy and Tommy are inseparable, they've survived poverty, an abusive step-father and have been nurtured by a life of crime. But when Jimmy meets Mary, everything changes. A hard hitting one man show set in Salford. Join Jimmy as he invites the audience to share the trials and tribulations of their up-bringing and his love for 'Our Kid'. A tale of love, loss and revenge, told from the perspective of one brother. Ask yourself, can you forgive and forget?

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  • 18th Jul, 7:45 pm

    Juliet Meyers: This Flipping Rescue Dog has Ruined My Life

    Juliet Meyers (Writer on Sarah Millican TV Prog and 8/10 Cats) and her Portuguese rescue dog have issues. This is a stand up/storytelling show about unconditional love, anxiety, canine pee and being a wolf. The actual dog will be there (He doesn’t like being left.)

    'Devilish... on the edge' **** (Scotsman)

    'Laugh-out loud funny' **** (Chortle)

    Sell-out shows at Buxton, Oxford, Guildford and Edinburgh Fringe. Juliet is a regular on the stand-up circuit in the UK and has also performed in USA, Europe and Australia.

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  • 18th Jul, 9:15 pm

    Harold and Arthur's Horror Show

    True crime... Paranormal horror... Conspiracy theory... This might be the most disturbing "play" you see this year. People are going missing and no one is doing anything about it... Join conspiracy theorists Harold and Arthur, as they try to blow the whole thing open with a little help from award winning bigfoot expert, David Paulides. Child sex rings! Black Magic! Nazi Science! Flying Saucers! Eight foot Owls and the CIA! What could possibly go wrong?

    *** 'Hauntingly energetic...' (BBC) 'Remarkably confident performances... Very funny!' (The Scotsman) 'Pitch black comedy from the most twisted minds in Yorkshire..." (York Press) ***

    Is it really a play? Is it legitimately funny? Will it make you question everything you think you know about owls? All we know is that you'll feel deeply uncomfortable walking home... And if it makes you laugh, you're going straight to Hell. Harold and Arthur’s Horror Show has been sponsored by and will be raising money for Missing People UK.

    FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY.

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  • 19th Jul, 6:00 pm

    Orlando De-Bloomed

    Expect to be moved. Expect to be thrilled. Expect bears. So many bears*. Hector Dunderbridge, world-famous playwright, author, and bee wrangler, is unveiling his latest, greatest, show: a white-knuckle ride into the dark heart of humanity, and a search for the true meaning of Orlando Bloom**. Over the course of an hour, Hector will perform his new production, whilst also looking back over the shows that made him famous, including such hits as: ‘The Bears and the Bees’, ‘Punctuation: the Musical’, and his seminal work ‘Hector Eats an Entire Box of Pastries Live on Stage Whilst Crying About His Life Choices’. New character comedy from Leo Mates (Michael McIntyre's Big Show, Amorphous Horse's Happy Place). *Two bears. **Show may contain traces of Orlando Bloom.

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  • 19th Jul, 7:30 pm

    Mistress To The Midnight

    One from the vaults... Join the Sinema Society for a live stage spoof of the classic British horror film. Uncovered after years from the long lost Anvil Studios, this forgotten feature is brought back to life before your very eyes and screened in public for the first time in sixty years. Edmund Hellion, a young unsuspecting lawyer, is drawn to a foreign land at the behest of mysterious Madame Zozanov, a rich old spinster who has been waiting for him a very long time. But not all is as it seems. The clocks are ticking, the family are missing and the baby's been crying in the cellar for decades... Written and performed by award winning comedians and purveyors of terror - Jack Robertson, Jacob Lovick and Chazz Redhead. An evening guaranteed to be thrilling chilling and funny as hell. "Riotously funny" Horror Hothouse "Excellent and formidable" Broadway Baby "Devilishly fun and creepy as hell" London Pub Theatres "A genuine feeling of spookiness" Reviews Hub

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  • 19th Jul, 7:45 pm

    Juliet Meyers: This Flipping Rescue Dog has Ruined My Life

    Juliet Meyers (Writer on Sarah Millican TV Prog and 8/10 Cats) and her Portuguese rescue dog have issues. This is a stand up/storytelling show about unconditional love, anxiety, canine pee and being a wolf. The actual dog will be there (He doesn’t like being left.)

    'Devilish... on the edge' **** (Scotsman)

    'Laugh-out loud funny' **** (Chortle)

    Sell-out shows at Buxton, Oxford, Guildford and Edinburgh Fringe. Juliet is a regular on the stand-up circuit in the UK and has also performed in USA, Europe and Australia.

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  • 19th Jul, 9:00 pm

    THE F**K IT BUTTON

    What makes you press yours? Comedy actor and writer Ali Kahn reveals her f**k it list; how she lost herself in weed and wanking until she found her spiritual erection. She'll make you want to f**k it in a whole new way. "A brilliant comedy actress in her own right...Kahn's versatility is perfect" (North West End). Shortlisted for Best Actor, GM Fringe Festival 2018. Written and perfomed by Ali Kahn. Directed by Anna Macgowan.

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  • 20th Jul, 2:00 pm

    Your Tales of the Unexpected / The Twist in Your Tale

    Real and Present Theatre, Rapt does what it says on the tin! We listen to YOUR real-life moments and then show an interpretation of it back to you. It's Real, Present and Theatre! You might see something new in an old story, see something universal in a specific story or find the extraordinary in what seemed ordinary. It is a co-creation, bringing together performer and audience, self and other - we aim to unite the abstract and the sublime with the concrete and the ridiculous. Our theme in The Manchester Fringe will be surprising moments big or small, from YOUR life: Your Tales of the Unexpected. Come tell your story, we all want to hear.

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  • 20th Jul, 4:00 pm

    Paul Putner's Embarrassment – Me and Madness (The Band)

    It's the ruby anniversary of Madness and Paul Putner celebrates the past 40 years as a lifelong fan. A story of a young, obsessive, nutty boy who took his passion for Madness one step beyond! Enjoy tales of freaky fandom, demented dancing, dodgy haircuts and glorious gigs. Heartfelt and honest, relish some of the embarrassing moments too and discover what happened when he finally met his heroes. 'Truly a class act' (Chortle.co.uk) 'Wonderful!' (Metro) 'One of the funniest spectacles on the Fringe' (Guardian)

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  • 20th Jul, 6:00 pm

    Orlando De-Bloomed

    Expect to be moved. Expect to be thrilled. Expect bears. So many bears*. Hector Dunderbridge, world-famous playwright, author, and bee wrangler, is unveiling his latest, greatest, show: a white-knuckle ride into the dark heart of humanity, and a search for the true meaning of Orlando Bloom**. Over the course of an hour, Hector will perform his new production, whilst also looking back over the shows that made him famous, including such hits as: ‘The Bears and the Bees’, ‘Punctuation: the Musical’, and his seminal work ‘Hector Eats an Entire Box of Pastries Live on Stage Whilst Crying About His Life Choices’. New character comedy from Leo Mates (Michael McIntyre's Big Show, Amorphous Horse's Happy Place). *Two bears. **Show may contain traces of Orlando Bloom.

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  • 20th Jul, 7:30 pm

    Mistress To The Midnight

    One from the vaults... Join the Sinema Society for a live stage spoof of the classic British horror film. Uncovered after years from the long lost Anvil Studios, this forgotten feature is brought back to life before your very eyes and screened in public for the first time in sixty years. Edmund Hellion, a young unsuspecting lawyer, is drawn to a foreign land at the behest of mysterious Madame Zozanov, a rich old spinster who has been waiting for him a very long time. But not all is as it seems. The clocks are ticking, the family are missing and the baby's been crying in the cellar for decades... Written and performed by award winning comedians and purveyors of terror - Jack Robertson, Jacob Lovick and Chazz Redhead. An evening guaranteed to be thrilling chilling and funny as hell. "Riotously funny" Horror Hothouse "Excellent and formidable" Broadway Baby "Devilishly fun and creepy as hell" London Pub Theatres "A genuine feeling of spookiness" Reviews Hub

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  • 20th Jul, 8:00 pm

    Emergency Door Release

    Time is ticking for Louise, with no career, relationship or life plan to speak of, a chance event causes her to face her own mortality. Catapulted into a dizzying spiral of anxiety, addiction, pigeon outfits and hope, can she begin to climb out of the hole she’s spent decades digging for herself, or will she succumb to her demons? The debut production from The Bluestocking Theatre Company explores what it means to be a woman striving to be a new wave feminist while still worrying about her hair. What does it mean to want equality, freedom and botox? How do we navigate the rocky terrain of Life in a body-con dress and heels? And why are we even asking these questions?

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  • 20th Jul, 9:00 pm

    The Joy of Cam

    Meet Aurora. Aurora is your dream girl. Aurora is anything you want her to be. Aurora is 23 and living next door to you...Aurora orders an Indian every Friday and loves Blue Planet. Based on real life interviews 'The Joy of Cam' is an exploration into the world of sex work and webcamming - how what can seem like a fantasy can have real-world, lasting implications. Join Down the Rabbit Hole Theatre Company in their debut production as they examine the tantalising taboo of paid for pleasure and the problems and delights it brings with it. A one-woman show which navigates the often blurred landscape of mixing clientele, personal relationships and modern life, deliciously probing the line between fact, fiction and fantasy.

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  • 21st Jul, 2:00 pm

    Your Tales of the Unexpected / The Twist in Your Tale

    Real and Present Theatre, Rapt does what it says on the tin! We listen to YOUR real-life moments and then show an interpretation of it back to you. It's Real, Present and Theatre! You might see something new in an old story, see something universal in a specific story or find the extraordinary in what seemed ordinary. It is a co-creation, bringing together performer and audience, self and other - we aim to unite the abstract and the sublime with the concrete and the ridiculous. Our theme in The Manchester Fringe will be surprising moments big or small, from YOUR life: Your Tales of the Unexpected. Come tell your story, we all want to hear.

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  • 21st Jul, 4:00 pm

    Paul Putner's Embarrassment – Me and Madness (The Band)

    It's the ruby anniversary of Madness and Paul Putner celebrates the past 40 years as a lifelong fan. A story of a young, obsessive, nutty boy who took his passion for Madness one step beyond! Enjoy tales of freaky fandom, demented dancing, dodgy haircuts and glorious gigs. Heartfelt and honest, relish some of the embarrassing moments too and discover what happened when he finally met his heroes. 'Truly a class act' (Chortle.co.uk) 'Wonderful!' (Metro) 'One of the funniest spectacles on the Fringe' (Guardian)

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  • 21st Jul, 7:30 pm

    Mistress To The Midnight

    One from the vaults... Join the Sinema Society for a live stage spoof of the classic British horror film. Uncovered after years from the long lost Anvil Studios, this forgotten feature is brought back to life before your very eyes and screened in public for the first time in sixty years. Edmund Hellion, a young unsuspecting lawyer, is drawn to a foreign land at the behest of mysterious Madame Zozanov, a rich old spinster who has been waiting for him a very long time. But not all is as it seems. The clocks are ticking, the family are missing and the baby's been crying in the cellar for decades... Written and performed by award winning comedians and purveyors of terror - Jack Robertson, Jacob Lovick and Chazz Redhead. An evening guaranteed to be thrilling chilling and funny as hell. "Riotously funny" Horror Hothouse "Excellent and formidable" Broadway Baby "Devilishly fun and creepy as hell" London Pub Theatres "A genuine feeling of spookiness" Reviews Hub

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  • 21st Jul, 8:00 pm

    Emergency Door Release

    Time is ticking for Louise, with no career, relationship or life plan to speak of, a chance event causes her to face her own mortality. Catapulted into a dizzying spiral of anxiety, addiction, pigeon outfits and hope, can she begin to climb out of the hole she’s spent decades digging for herself, or will she succumb to her demons? The debut production from The Bluestocking Theatre Company explores what it means to be a woman striving to be a new wave feminist while still worrying about her hair. What does it mean to want equality, freedom and botox? How do we navigate the rocky terrain of Life in a body-con dress and heels? And why are we even asking these questions?

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  • 21st Jul, 9:00 pm

    The Joy of Cam

    Meet Aurora. Aurora is your dream girl. Aurora is anything you want her to be. Aurora is 23 and living next door to you...Aurora orders an Indian every Friday and loves Blue Planet. Based on real life interviews 'The Joy of Cam' is an exploration into the world of sex work and webcamming - how what can seem like a fantasy can have real-world, lasting implications. Join Down the Rabbit Hole Theatre Company in their debut production as they examine the tantalising taboo of paid for pleasure and the problems and delights it brings with it. A one-woman show which navigates the often blurred landscape of mixing clientele, personal relationships and modern life, deliciously probing the line between fact, fiction and fantasy.

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  • 22nd Jul, 7:30 pm

    Adam - The History of Man

    Our current understanding of the evolution of man comes from evidence based on archeological digs. The artifacts and bone fragments that are uncovered are examined and educated guesses about evolution are based on these finds. Until now, science hasn't fully understood how humans had developed and evolved throughout history. We had a rudimentary idea but there were large gaps in our understanding. Professor Peter Potty Pots has created the ‘resorector’ - a DNA reconstruction machine. By taking DNA cells from the fragment of the bones of our long since deceased ancestors, the professor is able to recreate and bring back to life, the first human. Yes, that is correct, Evolutionary man will speak directly to you, our audience. You will hear how man lived and evolved directly from the mouth of one of our actual ancestors.

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  • 22nd Jul, 9:00 pm

    Frog

    How much would you sacrifice to ensure the ones you love are safe? Cameron 'Roman' Reus just became the most wanted man in the country. And when she is called in for questioning, his mother makes herself the most valuable asset in his case. She begins to question her own morals as she must decide which side is the right side. Does she help her son, whom she only contacts through a sombre telephone booth, or help uphold the law, and in doing so jeopardise the safety of the only person she truly loves? Frog is a brand new piece of writing, premiering at the Greater Manchester Fringe.

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  • 23rd Jul, 7:30 pm

    Adam - The History of Man

    Our current understanding of the evolution of man comes from evidence based on archeological digs. The artifacts and bone fragments that are uncovered are examined and educated guesses about evolution are based on these finds. Until now, science hasn't fully understood how humans had developed and evolved throughout history. We had a rudimentary idea but there were large gaps in our understanding. Professor Peter Potty Pots has created the ‘resorector’ - a DNA reconstruction machine. By taking DNA cells from the fragment of the bones of our long since deceased ancestors, the professor is able to recreate and bring back to life, the first human. Yes, that is correct, Evolutionary man will speak directly to you, our audience. You will hear how man lived and evolved directly from the mouth of one of our actual ancestors.

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  • 23rd Jul, 8:00 pm

    WITHOUT MALICE OR ILL WILL

    WITHOUT MALICE OR ILL WILL is a monologue delivered by a retired police officer. He tells us of his early life in a mining community, his first job as an NCB apprentice and how he was persuaded to give up mining and join the police force. We then hear about his career, particularly during the year of the strike and the infamous Battle of Orgreave, when he had to face his old mates across the picket lines , and face the divided loyalties between duty to his oath, his uniform, his friends, family and his old community. The play ends with him reflecting on how the strike impacted, and continues to impact, on him and his community even thirty-odd years later. Originally written under commission to EXPERIENCE BARNSLEY museum as part of a trilogy in 2014/15. This new version for 2019 now reflects the political and social changes since it's first performance and proves that the questions it raised then are still relevant to a modern audience. Written and performed by Ray Castleton who's play ON BEHALF OF THE PEOPLE was nominated in the best drama category at last years festival and won best theatre award at the Buxton Fringe.

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  • 23rd Jul, 9:00 pm

    Frog

    How much would you sacrifice to ensure the ones you love are safe? Cameron 'Roman' Reus just became the most wanted man in the country. And when she is called in for questioning, his mother makes herself the most valuable asset in his case. She begins to question her own morals as she must decide which side is the right side. Does she help her son, whom she only contacts through a sombre telephone booth, or help uphold the law, and in doing so jeopardise the safety of the only person she truly loves? Frog is a brand new piece of writing, premiering at the Greater Manchester Fringe.

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  • 24th Jul, 6:00 pm

    socially [un]acceptable

    Have you ever been r*ped? You're not alone. Be challenged & confronted by the personal experience of sexual assault through a series of autobiographical vignettes. Unapologetically honest and confronting, this show will challenge and inspire you. Inspire you to change the narrative in today's society, to shut down slut shaming and victim blaming. To give young people the strength and the confidence to be true to themselves. To start conversations that will change the future of sexual assault. Let's change the narrative.

    ★★★★★ The Advertiser

    ★★★★★ Great Scott!

    ★★★★★ Nicole Frazier

    ★★★★1/2 The Adelaide Show

    ★★★★1/2 Kryztoff

    RAW WINNER Stamptown Theatre Award 2017 "Raw & painful & visceral" Great Scott! "Powerful & vulnerable" The Adelaide Show. "Merciless & confronting" Stage Whispers.

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  • 24th Jul, 7:30 pm

    Our Kid

    Let me tell you a story about Our Kid....Jimmy and Tommy are inseparable, they've survived poverty, an abusive step-father and have been nurtured by a life of crime. But when Jimmy meets Mary, everything changes. A hard hitting one man show set in Salford. Join Jimmy as he invites the audience to share the trials and tribulations of their up-bringing and his love for 'Our Kid'. A tale of love, loss and revenge, told from the perspective of one brother. Ask yourself, can you forgive and forget?

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  • 24th Jul, 8:00 pm

    WITHOUT MALICE OR ILL WILL

    WITHOUT MALICE OR ILL WILL is a monologue delivered by a retired police officer. He tells us of his early life in a mining community, his first job as an NCB apprentice and how he was persuaded to give up mining and join the police force. We then hear about his career, particularly during the year of the strike and the infamous Battle of Orgreave, when he had to face his old mates across the picket lines , and face the divided loyalties between duty to his oath, his uniform, his friends, family and his old community. The play ends with him reflecting on how the strike impacted, and continues to impact, on him and his community even thirty-odd years later. Originally written under commission to EXPERIENCE BARNSLEY museum as part of a trilogy in 2014/15. This new version for 2019 now reflects the political and social changes since it's first performance and proves that the questions it raised then are still relevant to a modern audience. Written and performed by Ray Castleton who's play ON BEHALF OF THE PEOPLE was nominated in the best drama category at last years festival and won best theatre award at the Buxton Fringe.

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  • 24th Jul, 9:15 pm

    Talk to Yourself

    Talk to yourself is a story. Actually, it's a monologue, and a painting, and a piece of music – in a dystopian reality where choices are limited and the system is unquestionable, three women challenge the status quo through use of a canvas, a cello or their words. Based on true stories about pregnancy and personal choices ‘Talk to Yourself’ is a piece of verbatim theatre which challenges our ideas of women’s agency – especially over their bodies. Delivered through spoken word, music and live painting this production explores the complexities of modern relationships and the decisions we have to make.

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  • 25th Jul, 6:00 pm

    socially [un]acceptable

    Have you ever been r*ped? You're not alone. Be challenged & confronted by the personal experience of sexual assault through a series of autobiographical vignettes. Unapologetically honest and confronting, this show will challenge and inspire you. Inspire you to change the narrative in today's society, to shut down slut shaming and victim blaming. To give young people the strength and the confidence to be true to themselves. To start conversations that will change the future of sexual assault. Let's change the narrative.

    ★★★★★ The Advertiser

    ★★★★★ Great Scott!

    ★★★★★ Nicole Frazier

    ★★★★1/2 The Adelaide Show

    ★★★★1/2 Kryztoff

    RAW WINNER Stamptown Theatre Award 2017 "Raw & painful & visceral" Great Scott! "Powerful & vulnerable" The Adelaide Show. "Merciless & confronting" Stage Whispers.

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  • 25th Jul, 7:30 pm

    My Fitbit Called Me A Fat Bitch!

    If Siri or Alexa are your best friends. Or your Fitbit seems to know more about you than you know about yourself, then this might just be the cheapest therapy session that you've ever had. Writers Reign theatre, creators of the award winning comedy 'Trollope', welcome you to the Cloud. The cloud with a capital I, the data storage farm that resides in the sky. Every song ever written, every photo ever taken, every thought ever thought, every item ever bought, it’s all here, all accessed in a snippet and YOU have a golden ticket. We at Writers Reign theatre, are the proud recipients of Best Comedy Play at the GM Fringe 2018. And Fringe Production Of The Year in the Northern Soul awards 2018 for our comedy 'Trollope' Written by Ronnie Leek. And we were thrilled to have sold out all of our performances.

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  • 25th Jul, 8:00 pm

    WITHOUT MALICE OR ILL WILL

    WITHOUT MALICE OR ILL WILL is a monologue delivered by a retired police officer. He tells us of his early life in a mining community, his first job as an NCB apprentice and how he was persuaded to give up mining and join the police force. We then hear about his career, particularly during the year of the strike and the infamous Battle of Orgreave, when he had to face his old mates across the picket lines , and face the divided loyalties between duty to his oath, his uniform, his friends, family and his old community. The play ends with him reflecting on how the strike impacted, and continues to impact, on him and his community even thirty-odd years later. Originally written under commission to EXPERIENCE BARNSLEY museum as part of a trilogy in 2014/15. This new version for 2019 now reflects the political and social changes since it's first performance and proves that the questions it raised then are still relevant to a modern audience. Written and performed by Ray Castleton who's play ON BEHALF OF THE PEOPLE was nominated in the best drama category at last years festival and won best theatre award at the Buxton Fringe.

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  • 25th Jul, 9:00 pm

    All The Bens

    All The Bens By Ian Townsend Ben likes Al, but Al says he’s straight. Al likes Henry, but not in that way. Besides, Al has other things to worry about. Like his girlfriend. And finding a job. And life. Henry likes the number 7. But then everything changes as Ben chases Al, Henry states the obvious and they all visit A&E. And all the time Al tries to understand the world around him, his place in it and his ability to love. All the Bens is a vibrant portrayal of loneliness, desire, sexuality and what happens when you meet your monster in the park. Funny, sharp and brutal, this contemporary love story, first seen as part of Manchester’s 24:7 festival, contains some strong and explicit language. Suitable for 15+ All the Bens by Ian Townsend has been the recipient of the Manchester Theatre Award for Best Fringe, the Audience Favourite at the 24:7 festival, and the Vicky Allen Memorial Award presented by Equity.

    All The Bens is presented by 1974 Productions

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  • 26th Jul, 4:00 pm

    Me, You & George Clooney

    Poor old Nellie has not been out since she was mugged. She spends all day internet shopping and watching daytime tele. This is of great concern to her Care Worker Nigel whose visits are a Godsend to Nellie as they watch her favourite programme, 'This Morning' over a biscuit and a brew. She is delighted one day when Heart Throb and celebrity chef, Gino D'Acampo appears on the show wearing nothing but a skimpy piece of underwear knitted by Nellie. However this is nothing compared to the time when Nigel Arranged for Nellie to appear on a Phone-in with 'This Morning's' life coaches 'The Speakmans' to help cure her phobia of lifts. If it works she can finally go to the doctors whose surgery is on the thirteenth floor but more importantly she may just save Nigel's life. MaD Theatre Company has been creating original plays since 1996 illustrating themes and issues relevant to ordinary Northern, working class folk and our latest "Me, You & George Clooney" is a heart warming comedy about gossip, friendship and family and Mr Clooney makes an appearance too... !

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  • 26th Jul, 6:00 pm

    socially [un]acceptable

    Have you ever been r*ped? You're not alone. Be challenged & confronted by the personal experience of sexual assault through a series of autobiographical vignettes. Unapologetically honest and confronting, this show will challenge and inspire you. Inspire you to change the narrative in today's society, to shut down slut shaming and victim blaming. To give young people the strength and the confidence to be true to themselves. To start conversations that will change the future of sexual assault. Let's change the narrative.

    ★★★★★ The Advertiser

    ★★★★★ Great Scott!

    ★★★★★ Nicole Frazier

    ★★★★1/2 The Adelaide Show

    ★★★★1/2 Kryztoff

    RAW WINNER Stamptown Theatre Award 2017 "Raw & painful & visceral" Great Scott! "Powerful & vulnerable" The Adelaide Show. "Merciless & confronting" Stage Whispers.

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  • 26th Jul, 7:30 pm

    My Fitbit Called Me A Fat Bitch!

    If Siri or Alexa are your best friends. Or your Fitbit seems to know more about you than you know about yourself, then this might just be the cheapest therapy session that you've ever had. Writers Reign theatre, creators of the award winning comedy 'Trollope', welcome you to the Cloud. The cloud with a capital I, the data storage farm that resides in the sky. Every song ever written, every photo ever taken, every thought ever thought, every item ever bought, it’s all here, all accessed in a snippet and YOU have a golden ticket. We at Writers Reign theatre, are the proud recipients of Best Comedy Play at the GM Fringe 2018. And Fringe Production Of The Year in the Northern Soul awards 2018 for our comedy 'Trollope' Written by Ronnie Leek. And we were thrilled to have sold out all of our performances.

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  • 26th Jul, 8:00 pm

    WITHOUT MALICE OR ILL WILL

    WITHOUT MALICE OR ILL WILL is a monologue delivered by a retired police officer. He tells us of his early life in a mining community, his first job as an NCB apprentice and how he was persuaded to give up mining and join the police force. We then hear about his career, particularly during the year of the strike and the infamous Battle of Orgreave, when he had to face his old mates across the picket lines , and face the divided loyalties between duty to his oath, his uniform, his friends, family and his old community. The play ends with him reflecting on how the strike impacted, and continues to impact, on him and his community even thirty-odd years later. Originally written under commission to EXPERIENCE BARNSLEY museum as part of a trilogy in 2014/15. This new version for 2019 now reflects the political and social changes since it's first performance and proves that the questions it raised then are still relevant to a modern audience. Written and performed by Ray Castleton who's play ON BEHALF OF THE PEOPLE was nominated in the best drama category at last years festival and won best theatre award at the Buxton Fringe.

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  • 26th Jul, 9:00 pm

    All The Bens

    All The Bens By Ian Townsend Ben likes Al, but Al says he’s straight. Al likes Henry, but not in that way. Besides, Al has other things to worry about. Like his girlfriend. And finding a job. And life. Henry likes the number 7. But then everything changes as Ben chases Al, Henry states the obvious and they all visit A&E. And all the time Al tries to understand the world around him, his place in it and his ability to love. All the Bens is a vibrant portrayal of loneliness, desire, sexuality and what happens when you meet your monster in the park. Funny, sharp and brutal, this contemporary love story, first seen as part of Manchester’s 24:7 festival, contains some strong and explicit language. Suitable for 15+ All the Bens by Ian Townsend has been the recipient of the Manchester Theatre Award for Best Fringe, the Audience Favourite at the 24:7 festival, and the Vicky Allen Memorial Award presented by Equity.

    All The Bens is presented by 1974 Productions

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  • 27th Jul, 4:00 pm

    Our Kid

    Let me tell you a story about Our Kid....Jimmy and Tommy are inseparable, they've survived poverty, an abusive step-father and have been nurtured by a life of crime. But when Jimmy meets Mary, everything changes. A hard hitting one man show set in Salford. Join Jimmy as he invites the audience to share the trials and tribulations of their up-bringing and his love for 'Our Kid'. A tale of love, loss and revenge, told from the perspective of one brother. Ask yourself, can you forgive and forget?

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  • 27th Jul, 6:00 pm

    THE POL SHOW

    What's the difference between a sign and a gesture? Carla Pol, the Italian comedian, opens up like a silly Russian doll interweaving her disconnected visual world and chameleonic storytelling. Drawings, props, audience interaction and some academic stuff, this show is bed bug friendly. Come along.

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  • 27th Jul, 7:00 pm

    Me, You & George Clooney

    Poor old Nellie has not been out since she was mugged. She spends all day internet shopping and watching daytime tele. This is of great concern to her Care Worker Nigel whose visits are a Godsend to Nellie as they watch her favourite programme, 'This Morning' over a biscuit and a brew. She is delighted one day when Heart Throb and celebrity chef, Gino D'Acampo appears on the show wearing nothing but a skimpy piece of underwear knitted by Nellie. However this is nothing compared to the time when Nigel Arranged for Nellie to appear on a Phone-in with 'This Morning's' life coaches 'The Speakmans' to help cure her phobia of lifts. If it works she can finally go to the doctors whose surgery is on the thirteenth floor but more importantly she may just save Nigel's life. MaD Theatre Company has been creating original plays since 1996 illustrating themes and issues relevant to ordinary Northern, working class folk and our latest "Me, You & George Clooney" is a heart warming comedy about gossip, friendship and family and Mr Clooney makes an appearance too... !

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  • 27th Jul, 8:00 pm

    25/The Decriminalisation Monologues

    25/The Decriminalisation Monologues consists of two short plays. In 'The Special Friend', Mark moves from 1980s London to rural Ireland for love, but when tragedy strikes, finds he basically has no rights. Whilst in, 'I Know What You Are', Moira finds her career threatened by blackmail. Does she just submit to it? Or fight back. Funny, sad, angry and inspiring, these stories chart the struggles and challenges for gay and lesbian people in Ireland, at a time when to be gay was to be a criminal. Acting Out were winners of the National GALA Award for Irish Arts and Literature 2017.

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  • 27th Jul, 9:00 pm

    The Greek

    Manchester comedian and playwright, Lewis Charlesworth, brings his second feature play to the GMFringe. A comic tale of a divided family, in troubling times... Northern England, 2015. The country builds to a referendum and Mary is poor, old, alone and angry. With only a clingy neighbour to talk to, she awaits the arrival of a long-lost relative. But revealing him could cause quite a stir. The Greek is a tender comedy-drama about British identity, and the humanity on both sides of a divided country. The script was long-listed for the Lancaster Playwriting Prize. From the writer of last year’s GMFringe nominated 'Cheaters: A play About Infidelity'. 'On this evidence, Lewis Charlesworth's transition from comedian to playwright has been a success' - Manchester Theatre Awards (on Cheaters). 'The acting on show tonight was first class, especially from Charlesworth' - North West End (on Cheaters).

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  • 28th Jul, 4:00 pm

    25/The Decriminalisation Monologues

    25/The Decriminalisation Monologues consists of two short plays. In 'The Special Friend', Mark moves from 1980s London to rural Ireland for love, but when tragedy strikes, finds he basically has no rights. Whilst in, 'I Know What You Are', Moira finds her career threatened by blackmail. Does she just submit to it? Or fight back. Funny, sad, angry and inspiring, these stories chart the struggles and challenges for gay and lesbian people in Ireland, at a time when to be gay was to be a criminal. Acting Out were winners of the National GALA Award for Irish Arts and Literature 2017.

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  • 28th Jul, 4:00 pm

    Holy Sh*t

    In a desperate last-ditch attempt to save their underfunded and dwindling church, two priests come to the conclusion that the best way they can raise funds is by selling the one resource they have in abundance; bodies from the church graveyard. A decision that finds them under the gaze of the law and in too deep. Six feet deep. A new dark comedy play from Brick Fox Theatre, fresh off a sold out run at last year's Edinburgh Fringe.

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  • 28th Jul, 7:30 pm

    Bette: Bathhouse To Broadway!

    Jonathan Booth steps into the heels of legendary Diva, Bette Midler, as she explores the key moments in her life and career. From her early performances at New York City's Continental Baths (a gay bathhouse located in the basement of a hotel) right through to her record-breaking, Tony-winning turn as Dolly Levi in Broadway's 'Hello Dolly!': 'Bette: Bathhouse To Broadway' explores Midler's music, movies, and iconic concert performances. Incorporating songs, stories, and comedy, Bette is joined by her longtime Fr-enemy and accompanist, Barry Meniblow, on the piano, to help bring her story to life. All songs are sung live and will include some of Midler's biggest hits and standards, including 'Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy', 'Friends', 'The Rose', and of course, 'Wind Beneath My Wings’.

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  • 28th Jul, 8:00 pm

    10 Things I Hate About Taming of the Shrew

    10 Things I Hate About Taming of the Shrew is a theatrical, comedic, listicle romp through the world of teenage Shakespeare film adaptations, and their lasting impact on a generation. By examining the continuous re-tellings of the same stories from the original content aggregator himself, this show delves into our problematic, cinematic, very recent past. Expect plenty of deep dives even further back in time to see how old prejudices have new tricks, and totally bopping soundtracks!

    Gillian English has been writing, performing and touring feminist solo work for the last six years. Originally from Nova Scotia, Canada, now based in Hobart, Tasmania, she has been touring the world for the last two years. After spending the last six years focusing on comedy, Gillian suddenly remembered she had an MFA from LAMDA, and decided to put all that classical learning to work with her multi-award winning hit show “SHE WOLF”. Now she’s back again with “10 Things I Hate About Taming of the Shrew”.

    “One of the things that continues to bother me the most, are how Shakespeare’s characters are treated as though they’re accurate representations of real people. Lady MacBeth was not a real woman. Neither is Beatrice, Juliet, or Katherine; they are all fictious women, written by a man. And while Shakespeare may have been a master of word play, he was still a dude in the 1400s. When men insist on telling women’s stories for them, not only do they miss the point of telling a story, but they tell it wrong too.”

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  • 28th Jul, 9:00 pm

    The Greek

    Manchester comedian and playwright, Lewis Charlesworth, brings his second feature play to the GMFringe. A comic tale of a divided family, in troubling times... Northern England, 2015. The country builds to a referendum and Mary is poor, old, alone and angry. With only a clingy neighbour to talk to, she awaits the arrival of a long-lost relative. But revealing him could cause quite a stir. The Greek is a tender comedy-drama about British identity, and the humanity on both sides of a divided country. The script was long-listed for the Lancaster Playwriting Prize. From the writer of last year’s GMFringe nominated 'Cheaters: A play About Infidelity'. 'On this evidence, Lewis Charlesworth's transition from comedian to playwright has been a success' - Manchester Theatre Awards (on Cheaters). 'The acting on show tonight was first class, especially from Charlesworth' - North West End (on Cheaters).

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  • 29th Jul, 6:00 pm

    25/The Decriminalisation Monologues

    25/The Decriminalisation Monologues consists of two short plays. In 'The Special Friend', Mark moves from 1980s London to rural Ireland for love, but when tragedy strikes, finds he basically has no rights. Whilst in, 'I Know What You Are', Moira finds her career threatened by blackmail. Does she just submit to it? Or fight back. Funny, sad, angry and inspiring, these stories chart the struggles and challenges for gay and lesbian people in Ireland, at a time when to be gay was to be a criminal. Acting Out were winners of the National GALA Award for Irish Arts and Literature 2017.

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  • 29th Jul, 7:30 pm

    Holy Sh*t

    In a desperate last-ditch attempt to save their underfunded and dwindling church, two priests come to the conclusion that the best way they can raise funds is by selling the one resource they have in abundance; bodies from the church graveyard. A decision that finds them under the gaze of the law and in too deep. Six feet deep. A new dark comedy play from Brick Fox Theatre, fresh off a sold out run at last year's Edinburgh Fringe.

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  • 29th Jul, 8:00 pm

    10 Things I Hate About Taming of the Shrew

    10 Things I Hate About Taming of the Shrew is a theatrical, comedic, listicle romp through the world of teenage Shakespeare film adaptations, and their lasting impact on a generation. By examining the continuous re-tellings of the same stories from the original content aggregator himself, this show delves into our problematic, cinematic, very recent past. Expect plenty of deep dives even further back in time to see how old prejudices have new tricks, and totally bopping soundtracks!

    Gillian English has been writing, performing and touring feminist solo work for the last six years. Originally from Nova Scotia, Canada, now based in Hobart, Tasmania, she has been touring the world for the last two years. After spending the last six years focusing on comedy, Gillian suddenly remembered she had an MFA from LAMDA, and decided to put all that classical learning to work with her multi-award winning hit show “SHE WOLF”. Now she’s back again with “10 Things I Hate About Taming of the Shrew”.

    “One of the things that continues to bother me the most, are how Shakespeare’s characters are treated as though they’re accurate representations of real people. Lady MacBeth was not a real woman. Neither is Beatrice, Juliet, or Katherine; they are all fictious women, written by a man. And while Shakespeare may have been a master of word play, he was still a dude in the 1400s. When men insist on telling women’s stories for them, not only do they miss the point of telling a story, but they tell it wrong too.”

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  • 29th Jul, 9:00 pm

    The Greek

    Manchester comedian and playwright, Lewis Charlesworth, brings his second feature play to the GMFringe. A comic tale of a divided family, in troubling times... Northern England, 2015. The country builds to a referendum and Mary is poor, old, alone and angry. With only a clingy neighbour to talk to, she awaits the arrival of a long-lost relative. But revealing him could cause quite a stir. The Greek is a tender comedy-drama about British identity, and the humanity on both sides of a divided country. The script was long-listed for the Lancaster Playwriting Prize. From the writer of last year’s GMFringe nominated 'Cheaters: A play About Infidelity'. 'On this evidence, Lewis Charlesworth's transition from comedian to playwright has been a success' - Manchester Theatre Awards (on Cheaters). 'The acting on show tonight was first class, especially from Charlesworth' - North West End (on Cheaters).

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  • 30th Jul, 7:30 pm

    Holy Sh*t

    In a desperate last-ditch attempt to save their underfunded and dwindling church, two priests come to the conclusion that the best way they can raise funds is by selling the one resource they have in abundance; bodies from the church graveyard. A decision that finds them under the gaze of the law and in too deep. Six feet deep. A new dark comedy play from Brick Fox Theatre, fresh off a sold out run at last year's Edinburgh Fringe.

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  • 30th Jul, 8:00 pm

    10 Things I Hate About Taming of the Shrew

    10 Things I Hate About Taming of the Shrew is a theatrical, comedic, listicle romp through the world of teenage Shakespeare film adaptations, and their lasting impact on a generation. By examining the continuous re-tellings of the same stories from the original content aggregator himself, this show delves into our problematic, cinematic, very recent past. Expect plenty of deep dives even further back in time to see how old prejudices have new tricks, and totally bopping soundtracks!

    Gillian English has been writing, performing and touring feminist solo work for the last six years. Originally from Nova Scotia, Canada, now based in Hobart, Tasmania, she has been touring the world for the last two years. After spending the last six years focusing on comedy, Gillian suddenly remembered she had an MFA from LAMDA, and decided to put all that classical learning to work with her multi-award winning hit show “SHE WOLF”. Now she’s back again with “10 Things I Hate About Taming of the Shrew”.

    “One of the things that continues to bother me the most, are how Shakespeare’s characters are treated as though they’re accurate representations of real people. Lady MacBeth was not a real woman. Neither is Beatrice, Juliet, or Katherine; they are all fictious women, written by a man. And while Shakespeare may have been a master of word play, he was still a dude in the 1400s. When men insist on telling women’s stories for them, not only do they miss the point of telling a story, but they tell it wrong too.”

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  • 30th Jul, 9:15 pm

    My Fitbit Called Me A Fat Bitch!

    If Siri or Alexa are your best friends. Or your Fitbit seems to know more about you than you know about yourself, then this might just be the cheapest therapy session that you've ever had. Writers Reign theatre, creators of the award winning comedy 'Trollope', welcome you to the Cloud. The cloud with a capital I, the data storage farm that resides in the sky. Every song ever written, every photo ever taken, every thought ever thought, every item ever bought, it’s all here, all accessed in a snippet and YOU have a golden ticket. We at Writers Reign theatre, are the proud recipients of Best Comedy Play at the GM Fringe 2018. And Fringe Production Of The Year in the Northern Soul awards 2018 for our comedy 'Trollope' Written by Ronnie Leek. And we were thrilled to have sold out all of our performances.

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  • 31st Jul, 7:00 pm

    Our Kid

    Let me tell you a story about Our Kid....Jimmy and Tommy are inseparable, they've survived poverty, an abusive step-father and have been nurtured by a life of crime. But when Jimmy meets Mary, everything changes. A hard hitting one man show set in Salford. Join Jimmy as he invites the audience to share the trials and tribulations of their up-bringing and his love for 'Our Kid'. A tale of love, loss and revenge, told from the perspective of one brother. Ask yourself, can you forgive and forget?

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  • 31st Jul, 9:00 pm

    Our Man

    'Our Man' is a powerful one-man show by award-winning British-Cypriot writer Jamie Thrasivoulou. The narrative tears through the curtain of manners to reveal the wildlife of neo-liberal Britain. The show is an interrogation of masculinity, class, mental health, addiction, suicide, and criminality; packed with dark humour and inventive wordplay. 'Thrasivoulou's star is rising go and watch him.' Write Out Loud Winner of 2018 Culture Matters: Bread & Roses Award for Spoken word. Shortlisted in 2019 Saboteur Awards for Best Spoken Word Artist in the UK. Thrasivoulou has performed at poetry festivals and venues all over the UK including: The Everyman Theatre, The 100 Club, The Old Rep and The Birmingham Hippodrome. Thrasivoulou is the official Derby County Football Club Poet; his poem We Are Derby is played on the big screen before every home game at Pride Park stadium. In December 2018 he became the first ever performer to recite at the East Midlands derby between Derby County and their rivals Nottingham Forest where he spat verse to over 31,000 people. His work has appeared on BBC Introducing, BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Radio Derby & ITV Central.

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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.