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Dole Lane, Chorley, Lancashire, PR7 2RL
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100% Simon Brodkin Postponed (Stand-Up Comedy From The Man Behind Lee Nelson)

100% Simon Brodkin

After three hugely successful BBC series as Lee Nelson, multiple sell-out tours and various court appearances following world-famous stunts on Theresa May, Sepp Blatter, Donald Trump, Kanye West and Britains Got Talent, the award-winning comedian unleashes his funniest creation yet himself!

Fresh from a critically-acclaimed, sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Simon takes his debut stand-up show 100% Simon Brodkin on a nationwide tour.

One of The Guardians Top Shows At The Fringe

One of The Evening Standards Best Comedy Shows at The FrinA sublime piece of comedy The List

Sky-high gag rate Metro

Hilarious The Scotsman

Fri 8 Oct

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Basil Brush: Unleashed (Adults-Only Comedy With The Famous Fox)

Broken Robot Productions So Comedy in association with Basil Brush LimitedShowbiz legend, national treasure, fox. Children of the 2000s, 1970s (and everything in-between) this ones for you as Basil goes prime time! Join him as he takes to the road following his much-talked about and totally sold out run at last years Edinburgh Festival in a show for the adults! Fresh from appearances on The Last Leg (Chanel 4) and Celebrity Juice (ITV2), join Basil as he gives his comedic take on everything from Love Island to Westminster, in his trademark anarchic style.Hilarious (Digital Spy)

Sat 22 May


Basil Brush's Family Fun Show (Family Comedy With The Famous Fox)

Broken Robot Productions So Comedy in association with Basil Brush LimitedFresh from appearances on CBBCs Crackerjack, Britain's most loveable fox takes you on a journey of laughs, storytelling and song in show for all the family specially written for the live stage and packed with fun and excitement. Come join in the mayhem!Basil Brush is back with a boom the children loved it ★★★★ (Kids Day Out Reviews)The show was great I recommend to anyone with school age children ★★★★ ( Time 1hr (no interval)

Sat 22 May

£11 (Children £8.80)

Blackadder II (Comedy Based On The Hit BBC Sitcom, This Play Adapts Four Episodes For The Stage.)

Comedy by Ben Elton & Richard Curtis Directed by Kath Ashworth

Set in the 16th Century royal court of Queen Elizabeth, we follow Lord Blackadder as a courtier attempting to win the Queen's favour while avoiding having his head cut off.

Aided and abetted by clueless servant Baldrick and grudging friend Lord Percy, Edmund Blackadder schemes and plots his way into the Queen's good books. Over the course of the play, Blackadder gains a new servant, Bob, accidentally beheads the wrong member of aristocracy, and has a heavy-drinking boys night out. He also finds himself in debt to the Bishop of Bath & Wells until coming up with an idea so cunning you could brush your teeth with it.

With Queenie surrounded by loyal Sir Melchett and Nurse Patsy, the Elizabethan court is a world leader in sycophants, backstabbers, plots and schemes and Edmund Blackadder is determined to be the centre of them all.

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Bouncers (Timeless Comedy Drama)

Written by John Godber Directed by Steve Unsworth

John Godbers timeless play set in a seedy Northern nightclub, where we meet the boys, the girls, the cheesy DJ, the late-night kebab man, and many more all under the watchful eyes of the four Bouncers.

Youll be rolling in the aisles The Daily Mail

Bouncers is not so much a play as it is a social phenomenon The Guardian One of The National Theatres Plays of the Century

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Bridget Christie (Stand-Up Comedy)

Bridget Christie: Who Am I?The Edinburgh Comedy Award, Rose dOr and South Bank Sky Arts Award winner presents her highly- anticipated brand new show. Join Bridget as she tries to work out who she is and see her tell one of the most expensive and dangerous jokes in the history of stand-up.Star of BBC Radio 4 series Bridget Christie Minds the Gap and the first British woman to have her own Netflix special."A masterclass" - Guardian"10th-best living comedian" - Times"Superb" - TelegraphI absolutely could not have done Nanette without the work that [Bridget] did Hannah Gadsby

Sat 13 Nov


Comedysportz - 2020 (Family-Friendly Improvised Comedy)

Comedysportz - 2020 (Family-Friendly Improvised Comedy)

You've seen football. You've seen tennis. But have you seen comedy as a sport?ComedySportz return to the venue where it all began to celebrate 19 years of family friendly fun and laughter. Two teams go for gold with gags and games guaranteed to get you giggling in this all action, all improvised competitive comedy show. There's a referee on hand to ensure a good clean match with penalties for bad behaviour and bad jokes. Who wins? YOU decide!2020 may not have been the laugh riot we were all hoping for but there was no way ComedySportz were going to miss their birthday show at Chorley Theatre. So, whilst this year the two teams will be going toe to toe from 2 metres, there will still be plenty of fun for all ages. Join us for a completely unscripted, totally unpredictable and absolutely unmissable night out!a non-stop stream of gags, sketches and general hilarity. Lancashire Evening Postskilled and funny with a remarkable ability to think on their feet. Three Weeks ****real winners are the happy audience.. hilariously entertaining. Buxton Festival FringeKids enjoyed the interactive nature of the show and were in fits of giggles all the way through. Netmumsquick, witty, sometimes ingenious, and more often than not just down-right silly Yorkshire TimesThe team have certainly earned their title of North-Wests top improvised comedy troupe' North West EndComedy for all ages

Sat 23 Jan


Daliso Chaponda: Blah Blah Blacklist

Daliso Chaponda: Blah Blah Blacklist

Stand-up from the Britain's Got Talent star, who explores blacklisted celebrities and historical figures we're ashamed we once admired.

Sun 28 Feb


Daliso Chaponda (Stand-Up Comedy - Brand New Show)

Daliso Chaponda Apocalypse Not Now

Finalist of Britain's Got Talent and star of BBC Radio 4's Citizen of Nowhere Daliso Chaponda is back out of the house and on a stage with a new hour of the slickest, sharpest look at life. It's fair to say that 2020 hasn't been going to plan for Daliso but he's been performing online daily to millions of viewers, this is your first chance to see what this master of satire has been cooking up!

'Full of sharp one-liners and well crafted gags…a real talent to look out for' Metro

'He is hot property' *Evening Standard *

'An expert entertainer. Gets laughs from topics other comedians shun' The Guardian

'An intelligent, skilfully whittled show' The List

Sun 28 Feb


Dom Joly's Holiday Snaps: Travel and Comedy In The Danger Zone

Dom Joly's Holiday Snaps: Travel and Comedy In The Danger Zone

Dom Joly of Trigger Happy TV presents his travelogue, which spans his childhood home in Lebanon to North Korea, Chernobyl and Cambodia.

Wed 6 Oct

Prices to be confirmed

Ed Byrne: If I'm Honest

Ed Byrne: If I'm Honest …

The observational comic discusses whether he has any traits worthy of being inherited by his progeny. In addition to his time on the comedy circuit, Byrne has also become a recognisable face on the telly, featuring on Live At The Apollo, Mock The Week, *The Pilgrimage, Top Gear and QI.

Thu 4 Nov


Eggscalibur And The Legend Of King Arthur - Family Show (Pantomime-Style Fun)

Written by Robert Walsh Directed by Emily Cook

CADOS present an Easter Family Show

In this special show for all ages, King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table embark on a quest in search of slapstick, singing, and bad jokes! Pantomime-style fun for everyone.

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Elf (Classic Christmas Movie)

Presenting the Cinema Experience on our big screen. With HD digital projection and surround sound.


2003 - 97m - PG Directed by Jon Favreau Starring Will Ferrell, James Caan, Zooey Deschanel

Christmas comedy for the whole family. Will Ferrell stars as Buddy, a human being who has spent his whole life believing himself to be an elf. But when his ungainly size starts to become a liability in the elf-sized working environment, Santa suggests that Buddy head to New York City to find his real father (James Caan) and soon the good-natured Buddy finds himself in all sorts of scrapes as he gets used to his new family and surroundings - and they get used to him.

Sat 5 Dec


Elf (Classic Christmas Movie *sales Currently On Hold Pending Govt Confirmation*)

Presenting the Cinema Experience on our big screen. With HD digital projection and surround sound.


2003 - 97m - PG Directed by Jon Favreau Starring Will Ferrell, James Caan, Zooey Deschanel

Christmas comedy for the whole family. Will Ferrell stars as Buddy, a human being who has spent his whole life believing himself to be an elf. But when his ungainly size starts to become a liability in the elf-sized working environment, Santa suggests that Buddy head to New York City to find his real father (James Caan) and soon the good-natured Buddy finds himself in all sorts of scrapes as he gets used to his new family and surroundings - and they get used to him.

Sat 5 Dec


Gary Delaney (Stand-Up Comedy - Brand New Show)

Gary Delaney Gary In Punderland

Get ready to dive into a rabbit hole of the best jokes in the world - star of Live at the Apollo and sell-out sensation Gary Delaney is back! One of the most sought after joke writers in the country and longstanding Mock the Week special guest, Gary has been through the laughing glass and he's ready to bring you a brand new show with hit after hit of the kind of one-liners only a master could craft. If you're hunting for snark, Gary's got it covered!

'A cavalcade of brilliantly inventive puns' Guardian

'More quality jokes in one hour than most comics have in their entire careers…Quite brilliant' Scotsman

'A master craftsman' *Times *

'One of Britain's grandmasters of the one-liner'' Chortle

Sun 27 Jun


The Hauntings Of Ebenezer Scrooge (A Christmas Carol) (Scary Dickens Adaptation)

Written & Directed by Mark Jones

A CADOS Production

In this scary and atmospheric adaptation of the Dickens classic, the miserly Scrooge is visited by several ghosts who try to get him to change his ways.

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The Houghton Weavers (Folk Songs And Festive Tunes)

THE HOUGHTON WEAVERS have been entertaining folk for 45 years with their unique blend of popular folk music, humour and audience participation.

In their time together, the group have performed thousands of concerts, recorded over 30 albums, and starred in several of their own highly successful BBC radio and TV series.

THE HOUGHTON WEAVERS, Steve Millington, David Littler and Jim Berry promise a fun-packed, sing-a-long festive family show. There will be plenty of laughter and the old familiar songs like the Blackpool Belle, Matchstalk Men and Wild Rover together mixed with new songs, and festive perennial favourites like Let It Snow and Mary's Boy Child and White Christmas.

The Houghton Weavers guarantee a wonderful evening of entertainment and their experience - together with their style and professionalism - ensures that, as their motto says, they always `Keep Folk Smiling!'

In these special shows, the Weavers promise a mix of festive tunes and folk favourites. The afternoon performance has more wheelchair spaces and group booking rates.

Sun 27 Dec



Jason Manford: Like Me

Jason Manford confirms new tour, find out how to get presale tickets

The comic hits the road again with more observational comedy.

Wed 23 Jun


Jenny Eclair: Sixty! (FFS)

Jenny Eclair: Sixty! (FFS)

A grumpy look at life from Ms Eclair, having hit 60 and a new decade of decrepitude.

Sat 1 May

Sold out

John-Luke Roberts (Stand-Up Comedy And Surreal Sketches)

Postponed from 2020. All tickets still valid.

John-Luke Roberts: After Me Comes the Flood (But in French) drip splosh splash drip BLUBBP BLUBBP BLUBBPBLUBBPBLUBBP!!

The critically acclaimed idiot* John-Luke Roberts* returns to the road with another ridiculously long titled show this autumn.

In a brand-new hour of extraordinary daft-hearted comedy, expect to not know why you are laughing once more even when he gives you the punchline first. Jokes about staring into the Nietzschean void, the stupid decisions of kings and how Pinocchio can save the world all might make appearances in this hour of absolute silliness. But then again, maybe they won't. Who knows what could happen!

Fest Magazine "A masterpiece…The show is exquisite, with every last element fine-tuned to perform its function" One4Review .5 "A relentless tempest of insanely inspired shenanigans; a dizzying parade of mad skits and eccentric characters, all built on a nugget of peculiar innovation…Unflaggingly funny" Chortle "an impeccably choreographed, giddily inventive, turbo-charged hour" The Telegraph "a hit" The Times "Killer gags…glorious idiocy" The Guardian

Mind warping hour which follows through brilliantly on its own absurd logic…relentlessly funny" The List

Fri 22 Jan


Jon Courtenay (Britain's Got Talent Winner)

Jon Courtenay: What's It All About?

Winner of Britain's Got Talent 2020

Comedian and musician Jon Courtenay is the first ever Golden Buzzer act to win Britain's Got Talent.

Long before triumphing in the 2020 final, Jon was a powerhouse live performer with decades of experience touring the world. Become part of Jon's journey of a lifetime where you will roar with laughter, maybe shed a few tears and definitely be inspired by his music and the hilarious tales of his family, relationships and life on tour. With a soundtrack including all his *Britain's Got Talent *songs and music spanning the classics to rock n roll, you are guaranteed a rip-roaring night of music and comedy. This will be a night to remember!

"A real winner." Ant and Dec

"It's funny, it's touching, it's unique to youthat was unbelievable." David Walliams

"I think this is one of the best Golden Buzzers we've ever had on the show." Amanda Holden

"It was magical and done so simply. it made me feel warm inside. You nailed it my friend. You ticked every single box." Alesha Dixon

"It was just a wonderful audition. You are someone who has worked hard for years and needs a break and I'm sure you will get a huge reaction from this, I promise you." Simon Cowell

Mon 27 Sep


Judy New Date (Oscar-Winning Film About The Legendary Hollywood Star)

Postponed from earlier in the year. If you already have a ticket please e-mail to rearrange seats.

Chorley Empire Cinema present: JUDY Director Rupert Goold Starring Renee Zellweger, Jessie Buckley, Rufus Sewell Running Time 118m, Certificate 12A

Winter 1968 and showbiz legend Judy Garland arrives in Swinging London to perform a five-week sold-out run at The Talk of the Town. It is 30 years since she shot to global stardom in The Wizard of Oz, but if her voice has weakened, its dramatic intensity has only grown. As she prepares for the show, battles with management, charms musicians and reminisces with friends and adoring fans, her wit and warmth shine through. Even her dreams of love seem undimmed as she embarks on a whirlwind romance with Mickey Deans, her soon-to-be fifth husband

Sun 10 Jan


Laura Lexx: Knee Jerk

Laura Lexx: Knee Jerk

Lexx takes on society's big issues.

Fri 12 Mar


Little Women (Classic Coming-Of-Age Drama)

Directed by Rebecca Dickinson

A CADOS Production

Based on the beloved novel about the four March sisters, living in mid-19th Century America and growing from childhood to womanhood.

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Manfords Comedy Club - November 2020 (Stand-Up Comedy)

A regular event in which Jason and Colin Manford select some of their favourite circuit comedians and sends them to Chorley Theatre for a great night of comedy.

Check for line-up details. Please note Jason will not be part of the line-up.

Sat 28 Nov


Mark Watson: How You Can Almost Win

Mark Watson: How You Can Almost Win (Work in Progress)

The comedian discusses his experience on Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls and how it changed him for the better.

Sat 30 Jan

Prices to be confirmed

Michael Ball & Alfie Boe: Back Together

Michael Ball & Alfie Boe: Back Together
  • 2020
  • UK
  • 2h
  • 12A
  • Cast: Michael Ball, Alfie Boe

Michael Ball and Alfie Boe performing live at the O2 Arena.

Sun 14 Mar


Mick Miller Postponed (Stand-Up Comedy)

Postponed. New Date to be announced. 22nd March 2021 is NOT the final confirmed date. Rescheduled date announced soon.

Mick Miller: Not Blowing My Own Trumpet

Mick Miller is one of the hardest working comedians in the UK. He is equally at home at corporate functions, cabaret performances on cruise ships, and of course entertaining theatre audiences across the country. A household name since ITV's "The Comedians" he was the stand out star of the 2011 Royal Variety Performance and won the hearts of the nation in the ITV show, "Last Laugh in Vegas".

Plus support from Paul Boardman.

Sat 20 Mar


Oh, What A Carry On! (Classic Comedy Clips And Behind-The-Scenes Stories)

They've been Cruising, they've been Camping. They've even been …Up the Khyber; but now the beloved Carry Ons are coming to you!

The official Carry On historian, Robert Ross, presents an affectionate salute to celebrate sixty glorious years of the Carry On films, taking you behind the scenes of a comedy institution.

In the March of 1958 cameras started rolling on a cheap and cheerful black and white comedy about the madcap exploits of a bunch of hapless National Service recruits. The film was Carry On Sergeant and its popularity kick-started British film's most endearing franchise.

Nothing sums up the deliciously bawdy and raucous British sense of humour more than the Carry Ons. For sixty years, their heady mix of innuendo, pratfalls, and love of a damned good time has entertained millions around the world.

The flaring nostrils of Kenneth Williams, the crumpled leer of Sid James, the cheeky giggle of Barbara Windsor, and the bespectacled high camp of Charles Hawtrey remain a vital part of the national bloodstream. This is the Carry On story. Naughty but nice…

Robert Ross is the foremost authority on the stars and history of British comedy, and has written many books dedicated to the Carry Ons, including The Carry On Companion, The Carry On Story, Sid James: Cockney Rebel, and Mr. Carry On, the authorised biography of Carry On producer Peter Rogers. Robert's many other books include The Goodies Rule OK, Benny Hill: Merry Master of Mirth, Fawlty Towers: Fully Booked, and Steptoe and Son: Any Old Iron. His many television appearances range from Blue Peter and The One Show, to Legends: Terry-Thomas, and When Comedy Goes Horribly Wrong. His first play, Jeepers Creepers, concerned the lives and loves of Lauretta and Marty Feldman, and was directed by Terry Jones at the Leicester Square Theatre in the West End of London.

"Robert is a one-man encyclopedia of the very best of British comedy." Jim Dale MBE

"The top chronicler of British comedy." Film Review

"A writer who clearly knows, and loves, what he's writing about." *The Hampstead ">Please note: this event was formerly Christmas Crackers on 29th November 2020. All tickets still valid.

Sun 21 Mar


Only Fools And Boycie

Only Fools And Boycie

An evening with John Challis, who played Boycie in Only Fools and Horses.

Wed 27 Oct


The Paranormalist Returns: Clinton Baptiste

Clinton Baptiste

Character comedy centred around Baptiste, a clairvoyant, medium and psychic best known for his appearances on Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights, played by Alex Lowe.

Fri 29 Jan

Sold out

Thu 28 Oct


The Parapod Movie (Film Based On The Hit Podcast, Plus Live Q&a)

THE PARAPOD MOVIE Directed by Ian Boldsworth Starring Ian Boldsworth and Barry Dodds Certificate: 15 Run time: 1hr 45 mins, plus 30 min live Q&A.

The first podcast to be turned into a feature length film, The ParaPod Movie follows Ian Boldsworth and Barry Dodds as they visit the most haunted village in the world, the home of the worlds most violent poltergeist, the underground labyrinths of Edinburgh, and everywhere in between, as Barry tries with increasing desperation to find some proof to convince his cynical friend that ghosts are real. What follows is a journey of true discovery, of shocks, emotional turmoil and a bewildering climax, peppered with The ParaPods trademark conflict and hilarity. You wont believe it but he will.

The movie will be followed by a live Q&A with Barry Dodds and Ian Boldsworth.

Sun 24 Jan


Paul McCaffrey: I Thought I'd Have Grown Out Of This By Now

Paul McCaffrey: I Thought I'd Have Grown Out Of This By Now

Stand-up comedian, as seen on BBC 3's Impractical Jokers.

Sat 13 Mar

£13.20 (£11)

Paul Mccaffrey (Standup Comedy)

Paul McCaffrey - Lemon

As seen on Live At The Apollo. Most recently Paul has performed to over half a million people in supporting Kevin Bridges and Sean Lock on nationwide tours. Join him for this hilarious brand new show Lemon.

'Born to be a Comic' - The Scotsman 'McCaffrey simply has funny bones' - The Shortlist 'The relaxed, assured confidence of a stadium filler' - Chortle

Star of Live At The Apollo, BBC3's Impractical Jokers and Russell Howard's Good News, Comedy Central's Stand Up Central. An accomplished radio presenter and guest, Paul has recently been heard on: talkSPORT, Absolute's The Alternative Vote and Rob Beckett's Rock 'n' Roll Football and BBC Radio 2's *Russell Kane's Whistlestop Tour. *

'Charm, charisma and success written all over him' - The Evening Standard 'A total natural, his storytelling is utterly unique and never anything less than gut-bustlingly hilarious' - GQ

Sat 13 Mar


Pete Firman And The Amazing TBC (Award-Winning Magician/comedian)

Come and witness the first and possibly final performance of The Worlds Greatest Magical Double Act!Award-winning magician/comedian Pete Firman returns with a magic show like youve never seen before. As seen on Tonight at the London Palladium, The John Bishop Show and The Sarah Millican Television Programme. Every night he will be joined by a different special guest who has no previous conjuring experience. Together they will perform jaw-dropping magic without any rehearsal. Unplanned! Unpredictable! Unwise! Spellbinding (List). The new poster-boy for British comedy magic (Telegraph).Age category: 14+

Thu 4 Mar


Rob Auton: The Time Show

Rob Auton: The Time Show

More philosophical comedy – this time on the concept of time itself – from comedian and performer Rob Auton.

Thu 21 Jan


Rob Newman: Philosophy Show

Rob Newman: Total Eclipse of Descartes

In this all-new show, multi-award winning stand-up comic Rob Newman weaves together Nietzsche’s sunglasses, James Bond in Toxteth, electric spiders and singing Neanderthals into a hilarious tour-de-force that offers new hopes for a changing world.

Rob Newman’s Philosophy Show coincides with the release of his BBC Radio 4 series.

★★★★ ‘Hugely entertaining, gleefully jaunty and refreshingly intelligent… I loved it.’ - The Guardian 2018

‘He is one amazing comedian’ -* Time Out*

‘Intellectually charged and adorably ambitious…a delightfully digestible dose of brain food’ - The Times 2018

Winner: Best Scripted Comedy – BBC Audio Drama Awards 2019 Winner: Best Comedy with a live audience – BBC Audio Drama Awards 2017


Please be aware that the Quays Theatre is at the far side of The Lowry’s building. After entering the main doors to the foyer, you should allow time to walk to the Quays Theatre before the show begins, especially if you have mobility difficulties. There are no stairs to negotiate, but there is a long sloping ramp, and wheelchairs are available to borrow if needed. You can familiarise yourself with the building in advance using our virtual tour

Sat 29 May


Simon Brodkin: 100% Simon Brodkin

Simon Brodkin: 100% Simon Brodkin

The comic takes a break from his Lee Nelson persona and plays himself in this debut stand-up hour.

Fri 27 Nov


Simon Evans: The Work Of The Devil

Simon Evans: Genius

Veteran stand-up presents his most personal show to date.

Wed 14 Apr


The Snow Queen - The Christmas 2021 Pantomime (Traditional Family Pantomime)

Postponed from December 2021. All tickets carried over and still valid

Pantomime directed by Zoe Jones (Beauty And The Beast)

A traditional family Pantomime featuring plenty of fun and silliness.

Loosely based on Hans Christian Andersons fairytale, the story is set in a kingdom of ice, where the wicked Queen rules with a cold heart. A plucky peasant sets out to defeat the Queen, and meets new friends and has magical adventures on the way.

A family-friendly show featuring all the usual slapstick, songs and Panto fun audiences have come to expect.

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Steve Royle (Britain's Got Talent Finalist)

The (Steve) Royle Variety Performance

*Britains Got Talent *2020 top three finalist, comedian, juggler and variety star Steve Royle takes his Royle Variety Performance on the road for a fun-filled evening for all the family.

Steve spent many years supporting the likes of Peter Kay, Dave Spikey, Mick Miller, Roy Walker and The Lancashire Hotpots on tour. He is a regular television warm-up for programs such as "The Rob Brydon Show", "A Question Of Sport", "Mastermind", "The Price is Right" and has several television appearances to his credit including "Phoenix Nights", "Max And Paddy's Road To Nowhere", "Peter Kay's Britain's Got The Pop Factor…", and despite being one of the North West's healthiest males, a medical insurance commercial for "Medicash". He was also featured on the Granada Programme "Behind The Scenes" and "That's Entertainment" (with Cannon and Ball) and was voted "Entertainer of the Year" at the inaugural Red Rose Awards.

Youre naturally funny, end-of-the-pier British which is what I like. Simon Cowell

Youre the heart and soul of [Britains Got Talent] because you come out and make everyone smile. Alesha Dixon

I adored this act, it felt fresh and it felt polished. Amanda Holden

A Brilliant Comedian. Peter Kay (in his autobiography "Saturday Night Peter")

Fantastic…should be a star! Dave Spikey (in his autobiography "Under the Microscope")

a comedy masterclass! The Stage

Tue 21 Sep


Tez Ilyas: Populist

Tez Ilyas

The brand-new stand-up show from the star of The Tez OClock Show (Channel 4), TEZ Talks (BBC Radio 4) and the multi-award-winning Man Like Mobeen (BBC Three). Join Tez as he uses his trademark silly, smart and subversive approach to pit ordinary people against the establishment. Expect huge laughs, groans and shocks as Tez confronts the state of the world with his cheeky, provocative flair.

Fri 24 Sep


Tom Binns In Buttons - The One-Man Panto (One-Man Pantomime)

With the rest of the cast furloughed, Tom Binns, from 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, has to bring the Pantomime to life on his own. An hilarious new show for all ages.

Sat 2 Jan


War Horse (Nt Live) New Date *sales Currently On Hold Pending Govt Confirmation* (The Beloved Play On Our Cinema Screen)

From the National Theatre on to our cinema screen.

War Horse based on the belovednovel by Michael Morpurgo, adapted by Nick Stafford in association with the award-winningHandspring Puppet Company

The critically acclaimed and international smash-hit play War Horse returns to cinemas for the first time this November to mark Remembrance Day.

At the outbreak of World War One, Alberts beloved horse, Joey, is sold to the Cavalry and shipped to France. Though still not old enough to enlist he embarks on a treacherous mission to find him and bring him home.

Now seen by more than 8 million people around the world, this powerfully moving and imaginative drama is a show of phenomenal inventiveness. At its heart are astonishing life-size puppets by South Africas Handspring Puppet Company, who bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to thrilling life on stage.

Wed 16 Dec


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Chorley Little Theatre

The theatre originally opened as Chorley's first electric cinema, back in 1910. However, since 1960, the venue has been owned and operated by am dram society CADOS, who present at least six productions per season.

As well as shows by CADOS and the award-winning Chorley Youth Theatre, Chorley Little Theatre has been host to comedy, theatre and musicals over the years.

The theatre seats 236 and boasts a state-of-the-art sound system. There's also the Empire Bar inhouse to quench pre-show thirst.

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