Strife In A Northern Town is part of the 2017 Women In Comedy Festival in Manchester. Many of our members have suggested we get out to more comedy events, and this show seems a great start.
- Gullivers, Manchester, 18:45, 26 October 2017
The script is in the second round of a new writing scheme by Hat Trick productions - makers of Father Ted, Drop the Dead Donkey and Whose Line Is It Anyway - so it may have some promise. The show is on at Gullivers in the Northern Quarter.
The official spiel
In a town, somewhere in the North... Donna and Tracey work at the local supermarket. Donna hates customers, but Tracey loves ‘em – especially round the back of the totes. And she's got the footage to prove it!
Kay and Val are star-crossed lovers. Val loves her pooches but Kay’s got a dog phobia, an allergy to cheese and a ranty, armchair-bound mother, Maureen – who hates Martina Navratilova.
Receptionists Pepsi and Lulu work at the town hall. They’re ‘frenemies’ with painted nails and high pitched voices. They’ve both got fiancés called Gary and lick grapes for pudding so they can slim down into their wedding dresses.
When Donna loses her job, Maureen gets evicted and Pepsi’s downgraded to the waste management hotline they know something’s going wrong in this town. And their seemingly unconnected stories come together in a hilarious, fast paced tale of sex, death, corruption, greed, betrayal, friendship, family and Latvian cigarettes.
With just two female actors playing all these parts - and more - it’s a high-energy thrill ride with quick switches, laughter, mayhem and maybe even a tear or two, too.
So pay a visit to this strife-ridden Northern town and find out if Donna and co can save their shitty city!
Tickets are £6. Make sure you get yours in advance from the official website: https://www.ticketweb.uk/event/strife-in-a-northern-town-gullivers-tickets/7618635
Gullivers is a quirky classic pub near the top of Oldham Street in the Northern Quarter. It's a short walk from Market Street and Shudehill tram stops, and ten minutes from Victoria train station. There are also many cheap car parks a few minutes walk to the north-east, across the ring road.
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