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Stroker’s Picks: The Greater Manchester Fringe

July 1, 2014

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As regular readers will know, we’re stalwart supporters of the Fringe scene in Manchester and beyond, and the Greater Manchester Fringe returns for a third year with even more shows and more venues presenting a mix of drama, comedy and music over the next 31 days. The Fringe is a place for new and existing […]

Norris and Parker: All of Our Friends are Dead – LIVE!

July 23, 2013

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Regular readers here on the Fiction Stroker will know that I’m a big supporter of Norris and Parker’s quirky brand of surreal comedy. Needless to say, I jumped at the opportunity to preview their new Edinburgh show, and it certainly didn’t disappoint. You know that you’re probably in for a treat when someone’s laughing before […]

GM Fringe: Gein’s Family Giftshop

July 2, 2013

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Sketch trio Gein’s Family Giftshop have regular performances at the Lass O’Gowrie and their usual slot kicked off this year’s Greater Manchester Fringe. Some combination of good fortitude and promotion saw the room above the Lass absolutely packed – but it seemed that too much focus was accorded on packing people into the room at […]

Service With A Smile: On the Road – LIVE!

June 10, 2013

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‘Service With a Smile: On the Road’ is a collection of comedy shorts created using sketches from new writing talent from across the country and scenes devised by the actors themselves. Performed in ‘The Workers’ own unique style combining physicality and multimedia, this is one show not to be missed. On entering Chapel Street Studio, you’d be forgiven […]

Norris & Parker/Sketchy Theatre – LIVE!

May 7, 2013

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Manchester’s comedy scene is rich with talent stretching from the Northern Quarter’s Frog and Bucket to Oxford Road’s XS Malarkey. But some of the most experimental acts are to be found in theatres above pubs and for the Bank Holiday, The Kings Arms presents a comedy showcase from two up and coming acts: Norris & […]

Life in a Bubble – LIVE!

December 11, 2012

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Steve and his wife’s sisters move into a quaint house on Christmas Eve, completely oblivious to the fact that they have moved into the most dangerous place in the planet. Festive turns into Frantic as they desperately try to avoid their fate in a new comedy from the writer of Three’s a Crowd, Four’s a […]

The Good Life – LIVE!

November 30, 2012

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An outbreak of fleas, a torn posh frock and a self-sustainable Christmas are brought to you in this triple bill of festive treats. From the same production team as Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads comes another 70’s classic – The Good Life. For the uninitiated, The Good Life tells the story of a couple […]