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

July 23, 2013


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


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


‘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


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


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


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 […]

Stroker’s Picks: November

November 6, 2012


There’s even more to keep you entertained and in the warm this winter from Manchester’s finest including the return of two firm favourites, and some new plays! Jordan – reviewed here The Kings Arms, Salford – until November 10th A modern day Rumpelstiltskin fairy tale, Jordan tells the story of a mother driven to the […]