It is with a heavy heart that we have learned of the passing of our good friend Kay Mellor. Leeds born and bred, Kay was a pioneer of northern drama and real-life stories, going where no other female writer, director, or actor had gone before. We’re deeply proud and humbled to have been chosen as the home venue for her two stage premieres, Fat Friends The Musical (2017) and Band of Gold (2019) – both of which were huge success stories, as was everything that Kay turned her hand to. The hearts and thoughts of our theatre family are with her family, who we are also blessed to call friends of our theatres.

Iain Stirling: Failing Upwards

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Iain Stirling (Love Island and Taskmaster) is taking his ‘extremely funny’ (TELEGRAPH) comedy back on the road for his biggest ever nationwide tour, following his 2018 sell-out smash U OK HUN? x.

Do you ever wonder how people manage to be normal? Iain does. So much so he’s written a brand new stand-up show about it. Join the ‘star of comedy’ (!) as he explores his inability to function in the most basic of public settings, social media’s constant pressure to ‘live your best life’, and that one time a man stole his shoes.

Having sold out his Edinburgh Fringe run in advance for the second time, Iain can currently be seen on our screens hosting the third series of hit comedy gameshow Iain Stirling’s CelebAbility (ITV2). He recently starred in his own Comedy Central live special which launched the latest series and has also been seen on The Comedy Bus, Drunk History, Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central (all Comedy Central), Russell Howard’s Good News and Sweat the Small Stuff (both BBC Three) and Fake Reaction and Safe Word (both ITV2).

‘At his best the Edinburgh native is an unhinged free-form anecdotist’
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‘Extremely funny observational and surreal comedy’

‘His Love Island commentary is the stuff of legend’

‘Unforgiving and hilarious’

Event information

Running Time: 2 hours (approx. including interval)

Age Guidance: 14+

 *Prices include a £1 booking fee. Where applicable, a £1 charge for postage will also be payable.

Boxes are available to book by calling the Box Office on 0113 243 0808.

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