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.

Joanne McNally wearing a fluorescent checked yellow jumper and sparkly trousers

Joanne McNally: The Prosecco Express

£24
Leeds Grand Theatre

Described as ‘a truly gifted stand up’ (Sunday Times), join Joanne McNally as she revisits her irreverent and critically acclaimed show The Prosecco Express.

Due to a relentless ageing process, Joanne is suddenly in her late thirties with no husband, no kids, no pension and no plan. She is full of questions: if she doesn’t birth anything, who will be obligated to watch her die so she doesn’t have to do it alone? Can she start a GoFundMe page to get a golden tomb built for single people to get buried in together, or do we all just get thrown into a mass grave and covered in cat hair? When a man on a dating app identifies as ‘spiritual’, is it safe to assume he has the personality of a spoon? If you do all your drinking in the bath, can you write it off as self-care? ‘Dark, hilarious, strangely reassuring’ (Independent), Joanne is on a mission to solve absolutely nothing.

★★★★★
‘Next stop, Netflix’
Irish Daily Star

★★★★★
‘Joyously nuts’
Examiner

★★★★
‘Please bring your friends and laugh until you cry’
Edinburgh Reporter

Event information

Running Time: 2 hours 10 min (approx. including interval)

Age Guidance: Strictly 14+

Content Warning: Likely to be swearing and adult content
  
*Prices include a £3 booking fee. Where applicable, a £1 charge for postage will also be payable.

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