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.

Russell Kane Live poster - Russell is running between the words

Russell Kane Live: The Essex Variant!

£27
Leeds Grand Theatre

Russell Kane‘s bringing to town his gut-punch funny, searing, award-winning take on the two years we’ve just gone through. Hailed as The Guardian’s number 1 comedy performance to come out of 2020 (The Guardian are miserable and usually hate everything) – this high-octane show brings nuclear-energy belly laughs and pant-wetting observations which prove laughter really is the best medicine* (*actually, it’s probably hospital medicine).

Russell Kane has two chart-topping, award-bagging podcasts: Man Baggage and BBC Radio 4’s Evil Genius. He is a regular on Channel 4, BBC, and ITV: all the usual shows you see funny people on. He’s also a writer, actor, and presenter. He drinks lots of coffee and is ‘like that in real life’.

He was the first ever comedian to bag the two most prestigious comedy awards on earth in the same year, for the same show: the Dave’s Edinburgh Comedy Award (formerly The Perrier), and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Award, (formerly known as the Barry Award). He’s also a raving bighead that likes listing his achievements.

Russell Kane has made his name with verbose, hyperactive comedy – and he shows no sign of slowing down’
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‘Fierce, funny and heartfelt… a thrilling reminder of what comedy can do’
Guardian

★★★★★
‘Storming physical comedy… splendidly manic’
Mail on Sunday

Event information

Running Time: 2 hours (approx. including interval)

Age Guidance: Strictly 14+, likely to include swearing and adult content.

Group bookings and concessions available. Please contact Box Office for full details.

*Prices include a £3 booking fee. Where applicable, a £1 charge for postage will also be payable.

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