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.

Shazia Mirza: Coconut

£18.60
City Varieties Music Hall
Shazia Mirza in a white dress against a white background and surrounded by various white things

“What have I been doing this past year? Apart from sitting on the settee in my pyjamas, squeezing my ingrowing hairs whilst watching documentaries on Ted Bundy? I have been staring into space, coming to the terrible realization that maybe my parents were right. I should have listened to them years ago. Why didn’t I?

But people keep telling me I’ll be ok because I’m a strong woman. What does that mean? I survived The Island with Bear Grylls – who knew that would prepare me for what was about to come…”

Following the success of her critically acclaimed recent shows; With Love From St. Tropez, a riot of Brexit, burqas and butt-plugs, and The Kardashians Made Me Do It, a searing and urgent exploration of life, love and Jihadi brides, Shazia’s latest show; Coconut, nominated for ‘Best Stand Up Tour Show’ in Channel 4’s National Comedy Awards, takes on the burning (and infectious) issues of our time.

Event information

Running Time: TBC

Age guidance: 14+

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

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