We’re only a few weeks away from the return of the ComedySportz Improvised Pantomime! OH YES WE ARE!
Each show will be a completely new adventure created from your suggestions and a little sprinkling of fairy dust. There will be heroes, villains and what we lovingly refer to as songs in this fond pastiche of the nation’s favourite Christmas show – we might also throw in a few ComedySportz games for good measure.
There will also be plenty of opportunities to join in to help our heroes win the day… and every good villain needs a henchman!
Our improvised pantomime proved a real hit with audiences at the Waterside in 2017 and we’re delighted to be back with more shows and more venues. With shows across Greater Manchester, there will be plenty of opportunities to catch these fantastically festive shows that are an alternative Christmas treat that the whole family can enjoy!
We’re delighted to once again be returning to the venue where it all began way back in 2001 – Chorley Little Theatre. Join us on the 24th November for a night of laughter as we celebrate 17 years of shows!
As has become tradition, this special match will be a CHORLEY vs. MANCHESTER grudge match. Our original Chorley players have never lost on home turf… is this the year everything changes?
We’d like to thank everyone that has followed our journey over the years. We’d like to thank our workshoppers who have shared so much with us. Special thank you to all of our players, past and present, for their immense talents. And of course, we would especially like to thank the audiences who have joined us at venues across the world for your suggestions, your energy and your laughter.
Our Chorley show will be jam-packed with fan favourite games -including Object Tag which has become a particular highlight of our birthday shows. Previously audience members have given us some totally brilliant items for us to use as props, from microwaves to spare tyres!
If you can’t make it to Chorley we’ll also be celebrating with our monthly shows at Waterside Arts. We hope you’ll join us for what promises to be a great night of fun for the whole family to enjoy!
Do you have a birthday coming up? Celebrate with us at an upcoming show or book us for your event. Our shows are totally family friendly and great fun for all ages.
As the days grow colder, the clocks go back and the year draws to a close, we’ve still got plenty of shows and events to keep you entertained.
We’ve got two shows at the end of October, including our Halloween Special at The Waterside in Sale, whilst November sees us celebrate 17 years of laughter back at the venue where it all began, Chorley Little Theatre.
In December, our Improvised Pantomime returns for more unscripted festive fun inspired by your suggestions and a sprinkling of fairy dust. There are plenty of chances to catch the show as we’ll be bringing it to The Way Theatre in Atherton and Ramsbottom Civic Hall on December 8th and then back to The Waterside on 14th and 15th December.
Finally, we’re delighted to have been asked to perform two ComedySportz shows at The Piece Hall on the 22nd and 27th December after our guest appearance at their kids comedy show last year. These will be hour long shows so you’ll have plenty of time to spend in the shops and cafes of this fabulous venue. It’s a great way to spend a day in that gap between Christmas and New Year.
Tickets for all of these events are on sale now – book early to avoid disappointment! Tickets, times and dates for all of our upcoming shows can be found here.
And if all that isn’t enough comedy for you, we’ll also have Improv Mullet on the first Saturday of every month at The Kings Arms and New Adelphi Comedy Night on the first Tuesday of every month at The New Adelphi Studio at Salford University.
We’re delighted to once again be delivering a kids comedy workshop for the Manchester Literature Festival in October! The workshop is a fun introduction to comedy writing and improvisational skills suitable for kids aged 8-11 years.
Kate and Sean will once again be facilitating the workshop at Z Arts in Hulme. They will show kids how to write and perform comedy, using improvisation as a writing tool, and finding comic inspiration from their lives and imaginations.
To avoid cramping your children’s style, we ask parents not to stay in for the workshop. There is a nice café outside the room for adults that want to be close by. For the last 15 minutes of the workshop, adults will be invited in to watch a mini performance, so the young comics can show what they have been working on.
As this is the Manchester Literature Festival we’ll also have our book available to purchase as well as lots of other lovely bits of merchandise! Our ComedySportz book includes a short introduction to core improv skills as well as some of our favourite games that you can play with friends and family at home. The book is also available to purchase at all ComedySportz shows!
This kids comedy workshop is a ticketed event. Tickets can be purchased here.
Why not make a day of it with the fantastic comic art masterclass with Kev Sutherland (the hands behind hit show Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre) beforehand? Tickets can be purchased here.
And if you think you might get jealous of all the fun the kids are having there are still spaces available on our Foundation in Improv course for adults starting 6th October.
We’re delighted to be returning to the Way Theatre/Studio in Atherton this month for more all ages, all action, all improvised competitive comedy! Tickets are now available online and can also be purchased on the door.
The Way is a really exciting new space and we’re really pleased to be back there with shows in September and October. We’re also delighted to be bringing our Improvised Panto to the theatre in December which is sure to be a fine alternative festive treat.
Not seen a ComedySportz show before? Two teams compete for your laughs with quick-witted gags, games, sketches and songs inspired by your suggestions. There’s a referee on hand to ensure a good clean match – it’s a family friendly show after all – with penalties for bad behaviour and bad jokes. Who wins? You decide in this family friendly show that adults and kids can enjoy!
Fresh from our run at the Edinburgh Fringe, we’re ready for whatever suggestions Atherton has to throw at us…
You can book tickets for ComedySportz at The Way here and for our Improvised Panto here.