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!
Tickets are available online:
Ramsbottom Civic Hall 8th December 4pm
The Way Theatre Studio 8th December 7pm
Waterside Arts 14th-15th December Various Times*
Please note: Fees may apply if booking online. You can also purchase tickets via venue box office.
All Upcoming Shows
*The 3pm show on Saturday 15th December replaces our regular ComedySportz 4 Tots show. However, this show will still be aimed at younger audiences aged 6 and under.
We’re delighted to announce that our sketch writing workshops return in January 2019. Sessions will run 7-9pm on Wednesdays for four weeks commencing 9th January. The full cost of the course is only £50! Sessions will be held in the Kings Arms, Salford.
Sessions will cover everything from creating memorable comedy characters to finding that killer punchline! We will also explore the challenges of writing for different mediums with a mixture of group and solo writing activities. Whether you’re brand new to comedy writing and performance, or looking to find new ways of developing your comic material, then you’ll enjoy this relaxed and friendly course.
This course is limited to just 10 spaces. Book early to avoid disappointment.
We’re also now taking bookings for our next batch of 8 week courses in Improvisation and Stand Up comedy. A space on one of our workshops also makes for a fantastic Christmas gift or New Years Resolution! For more information on all our upcoming courses visit our workshops page or drop us an email today!
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.
Tickets are available online:
ComedySportz at Chorley Little Theatre
ComedySportz at Waterside Arts
ComedySportz 4 Tots at Waterside Arts
You can also purchase tickets via venue box office. Chorley tickets are available for purchase from Malcolm’s Music Land.
All Upcoming Shows
With our current batch of workshops and courses well under way, we’re delighted to announce that our next 8 week Foundation in Improv, Intermediate Improv and Beginning Stand Up Comedy courses will commence 16th February 2019. Bookings are now being taken via our workshops page. You can secure your space by paying a £30 non-refundable deposit or making the full payment now.
We’ll also be running another two-day sketch writing course in early 2019 with dates to be announce soon. Drop us an email to register interest and we’ll be in touch as soon as we have dates in place.
GIVE THE GIFT OF COMEDY THIS CHRISTMAS!
Do you know someone who might benefit from a little laughter? Someone who needs a little confidence or has a funny side waiting to be unleashed?
Our workshops make for a popular gift especially as we approach Christmas and the New Year. If you’re making a booking behalf of someone else, please make the payment in full and then drop us an email with their name and contact details so our registers are accurate.
We’ll provide you with a gift certificate and brief information pack for you to give them. We’ll also arrange with you when you’d like us to get in contact with them to make sure we don’t spoil the surprise!
Workshops are fun, friendly and affordable. Maybe you’ll end up booking a space for yourself as well!
If you’ve got any questions about our courses and workshops for yourself or as a gift for others, don’t hesitate to get in touch.
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.