It's Red Nose Day today, and as big comedy fans here we want to help out. So, over Friday, Saturday and Sunday this weekend we'll give £1 to Comic Relief for every ticket sold for the following shows:

Pappy's All Business (19th April)

Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre (14th May)

Rob Rouse (21st May)

Chris Ramsey & Gareth Richards (11th June)

So the charity will benefit, and you'll have a great night out at some proper funny shows! It's also a bit healthier than eating lots of crisps!

Also, for fans of Peter Kay, Malcolm's Musicland will have his top-secret new DVD single (to be revealed in tonight's Telethon) for sale at the start of next week.

This show has now completely sold out - sorry if you didn't get tickets, but there's loads more Comedy shows on that are just as funny!


Tuesday 17th May 2011 - 8pm

Right Here, Right Now – Work in Progress show

Fresh from performing to over 160,000 fans on his sell-out UK arena tour and ahead of his extended dates, the star of Mock The Week and his own hit show Russell Howard’s Good News, will be coming to Chorley to warm-up for his forthcoming extra dates.

A chance to catch one of the UK’s biggest comics in a small and intimate venue. (Please note this is part of his current tour, so if you've seen him already it's mostly the same material)


Tickets are £15 and on sale now from Malcolm's Musicland 01257 264362 or:

We Got Tickets (allocation sold out)

See Tickets (allocation sold out)


These will go fast, and must be bought now - we cannot put aside for the future.


As Neville's Island finishes (tickets still left for last 2 nights but be quick) we've added more shows to the line-up for the rest of the year:


On sale for a while, but already going fast, the next CADOS show is An Inspector Calls on 2nd-7th May. Tickets are also on sale now for Oliver Twist (20th-25th June). Auditions for Oliver are 20th March.

The new CADOS Season will be announced around June/July team but you can already buy tickets for a revival in November. Brainne Edge is re-uniting the original cast of Russell Ditchfield, Charlotte Grace Knowles and Rachel Wareing for the 10th Anniversary production of John Godber's Teechers (3rd-5th November).


Chorley's own Dave Spikey returns with his new show on 1st September. It's in aid of local animal charities.

Dave's fellow 8 Out Of 10 Cats regular Rob Rouse talks about life's mishaps in his new stand-up show on 21st May

ComedySportz - Saturday 19th November

The resident improvised comedy group from Manchester's Comedy Store return to where it all started with a fast and loose show made from audience suggestions.



A Sparkling Evening of Popera & Soul - Saturday 23rd July

Local singing stars Matt Philips and Finbarr Smith with a fantastic night of music.


Face Value - Saturday 29th October

Swift return for the Genesis/Phil Collins tribute band


The Swing Commanders - Sunday 6th November

The best of 40s & 50s swing with this amazing 6-piece band


The Upbeat Beatles - Sunday 13th November

The finest Fab Four fakers with another great show.


The Houghton Weavers at Christmas - Sunday 27th November

Welcome return for the ever-popular folk favourites.

It's the Grand Final of Let's Dance For Comic Relief on BBC1 this Saturday evening, and we're delighted that one of the stars of the show will be coming here next year.

Comedian Russell Kane is hotly-tipped for his version of Beyonce's Crazy In Love in the show which has been attracting audiences of 7.5m over the last few weeks. You can see his dance here.

Apart from Comic Relief, Russell has won the Edinburgh Comedy Award (formerly the Perrier) and co-presents coverage of I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here. We're very excited about him coming to Chorley, even though it's over a year away!

He's here on 21st March 2012, tickets are priced £17.50 and are on sale now from Malcolm's Musicland, 01257 264362 and We Got Tickets and See Tickets. Should be on Ticketmaster soon.

There are still a few tickets left for Richard Herring tomorrow, but be quick!

There are still tickets available for the rest of the week, but are going fast. It may be possible to pay on the door on the night of a show but we do recommend booking ahead with Malcolm's Musicland 01257 264362 (especially Friday and Saturday).