Malcolm's Musicland is closed on Monday 27th April, then reopening on Tuesday 28th. Apologies for any inconvenience.
Remember, you can book shows 24/7 online via the links on the event pages on here.
The new CADOS play opens this week, and is filling up fast:
Wednesday 22nd April - VERY LIMITED
Thursday 23rd April - AVAILABLE
Friday 24th April - AVAILABLE
Saturday 25th April - SOLD OUT (SINGLE SEATS MAY BE AVAILABLE)
It's always a pleasure to welcome Richard Herring to Chorley Little Theatre, and this visit - his sixth - was no exception but turned out to be even more eventful than we expected!
As we always give Richard a Chorley cake when he comes we thought he might be a little sick of them and fancy something different so we commissioned Ruth at Woodchats Coffee Shop to create a special "Richard Herring Chorley Cake" containing mango chutney and cheese. Herring would often visit a cafe called Tempting Tattie during the Edinburgh Fringe and order this combination on a baked potato, so we decided to do the same thing with a Chorley cake. Sounds weird - but they're delicious!
Richard Herring Chorley Cakes will soon be available from Woodchats, based on Chorley bus station and open 8am-4pm Monday-Saturday. Do make sure you ask for a "Richard Herring"
But what happened next has made national news. You can read The Telegraph's coverage here, and hear from audience member Gary Robinson here on Radio 5 Live (58 minutes in) but the best coverage is, of course, in Richard Herring's blog. Read all about it here.
From our point of view, it was all very interesting, and highly unusual. We try to signpost when we have "offensive" or controversial comedians on but although Herring can push the bounds there's always a great deal of thought behind everything. So when she labelled him "disgusting" it was very surprising - this show is essentially about nostalgia, growing up, friendship and mistakes we make. It's not nearly as rude as some of his past stuff and really is Rich being a bit playful.
But this show wasn't for this one woman, who would clearly prefer Peter Kay* and that's fair enough. Hopefully she and Gary can make up and maybe we'll see them here again for a happier night!
*Peter, if you're reading this, you're most welcome to pop in and do a show.
More shows and events now on sale!
Wednesday 7th October - James Acaster
Thursday 8th October - Jenny Eclair
Saturday 7th November - Chris Ramsey
Thursday 23rd July - Andre Rieu's 2015 Maastricht Concert
Saturday 25th July - Andre Rieu's 2015 Maastricht Concert
Sunday 25th October - Hamlet starring Benedict Cumberbatch
Thursday 29th October - Henry V (RSC Live)
Thursday 21st May - Calamity Jane (Dementia-friendly screening)
Thursday 28th May - Big Hero Six (Family film)
On sale Friday 20th March
The Actors Apology - Saturday 21st March
Eating Raoul - Thursday 7th - Saturday 9th May
Please return your tickets to the place you bought them for a full refund. We apologise for any inconvenience.
In case you've missed them, we've added these shows to the line-up lately:
Wednesday 15th - Saturday 18th July-
The classic musical, performed by Chorley Youth Theatre - Adults £10, Children £8, Family £32
Saturday 4th July -
FLINTOFF AND HOLCROFT
An evening of lively chat with the former Lancashire and England player - £10
Sunday 19th July -
The award-nominated show in which comedian Alex builds an incredible machine on stage - £15
Friday 13th November -
The Mock The Week and Bake-Off regular with a brand-new show - £19
Friday 27th November -
FUNNY NORTHERN WOMEN
Three top female comedians in a night full of laughs - £12
Monday 20th July -
The 12 Years a Slave star in a new update of a classic tale - £12/£10/£8
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