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April 2019

The Something New Show

Thursday, 18th April @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

The Something New Show returns in April for a Wigan Arts Festival spectacular. As ever, the evening is completely free and packed with wonder, words, laughter and light. Join Casino Improv and their extra special guests Jasmine Gardosi and Sian Davies. Jasmine Gardosi is the current Axis Slam Champion and former Cheltenham Poetry Festival, Mix It Up Midlands and International Pangaea Poetry Slam winner. She has appeared on BBC Radio 3’s The Verb, BBC Asian Network and at Glastonbury Festival.…

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‘Being Frank – The Chris Sievey Story’ Documentary Screening + Exclusive..

Thursday, 18th April @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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18th and 21st April
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story (Documentary) Frank Sidebottom was the unforgettable Northern folk hero with the papier-mâché head. For the first time since his death, the story of the secret life of his creator, Chris Sievey is told. It’s a compelling portrait of an artist, songwriter, comedian and wayward genius, whose entire life was a fantastic, subversive piece of performance art. EXCLUSIVE! April 18th, Fantastic Frank-a-Mania Night! An opportunity to ask Director, Steve Sullivan and Art Director, Dave Arnold…

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Unto This Last

Friday, 19th April @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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3rd - 20th April
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Artists from Cross Street Arts have created work that responds to themes of the capitalism and the environment, inspired by John Ruskin’s controversial book, ‘Unto This Last.’ In its day, the book was extremely controversial as it critiqued capitalism and its harmful effects upon the environment, an appropriate subject for our times. The show includes drawings, paintings and sculpture by artists working in Wigan and will be one of many around the country commemorating Ruskin 100 years after his death.…

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The Best of Leigh Short Film Festival

Saturday, 20th April @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

The best of Leigh Short Film Festival 2014 -2018. Screening a selection of winning entries from shorts films featured over the last five years. This is afternoon of short films will see the best of the best and provide a a taster session for what great films will feature in the 2019 Wigan and Leigh Film Festival. Over 18 only Screening: 2:00pm – 4:00pm Saturday 20th of April 2019 | The Theatre: Entrance 4 | Doors and Bar open at…

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‘Being Frank – The Chris Sievey Story’ Documentary Screening + Exclusive..

Sunday, 21st April @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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18th and 21st April
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story (Documentary) Frank Sidebottom was the unforgettable Northern folk hero with the papier-mâché head. For the first time since his death, the story of the secret life of his creator, Chris Sievey is told. It’s a compelling portrait of an artist, songwriter, comedian and wayward genius, whose entire life was a fantastic, subversive piece of performance art. EXCLUSIVE! April 18th, Fantastic Frank-a-Mania Night! An opportunity to ask Director, Steve Sullivan and Art Director, Dave Arnold…

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The Entertainer

Wednesday, 24th April @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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24th April - 7th May
Wigan Little Theatre, 44 Crompton St
Wigan, WN1 3SL United Kingdom

Archie Rice is a failure as a comedian. News of his son’s death while on military service arrives as the family is anticipating his return with a party. The already embittered Archie descends further into despair. A prosperous brother offers to send the family to Canada but can Archie leave the decaying world of the music hall where he is at home. Penned by the original ‘angry young man’ John Osborne This amateur production is performed by special agreement with…

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‘At Home’ Haigh Hall History Tour

Thursday, 25th April @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Haigh Woodland Park, School Lane
Wigan, WN2 1PE United Kingdom

Haigh Hall Hotel is a historic country house in Haigh, Metropolitan Borough of Wigan, Greater Manchester, England. Built between 1827 and 1840 by James Lindsay, 7th Earl of Balcarres, it replaced an ancient manor house and was the Lindsay family’s home until 1947, when it was sold to Wigan Corporation. Come and be ‘At Home’ with us at the stunning Grade II* listed Haigh Hall Hotel and learn about the fascinating history of one of Wigan’s finest architectural treasures. 10.30AM…

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The Entertainer

Thursday, 25th April @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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24th April - 7th May
Wigan Little Theatre, 44 Crompton St
Wigan, WN1 3SL United Kingdom

Archie Rice is a failure as a comedian. News of his son’s death while on military service arrives as the family is anticipating his return with a party. The already embittered Archie descends further into despair. A prosperous brother offers to send the family to Canada but can Archie leave the decaying world of the music hall where he is at home. Penned by the original ‘angry young man’ John Osborne This amateur production is performed by special agreement with…

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The Entertainer

Friday, 26th April @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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24th April - 7th May
Wigan Little Theatre, 44 Crompton St
Wigan, WN1 3SL United Kingdom

Archie Rice is a failure as a comedian. News of his son’s death while on military service arrives as the family is anticipating his return with a party. The already embittered Archie descends further into despair. A prosperous brother offers to send the family to Canada but can Archie leave the decaying world of the music hall where he is at home. Penned by the original ‘angry young man’ John Osborne This amateur production is performed by special agreement with…

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Legends of Laughter

Friday, 26th April @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Monaco, Atherton Road, Hindley
Wigan, WN2 3EU United Kingdom

Legends of Laughter with Mick Miller & Billy Pearce Friday 26th April 2019 The Monaco, Atherton Road, Hindley, Wigan WN2 3EU TICKETS: General Admission £25 Unreserved Seating *Balcony Area (Top) – £39.50 Reserved Table Seat | Hot Buffet Selection | Pay Bar Facility | Table Service (*access to this area is via steps so is therefore not suitable for wheelchair users) MICK MILLER Comedy has evolved over the years and so has Mick Miller. He got his big break on…

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Ghost Hunt

Friday, 26th April @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

With a team of experienced mediums, psychics and paranormal investigators you are guaranteed a quality ghost hunting experience. Sixth Sense Ghosthunters team has provided ghost hunting experiences to the general public for over 30 years. Guests are required to be over 18 years old and not under the influence of alcohol. Friday 26th of April 2019 | Meet at 9:00pm at Entrance 6 (The Court Room) Tickets: £30.00 in advance only Tickets available until 25/04/2019 9:00pm. Spaces are limited so…

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The Entertainer

Saturday, 27th April @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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24th April - 7th May
Wigan Little Theatre, 44 Crompton St
Wigan, WN1 3SL United Kingdom

Archie Rice is a failure as a comedian. News of his son’s death while on military service arrives as the family is anticipating his return with a party. The already embittered Archie descends further into despair. A prosperous brother offers to send the family to Canada but can Archie leave the decaying world of the music hall where he is at home. Penned by the original ‘angry young man’ John Osborne This amateur production is performed by special agreement with…

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The Entertainer

Sunday, 28th April @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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24th April - 7th May
Wigan Little Theatre, 44 Crompton St
Wigan, WN1 3SL United Kingdom

Archie Rice is a failure as a comedian. News of his son’s death while on military service arrives as the family is anticipating his return with a party. The already embittered Archie descends further into despair. A prosperous brother offers to send the family to Canada but can Archie leave the decaying world of the music hall where he is at home. Penned by the original ‘angry young man’ John Osborne This amateur production is performed by special agreement with…

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The Entertainer

Monday, 29th April @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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24th April - 7th May
Wigan Little Theatre, 44 Crompton St
Wigan, WN1 3SL United Kingdom

Archie Rice is a failure as a comedian. News of his son’s death while on military service arrives as the family is anticipating his return with a party. The already embittered Archie descends further into despair. A prosperous brother offers to send the family to Canada but can Archie leave the decaying world of the music hall where he is at home. Penned by the original ‘angry young man’ John Osborne This amateur production is performed by special agreement with…

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The Entertainer

Tuesday, 30th April @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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24th April - 7th May
Wigan Little Theatre, 44 Crompton St
Wigan, WN1 3SL United Kingdom

Archie Rice is a failure as a comedian. News of his son’s death while on military service arrives as the family is anticipating his return with a party. The already embittered Archie descends further into despair. A prosperous brother offers to send the family to Canada but can Archie leave the decaying world of the music hall where he is at home. Penned by the original ‘angry young man’ John Osborne This amateur production is performed by special agreement with…

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May 2019

The Entertainer

Wednesday, 1st May @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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24th April - 7th May
Wigan Little Theatre, 44 Crompton St
Wigan, WN1 3SL United Kingdom

Archie Rice is a failure as a comedian. News of his son’s death while on military service arrives as the family is anticipating his return with a party. The already embittered Archie descends further into despair. A prosperous brother offers to send the family to Canada but can Archie leave the decaying world of the music hall where he is at home. Penned by the original ‘angry young man’ John Osborne This amateur production is performed by special agreement with…

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The Entertainer

Thursday, 2nd May @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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24th April - 7th May
Wigan Little Theatre, 44 Crompton St
Wigan, WN1 3SL United Kingdom

Archie Rice is a failure as a comedian. News of his son’s death while on military service arrives as the family is anticipating his return with a party. The already embittered Archie descends further into despair. A prosperous brother offers to send the family to Canada but can Archie leave the decaying world of the music hall where he is at home. Penned by the original ‘angry young man’ John Osborne This amateur production is performed by special agreement with…

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BaiLaugh with Casino Improv and Improv on Demand

Thursday, 2nd May @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Wigan’s best (and only) Improv night is back! Casino Improv and their friends are back in Holding Cell for an evening of improvised comedy and theatre. Join the rabble of suggestion shouters and watch an evening of hilarious entertainment that has never happened, and will never happen again… This month’s very special guests are Improquo Theatre Company with IMPROV ON DEMAND Following a successful run at Edinburgh Fringe last year, Improv on Demand return to bring you a variety of…

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t’Other – By Beggars Belief Collective

Thursday, 2nd May @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Join us in the Old Court’s Theatre for a big hearted contemporary fable about intolerance and love presented by Beggars Belief Collective. In a town like ours but not quite now, and slightly off centre from here, Cass & Hillary go about their daily business until their lives are disturbed by the arrival of a curious, enigmatic & annoying stranger. A story of mistrust, intolerance, unexpected friendship, and ultimately, love, t’Other is chaotic in its form, warm in its heart…

£6
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The Entertainer

Friday, 3rd May @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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24th April - 7th May
Wigan Little Theatre, 44 Crompton St
Wigan, WN1 3SL United Kingdom

Archie Rice is a failure as a comedian. News of his son’s death while on military service arrives as the family is anticipating his return with a party. The already embittered Archie descends further into despair. A prosperous brother offers to send the family to Canada but can Archie leave the decaying world of the music hall where he is at home. Penned by the original ‘angry young man’ John Osborne This amateur production is performed by special agreement with…

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