SPRING HAS SPRUNG AT THE OCTAGON
By Steve Cooke
This Spring the Octagon has something for everyone with Kes, the return of the monthly comedy night and a performance by our very own M6 Theatre Company!
As previewed, Kes is on until Saturday 2 April and will be reviewed by Seamus Kelly in this column.
Image by Mark Brenner
Friday 25 March brings a night of live stand-up with some of the best names in comedy. including:
Silky - Paul ‘Silky’ White is a comedian and musician from Liverpool. Since 1994 he has ‘avoided adulthood, wealth and financial security by doing something he loves instead’. His TV Appearances Include The Stand-Up Show (BBC), The World Stands Up (Paramount) and the Comics Lounge (AUS)..Festival Appearances Include Glastonbury, Bestival, Camp Bestival, The Big Chill, Green Man, God’s Kitchen Global Gathering, and has been Dr Who’s backing guitarist.
Glenn Wool - Glenn began his comedy career in his hometown of Vancouver in 1995. He moved to London in 1998 and quickly became one of the rising stars of the London and international comedy circuit. TV credits include John Oliver’s 'New York Stand-Up Show' as well as appearances on, 8 Out of 10 Cats, Never Mind the Buzzcock and Russell Howard’s Good News. He also lent his voice (along with Katherine Ryan) to the BAFTA award-winning Lottie Bearshout.
Dan Tiernan - Comedy Stores King Gong winner and Beat the Frog Series winner. Award Winning comedian and ‘certified gay lord’ Dan Tiernan was nominated for the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year Award this year and then won The SAM Award for best LGBTQ+ ensemble show at the 2021 Edinburgh Fringe.
MC Daisy Earl - Daisy is one of the fastest rising stars in Scottish comedy today and is attracting plaudits and accolades at an alarming rate.
Having won ‘Best New Comedian’ at the Scottish Variety Awards 2015, she was then crowned ‘Scottish Comedian of The Year’ in the same year, making her the first ever female winner.
Friday 25 March £17
If you haven’t already then I urge you to catch our very own M6 with a lively mix of dancing, singing and puppetry,
in their excellent Pebble on the Beach. Be magically transported to an unforgettable day at the seaside - a beach hut filled with treasures, sandcastles, seagulls and the waves lapping on the shore – to tell a heart-warming tale that helps us all feel safe in the world and know that we matter.
Fri 8 April, 1pm & 3:30pm
Adult £10 | Child (U16) £7
Phone Box Office: 01204 520661