Sunday 10th September

There are a handful of tickets left on the door for this show. Arrive early to avoid disappointment, and join our mailing list to be the first in line for discounted tickets in future.

It’s our back to school gig so don’t worry if you’ve forgotten how to write and started puberty because this gig is going to be conducted entirely in a spoken format and may contain mature concepts. 100% attendance is expected of you so be punctual if you want a place in the seating plan. It’s an utterly lush line-up so let’s get term underway with some pygmalion in the pub function room.

Sophie Willan

Sophie WillanBoth brutally honest and gloriously unpredictable, Sophie Willan takes inspiration from her unusual life experiences, to make bold, unapologetic and political work. A force to be reckoned with, she exudes confidence and northern charm. In 2015 powerhouse Sophie Willan secured funding of over £100k to create the dynamic multi-platform project, Stories Of Care. The work Stories Of Care does with Care-Leavers across Greater Manchester has become a national talking point, establishing Sophie as one of the UK’s leading ambassadors for Homeless and Care Experienced Young People. In 2016 Sophie took her debut hour On Record, based on her experiences of growing up in and out of the Care system, to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. A total sell out run and phenomenal critical acclaim followed, securing Sophie’s place as one of the most exciting rising stars in British Comedy.

“An exceptional new talent” — The Herald ★★★★★

“Wise, confessional and bloody funny” — The List ★★★★

“Sophie Willan was born to do this” — Beyond The Joke ★★★★

“An exciting new force in British comedy” — London Is Funny ★★★★

“The political and personal intertwine effortlessly” — The Guardian ★★★★

“Emotionally probing and intellectually prodding, with a wry, sardonic delivery… undeniably on the rise” — The Scotsman ★★★★

Jonny Pelham

Jonny PelhamPelham began comedy at University and while he was there he achieved runner-up in both the coveted So You Think You’re Funny competition and The Chortle Student Comedy Awards. Since graduating Jonny has continued to impress and was a finalist and judges choice in the BBC Radio New Comedy Awards, as well as being nominated for Chortle Best Newcomer in 2014. 2016 saw Jonny make the exciting step over to the small screen on Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central for Comedy Central followed by a support slot on Live At The BBC this year. With three critically acclaimed solo shows under his belt, Before and After (2015) and Fool’s Paradise (2016) and, most recently, Just Shout Louder Pelham has secured his place as one of the brightest talents in British comedy.

“eassuring presence and way with a story – there are echoes of Daniel Kitson in his writing” — The Guardian

“His presence and storytelling have them all entranced for an hour” — The Skinny ★★★★

“Jonny Pelham has a big future … a really striking set” — Bruce Dessau

“The Laughs are explosive” — Chortle

“Engagingly wry temperament and clear anecdotal gifts” — The Scotsman ★★★★

“Echoes of Daniel Kitson” — The Sunday Times ★★★★


Thom Williams
Liam Smith

and host

Rich Milner

Buy Tickets
Doors open at 7.00pm, show starts at 7.30pm.
Tickets are £6 when you buy online, £8 if you pay on the door.
Advanced booking is recommended.


The following food and drinks offers are also now available:

2 x tickets and a bottle of any wine £20
2 x tickets, a bottle of any wine and 2 main meals for £35

These must be booked in advance by contacting the Red Deer via (0114) 2722890 or