This show is sure to be bonkers. And not in the way that shouldn’t be allowed in our current political discourse, but rather legitimate lunacy in a safe and appropriate space, where fantasy is a fair feature and credulity can be stretched without threatening the fabric of society. At least not permanently.
Sonja Doubleday is a “Mancunian maverick, like no one else out there” (The Alarmist) and performs comedy as ‘Cheekykita’, travelling around the UK doing gigs and festivals. She has been a Leicester Square Theatre New Act of The Year Show finalist, Laughing Horse Comedy Award runner-up, Colchester New Comedian of the Year, Max Turner Prize winner, and Funny Women regional finalist. The Manchester Wire describes this absurd character comedian/clown as “one of the strangest acts you’re ever likely to see. But see her you must, because it’s very difficult to describe exactly why she’s a genius”. Cheekykita has supported the likes of Robin Ince, Simon Munnery, Tony Law, and Harry Hill. She is an indefinable phenomenon in the alternative comedy landscape.
‘Like The Mighty Boosh on crack’ ★★★★ — Broadway Baby
‘Like Spike Milligan on MDMA’ — The List
‘the silliest, maddest, funniest hour I have ever spent and it is fantastic’ ★★★★★ — Edfringe Review
‘one of those shows that I would describe as a work of genius without being able to pin down exactly why’ ★★★★★ — Funny Women
‘Like Les Dawson and tinfoil put through a new millennium blender’ — Broadway Baby
‘Like Alice in Wonderland on Adderall, Cheekykita is curious, shambolic and kind of magical’ — The List
‘Cheekykita is tapped in to the magic… make no mistake. A clown act of the highest order wired up to the ether… floating around in some other version, a true gem’ — Tom Ward
‘Ridiculous, in a good way’ — Arthur Smith
‘Brilliantly surreal and delightfully silly. Made me absolutely howl with laughter’ — Ellie Taylor
‘She talented innit’ — Tony Law
Captain ‘The Butcher’ Reality
Former Wrestling superstar Captain ‘The Butcher’ Reality is back after a 15 year absence. Has it all been adverts and playboy models or is he back to prove that there is much more to him than towering biceps and a hot moustache? Wrestling meets poetry meets pain in this creation from comic poet Stan Skinny; comedian, poet and twice winner of the Great Yorkshire show off competition. A unique and experimental performer, he is one of our fair city’s finest treasures and has contributed much to its creative scene, not least in the form of The Shipping Forecast, a nautical/meteorological fusion of spoken word, comedy, music and whatever else sails over the horizon.
‘explosive from the start, bursting with energy’ – ★★★★★ — Bunbury Magazine
‘Funny, heart warming, feel good stuff’ ★★★★★ — Now Then
‘Witty, engaging and very entertaining’ — Broadway Baby
plus additional support and host
Doors open at 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start.
Tickets are £7.50 after in advance, or £8 on the door.
Advanced booking is strongly recommended.