It may be rather hard to believe, but it’s been two full decades since the groundbreaking sitcom I’m Alan Partridge first hit our screens. Steve Coogan’s comic character had been around previously with a faux chat show, but things really clicked with this hilarious and tragic show. To celebrate the programme’s china anniversary, one Sunday in August, the usually fashionable venue of Gorilla will be taking a turn for the tweedy. Visitors should don their string-back leather driving gloves, or a pair of shorts with a perished underpant-lining, and hold on tight for a marathon viewing of both seasons of the show up on the big screen. The event begins with an exclusive video introduction by co-creator (and all-round comedy guru) Armando Iannucci. There will be a Q+A session with actor Simon Greenall, who played Michael the Geordie, and Neil Gibbons, the writer of a lot of recent Partridge material. You can also expect other Jurassic Park events during the day.

Sun 20 Aug, Gorilla, 54-56 Whitworth Street West, Manchester, M1 5WW, Tel: 0161 826 2998, 12pm – 9pm, £15 (adv.),

Sun 20 Aug
A. James Simpkin
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Thu 27 Jul 2017