Brennan Reece (see below) and Kemah Bob | Tue 10 Jul | The Bread Shed | 7.30pm | £5/3
After cancelling last week’s show no doubt in part due to football packing its bags and getting ready to come home, XS Malarkey are back with another great double bill of Edinburgh Fringe previews. Brennan Reece will be proving why he was once referred to as ‘a teenage Alan Bennett’ with his hilarious and heartfelt storytelling and London based Texan Kemah Bob will be bringing pro-black, sex positive comedy to Manchester to leave a funny taste in your mouth. Something for everyone?

Norris & Parker | Thu 12 Jul | The Kings Arms | 9pm | £8/9
According to The Guardian Norris & Parker are one of the top 50 shows to see at this year’s Fringe. Now ‘Top 50’ might not seem like that high praise but when you consider there’s nearly 4,000 shows to choose from at this year’s festival it’s not a bad nod. Performing here as part of the Greater Manchester Fringe the surreal and sordid sketch duo will be providing more debauched characters and hilarious song parodies. Catch them now before they become too big for such intimate theatres post inevitable Fringe success.

Hayley Ellis and Tom Taylor | Sat 14 Jul | Three Minute Theatre | 7.30pm | £5
Looking to brighten up your Saturday evening with a pair of Edinburgh previews are Hayley Ellis and Tom Taylor. Taking over the ground floor Affleck’s Palace Three Minute Theatre and channeling that old vaudevillian charm that permeates the venue Hayley Ellis will be presenting her new show all about a lost pigeon, alongside the creator of sell out Fringe show ‘The Charlie Montague Mysteries’ Tom Taylor who has also provided tour support for John Kearns, Simon Munnery and Abandoman. Not a bad Saturday night.

Tue 10 Jul - Sat 14 Jul
John Stansfield
Published on:
Mon 9 Jul 2018