Offering a tremendously diverse programme of comedy, film, cabaret, pop quizzes and more, The Edge Theatre is providing an autumn season for everybody in the heart of Chorlton.

From pop culture quizzes to parent-and-toddler sessions, here is The Edge’s fantastic autumn schedule.

The Head Gardener | Thu 6 Oct | 7.30pm | £15/13

A delightful multidisciplinary paean to horticulture, Jake and Warren Oldershaw espouse the joy of gardening through music and speech while designing their own original garden.

Let Me Count The Ways | Fri 7 Oct | 7.30pm | £15/13

A spoken word solo show running across two nights, Let Me Count The Ways draws on both speculative and realist storytelling to navigate love, care and intimacy, speaking directly to the experiences of black queer women.

Celebrity Pop Quiz | Thu 13 Oct | 7pm | £15 (bookable as table of 6)

Hosted by a celebrity guest, The Edge is throwing a pop quiz for teams of six in the Dressing Room Cafe & Bar across three dates: Thu 13 Oct, Thu 10 Nov and Fri 9 Dec.

Mum's The Word Comedy Club | Fri 14 Oct | 1pm | £12 (babies free)

Precision-engineered for parents and their under-18-month toddlers, comedian and new mother Katie Mulgrew hosts three evenings of adult comedy in a relaxed, feeding-friendly environment, taking place on Fri 14 Oct, Fri 25 Nov and Fri 14 Dec.

Learning to Fly | Fri 14 Oct | 7.30pm | £15/13

An enthralling mix of theatre, comedy and music, James Rowland’s new show recounts his unlikely, life-affirming friendship with the foreboding elderly woman from the spooky house down the street when he was a solitary teenager.

The Amazing Thing | Sat 15 Oct | 11.30am/2pm | £8/6

Featuring puppets, acting and live music, performer Daniel Lempen embarks on a child-friendly meta-journey through a medley of well-known Brothers Grimm tales with the help of a curious ‘Thing’.

Reasons You Should(n't) Love Me | Fri 21 Oct | 7.30pm | £16/13

Winner of the Women’s Prize for Playwriting 2020, Amy Trigg’s stirring, heartwarming debut play follows Juno, a woman born with spina bifida who is clumsily traversing her twenties amidst love, loneliness and the feeling of being incomplete.

Motherload | Sat 22 Oct | 6pm | £8

An award-winning documentary screened by Brookburn Community School PTA in association with Chorlton Bike Deliveries, Motherload explores parenthood in a digital age of climate change, capturing a new mother’s quest to comprehend modern societal alienation, and the potential reprieve found in cargo bikes.

That Sketch Show | Thu 27 Oct | 8pm | £15/13

From one-liners to full numbers, this topical show promises to incorporate comedy in every form and style across several dates during the autumn season. Taking place on Thu 27, Fri 28 and Sat 29 Oct, and then again on Thu 15, Fri 16 and Sat 17 Dec.

Harry Baker: Unashamed | Thu 8 Dec | 7.30pm | £15/13

Described by BBC Radio 1 as ‘The greatest performer on Earth’, the World Poetry Slam Champion arrives in Chorlton with his most playful, heartfelt and unashamedly ‘Harry Baker-y’ show yet.

Flotsam & Jetsam | Sat 10 Dec | 11.30am/2pm | £8/6

An optimistic and affecting adventure about two different creatures who must live together, Daniel and Liz Lempen deliver a visual feast of puppetry and original music in an exploration of climate change, migration and friendship

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Thu 15 Sep - Sat 10 Dec, The Edge Theatre,
The Edge Theatre & Arts Centre, Manchester Road, Chorlton, M21 9JG
, Tel: 0161 282 9776
Wolf McFarlane
Published on:
Tue 16 Aug 2022