You’ve had a morning of inspiration and motivation, now it’s time to settle in front of the Inspo stage for an afternoon of…..

carbs cocktails comedy

Kicking off Carbs, Cocktails and Comedy on our Inspo Stage is Ali Kahn!

This comedy writer, actor and generally hilarous human will be getting us all in the party mood with a whole lot of laughs, a comedy dance off and maybe even a little karaoke. You’ll be giggling into your cocktail in no time!

Best Actor, Greater Manchester Fringe Festival 2019
And
Best Comedy ‘The F*ck It Button’, Greater Manchester Fringe Festival 2019.

You can find more about Ali on our Speakers page

Following on from this fun we’re super excited to announce another award winning act! Diana Atkins stars in Laura Harper’s…

A Quick Guide to Ruining Your Life

From the outside, Dawn has it all; nice house, fast car, great friends and family, and a new job out in sunny Dubai. So why has she been hiding in her own attic for the last three months? She’s about to confess all to the world, but not before she confronts some painful home truths, uncovers a heart-breaking infidelity and learns to poop in a bucket!

Awards

Winner of the ‘Write for the Stage’ New Writing Award, July 2019

Nominated for Best Comedy, Greater Manchester Fringe Festival, 2019

Nominated for Best Drama, Greater Manchester Fringe Festival, 2019

Nominated for Audience Choice Award, Greater Manchester Fringe Festival, 2019

Nominated for Oldham Coliseum’s Pick of the Fringe Award, Greater Manchester Fringe Festival, 2019

Reviews

BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE

Featured in the Best of 2019 Manchester Theatre Guide: 

Laura Harper’s A Quick Guide to Ruining your Life was comedy gold with a charming performance from Diana Atkins.

BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE

“simply a spellbindingly funny performance with excellent comic timing and delivery”

“Harper’s script is very witty”

“A gem of a play”

NORTH WEST END

“I couldn’t imagine what was going to happen”

“A very rounded and entertaining production”

“The play is mainly comedy but with some emotional and reflective moments which Diana portrayed beautifully and with real feeling.”

NUMBER 9

“Atkins captivated her audience throughout and had us in fits of laughter on many occasions”

“A modern, funny and compelling script that will resonate in some way with audiences of all ages”


Comedy not really your bag? Don’t worry we have Interviews in the other spaces and of course to attend to your Carbs and Cocktail needs in the Bar. We’ve got you covered!