Another new area for 2014, the cabaret and comedy stage will run each night due to your feedback for more in 2013! Cabaret style seating and tables, large stage in the downstairs bar will ensure room for everyone. Just sit back and relax for evenings full of laughter. I cannot wait to see all of these shows!
— Cindy Edwards - Festival Director

Friday night - 21:00 - 23:30

Here Come The Girls Cabaret Night

What better way to commence your enjoyment of the UK’s premiere award-winning lesbian music, arts and comedy festival than to be entertained by an opening night cabaret gala starring the UK’s premiere lesbian musicians, artists and comediennes?

Buckle in and harness your true festival spirit with this gorgeous smorgasbord of music and dance; comedy and magic; burlesque, spoken word and improvisation. Here Come The Girls bringing with them every flavour of fun for your delectation.

Hosted lara A king & Nicky Mitchell and programmed by lara A king

Fay Presto / Nicky Mitchell / Laura Checkley / Adam All & Apple Derrieres / Madge Hooks / Melody van Trapp / Loretta von Dini / The Short and Girlie Show / Beth Prior / Sooz Kempner

(Faye Presto) “You are a fucking genius
— Paul McCartney

Saturday night 21:00 - 22:30

Caz n Britney present a musical parody, 'Mis les' - A Revolution in Rollers

Written by Keddy Sutton and Gillian Hardie

The Inimitable Caz n Britney, (Gillian Hardie and keddy Sutton) return after their 'Cell out' stretch in Scottie Road The musical (from Primark to Prison), they are back with 'Mis Les'- (A Revolution in Rollers).

Will Caz ever knock round for her half of Twix? Where is Britney's Sudocrem? And what is the true measure of an Allen key's importance?

Hooked? Then prepare for dry ice and drama and follow these bag for life owning heroines, as they rewrite 'herstory' and get where dust wouldn't! 

"Best Double act of the year 2011/2013"

- Liverpool Theatre's best of 

"Charming and downright silly..The laughter didn't stop..Certainly left the audience wanting more..You may never hum 'I dreamed a dream with a straight face again"

- Vicky Anderson, Made Up Liverpool

Sunday night 20:00 - 22:30

Laughing Cows Comedy presents Kerry Leigh MC, Lara King, Rosie Wilby, Barbara Nice

Laughing Cows Comedy has been proudly celebrating, showcasing & developing women in comedy since 1998 across the UK and Europe. 

Laughing Cows Comedy produces live stand up comedy shows across the UK and the annual Women in Comedy Festival which is now in it’s second year. The nights feature and all female line up of comedy and was established in 1998 after a London comedy promoter inadvertently threw down the proverbial gauntlet. ‘We were discussing female comics and I asked why there's never more than one female comedian on the bill and he said, oh we wouldn't take that risk,’ Hazel O’Keefe the founder explains, ‘The comedy scene is so doused in testosterone that it's almost capable of growing a goatee beard and sideburns. Female comedians have been fighting to exhibit their talents and prove their quality over the years, and we’re here to help redress the balance’.  Manchester Evening News - Marissa Burgess..

“The Most fun I’ve had in years!” - Julie Jepson

''Laughing Cows have provided me with invaluable support as a new female stand up, it's great to get advice from peers who have more experience. The comedy night in Manchester is one of the best comedy nights on the circuit, I love the relaxed atmosphere, intelligent humour and audience participation.'' - Shaista Aziz 2010 

“Laughing Cows is definitely my favourite gig, it has the best venues/audiences and the atmosphere is always fantastic. I luv em!” - Claire Parker