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“A hybrid between Victoria Wood and Mrs.Merton” The Times
“Catch her before she goes stratospheric” The Scotsman

International fun smuggler and mother of five dealing in the naturally occurring comedic highs of daily life.  A supremely funny character comedian who tours the country on behalf of the opinionated suburban housewives of Stockport.

Mrs Barbara Nice invites you to forget your troubles, be happy and join everyone’s favourite housewife in celebrating the here and now and making our own fun in austerity Britain. She is worried that we are living in a world of ever diminishing friendliness where we keep ourselves to ourselves, heads down afraid to catch anyone`s eye. She wants us to stand proud, be open and look the world right in the eye – or we won`t feel the benefit!

Expect a friendly, inclusive atmosphere with home truths, great timing and unique comic insights into the human condition.
MRS BARBARA NICE is the comic creation of Janice Connolly – who played the cult character ‘Holy Mary’ in Peter Kay’s acclaimed C4 TV series ‘Phoenix Nights’.

‘warm and spontaneous, brings out the hidden joy in us all’              ***** Independent
‘Fun smugglin’ is her aim. She succeeds, leaving audience members with faces sore from laughing. Character comedy does not come better than this’ ***** Edinburgh Evening News
‘an extremely funny show…She’s dotty and lovely, her interactions always leaving her victim with a big smile on their face’**** The Skinny
‘This is character comedy at its finest…flawlessly convincing and strikes up a brilliant warm rapport’ **** Three Weeks

Preston Reed is back!

Recognised internationally as one of the greatest guitarists in the world, and as a groundbreaking innovator, drawing on blues, rock, funk and jazz influences among others, Preston Reed’s vast range of explosively original music will forever change your expectations of a guitarist. The phrase ‘has to be seen to be believed” has never been more true! Don’t miss one of the most dazzling displays of musicianship you will ever see!

“Widely thought of as the world’s most gifted guitarist” Total Guitar
“Spectacular…the best one-man show this reviewer has seen since Bruce Springsteen…A terrific performer” The Irish Independent