Enjoy the Show


Creator of Lancashire Fringe Festival and Lancashire Photography Festival – and dozens of independent events, exhibitions and performances.

Black Liver: Support Your Local Library: A Gothic Pub Rock Opera!
“The White Stripes with laughs” ★★★★ Buxton Fringe Festival
Thursday, January 27, 2022
The Ferret, Preston
Ticktets £8 from Skiddle

The Indecent Musings of Miss Doncaster 2007
“Donna is a fine creation… both writing and performance are punchy” The Guardian
Saturday, Feb 26, 2022 (7pm).
The Old Electric, Blackpool
Tickets £8 from Old Electric

Skank by Clementine Bogg-Hargroves
“It’s a gem” ★★★★★ Bouquets and Brickbats
Thursday, February 24, 2022
The Ferret, Preston
Tickets £10 from Skiddle

JB Barrington: Showing Poetential
“A chap to be cherished and a gig not to be missed” Johnny Vegas 
The Lowry, Salford
Weds, March 02, 2022
Tickets £12 from The Lowry

What a Load of Bollocks by Joe Walsh
Written by Phil Pearson
Sat, March 12, 2022 (7.30pm)
The Edge, Manchester
Tickets £15 from Edge Theatre

Jonny Pelham: Off Limits
“Intensely funny and consistently moving” ★★★★★ The Herald
Thursday, March 31, 2022
The Ferret, Preston.
Ticktets £10 from Skiddle

What a Load of Bollocks by Joe Walsh
Written by Phil Pearson
Saturday, April 02, 2022
The Old Electric, Blackpool
Tickets £8 from Old Electric

Paul Case: Dead White Anarchists
“One of the best of a new generation” Attila The Stockbroker
Tuesday, April 12, 2022 (8pm)
Stanley Arms, Preston PR1 1DA
Pay What You Decide (free show, no tickets needed)

The Indecent Musings of Miss Doncaster 2007 by Annabel York
Sat, April 30, 2022
The Holbeck, Leeds
Tickets on sale soon

Henry Normal: The Escape Plan
An evening of jokes, poems and stories from the writer, poet and producer.
Fri, May 13, 2022.
The Old Electric, Blackpool. Tickets £12 from Old Electric (available soon)

Lancashire Fringe Festival
Returns May 2022

LFF is delighted to have received Arts Council England funding to allow the festival to return in 2021. The previous festival, in 2019, ran for 10 consecutive nights across the city, showcasing the work of dozens of performers.

“Garry Cook was a spectacular events organiser”

Poet Hollie McNish

Enjoy the Show – created by Garry Cook – works with artists, performers and poets, bringing arts, culture and performance to new audiences. In Lancashire, we give people an opportunity to see shows they would not otherwise experience.

Follow @gazcook on most platforms and @EnjoyTheShowUK on TwitterInstagram. Facebook events: Enjoy The Show.

Lancashire Fringe Festival

Starting off as a two-day festival in Ham & Jam Coffee Shop in 2016, LFF has grown into a major performance festival, bringing some of the world’s best contermporary performances to Preston to a growing, cult audience. The festival also commissions and develops new work and talent.

The festival will return in May 2022.

More information here.

Lancashire Photography Festival

Launched in April 2021, the festival showcased the work of over 60 photographers across 16 locations in Preston, Lancashire. Major installations included work by John Davies and Peter Dench.

The two-month festival enjoyed huge audiences who were able to visit the artworks during lockdown conditions.

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Photography & producing

Gerry Cook specialises in arts event photography and produces several performers and theatre shows.

Coontact him on gazcook @ googlemail.com

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