Enjoy the Show


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

The Indecent Musings of Miss Doncaster 2007 by Annabel York

“An insightful and funny performance that makes you laugh and cry, laugh so hard you cry, and even laugh through heartbroken tears.” Broadway World *****

Thursday, May 19, 2022
Edge Theatre, Manchester
Tickets £15 from Edge Theatre

Harry Baker
“Simply put… The greatest performer on earth” ★★★★★ BBC Radio 1
Thurs, Sept 29, 2022 (8pm)
The Ferret, Preston
Tickets £10 from Skiddle

JB Barrington: Showing Poetential tour autumn 2022
Fri Jun 17, 2022 (8pm) – St Josepeh’s (Scarborough)
Tickets from venue website here

Sun Sept 4, 2022 (8pm) – Comedy Lounge (Hull)
Tickets from venue website here

Wed Sept 07, 2022 (8pm) – Hyde Park Book Club (Leeds)
Tickets from Skiddle here

Sat Sept 10, 2022 (8pm) – Cast (Doncaster)
Tickets from venue website soon

Fri Sept 16, 2022 (8pm) – Old Courts (Wigan)
Tickets from venue website soon

Fri Sept 23, 2022 (8pm) – Citadel (St Helens)
Tickets from venue website here.

Sat Oct 08, 2022 (8pm) – Square Chapel (Halifax)
Tickets £10 Tickets from venue website soon

Thurs Oct 27, 2022 (8pm) – The Ferret (Preston)
Tickets Tickets from Skiddle

Lancashire Fringe Festival 2022 #lancsfringe

Venues across the city of Preston, Lancashire.

Full details here.

All shows are FREE to attend Pay What You Decide witjout obligation – no tickets needed (except Jeremiah on Thurs May 19)

More shows announced soon.

Teatro Vivo: The Regulars
Tues April 26 (8pm) – Vinyl Tap, Preston
Comedy theatre
Age: 12+

Damson Poets with special guests T.M/O and Joy France + open mic
Weds April 27 (7.30pm) – The Continental, Preston
Spoken word

Lancashire Fringe Festival is delighted to joing Damson Poets to present an evening of poetry with the brilliant T.M/O and Rapping Granny Joy France!

Helena Ascough: Space Invaders + Groan-Ups stand up by Jess & Dan
Thurs April 28 (8pm)Soundskills, Brookfield, Preston
DOUBLE BILL: Spoken word/stand-up comedy
Age 16+

Anthony Briscoe: Panic at the Briscoe + Groan-Ups stand up by Jess & Dan
Fri April 29 (8pm)St Matts Mission, Acregate Lane, Preston
DOUBLE BILL: Spoken word/stand-up comedy
Age 16+

Spark + Groan-Ups stand up by Jess & Dan
Sat April 30 (7.30pm)The Larder, Preston
DOUBLE BILL: True storytelling/stand-up comedy
Age 16+

Tues May 03 (8pm) – The Continental
Theatre performance

It is What it Isn’t
Weds May 04 (8pm) – The Continental
Comedy theatre

Fonda Cox
Weds May 04 (9pm) – The Continental
Drag cabaret

A Whole Lotta Roses
Thurs May 05 (8pm) – The Larder
Lecture performance

How to Be A Better Human
Tues May 10 – Stanley Arms (8pm)
Spoken word performance
Age: 14+

Lancashire Monologues by Lancashire People’s Theatre
Weds May 11 (8pm) – The Continental
Theatre performance

Thurs May 12 (8pm) – The Continental
Comedy theatre
Age 14+

Suzy Homemaker
Tues May 17 (8pm) – The Continental
Age 16+

Thurs May 19 – The Continental (8pm)
Ages 14+
£8 from Skiddle

The Sleepover by Louise Fazackerley
Sat May 21 (10.30am) – The Larder, Lancaster Road
Poetry performance

Martin Kiszko: Green Poems for a Blue Planet
Sat May 21 (12pm) – The Larder, Lancaster Road
Poetry performance
Family friendly

Oliver Lavery: Trickster Makes This World
Sat May 21 (6pm) – Plau Bar’s Once Was Lost, Friargate
Theatre performance

Katherina Radeva: 40 minutes for 40 years
Media Factory, UCLan, Kirkham Street, Preston
Theatre performance
Age 14+

Bróccán Tyzack-Carlin: Turtle
Tues May 24 (8pm) – Stanley Arms
Spoken word
Age 14+

Damson Poets with special guest Amina Atiq + open mic
Weds May 26 (7.30pm) – The Continental
Spoken word

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.

Past shows:

2022 – Black Liver at The Ferret, Preston.

Skank by Clementine Bogg-Hargroves performed at The Ferret, Preston – Feb 24, 2022. (Sold out)
Jonny Pelham: Off-Limits at The Ferret, Preston – March 31, 2022.
Paul Case: Dead White Anarchists.

“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.

Direction and Maps

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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