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Empire Comedy Club



Saturday 2nd September 2023 at 7:30pm

For one night only

Plane Comedy is bringing the UKs best live comedy to the Blackburn Empire Theatre, it’s definitely a night not to be missed… Plane Comedy, bringing laughter to new heights. BIG TRIPLE HEADLINE SHOW – Tickets on sale Friday 31st March 2023 at 10am.

Your MC:  Colin Manford


Steve Harris 
Steve’s confident, observational and physical performances have earned him international status as he has performed all over the world.

Vince Atta
His high-octane performances, stunning delivery & flawless array of impressions leave you short of breath.

Jenny Hart 
A bold, brash, shameless presence full of gloriously inappropriate jokes and twisted, dark songs gleefully mocking some awful things

** Line-ups are subject to change **

** Strictly 18+ only **


The Adult Panto: Beauty and the Big Beast



Saturday 17th February 2024 at 7:30pm

For one night only

Celebrating 20 years on the road, the Market Theatre Company are here to corrupt another classic fairy tale beyond recognition.

Can the fearless company of just 3 actors hold it all together and pull off their very own adult version of Beauty and the Beast using a minimum of set props and costume?

Get ready for an other evening of slick, fast – moving, farcical fun and bawdy sexual innuendo
for adults only.

Not suitable for under 16’s.


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Dirty Dusting



Sunday 4th February 2024 at 7:30pm

For one night only


Our 2024 production stars Crissy Rock (Benidorm) and Leah Bell (Stage Award Winner): Vanessa Karon and Paul Dunn.

Gladys, Olive and Elsie are three “vintage style” cleaning ladies who, threatened with redundancy, chance on an ‘unconventional’ way of earning some extra cash.

A wrong number requiring a Sex Chat Line rings into the office and gives them a great idea… “Why not start their own Sex Chat Line?” After all, their age and appearance won’t matter on the telephone and providing they can keep this a secret from Dave, their boss…they could be onto a winner!

What could possibly go wrong????

Written by Ed Waugh and Trevor Wood, this production is directed by Leah Bell who injects this hilarious play with a fresh and lively approach coupled with her own unique comedic style.


Katie Hopkins – Live. Laugh. Love.



Sunday 15th October 2023 at 7:30pm

For one night only

Katie Hopkins is best known as the Apprentice who fired Lord Sugar. She’s bold, she’s brave and she’s bl**dy funny.
Having recently survived traumatic brain surgery, she says she has been given the gift of extra time. 

Described as fearless by her fans (and a pain in the neck by her father) hers is a story of recovery, redemption and renewal.

Her ‘Love. Laugh. Live.’ show tells stories and anecdotes from throughout her TV and media career, setting the record straight on what was said (and not said) as she lays waste to her critics with the power of laughter.

A trained Economist, Katie was sponsored through Exeter University by the Intelligence Corps and has completed marathons on every continent. Her arm muscles even have their own Instagram page.

Outspoken and opinionated, Katie is the perfect night out if you want to laugh at ‘the insanity of our lefty world . . . while we still can’. She’s not PC but totally LOL.

Watch her mercilessly ridicule everyone from politicians to celebrities in a show dripping with one-liners and acerbic put-downs of the ‘so-called great and good’.

If you’re expecting a night of ‘hate speech’ you’ll be disappointed; this is about loving, about living and, most of all, about laughing.



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Roy ‘Chubby’ Brown



Saturday 10th June 2023 at 7:30pm

For one night only

After over 50 years in show business Roy Chubby Brown has proven himself time and time again!!

30 totally different DVDs in 30 years, thousands of live shows worldwide, 4 books, countless original songs and millions of fans are testimony to the fact that he is Britain’s King of Comedy.

Strictly 18 and over. Please stay away if easily offended.