Joel Dommett is playing at The Arts Centre at Edge Hill University

A fun-packed spring season at The Arts Centre at Edge Hill University will feature a stand-up show from comedian Joel Dommett as one of its highlights.

The I’m a Celebrity… 2016 runner-up, English Comedian of the Year finalist and SKINS contributor will perform at the Ormskirk venue on Saturday 17 February.

Cathy Butterworth, Arts Manager at Edge Hill University said: “It’s a real treat to have a household name like Joel Dommett playing such an intimate venue. When we asked students who they would like to see on campus, Joel’s name rated highly and we hope to feature more of their favourite big names in comedy, music and performing arts each season. Joel heralds a really fun, light Spring season at the Arts Centre with a raft of acclaimed work across many genres and art forms.”

Other comedy highlights include the award-winning, energetic Hiccup Project with comedic dance theatre production May-We-Go-Round? (8 Feb) and acclaimed playwright, novelist and performer Alan Bissett with a double bill of his rip-roaring ‘one woman shows’ The Moira Monologues and (MORE) Moira Monologues (6 Mar). Panel show regular Hardeep Singh Kohli also brings his unique take on the political climate (10 Mar).


Music gigs include world renowned British vocal ensemble I Fagiolini performing Piatto Misto (1 Feb); The Long Wave, a collaboration between turntablist Philip Jeck and composer/musician Jonathan Raisin (5 Feb) and psych-folk trio Stealing Sheep with a one-off specially created Edge Hill extravaganza (9 Mar).

One of the finest upcoming writers in the country, Daisy Johnson, who won the long-established Edge Hill Prize for the Short Story in 2017, will visit to give a reading from her weird and wonderful short story collection, Fen (13 Feb).


Edge Hill Performing Arts alumnus Ryan Leder, winner of the University’s Janet Suzman Playwriting Prize, will bring his award-winning play Numbered Days, a stark look at love in the digital age, on 26 and 27 February.

CIVICS, a major exhibition of works by renowned visual and performance artist André Stitt, continues to run until April. The exhibition brings together a significant number of works responding to the legacy of Britain’s New Towns and post-war brutalist architecture and will include work made during 2016 and 2017, based on several research trips to the nearby new town of Skelmersdale.

Head to the website for the full  season listings and to book your ticket to see Joel

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