The Shire Hall is a multi-functional building used for community hires such as parties, wedding receptions and fund-raising events. It is also used as an arts centre with live music, theatre, comedy and cinema.

Withering Looks

Britain’s favourite literary lunatics, are back with their cult Brontë spoof Withering Looks. In the 200th anniversary year of Emily's birth, the classic comic duo, Maggie Fox and Sue Ryding, just couldn’t resist the urge to dust off their crinolines, wear flattering bonnets and sit at rained-lashed windows in a pale and decorative manner. Don’t miss the chance to share in the silliness too!
Withering Looks takes an authentic look at the lives and works of the Brontë sisters, well, two of them actually, Anne’s just popped out for a cup of sugar. Who is the Brontë’s mysterious neighbour, Mr Moorcock of Ravaged Heath House? Do Lost Souls really wander the wild and heather clad moors? Who should Cathy marry? Heathcliff or David Niven? Plus, Manchester’s very own Mrs Gaskell drops by for tea and sympathy. Withering Looks won a Manchester Evening News Theatre Award and the Critics’ award for Comedy at the Edinburgh Festival.
“It's a joy - very, very funny”  The Guardian
“They sing, dance and even create their own wind machine. One day I confidently expect them to fly”  London Evening Standard

Withering Looks

Friday 26th October
Doors 7pm, starts 7.30pm
Adults £14.00
Concession £12.00

Other Information

  • Refreshments available. Fully licensed bar will open for events for over 18s only.
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