10 Jun 2017

Bandwidths of Balderdash - plus more Postcodes! - for the Greater Manchester Fringe

The Faces At The Window: (L-R) Steve Cain, Richard Barry, Edward Barry, Victoria May and Daniel Thackeray
Photo by Shay Rowan

The Faces At The Window - the popular sketch comedy troupe shepherded by Scytheplays Ltd in partnership with Lilaloka Productions and Hat Hair Productions - are about to return to venues in the North West with their second full-length show, The Bandwidths of Balderdash.  The new show debuts as part of the Greater Manchester Fringe Festival, while their first acclaimed effort, Looking at the Lesser Postcodes, is also returning for several performances in the Festival and beyond.

In The Bandwidths of Balderdash, actor/writers Victoria May, Richard Barry, Steve Cain, Edward Barry and Daniel Thackeray, plus writer/director Ross Kelly and full band led by double bassist Joel Roberts, create another unique radio-style comedy sketch show with songs. They invite you to tune in to meet a strangely unsettling set of characters inhabiting our radio waves: listen in on Radio Metaldehyde, hear news reports from 570BC and be soothed by tuneful dispatches about uncles with lengthy catamarans.

Following the Greater Manchester Fringe, both shows will continue to perform at venues around the North West, while the team will be developing and periodically premiering collections of all-new material.

The currently planned performances are below (with booking links).  The different shows, while containing some recurring characters, can be enjoyed independently of one another.

The Bandwidths of Balderdash

PREVIEW PERFORMANCE – Gullivers, Oldham St, M4 1LW
Thursday 29th June (7.30pm)
£5/£4 concs. on the door or via Eventbrite

The King’s Arms Theatre, Bloom St, Salford, M3 6AN
Monday 17th July (7.30pm)
£8/£7 concs. on the door or via Greater Manchester Fringe

The Box @ The Met Theatre, Market Street, Bury, BL9 0BW
Thurs 20th Jul 2017 7:30pm
£8/£7.00 concs. on the door or via Greater Manchester Fringe

Looking at the Lesser Postcodes

The King’s Arms Theatre, Bloom St, Salford, M3 6AN
Monday 3rd July (9pm) and Tuesday 4th July (7.30pm)
£8/£7 concs. on the door or via Greater Manchester Fringe

Jackson’s Pit, off Barn St, Oldham, OL1
Thursday 17th August (7.30pm)
£5/£4 concs. on the door or via Eventbrite

The Klondike Club, 1 Burnage Range, Levenshulme, Manchester M19 2HQ
Friday 18th August (7.30pm)
£5/£4 concs. on the door or via Eventbrite

The poster for The Faces At The Window's upcoming tour,
designed by Victoria May and Daniel Thackeray