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Women's Comedy Workshop participants

Women’s Comedy Workshop

Natalie and Sophie invite you to apply for The Women’s Comedy Workshop.

These women-led workshops centre around a radical approach to writing and performing stand-up, which is friendly, supportive and challenging.

Over the course of 4 Saturday afternoons, you will develop your own comedic style and material. You will then have the opportunity to perform for 5-10 minutes at one of our very own Not An Open Mic Nights. The performance isn’t mandatory, but – trust us – you’ll want to get on that stage!

Natalie is a PhD candidate at Manchester Metropolitan University, where she is researching women’s empowerment through comedy. Sophie is an experienced education facilitator, with an interest in comedy and power. Now comedy-collaborators, Natalie and Sophie met through previous WCWs – proof that greatness is born in these spaces.

Previous participants have used these workshops to build their confidence, be a part of a community or improve their performance skills. Some have just come to have fun. Women having fun is radical.

Whatever your reason, we know you’re funny. Come and let us prove it to you.

Please note: previous projects have always been over-subscribed, so please get your applications in ASAP to avoid disappointment. Final Deadline is 21 September.


Saturday 19 October, 1.30-4.30pm (TiM Square,  Centenary Square)

Saturday 2 November, 1.30-4.30pm (TiM Square,  Centenary Square)

Saturday 16 November, 1.30-4.30pm (TiM Square,  Centenary Square)

Saturday 30 November, 1.30-4.30pm (TiM Square,  Centenary Square)

Not An Open Mic Night – Saturday 7 December, 7.30pm, Theatre in the Mill

The workshops are free. Applications are open to anyone that identifies as a woman, who is over the age of 18. No previous performance experience necessary. If writing the application form is a barrier to you applying, please contact Natalie on N.Diddams@mmu.ac.uk


To apply: Complete the application form  and e-mail it to Natalie Diddams N.Diddams@mmu.ac.uk

Hourly Schedule

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19 Oct 2019


1:30 pm - 4:30 pm