8 March 2015
Reviewed by Linzie Wardle
Dave Spikey, originally from Farnworth in Bolton, is well-known for taking part in the comedy series Phoenix Nights as Jerry St. Clair, Chanel 4’s 8 out of 10 cats and Bullseye on Challenge plus much more. Both myself and my partner where both really excited to be going along to The Lowry in Manchester to see Dave Spikey’s Punchlines live since we both previously watched him take part in the Comic Relief Phoenix Nights reunion tour at Phones 4 U arena last month.
We have previously been to The Lowry a few times before, so we decided to drive as there are plenty of parking spaces within The Lowry shopping centre which is a short walk away from the theatre. There’s also many other forms of public transport available such as the tram, bus, taxi which can also stop outside The Lowry.
At The Lowry there are many shops, restaurants and bars for you to take advantage of before the performance starts. Plus if you decide to buy something from any of the outlets they will stamp your car park ticket so you get up to 4 hours free parking.
Once we arrived at the theatre we went straight to the ticket desk to collect our tickets. The man was really helpful and friendly and pointed us into the right direction of the Quays Theatre.
We bought a few drinks and refreshments from the one of many bars at The Lowry and were allowed to take them into the auditorium.
We took our seats in the stalls, only a few rows away from the front with a great view! The lighting and sound was perfect.
On entering there was a slide show for the audience to watch which was funny and related to his punchline quotes such as “Nice tits, where do you want your blinds?” / “Who’s Bob !?” / Have you got Bunk Beds ?” Then of course there’s Nuns. Nuns in baths, Nuns on bikes and Prince Charles wearing a fur hat.
Would definitely recommend seeing Dave Spikey, once he appeared on stage we laughed from start to finish and despite hearing a few jokes previously everyone still found them as funny… then again that’s part of the punchline!!
Dave Spikey is currently touring the UK with Punchlines. For more information, tour dates or to book tickets visit www.davespikey.co.uk.
For other shows at The Lowry visit www.thelowry.com.
The Lowry, Pier 8, Salford Quays, Manchester, M50 3AZ | 0843 208 6000