Actor, producer, screenwriter and comedy legend, Steve Coogan will interview beloved children’s author and screenwriter Frank Cottrell Boyce at Shakespeare North Playhouse on Saturday the 4th of February for ‘An Evening with Frank Cottrell Boyce’.

2023 marks the 20-year anniversary of the cult-classic biographical-comedy drama about Manchester’s Factory Records, 24 HOUR PARTY PEOPLE, written by Frank Cottrell-Boyce and starring Steve Coogan. Now, 20 years on, the pair will reunite at Shakespeare North Playhouse for an evening of warmth, laughter and tales of Franks incredible career.

Steve Coogan will be the next in a string of well-known interviewers for Shakespeare North Playhouse’s ‘Evening with’ events. Previous hosts have included Johnny Vegas, Jimmy McGovern and Angela Griffin.

On interviewing Frank Cottrell Boyce at Shakespeare North Playhouse, Steve says:

“Kind and clever! Frank Cotterall Boyce is one of my favourite people, and the best thing to come out of Liverpool since the M62. So I jumped at the chance to talk to him about his life and work at Shakespeare North Playhouse. Book early to avoid disappointment!”

Born and raised in Manchester where he trained as an actor at the Manchester Polytechnic School of Theatre, Steve Coogan is best known for the iconic British Institution that is Alan Partridge. He has received numerous BAFTA’s and British Comedy Awards for Alan Partridge and has taken the character on three nationwide sell out tours including STRATAGEM which toured in 2022.

Before chatting to Steve Coogan, Frank will first host an evening with actress and television presenter, Angela Griffin, on the 28th of January 2023.

Leeds-born Angela is a firm favourite with audiences around the world.  Her road to success began in 1993 when, as a 16-year-old, she assumed the role of hairdresser Fiona Middleton in ITV’s CORONATION STREET. Since then Angela has appeared in a wide variety of much-loved dramas from CUTTING IT, LEWIS and HOLBY CITY to Netflix series WHITE LINES and more recently Irvine Welsh’s CRIME. Angela is currently filming BBC One’s WATERLOO ROAD in which she will reprise the role of Kim Campbell, now Head Teacher at the iconic secondary school.  She can also be heard every Sunday night on BBC Radio Two’s Unwind with Angela Griffin.

Shakespeare North Playhouse’s ‘An Evening with’ events feature a ‘baton relay’ style of interviewers and interviewees hailing from the north of England.  Previous ‘Evenings with’ include Johnny Vegas and Jimmy McGovern.

Tickets for An Evening with Frank Cottell Boyce on Saturday the 4th of February can be found here:

Tickets for An Evening with Angela Griffin on Saturday the 28th of January can be found here:

Alternatively, tickets can be bought online, by telephone or at the shop inside Shakespeare North Playhouse

Booking Line: 0151 433 7156

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