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Tickle your fancy is a cabaret night full of surprises. A smorgasbord of entertainment, offering something for everyone!

The night is hosted by Doolally – a comedy singing act – who sing their funny, daft original songs as well as introduce a range of cabaret turns – including music, spoken word, dance, theatre and sometimes the downright unusual!

Every TYF has a different line up of quality acts and there’s always sweet delights and the TYF writing competition – with prizes!

Since 2015, Tickle your fancy nights have been entertaining audiences in Chorlton and beyond. They are delighted to be in Bury for the first time as part of Happy!

The line-up includes:

  • Hannah Brackenbury – musical comedy

    Multi award-winning musical comedy performer Hannah Brackenbury has been tickling the funny bones of UK cabaret audiences for over a decade. Her hilarious and heartfelt original songs are the perfect accompaniment to her clever and ever-popular song parodies, notably her viral Taylor Swift spoof, Cats Together. She is currently touring the UK with Victorious – a joyful and poignant musical tribute to the late, great Victoria Wood, which scooped Best Show at the Funny Women Awards 2019.

    “This comedian is a class act… delivering her numbers with a charming, understated simplicity. When you have talent like this there’s no need for glitzy adornments” Broadway Baby

    “She’s been described as Victoria Wood and Tim Minchin’s lesbian love child. She’s more than that. She’s Hannah, and her songs are both bloody funny and beautifully touching” Latest 7 Magazine


  • Dave Viney – poetry

    A multiple poetry slam winner, workshop facilitator, youth worker and guest at poetry nights and festivals across the UK – he has written and performed for BBC Manchester Radio, written and performed two sell out shows at The Lowry theatre as part of the Working Verse Collective, was the 2013 poet laureate of Kendal Calling Festival and released his debut collection A Poet Called Dave in 2015 with Flapjack Press. Dave was commissioned to write and perform at the opening and closing ceremonies of the World Taekwondo Championships at Manchester Arena in May 2019, televised live on BT Sport.


  • Ruth Jones “Lucky BagS” – dance

    Choreographer Ruth Jones has been commissioned to create a new physical work, in response to the Victoria Wood archives. Particularly taken by Victoria’s touring suitcase and other props and sketches, Ruth has choreographed a new duet, comprised of five physical vignettes, entitled Lucky BagS. With fabulous costumes by Alison Hamilton and music specially composed by Eve Harrison, the choreography hopes to put a smile on your face. One section of Lucky BagS, will be presented at Tickle Your Fancy cabaret. The entire work, Lucky BagS, is performed over the Happy Festival weekend in different venues (see the Happy Festival website for details). Dancers Clare Fildes and Abbi Henderson take centre stage at TYF cabaret.


  • Beth Allen’s Flash Mob – singing

    Hot from their Bury Centre flash mob performance during the day, the Happy Festival Choir perform a Victoria Wood classic. No spoilers!

    This fresh new choir will wow you with their dance moves and passion!

Dates & Times

Last session: Sat 16 May 2020 at 8:00 PM - This event has now passed
The Box @ The Met
£9 advance / £10 on the door

Unallocated seating

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A Happy event

Tickle your fancy comes to The Met as part of Happy, Bury’s festival inspired by the legacy of Victoria Wood.

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