The Met is excited to present a brilliant new season of creative, inspiring fringe theatre during Spring 2019. There are shows that will make you laugh or cry. There are new takes on familiar stories, and new stories from familiar names. We have some of our favourite companies returning to Bury with new shows, and we welcome other new talent for the first time.

Tempted to join us for something new this year? We’re offering a fantastic saving of £10.50 if you join us for any THREE of the shows that appear below – that’s the equivalent of 3 shows for the price of 2. So treat yourself to more of what you like, or take a chance on discovering something new while saving some money.

Choose from: acclaimed fringe comedy Love Letters From Blackpool (24 Jan) // twisted one-man modern horror I’m Frank Morgan (9 Feb) // Bittersweet coming-of-age comedy drama The Shy Manifesto (13 Feb) // a new imagining of Oscar Wilde’s classic Dorian (22 Feb) // comedy great Jimmy Cricket’s end-of-an-era No More Fiffing and Faffing (23 Feb) // hilarious update of Gogol’s classic satire The Government Inspector! (28 Feb) // anarchic physical comedy inspire by Greek stories in Unmythable (14 Mar) // a return to the pub in Jim Cartwright’s comedy sequel Two 2 (4 Apr) // punchy and poetic new theatre in SparkPlug (5 & 6 Apr) // belly-laughs and heartache in A Hundred Different Words for Love (18 Apr).

With these shows individually priced at £10 or £12 (+ transaction fees) you’ll pay under £30 for 3 great nights out this season.

Part of Save Money With Fringe Theatre at The Met

Comedy -

Love Letters from Blackpool

Using songs, recorded interviews, found love letters, poetry and stories, Ruth E Cockburn tells a comic tale of Blackpool.

Book
Theatre -

I’m Frank Morgan: Re-wiRED

Frank's a hard man in a dirty old town. He's taken on some of the hardest that have ever drew breath, they've all ended up broken... or buried.

Book
Theatre -

The Shy Manifesto

Seventeen-year-old Callum is proud to be shy and he thinks you should be too, because what this noisy, crazy world really needs right now is some more self-restraint.

Book
Theatre -

Dorian

This brand-new play, inspired by Oscar Wilde's Picture of Dorian Gray, examines masculinity, the body, ageing and ways of looking.

Book
Comedy -

No More Fiffing and Faffing

This new show co-written by and starring comedy legend Jimmy Cricket promises a hilarious look at the end of an era of British comedy.

Book
Theatre -

The Government Inspector!

Shifting Sands update Gogol’s classic satire to present a hilarious, accessible comedy.

Book
Theatre -

Unmythable

Legendary heroes, psychotic dragons and randy gods collide in this hilariously unforgettable journey.

Book
Theatre -

Two 2

Jim Cartwright revisits the scene of Two, his classic play about life in a northern pub. Time may have passed but the pub is still standing - just.

Book
Theatre -

SparkPlug

“He’s got two Dads, my lad. One’s black. That makes him black. I suppose.” A punchy and poetic exploration of family, race, identity and love.

Book
Theatre -

A Hundred Different Words for Love

Three years ago, James met the love of his life. A year ago, they broke up... A hilarious, heart-lifting story from one of the UK’s most acclaimed storytellers.

Book