Phoenix Nights in aid of Comic Relief at Manchester Arena

Live performances of Phoenix Nights in aid of Comic Relief are being held at Manchester Arena.

The show, which is suitable for 15 years upwards, continues its run on February 12, 14, 15 and 16 at 7.45pm. Tickets £41-£62.75.

A matinee has been arranged for Sunday, February 15, for those who held tickets for the show on January 31 which was cancelled when Ted Robbins suffered cardiac arrest during the performance. He is now recovering in hospital.

Phoenix Nights, the multi-award winning television series followed the rise and fall of scheming club impresario Brian Potter and his band of loyal staff and regulars who will do just about anything to make his beloved Phoenix club a success despite all the odds being stacked against them.

Peter Kay, who stars in the show, said: “Comic Relief has always been close to my heart and I always try to think of something. I could think of no better way to raise money and have fun than getting everybody back together”.

Peter is no stranger to the arena. His Guinness Record breaking stand-up tour saw the comedian play 40 nights at the venue, a record never beaten by any other act in the world. He also worked at the arena as a steward when it opened in 1995.