This March Artrix is celebrating International Women’s Day with a comedy show, Stand Up for Women, featuring housewife extraordinaire, Barbara Nice, the alter ego of Holy Mary from Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights. According to The Times, Barbara Nice is A hybrid between Victoria Wood and Mrs Merton.

Not satisfied with having had her own sitcom on BBC Radio, Barbara is planning on getting the 144 bus and heading to Bromsgrove for an evening’s entertainment alongside up and coming comedian Les Kershaw (‘The filthy daughter of Thora Hird’ – Janey Godley) and one of the UK’s busiest comics and Celebrity Island survivor Shazia Mirza (‘Shazia Mirza is provoking laughter and large intakes of breath once again … brave and urgent’ - The Telegraph). Hosting the evening will be MY Comedy’s resident MC, Maureen Younger (‘one of the best MCs in the country’ – Jo Enright).

Read our exclusive interview with Shazia Mirza HERE.

Artrix is an arts centre in Bromsgrove, committed to promoting a high quality, diverse, inclusive and accessible arts and engagement programme for the local community and beyond. Our programme includes live screenings, music, comedy, theatre, dance, visual arts and film. We have a vibrant family theatre and events programme and we offer a range of workshop activities for children, young people and adults. We also produce our own work - Outspoken are our new resident company of emerging artists, making new work for and with young people.


 Tickets are available HERE.

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