Shangri La!
Bringing joy, love, talent and culture to the good people of North Manchester.

About us

Welcome to Shangri La!, Prestwich’s premier alternative cabaret show, bringing joy, love, talent and culture to the good people of North Manchester since 2007.  Shangri La! is not for profit, we pay all our acts, and serves up a monthly smorgasboard of music, short theatre, spoken word, poetry, film, dance, standup, Europe’s most rubbish raffle AND a dirty disco at the end. It takes place (mostly) the third Friday of every month, from about 8pm at the Carlton Club near Heaton Park Metrolink station and is still only a fiver in.  VALUE.

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WHAT’S ON AT THIS MONTH’S SHANGRI LA!

FRIDAY 25 MAY 2018, FROM ABOUT 8PM-ISH

Jeff Downs

JeffDowns

The hugely funny and utterly bonkers Jeff Downs brings Croyden's second best conspiracy theorist Rod Shepherd back to Shangri La! divulging the fiction behind the facts - wake up people!! Also featuring a very special appearance from Donna Matrix, drag queen to the stars...

https://www.facebook.com/RodShepherdCT/

Doolally

Doolally

Bingo wings out and proud here come the Doolally gals again... full of verve and fun, spirit and comedy singing by Caz Brader and Jenny Harris. They perform silly songs about daft nonsense, guaranteed to have you in stitches.

https://www.facebook.com/doolallyduo/

The Happy Soul

TheHappySoul

With influences as diverse and weird as Frank Zappa, Jake Thackray, Mahalia Jackson, Scott Walker, Nilsson and The Beach Boys, The Happy Soul are a hard band to pigeonhole. Part power-pop, part gospel, part Spector, they have been busy working on their new album, Big Wow, and will release it this Summer.

Listen to their first album here https://thehappysoul.bandcamp.com/releases

Karl Largan

KarlLargan

Whether it’s surreal nonsense of polemical rant, Karl crafts ‘pun and punchline’ to deliver ‘clever yet accessible ‘ stories ,poems and musings. Karl is proud to be back at Shangri La and promises to entertain you- if not royally then at least find common ground- and stare blankly into space, laugh at stags and poke fun at swans.

Previously @ Shangri La!

Friday 20 April 2018
April 23, 2018

Matt Ganley Actor, musician, writer and spoken-word performer Matt Ganley returns to the La! introducing Lancashire rap legend/brick work contractor @MCBarry12 to Prestwich! http://www.happystormtheatre.co.uk/about-us/4541584191   Son of William    The latest musical offering from multi talented muso Ben Williams, Son of William are a duo. And they’re a brand new collaboration. So yeah, we know nowt about […]

Friday 23 March 2018
April 3, 2018

Pamela De Menthe 50 shades of grey meets Alan Partridge, we welcome back erotic-authoress Pamela DeMenthe (Jenny May Morgan) who is touring the UK sharing her erotic fiction wisdom with fans and promoting her latest release Sticky Digits. “The strangest show I’ve seen but in a good way… absolutely hilarious”, says the Edinburgh Culture Review […]

Friday 23 February 2018
March 1, 2018

Peter Slater Ahh Peter Slater.  Inimitable, original and very very funny.  He’s a lover, he’s a fighter, he’s a creator of cult D movie favourite Zombie Shithouse, Sir Randolph Tempest and Nearly Diamond.  A firm favourite with Shangorillas over the years, who knows which characters he will be bringing with him this time…   T.E. […]

Friday 26 January 2018
February 5, 2018

Lo fi, new folk singer songwriter. Subversive and searching, Phil is an unlikely but brilliant raconteur. A prolific performer and songwriter, his one-man show is properly crafted, blending light and shade cleverly and balancing out driving rhythms with intricate thoughtful guitar lines. One part social activist, one part proletariat father of two and another part […]

New Year’s Eve 2017
January 18, 2018

Jenny Lockyer Jenny loves performing original songs and characters that make people laugh and is never sure when to talk about herself in the third person. She takes her mix of storytelling and comedy to all sorts of gigs in all sorts of places. Cabarets and variety nights, festivals and camping trips, school assemblies, libraries, […]

Friday 20 October 2017
October 30, 2017

Sittin Pretty Sittin’ Pretty are a five piece band from Bolton, combining classic rock, blues and touches of psychedelia.   Whirling dervish lead singer Conor McKenzie-Wilde takes no prisoners.  With a retro sound that’s not too elitist, they deliver a brash, uncompromising set.  “Sittin’ Pretty will grip all your emotions and throw them round like a […]

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The Carlton Club, 279 Bury Old Road, Prestwich M25 1JA.

shangrilaprestwich@hotmail.com