WIN: Tickets to see Phoenix Nights star Dave Spikey

Dave Spiikey at Sheffield City Hall Thursday, October 31, 2013.
Dave Spiikey at Sheffield City Hall Thursday, October 31, 2013.

Phoenix Nights comedy star Dave Spikey brings his Words Don’t Come Easy tour to Sheffield City Hall’s Memorial Hall on Thursday, October 31, 7.30pm.

It’s part of the city’s Last Laugh Sheffield Comedy Festival.

Inspired by Dave’s fascination with the vagaries of the English language, this hilarious new show examines many of life’s situations where words really don’t come easy.

These include tongue-tied parents explaining the facts of life, ridiculous newspaper stories, rubbish school trips, magazine poems, adolescent chat-up lines, TV news speak and an extended selection of song lyrics that range from the lazy through surreal to the ridiculous.

Throw in a “Champion the Wonder Horse” sing-a-long, a wildly eccentric granny and a sausage and bean bake and you have all the ingredients for a rich and spicy comedy casserole or as Dave would describe it “a sort of Lexicon-carne ............ sorry!”

Tickets are £17 each - booking fee may apply. Buy in person, call 0114 2789 789, visit or The Star’s entertainments and listings site at


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