Mercedes Benson Presents…the Pleasure is Yours

Mercedes Benson takes a break from shopping in Lidl and comes to Manchester to introduce some of her closest friends. OK… She hardly knows them. But she has it on good authority that they’re alright.

Be dazzled by the sparkling Beverley Vegas, have your life transformed by Carol-Ann, get yourself a lucrative little sideline courtesy of Lady Gallop, ponder life-beyond earth or simply enjoy afternoon tea with Jennifer. A multimedia, character comedy show with songs and sandwiches.

Written and Performed by Gemma Layton (@flutterbyjunkie @mercedesbenson)

Gemma is a Laughing Horse and Funny Woman semi-finalist. Her music video, “Shopping in Lidl”, recently went viral…in a good way with over 1 million hits on youtube

“Comic genius … wonderful” (

Performance of the Festival – Birmingham Fest 2014

As part of the sketch group, FunBags’ –

Finalist – Gilded Balloon ‘So You Think That’s Funny’ 2014
“A joyous blend of comical sketches which had the audience in stitches from start to finish” – the Edinburgh Reporter
“Boundless energy and commitment, creating a sense of believability in even the most absurd of pieces.” – Broadway Baby

Tickets must be collected 15mins before showtime. Cash tickets are available for 30 mins at the box office.
Over 18’s only, limited access for people with disabilities, no admittance for latecomers.

18th March 7.30pm £6.50

Hen and Chickens Theatre

109 St Paul’s Road

N1 2NA