We are celebrating 35 years of LipService Theatre!


Welcome to the home of LipService Theatre, “Britain’s favourite literary lunatics” - The Independent

This year we celebrate 35 years of making original comedy from a distinctly female perspective. In the summer of 1985 we took our very first show Coming On Late to the Edinburgh Fringe and the rest is history. We have made 22 theatre shows, lots of site specific work for heritage organisations, had 2 radio series and quite a few TV appearances, plus national and international tours and a few awards along the way.

We are currently in the research and development phase of a new show, a farce set in a hotel called Château Ghoul. We will be offering an interactive digital performance, available soon. Here is a taster of what's coming.


A few of you have been in touch generously offering to donate to LipService Theatre during these difficult times of theatre closures. We really value your support and feel very touched by this generosity. To make it easier for you we have created a PayPal donate button. We hope we will be seeing you in theatres in the non too distant future. In the meantime stay safe.

Trailer for Château Ghoul

Some funny films for lockdown

To keep you entertained during these strange times we are making a series of short comic films to keep you giggling. Our first two are below. Enjoy!

The Bronte sisters in quarantine

Mrs Gaskell’s online book club

Our mission

LipService have been creating original comedies from a distinctly female perspective since 1985. We have won many awards, most recently the Stage Door Foundation Award for Excellence.

When lockdown started we were in the middle of a tour of our current show, a murder mystery set on a model train called Strangers on a Train Set. The show has been touring across the UK and we have had great audience feedback: "Don't miss the train, buy tickets!".  "A great evening of pant waving entertainment". "The best night I've had in the theatre for years". We hope to complete our tour when theatres reopen.

LipService Theatre is delighted to be an Associate Artist at Salford University. We have a new show in development during 2020 in partnership with Salford called Château Ghoul.

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LipService Upcoming Shows

  • Château Ghoul Interactive Digital Performance, delivered over Zoom. March 16th 7pm show SOLD OUT. An 8.30pm performance has been added. Please see button below.
  • This is a Fundraising event to commemorate theatres being dark for a year. We are offering this show on a "Pay What You Feel" basis. After pressing the button and making payment you will receive confirmation of your donation from PayPal. You will then be re-routed to a page giving details of the performance

Chateau Ghoul Interactive Zoom show 8.30pm 16th March

Funding news

LipService are delighted and relieved to receive Culture Recovery funding from @DCMS to help us to be sustainable through this difficult period of Coronavirus and beyond #HereForCulture. This money will allow us to continue creating our new show Château Ghoul. The show will hopefully tour in Summer/Autumn next year but we shall also create an interactive digital experience so our audiences can access the show online. The funding enables us to employ 21 diverse freelance artists over the 6 month period and provides us with capacity to extend our access reach. We are over the moon! Thank you @DCMS; @ace_national

A short but very serious video expressing our thanks

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