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Peter Kay Promises more Shows of Phoenix Nights

The renowned comedian, Peter Kay, had announced recently that he is planning to bring back his television series Phoenix Nights in the form of a live show.

A non-profit charity organization, Comic Relief, has agreed to help Peter in his efforts. Two dates, namely January 31 and February 1, were announced by Peter Kay. The news was revealed to BBC radio’s Steve Wright. Peter confessed that he was worried that he would find it difficult to bring back together the original cast of the show, 12 years after it had finished.

Peter Kay will feature as both doorman Max and Brian Potter (owner of Phoenix Club). Dave Spikey will make his return as Jerry St Clair, while Paddy McGuinness will reappear as doorman Paddy. The idea dawned upon Kay this year and he believed that the organization of the show would take at least a year. After the announcement from Kay, the fans got excited. The demand for tickets was phenomenal. Therefore, this caused Peter Kay to announce the 13th date for the charity show. Originally, the comedian only announced two live shows of Phoenix Nights next year.

The additional 10 shows were declared within one hour after the tickets were put on sale. The organizers revealed that 120,000+ passes were sold within 3 hours on Sunday November 30. Kay confirmed that passes for the 13th date would be put on sale on Monday at Manchester Arena. Now the series Phoenix Nights will have more shows than Take That’s run at the same venue. The project has also edged past Monty Python’s 10 shows at O2 arena in July.