There's a French & Saunders Marathon coming to the NQ this November!

Fans of Absolutely Fabulous and the comedy duo French and Saunders, gay or straight, are invited to join Manchester’s “big gay film club” to over-indulge in a three hour Ab Fab-A-Thon coming on Friday 24th and Saturday 25th November.

By Ben Brown | Last updated 23 November 2017

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Following their first event last November, a fantastic ‘Sing-A-Long, Flower-Arrange-A-Long screening of Little Shop of Horrors’, Make A Scene have been selling out their “way too interactive” showings of camp and LGBT film and TV, and now it’s the turn of Ab Fab to get in on the act.

Their Victoria Wood A Thon presented three hours of Victoria Wood’s best sketches along with games, cakes, bingo, a full recreation of Acorn Antiques and even a visit from Maxine Peake, and now the Make A Scene team are back to celebrate more of the nation’s beloved female comedians.

The Ab Fab A Thon will feature top French and Saunders spoofs and sketches alongside the best episodes of Jennifer Saunders’ classic 90s comedy, all voted on by the audience pre-event. Expect three hours of cocktail making (stolly and bolly of course, darling), games, catwalks, audience interaction and a drunken commentary from your host Gary Williams and drag queen Grace Oni Smith who will be appearing in character as Joanna Lumley’s permanently sozzled fashionista Pasty Stone! Audience members will be rewarded for coming dressed as their favourite characters, with the best outfits winning prizes…dig out the Lulu costume!

The shows take place at multimedia Northern Quarter events venue Texture, home to film events such as IndieFlicks, Screened and Test Card and club nights like Drunk At Vogue. The Saturday evening showing has already sold out, organisers have added a Friday date due to demand.

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Texture, 67 Lever St, Manchester M1 1FL