Peter Kay has announced two very special shows in Manchester – his first appearance on the stage in three years.
The Bolton comedian was last seen performing live at a surprise appearance at a Car Share screening in 2018, and has largely kept out of the spotlight in recent years.
But he’ll be making a return to showbiz for two special Q&A shows at the Manchester O2 Apollo this summer, to raise money for a terminally ill young woman.
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Laura Nuttall, from Pendle in Lancashire, was just 18 years old when she began to experience headaches.
She thought it was ‘freshers’ flu’ – but was later diagnosed with six incurable brain tumours.
Peter will be donating all profits from his two ‘Doing It For Laura’ shows to Laura, who is still battling Glioblastoma, a grade 4 brain cancer with a prognosis of 12-18 months.
Laura Nuttall, second from left, with her family
The inspiring young woman is an ambassador for the Brain Tumour Charity and has now, two and half years after her diagnosis, completed her second year at Manchester University.
She has been through two brain surgeries, 30 sessions of radiotherapy and 12 months of chemotherapy.
Since exhausting all the treatment options available in the UK, Laura has been travelling back and forth to Cologne for experimental immunotherapy.
It’s hoped that the two gigs in Manchester will help to fund her treatment, with all profits going to the Doing It For Laura charity and the Brain Tumour Charity.
Tickets for Peter Kay’s long-awaited return to the stage will go on sale on Friday July 30 at 9am from Ticketmaster, priced at £40.
The charity shows themselves will take place on Saturday August 7, with a matinee and an evening performance.
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