Peter Kay confirms Phoenix Nights stage show

Peter Kay has confirmed he will reunite with the cast of 'Phoenix Nights' for two stage shows at the Manchester Arena next year for Comic Relief

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Peter Kay has confirmed the cast of 'Phoenix Nights' are to reunite for a stage show.

The 41-year-old comedian has revealed he, Paddy McGuinness, Dave Spikey and the rest of the cast will reprise their roles from the popular comedy series for two nights to raise money for Comic Relief.

Speaking about his decision to bring 'Phoenix Nights' back over ten years after it last aired in 2002, he said: "Because I always like to do something for Comic Relief and this year I just thought, it'll take a year to probably organise ... I rang the cast and they overwhelmed me with their generosity.

"Everybody's doing it for free, everyone's got involved ... It's all in Manchester, it's only for two nights. It's not touring and all the money's going to Comic Relief. That's it."

Peter - who stars as the working men's club's owner Brian Potter and door man Max - admits it's been hard work getting the cast back together but claims he can't wait to take the show to the stage.

Speaking on 'Steve Wright in the Afternoon' on BBC Radio 2, he explained: "It's overwhelming ... It's been fantastic. It's been hard getting everyone back together date-wise."

Meanwhile, the 'Max and Paddy's Road to Nowhere' star insists he has no plans to take the show on tour or to bring the TV show back for another series.

He added: "I don't know about the series. I don't think so, I've no plans to. It's a case of just doing one thing at a time, little steps, do this ... And the main reason for doing this is for Comic Relief."

'Phoenix Nights' will take to the stage at the Manchester Arena on January 31 and February 1 and tickets go on sale this Sunday (30.11.14) at 11am.

Peter Kay

Peter Kay takes his massively popular brand of observational cheeriness on the tour that keeps getting longer and longer.

Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights Live

Peter Kay, as wheelchair-bound, nightclub owner, Brian Potter, is reuniting the original cast members, including Paddy McGuinness, Dave Spikey, Neil Fitzmaurice and Ted Robbins, for a live stage version of the popular Channel 4 television comedy, all in aid of Comic Relief. Not suitable for ages below 15.

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