haha ghosts lol

Dates and Times

Tue 28 March at 9pm

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Ticket information

£8 (work in progress)

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Presented by James Varney

haha ghosts lol is a show about ghosts, haha lol

Ghosts govern our lives. Whether we like it or not, we spend our time avoiding them, invoking them, becoming them. There are absences everywhere: we know about places we’ve never been, our politicians resign months before they leave power and we find comfort in planning for after we die.

Using extracts from interviews, political speeches, funeral advice and the board game ‘Don’t Wake Dad’, haha ghosts lol probes the places we find meaninglessness, to see if there’s a reason they’re there.

A reading of the ghosts which fill our politics, our relationships and our board games.  Tonight we will summon them, and see how many of these holes we can fit in a room.

About the artist

James Varney is a writer and theatre maker based in Manchester, making work which creatively and critically interrupts the shared space. He is a member of art collective Chicken Thighs and has made work with Josh Coates and as a solo artist.


Audience feedback

“Smoothly done, funny, made me feel squeamish whilst smiling.”

“Really great. Witty, fun & thought-provoking.”

“Said so much with so little, made so much sense with no sense at all.”

“Great start of some ideas around truth/fiction/performance, playing with theatrical form etc.”

“Dead good.”


This is a work-in-progress performance, and the show is still in the process of being created. There is an opportunity for you to feedback to the artists, which will be used to further develop the piece. 

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