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Peter Kay 'to play 90-seat venue'

Peter Kay is to play his next gig in a tiny Cheshire pub, its landlord has announced.

During his Mum Wants A Bungalow tour, Kay played the 19,000-seat MEN Arena in Manchester - but now he is being advertised at the 90-capacity Ox-Fford pub in Macclesfield.

And Jack Dee and Roy Chubby Brown will follow in his footsteps, landlord Darren Bennifer says.

Kay’s appearance in May will be in aid of the local East Cheshire Hospice, and he will just mingle with the punters, since there’s nowhere for him to perform.

Bennifer, a former manger of Jongleurs in Watford, told the Macclesfield Express: ‘I want to put this pub on the map.

‘We’re getting the exact date for Peter Kay next month, but he will be playing some time in May. We’re also getting Jack Dee, Roy Chubby Brown and others too.

‘The pub capacity is about 85 people but we could probably get 90 in if we move a few things about.’

‘Our booking promoter is a mate of mine who knows a lot of people in the business.

‘I can’t tell you how he manages to book the acts, because it’s through various favours and connections. If I did then every landlord in Macclesfield will be trying to book big names.

Bennifer has already attracted Bernard Manning, who performed there last Thursday.

Kay’s management company Phil McIntyre Entertainment declined to give a comment to the newspaper.

Published: 28 Mar 2007

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