Early Doors. Joe (Craig Cash). Copyright: Phil McIntyre Entertainment.

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A look back at Mrs Merton and Malcolm

You may never have heard of Mrs Merton & Malcolm, but It almost became the show that Caroline Aherne and Craig Cash focused on above The Royle Family.

Rhianna Evans, Super Ink, 13th June 2019

Early Doors creators confirm show won't return to TV

The comedy duo are bringing their Manchester-based pub sitcom back to The Lowry.

Katie Fitzpatrick, Manchester Evening News, 19th March 2019

Chortle Awards 2019 nominees

The nominees have been revealed for the 2019 Chortle Awards. Kiri Pritchard-McLean leads the lists, with four nominations.

British Comedy Guide, 26th February 2019

The most memorable comedy gigs of 2018

Chortle editor Steve Bennett's personal top ten

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 31st December 2018

Craig Cash remembers Caroline Aherne

'I hope Caroline Aherne's heckling me from heaven!'

Jim White, Daily Mail, 23rd September 2018

Review: Early Doors

The script is packed with gags and some great one-liners, but it still flows well as a play and keeps the attention, although perhaps some of the serious scenes went on a bit too long.

David Chadderton, British Theatre Guide, 5th September 2018

Early Doors - The Lowry, Salford

It should please the majority of its fans but by the musical number at the end it veered more towards Mrs Brown's Boys rather than the comedy that had heart.

Jay Nuttall, The Reviews Hub, 5th September 2018

Theatre review: Early Doors at the Lowry, Salford

An updating of the BBC sitcom does a fine, if predictable job of recapturing the ready wit and meandering storytelling of the original.

Dominic Maxwell, The Times, 5th September 2018