A COMEDIAN has set dates for his return to Wrexham after having an upcoming show cancelled at short notice.

Manchester-based comic Jason Manford was due to entertain a crowd at William Aston Hall in Wrexham on September 5.

However, the Leader previously reported that all shows at the venue would be cancelled after it was announced this month event operators VMS Live went into liquidation.

The venue, which is based within the campus of Wrexham Glyndwr University, pulled the plug on all upcoming shows.

At the time, a university spokesman told the Leader: “As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s been an incredibly difficult 16 months for the events industry. We are deeply saddened that VMS Live (Wrexham) Ltd, who are the venue operating company, have ceased trading and will be moving into liquidation.

“VMS Live (Wrexham) Ltd, have total responsibility and control over all performances and ticket sales and Wrexham Glyndwr University fully appreciate that customers who have purchased tickets for future shows (or those that have been postponed) will be anxious about this news.

“We advise those who have purchased tickets to contact their ticket provider directly for any information regarding refunds.

“Unfortunately, as the landlord for the William Aston Hall, the university does not have access to these agencies and is not in a position to process any refunds as no ticket sales have been transacted through us.”

On the day when Manford was due to perform, he took to his own social media to share news with fans about upcoming dates when he would be returning to the town for his 2022 tour.

On his Facebook page, he wrote: “For anyone who may have missed it in local news or any of my posts, Wrexham has been cancelled tonight due to venue problems.

“You should be able to get full refunds from your ticket sellers and I’ll be back with the full show next year. March 2nd and July 7th.”

These dates have yet to appear on Manford’s official webpage – which lists his appearances up to November 2022 as part of the ‘Like Me’ tour.

Manford made no comments on social media about an alternative venue being sourced for the show.