Well, it’s happening. My first speaking tour is actually going to take place. Nice, small and very friendly venues. I’m so lucky with all of the places I’ve been asked to play. Absolutely gorgeous, just right.
There aren’t too many dates at the moment (a few more coming) but I am very nervous. To be undertaking my first ever solo show, let alone an actual tour, at the age of 41, seems a bit of an exercise in self flagellation. Still, I know the show works, and I am very proud of it.
My friend Simon Roberts has helped put the thing together and will be joining me to help with the technicals. Also, schedule willing, Mackenzie Crook will be joining me via satellite link up (actually Skype. And also, he may not, so, you know, don’t hold me to it).
I’ll be hanging around after all the shows to have a chat and have pics and stuff, if you want. You may also smell me.
It’s about 85-90 minutes, plus an interval. Me chatting about radio and playing some brilliant bits of shows by other people, but really funny bits. James Whale, Anna Raeburn, Big George and others all pop up.
Anyway, here are the dates. A couple more are coming along and I will post them here when I get them. They’re small venues, so I suggest if you want to come, get them quick.
I am talking to a few other places including London and Manchester….
Looking forward to meeting some of you.
Norden Farm Arts Centre, Maidenhead
NEW DATE 1st AUGUST
The Horsebridge Arts & Community Centre
Kent CT5 4HS
Tickets Horsebridge Comedy
0845 293 8480
Huntingdon Hall, Worcester
Arts Centre, Swindon
The Junction, Cambridge
Rondo Theatre ONSALE NOW!
St Saviour’s Road
Bath BA1 6RT
10th October (2 shows)
7pm & 9:15pm
NEW DATE 17th October
Luton Library Theatre
Hangar Farm Arts Centre, Totton