Due to huge popular demand, after his first tour-de-force, smash hit, one-man show, My Life Story, Suggs is treading the boards again.
If the first show was about how on Earth he got there, Suggs: What a King Cnut is about the surprises that awaited him when he did. Vertigo on the roof of Buckingham Palace. Nearly blowing the closing ceremony of the Olympics. Watching his underpants fall to earth on Bowie’s driveway.
Things have gone a smidge surreal since the Madness frontman was a twelve year old in shorts on the tough streets of North London. Constantly expecting that inevitable tap on the shoulder to hear, what are you doing here, sunshine?, how has he got this far? In this business you can be washed up at any minute. How has he managed to get away with it for so long?
Fame is a tightrope and Suggs has fallen off many times. But for all the near death experiences he takes great solace in the words of the Greek philosopher, Blondie, The tide is high, but I’m holding on...
"Very funny, and delivered with a sense of timing and phrasing that many common-or-garden comics could learn much from." **** Dominic Cavendish, The Daily Telegraph
"Suggs has natural comic timing and tells his story with wit and grace in this hugely enjoyable evening." **** Dominic Maxwell, The Times
"It is impossible not to be charmed by this one man show." **** Jessica Hayes, Time Out
"Suggs is an effortlessly engaging raconteur." Simon Price, Sunday Independent
"The charisma of an accomplished actor the timing of a veteran stand-up." Mark Lawson, The Guardian
"One of the most original and engaging shows I've seen." Mark Lawson, The Guardian.
"Funny and moving Suggs has made his life story into a great night out." Simon Price, Sunday Independent
Starring Jenny Eclair, Dillie Keane and Lizzie Roper.
Fed up with flogging their guts out and always having to be in charge, the Grumpy Old Women have put their knobbly old feet up in glorious retirement, free at last to practise their extreme colouring-in, ukulele orchestra and novelty fudge-making.
But with the world in a bigger mess than ever before, is there anything that can tempt them off their backsides to unleash their superpowers and once more come to the rescue?!
Join us for 90 minutes of brand new full-fat, batteries included comedy from the mistresses of grump.
"Expect a party." **** The Times
Suitable for ages 16+
The legendary Joanna Lumley will embark on her first ever live tour, It's All About Me, in autumn 2018.
Joanna will take audiences through her hilarious and interesting adventures from her incredible career spanning more than four decades, recounting some never heard before stories. She will also be joined on stage by friend and producer Clive Tulloh, who will put to Joanna questions from the audience that they’ve always wanted to ask, making the show a unique and hilarious night to remember.
On announcing It’s All About Me, Joanna said: "The thought of this tour next year, travelling across the British Isles and Ireland, has completely taken over my waking hours. It’s utterly thrilling to start planning the stories I can tell, and the rapture (and gratitude, to be fair) with which I shall greet the audiences. Nothing like this has come my way before, and I may have to be dragged off with a hook at the end of each show. Oh people! This is especially for you from me, with masses of love. I think it will be fabulous."
Joanna Lumley icon, national treasure, activist, comedy actress and all-round top girl is barely off our TV screens and appears to have been a permanent fixture in our sitting rooms since she burst onto our screens as Purdey in the New Avengers in 1976. Now in a nationwide tour she will take us through the random journey that started in London in the swinging 60’s. Beginning as Jean Muir’s house model and muse, progressing to becoming a full-blown photographic model, featuring in knitting patterns, mini-skirts, toothpaste commercials and the occasional front cover.
From there Joanna will share her stories of her acting career that includes Coronation Street, On the Buses, Dracula and as a brainwashed Bond Girl in Blofeld’s lair in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. Joanna’s breakthrough role was as Purdey, a part for which over 800 girls auditioned. Purdey propelled her to instant fame and created one of the "must-have" hairstyles of the 1970s – the Purdey bob. She became a pin-up figure for a generation of British males who grew up watching her as the high-kicking action girl.
Alongside iconic hairstyles Joanna started to develop a nice side line as adventurer and activist; popping up all over the globe she was often seen gasping at the Northern Lights, turning her bra into espadrilles and finding the source of the Nile.
Then as Patsy Stone in Absolutely Fabulous she became a degenerate role-model for a generation. Winning two BAFTAs, Joanna emerged as one of the best comedy actresses of her generation. For 25 years the adventures of Patsy and Edina have sporadically lurched across our screens culminating in AbFab The Movie in 2016.
This intimate night with Joanna tells some of these tales and more as we gallop through almost 50 years in this business we call show.
Tickets £29.50 £39.50 £59.50