Ardal O’Hanlon announces brand new UK tour for 2019

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Mick Perrin Worldwide in association with Dawn Sedgwick Management are delighted to announce that Ardal O’Hanlon will tour the UK in 2019 with brand new show, The Showing Off Must Go On. Beginning at the Y Theatre, Leicester on 24th February 2019, and concluding at the Palace Theatre, Southend on 8th December 2019 the tour will take in a total of 47 dates. Tickets go on sale on Thursday 25th October 2018 from www.mickperrin.com/tours.

Where Ardal comes from (small-town Ireland) there is nothing worse than showing off. Yet he is a professional ‘show-off’ who continues to do stand-up comedy for money, a very shy show-off (and as a result conflicted) but a big show-off nonetheless (a disgrace to his family). So why does he do it?

Well. Just when he thought he’d made sense of the world, when he thought he knew everything he needed to know. When he finally found a hat that he liked and learned how to make cocktails and how to relax sagaciously in a big chair. Just when he was about to quit airing his dirty linen in public and stop (for the love of God) showing off, the world shifted. Dramatically. The world fell off its axis. And is adrift in the universe. And needs saving.

In an age of raging populism, #MeToo, identity politics, the end of truth, the collapsing middle ground, peak avocado and £15 Gin and Tonics, and terrified of being on the wrong side of history, and desperate to prove that his gender, race, age and class don’t necessarily define him, Ardal is forced to saddle his high horse again and ride fearlessly into the culture wars (with a white hankie in his pocket just in case), comedy as ever being the best emergency response mechanism to extreme events there is.

Ardal O’Hanlon said: “I’m absolutely thrilled to be bringing my stand-up show on the road in 2019, having been testing stuff in clubs and at festivals for the past few years. It’s great that the noise in my head is finally cohering into delightful comedy chunks.

The star of Death in Paradise (BBC One), Father Ted (Channel 4) and My Hero (BBC One), Ardal O’Hanlon is one of the British Isles’ leading stand-up comedians and actors. He has received British Comedy Award, BAFTA and Olivier nominations, toured worldwide with his acclaimed stand-up shows – and appeared in numerous TV shows from Dr. Who (BBC One) and Skins (E4) to Live at the Apollo (BBC Two).

Tickets for The Showing Off Must Go On 2019 UK tour are on sale on Thursday 25th October 2018 from www.mickperrin.com/tours.

@ardalsfolly | www.mickperrin.com

Praise for Ardal O’Hanlon:

“It is this calibre of offbeat observation, lateral thought and cheerful fatalism – always served up with the garnish of instinctively craftsmanlike timing and rhythm – that makes O’Hanlon’s set so very entertaining.” The Telegraph

“Charm, intelligence and fabulous phrase-making” The Guardian

“Highly entertaining and frequently brilliant” Irish Independent

“Watch him turn innocence into a deadly comic weapon” The Sunday Times

 

Listings:

Date:                     Venue:                                                                                 Website:

24/02/19      –       LEICESTER, Y Theatre*                                                   www.leicesterymca.co.uk

26/02/19      –       HEMEL HEMPSTEAD, Old Town Theatre*               www.oldtownhall.co.uk

27/02/19      –       HAVERHILL, Arts Centre*                                              www.haverhillartscentre.co.uk

28/02/19      –       NEW MILTON, Forest Arts Centre*                                       www.forest-arts.co.uk

01/03/19      –       READING, South Street*                                               www.readingarts.com

02/03/19      –       NOTTINGHAM, Lakeside Arts*                                   www.lakesidearts.org.uk                                                                                 *PREVIEWS

03/03/19      –       BURY ST EDMUNDS, Theatre Royal                           www.theatreroyal.org

06/03/19      –       LEEDS, City Varieties                                                       www.cityvarieties.co.uk

07/03/19      –       HUDDERSFIELD, Lawrence Batley Theatre                       www.thelbt.org

08/03/19      –       BARROW-IN-FURNESS, The Forum                            www.theforumbarrow.co.uk

09/03/19      –       LANCASTER, Grand Theatre                                         www.lancastergrand.co.uk

10/03/19      –       SHEFFIELD, Memorial Hall                                             www.sheffieldcityhall.sivtickets.com

13/03/19      –       BARNSTAPLE, Queens Theatre                                   www.parkwoodtheatres.co.uk

14/03/19      –       REDRUTH, Regal Theatre                                              www.merlincinemas.co.uk

15/03/19      –       EXETER, Northcott Theatre                                          www.exeternorthcott.co.uk

16/03/19      –       SOUTHAMPTON, Nuffield Theatre                            www.nstheatres.co.uk

17/03/19      –       BATH, Komedia                                                                 www.komedia.co.uk

20/03/19      –       WIMBORNE, Tivoli Theatre                                          www.tivoliwimborne.co.uk

21/03/19      –       HODDESDON, The Spotlight                                         www.broxbourne.gov.uk

22/03/19      –       LINCOLN, Performing Arts Centre                                   www.lpac.co.uk

23/03/19      –       HIGH WYCOMBE, Town Hall                                         www.wycombeswan.co.uk

24/03/19      –       BASINGSTOKE, Haymarket                                           www.anvilarts.org.uk

30/10/19      –       CORK, Opera House                                                        www.corkoperahouse.ie

02/11/19      –       READING, The Hexagon                                                 www.readingarts.com

03/11/19      –       RICHMOND, Richmond Theatre                                 www.atgtickets.com

06/11/19      –       LONDON, Alexandra Palace Theatre                         www.theatre.alexandrapalace.com

07/11/19      –       ARMAGH, The Market Place Theatre                        www.visitarmagh.com

08/11/19      –       DERRY, Millennium Forum                                           www.millenniumforum.co.uk

09/11/19      –       DUBLIN, Vicar Street                                                       www.vicarstreet.ie

12/11/19      –       ABERDEEN, Music Hall                                                    www.aberdeenperformingarts.com

13/11/19      –       GLASGOW, Tramway                                                      www.tramway.org

14/11/19      –       STIRLING, Albert Halls                                                     www.culturestirling.org

15/11/19      –       EDINBURGH, Queen’s Hall                                            www.thequeenshall.net

16/11/19      –       NEWCASTLE, Tyne Theatre & Opera House           www.tynetheatreandoperahouse.uk

17/11/19      –       SALFORD QUAYS, The Lowry                                        www.thelowry.com

20/11/19      –       NORTHAMPTON, Royal & Derngate                         www.royalandderngate.co.uk

21/11/19      –       BIRMINGHAM, Symphony Hall                                         www.thsh.co.uk

22/11/19      –       BRIGHTON, Brighton Dome                                          www.brightondome.org

23/11/19      –       PORTSMOUTH, New Theatre Royal                          www.newtheatreroyal.com

24/11/19      –       ST ALBANS, The Alban Arena                                              www.alban-arena.co.uk

28/11/19      –       CAMBRIDGE, West Road Concert Hall                         www.westroad.org

29/11/19      –       LIMERICK, University Concert Hall                                        www.uch.ie

30/11/19      –       BELFAST, Belfast Waterfront                                       www.waterfront.co.uk

05/12/19      –       CARDIFF, Sherman                                                          www.shermantheatre.co.uk

06/12/19      –        BRISTOL, Anson Rooms                                                  www.bristolsu.org.uk

07/12/19      –        YEOVIL, Westlands                                                          www.westlandsyeovil.co.uk

08/12/19      –        SOUTHEND, Palace Theatre                                         www.southendtheatres.org.uk

For further information and interview requests please contact:

Stephanie Pennells: stephanie.pennells@multitudemedia.co.uk

Patsy O’Neill: patsy.oneill@multitudemedia.co.uk

Eleanor Davies: eleanor.davies@multitudemedia.co.uk

+44 (0) 207 299 4241

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