Dr John Cooper Clarke, Simon Day
Britain’s best loved poet has announced a huge UK headline tour for November/December 2018.
John will perform live shows across some of the UK’s most iconic venues including a headline date at Manchester’s prestigious Bridgewater Hall, and a very special show at one of the most famous theatres in the capital city, the London Palladium. John will also be joined by a very special guest - the acclaimed comedian Simon Day - who will be performing as Yorkshire poet Geoffrey Allerton.
The show is a sensational showcase of spoken word – a chance to see John perform material both classic and brand new as he delves into his vast back catalogue, as well as his prolific collection of new work, all read from his trademark battered notebooks, delivered in his legendary, rapid fire style and iconic Salford drawl. Combine this with his hilarious observations, gags and off the wall chat and it adds up to the chance to see a living legend at the top of his game.
Britain’s best loved and most important performance poet, John Cooper Clarke is as vital now as he was in the '70s. His biting, satirical, political and very funny verse, delivered in a unique rapid-fire performance style, resonated with the punk movement and he toured with all the seminal bands, from The Sex Pistols to The Clash, until he soon began to draw large crowds in his own right.
John Cooper Clarke is as relevant and vibrant as ever, and his influence just as visible on pop culture. His influence can also be heard in the satirical and keen social observations of artists such as Plan B and the Arctic Monkeys.
As well as his regular TV appearances on the likes of Have I Got News For You, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Would I Lie To You and 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, John also host 6 Music shows and his own BBC Radio 4 Show 'John Cooper Clarke Live at the BBC'.
Dr John Cooper Clarke tour dates
The comedian, actor and writer is probably best known as one of the stars of 'The Fast Show', and his characters, including Billy Bleach, Dave Angel, Gideon Wit, Carl Hooper and of course, music hall legend Tommy Cockles.
He has also appeared in numerous films and TV shows, including The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009), Shakespeare in Love (1998) and Run, Fatboy, Run (2007).
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