Paul Merton on tour

Paul Merton

[Note: This is the 2008 tour – for the 2009 tour dates, click here]

These are the dates I’ve traced for Paul Merton’s Silent Clowns show, which will be touring the country later this year when his book Silent Comedy is published. The links are to booking details at each of the venues. I’ll add more if I find them (there are 22 dates in all). Neil Brand will be providing the piano accompaniment.

10 November – Warwick Arts Centre
11 November – The Anvil, Basingstoke
13 November – Cambridge Corn Exchange
14 November – St David’s Hall, Cardiff
16 November – Assembly Hall, Tunbridge Wells
17 November – Cheltenham Town Hall
18 November – Hackney Empire, London
20 November – The Royal Centre, Nottingham
21 November – Bournemouth International Centre
23 November – St George’s Hall, Bradford
24 November – Buxton Opera House
25 November – The Hexagon, Reading
27 November – Plymouth Pavilions
28 November – Royal and Derngate, Northampton
30 November – De Montfort Hall, Loughborough
1 December – The Lowry, Salford
2 December – Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
3 December – Villa Marina, Douglas, Isle of Man
5 December – Portsmouth Guidhall
7 December – Perth Theatre and Concert Hall
8 December – Caird Hall, Dundee
9 December – Aberdeen Music Hall

As the blurb says, “The funniest silent comedians of the 1920’s on a big, big screen with live accompaniment from the wonderful Neil Brand. Paul introduces a selection of clips from stars such as Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd, Roscoe Arbuckle and Charley Chase. Finishing fantastically with a complete showing of a silent comedy masterpiece. Guaranteed to rock the house with laughter.”

Update: The list of dates above is now complete. Download the promo leaflet here (PDF).

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