Do You Think That’s Wise? – the Life & Times of John Le Mesurier ON TOUR – LINKS TO ALL TICKETS BELOW

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FOLLOWING A SELL-OUT TOUR OF MY JOHN LE MESURIER SHOW FROM NOV. 2018-JUNE 2019, I AM EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE A NEW TOUR FOR THE AUTUMN – ALL VENUES & LINKS BELOW:  THE LINKS WILL GO LIVE AS SOON AS THE TICKETS GO ON SALE:

CLICK HERE TO WATCH A PREVIEW OF THE SHOW HERE ON BBC TV SOUTH-EAST!

BRITISH COMEDY GUIDE BANNER AND QUOTE

‘One of the best vocal performers around,’ – BBC Comedy

‘A compelling performance,’ – Chortle

‘A brilliant tribute to the great John Le Mesurier,’ – Jeffrey Holland, Hi-de-Hi!

YOURS MAGAZINE’S PICK OF STAGE SHOWS 2019!

SHOWS COMING UP:

Sat 11th January 2020 OTLEY COURTHOUSE ARTS CENTRE……..BUY TICKETS HERE

MARCH

13 ASHCROFT, Arts Centre

MAY

07 – NEW MILTON, Forest Arts Centre

 

 

PAST TOUR DATES:

January 2019
25 STRATFORD UPON AVON The Bear Pit
26 CHIPPING NORTON Theatre

February 2019
03 HALIFAX Square Chapel Arts Centre
06 SWINDON Arts Centre
07 DEAL The Astor
08 MAIDSTONE The Hazlitt
09 KETTERING The Arts Centre
15 SPALDING South Holland Centre
16 BARTON UPON HUMBER Ropery Hall
24 GRAVESEND The Woodville
28 TEWKESBURY The Roses Theatre

March 2019
01 WISBECH Angles Theatre
15 LEICESTER COALVILLE Century Theare
22 SUDBURY The Quay
23 WALTON ON THAMES Riverhouse Barn
30 BROMSGROVE Artrix

April 2019
04 HORSHAM The Capitol
06 LETCHWORTH The Broadway
09 LONDON Bloomsbury
10 LONDON Bloomsbury
13 BLACKBURN Darwen Library Theatre
18 RUNCORN The Brindley
26 GREAT TORRINGTON The Plough Arts Centre
27 PENZANCE Acorn Theatre

May 2019
03 LONDON Museum of Comedy
04 LONDON Museum of Comedy
11 SOUTHEND Jokers Club

June 2019
03 HAVANT The Spring
07 BARNSLEY Lamproom
14 HEMEL HEMPSTEAD Old Town Hall
15 ST AUSTELL Arts Centre

October 2019
Fri 4th MAIDENHEAD Norden Farm
Sat 5th CRAWLEY Hawth Theatre
Sun 6th SOUTHAMPTON Nuffield Theatre
Sun 13th COLCHESTER Arts Centre
Fri 25th BANBURY, Mill Arts Centre
NOVEMBER 2019
Fri 1st WORCESTER Huntingdon Hall
Sat 2nd BIRMINGHAM OLD Old Joint Stock, 2.30pm & 7.30pm.
Sun 3rd PRESTON Playhouse

 

THE SHOW:

In this acclaimed tribute to one of Britain’s best-loved comedy stars, leading impressionist Julian Dutton (BBC1’s The Big Impression, BBC R4’s The Secret World) brings to life the man behind the wry smile and urbane English repartee that charmed millions and turned John Le Mesurier into a household name as Sergeant Wilson in Dad’s Army.

Set in a dressing-room at BBC Television Centre during a break in camera-rehearsals for Dad’s Army in 1972, John Le Mesurier waits for a journalist.  The home guard sitcom has been a hit for three years, and after a lifetime playing bit-parts Le Mesurier has just won a BAFTA for his leading role in Dennis Potter’s Traitor. As he waits he looks back at his life and traces his journey from his rejection of his upper-class origins in Suffolk to a life onstage and work as a jobbing actor in 1950’s cinema. He rehearses some anecdotes and funny stories for the reporter.

But as he digs deeper, cracks begin to appear, and for the first time he confronts the shadows in his life – the unfaithfulness of his wives, the betrayal by his best friend Tony Hancock. How did he overcome these setbacks? How did this complex, sensitive actor finally break away from a life of cameos to achieve ultimate triumph with Dad’s Army and the BAFTA-winning Traitor? For the first time he faces head-on the events that almost broke him both as a performer and as a man.

Le Mesurier’s career straddled the twentieth century like a colossus. Full of glorious reminiscences and stories from the Golden Age of Classic British Comedy, Julian Dutton’s show is a long overdue celebration of one of the most popular comic actors of our era.

 

WHAT PEOPLE HAVE SAID ABOUT THE SHOW:

‘A brilliant tribute to the great John Le Mesurier,’ – Jeffrey Holland, Hi-de-Hi!

‘A compelling performance,’ – Steve Bennett, Chortle. 

‘Absolutely brilliant,’ – Steve Doherty, Craft of Comedy Festival

‘Beautifully written & performed,’ – Sarah Ecob, Venue Cymru

‘Uncanny,’ – Nick Steel, Bath Comedy Festival

‘One of the best vocal performers around,’ – BBC Comedy

‘A superb impersonation,’ – Claire Cavanagh, BBC Bristol

 

 

 

 

 

 

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11 responses to “Do You Think That’s Wise? – the Life & Times of John Le Mesurier ON TOUR – LINKS TO ALL TICKETS BELOW

  1. Robert

    Will more northern dates feature in the 2019 tour? If yes, how can I sign up for alerts please? Thanks.

    • Hi Robert – I’ll be posting updates as soon as theatre bookings are confirmed – my estimate is that by the end of September all dates will be confirmed. I actually don’t know how you sign up to get alerts! – but I’ll be posting all info also on twitter – @JulianDutton1. Thanks!

  2. Robert

    Hi Julian, I see that there’s nowa Barnsley date in June 2019. It is certainly getting closer to “true north” :-). I’m not sure how these things work, but near me the appropriately sized venues certainly exist (each with a significant, natural demographic for your performance) in Skipton, Settle, Leeds and Ilkley.

  3. mike Winnell

    Are you planning to perform the show in Hereford?

    • Hi Mike – I’m doing an Autumn tour and into 2020 and I know Worcester is one of the dates, but I’ll keep everyone posted – if you want to follow me on twitter? – or here. Cheers, Julian. TWITTER: @JulianDutton1

  4. tristan keyte

    hi are you planning to anything in blackpool in the near future

  5. Royston taylor

    Julian I’m in London and would love to come and see your show ,I’m a huge fan of JlM ,are you planning playing to play in london or somewhere close….regards

    • Hi Royston – I’ve just finished a tour that included London, I’m doing some more dates in the autumn as listed above – hopefully I’ll play London again. Do follow me on twitter if you can for regular updates, and this website – many thanks! Cheers, Julian.

  6. shedmaster48

    Hello Julian, I would be delighted to interview you for NCCR ahead of your Worcester gig…so how does Friday 25th October sound to you?? (We are based in Chipping Campden) Kind regards,
    Peter
    “In The Cooler” (Fridays 7 – 9pm rpt Sun noon-2pm,Tuesday 6-8pm)
    “Cooler Classics” (Mondays 8-10pm)
    NCCR (01386) 849010
    http://www.nccr.co.uk
    Peter S Lewis 29 Jubilee Close, Bidford-on-Avon,Alcester B50 4ED
    (07940 839852)

  7. shedmaster48

    ..or you can contact me at peterlewis2@gmail.com

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