Do You Think That’s Wise? – the Life & Times of John Le Mesurier ON TOUR 2018/19 – BUY TICKETS HERE

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FOUR STARS, CHORTLE

FOUR STARS

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!

2018 – 50TH ANNIVERSARY YEAR OF DAD’S ARMY

Throughout 2018/2019 I will be on tour with my show about iconic Dad’s Army actor John Le Mesurier.  BUY TICKETS HERE! 

January 2019

Fri 25 STRATFORD-ON-AVON Bear Pit Theatre …BUY TICKETS HERE

Sat 26 CHIPPING NORTON Theatre… BUY TICKETS HERE

February 2019

Sun 03  HALIFAX Square Chapel Arts Centre…BUY TICKETS HERE

Wed 06 SWINDON Arts Centre… BUY TICKETS HERE

Thu 07 DEAL The Astor Theatre… BUY TICKETS HERE

Fri 08 MAIDSTONE Hazlitt Theatre… BUY TICKETS HERE

Sat 09 KETTERING Arts Centre… BUY TICKETS HERE

Fri 15 SOUTH HOLLAND Centre … BUY TICKETS HERE

Sat 16 BARTON UPON HUMBER Ropewalk Theatre… BUY TICKETS HERE

Fri 22 TEWKESBURY  Roses Theatre,,,BUY TICKETS HERE

Sun 24 GRAVESEND Woodville Theatre… BUY TICKETS HERE

March 2019

Fri 01 WISBECH Angles Theatre… BUY TICKETS HERE

Fri 15 COALVILLE Century Theatre …. BUY TICKETS HERE

Fri 22 SUDBURY Quay Theatre… BUY TICKETS HERE

Sat 23 WALTON on THAMES Riverhouse Theatre … BUY TICKETS HERE

Sat 30 BROMSGROVE Artrix Theatre… BUY TICKETS HERE

April 2019

Fri 05 HORSHAM Capitol Theatre… BUY TICKETS HERE

Sat 06 LETCHWORTH Broadway… BUY TICKETS HERE

Tues 09 LONDON Bloomsbury Theatre… BUY TICKETS HERE

Weds 10 LONDON Bloomsbury Theatre….  BUY TICKETS HERE

Sat 13 BLACKBURN Darwen Library Theatre … BUY TICKETS HERE

Thu 18 RUNCORN Brindley Theatre… BUY TICKETS HERE

Fri 26 GREAT TORRINGTON Plough Arts Centre

Sat 27 PENZANCE Acorn Theatre… BUY TICKETS HERE

May 2019

Fri 03 LONDON Museum of Comedy, Bloomsbury…  BUY TICKETS HERE

Sat 04 LONDON Museum of Comedy, Bloomsbury….  BUY TICKETS HERE

Sat 11 SOUTHEND/WESTCLIFF-ON-SEA

June 2019

Fri 07 BARNSLEY Lamproom Theatre … BUY TICKETS HERE

Fri 14 HEMEL HEMPSTEAD The Old Town Hall

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

DO YOU THINK THAT’S WISE? – THE LIFE & TIMES OF JOHN LE MESURIER – will be touring the UK in the Autumn & Winter of 2018/19.

 

 

 

 

 

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3 responses to “Do You Think That’s Wise? – the Life & Times of John Le Mesurier ON TOUR 2018/19 – BUY TICKETS HERE

  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.

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