Do You Think That’s Wise? – the Life & Times of John Le Mesurier ON TOUR 2019/2020 – 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 AND INTO 2020 – ALL VENUES & LINKS BELOW:  MORE AND  MORE DATES/VENUES ARE BEING ADDED ALL THE TIME. 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!

Fri 4th October MAIDENHEAD NORDEN FARM…… BUY TICKETS HERE

Sat 5th October CRAWLEY HAWTH THEATRE……..BUY TICKETS HERE

Sun 6th October SOUTHAMPTON NUFFIELD THEATRE…….BUY TICKETS HERE

Sun 13th October COLCHESTER ARTS CENTRE……..BUY TICKETS HERE

Fri 25th October BANBURY, MILL ARTS CENTRE………BUY TICKETS HERE

Fri 1st November WORCESTER HUNTINGDON HALL………BUY TICKETS HERE

Sat 2nd November BIRMINGHAM OLD JOINT STOCK THEATRE, 2.30pm & 7.30pm……….BUY TICKETS HERE

Sun 3rd November PRESTON PLAYHOUSE……..BUY TICKETS HERE

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

MORE DATES TO BE ADDED ALL THE TIME!

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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9 responses to “Do You Think That’s Wise? – the Life & Times of John Le Mesurier ON TOUR 2019/2020 – 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.

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