John Shuttleworth hits the road following appearances on Celebrity Antiques Roadshow and the second series of Radio 4’s John Shuttleworth’s Lounge Music for his farewell tour.
A recent health scare (well, a mild bout of sciatica) has made Shuttleworth focus on his mortality, and the many things he needs to do before the inevitable move into a hospice. Can sole agent, Ken Worthington pull out the stops and make John a star before his retirement? As befits a man living on borrowed time – John considers Life’s major issues: the rise in popularity of hi viz protective wear, the suitability of the plastic lid on takeaway coffee cups, and the excitement he felt when sucking his first mint: “It gave my tongue activity, as the mint’s flavours bore into me, turning my grey world azure blue – I remember my first Polo, do you?”
As well as hilarious new songs, John will bash out the favourites on his trusty Yamaha: ‘Two Margarines’, ‘I Can’t Go Back To Savoury Now’, ‘Mutiny Over The Bounty’, ‘Y Reg’ plus many more. And at the end of it all, a question remains: who should John donate his organs to, or should he just sell them on Ebay?
John Shuttleworth is the comedy creation of the legendary Graham Fellows, who is also known for his creation of the character Jilted John. Jilted John came into prominence in the late 70s with the novelty record ‘Jilted John’, which was first played on national radio by BBC Radio One’s John Peel and even reached number 4 in the UK Singles Chart.
John Shuttleworth’s show is our first show of 2017 to be announced, with many more to come! Tyne Theatre & Opera House’s comedy line-up is constantly expanding, as the theatre becomes the go-to venue in Newcastle upon Tyne for some of the best stand-up comedians around. The next comedian to the take to the stage is local funnyman Gavin Webster on May 13th, with Sarah Millican also kicking off her first round of shows out of ten this May, with all May dates now sold out!
Tickets available now from www.tynetheatreandoperahouse.uk
Tickets: £16.50 (plus booking fees when booking online and over the phone)