It's August, but for the first time in 12 years I will not be spending the best part of the month in Edinburgh. In fact I've never spent August in my house at Hercules Terrace in all the time I've lived here. At the moment I don't feel bad about this. I think I feel relieved. I wish all the performers and punters heading north the best of luck. Enjoy the whirlwind of paranoia, self-obsession and disappointment. And have a drink for me (I might be up for one night in the middle as my wife is doing the book festival).
I don't know why I am feeling relaxed, because what I am doing instead is much more stressful....
The Twelve Shows of Herring
I am doing all 11 of my solo shows, plus Happy Now? over six
weekends in August and September. You can get tickets to individual
shows, but you get discounts if you buy for three or more, or six or
more and to see all 12 is only £100 plus you get a one-off hand-drawn
and signed T-shirt that I will have created for you.
At the moment sales are a little bit low, which is perhaps apt. It would be nice if the theatre was at least half full for all of the shows - if you think you know anyone who might be interested then please pass on details. I am attaching the leaflet for the show which you are welcome to forward on to anyone you like!
7th August Christ on a Bike
8th August Talking Cock
14th August 12 Tasks of Hercules Terrace
15th August Someone Likes Yoghurt
21st August menage a un
22nd August Oh F*** I'm 40
28th August The Headmaster's Son
29th August Hitler Moustache
4th September What is Love Anyway?
5th September We're All Going To Die!
11th September Lord of the Dance Settee
12th September Happy Now?
The Twelve Shows of Herring Podcast
For those of you who can't make it to London (or for those who can but want some extra background) I am going to do a podcast documenting the run and playing clips from the shows (doubtless of the stuff that goes wrong). I may also make the shows available for a small charge on audio download.
I will be touring the new show in the autumn of 2015 and the spring of 2016. I am mainly only going to places where I sell pretty well, so it's worth booking ahead. A few more dates will be added (including Cheddar and Sutton Coldfield), but here's all the confirmed dates.