John Hegley returns to Clonter in Cheshire for another night of musical and poetic comedy when he will perform and MC a night of entertainment on Saturday, February 21 at 7.30pm.
If you have not had the great pleasure of encountering Mr Hegley before, seeing him on stage is like seeing a cross between Dickens on tour and Elvis Costello!
John Hegley makes poetry accessible and, like any good comedian, he makes you think long after the last laugh of the night has faded.
He celebrates the wonder of the English language, while challenging pre-conceptions and prejudices, appealing to both children and adults in equal measure.
John’s first public performance monies came from busking his songs, initially outside a shoeshop in Hull, in the late Seventies. He performed on the streets of London in the early Eighties, fronting the Popticians, with whom he also recorded two sessions for John Peel, and has since been a frequent performer of his words, sung and spoken, on both local and national radio. He is also An Edinburgh Festival regular, and has produced ten books of verse.
John will be joined by Lorraine Bowen and Andrew Bailey.
Lorraine Bowen is a talented entertainer, quirky songwriter and performer who has written a number of albums of catchy songs, She loves fashion and mixes her passion for great melodies, A-line dresses, polyester and Casiotone organs for an off-the-wall, eccentric world.
Andrew Bailey is a master of dysfunctional doo-wop and will provide accompaniment on industrial gloving and coat-hangers. For those less familiar with the term doo-wop, this is a genre of music that was developed in African-American communities in New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Detroit, and several other American cities in the 1940s, gaining mainstream popularity in the 1950s and early ‘60s.
Tickets are priced £9 and £14, students £8, children (under 16) £5. Call 01260 224514 or visit www.clonteropera.com .