Chester Town Crier David Mitchell brings the curtain down on this season of public proclamations at The Cross at noon on Saturday, August 31.

But there’s still another chance to catch up with the city’s resident loudspeaker and raconteur at the Forum Studio Theatre that evening at 7.30pm.

David will be presenting his one-man show For Crying Out Loud, when he entertains and amuses the audience with tales of his unique experiences and quirky encounters.

His public proclamations take place at noon from Tuesday-Saturday from May-August except on race days when the traditional event, which dates from the 16th century, moves to 10.30am.

In bygone days, Town Criers in Chester were allowed to levy taxes on goods being brought into the city and acted as night watchman, weather reporter, trading standards officer, and speaking clock.

You can read all about their fascinating past in David's book For Crying Out Loud!, which is available from many UK bookstores including the Town Hall Visitor Information Centre in Chester.

The Town Crier has appeared on film and TV, performs his own stage show around the UK and is available for a whole variety of engagements.

Visit where you can take part in ‘Ye Crier’s Quiz’, watch video clips and download free extracts from David’s book or call 01244 311736 for details.