Musical comedian Mitch Benn to bring new tour to Swindon

By Jessica Durston - 4 October 2022

Arts and Culture

Mitch Benn has recently embarked on his first tour in three years, which will include a Swindon date this December.

Musical satirist, Mitch Benn, will be bringing his tour 'It's About Time' to the Swindon Arts Centre on 2 December. 

The show will start at 7.30pm, and tickets can be purchased at https://swindontheatres.co.uk/Online/tickets-mitch-benn-swindon-2022

A spokesperson for the performer said: "If it feels like the past is catching up with us and the future isn’t what it used to be, then fear not!  With clock in one hand and guitar in the other, this show will help you look and laugh at time in a whole new way."

Mitch Benn was a regular contributor to BBC Radio 4's The Now Show for more than a decade. His critically acclaimed Edinburgh Show Mitch Benn Is The 37th Beatle was broadcast on BBC Radio 4  and, following on from its success, a further three specials were commissioned on music icons Bob Dylan, David Bowie and Elvis - entitled The Freewheelin Mitch Benn, Mitch Benn Is The Fat Pink Duke and Mitch Benn Has Left The Building.

He also co-presented with Harry Shearer BBC Radio 2's Anatomy Of A Guitar, and presented Spank The Plank for BBC Radio 4. 

Most recent TV and radio appearances include BBC 1's Celebrity Mastermind and Celebrity University Challenge -he won the former and lost the latter.

He also appeared in Neil Gaiman's Good Omens and in With Great Pleasure on BBC Radio 4. He writes a weekly column for The New European and is author of the Terra trilogy of Science Fiction novels, the third of which, Terra's War, was published last year.

 

Review information:

“Well crafted, well sung, his songs are just plain funny” The Guardian

“Song after song of exquisitely crafted satire” The Scotsman

 

A full list of Mitch Benn's tour dates are as follows:

September

16                                MILTON KEYNES The Stables

17                                COLCHESTER Arts Centre

18                                SOUTHEND Place Theatre

23                                CAMBRIDGE Junction

24                                OXFORD Old Fire Station

29                                GUILDFORD G Live

30                                WORCESTER Huntingdon Hall

 

October

01                                LEAMINGTON SPA Royal Spa Studio

06                                WIGAN The Old Courts

07                                HALIFAX Square Chapel

08                                CHORLEY Little Theatre

09                                BLACKHEATH Halls

11                                HARROGATE Theatre

13                                BATH Rondo Theatre

14                                PENZANCE Acorn Theatre

15                                SALISBURY Arts Centre

16                                CARDIFF Chapter Arts

 

November

10                                TAUNTON The Brewhouse

11                                DORKING Halls

12                                MAIDSTONE Hazlitt Theatre

19                                MANCHESTER Stoller Hall

20                                LEEDS Original Oak

30                                MAIDENHEAD Norden Farm

 

December

01                                BRIGHTON Komedia

02                                SWINDON Arts Centre

03                                IVYBRIDGE Watermark

04                                BRISTOL Improv Theatre

 

January

21                                CHELMSFORD Theatre Studio

 

February

11                                LEICESTER Firebug

 

More information about Mitch Benn can be found on his website at https://www.mitchbenn.com/

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