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Ardal O’Hanlon announces 2019 UK dates

He’ll tour next spring and winter with The Showing Off Must Go On.

Irish comedian and actor Ardal O’Hanlon is taking his must-see new show, The Showing Off Must Go On, across the UK next year.

He’ll kick things off on 6 March 2019 in Leeds and perform throughout the month, wrapping up his first run of dates on 24 March 2019 in Basingstoke. Then O’Hanlon will return for a second run in November and December that will include stops in London, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Brighton and Southend.

From 1995 to 1998, O’Hanlon won our hearts on the TV show Father Ted playing lovable Father Dougal McGuire, a simple-minded Catholic priest. You may also remember him from the comedy My Hero. He starred as mild-mannered shopkeeper George Sunday, the human alias of superhero Thermoman from the planet Ultron, from 2000 to 2005.

Currently O’Hanlon appears on the Caribbean police drama Death in Paradise as lead detective DI Jack Mooney.

Although he has had a lengthy television history, O’Hanlon first found fame as a stand-up comedian, winning the Hackney Empire New Act of the Year competition in 1994. Over the years he’s returned to the comedy circuit regularly, as well as made special appearances at festivals and on programmes like Live at the Apollo.

 

With raging populism, #MeToo, identity politics and much more, the world is certainly a complicated place – but one that’s still funny, and this is what O’Hanlon intends to convey on his latest tour. In The Showing Off Must Go On, he’ll ride fearlessly into the culture wars (with a white hankie in his pocket just in case), but he’ll also be discussing lighter things like peak avocado and £15 gin and tonics.

Here’s the schedule of O’Hanlon’s 2019 dates:

Spring
6 March 2019 – City Varieties, Leeds
7 March 2019 – Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield
8 March 2019 – The Forum, Barrow-in-Furness
9 March 2019 – Grand Theatre, Lancaster
10 March 2019 – Memorial Hall, Sheffield
13 March 2019 – Queens Theatre, Barnstaple
14 March 2019 – Regal Theatre, Redruth
15 March 2019 – Northcott Theatre, Exeter
17 March 2019 – Komedia, Bath
20 March 2019 – Tivoli Theatre, Wimborne
21 March 2019 – The Spotlight, Hoddesdon
22 March 2019 – Lincoln Performing Arts Centre, Lincoln
23 March 2019 – Town Hall, High Wycombe
24 March 2019 – Haymarket, Basingstoke

Winter
2 November 2019 – The Hexagon, Reading
3 November 2019 – Richmond Theatre, Richmond
6 November 2019 – Alexandra Palace Theatre, London
12 November 2019 – Music Hall, Aberdeen
13 November 2019 – Tramway, Glasgow
14 November 2019 – Albert Halls, Stirling
15 November 2019 – Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh
16 November 2019 – Tyne Theatre & Opera House, Newcastle
17 November 2019 – The Lowry, Salford Quays
20 November 2019 – Royal and Derngate (Derngate), Northampton
21 November 2019 – Symphony Hall, Birmingham
22 November 2019 – Brighton Dome, Brighton
23 November 2019 – New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth
24 November 2019 – The Alban Arena, St Albans
28 November 2019 – West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge
5 December 2019 – Sherman, Cardiff
6 December 2019 – Anson Rooms, Bristol
7 December 2019 – Westlands, Yeovil
8 December 2019 – Palace Theatre, Southend

Tickets for Ardal O’Hanlon go on sale from 10:00 on Thursday 25 October 2018 via Ticketmaster.co.uk.

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