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Ardal O’Hanlon announces 2020 UK dates

See his new show The Showing Off Must Go On next spring.

Due to demand, Irish comedian and actor Ardal O’Hanlon has extended his The Showing Off Must Go On tour into 2020.

The new run of dates kicks off in Winchester on Friday 14 February 2020, taking in a total of 14 shows, finishing at the Opera House, Buxton on Saturday 7 March 2020.

Tickets for the new dates will be available from 10:00 on Wednesday 25 September 2019 through Ticketmaster.co.uk


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. Fans 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 upcoming dates:

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

Newly added 2020 tour dates.

14 February 2020 – Theatre Royal, Winchester
16 February 2020 – Playhouse Theatre, Oxford
21 February 2020 – G Live, Guildford
22 February 2020 – Corn Exchange, Ipswich
23 February 2020 – Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham
26 February 2020 – The Epstein Theatre, Liverpool
27 February 2020 – Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry
28 February 2020 – Savoy Theatre, Monmouth
29 February 2020 – Wyvern Theatre, Swindon
1 March 2020 – Queens Theatre, Barnstaple
4 March 2020 – Gaiety Theatre, Isle Of Man
5 March 2020 – Harrogate Theatre,
6 March 2020 – Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury
7 March 2020 – Opera House, Buxton

Tickets for Ardal O’Hanlon’s new 2020 dates go on sale from 10:00 on Wednesday 25 September 2019, and limited tickets for his 2019 dates are on sale now. Grab all through Ticketmaster.co.uk

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