Images of award-winning comedian Rob Brydon performing his brand new show, Rob Brydon – Songs and Stories have been released.
Brydon performed a secret try-out of his new show in the intimate London club Crazy Coqs last week, with audience members treated to some of his favourite songs, as well as hilarious stories about encounters with Ruth Jones, Tom Jones, Steve Coogan and Dustin Hoffman.
He even took song requests, including Madonna’s Like A Virgin, Elvis’ Always On My Mind and a sing-a-long version of the Tom Jones hit Delilah!
Rob said: “What a thrill to perform the show for the first time – it’s called Songs and Stories. It’s a collection of songs that have meant a lot to me and the funny stories of how they came into my life. It was wonderful to perform a stripped -down, basic version of the show to the tiny audience at Crazy Coqs in London but now I’m looking forward to bringing the full-size, bells and whistles, eight-piece band of world-class musicians with me on the road and playing to people across the country when we tour next year”.
Together with his eight-piece band and musical director Paul Herbert, Brydon will take to the road with the show next year. This extensive new tour begins in February 2020 and will travel to almost 30 venues across the country beginning in Colchester on 26 February 2020 and going on to Bexhill-on-Sea, the Alexandra Palace in London, High Wycombe, Weymouth, Swansea, Aberystwyth, Folkestone, Salisbury, Stevenage, Guildford, Warrington, Hull, Huddersfield, Aylesbury, Woking, Watford, Cheltenham, St Albans, Worthing, Buxton, Rhyl, Inverness, Perth, and finishing in Aberdeen on 30 April.
With songs from Sondheim to Rodgers and Hammerstein, from Paul Simon to Tom Waits and almost everything in between, audiences will be treated to Rob’s usual warmth and humour as well as some of his famed gallery of voices.
Rob Brydon’s varied career began with the TV comedy shows Marion and Geoff and Human Remains in 2000, for which he won British Comedy Awards. Since then his comedy credits have included A Small Summer Party, The Keith Barret Show, Directors Commentary, Supernova, Cruise Of The Gods, Black Books, I’m Alan Partridge, Little Britain, Live At The Apollo, Rob Brydon’s Annually Retentive, QI, The Big Fat Quiz Of The Year, Have I Got News For You, Gavin and Stacey, Rob Brydon’s Identity Crisis, Would I Lie To You and The Trip with Steve Coogan.
He has also appeared in the dramas Oliver Twist, Heroes and Villains: Napoleon, The Way We Live Now, Murder In Mind, Kenneth Tynan: In Praise of Hardcore, Marple and the films 24 Hour Party People, MirrorMask, A Cock and Bull Story and the film Swimming with Men.
In 2009 alongside Ruth Jones, Robin Gibb and Sir Tom Jones, Rob reached number one in the UK charts with the single Islands in The Stream, in aid of Comic Relief. He also embarked on an 87 date tour of the UK with his stand up show, Rob Brydon Live which included a three week run in London’s West End. He is currently on a sold-out tour with Lee Mack and David Mitchell.
TOUR DATES 2020
26 February Charter Hall, Colchester
27 February De la Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea
28 February Alexandra Palace, London
3 March Wycombe Swan, High Wycombe
4 March The Hawth, Crawley
6 March Pavilion, Weymouth
7 March Brangwyn Hall, Swansea
8 March Arts Centre, Aberystwyth
11 March Leas Cliff Hall, Folkstone
12 March City Hall, Salisbury
15 March Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage
16 March G Live, Guildford
19 March Parr Hall, Warrington
20 March City Hall, Hull
21 March Town Hall, Huddersfield
23 March Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury
24 March New Victoria Theatre, Woking
25 March Watford Colosseum
21 April Town Hall, Cheltenham
22 April Alban Arena, St Albans
24 April Assembly Hall, Worthing
25 April Opera House, Buxton
26 April Pavilion Theatre, Rhyl
28 April Eden Court Theatre, Inverness
29 April Concert Hall, Perth
30 April Music Hall, Aberdeen
Tickets across the UK tour are on general sale at www.robbrydon.live
Photo credit: Storyhouse PR