Back of the net!
After the last year we’ve had, it’s just a fact that we’re in desperate need for some laughs. And there’s only one man – one character, in fact – for the job. Yes, Steve Coogan is bringing a new Alan Partridge live show to Dublin next year. A-ha!
Taking to the stage in his performance entitled Stratagem With Alan Partridge, Coogan will hit Belfast SSE Arena on April 22 next year, before a performance in Dublin’s 3Arena the following night.
A statement from Mr Partridge himself reads: “Love him or loathe him, we all love Alan Partridge. Over a multi-decade broadcasting career, this wonderful and surprisingly well-read man has brought delight to millions. And now, in a time of discord and disease, Alan is touring with a message of hope.
“Welcome to Stratagem With Alan Partridge, a live stage show that promises to inform, educate and entertain in approximately equal measure.
“Wearing a head-mic favoured by TED talkers, market hawkers, TV evangelists, backing singers and carnival barkers, Alan combines all these roles and more. It’s a manifesto for the way we can move forward, a roadmap to a better tomorrow, an ABC for the way to be.
“Devised, written, choreographed, performed, and funded by Alan Partridge, Stratagem sees Alan not just treading the boards but pounding them, atop stages graced by such luminaries as Michael Ball, Jack Whitehall and Welsh rockers the Stereophonics.
So, if you’re not getting tickets to this, what else are you gonna be doing? Staying home and listening to “the best of the The Beatles” or watching “liquid football” on the box? Stratagem.
Tickets cost €46 and go on general sale from May 29 at 9am.