Comic Sean Hughes heads out on UK tour

Comedian Sean Hughes
Comedian Sean Hughes

Fresh from performing two critically acclaimed shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Award-winning comedian, Sean Hughes, is set to embark on a 34 date national tour beginning 2nd October 2012.

From the moment the lights come up on Life Becomes Noises, revealing a hospital bed and Sean dressed in a slightly inappropriate costume, it is apparent that this is going to be no ordinary comedy show.

It has been over a year since his father died, and Sean is dealing with his death in a way that only Sean can. Here is a comedy performance from Sean like you’ve never seen before, resulting in the feelgood show of the year. This hilarious yet poignant tale is a beautiful insight into the lighter side of dying and getting older, going to places that comedy rarely goes, highlighting how ridiculous life is and how quickly it can be taken away.

The legendary Sean Hughes has performed all over the world and, as well as being the youngest ever winner of the coveted Perrier Award, he has also won a Fringe First for his short plays, ‘Dehydrated’ and ‘Travellin’ Light’. Despite a prolonged absence from the comedy arena, he was recently voted No. 40 in Channel 4′s ‘World’s 100 Greatest Comedians’ poll.

The multi-talented Sean has many TV and radio credits to his name including writing and starring in the cult favourite ‘Sean’s Show’ (Channel 4), and a long stint as team captain on ‘Never Mind the Buzzcocks’ (BBC2). As an actor he has had numerous starring roles in TV shows such as The Last Detective (ITV1) and Coronation Street (ITV1), appeared in Alan Parker’s film The Commitments, starred in the film adaptation of Spike Milligan’s Puckoon and performed on the West End stage in As You Like It with Sienna Miller. He has also hosted his own show on BBC 6 Music.

Sean has written two collections of prose and poetry including, ‘Sean’s Book’. He also wrote two critically acclaimed best-selling novels ‘The Detainees’ and ‘It’s What He Would Have Wanted’.

Although he is well known for his various TV appearances, it is on the stage that Sean is most at home.

Follow Sean on twitter: @mr_seanhughes

Listings Information

02-October DURHAM GALA THEATRE 8pm 0191 332 4041

05-October NORWICH PLAYHOUSE 8pm 01603 598 598

07-October WIMBORNE TIVOLI THEATRE 7.30pm 01202 885 566

11-October BASINGSTOKE THE HAYMARKET 7.30pm 01256 844 244

17-October ANDOVER THE LIGHTS 8pm 01264 368 368

19-October COLCHESTER ARTS CENTRE 8pm 01206 500 900

20-October CANTERBURY GULBENKIAN THEATRE 7.30pm 01227 769 075

21-October BOLTON ALBERT HALLS 8pm 01204 33 44 00

22-October LEEDS CITY VARITIES 8pm 0113 243 0808

24-October CARDIFF GLEE CLUB 8pm 0871 472 0400

25-October HERTFORD HERTFORD THEATRE 8pm 01992 531500

30-October WAKEFIELD THEATRE ROYAL 8pm 01924 211 311

31-October BIRMINGHAM GLEE CLUB 8pm 0871 472 0400

01-November NOTTINGHAM GLEE CLUB 8pm 0871 472 0400

02-November LINCOLN PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE 8pm 0844 888 4414

04-November HARROGATE THE THEATRE 8pm 01423 502 116

08-November EPSOM PLAYHOUSE 8pm 01372 742 555

09-November SWINDON ARTS CENTRE 8pm 01793 614 837

11-November BATH KOMEDIA 8pm 0845 293 8480

12-November TAUNTON BREWHOUSE 8pm 01823 283 244

13-November EXETER CORN EXCHANGE 8pm 01392 665 938

15-November EDMONTON MILLFIELD ARTS CENTRE 8pm 020 8807 6680

16-November MILTON KEYNES STABLES 8pm 01908 280 800

17-November NEWBURY ARLINGTON ARTS 8pm 01635 244 246

18-November SOUTHEND PALACE THEATRE 8pm 01702 351 135

22-November HARLOW PLAYHOUSE 8pm 01279 431 945

23-November FOLKSTONE QUARTERHOUSE 8pm 01303 858 500

25-November HIGH WYCOMBE TOWN HALL 7.30pm 01494 512 000

30-November MAIDSTONE HAZLITT ARTS CENTRE 8pm 01622 758 611

04-December FARNHAM MALTINGS 8pm 01252 745 444

11-December MORECAMBE PLATFORM 8pm 01524 582 803

12-December BURNLEY MECHANICS 8pm 01282 664 400

29-January BRISTOL TOBACCO FACTORY 8pm 0117 902 0344

30-January BRISTOL T TOBACCO FACTORY 8pm 0117 902 0344