Andy Parsons' 'three-year tour' comes to the Roses
By David Wood
Nonsense-nailer Andy Parsons is back on the road with his 'Healing the Nation' UK tour and he's heading to Tewkesbury in September.
Due to the pandemic, 'Healing the Nation' was postponed but now all dates have been rescheduled, and Andy is set to appear at the Roses Theatre on Thursday, September 23.
Andy said: "I was in the middle of a UK Tour when theatres had to close due to lockdown - and the tour was called 'Healing The Nation' - so that title worked out well.
"It will turn out to be the longest tour ever, taking three years to complete, and as the tour has gone on there's been less and less healing and more and more of the opposite.
Admittedly, I could have changed the title but it still seems strangely appropriate - and some of the gigs have been rescheduled so it would prove confusing to existing ticketholders if the ticket said 'Healing the Nation' but the show was now called 'My Life in Ballet'.
Andy is confident that playing to a whole host of theatres across the UK will undoubtedly mend the myriad divisions this country faces.
If current media tropes are to be believed, everybody exists in their own social media bubble and are up in arms about everything - be it Brexit/climatechange/transgenders/ badgers.
So come and celebrate what it means to be British in 2021 - freedom of speech, tolerance, tolerance of freedom of speech, freedom of intolerant speech, less freedom with more intolerant speech, but still some tolerance.
As seen on Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo, Q.I. etc. - and repeated on Dave. As also seen on BBC's Question Time, The Daily Politics, This Week and Newsnight. In recent times, Andy has hosted People's Vote rallies at the Electric Ballroom, Central Hall Westminster and in Parliament Square to over 100,000 people - as well as fronted Independent Age's latest Campaign Against Loneliness.
Since being a writer on the legendary Spitting Image, Andy won the Time Out Comedy Award in 2002 and has performed stand-up all over the world. To date he has done five sell-out national tours and released the DVDs Britain's Got Idiots, Gruntled, Slacktivist and Live & Unleashed - But Naturally Cautious. He was also responsible for the Slacktivist Action Group podcast, which played host to a wide range of MPs, journalists and comedians.
The Guardian said of Andy's show: "Cracking adlibbing... a joke-rich rallying call for a better Britain" while The Independent described him as a "coruscating live performer specialising in lacerating topical gags".
For more information and to book tickets to the Roses show, go to Andy Parsons: Healing The Nation | Live | The Roses Theatre
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