EXTRA SHOW ANNOUNCED FOR THE HORNE SECTION’S BIGGEST UK TOUR TO DATE

Horne Section

FAMILY FRIENDLY SHOW AT SOUTHBANK CENTRE ON FATHERS DAY 16TH JUNE AT 3PM

★★★★★ Metro ★★★★★ Time Out ★★★★ The Sunday Times ★★★★ Mail On Sunday ★★★★ Daily Mail ★★★★ Daily Express ★★★★ TV Times ★★★★ Londonist

The six-headed comedy band The Horne Section have added an extra show at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre to meet overwhelming demand for tickets. The news arrives during their first ever national tour That’s How I Like My Tour which sees them perform across the UK until 5th December, with the band performing two shows at the Southbank Centre on Sunday 16th June, at 7:45pm and a family friendly show at 3pm. Tickets can be found at thehornesection.com.

Unruly, ridiculous and surprisingly satisfying, The Horne Section combine music and comedy in a typically unpredictable way, blending stupid songs with a carnival atmosphere and plenty of puns. Expect a mixture of toe-tapping tunes, exceptional musicality, and 5 talented musicians being made to do silly things by bearded comedian, and creator & star of Taskmaster, Alex Horne.

The band’s TV credits include regular appearances in Dictionary Corner on 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (Channel 4), The Royal Variety Performance 2018 (ITV), Last Leg Christmas Special (Channel 4), as well as the 2 hour special The Horne Section Television Programme on UKTV’s Dave. Filmed at the London Palladium in front of a sold-out live audience, the variety show featured guest appearances from Sue Perkins, Sara Pascoe, Joe Wilkinson, and Girls Aloud’s Nadine Coyle.

Away from the stage, their podcast The Horne Section Podcast reached number one in the iTunes charts on the first day of its release and features a variety of guests including Nish Kumar, Richard Osman, Roisin Conaty, and Rick Edwards. The band have previously hosted three series of Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section on BBC Radio 4.

The band have performed to numerous sold-out audiences at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe as well as at The Lyric Theatre – Shaftesbury Avenue, The Criterion Theatre and The Hackney Empire, Udderbelly Festival – Southbank, and The Leicester Square Speigletent.

Acclaimed comedian Alex Horne is the unmusical band leader at the helm of The Horne Section. Alex is the creator and co-host of the Broadcast Award winning and International Emmy, BAFTA, Royal Television Society, & Broadcasting Press Guild nominated show Taskmaster which returns for its eighth series later this year on Dave and is the most watched original UKTV commission. An international hit, Taskmaster’s format has been sold to several other countries developing their own versions including Comedy Central in the U.S. (starring Reggie Watts as the Taskmaster), TV 2 in Denmark, VTM in Belgium, TVE in Spain, and two series on Sweden’s SVT channel. Alex is an Edinburgh Fringe veteran taking nine solo shows to the festival and earning an Edinburgh Comedy Award nomination in 2014 following a Best Newcomer Award nomination in 2003.

The Horne Section are: Alex Horne (band leader), Joe Auckland (trumpet and banjo), Mark Brown (saxophone), Will Collier (bass), Ben Reynolds (drums and percussion) and Ed Sheldrake (keyboards).

WHAT THE PRESS HAS SAID ABOUT THE HORNE SECTION

A riotous splicing of live music and comedy
The Observer

Genuinely clever… they really are good at music… come back soon
The Daily Telegraph

It’s a band of professional musicians fronted by Taskmaster’s Alex Horne, who turns their abilities to pluck a tune into brilliant comedy magic
Radio Times

A beguiling blend of the smart and stupid….a real delight
★★★★ The Sunday Times

This is a thought-provoking, anarchic and wildly entertaining welding of stand-up comedy and big band music
The Guardian

An absolute blast
★★★★★ Metro

We can’t recommend The Horne Section highly enough
★★★★★ Time Out

Expect some genuinely impressive musical talent, clever genre observations …and beard jokes a-plenty
★★★★ Londonist

They’re pretty much the funniest thing in musical comedy
TV Times

A toe-tapping and uproarious cabaret affair
The List

All singing, all dancing and all joking this show is brilliantly witty and refreshingly silly. A must see for musical comedy fans!
About Time Magazine

 Jolly good it is too, especially if you are a fan of whimsy, lunacy and larks
Total TV Guide

You’d be hard pushed to find a more enjoyable night out
Chortle

TOUR DATES

DATE VENUE
 04/02/2019 Durham Gala
 07/02/2019  St Albans, The Alban Arena
26/02/2019  Swansea Grand
14/03/2019  Eastbourne, Royal Hippodrome
02/04/2019 Oxford Playhouse
 18/04/2019   Nottingham Playhouse
23/04/2019 Sheffield Civic Hall, The Ballroom
24/04/2019   Newcastle Theatre Royal
02/05/2018 Dudley Town Hall
05/05/2019 Bristol Old Vic (afternoon 3pm)
05/05/2019  Bristol Old Vic (evening 8pm)
08/05/2019 Cambridge Corn Exchange
09/05/2019 Warwick Arts Centre
14/05/2019 Buxton Opera House
22/05/2019  Ipswich, The Regent
06/06/2019 Salford, The Lyric
12/06/2019  Crawley, The Hawth
13/06/2019 York Barbican
16/06/2019 London, Queen Elizabeth Hall – 4pm and 7:45pm
27/06/2019 Cardiff, St David’s Hall
11/07/2019 Ulverston Hall
12/07/2019 Lancaster Grand
02/10/2019 Hull City Hall
07/10/2019  Leamington Spa, The Spa Centre
17/10/2019 Bewdley Festival
18/10/2019 Northampton, The Deco
23/10/2019 Canterbury, Marlow Theatre
06/11/2019 Leicester De Montford Hall
07/11/2019  Wrexham Glyndwr University
12/11/2019 Isle of Wight, Shanklin Theatre
13/11/2019 Princes Hall, Aldershot
20/11/2019  Exeter Northcott Theatre
21/11/2019 Exeter Northcott  Theatre
28/11/2019 Milton Keynes, The Stables
04/12/2019 Brighton Theatre Royal
05/12/2019 Dorking Halls

 

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