AL MURRAY, THE PUB LANDLORD is set to extend his critically-acclaimed tour for the second time, into autumn 2013 by a further 16 dates. This follows a sell-out Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and sell-out autumn and spring runs, taking the total number of dates to an impressive 162.

Everyone’s favourite publican will be on the road again from 1st November with a show of epic proportions, filling up Broken Britain’s empty pint glasses to audiences from the four corners of the UK and teaching his punters life’s motto: It’s much more complicated than that…

The show sees Britain’s most irrepressible innkeeper serving up his premier brew of ale-inspired acumen and bar-room buffoonery and will be Tackling the Euro, Why Kids Don’t Know The Meaning Of Hard Work, Saying The Unsayable, Scots Independence and the Delicate Balance of Supply and Demand, THE GUV’s show will reboot you as parents, sort you out as kids, set you free as citizens. Ambitious? Yes. Epic? Certainly.

Tickets for The Only Way is Epic tour are available through AL’s website,, and are on presale today via, on Thursday 30th via and general sale from Friday 31th May 2013 at 9am. A full list of dates are on the following page.

What the press has said about Al Murray, The Pub Landlord The Only Way Is Epic:

“It’s wickedly witty stuff, and the knowledge that Murray is in fact a staunch, rather high-born Europhile with an MA in modern history makes this outwardly boorish satire on British provincialism more seductive still – right down, in fact, to the occasional guilt-ridden moment of doubt as to exactly what it is you’re laughing at.”
Mark Monahan, The Daily Telegraph

“. . . a bona fide British institution… his material packs a sharpness that makes you think his glass is still charged with a drop of the satirical brew that made the name of his ancestor William Makepeace Thackeray.”
Warren Howard, The Independent

“. . . an exceptional balancing act. Performing in his short-sleeved white shirt, with a working beer pump behind him, Murray’s interaction with his crowd remains one of the wonders of the comedy world… satire with scope and a real sting from this Oxford history graduate.”
Dominic Maxwell, The Times

“No one works a room like Murray. . . sets up numerous running jokes, keeping them all going like spinning plates. His quick insults pull no punches, but are done with obvious affection, in the spirit of mates’ conversations the land over – but never as sharp as this.”
Steve Bennett, Chortle

For further information please contact: Charlotte Davidson or Dan Lloyd at Avalon on 020 7598 7222 /


Friday 01-Nov-13 Aberdeen Music Hall 01224 641122
Sunday 03-Nov-13 Nottingham Playhouse 0115 947 4361
Monday 04-Nov-13 Hayes Beck Theatre 020 8561 8371
Sunday 10-Nov-13 Bath Theatre Royal 01225 48844
Monday 11-Nov-13 Dartford Orchard 01322 220000
Wednesday 13-Nov-13 Wycombe Swan 01494 512000
Friday 15-Nov-13 Dublin Vicar Street 003530177 55 800
Sunday 17-Nov-13 Sunderland Theatre 0191 566 1040
Tuesday 19-Nov-13 Swindon Wyvern 01793 524 481
Wednesday 20-Nov-13 Chelmsford Civic 01245 606505
Friday 22-Nov-13 Northampton Derngate 01604 624811
Saturday 23-Nov-13 Richmond Theatre 0844 871 7627
Wednesday 27-Nov-13 Buxton Opera House 0845 127 2190
Saturday 30-Nov-13 Woking New Victoria 0844 871 7645
Thursday 05-Dec-13 Belfast Waterfront Hall 028 9033 4400
Saturday 07-Dec-13 Dorking Halls 01306 881717


Avalon is one of the leading promoters of live comedy in the UK. Recent highlights include: RUSSELL HOWARD performing to over 240,000 fans with sell-out tour Right Here, Right Now; AL MURRAY’s triple extended show The Pub Landlord’s Beautiful British Tour, including London’s O2 arena; RUSSELL KANE becoming the only person to win both the Edinburgh Comedy Award and the Barry Award in the same year for Smokescreens and Castles; RICHARD HERRING returning to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for his 25th year; DAVE GORMAN’s Barry Award nominated sell-out tour Powerpoint Presentation and GREG DAVIES’s Edinburgh Comedy Award nominated, triple-extended, 109 date sell-out show Firing Cheeseballs at a Dog.

Avalon has been presenting shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe since 1988, promoting more Edinburgh Comedy Award winners and nominees than any other company, including: CHRIS ADDISON, GREG DAVIES, DAVE GORMAN, HARRY HILL, RUSSELL HOWARD, RUSSELL KANE, THE MIGHTY BOOSH, AL MURRAY, KRISTEN SCHAAL & KURT BRAUNOHLER and FRANK SKINNER and two of only three female winners of the prestigious Edinburgh Comedy Award; JENNY ECLAIR and LAURA SOLON. Last year saw CHRIS RAMSEY nominated at the festival. Avalon has been presenting its new talent vehicle and the Fringe’s longest running stand-up showcase, The Comedy Zone, at the festival for the last 21 years, which has launched the careers of some of the biggest names in stand-up: DAVE GORMAN, HARRY HILL, RUSSELL HOWARD, MARK LAMARR, STEWART LEE, SIMON MUNNERY, AL MURRAY and ROSS NOBLE.

Avalon Promotions has staged major shows and tours including: NEWMAN & BADDIEL at Wembley, in the first ever arena show in the UK, which played to over 10,000 people in 1993, FRANK SKINNER’S Guinness World record-breaking performance to an audience of 6,000 (the biggest ever stand-up show at that time) at Battersea Power Station and Jerry Springer – The Opera which won 6 Oliviers, playing to audiences at the National Theatre, New York’s Carnegie Hall, London’s West End and the Sydney Opera House.