FRANK SKINNER is set to extend his new stand-up show Man In a Suit into the autumn by a further 23 dates, including performances in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
Pre-sale tickets will be available to purchase at frankskinnerlive.com from 9am on Wednesday 4th June and will go on general sale on Friday 6th June.
Man In a Suit sold out its debut run at London’s Soho Theatre in October 2013 and a subsequent five week residency at the Leicester Square Theatre at the start of 2014. A further two dates at the Leicester Square Theatre on June 7th were announced earlier this year. FRANK will appear at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this summer, performing Man In a Suit from 1st August-24th August.
FRANK SKINNER has hosted three series of BBC One’s Room 101 and will present a second series of Portrait Artist of the Year (Sky Arts) in late 2014. As a radio presenter his Sony Award winning Absolute Radio show attracts over 600,000 listeners every Saturday morning and won Speech Programme at the 2014 Radio Academy Awards (formerly the Sonys). It was recently announced that FRANK has created and will host a brand-new comedy panel show The Rest is History for BBC Radio 4. It was announced last month that he will guest star in an episode of the new series of Doctor Who this Autumn.
FRANK SKINNER’s Man In a Suit tour will run until 21st December, 2014
For more information, interview requests and press tickets, please contact: Lottie Doran
0207 598 7222 / email@example.com
NOTES TO EDITORS
FRANK SKINNER’s live career began in 1987 when he spent £400 of his last £435 booking a room at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Four years later in 1991 he returned to the city and beat fellow nominees JACK DEE and EDDIE IZZARD to take home comedy’s most prestigious prize, The Perrier Award. He last toured the UK in 2007 with the twice-extended, totally sold-out Frank Skinner Live which included three homecoming gigs at Birmingham’s NIA.
As a television and radio performer, FRANK SKINNER has hosted three series of Frank Skinner’s Opinionated for BBC Two, wrote and starred in two series of the critically-acclaimed comedy drama series Don’t Start for BBC Radio 4 and created The Frank Skinner Show (ITV), which is widely credited as setting the tone for the modern comedic chat show and ran for nine years, attracting 11 million viewers at its peak. He has twice hosted Have I Got News for You, presented a documentary investigating the life of GEORGE FORMBY (BBC Four) and authored a Panorama (BBC One) special on taste and decency.
With DAVID BADDIEL, FRANK SKINNER created and presented Fantasy Football and Baddiel and Skinner Unplanned (ITV). Alongside THE LIGHTNING SEEDS the pair attained three number one hits with the football anthem Three Lions.
As an author, FRANK SKINNER has published Dispatches from the Sofa; a collection of columns he wrote for The Times over a two year period and has written two autobiographies, the first of which, Frank Skinner, was the top selling autobiography of 2002, spending 46 weeks in The Sunday Times Bestseller List. The second Frank Skinner On The Road, chronicled his 2007, sell-out return to stand-up.
WHAT THE PRESS HAVE SAID ABOUT MAN IN A SUIT
‘Man in a Suit’ sees Skinner on fine form: warm, chatty and self-deprecating Time Out
Beautifully crafted return to stand-up Evening Standard
Man In A Suit sees the crown prince of laddism grow up Metro
It’s certainly a pleasure to see him back in action Telegraph
Exquisite and surprising… highly accomplished and very funny Independent
WHAT THE PRESS HAVE SAID ABOUT FRANK SKINNER
You could put Skinner down in front of any audience at any time and he would have it in stitches…a joyous saboteur of television’s bloated sense of self-importance whose timeless classical bawdiness embraces all alternative and mainstream tastes. The Guardian
Frank is a terrifically gifted individual who consistently out-funnies his contemporaries. Mail On Sunday
raucously hilarious Chortle
Only a curmudgeon would fail to be impressed by this cracking comeback. The Daily Telegraph
This is a terrific, feel-good show…He can still do it, old Frank. He is warm, relaxed, down-to-earth and properly funny…It is hilarious stuff. Skinner’s delivery is so gentle, so friendly, that there is no sense of the judgmental, of ridiculing. And that actually makes it much funnier. This is the work of a seriously skilled stand-up
You could put Skinner down in front of any audience at any time and he would
have it in stitches. Waldemar Januszczak
Britain’s sharpest comic mind. Andy Coulson
06-Nov-14 Ipswich Regent, 01473 433100
07-Nov-14 Cheltenham Town Hall, 0844 576 2210
08-Nov-14 Watford Colosseum, rescheduled date, 0845 075 3993
09-Nov-14 Tunbridge Wells Assembly Hall, 01892 530612
13-Nov-14 Bradford St Georges Hall, 01274 432000
14-Nov-14 Margate Winter Gardens, 01843 292795
16-Nov-14 Richmond Theatre, 0844 871 7651
19-Nov-14 York Grand Opera House, 0844 871 3024
20-Nov-14 Huddersfield Town Hall, 01484 223 200
21-Nov-14 Doncaster Dome, 01302 370777
25-Nov-14 Sheffield Town Hall, rescheduled date, 0114 2 789 789
26-Nov-14 Blackburn King George’s Hall, 0844 847 1664
27-Nov-14 Aylesbury Waterside, 08448 717607
28-Nov-14 Wimbledon New Theatre, 0844 871 7646
03-Dec-14 Dublin Vicar Street, 00353 (0)1 77 55 800
04-Dec-14 Belfast Waterfront Center, 028 9033 4400
07-Dec-14 Bath Theatre Royal, 01225 448844
11-Dec-14 Middlesborough Town Hall, 01642 729 729
12-Dec-14 Cambridge Corn Exchange, 01223 357851
13-Dec-14 Bexhill De La Warr Pavilion, 01424 229111
19-Dec-14 Hull City Hall, 01482 300 300
20-Dec-14 Croydon Fairfield Hall, 020 8688 9291
21-Dec-14 Salisbury City Hall, 01722 434434