“Culshaw is a superb mimic who responds to audiences shouting ‘Trump’! or ‘Clarkson’! with off-the-cuff spot-on impressions.”
Mark Wareham, Mail on Sunday
Following a sell-out tour last year, comedian and one of Britain’s most celebrated impressionists Jon Culshaw and legendary comedy producer Bill Dare will take to the stage once more with their successful live show – The Great British Take Off.
This spring will see Jon and Bill embark on the 18-date UK tour from 6th May to 28th November, including performances at London’s Leicester Square Theatre on 9th June as well as a stopover at the Gilded Balloon Debating Hall in Edinburgh from 13th-26th August. Performing an evening of unscripted, unrehearsed, spontaneous comedy and conversation, politicians, sports personalities and celebrities old and new are all up for a roasting. The audience help choose which characters appear and what direction the show takes. Jon reveals the secrets of mimicry, and shares stories of some of the fascinating characters that coloured his childhood in Lancashire and his early career. Together with Bill he reveals some of the mayhem of life behind the scenes in television and on the celebrity circuit.
Jon Culshaw has established himself as one of Britain’s best impressionists with an unmatched versatility and a catalogue of over 350 voices and impersonations including; Jeremy Corbyn, Boris Johnson, Donald Trump, Alan Carr, John Bishop, Michael McIntyre, Jacob Rees-Mogg, Andy Murray, Michael Gove and Professor Brian Cox to name a few. A busy couple of years for Jon has seen the return of the hugely successful radio comedy Dead Ringers (BBC Radio 4) as well as a brand new series of impressionist show Newzoids (ITV). Other recent appearances include Frank Skinner on Demand With… (BBC iPlayer) and The Cars That Made Britain (Channel 5). Further TV credits include Spitting Image, The Impressionable Jon Culshaw, 2DTV, Head Cases for ITV, and Jon Culshaw’s Commercial Breakdown (BBC One) and The Impressions Show alongside Debra Stephenson on BBC One. Jon is also a regular guest on current affairs programmes including The Now Show and Secret World (BBC Radio 4).
Bill Dare is an English author and creator/producer of radio and television comedy programmes for the BBC including: The Mary Whitehouse Experience, Dead Ringers, The Now Show, The Late Edition, I’ve Never Seen Star Wars and The Secret World, and Brian Gulliver’s Travels. He was also the producer of eight series of ITV‘s Spitting Image. His first two stage plays, Touch and Misconception were both performed at the Edinburgh Fringe.
For more information, interview requests and press tickets, please contact: Lucy Plosker at firstname.lastname@example.org / 020 7598 7222.
Tickets are on general sale now and available from www.jonculshaw.com