AL MURRAY – THE PUB LANDLORD TO PLAY LONDON’S ROYAL ALBERT HALL IN MAY 2023
It was announced today (Tuesday 20th December 2022) that, following this year’s sell-out UK tour, Al Murray – The Pub Landlord will return to London’s iconic Royal Albert Hall for a one-off special show on Friday 12 May 2023.
As the dust settles and we emerge blinking into the dawn of a new year, the men and women of this great country will need answers. Answers that they know they need, answers to questions they never knew existed.
And when that moment comes, who better to show the way, to provide those answers, than the people’s man of the people, the Pub Landlord? Steeped in the deep and ancient barroom wisdom of countless lock ins, the Pub Landlord comes to the Royal Albert Hall for one night only, offering people thirsty for common sense a full pint of the good stuff.
Al Murray most recently performed at the Royal Albert Hall for this year’s Royal Variety Performance, but also performed a sell-out solo gig at the venue in 2016, which The Times said was, “Stunning. Hilarious …another hugely diverting display of muscular irony from one of the most consistently delightful stand-ups of the past two decades”, with the Evening Standard adding it was, “Murray at his best”.
Tickets are on general sale from today.
What the press have said about Al Murray – The Pub Landlord:
“What the Landlord does best – and better than any other comedian – is riffing off and bantering with his audience… the kind of supremely effortless badinage only the most assured could ever hope to attempt… The Landlord in full cry is a wondrous sight, but it also makes for brilliant satire”
Mark Wareham, The Mail on Sunday
“Al Murray’s brilliant creation has become an essential part of the British comedy landscape… it’s a joy to see him work himself into a froth”
Claire Smith, The Scotsman
“A rambunctiously good night out… he’s always the sharpest operator when it comes to quick-thinking mockery, and it’s great to witness such mastery.”
Steve Bennett, Chortle
“It remains one of the great joys in comedy to see the Pub Landlord befriend and belittle the front rows, blithely dishing out attributes to them, responding with superfast wit… So long as he has an audience with a pulse and an onstage pump that dispenses frothy lager for him to spill on them, Murray will always be a good night out.”
Dominic Maxwell, The Times
“This bigoted bar steward still has comedy legs in a post-Brexit world… The undoubted highlight was a breathless countdown of all the immigration waves that have made Britain great stretching beyond the Romans… Murray at his best”
Bruce Dessau, The Evening Standard
Michael Deacon, The Telegraph
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About Al Murray
Al Murray with his alter-ego, The Pub Landlord, is one of the most recognisable and successful comedians in the UK.
For over 20 years Al has filled arenas and the largest theatres as The Pub Landlord, and won numerous awards and accolades, including the Edinburgh Comedy Award (formally Perrier Award, after a record four successive nominations) and secured Olivier Award nominations for both of his sell-out West End runs. He has hosted countless TV series, including the acclaimed entertainment chat show Al Murray’s Happy Hour (ITV) and the ground-breaking sitcom Time Gentlemen Please (Sky). Al has made multiple appearances on The Royal Variety Performance (ITV) and hosted Live at the Apollo (BBC) and Live at the Palladium (ITV).
Swapping his comedy stage persona for himself, Al authored and presented the Broadcast Award-winning five-part series Al Murray: Why Does Everyone Hate the English? and Al Murray: Why Do The Brits Win Every War? (both Sky). Combining his passion for film and history he filmed two specials for BBC Four: Al Murray’s Great British War Movies and Al Murray’s Great British Spy Movies. Al also co-hosts the hugely popular WW2 history podcast, We Have Ways of Making You Talk with fellow bestselling military author James Holland.
As a writer, Al has also enjoyed great success with his books including Book of British Common Sense, Think Yourself British, Great British Pub Quiz Book, Watching War Films with My Dad and, most recently, Command, an entertaining and sharp analysis of the key allied military leaders in WW2, which was released this autumn.
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