Update 8/2/17: Due to overwhelming demand John Shuttleworth has added an extra date to his London run at the Leicester Square Theatre. He now appears there from Feb 21 - 23 and on March 27. Tickets here.
John Shuttleworth has announced a new tour following appearances on Celebrity Antiques Roadshow, Pointless and the second series of Radio 4's John Shuttleworth’s Lounge Music. Shuttleworth's My Last Will and Tasty Mint tour will start in Swindon on January 11 and end in his hometown of Sheffield on March 30.
A recent health scare (well, a mild bout of athlete's foot) has made “Sheffield’s finest singer/songwriter” (The Times) focus on his mortality, and the many things he needs to do before the inevitable move into a hospice. Can sole agent, Ken Worthington pull out the stops and make John a star before his retirement? As befits a man living on borrowed time – John considers Life’s major issues: like the excitement he felt when sucking his first mint:
“It gave my tongue activity, as the mint’s flavours bore into me, turning my grey world azure blue – I remember my first Polo, do you?”
As well as jaunty new songs, John will bash out trusted favourites on his Yamaha organ: “Two Margarines”, “I Can’t Go Back To Savoury Now”, “Mutiny Over The Bounty”, “Y Reg” plus more recent crowd pleasers like "How's Yer Nan?" and” Mingling With Mourners".
Graham Fellows is best known for his comic creation, John Shuttleworth who starred in the hit series 500 Bus Stops (BBC2) and the award-winning radio series The Shuttleworths (BBC Radio 4). Graham was already well known as an actor and creator of the hit single, Jilted John which reached number 4 in the UK charts in 1978, he revived the band in August at this year headlining at the now legendary Rebellion Festival.
As an actor, Graham has featured as Les Charlton in Coronation Street (ITV), Comics (Channel 4) Coogan’s Run (BBC2), Time Gentlemen Please (Sky), Heartbeat (ITV) and Ideal (BBC2) and playing Eric Sykes in BBC 2’s Hattie. He provided all the voices for Aardman’s Bafta Award winning short film Stage Fright.
Graham wrote and directed (and starred in as Shuttleworth) two feature films Southern Softies on location in the Channel Islands, the sequel to the hit film It’s Nice Up North. Both movies enjoyed theatrical releases and were broadcast on Sky Arts.
Graham must agree it's "nice up north" as a few years ago he bought a derelict church in the Orkney Isles and converted it into a recording studio. Graham now also co-runs a production company Chic Ken Productions. Their most recent production is John Shuttlworth’s Loung Music, a four part series for BBC Radio 4 which includes special guests Clare Grogan, Nick Heyward, Chris Difford and Mari Wilson.
Dates and ticket info here.