News: 2018 Tour For Colin Hoult/Anna Mann

Fresh from a Soho Theatre run and critical acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe, character comedian Colin Hoult (Porridge & Murder in Successville) is taking his widely adored alter ego Anna Mann on tour across the UK. Having appeared on The Russell Howard Hour (Sky One) and starred in her very own Sky Arts Valentine’s shortAnna Mann offers up her unique talents to save Western society from the recent rise of fascism in How We Stop the Fascists.

Many moons ago, Anna starred alongside her late husband John ‘Smellsy’ Smells in a powerful and necessary play, ‘No More War… Please’. Satisfied that Liberal society was safe, Anna went on a 30 year jolly, hosting a string of cheese and sex parties and working her way through several marriages. Cut to 2017 and Anna has experienced a political reawakening. She is shocked and furious about the rise of fascist behaviour around the world and plans to single handedly put a stop to it and spank all their bottoms. For who better equipped to take on fascism than an actress with over 30 years’ experience of the stage and screen? 

Colin Hoult/Anna Mann in How We Stop The Fascists features a barrage of silly jokes and absurd vignettes. Join the ever courageous, Anna Mann as she prepares for the fight sequence of her career with an armour of sass, an artillery of fun and tanks of biting satire. Having trawled the country for the stories of real people, Anna presents spectacular verbatim theatre featuring anti-PC-brigade wannabe politician Nick Crippin, the voice of experience in pensioner Marjory Crookes, passive aggressive lefty 'Momentum' member Cheryl Glass and ex-squaddie come film-maker, Nottingham’s very own Andy ParkerColin Hoult/Anna Mann in How We Stop The Fascists is directed by Phoebe Bourke for Berk's Nest.

As with his 2016 show, Colin Hoult is taking the chance to talk about something that appalls and saddens him in the best way he knows how, as an ageing actress and her friends. Like many people, he worries about what lies ahead for his young family but doesn't quite have the balls to do anything about it. Thankfully, Anna has enough balls for both of them and offers hilarious insights as well as some hope for the future. 

Colin Hoult has created and starred in two series of his own BBC Radio 4 show Carnival of Monsters (based on his previous Edinburgh Fringe shows) and has recently made a TV pilot based on Andy Parker’s family. His extensive TV credits include Anna Mann’s Valentine (Sky Arts), Porridge  (BBC2), Being Human (BBC3), Derek (Channel 4), Murder in Successville (BBC3), Nurse (BBC2) and Life's Too Short (BBC2).

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