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Rory Bremner - Lowther Pavliion date
Rory Bremner - Lowther Pavliion date
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Britain’s top satirical impressionist Rory Bremner is bringing his extended live tour to Lytham’s Lowther Pavilion.

As one of 10 extra northern dates he will be at the venue on Thursday, May 3.

The hit show features a mix of some of his firm favourites, along with his own take on events dominating the news and is an opportunity for Rory to combine the voices and satire which have made him a household name with topical stand-up about the coalition government, current affairs and sport.

Two of Rory’s oldest friends, comedian Hattie Hayridge and jazz star Ian Shaw will be sharing the stage with him.

Hattie is one of Britain’s best female stand-ups and a legend on the comedy circuit for nearly 20 years.

Ian Shaw is one of the country’s top Jazz singers, combining his brilliant musical talent with unique humour and energy. Rory and Ian first met and performed together as students at Kings College London.

“It’s been great to get back on the road with this show and a real pleasure to work with Ian and Hattie on a variety bill featuring a combination of satire, stand-up and musical virtuosity,” said Rory. “I’m looking forward to touring the North of England in May so we can bring the show to parts of the country we haven’t reached before.”

Rory Bremner is best known as Britain’s sharpest impressionist, with a repertoire of over 100 characters. His unique brand of comedy and satire has sustained a highly successful career in radio and television for over 25 years.

Following the success of Rory’s political satire series for BBC Radio 4, the Tonight show, a second series has been scheduled for May.

Rory is equally in demand as a columnist for newspapers and magazines, a documentary presenter and one of the country’s leading after-dinner speakers.

Together with John Bird and John Fortune, his satirical programmes (Rory Bremner – Who Else 1992-97, Bremner, Bird and Fortune 1997-2010) were a mainstay of Channel 4’s output for over 18 years, winning a total of four BAFTAs and three RTS awards.

Prior to that, Rory had seven series on the BBC, from 1986 to 1992, winning the Special Award at the Golden Rose of Montreux in 1987. Over the last two decades, Rory has appeared in many of the top TV comedy shows, from Spitting Image and Whose Line is it Anyway to Have I Got News For You, Mock the Week, and QI.

He is a frequent guest on The Andrew Marr Show (BBC1), where he provides a satirical review of current political events through his many characters and last year was a contestant on BBC TV’s hugely popular Strictly Come Dancing

In 2010, Rory’s Election Battle Bus tour, which took place ahead of the general election in May, was a sell-out success.

He and his family divide their time between Wiltshire and the Scottish Borders, where they are restoring a house.

n Lowther Pavilion, Lytham. Thursday May 3. Tickets: £16/£15. Box office: (01253) 794 221 or www.lowtherpavilion.co.uk.