Words come easy for Dave

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AWARD-WINNING comedian Dave Spi-key makes his Lytham debut at the Lowther Pavilion on Friday, March 25, as part of his Words Don’t Come Easy tour.

Inspired by the audience response to his deconstruction of song lyrics in his much-extended 2008/09 Best Medicine Tour, and Dave’s fascination with the vagaries of the English language, this new show examines many of life’s situations where words really don’t come easy.

These include tongue-tied parents explaining the facts of life, magazine poems, adolescent chat-up lines, weird hospital speak, learning a foreign language and an extended selection of song lyrics, that range from the lazy through to the surreal to the ridiculous.

Throw in a Champion the Wonder Horse sing-a-long, ancient Abyssinian contraceptions, rubbish school trips, epidural anaesthesia and The Last Supper, and you have all the ingredients for a rich and spicy comedy casserole or as Dave would describe it: “A sort of Lexicon-carne ............ sorry!”

The double British Comedy Award winner warmed the nation’s hearts as cabaret star Jerry St Clair in Phoenix Nights, which he co-wrote with Peter Kay and Neil Fitzmaurice.

Dave then went on to write two more comedy dramas – Dead Man Weds and Magnolia – before starring as team captain in 8 out of 10 Cats for four seasons, and then hosting the new series of Bullseye.

Most recently Dave has been a regular presenter of the TV Book Club on C4.

n Friday March 25, Lytham Lowther Pavilion. Tickets at £18 and £17 are available from (01253) 658666, www.lowtherpavilion.co.uk or the box office.