TERRY ALDERTON COMES TO LEICESTER SQUARE THEATRE ON 8TH AND 9TH FEBRUARY
After two successive sell out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and multiple 5 star reviews, award wins and nominations Terry Alderton is back in London for the first time in a very long time
TICKETS: Leicester Square Theatre
This show, that comes to Leicester Square Theatre on 8th & 9th February, is entitled Terry Alderton & Friends and tells the story of his unconventional life so far. It covers his early career as a professional footballer, his time as a host on BBC1 Saturday night, his Perrier award nomination, his time in the CIA, the fight over a parking space with Prince Charles, the loss of his imaginary friend Bogey and his complete mental breakdown.
Written by Terry with music by Grammy nominee Owen Parker (who has recently worked with the Pet Shop Boys, Robbie Williams, Girls Aloud and Simple Minds) the show promises to be a thrilling and unsettling insight into the mind of a comic genius set to some unforgettable and life-affirming music.
One of the most exciting comedians around, Terry regularly performs all over the globe. His accolades include winning the Malcolm Hardee award, Best International Act at the New Zealand Comedy Festival and a Perrier nomination for Best Show. He has performed alongside some of comedy’s biggest stars. Michael McIntyre has found Terry as a source of inspiration, describing him as “…sensational… inspirational … a powerhouse of comedy”.
Frank Skinner said Terry’s show was the best live show he’d ever seen, going on to describe him as a “fucking genius”. He also worked with the dearly departed Joan Rivers who became an instant fan and Eddie Izzard who proclaimed him to be a ‘very funny comic with a fantastic comedy mind’, but someone who really ought to seek some sort of professional help.
He is set to appear on the new serious of ‘Celebrity Mastermind’ and is working on his new show for Radio 4 and on a script for SKY. He has performed stand up on many shows including Live at The Apollo and Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Road Show. Terry has also starred in EastEnders (BBC1) as Terry Spraggon; you might also have seen him as Charlie Mead on London’s Burning (ITV1); a yardie gangster in Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (C4); The Bill (ITV1), Holby City (BBC1), and Waking the Dead (BBC1).
His film work includes Black Ball (directed by Mel Smith), Keeping Mum and The Flirting Club. He is also the subject of major new documentary film Comic, directed by Sam Callis. Both series of his critically acclaimed Radio 4 show Terry Alderton’s All Crazy Now gave a glimpse into his chaotic, hallucinatory and unique mind, as he played every character and sang every crazy song.