A Brigg man who has been making audiences laugh up and down the country is bringing his highly acclaimed show to the area for the first time.
John Osborne’s story of how he won a box of records in a competition on John Peel’s Radio One show back in 2002 earned him Radio Times’ Pick-of-the-Day billing in Xmas week 2011.
Since then he has toured the country with the show and on January 20 will take to the stage at Caistor Town Hall, where his long-awaited debut will be a highlight of the iartsco-caistor new season.
“We are delighted John could find time in his schedule to come back to his roots in Caistor to entertain us,” said Dee de Witt, who runs iartsco-caistor.
The former Sir John Nelthorpe student, who went to university in Norwich, and is now based there, made his name initially with two books.
The first was about radio stations.
The second was about John’s experiences with adverts placed in newsagents windows.
The book was much publicised on radio, including interviews with Fred McAuley on BBC Scotland and with Jeremy Vine on Radio Two.
Then came success at the 2011 Edinburgh Festival fringe with his show ‘John Peel’s Shed.’
His impact there to sell out audiences saw him start a tour last autumn playing in theatres all over the UK.
Now he brings John Peel’s Shed and other Stories closer to home.
Tickets for the Caistor show, priced £7, are available from Caistor Post Office or from the box office at firstname.lastname@example.org