Thu 01 Jan 1970
John Shuttleworth hits the road following appearances on Celebrity Antiques Roadshow and the second series of Radio 4’s John Shuttleworths Lounge Music for his farewell tour.
A recent health scare (well, a mild bout of sciatica) has made ‘Sheffields finest singer/songwriter‘ (The Times) focus on his mortality, and the many things he needs to do before the inevitable move into a hospice. Can sole agent, Ken Worthington pull out the stops and make John a star before his retirement ? As befits a man living on borrowed time John considers Lifes major issues: the rise in popularity of hi viz protective wear, the suitability of the plastic lid on takeaway coffee cups, and the excitement he felt when sucking his first mint: It gave my tongue activity, as the mints flavours bore into me, turning my grey world azure blue I remember my first Polo, do you?
As well as hilarious new songs, John will bash out the favourites on his trusty Yamaha: Two Margarines, I Cant Go Back To Savoury Now, Mutiny Over The Bounty, Y Reg plus many more. And at the end of it all, a question remains: who should John donate his organs to, or should he just sell them on Ebay?
‘Punch the air to character comedy in a class of its own’
THE SUNDAY TIMES