Danny Baker announces new Cradle To The Stage show at The Alban Arena in St Albans

PUBLISHED: 14:39 03 March 2017 | UPDATED: 14:44 03 March 2017

Danny Baker brings his Cradlet to The Stage show to The Alban Arena in St Albans in April

Danny Baker brings his Cradlet to The Stage show to The Alban Arena in St Albans in April

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Comedy writer, journalist, radio presenter and recent I’m A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here contestant Danny Baker is coming to St Albans.

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Fresh from a sell-out show at Harpenden Public Halls, Danny Baker returns to the county next month as a last-minute addition to the April line-up at The Alban Arena.

The BBC 5 Live Saturday Morning show host brings his Cradle To The Stage tour to St Albans on Saturday, April 8, at 7.30pm.

Baker released an autobiography Going to Sea in a Sieve in 2012, and a sitcom called Cradle to Grave based on Going To Sea In A Sieve hit TV screens in 2015, with Peter Kay and Lucy Speed playing Danny’s parents.

As listeners to his weekly Radio 5 show will already know, he is a hugely entertaining raconteur.

Baker said: “The stage has always been my first love. Let me put that another way. I have never done anything like this before in my life.

“However, to travel from town to town addressing a fabulous gathering of like-minded chums each night seems to me exactly what Shakespeare would have done, had not the hefty rent at The Globe kept him in London.

“As a consequence, William Shakespeare toured about as frequently as Kate Bush. Well not me.

“I own very few theatres anymore and so I am now totally free to charge about here and there wowing the folks with my anecdotal back catalogue, games involving sausages and impressive six octave range.”

He added: “No two nights of this extravaganza will be the same. This is less of a boast than admission that a) I am hopeless at learning scripts and b) I still have no idea what I am going to include. Perhaps you can help?

“If you’ve read my books, watched the series based on them or, indeed, ever caught anything I have presented on television/radio then maybe you might contribute to the feast of reason and flow of the soul that I guarantee these evenings will contain.

“Questions like, ‘Did your friend really eat saveloys from a pith helmet’ or ‘What was meeting John Lennon/Michael Jackson/David Bowie/Kenneth Williams like?’ or, I suspect, most popular of all ‘How comes you’ve made so many rotten TV programs, Dan?’”

• Tickets cost £20, with concessions £2 off.

For tickets and information, ring The Alban Arena box office on 01727 844488 or go to The Alban Arena website at www.alban-arena.co.uk


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