DATE: September 30, 2009
TIME: 8:00 pm
LOCATION: Lyth Arts Centre
Dave Gorman September 30, 2009

Dave GormanDave Gorman
SIT DOWN, PEDAL, PEDAL, STOP AND STAND UP

Stand-up comedy bike tour of UK

DAVE GORMAN is going back on the road. And when we say “on the road” we really mean it.

Five years after he last toured the UK he’s embarking on a truly unique stand-up comedy tour.

A lot of acts will tell you they’re covering the length and breadth of the country… but Dave’s really doing it. Dave Gorman: Sit Down, Pedal, Pedal, Stop And Stand Up will see the intrepid comedian covering the extremes of the British mainland as he travels from this land’s southernmost point to its northernmost tip, taking in the most easterly and westerly points along the way. If nothing else he’ll get to see four lighthouses.

Dave will be performing each and every night of the journey but as this is a tour that promises to reach parts of the country that other tours just don’t reach, it goes without saying that the venues will sometimes be a little unconventional too. He’ll play in 2000 seat theatres but also 30 seat village halls. He’ll be performing in a barn, the odd hotel function room and – odder still – a railway dining car.

Oh, and did we mention he’s going to do the whole thing on his push bike? The travelling, we mean. Not the gigs. That’d be silly. He’ll be standing up for those. If he still can. He’s 38 and not especially fit. 1500 miles. 32 days in the saddle. 32 nights on the stage. His Mum’s told him not to do it but he won’t listen.

Not that you need to know all this… after all, it’s not a show about the journey. Dave – whose hit Radio 4 series, GENIUS, starts its new BBC TWO incarnation on our TV screens this spring – may be widely acclaimed as the pioneer of documentary comedy but with this show he’s going back to his roots as a straight up, one-man-and-a-mic, stand-up whose “material is mercilessly sharp and original” (The Times.)

“Gorman has seen his stock rise to such an extent that he’s poised, as never before, to make the leap from cult figure to mainstream phenomenon.” Daily Telegraph

“The man is a true genius.” The Mirror.

Booking Information

Bookings for this event will begin from Friday 21st August. However, as we anticipate considerable demand and Lyth is a comparatively small venue, we have decided to operate the following booking procedure:

To make a booking you will need to post an official Lyth Arts Centre booking form along with your payment and we will allocate seats on a first-come, first-served basis. One form per applicant, please, and a maximum of four tickets per form.

If you are already a Lyth Arts Society member, you will receive the official booking form by post or email in advance of Friday 21st August. If not, you can download the official form from this website from 3am on Friday 21st August and post it to us as soon as possible with your payment enclosed.

No advance telephone bookings will be taken so everyone will get the same opportunity.

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