SevenStreets favourite, Daniel Kitson returns to the Playhouse for the opening show of his new tour. The award-winning comedian brings his “something like a stand up show” show to town on Wednesday 8 May.

Last time he was in the city was for his sell-out storytelling show The Interminable Suicide of Gregory Church at the Everyman before it was razed to the ground. Let’s hope the Playhouse manages to hang on in there.

Kitson’s bittersweet, intimate style makes a refreshing change to the comedy Gods of the Arena, and The After the Beginning . Before the End looks at the Yorkshire chap’s on/off relationship with his comedy muse.

“This is a very specific point in time. I’ve been waiting to have the idea for this show for weeks, for months. A space held open in my head waiting for the idea. For months. I’ve done previews and I’ve booked the tour and I’ve stared at the internet and I’ve made chicken and I’ve tried not to worry. But the idea has not come and I have worried.

“But then today, having dropped my dad off at the train station and met my friends for some coffee, whilst driving home to write this dreading the thought of heaving half lies and optimistic promises into something vaguely intriguing but not developmentally restrictive – half way home, it happened. Somewhere between East London and South London – It arrived. The Idea. Just like that.”

We can’t wait.

Daniel Kitson
8 May

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