Mark Watson: Request Stops - SOLD OUT

Mark Watson: Request Stops - SOLD OUT

6th November 2011


THIS SHOW IS SOLD OUT - We are running a waiting list for returns. Please contact the Box Office on 01206 500900 or email us via info@colchesterartscentre.com

'Why aren't you coming to Berwick?' 'Why do you never visit Shropshire?' 'Is there a specific reason for your endless neglect of Chorley?'

Most people aren't troubled by questions of this sort in their everyday lives, but Mark Watson is. Every time he announces a set of tour dates, there are disappointed tweets from all corners of the UK not covered by his travels. Why are you going to Southampton instead of Inverness, people demand. What's the matter with Ipswich? Do you hate the Isle of Man? And this is in spite of Mark's reputation as one of the hardest working and most constantly travelling comics around. It almost seems as if the only way to ensure happy gig goers is if he allow fans to dictate his entire schedule.

Can you guess where this is going?

Last year, via his daily blog loved by everyone except Frankie Boyle Mark invited fans to suggest destinations for his 2011 shows. Over the past few months he's been sifting these suggestions, weeding out ones like Gaza posted by people seeking to trap and kill him, and calculating the most popular choices from what remained. From now until Christmas he will traverse the country to perform at over 50 specially requested towns. He'll dole out a mixture of old favourites and new material, experimental stuff and greatest hits to those who have previously been deprived of his trademark frantic wit, rambling, emotional neediness etc. (He'll also go to a handful of most requested repeat stops from last year's tour. But that's perhaps less newsworthy.)

The first leg of this democratic tour shows in June and July is now on sale. A load more request stops will be added for the autumn, as one of the UK's most eager to be liked comics trundles obligingly around the nation like some sort of remote controlled car being driven by a lunatic.

Still no Inverness show yet. We're working on it. Promise.

Mark Watson Live - DVD
On general release from 28th November 2011, don't forget to pre-order your copy of Mark’s debut DVD Here.

£15
Doors open 7.30pm, show starts 8.30pm.
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