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Sarah Millican: Chatterbox

Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

March 4, 2011

Running Time: 2 hrs

 

 

 

Sarah Millican performing on stage


Almost from out of nowhere, Geordie comedienne Sarah Millican has burst onto the stand up scene following her award winning strewn career coming to light in 2005. Regular TV and radio appearances – not least her BBC Radio 4 show, The Sarah Millican Support Group­ – have undoubtedly done for this “ordinary girl” from Newcastle as much as they have for fellow comedian, and “ordinary lad” from Liverpool, John Bishop. Yet, with this being her first ever national tour – and with this being the biggest and surely most magnificent venue on that tour – would she be able to cut the mustard?

Well the answer is a resounding yes, because from first to last Millican focuses on the ordinary, gives it a vicious twist and continuously has the audience howling with laughter.
Perhaps what is most surprising is that this blonde, plump mumsy-looking woman, dressed in sensible slacks, floral print blouse and white trainers is so flipping filthy at times it could make a Glasgow bin man double take.

There’s also the fact that, given that she’s relatively new on the scene her assured presence gives a sense of maturity, enabling an interaction with the audience with which even the most experienced would be delighted.

Without question, this engagement immediately guarantees a cracking night’s entertainment as Millican covers everything from broken banjo strings to living away for 3 months in Australia with such speed of thought, it’s as though she’s been doing it for decades.

Observational, spontaneous humour is reliant on a responsive crowd and it’s unlikely anything other than a wave of warmth crashed over the Liverpool audience from the moment the lights dimmed.
Chris High


More Information: www.sarahmillican.co.uk

Liverpool Philharmonic website


Tour Dates:

Thu 3- Stoke on Trent - Victoria Hall - SOLD OUT 
0844 871 7649 www.ambassadortickets.com/Victoria-Hall

Fri 4- Liverpool - Philharmonic Hall - SOLD OUT
0151 709 3789 www.liverpoolphil.com

Sat 5 - Warrington – Parr Hall - SOLD OUT
01925 442 345 www.pyramidparrhall.co.uk

Sun 6- Wolverhampton - Wulfrun Hall - SOLD OUT
0870 320 7000 www.wolvescivic.co.uk

Mon 7- Dartford - Orchard Theatre - SOLD OUT
01322 220000 www.orchardtheatre.co.uk

Weds 9- Shrewsbury - Theatre Severn - SOLD OUT
01743 281281 www.theatresevern.co.uk

Thurs 10- Camarthen - Lyric Theatre - SOLD OUT
0845 22635 10 www.carmarthenshiretheatres.co.uk

Fri 11 - Hayes – Beck Theatre - SOLD OUT
020 8561 8371

Sat 12 - Rochdale – Middleton Arena - SOLD OUT
0844 855 4020 www.rochdale.gov.uk

Sun 13- Cheltenham - Town Hall - SOLD OUT
0844 576 2210 www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk

Tue 15 - Hull – Truck Theatre - SOLD OUT
01482 323 638 www.hulltruck.co.uk
Tickets go on sale 29th November

Wed 16 - Scarborough – Spa Theatre - SOLD OUT
01723 357 869 www.scarboroughspa.co.uk

Fri 18 - King’s Lynn - Corn Exchange - SOLD OUT
01553 764864 www.kingslynncornexchange.co.uk

Sat 19 - Aberystwyth - Arts Centre - SOLD OUT
01970 62 32 32 www.aber.ac.uk/artscentre

Sun 20- Llandudno - Venue Cymru - SOLD OUT
01492 872000 www.venuecymru.co.uk

Mon 21 - Hastings – White Rock Theatre - SOLD OUT
01424 462 280 www.whiterocktheatre.org.uk

Tue 22 - Milton Keynes – Stables - SOLD OUT
01908 280 800 www.stables.org

Weds 23 - St Albans - Alban Arena - SOLD OUT
01727 844488 www.alban-arena.co.uk

Thurs 24 - Tunbridge Wells - Assembly Hall Theatre - SOLD OUT
01892 530613 www.assemblyhalltheatre.co.uk

Sat 26 - Belfast - Ulster Hall - SOLD OUT
028 9033 4455 www.belfastcity.gov.uk/ulsterhall

Sun 27 - Middlesbrough - Town Hall - SOLD OUT
01642 729 729 www.tenfeettall.co.uk

Mon 28 - Bath – Theatre Royal Ustinov Studio - Rescheduled from Dec 2010 - SOLD OUT
01225 448 844 www.theatreroyal.org.uk

Weds 30 - London - Bloomsbury Theatre - DVD record - SOLD OUT 

Thurs 31 - London - Bloomsbury Theatre - DVD record - SOLD OUT
020 7388 8822 www.thebloomsbury.com

30 & 31 March @ 9.30pm (late shows added) - London – Bloomsbury Theatre - SOLD OUT 020 7388 8822 www.thebloomsbury.com

APRIL

2 April - Dublin – Vicar Street - SOLD OUT
www.ticketmaster.ie

3 April - Galway – Roisin Dubh 
www.roisindubh.net

5 April - Glasgow – Old Fruitmarket – part of Glasgow Comedy Festival - SOLD OUT
www.glasgowcomedyfestival.com/Festival2011

6 April - Aberdeen – Lemon Tree - SOLD OUT
01224 641 122 www.boxofficeaberdeen.com

7 April - Newcastle - Journal Tyne Theatre - SOLD OUT
0844 493 9999 www.thejournaltynetheatre.co.uk
Tickets go on sale on Fri 5th Nov

8 April - Middlesbrough – Town Hall - SOLD OUT 
01642 729 729 www.tenfeettall.co.uk

9 April - Newcastle – Journal Tyne Theatre - SOLD OUT 
www.thejournaltynetheatre.co.uk
On sale: Friday 12 November

10 April - Bridport – Arts Centre - Rescheduled from Dec 2010 - SOLD OUT
01308 424 204 www.bridport-arts.com

12 April - Inverness – Eden Court - SOLD OUT
01463 234 234 www.eden-court.co.uk

13 April - Aberdeen – Lemon Tree - SOLD OUT 
01224 641 122 www.boxofficeaberdeen.com

17 April - Maidenhead – Norden Farm Centre for the Arts - Rescheduled from Dec 2010 - SOLD OUT 01628 788 997 www.nordenfarm.org

18 April - Truro – Hall for Cornwall - SOLD OUT 
www.hallforcornwall.co.uk
On sale: Friday 19 November

Tue 19- Salford - The Lowry Lyric Theatre - SOLD OUT
0843 208 6000 www.thelowry.com

Wed 20 - Barrow in Furness – The Forum - SOLD OUT
01229 820 000 www.theforumbarrow.co.uk


As well as the box office details below tickets are also on sale at www.ticketmaster.co.uk/sarahmillican though not for all venues.


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