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Second cancelled tour for Jon Culshaw

Jon Culshaw has had cancelled his second attempt at a live tour in four years – this time because of the death of his father.

He was due to be on the road in February and March alongside Debra Stephenson, with a stage version of BBC One’s The Impression Show.

However the theatres due to host the tour have now posted up ‘cancelled’ notices.

His agent Vicki Mellor told Chortle that the tour would still go ahead – probably in late spring.

She said: ‘Unfortunately Jon’s dad died late last year, and that delayed rehearsals. It had quite a big effect on him, as you can imagine.

‘The shows will go ahead later this year. It’s third time lucky, that’s how I see it.’

In 2008, Culshaw pulled a 54-date tour saying he feared the show was ‘half baked’ – although press reports suggested ticket sales had been ‘sluggish’.

At the time, his spokesman said: ‘Jon doesn’t want to let his fans down and is working on another version. It was his first tour and he wanted it to be right, rather than half-baked.’

Culshaw has also just finishing filming the third series of The Impressions show, which concluded before Christmas.

Published: 6 Jan 2012

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