A little less conversation | Tim Vine drops the stand-up to tour as Plastic Elvis

A little less conversation

Tim Vine drops the stand-up to tour as Plastic Elvis

Tim Vine is taking his Elvis Presley tribute show on the road.

The comedian has announced 20 English and Welsh dates for the show in May and June – topped off with a December date at the Apollo in Hammersmith, West London.  

Vine said: ‘This isn’t a stand-up show, but a concert dedicated to my favourite performer. 

‘When I was 11 years old, I would stand in front of my bedroom mirror and mime to the whole of 1972’s Elvis: As Recorded at Madison Square Garden album. This is a tribute act that is forty years in the making. Well, the waiting is over. It’s time to go public."

The comic will be backed by the five-piece High Noon Band and joined by guests including Britain’s Got Talent magician John Archer as Big Buddy Holly, and songwriter David Martin, who penned four tracks for the real Elvis.

Vine performed a one-off version of the show at the Edinburgh Fringe last year and promoters warn: ‘This show may contain moves that even Plastic Elvis himself isn’t expecting.’

TOUR DATES

Friday May 1:  Tunbridge Wells, Assembly Hall Theatre
Saturday May 2:  Chatham, Central Theatre
Thursday May 7: Watford, Colosseum
Friday May 8:  Southend, Cliffs Pavilion
Saturday May 9: Worthing, Pavilion Theatre
Tuesday May 12: High Wycombe, Wycombe Swan
Thursday May 14: Swansea, Grand
Friday May 15: Torquay, Babbacombe Theatre
Tuesday May 19: Dartford, Orchard Theatre
Thursday May 21: Buxton, Opera House
Friday May 22:  Guildford, G Live
Saturday May 23: Crawley, The Hawth
Thursday June 11:  Peterborough, The Cresset
Friday June 12: Hastings, White Rock Theatre
Saturday June 13: Harrogate, Theatre
Tuesday June 16: St Albans, Alban Arena
Wednesday June 17: Norwich, Theatre Royal
Friday June 19: Doncaster, The Dome
Saturday June 20: Blackpool, Grand Theatre
Tuesday June 30: Birmingham, Alexandra Theatre
Friday December 4: London, Eventim Apollo

Published: 15 Jan 2020

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