'Funniest climber' tours new Mind Your Head theatre show
Author, stuntman and UK's only 'stand-up' climber, Andy Kirkpatrick, is back on UK stages
Award-winning, best-selling author and mountain-climbing comedian, Andy Kirkpatrick, returns to UK stages with his seventh 'audience with…' style lecture show, Mind Your Head: Holidays from Hell, touring to theatres across the UK, presented by adventure-based speakers' specialists, Speakers from the Edge.
A unique storyteller and comedian, Andy climbs in some of the most inhospitable places on earth, from Greenland to Alaska, Patagonia to Antarctica. A natural performer as the UK's only 'stand-up mountaineer', Andy is one of Britain's most prolific - and funniest - climbers, with a desire for climbing in extreme conditions.
Andy summarises his new show, "In the space of a year I went from living somewhere were it was -50 degrees C to +50 degrees C (Denali and Kuwait), my house burnt down, I was deported, there was a worldwide pandemic, and also had a baby aged 49, and so the talk is about dealing with extremes, hardship and change.
The show includes tales of being in the middle of a shoot-out, attacked by baboons and elephants, floods, broken bones, near starvation, and how the challenges we face, and the way we face these challenges, define who we are".
As with all of Andy's shows, Mind Your Head: Holidays from Hell is a mash up of thoughts and experiences, good times and bad, laughter and maybe even some tears, but certainly an enthralling journey.
Mind Your Head: Holidays from Hell is touring UK theatres in autumn 2021. To book tickets, or for further details, visit http://www.speakersfromtheedge.com
Sun 24 SHEFFIELD Octagon Centre http://www.gigantic.com
Mon 25 BUXTON Buxton Opera House 01298 72190 http://www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk
Tues 26 LEEDS Carriageworks Theatre 0113 376 0318 http://www.carriageworkstheatre.co.uk
Thurs 28 SALE Waterside Arts Centre 0161 912 5616 http://www.watersidearts.org
Sat 30 STIRLING Albert Halls 01786 473544 http://www.stirlingevents.org/alberthalls
Sun 31 INVERNESS Eden Court 01463 234234 http://www.eden-court.co.uk
Wed 3 PENRITH Rheged Centre 01768 868000 http://www.rheged.com
Sun 7 BRECON Theatr Brycheiniog 01874 611622 http://www.brycheiniog.co.uk
Mon 8 SHREWSBURY Theatre Severn 01743 281281 http://www.theatresevern.co.uk
Wed 10 NEWCASTLE Tyne Theatre & Opera House http://www.tynetheatreandoperahouse.uk
Fri 12 LANCASTER The Dukes 01524 598500 http://www.dukeslancaster.org
Sat 13 DERBY The Market Place 01332 255800 http://www.derbylive.co.uk
Sun 14 HORSHAM The Capitol 01403 750220 http://www.thecapitolhorsham.com
Mon 15 ABINGDON Amey Theatre 01235 849063 http://www.abingdon.org.uk/sports-and-leisure
Wed 17 CHELTENHAM Town Hall 01242 528764 http://www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk
Thurs 18 EXETER Corn Exchange 01392 665938 http://www.exetercornexchange.co.uk
Sat 20 CHRISTCHURCH Regent Centre 01202 499199 http://www.regentcentre.co.uk
Sun 21 BATH Komedia Bath 01225 489070 http://www.komedia.co.uk/bath
Mon 22 ANDOVER The Lights 01264 368368 http://www.thelights.org.uk
Got my ticket for Leeds, been looking forward to this since it was announced.
I saw Andy last night at Buxton. Very funny talk. Most enjoyable. Thanks Andy and thanks for signing books for me.
Yes, as above. I saw Andy in Buxton and he was very funny and interesting and obligingly signed my books. I was worried it would be too much humour and not enough climbing but actually there was plenty of climbing and mountaineering.
Saw Andy in Horsham last Sunday night. Most enjoyable and very funny. My wife, who is not a climber, really enjoyed it too. Thoroughly recommended.