Stage set for Spikey return

Dave Spikey. Photo contributed.
Dave Spikey. Photo contributed.
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COMEDIAN and double British Comedy Award winner Dave Spikey is returning to the live stage in 2013.

And he has chosen The Art Theatre in New Mills as the venue to launch the fourth incarnation of his critically acclaimed Words Don’t Come Easy tour.

The continually-evolving tour has seen the hugely popular, Lancashire-based comic and TV favourite perform more than 100 dates around the UK.

Spikey’s performances are packed with fresh material and observational comedy. Inspired by the fantastic audience response to his deconstruction of song lyrics in his 2008/09 ‘Best Medicine Tour’, and his fascination with the vagaries of the English language, this hilarious show examines many of life’s situations where words really don’t come easy.

These include tongue-tied parents explaining the facts of life, adolescent chat-up lines, weird hospital speak, learning a foreign language and an extended selection of song lyrics that range from the lazy and surreal through to the plain ridiculous.

Whether he’s regaling tales of local news and misleading newspaper headlines or just everyday life experiences, the man who co-wrote and co-starred in comedy classic Phoenix Nights, is sure to have his audiences rolling in the aisles.

Dave Spikey performs at the Art Theatre, New Mills, on Friday March 1, at 7.30pm.

Tickets, priced £17, are available on 01663 742951 or visit

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