Top raconteur to perform

Gervase Phinn
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Northumberland residents can spend an evening with one of Britain’s greatest comic writers and raconteurs next weekend.

Gervase Phinn, who has been touring and selling out theatres across the country for more than 10 years, will appear at Alnwick Playhouse next Saturday.

Comedian, author, poet, broadcaster, lecturer, educational guru, after-dinner speaker and ‘born raconteur’ (The Guardian) – Gervase is perhaps best known for his best-selling series of five Dales books for Penguin.

Affectionately dubbed the James Herriot of Schools, his warm-hearted reminiscences about the life of a schools inspector in the Yorkshire Dales have featured heavily on Radio 4’s Book Of The Week and Book At Bedtime slots.

Alan Titchmarsh described him as ‘a worthy successor to James Herriot, and every bit as endearing’.

He has also written a wide range of academic books, children’s poetry and fiction, has made numerous TV and radio appearances, and has spent the last 10 years developing a rollickingly good stand-up routine based on his unique and comprehensive knowledge of life in and around education.

An Evening with Gervase Phinn will have you on the edges of your seats, as he shares his hilarious and sometimes poignant tales, with Gervase really at his best in front of a live audience.

With his keen ear for the absurd and sharp eye for the ludicrous, Gervase Phinn has delighted audiences all over the UK with his stories and his shows have received rave reviews across the country.

The Alnwick Playhouse performance is the third date of a new tour, which sees him at The Maltings in Berwick in December.

An Evening with Gervase Phinn is at Alnwick Playhouse on Saturday, September 13, 7.30pm. Tickets £16.50, £17.50 premier are available on 01665 510785 or the website.