MILES JUPP in FIBBER IN THE HEAT (A CRICKET TALE)

Miles Jupp

Miles Jupp

RBM presents

• MILES JUPP in FIBBER IN THE HEAT (A CRICKET TALE)
• FIRST NATIONAL TOUR, SPRING 2011

After a fantastic critically acclaimed and sell out run at the Edinburgh Fringe this year Award Winning comic Miles Jupp is taking his most delightful tale to date on the roadThe tour kicks off in Exeter at the Phoenix on the 20th January and runs through until its conclusion at The Glasgow Stand on the 20th March.  See below for all dates.

A few years ago, disillusioned with comedy and acting, Perrier award nominated Miles decided he was going to pack it all in to follow his dream to become a cricket journalist. He attempted to achieve this by the unlikely, ill thought out and rather dishonest method of pretending to be one.  After pulling a few strings and telling some whopping fibs, Miles couldn’t believe his luck when he found himself heading to India with the English sporting press to embark on a month long cricket tour with his heroes.

Finding himself staying in the finest hotels in India and sharing a beer in the inner sanctum with cricketing legends Miles started to worry he might not be up to the job.  Unprepared and unqualified, this hour is full of hilarious sorry tales of sun soaked sporting disaster (and some minor triumphs) as he eventually decided what was best for him.

This week sees Miles make his Have I Got News For You debut and has recently been seen in BBC 2 hit comedy with Tom Hollander, REV, (dir Peter Cattaneo – The Full Monty).  Season 2 is in the pipeline.  He has just completed filming series 2 of BBC Scotland’s sitcom Tank Commander in which he resumed his role of Capt Sebastian Fanshawe.  Miles has also recently been seen as a guest panellist on Mock The Week (BBC2) and a guest on Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow and is due to appear on Never Mind The Buzzcocks this autumn. This summer he was seen as the hapless press officer, John Duggan in The Thick Of It  and presented the third series of topical comedy show, Newsjack, for BBC Radio 7.  He can also be seen in recent feature films Sherlock Homes and Made in Dagenham and is currently filming Johnny English: Reborn.  Miles started performing stand up in Scotland in 2000 and the following year won both So You Think You’re Funny and The Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year.

As an actor he has also appeared in the feature films Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix, Death Defying Acts, and Is Anybody There? He was in all four series of the children’s series Balamory and also featured in the television films of She Stoops To Conquer and Irvine Welsh and Dean Kavanagh’s Wedding Belles.

On Radio Miles is a regular to the BBC Radio 4’s News Quiz and has contributed to a number of other Radio 4 shows such as Loose Ends, Quote Unquote, The Vote Now Show and Arthur Smith’s Balham Bash, as well as his own series for the station Miles Jupp’s Real World (co-performed with Frankie Boyle) which was broadcast in 2005. In 2008 and 2009 at the Edinburgh Festival he hosted a daily podcast for the Guardian newspaper, and in 2009 performed a full run of his last solo show Telling It Like It Might Be which ran at The Soho Theatre in London in December 2009.

In 2010 Miles returned from a hugely successful run at the New Zealand Comedy Festival and completed a tour of Australia.

Reviews from the Edinburgh Fringe 2010

“A beguiling combination of eloquence, energy and self deprecating wit” ????The Telegraph

“The pace never drops, the script superbly written to balance humour and drama, this is top quality both in terms of material and performance” ????? The Mirror

“Delightful and full of self-mockery. The smooth voiced Jupp plays the innings of his life with the straightest of bats in a salutary lesson in meeting your heroes” ????? The Mail on Sunday

 “Jupp delivers possibly one of the most cordial and uncompromising hours you could spend on the comedy circuit at this year’s fringe” ???? Edinburgh Evening News

“This is an hour of gentle, thoughtful humerous joy.  So good, so engaging, so touchingly passionate is Jupp I find myself looking for a cricket match to attend” ???? The Scotsman  

“thoroughly endearing wonderful funny and moving.” ???? The List

“Someone you could listen to forever on almost any subject”  ???? British Comedy Guide

 “his script is exquisite, full of elegant metaphor and his oration is compelling…a classy hour of storytelling” ????Chortle

“Jupp poignantly and humorously captures that awful sense of desperation in knowing that you don’t belong somewhere.  He is a wonderful storyteller???? Fest

“I found this story utterly compelling.  Expertly delivered, with measured pace and impeccable timing, this is storytelling of the highest degree” ???? Spoonfed

???? Fringe Review    ???? Big on Glasgow

Further Information: CLAIRE WALKER @ Claire Walker PR 01279 850111 mobile: 07884 181 776 email: Claire. Publicity photography to download www.clairewalkerpr.com

MILES JUPP NATIONAL TOUR DATES SPRING 2011

DATE       TOWN and VENUE                      BOX OFFICE             WEBSITE

JANUARY

19          ALDERSHOT: West End Centre           01252 330040             www.3.hants.gov.uk/westendcentre

20         EXETER: Phoenix Arts                          01392 667080             www.exeterphoenix.org.uk

27         LONDON: Bloomsbury Theatre          020 7388 8822            www.thebloomsbury.com

28          MONMOUTH: Royal Theatre             01600 713036             www.monmouthsavoy.co.uk

29          GT TORRINGTON: Plough Arts Centre 01805 624 624           www.theploughartscentre.org.uk

 

FEBRUARY

1             CAMBRIDGE: The Junction                 01223 511511             www.junction.co.uk

3             LEEDS: Carriage Works                       0113 224 3801            www.carriageworkstheatre.org.uk

4             FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre         01329 223100             www.3.hants.gov.uk/ashcroft

5             CANTERBURY: Gulbenkian Theatre    01227 769075             www.kent.ac.uk/gulbenkian

8             SWINDON: Arts Centre                       01793 614837             www.swindon.gov.uk/artscentre

10           BANBURY:  The Mill                            01295 252050             www.themillartscentre.co.uk

11            HEMEL HEMPSTEAD: Old Town Hall  01442 228091             www.dacorum.gov.uk/arts

12            WALLINGFORD: The Corn Exchange  01491 832878             www.cornexchange.org.uk

13            SOUTHAMPTON: Nuffield Theatre     023 8031 5500            www.nuffieldtheatre.co.uk

17            LOUGHBOROUGH: Town Hall                        01509 231014             www.loughboroughtownhall.co.uk

19            BERWICK on TWEED: The Maltings    01289 330999             www.maltingsberwick.co.uk

24            LIVERPOOL: Unity Theatre                 0151 709 4988            www.unitytheatreliverpool.co.uk

25            NORWICH: Playhouse                         01603 612580             www.norwichplayhouse.org.uk

26            HARLOW: Playhouse                           01279 431945             www.playhouseharlow.com

 

 

MARCH

03            TUNBRIDGE WELLS: Trinity AC           01892 678678             www.trinitytheatre.net

04            STAFFORD: Gatehouse Theatre          01785 254653             www.staffordgatehousetheatre.co.uk

06            BRIGHTON: Komedia                          01273 647100             www.komedia.co.uk

10                  NEWBURY: New Greenham AC          01635 522733             www.cornexchangenew.com

11             MAIDENHEAD: Norden Farm AC        01628 788997             www.nordenfarm.org

12             TAUNTON: The Brewhouse Theatre   01823 283244             www.thebrewhouse.net

13             SALFORD: The Lowry                          0843 208 6000            www.thelowry.com

14             OAKHAM: Oakham School

15             DARLINGTON: Arts Centre                  01325 486555             www.darlington.gov.uk/Culture/Arts

16             LINCOLN: Drill hall                              01522 524 393            www.lincolndrillhall.com

18             NOTTINGHAM: Lakeside                     0115 846 7777            www.lakesidearts.org.uk

20            GLASGOW: The Stand                         0844 335 8879            www.thestand.co.uk

 

APRIL

6               BATH: The Rondo                                01225 463362             www.rondotheatre.co.uk

7               GUILDFORD: Yvonne Arnaud Th.        01483 440000             www.yvonne-arnaud.co.uk

21             CHELMSFORD: Cramphorn Theatre   01245 606505             www.chelmsford.gov.uk

 

MAY

7               COVENTRY: Warwick Arts Centre

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