• 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 road. The 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
MILES JUPP NATIONAL TOUR DATES SPRING 2011
DATE TOWN and VENUE BOX OFFICE WEBSITE
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
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
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
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
7 COVENTRY: Warwick Arts Centre