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Simon Evans Rescheduled Tour

The Work of the Devil marches on, and tickets are on sale.

Simon’s last tour, Genius 2.0, provided a hilarious analysis of the departure of any visible sign of intelligence from modern life. But his new show raises the stakes, with his usual excoriating views of a world on fire – given a perspective shift due to personal revelations that have recently turned his world upside down.  In 2019, Evans adapted to unexpected personal revelations of a quite extraordinary nature, and used them to re-examine his entire 23-year career in comedy to date. And in so doing he has, in the words of Chortle’s Jay Richardson, “Exceeded what seemed to be his full potential”.

Simon Evans is one of the country’s best-loved stand-up comedians, with a loyal fan base who greatly appreciate his intelligent and independent scrutiny of the modern world. His tongue-in-cheek, often rueful attachment to traditionalism, and his scepticism towards the claimed achievements of progressive politics and modernist aesthetics, have set him apart from many of his contemporaries. As well as making him a firm favourite on the usual platforms – Live at the Apollo, the Edinburgh Festival and the corporate circuit in particular – these qualities allow him to provide much-needed latitude and offer a diversity of views on TV and radio programmes, from BBC One’s Question Time to Radio 4’s The News Quiz. He has also written and presented five series of the groundbreaking economics/comedy hybrid Simon Evans Goes to Market, also for Radio 4.

Jaw-Dropping… You tend to expect a high standard of stand-up from this veteran performer. But in sharing something so deeply personal he has exceeded what seemed to be his full potential. Outstanding stuff.

Jay Richardson, Chortle

Tour dates:

  • Friday, 16th July Bath Widcombe Social Club (Festival)
  • Thursday, 2nd September Cirencester Sundial
  • Friday, 3rd September Banbury The Mill Arts Centre
  • Saturday, 4th September Leeds The Wardrobe
  • Tuesday, 7th September Cheltenham Town Hall (Pillar Room)
  • Thursday, 9th September Taunton Brewhouse
  • Friday, 10th September Swindon Arts Centre
  • Saturday, 11th September Otley Courthouse
  • Sunday, 12th September London Leicester Square Theatre
  • Thursday, 16th September Twickenham The Exchange
  • Friday, 17th September Christchurch The Regent
  • Sunday, 19th September London Leicester Square Theatre
  • Wednesday, 22nd September Lincoln New Theatre Royal
  • Thursday, 23rd September Colchester Arts Centre
  • Saturday, 25th September Millom The Beggar’s Theatre
  • Sunday, 26th September (5.20pm) Newcastle upon Tyne The Stand
  • Sunday, 26th September (8pm) Newcastle upon Tyne The Stand
  • Wednesday, 29th September Sudbury Quay Theatre
  • Saturday, 9th October Kettering Arts Centre
  • Thursday, 14th October Andover The Lights
  • Friday, 15th October Andover The Lights
  • Saturday, 23rd October Saffron Walden Town Hall
  • Thursday, 28th October High Wycombe Old Town Hall
  • Friday, 29th October Bakewell Town Hall
  • Saturday, 30th October Richmond, N. Yorks Georgian Theatre Royal
  • Thursday, 4th November Bognor Regis Regis Centre
  • Wednesday, 10th November Salford The Lowry
  • Thursday, 11th November Darwen Library Theatre
  • Friday, 12th November Chorley Theatre
  • Friday, 19th November Monmouth Savoy Theatre
  • Saturday, 20th November Exeter Corn Exchange
  • Saturday, 27th November Bordon Phoenix Theatre
  • Saturday, 29th January 2022 Newport,Isle of Wight Medina Theatre
  • Friday, 4th February Tunbridge Wells Trinity Theatre
  • Thursday, 10th February Redruth Regal Theatre
  • Thursday, 24th February Milton Keynes The Stables
  • Saturday, 26th February Worcester Huntingdon Hall
  • Wednesday, 2nd March Barnard Castle The Witham
  • Thursday, 3rd March Alnwick Playhouse
  • Friday, 4th March Hexham Queens Hall
  • Saturday, 5th March Northallerton The Forum
  • Friday, 11th March Barton-upon-Humber The Ropewalk
  • Saturday, 12th March Leek Foxlowe Arts Centre
  • Friday, 18th March Chesham The Elgiva
  • Sunday, 20th March Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
  • Thursday, 31st March Carmarthen Lyric Theatre
  • Friday, 1st April Cardigan Theatr Mwldan
  • Saturday, 23rd April Workington Carnegie Theatre
  • Friday, 29th April Barnsley The Lamproom Theatre
  • Saturday, 30th April Loughborough Town Hall
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