The hugely talented stand up Hal Cruttenden has announced a new tour this autumn with his with his brand new show, ‘Straight Outta Cruttenden’. The tour follows a month long run at the Pleasance Courtyard for the Edinburgh Festival, and starts on 11th September at Southend’s Palace Theatre culminating on 5th December at Canterbury’s Gulbenkian Theatre. ‘Straight Outta Cruttenden’ is his first new show since the critically acclaimed ‘Tough Luvvie’ that began life in 2012. That show finally finished in February this year, touring extensively with 170 dates and sold over 40,000 tickets!

‘Hugely talented’   THE TIMES

In ‘Straight Outta Cruttenden’ Hal rants about the real evils of the modern world – over sharing on social media and the 5:2 diet.  The hungrier he gets the funnier he becomes.  Hal also gives us his unique insights on being an orphan on Facebook, taking his wife to Saudi Arabia and how he knew George Osbourne at school (or Gideon as he was then) and personally blames him every time he puts up the price of petrol.

‘Go and see Hal Cruttenden, he’s got something to say and he’ll make you laugh; a lot.’  


Hal is one of the top comedians working in the UK today, as well as being a highly accomplished writer and actor. He is due to appear on the new BBC 1 series ‘The John Bishop Show’ and has two shows in development – one with Tiger Aspect and a second with ITV.  Hal has also just recorded a pilot with Sue Perkins called ‘Insert Name Here’ that also featured Richard Osmond and Rachel Riley.  He has had two Radio 4 series in the past year and a third is in the pipeline.

 ‘An absolute joy to watch’    SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY ****

Over the last year he’s made his second appearance on ‘The Royal Variety Performance’, hosted ‘Live at the Apollo’ and was the guest comic in the final of ‘The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice’.  He has also appeared on ‘Would I Lie To You?”, ‘Have I Got News For You’, ‘Sunday Night at the Palladium’, ‘Mock The Week’, ‘Pointless Celebrities’, ‘Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled’ and wrote and performed in his own Radio 4 sitcom ‘Hal’. PHEW that’s one hell of a year!  Previously he has been nominated for the The Edinburgh Comedy and the Chortle Awards.

‘He’s naturally funny…challenging and provocative’   TELEGRAPH ****

After a degree in politics at York Hal went on to train as an actor at the Central School of Speech and Drama. His TV and film credits include  ‘Shackleton’, ‘The Madness of King George’ and ‘EastEnders’.  Theatre includes ‘Making News’ at The Pleasance and ‘Orwell A Celebration’ Assembly Edinburgh and Trafalgar Studios London.

‘You could see Hal play the O2… he’s wonderful, truly wonderful’    DIGITAL SPY

Internationally, Hal’s travelled across Canada on the Just For Laughs Comedy tours, including two Just For Laughs Galas in Montreal hosted by Joan Rivers and Howie Mandel.  He has also performed shows at the Kilkenny Cat Laughs Festival. Other international comedy tours include India, Bermuda, Germany, Norway, Dubai, Jakarta, Bali, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore and The Falklands.

 The tour dates are as follows:

SEPTEMBER                                                               BOX OFFICE

Fri 11th                  SOUTHEND – Palace Theatre                            01702 351135

Thurs 17th   LINCOLN – Drill Hall                               01522 873894

Sat 19th       GREAT TORRINGTON      – Plough Arts Centre      01805 624624

Thurs 24th   HORSHAM – Christ’s Hospital School             01403 247434

Fri 25th                 CHELTENHAM – Parabola Theatre                 01242 707338

Sat 26th       COLCHESTER – Arts Centre                           01206 500900


Thurs 1st     WINCHESTER – Discovery Centre                   08456 035631

Fri 2nd                   TUNBRIDGE WELLS – Trinity Theatre                    01892 678678

Sat 3rd                   CAMBRIDGE – The Junction                            01223 511511

Sat 10th       ABERDEEN – Lemon Tree                       01224 337688

Sun 11th      EDINBURGH – The Stand                       01315 587272

Mon 12th     GLASGOW – The Stand                           01412 123389     

Fri 16th                 BASINGSTOKE – Haymarket                           01256 844244

Fri 23rd                 MAIDENHEAD – Norden Farm                        01628 788997


Sun 1st                  SALFORD – Lowry                                  08432 086000

Sat 7th                   KINGS LYNN – Corn Exchange                        01553 764864

Wed 11th     NORTHAMPTON – Royal & Derngate             01604 624811                        

Thurs 12th   NOTTINGHAM Festival – Alea Casino             08712 200260

Tues 17th     NEWCASTLE – The Stand                       01913 009700

Wed 18th     BROMSGROVE – Artrix                                   01527 577330

Thurs 19th   SWINDON – Arts Centre                          01793 524481

Sun 22nd      LONDON – Leicester Square Theatre                 0207 734 2222


Thurs 3rd     BRISTOL – Colston Hall                          08448 871500

Sat 5th                   CANTERBURY – Gulbenkian Theatre               01227 769075