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.’
DAILY MIRROR ****
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