Colin Hoult to Take 'Anna Mann' on First UK Tour in 2018
Berk's Nest by arrangement with Independent talent present Colin Hoult/ANNA MANN IN HOW WE STOP THE FASCISTS UK tour, running February - May 2018.
Fresh from a sold out Soho Theatre run and huge critical acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe, character comedian Colin Hoult (BBC 2's Porridge & BBC3's Murder in Successville) is taking his widely adored alter-ego Anna Mann on tour across the UK. Having appeared on The Russell Howard Hour (Sky One) and starred in her very own Sky Arts Valentine's short, visceral actress Anna Mann offers up her unique talents to save Western society from the recent rise of fascism in How We Stop the Fascists.
Many moons ago, Anna starred alongside her late husband John 'Smellsy' Smells in a powerful and necessary play, 'No More War... Please'. Satisfied that Liberal society was safe, Anna went on a 30 year jolly, hosting a string of cheese and sex parties and working her way through several marriages. Cut to 2017 and Anna has experienced a political reawakening. She is shocked and furious about the rise of fascist behaviour around the world and plans to single handedly put a stop to it and spank all their bottoms. For who better equipped to take on fascism than an actress with over 30 years' experience of the stage and screen?
Colin Hoult/Anna Mann in How We Stop The Fascists features a barrage of silly jokes and absurd vignettes. Join the ever courageous, Anna Mann as she prepares for the fight sequence of her career with an armour of sass, an artillery of fun and tanks of biting satire. Having trawled the country for the stories of real people, Anna presents spectacular verbatim theatre featuring anti-PC-brigade wannabe politician Nick Crippin, the voice of experience in pensioner Marjory Crookes, passive aggressive lefty 'Momentum' member Cheryl Glass and ex-squaddie come film-maker, Nottingham's very own Andy Parker. Colin Hoult/Anna Mann in How We Stop The Fascists is directed by Phoebe Bourke for Berk's Nest.
As with his 2016 show, Colin Hoult is taking the chance to talk about something that appalls and saddens him in the best way he knows how, as an ageing actress and her friends. Like many people, he worries about what lies ahead for his young family but doesn't quite have the balls to do anything about it. Thankfully, Anna has enough balls for both of them and offers hilarious insights as well as some hope for the future.
Colin Hoult has created and starred in 2 series' of his own BBC Radio 4 show Carnival of Monsters (based on his previous Edinburgh Fringe shows) and has recently made a TV pilot based on Andy Parker's family. His extensive TV credits include Anna Mann's Valentine (Sky Arts), Porridge (BBC2), Being Human (BBC3), Derek (Channel 4), Murder in Successville (BBC3), Nurse (BBC2) and Life's Too Short (BBC2).
For more information, visit www.colinhoult.net
Colin Hoult/ANNA MANN IN HOW WE STOP THE FASCISTS TOUR:
8pm, 11th February 2018 - Leicester Firebug as part of Leicester Comedy Festival (comedy-festival.co.uk)
Plus Work in Progress of new show 3:30pm , 11th February 2018 as part of Leicester Comedy Festival (comedy-festival.co.uk)
8pm, 15th February 2018 - The Komedia, Brighton (www.komedia.co.uk)
7pm, 18th February 2018 -The Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond (on sale from 30th November orangetreetheatre.co.uk)
7pm, 12th April 2018 - Ring O Bells, Bath as part of Bath Comedy Festival (www.bathcomedy.com )
7:30pm, 15th April 2018 - The Junction, Cambridge (www.junction.co.uk )
7pm, 3rd May 2018 -Cinema & Co, Swansea (cinemaandco.yapsody.com )
4th May 2018 - Machynlleth Comedy Festival (http://machcomedyfest.co.uk/ )
Plus Work in Progress of new show
7:30pm, 19th May 2018 - The Basement, York (www.thebasementyork.co.uk/colin-hoult)
6pm, 20th May 2018 - The Stand, Glasgow (www.thestand.co.uk)
3pm, 27th May 2018 - Wells Comedy Festival (www.wellscomfest.com)