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Comic tipped for the big time

Worcester Editorial 28th Oct, 2014 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

ONE OF the top comedians working in the UK today is coming to Huntingdon Hall in Worcester in November.

Hal Cruttenden is being strongly tipped as the next big thing following stand out performances on Live At The Apollo, Have I Got News For You, The Royal Variety Performance and Mock The Week.

Footballers, Facebook and food are just three of the topics Hal devours with his unique mix of camp and straight, warm and catty humour.

Also a highly accomplished writer and actor, he can be frequently heard on the radio with appearances on Radio 5 Live alongside Richard Bacon, Nicky Campbell, Nick Hancock, Victoria Derbyshire and Stephen Nolan; Radio 4’s Act Your Age, Four at the Store and Loose Ends; Talksport Radio, and Radio Ulster’s The Blame Game. This year his first sitcom, Hal, will begin broadcasting on Radio 4.

Having originally trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama, Hal’s acting career includes roles on TV and film in Shackleton; Eastenders; Kavanagh QC; Out of the Blue; Touching Evil and Bramwell. On film he has been in Mrs Dalloway and The Madness of King George. Theatre work includes Making News at the Edinburgh Festival and Orwell, A Celebration at Trafalgar Studios London and the Edinburgh Festival.

Hal’s big breakthrough in stand-up came with his nomination for the Perrier Newcomer Award at the 2002 Edinburgh Festival for his solo show Hal, followed by a highly successful run the following year of his second show, To Hal and Back, which was also performed at the Soho Theatre in London. His 2008 show Climb Every Molehill was critically acclaimed but Tough Luvvie (his latest show) has been described as his best show yet.

Hal Cruttenden, The Tough Luvvie Tour, comes to Huntingdon Hall on Friday, November 14 at 8pm.

Tickets cost £17 and can be bought from the box office on 01905 611427.


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