Sean Hughes coming to Berwick

Sean Hughes is a multi-talented storyteller who is making a comedy comeback. Picture: Jane Barlow
Sean Hughes is a multi-talented storyteller who is making a comedy comeback. Picture: Jane Barlow

Comedian Sean Hughes , who enjoyed a critically-acclaimed run at the Edinburgh Fringe and a hugely successful tour, is coming to Berwick.

The award-winning master of storytelling is currently on tour performing his new show 
‘Penguins’.

The show is extending into autumn 2014 to a further 17 venues, includung Berwick. Hughes will be performing at the Maltings on October 24.

Hughes is at his honest and hilarious best in his poignant and moving theatrical comedy show, which was named Best Comedy Show at the Herald Angels Awards 2013.

It is described as a comedy show packed full of surprises, hidden twists and recurring themes.

Hughes takes the audience b ack to his upbringing; exploring the utter awkwardness of teenage life, weaving in his family, his school days, the business of friendship and tying it all in to the present.

‘Penguins’ is multi-layered; a show that asks what shapes a man’s life.

Hughes has performed all over the world and, as well as being the youngest ever winner of the coveted Perrier Award, he has also won a Fringe First for his short plays, ‘Dehydrated’ and ‘Travellin’ Light’ and a Herald Angel for ‘Penguins’.

Despite a prolonged absence from the comedy arena, he was recently voted No 40 in Channel 4’s ‘World’s 100 Greatest Comedians’ poll.

The multi-talented comic has many TV and radio credits to his name including writing and starring in the cult favourite ‘Sean’s Show’ (Channel 4), and a long stint as team captain on ‘Never Mind the Buzzcocks’ (BBC2).

As an actor he has had numerous starring roles in TV shows such as The Last Detective (ITV1), he appeared in Coronation Street (ITV1) as Eilleen’s love interest Pat Stanaway, Alan Parker’s film ‘The Commitments’, the film adaptation of Spike Milligan’s ‘Puckoon’ and performed on the West End stage in ‘As You Like It’ with Sienna Miller.

He has hosted his own show on BBC 6 Music. Sean has written two collections of prose and poetry including, ‘Sean’s Book’. He also wrote two critically acclaimed best-selling novels ‘The Detainees’ and ‘It’s What He Would Have Wanted’.

In 2013, Hughes started a podcast ‘Off the Radar’.