Following a total sell-out and very highly acclaimed run at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe, comedian Tom Allen is appearing at The Georgian Theatre Royal on Sunday 25 February at 7.30pm.
This is the opening show of the historic theatre’s new Spring and Summer Season and the first of a series of stand-up comedy evenings that include Simon Evans, Sarah Kendall and Gyles Brandreth.
Well known for his appearances on Mock The Week, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Live at the Apollo, The Great British Bake Off’s Extra Slice, The John Bishop Show, Channel 4’s Comedy Gala at the O2 and heard on Radio 4’s Just a Minute and News Quiz, Absolutely is Tom’s first debut tour show.
Soaked in Tom’s signature waspish snobbery and self-aggrandising wit, Absolutely addresses the elephant in the room that Tom is still living at home with his parents - because he can’t afford not to – in Bromley, Kent – heart of leave voters and Theresa May’s Brexit Britain.
Tom addresses the ‘difficult times’ we live in but were things better ‘back in the day’, when he was a child and you could fit 15 kids in one car?
Tom has recently found some independence from his parents by passing his driving test but as insurance is too expensive he's been added to his mum and dad's policy for their Ford Fiesta Zetec (1.5 litre engine, 2006, five door, maroon, boot doesn't close). It's not glamorous but he has been learning how to deal with road rage, motorways, as well as giving lifts to his mum and dad.
Despite all this, Tom maintains that he's better than everyone else and whilst maintaining his delusions of grandeur he still manages to take swipes at people who claim to have their lives so much more together than him as he relishes the delicious details of status, class and the petty eccentricities of modern life.
Tom Allen’s unique style of sharp, acerbic wit and camp, riotous storytelling has seen him perform all over the UK, Europe, Canada, America, Australia and New Zealand.