Rob Rouse - star of Ben Elton’s latest hit sitcom Upstart Crow - is coming to The Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond on Friday 28th October at 7.30pm.
The BBC 2 comedy series which sees Rob play William Shakespeare’s manservant Bottom alongside David Mitchell, Harry Enfield, Mark Heap, Paula Wilcox, Gemma Whelan, Liza Tarbuck and Spencer Jones was first aired in May of this year to great critical acclaim.
Rob is also a regular on shows like 8 out of 10 Cats, Dave’s One Night Stand, Live at the Comedy Store, The Friday Night Project, Spoons, Celebrity Juice and John Bishop’s Only Joking.
One of comedy’s most lively and loveable performers, the former Geography teacher has developed a trademark comedic storytelling that features uncompromising tales filled with warmth and compassion for our collective human frailties.
His Autumn ‘Are You Sitting Comfortably’ tour promises to take this technique to a new career high as he leads his audience on an irresistibly hilarious journey of enforced introspection and inspired rantings. This is a real roller-coaster of a show in which he is forced to relinquish any attempts to control his life and to face down literally one of the most awkward situations you’re ever likely to hear about!
Tickets costing £15 (incudes £1 restoration levy) are available from the Box Office on 01748 825252 or via the online booking service at www.georgiantheatreroyal.co.uk
“He’s a man with genuinely funny bones” SUNDAY TIMES
“Rob Rouse is a born clown, a latter-day Stan Laurel” TIME OUT
‘Every single one of these everyday observations and shared recognitions is blown out of the mainstream by his electric-shock treatment of the material…You want to hug his brain for coming up with this stuff, even as you want to wash his mouth out with soap for saying it.’ THE HERALD.
★★★★★ “Comedy guaranteed to lighten even the darkest of moods… always a step ahead of your expectations…” EDINBURGH EVENING NEWS
★★★★★ “Bursting with originality, energy and enthusiasm, Rob Rouse is a delirious but hilarious man” THE LIST
★★★★★ “Frankly brilliant” SUCHSMALLPORTIONS.COM
★★★★★“Hilarious, well-performed and incredibly endearing” PUBLIC REVIEWS
★★★★ “Just go and see it” THE SUNDAY TIMES
★★★★ “Belly laugh funny” THE HERALD
★★★★ “Brilliant, uplifting fun” CHORTLE
★★★★ “Hilarious” THE ARTS DESK
★★★★ “Eye-wateringly hilarious” THE LIST
★★★★ “Left the audience in a giggling slobbering heap” EDINBURGH FESTIVAL