No Strapline


Friday 11 March–Saturday 9 April 2022

New Vic Theatre

By Neil Baldwin and Malcolm Clarke
Adapted for the stage by Neil Baldwin and Theresa Heskins
Directed by Theresa Heskins

This might sound like a tall tale; one you won’t believe. It’s a tale filled with football stars, comedians and bishops; circus acts, budgies and politicians; mayors and Her Majesty and a B.E.M. This is a story of a fantastical life.

From the moment he was born, Neil knew he was destined to do wonderful things. And so that’s what he did. He joined a church choir then appeared on Songs of Praise; he hitchhiked across the country then became a famous clown; he went to see his local football team then became their kit man; he left school at 14 with no qualifications then received an honorary degree from Keele University.

And he became a hero.


Presented with the permission of John Blake publishing Ltd

Accessible performances

Captioned Performances
Wednesday 6 April 7.30pm
Saturday 9 April 2.15pm

Audio Described Performances
Saturday 26 March 7.30pm
Saturday 2 April 2.15pm

Relaxed Performance
Saturday 2 April 2.15pm

Socially-distanced performances
Tuesday 22 March 7.30pm
Thursday 31 March 2.15pm

Please click here to see the Visual Storyboard


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National Lottery Promotion

We are excited to announce that we are joining up with over 100 theatres UK-wide for #LoveYourLocalTheatre, offering 2-for-1 tickets for our brand new production, Marvellous*.

A big thank you to The National Lottery for supporting this incredible initiative, giving Lottery players the chance to get their hands on a bargain for top-class live entertainment.

Read more about this here

*Available on selected dates only

Friday 11 March–Saturday 9 April 2022