The eclectic ‘potato laureate’ comedian John Hegley combines spoken word and chaotic comedy on as his UK national tour show Peace, Love and Potatoes opens at Cardiff’s Sherman Theatre on September 16.
Devised for adults, but tolerable to some ten-year olds (and nine-year olds in glasses), the light and lyrical, deep and daft John arms himself with spoken and sung verses to mend broken hearts and take on Daleks, Keats, soot, osmosis amongst many other things.
John Hegley first came to the public attention performing with The Popticians on Carrott’s Lib. Along with his backing band he recorded two sessions with legendary DJ John Peel, before going on to publish his poetry in many collections including Visions of the Bone Idol and Glad to Wear Glasses.
As well as being an acclaimed poet Hegley has made a career out of live performances, having become a mainstay at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and appearing at Glastonbury Festival for the last five years. Hegley also found success through his BBC Radio series ‘Hearing with Hegley’ and the BBC Radio 4 shows ‘The Adventures of John and Tony’ and ‘Who Does John Hegley Think He Is’.
For ticket details visit shermantheatre.co.uk or call 029 2064 6900