Stand-up star Andy Parson’s previously postponed ‘Healing the Nation’ tour is now back on the road and hits three Welsh venues in the coming week. The show was postponed when the pandemic hit as Andy explains: “I was in the middle of a UK Tour when theatres had to close due to lockdown – and the tour was called Healing The Nation – so that title worked out well.”
” It will turn out to be the longest tour ever, taking three years to complete, and as the tour has gone on there’s been less and less healing and more and more of the opposite. Admittedly, I could have changed the title but it still seems strangely appropriate – and some of the gigs have been rescheduled so it would prove confusing to existing ticketholders if the ticket said ‘HEALING THE NATION’ but the show was now called ‘MY LIFE IN BALLET’.”
But now, host of ‘Britain’s Got Idiots’: Andy Parsons is back on the road with ‘Healing the Nation’ and he confidently believes the comedy can heal all the division this nation faces.
Andy continues: “So we have the serially rewritten it ‘HEALING THE NATION TOUR 2019/2020 now EXTENDED INTO 2021/2022 due to POPULAR DEMAND but also mainly lack of OPEN THEATRES. And with NEGATIVE POWERS OF HEALING.’ Yet this latest version of the show is my favourite so far.”
If current media tropes are to be believed, everybody exists in their own social media bubble and are up in arms about everything – be it Brexit or badgers. Healing The Nation celebrates being British and is certain to raise smiles as Andy stops off at Milford Haven’s Torch Theatre on April 29, Cardigan’s Theatr Mwldan on April 30 and Carmarthen’s Lyric on May 1. Visit respective theatre websites for booking details.