Comic Man­ford all in a mud­dle

Hinckley Times - - NEWS -

JA­SON Man­ford is back with a bang af­ter tak­ing an al­most four-year hia­tus from the tour bus.

His new tour ‘ Mud­dle Class’ will be shown across the UK.

De Mont­fort Hall will have the plea­sure of host­ing the Man­cu­nian fun­ny­man’s show on March 15 2018.

Dur­ing his time away from tour­ing, Man­ford worked with Decca Records and re­leased the al­bum ‘A Dif­fer­ent Stage’, in Oc­to­ber.

The al­bum is com­posed fully of Man­ford’s favourite show tunes that he sings for 40 min­utes.

The some­what sur­pris­ing ven­ture from the man best-known for his witty com­edy and act­ing was a long-awaited dream of his. Man­ford said: “I al­ways thought I’d prob­a­bly be a singer rather than a standup, but that’s just the way it hap­pened.

“I’ve been singing since I was a lit­tle boy”.

As an out­come of his time away from the North­ern stand-up scene and more time in the West End, star­ring in pro­duc­tions, in­clud­ing Chitty Chitty Bang Bang!, Man­ford has been left con­flicted as to whether his roots as a work­ing-class North­ern chap have be­come twisted into a mid­dle-class mind­set.

The clev­erly ti­tled tour, ‘Mud­dle Class’, ex­plains the strug­gle Man­ford faced to stay loyal to his Manch­ester her­itage.

He hi­lar­i­ously re­calls his ex­pe­ri­ences get­ting older and want­ing the finer things in life, de­spite the fact his par­ents “haven’t changed a bit”.

The tour’s first stop will start at the Leeds Town Hall on Jan­uary 24 2018.

Af­ter tak­ing a trip across the UK, the tour will fin­ish back up North at Liver­pool’s Phil­har­monic on May 26 2018.

The 8 Out Of 10 Cats star will be ap­pear­ing at De Mont­fort Hall at 7.30pm on March 15 next year.

Tick­ets are priced £27.50. at

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