John goes out to ask important questions

lsjs Sussex Express ENTS, April 19, 2013
lsjs Sussex Express ENTS, April 19, 2013

Gentle singer, organist and champion of Yorkshire, John Shuttleworth, will regale his Worthing audience with songs and musings about the important little things in life on April 27.

In his new show, the Sony and Perrier nominated comedian Graham Fellows encourages his alter-ego John to venture beyond his garden gate and ask the important questions: is city life or country living best? Supermarket or village shop? Or is it better to sit in a shed and count the cobwebs?

The star of Radio 4’s The Shuttleworths and TV’s 500 Bus Stops and It’s Nice Up North will be performing his trademark songs such as I Can’t Go Back To Savoury Now and Dandelion and Burdock. There will also be new songs about diverse topics such as John’s love of breakfast cereal and whether life is really a metaphor for a salad bar.

Prior to creating John Shuttleworth, Graham was known for his work as an actor and as the creator of hit single Jilted John which reached number 4 in the UK charts. He subsequently supported Blur at Mile End Stadium and returned to his association with music when he created his character Brian Appleton, a failed rock star and multi-media lecturer.

Brian starred in Brian Appleton’s History of Rock ‘n’ Roll on which a BBC Radio 4 radio series was later based after which Brian toured with Belle and Sebastian.

The show takes place at the Connaught Theatre at 7.30pm.

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