Lincs: Mike Harding is the Crumpsall Kid at the Plowright

Folk star and comedian Mike Harding is at the Plowright Theatre next week
Folk star and comedian Mike Harding is at the Plowright Theatre next week

Mike Harding is at the Plowright Theatre in Scunthorpe next week as part of his short UK tour to mark the publication of his autobiography, The Adventures of the Crumpsall Kid.

Mike will recall tales of growing up Crumpsall in the 1950s in the shadow of a dark satanic cream cracker factory and tells a shedload of hilarious tales from his early life – from first day at infant school to the dribbling, snuff taking barmpot who dominated his first year in grammar school.

He tells stories of the early 60’s when he played in skiffle groups and rock & roll bands in the town halls, the ballrooms and the working men’s clubs of northern England before he discovered folk music and went on to become one of the nation’s favourite funny men and present a folk show on Radio 2.

This is life in the raw as seen through the eyes of the man who is a folk singer and songwriter, poet and playwright, comedian and broadcaster, fell-walker and fly-fisherman and was described by Billy Connolly as the ‘funniest man in England’

He is at the Plowright on Saturday, November 7 at 7.30pm.

Tickets, priced £15 (£14 concessions), are available now from the box office on 0844 8542776 or online at www.plowrighttheatre.com