Tom Allen: Absolutely UK Tour comes to The Atkinson

Tom Allen: Absolutely UK Tour comes to The Atkinson

A cheeky, flirty hour – The List ★★★★

“Highly recommended, an excellent show.” One4Review ★★★★

an hour that races by.” – The Art Desk ★★★★

“A gold star winning performance… An expert at conversational stand-up” ★★★★ The Herald

Following a total sellout and very highly acclaimed run at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe, where Tom was rated as one of the best reviewed shows there (British Comedy Guide), as well as a sellout UK tour in the Spring, TOM ALLEN hits the road from September, with his new show Absolutely.

Soaked in Tom’s signature waspish snobbery and self-aggrandising wit, Absolutely addresses the elephant in the room that Tom is still living at home with his parents – because he can’t afford not to – in Bromley, Kent – heart of leave voters and Theresa May’s Brexit Britain.  He’s always at home in Alan Bennett and Mike Leigh territory as he shares with us his up close and personal experiences of suburbia, especially since the Referendum.

Tom addresses the ‘diffilcult times’ we live in but were things better ‘back in the day’, when he was kid and you could fit 15 kids in one car?

Tom has recently found some independence from his parents by passing his driving test but as insurance is too expensive he’s been added to his mum and dad’s policy for their Ford Fiesta Zetec (1.5 litre engine, 2006, five door, maroon, boot doesn’t close). It’s not glamorous but he has been learning how to deal with road rage, motorways, as well as giving lifts to his mum and dad.

Despite all this Tom maintains that he’s better than everyone else and whilst maintaining his delusions of grandeur he still manages to take swipes at people who claim to have their lives so much more together than him as he relishes the delicious details of status, class and the petty eccentricities of modern life.

Recently Tom has appeared on: 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Live at the Apollo, The Great British Bake Off’s Extra Slice, The John Bishop Show, Virtually Famous, Channel 4’s Comedy Gala at the O2 and heard on Radio 4’s Just a Minute and co-presenting Loose Ends. In the last year he has also supported Sarah Millican around the world and sold out his Edinburgh and London runs.

‘Well worthy of a mention is her support act, Tom Allen. It shows impressive confidence to allow a comedian as sharp and assured as the excellent Allen to open the show, and Millican generously acknowledges his brilliance at the end of her own set. Daily Telegraph

You can see Tom Allen and his new show Absolutely at The Atkinson on Friday 15 September. Tickets are £12.

”Gives the tradition of camp comedy a firmly 21st century twist.” Guardian

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Tom Allen: Absolutely

Friday 15 September, 8pm





Please be advised that there is a £1 per ticket booking fee for telephone and online sales and a 2% fee for credit cards at the Box Office.



About The Atkinson

The Atkinson is Southport’s beautiful home for music, theatre, art, poetry, literature and history, right in the middle of Lord Street in Southport. The stunning 19th century buildings were refurbished in 2013 to create a really welcoming family friendly multi art-form venue with a strong contemporary feel.


The Atkinson offers an exciting and varied destination for families, cultural tourists and arts enthusiasts alike, with a full day and night time offer. Wander through the major exhibitions and see performances from some of the UK’s foremost musicians, actors, performers and companies, films, family activities and much more.


Find out about Sefton’s heritage with amazing tales of the sea, Red Rum, Dan Dare and Motor racing in the Museum and then ‘Discover Ancient Egypt’   in our Egyptology Gallery, this remarkable collection of archaeology was  discovered by Mrs Goodison from Bootle and until 2015 had not been seen for over 40 years.


Our lovely gift shop  is well worth a visit, with its handmade in Merseyside jewellery and crafts collection and Southport memorabilia and then relax in our new café – Great Little Place opening in September 2017.


Posted on 14 September 2017 under General news

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