“What do you call a comedian with perfect comedy timing? ***** Public Reviews

 Dave Spikey, who celebrated 30 years in comedy in 2017 with his JUGGLING ON A MOTORBIKE – 30th ANNIVERSARY TOUR has added more dates for autumn 2018 which includes a charity show at London’s Leicester Square Theatre  on 28 September 2018, where all proceeds will go to Animals Asia (www.animalsasia.org), a charity that Dave has supported for many years.

 “Not only a very funny accomplished comedian, but one of the finest raconteurs around” – Time Out

JUGGLING ON A MOTORBIKE  sees the Lancashire based comic look back on his remarkable life and incredible journey from working class lad to Chief Biomedical Scientist to much loved comedy performer and writer via Phoenix Nights, Eight out of Ten Cats, Bullseye, Dead Man Weds, Magnolia, The Royal Variety Show, Parkinson and many more.

“Down to Earth comic genius” – City Life

Dave Spikey had been working in the NHS for 19 years as a Biomedical Scientist when in 1987 someone uttered the immortal words, “You’re really funny, you should be a comedian” and for some reason, he took them seriously!!

Spikey’s gags are the stuff of stand-up dreams, his interplay and analysis the basis for clever, laugh-after-every-line comedy.Leicester Mercury

Only a few short months later he was crowned the winner of the national talent show Stairway to the Stars.   Larry Grayson, one of the judges, told him that it was a close run thing on the night but what clinched the award for Dave was his routine about a juggler on a motorbike.   Fast forward 13 years (Is that possible?) to Friday 13th October 2000 –   the day Dave switched off his microscope for the last time in the Haematology Laboratory.   The following Monday he found himself sitting on a rain-swept local car park dressed as a giant Berry!!    Dave often reflects that maybe none of this would have happened and he might still be looking down his microscope today if it wasn’t for the juggler on a motorbike!

Dave Spikey: Juggling on a Motorbike can be seen at The Atkinson on Friday 26 October, tickets £16.

To book your tickets please visit theatkinson.co.uk or call Box Office on 01704 533333.

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Dave Spikey: Juggling on a Motorbike

Friday 26 October, 7.30pm




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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.





Posted on 13 September 2018 under General news

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