• America’s Got Talent winner, ventriloquist and comedian Paul Zerdin to tour the UK with brand new show, Paul Zerdin’s Puppet Party  
  • Tour to take in 40 dates, concluding in London’s West End at the Duchess Theatre on 25th November 2019 
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 ebp and Intertalent Rights Group are delighted to announce that ventriloquist, comedian and winner of America’s Got Talent 2015, Paul Zerdin, will tour the UK with a brand-new show – Paul Zerdin’s Puppet Party. Taking in a total of 40 dates, the tour begins at Bedford’s Corn Exchange on 18th September 2019 and concludes at London’s Duchess Theatre on 25th November 2019. Tickets go on general sale on Friday 1st March 2019 at

Paul Zerdin and his dysfunctional puppet family are back by popular demand. As well as starring everyone’s favourites Sam, Albert and Baby, there’ll be his new bodyguard, an urban fox, some hilarious audience participation – and a talking ice cream! All using a mixture of master puppeteering, state of the art animatronic wizardry and a unique blend of edgy comedy.

It’s a quirk of British theatre that a man can get a standing ovation for spending the best part of 75 minutes on a stage talking to himself. It goes without saying that Paul’s skills are top notch – there’s not a hint of movement from his lips and he has a strong command of a range of different voices. But it’s his control of the puppets and sense of timing that brings his characters to life!

Zerdin wasn’t available for comment but his character Sam in his absence said: “It’s so exciting to be back on the road in the UK.  We’ve played Hollywood, New York, Vegas and now….Bedford!

I just hope we can all get through the tour without a big bust up like last time!”

Paul made his TV debut in 1996 as the first outright winner of LWT’s The Big Big Talent Show, hosted by Jonathan Ross.  Since then he has appeared on countless TV shows including Comedy Central’s The World Stands Up, ITV1’s Comedy Rocks with Jason Manford, Tonight at The London Palladium, The Princes Trust Gala and has made three appearances at The Royal Variety Performance. His auditions for America’s Got Talent have racked up millions of views on YouTube and Paul is currently developing TV projects in both the UK and the US.

Most recently, Paul returned to The London Palladium pantomime in Snow White, having also starred in the 2017 Olivier Award-winning Dick Whittington at The London Palladium. He took a Las Vegas residency at the legendary Planet Hollywood with his hit show Mouthing Off, and toured the UK with All Mouth in 2017.

See Paul Zerdin Puppet Party on Thursday 4 November at The Atkinson, Southport. Tickets are now on sale


 @paulzerdin | @ebplondon  

‘’The best ventriloquist Britain has discovered for many years…’’ The Stage

“If you think the words ‘brilliant’ and ‘ventriloquist’ have no place in the same sentence, go and see Paul Zerdin for some brutal re-education” Evening Standard

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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 22 March 2019 under Just announced

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