King's Hall Ilkley
15 February 2018
Dave Spikey celebrates 30 years in comedy!
*Prices inclusive of booking fees: Phone/Counter - £1 per ticket plus postage charge where applicable. Online - £1.50 per ticket plus £1 per transaction for postage. Please note, concessions may not be available on every performance.
Dave 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!!
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 13 October 2000, the day Dave switched off his microscope for good and found himself, the following Monday, sitting on a rain swept local car park dressed as a giant berry!!
So now in 2017 he celebrates the 30th anniversary of his comedy career. In this show he will look back on his remarkable life and his 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. He 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 the motorbike.
£2.50 off two tickets
Please note that all discounts are subject to availability. T&C’s apply.
To book a lounge or box, wheelchair position, or for an access assisted performance (captioned, audio described, signed) where applicable, please contact the box office on 01274 432000.
For groups of 20+ please contact 01274 437788. Maximum of 10 tickets for this event can be booked online.