JOHN SHUTTLEWORTH’S BACK
(UK TOUR 2020)


Stop press: Due to the Corona Virus and new Government guidelines, all remaining shows have been postponed until later in the year. Please retain your tickets and new dates will be announced shortly. Sincere apologies for the inconvenience, but be assured - John Shuttleworth will be back! Stay safe, everybody! Ken Worthington x

Rescheduled dates listed below where known - where confirmed, should be on venue website.

January 2020  
Tuesday 21st BARTON ON HUMBER ROPEWALK (WARM UP) SOLD OUT
Thursday 23rd SHEFFIELD LANTERN (WARM UP) SOLD OUT
Friday 24th SHEFFIELD LANTERN (WARM UP) SOLD OUT
Saturday 25th LIVERPOOL PLAYHOUSE (1ST NIGHT) SOLD OUT
Sunday 26th LANCASTER GRAND THEATRE
Wednesday 29th HULL TRUCK SOLD OUT
Thursday 30th HEBDEN BRIDGE PICTUREHOUSE
Friday 31st LEEDS CITY VARIETIES SOLD OUT
February 2020  
Saturday 1st LEEDS CITY VARIETIES SOLD OUT
Monday 3rd NORWICH PLAYHOUSE SOLD OUT
Tuesday 4th MILTON KEYNES THE STABLES SOLD OUT
Weds 5th BIRMINGHAM TOWN HALL
Thursday 6th SHEFFIELD CRUCIBLE SOLD OUT
Saturday 8th OLDHAM COLISEUM
Sunday 9th BUXTON OPERA HOUSE
Weds 12th RUNCORN BRINDLEY THEATRE
Thurs 13th SHREWSBURY SEVERN THEATRE SOLD OUT
Friday 14th LINCOLN THEATRE ROYAL
Saturday 15th LEICESTER LITTLE THEATRE MATINEE SOLD OUT
Saturday 15th LEICESTER LITTLE THEATRE EVENING SOLD OUT
Tuesday 18th ILKLEY KINGS HALL
Weds 19th LOWRY SALFORD SOLD OUT
Saturday 22nd NEWCASTLE TYNE THEATRE AND OPERA HOUSE
Sunday 23rd SCUNTHORPE, PLOWRIGHT
Wednesday 26th WAKEFIELD THEATRE ROYAL AND OPERA HOUSE SOLD OUT
Friday 28th MARGATE. THEATRE ROYAL
Saturday 29th BRIGHTON OLD MARKET SOLD OUT
March 2020  
Sunday 1st BRIGHTON OLD MARKET SOLD OUT
Monday 2nd LONDON LEICESTER SQUARE THEATRE SOLD OUT
Tuesday 3rd LONDON LEICESTER SQUARE THEATRE SOLD OUT
Thursday 5th STAFFORD GATEHOUSE
Friday 6th MANCHESTER DANCEHOUSE SOLD OUT
Saturday 7th MANCHESTER DANCEHOUSE (Plus Matinee) SOLD OUT
Sunday 8th SCARBOROUGH SPA THEATRE
Wednesday 11th BROMSGROVE ARTRIX THEATRE
Thursday 12th TEWKESBURY THE ROSES
Rescheduled dates below
September 2020  
Tuesday 8th WORCESTER HUNTINGDON HALL
Wednesday 9th EXETER PHOENIX SOLD OUT
Saturday 12th NORWICH PLAYHOUSE
Tuesday 15th HASTINGS ST MARY IN THE CASTLE
Wednesday 16th WIMBORNE TIVOLI THEATRE
Thursday 17th SWANSEA PONTARDAWE ARTS CENTRE
Sunday 20th BARNSLEY CIVIC
Monday 21st NOTTINGHAM PLAYHOUSE SOLD OUT
Tuesday 22nd SHEFFIELD MEMORIAL CITY HALL
Friday 25th STAMFORD ARTS CENTRE SOLD OUT
Saturday 26th LONDON BLOOMSBURY
October 2020
Saturday 10th STRATFORD PLAYHOUSE
Sunday 18th GLASGOW KINGS THEATRE
Monday 19th EDINBURGH QUEENS HALL
Tuesday 20th ABERDEEN ARTS CENTRE
January 2021  
Wednesday 20th NEWCASTLE UNDER LYME NEW VIC THEATRE Website still showing old date
Thursday 21st LOUTH RIVERHEAD SOLD OUT
Friday 22nd CAMBRIDGE JUNCTION
Sunday 24th BRISTOL OLD VIC
Dates TBC  
To Be Confirmed BURY ST EDMUNDS THEATRE ROYAL RESCHEDULED
To Be Confirmed CHELMSFORD CIVIC THEATRE RESCHEDULED
To Be Confirmed WINCHESTER THEATRE ROYAL RESCHEDULED
To Be Confirmed BELFAST BLACK BOX SOLD OUT RESCHEDULED

RBM comedy is proud to announce that versatile singer/organist John Shuttleworth - “The Godfather of character comedy” (Evening Standard) - will be taking to the stage once again in 2020 for a fifty plus date UK tour - his first in three years!

Hence the title - ‘John Shuttleworth's Back’. But guess what? The show is also about… his back! It's been giving him trouble, you see. Years of strenuous DIY, not to mention playing his organ whilst perched upon a multi pack of Diet Sprite with no lumbar support, has taken a heavy toll on the former Comet employee and security guard at a Rotherham sweet factory.

But - ever the trouper - John will brave the stage to regale audiences with an evening of his classic compositions (plus brand new songs and hilarious 'back' stories), pausing no doubt only to reapply his deep heat rub!

Later this year sees a welcome return of the much loved 'fly on the wall' sitcom, 'The Shuttleworths', voted “the 26th Best Radio show ever" in a recent Radio Times poll. A half hour Christmas special will be broadcast in late December, and this will be followed by a brand new book by “Sheffield’s Funniest Man” (The Independent) - 'TWO MARGARINES and other Domestic Dilemmas'. This is to be released in April 2020 by renowned music publisher Omnibus - the first John Shuttleworth book in over 20 years will be available for fans to buy exclusively at shows during the tour from January onwards.

Actor/musician Graham Fellows has a long history of creating lovable characters and his first - Jilted John - reached number 4 in the UK charts in 1978 selling half a million copies. Graham was also behind “The Forest Gump of Rock” Brian Appleton who appeared in a variety of stage and TV shows and enjoyed two series on BBC Radio 4, plus Goole based concreter Dave Tordoff who delighted audiences with his very special brand of humour.

Graham recently appeared as himself on BBC TV's 'Celebrity Mastermind', toured the UK in his stage show 'Completely Out Of Character' whilst releasing a critically acclaimed album of heartfelt indie folk songs - 'Weird Town'.

John Shuttleworth meanwhile, guest starred in an episode of BBC TV's 'Count Arthur Strong', and motored around Britain with Wayne Hemingway in 'Celebrity Antiques Roadshow', as well as winning 'Pointless Celebrities' and the coveted Pointless Trophy.