Julian Clary brings show to town

Julian Clary has announced he is to return to stages across the UK for a new 2019 tour, titled Born To Mince.

Wednesday, 2nd January 2019, 1:00 pm
Julian Clary

And he will be bringing the show to Berwick Maltings in April next year.

In this outrageously camp new show, which he was going to call Bed Knobs and Knee Pads, but was advised might not sell too well in Harrogate, renowned homosexual Julian Clary will bare his soul as never before in the interests of light entertainment.

On the announcement of the tour, Julian said: “Are you ready for some filth? I know I am.

“It’s been a while since I sallied forth to pleasure the provinces with my particular brand of saucy innuendo. Let me at them!”

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He’ll murder some well-known songs along the way, no doubt, read you a sneak preview from his next memoir A Night At the Lubricant, and make withering remarks about punters foolish enough to sit in the front row. You know the kind of thing. It’s the only life he knows.

And Julian is looking forward to bringing his show to audiences across the country.

He said: “I’ve been around the block a few times and if people buy a ticket to see me, chances are they quite like me or they’ve been before, so there is a warmth and affection, but there is a sort of expectation of the boundaries being pushed a bit. I’m happy to oblige.”

Asked about audience participation, he added: “I wander around now,so you’re not safe anywhere. I’ve always found people’s lives are more interesting than mine so I’m interested in talking to people and improvising really.

“I did a straight play last year, Le Grand Mort, and it was really enjoyable, but I really had to stop myself from talking to the audience. It was in a very small theatre at Trafalgar Studios. I wanted to talk about someone’s hair and their handbag and the shoes they were wearing, and you just can’t, apparently. I’m told that, when acting in play, you are expected to say the same words in the same order every night. Who knew?

“I had to stop myself from seeing the audience whereas I’m very alert to them when I’m doing my own show.

“It’s such freedom to be able to say what you want, and maybe go down a blind alley, or create a bit of comedy, magic perhaps if you’re lucky, if the wind’s in the right direction. I do like it more than anything.”

And this could be Julian’s final mince. He said: “Yes, it was rather lame of me to say that, but I suppose it’s because I am 60 during this tour.”

The show is set to be a sell-out. To find out more about how to book see left.