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Dom Joly brings tour to Mansfield

Posted onPosted on 23rd Aug

Prankster and comedian Dom Joly, star of Trigger Happy TV and I’m A Celebrity, and now a celebrated author, is touring the UK with his one-man show this autumn… and it’s coming to Mansfield Palace Theatre on 14th September.

Ironically, in a year that’s seen Britain sweltering in its highest ever temperatures, he’ll be promoting his latest book – Such Miserable Weather!

Dom Joly’s Holiday Snaps will recall stories of his exploits as a serial globe-trotter and seeker of dangerous travel spots.

From North Korea to Chernobyl, Dom has visited some of the most unusual places on the planet – including, of course, the Australian bush in the 10th series of hit TV show I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here.

He famously attended school with Osama Bin Laden and, armed with a trusty Powerpoint, fans can expect his holiday snaps to serve up a tantalising mix of comedy and a sense of danger.

The best-selling author will meet fans after the show to sign copies of his books, including his latest release, Such Miserable Weather – a travelogue revealing Dom’s view of England through the lens of a grumpy, middle-aged man, driving through a historical crisis during the pandemic, in pursuit of happiness and a decent meal.

With his usual eye for funny detail and curious inability to stay out of trouble, Dom meanders around the country on a road trip from hell.

Along the way, he gets stuck up a hill in the Yorkshire Dales, is chatted up by a vampire in Grimsby and visits most of the country’s dullest tourist attractions, so that you never have to.

Dom says: “I’ve got this collection of weird holiday snaps. And I know there’s that cliché that ‘nobody wants to see anybody else’s holiday snaps’. Well, my holiday snaps are really good. And I’ve got some really good stories with them.

“The theme is travel. The three things I’ll be showing will be my own holiday snaps, holiday snaps from TV shows and holiday snaps from my books.

“So, for instance, when we did Trigger Happy TV, we went to Switzerland and found out our runner couldn’t ski and then I got arrested for impersonating a yeti.

“Then there was stuff from World Shut Your Mouth, which had me frightening the eskimo with cymbals. There’s another snap of me at Chernobyl, thinking: ‘Should I eat the vegetables here or not?’ So when I put all of them together, I’ve got a seriously great holiday show.

“We were mid-way through the tour when Covid brought everything to a standstill, so I’m delighted that I’m finally able to get back on the road.”

To book tickets, call in at the Palace Theatre Box Office, call 01623 or go to the theatre website.