Today, BAFTA-Award winning comedian, Leigh Francis, announces his first ever live tour 'My First Time'. Leigh's characters and sketches have kept millions of people around the UK laughing for years, and now he's stepping out as himself on an 18 date tour around the country.
Joining Leigh will be his favourite characters, all brought to life in a live environment for the very first time ever. From Keith Lemon, Bear and Avid Merrion to 'David Dickinson', 'Ant and Dec' and Myrtle, this tour will be packed full of hilarious sketches with buckets of audience interaction.
Kicking off in Bath on Wednesday, 6 March 2024, Leigh will visit Guildford, Bournemouth, London, Cambridge, Sheffield, Halifax, Salford, York, Glasgow, Hull, Bradford, Buxton, Newcastle, Nottingham, Liverpool, Birmingham before closing the tour in his hometown of Leeds where Leigh will wave goodbye on Saturday, 6 April 2024.
From London's iconic Palladium to the Liverpool Philharmonic, Leigh and his characters are ready to assemble and give people a night to remember:
"Hey, really exciting news! Well exciting for me! I hope it’s exciting for you! Or at least provokes some sort of interest! I mean, just look how many exclamation marks there is in this quote! It’s definitely news with exciting intent!
So what is this exciting news? I’m doing my first ever tour! Never done one before. It’s gonna have masks in it! The Bear, Avid Merrion, Amanda Holden’s Gran, not her actual gran but me playing her. I’ll also be playing Keith Lemon; I look just like him! It’s me doing all the characters I do that hopefully have the intent to provoke hilarity! So many exclamation marks, and the word ‘intent’ and ‘provoke’ twice! I’m excited! Come see ME being other people LIVE for the first time! It’ll be your first time and my first time! Hence the title of the tour MY FIRST TIME! (There’s another exclamation mark) how exciting!"