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Tony Walsh takes over Thornton Little Theatre

Published: Thursday, 04 April 2019


Taking place on Friday 12 April 2019 at 7.30pm you will not want to miss this unforgettable night.

Forget how you imagined a poetry night could be and expect belly-laughs, tears and everything in between from this stunning, big-hearted performer who often leaves audiences on their feet, dazzled and breathless.

Tony Walsh AKA Longfella rose to national prominence in the wake of the Manchester bombing - his poem 'This Is The Place' written in 2015, captured the zeitgeist of the people of Manchester and the nation as a whole. Assuredly an amazing piece of work, but Tony is much more than one poem. People across the land have bought his books and joined him in theatres to share his infectious joy and laughter and tears.

“Now a national hero” (The Guardian) having "stunned millions of people" (Huffington Post) with his iconic performance in Manchester in May 2017, international audiences are quickly discovering what has been an open secret for well over a decade: an evening with Tony Walsh is a rip-roaring rock and roller-coaster ride from a profoundly inspiring artist at the very top of his game.

Tony will perform two sets of material including brand new and little heard poems from his eagerly awaited new collection, WORK | LIFE | BALANCE alongside some much-loved audience favourites.  Tony's poems have had over five million views online in 2018 alone.

Tony will also be available for book signings after the show.

Age 16+. This show will contain strong language plus adult humour and themes.

Tickets are £12 and can be booked by calling our box office on 01253 887693 or click here