Julian Clary brings A Fistful of Clary to Portsmouth

Julian Clary - pic by Andy HollingworthJulian Clary - pic by Andy Hollingworth
Julian Clary - pic by Andy Hollingworth
Julian Clary is on the road for a brand-new 2024 UK tour entitled A Fistful of Clary.

Julian – who recently featured as part of the series 16 line-up of C4’s Taskmaster – will play 46 shows across the UK, from April 10-June 14, stopping off for two nights at his spiritual pantomime home, the London Palladium (May 18-19). Dates include Friday, June 7, Eastbourne, Devonshire Park; Saturday, June 8, Guildford, G Live; Wednesday, June 12, Portsmouth, New Theatre Royal; and Friday, June 14, Brighton Dome.

Julian said: “I love touring. It is a very lovely, creative process. Every night is different. I look forward to seeing how things evolve: a tiny spontaneous idea one night can become a twenty-minute routine after a few shows. That sort of thing can only happen on stage – no amount of thinking in the comfort of your own home can bring it about.

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“I also love travelling around with my tour manager Bertha. She has been by my side for 25 years. We have a laugh or lapse into a nice, comfortable silence as the mood takes us. Bliss.”

The tour is set to have a Western theme.

“Placing myself in the macho world of the Western seems like a jolly wheeze. All those un-washed cowboys, spitting and swearing. Not to mention the clothes. There are rich pickings for a camp comic to plunder, I’m sure of it.

“I’ll be creating a new Western drama called The Magnificent Seven Inches. For that I’ll need a posse. Sadly I don’t have one with me so I shall have to rely on the kindness of unsuspecting punters.”