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Sat 20 Oct 2018

RBM Management presents

Jilted John plus Special Guest John Otway

'Ere We Go 2… 3… 40', will see "The King of Wimp Rock" (NME) perform not only the song voted "Best One Hit Wonder of All Time" by listeners to Steve Lamac's 6 Music Show in 2015, but also the very best of JJ's classic 1978 album 'True Love Stories'. In addition, expect crowd favourites like 'Mrs Pickering', the almost legendary anthem 'Keira Knightly, Eat Your Dinner!' and maybe something brand new from the pen of the man once described by Tony Parsons as "a mild-mannered drama sponge". Well, Jilted John may be mild mannered, but that doesn't mean he hasn't got attitude. You'd better watch out, especially if you're called Gordon!

Here's an interesting fact: Every time Graham Fellows meets someone called Gordon (apparently it happens quite a lot) they don't punch him on the nose but shake him heartily by the hand as they joke about how "Jilted John" made their life a misery! Does this mean that that Gordons really ARE morons - or just polite and erm.. mild mannered, like Jilted John?

Who knows? Who cares? It's enough to know this: that 'Jilted John' remains one of the best loved UK singles of all time, and that this tour is a one off, a never to be repeated phenomenon. What makes it even better is that special guest for the entire tour is legendary singer songwriter and self proclaimed rock and roll's greatest failure - John Otway. Hardly a failure - John's song "Beware of the Flowers Cause I'm Sure They're Going to Get You Yeah" was voted the seventh greatest lyric of all time in a BBC poll. His hit records include "Bunsen Burner" and of course, the classic punk anthem "Really Free", a song which Jilted John freely admits was a huge influence on him. "He's more of a man than I'll ever be!" confesses Jilted, and he's over the moon that Otway will be on this tour. And we hope you are too!

So come and celebrate the memory of that hot Summer of 78, when aerosols were first banned (and the neutron bomb!), the first test tube baby was born, and pubs, playgrounds, streets and football terraces rang to the resounding chorus of "Gordon..is..a..mor..ron!!" Come along, and be as exuberant or as mild mannered as you like!

Suitable for ages 14+. Please note this is a standing show, wheelchair​ users and patrons with mobility issues should contact the box office before booking so we can help with accessibility.