Rick Wakeman's BACK AGAIN tour (2001)

The end of an era.....

Rick Wakeman will be embarking on his final tour of the UK from March 10th until April 8th and this will herald the end of an era that has seen him perform over 500 shows in the UK over the last ten years alone.

His last one man show was heralded by many as being the epitome of a what a one man show should encompass, with an unexpected mixed selection of music wrapped around the hilarious anecdotes that have also become his trademark in recent years following his numerous appearances in programmes such as Countdown and never Mind The Buzzcocks.

This final tour will see him perform with the renowned operatic tenor, Ramon Remedios, although this show will be far from operatic, (as Ramon well knows to his cost), as he becomes the endless butt of Rick's pretty much continual bombardment of sarcastic humour throughout the entire performance ! He does get ample opportunity to show off has talent though, and the former star of the West End production of Phantom of The Opera rises to the occasion with some classic arrangements of some of Rick's compositions as well as those by other well known contemporary composers. There will also be the last chance to hear the now legendary "Barber of Wigan", a two man operetta that has been a guaranteed show stopper wherever it has been performed !

The usual batch of silly stories alongside the music will also be in abundance, and with no support act, the full two and a half hours, (with a short interval), should guarantee to be a show not to be missed.

As mentioned earlier, this is Rick's farewell tour of the theatres of the UK and so don't come crying to us if you miss it !

Date Venue Reviews
Saturday, March 10, 2001 Stag Community Arts Centre reviews
Sevenoaks
Sunday, March 11, 2001 Majestic Theatre reviews
Retford
Monday, March 12, 2001 The Cressett reviews
Peterborough
Tuesday, March 13, 2001 Fairfield Halls
Croydon
Wednesday, March 14, 2001 Princes Hall
Aldershot
Thursday, March 15, 2001 Assembly Hall reviews
Worthing
Friday, March 16, 2001 Royal Court reviews
Bacup
Saturday, March 17, 2001 Rosehill Theatre reviews
Whitehaven
Sunday, March 18, 2001 Prince of Wales Theatre
Cannock
Monday, March 19, 2001 Civic Hall
Guildford
Tuesday, March 20, 2001 Memorial Theatre
Frome
Wednesday, March 21, 2001 Torch Theatre
Milford Haven
Thursday, March 22, 2001 The Princess Royal Theatre
Port Talbot
Friday, March 23, 2001 Subscription Rooms reviews
Stroud
Sunday, March 25, 2001 Leas Cliff Hall
Folkestone
Monday, March 26, 2001 Pavilion Theatre
Bournemouth
Tuesday, March 27, 2001 City Hall
Salisbury
Wednesday, March 28, 2001 Lewisham Theatre
Catford
Thursday, March 29, 2001 Royal Hippodrome reviews
Eastbourne
Friday, March 30, 2001 Babbacombe Theatre
Torquay
Sunday, April 01, 2001 Harlow Playhouse
Harlow
Monday, April 02, 2001 The Playhouse Theatre
Weston-Super-Mare
Tuesday, April 03, 2001 Huntingdon Hall reviews
Worcester
Wednesday, April 04, 2001 National Forest Folk Club
Ashby de la Zouch
Thursday, April 05, 2001 National Forest Folk Club
Ashby de la Zouch
Friday, April 06, 2001 Dacorum Pavilion
Hemel Hempstead
Saturday, April 07, 2001 Elgiva Theatre
Chesham