With the country just now opening back up Ben will hit the York Theatre stage this May. He last performed stand up in Australia in 2006 but returned to the stage in 2019 with a totally sold out 75 date UK tour, drawing rave reviews.
Ben Elton exploded onto the comedy scene more than 30 years ago, hosting Channel 4’s groundbreaking Saturday Live. Since then Elton has achieved huge success as a stand-up comic, author, playwright, actor and director.
He's written television shows such as The Young Ones, Blackadder 2, Blackadder The Third, Blackadder Goes Forth, The Thin Blue Line, the famous ‘exam’ episode of Mr Bean, the recent UK smash hit Upstart Crow and many more, as well as writing and directing two feature films: 2000’s Maybe Baby and 2017’s Australian-made Three Summers. Last year he wrote Kenneth Branagh’s critically acclaimed biopic of William Shakespeare All Is True, which starred Judi Dench and Ian McKellen. In 2020 the live theatre production of his hit BBC TV series Upstart Crow opened at The Gielgud Theatre in London’s West End.
A highly respected author, Elton has published 16 acclaimed novels, six of which became number one bestsellers.
Elton is also widely known for his writing for the stage which includes three smash hit West End plays and the global phenomenon We Will Rock You, based on the music of British rock legends Queen. A serial award winner, he has won three BAFTAs, two Laurence Olivier Awards, The Royal Television Society Writer’s Award, The Golden Dagger UK Crime Writer of the Year Award, The Critics' Circle Award for Best Musical and the Eurovision Golden Rose d’Or Lifetime Achievement Award.
As Ben says: "The last time I toured I was still smarter than my phone. Things have definitely taken a funny turn."
★ ★ ★ ★ "Elton’s timing and phrasing remain impeccable, his structure is masterly"The Daily Telegraph
"Just give him a stage and a microphone and Ben Elton is the best. No contest"The Sunday Times
"There is nothing, absolutely nothing to beat Ben Elton live!"Evening Standard
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|Sat 29 May||7:30pm|
140 minutes (including interval).
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Recommended for ages 14+. Parental guidance advised.
Contains coarse language, adult themes and sexual references. Photography and filming prohibited.
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