“Dave Allen” Back in Ireland...

Dave Allen might have died and gone to ... well maybe not heaven ... but he’s had some time since his passing to think about a few things, to observe life, to mull it over - and now he’s bringing his views to the stage once again in the shape of a new show, which will be performed at the Burnavon theatre, Cookstown on Thursday 6th December.

Premiered at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester to capacity audiences, an extended run and critical acclaim, ‘AT LARGE: Dave Allen – A Journey Through Life’ is an affectionate and often hilarious look at the life and work of the man once dubbed Ireland’s first alternative comedian.

The one-man show has been created and is performed by Kieran Cunningham whose “perfect timing and laconic delivery” (Manchester Evening News) are reminiscent of Allen’s own relaxed style. Cunningham is a more familiar face in UK theatre and on the small screen. Having lived for the past 25 years in Manchester, the Newry native went to drama school with contemporaries like Steve Coogan, and has appeared on ITV, BBC and RTE (from Game of Thrones to Coronation Street, Emmerdale, Hollyoaks and Fair City as well as TV dramas The Pale Horse and Shoot to Kill, among many others).

With the help of the familiar chair, smoking cigarette and glass of the strong stuff, we are transported back to the BBC TV studio where for an incredible 27 years Allen’s TV show topped the ratings. At Large: Dave Allen – A journey through life is revived at the Burnavon theatre on Thursday 6th December at 8pm. Tickets cost £12 (£10 concession) and are on sale now from the Box Office, telephone 028 8676 9949 or online at www.burnavon.com.