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"THE JOY OF MINCING"
UK & Australia 2016


FEBRUARY
Wed 17 & Thurs 18 ADELAIDE AUSTRALIA
Adelaide Fringe - Royalty Theatre
MARCH
Fri 25 GLASGOW Comedy Festival
APRIL
Thurs 14 YEOVIL Octagon
Fri 15 EXETER Corn Exchange
Sat 16 CARDIFF St Davids Hall
Sun 17 NORWICH Theatre Royal
Wed 20 SOUTHEND Palace Theatre
Thurs 21 BASINGSTOKE The Anvil
Fri 22 TUNBRIDGE WELLS Assembly
Sat 23 BRIGHTON Brighton Dome
Sun 24 CANTERBURY Marlowe
Wed 27 BIRMINGHAM Alexandra
Thurs 28 BUXTON Opera House
Fri 29 HARROGATE Royal Hall
Sat 30 NORTHAMPTON R & D
MAY
Sun 1 SHREWSBURY Theatre Severn
Wed 4 ST ALBANS The Alban Arena
Thurs 5 DORKING Dorking Halls
Fri 6 CRAWLEY The Hawth
Sat 7 SHANKLIN IOW Shanklin
Sun 8 SOUTHAMPTON Mayflower
Wed 11 LEEDS City Varieties
Thurs 12 LANCASTER Grand Theatre
Fri 13 EDINBURGH EICC Pentland
Sat 14 BERWICK UPON TWEED
Sun 15 NEWCASTLE Theatre Royal
Wed 18 EASTBOURNE Congress
Thurs 19 SWINDON Wyvern Theatre
Fri 20 LONDON Vaudeville
Sat 21 LONDON Vaudeville
Sun 22 CHELTENHAM Town Hall
Wed 25 KINGS LYNN Corn Exchange
Thurs 26 STAFFORD Gatehouse
Fri 27 MANCHESTER Opera House
SEPTEMBER
AUSTRALIA
MELBOURNE - SYDNEY - PERTH
UK TOUR PART 2
OCTOBER
Tues 11 HODDESDON The Spotlight
Wed 12 GUILDFORD G Live
Thurs 13 CAMBRIDGE Corn Exchange
Fri 14 HIGH WYCOMBE Swan
Sat 15 LINCOLN Arts Centre
Tues 18 BARNSTAPLE Queens
Wed 19 TRURO Hall for Cornwall
Thurs 20 WEYMOUTH Pavilion
Fri 21 MONMOUTH Savoy
Sat 22 NOTTINGHAM Playhouse
Tues 25 HORSHAM The Capitol
Wed 26 CHELMSFORD Civic Theatre
Thurs 27 READING Concert Hall
Fri 28 LEICESTER Curve
Sat 29 BURY ST EDMONDS Royal
Sun 30 FOLKESTONE Leas Cliff Hall
NOVEMBER
Wed 2 PETERBOROUGH Cresset
Thurs 3 WREXHAM Wm Ashton Hall
Fri 4 CREWE Lyceum
Sat 5 LEAMINGTON SPA
Sun 6 BROMLEY Churchill

ABOUT THE SHOW

Julian Clary, national trinket, author, TV and radio star is coming up your way...

The Joy of Mincing is Julian Clary's celebration of  30 years as a camp comedian. There is so much to tell you; the ups and downs of his sordid love life, the true and heart stopping account of how he saved Dame Joan Collins' life, and don't start him on the perils of his DIY electrical home enema kit.

On stage Julian proudly wears his well-deserved M.B.E (Mincer of the British Empire). It was the last thing he expected to receive when he knelt down in front of Prince Charles in the scullery at Buckingham Palace…

And because Julian gives and gives (until it hurts) he will be hands out honours to the lucky few in the audience too. This is Julian at his filthy best. Live and unplugged.

Come and witness a masterclass in camp comedy.

'He never falters. You think knob jokes are easy? Clary makes them flow like cheap German wine. It's absolute fluff, but he pulls it off.' Dominic Maxwell. The Times.

  'Outrageously funny. A master comedian at the top of his game.' Andrew Edwards What's On Stage.

Recommended 16+ Photo credit: Tony Briggs




The Joy of Mincing




Julian Clary on Tour in 2016



REVIEWS
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" "This celebration of "30 years of camp comedy nonsense" is a hoot from start to finish. It is relentless and filthy and fun. "Are you receiving me at the rear?" he shouts up to the furthest seats, whilst simultaneously inviting us all to an after show "workshop" at Blidworth Woods car park – "just flash your headlights twice." There is something about the way he delivers a devastating put down that is almost like a benediction. It is said with such delicate, breathy grace that a comeback would seem rude. And inadvisable. ...And we close with a big chorus of the unexplainable "mince, troll, shriek." You had to be there – and I'm glad we were." Jane Renton - Nottingham Post

"Yes, all very vulgar and at times gross, but such is his endearing and warm personality and almost regal stage presence, Julian can get away with, and always does, just about everything. Julian’s soothing voice is like that of a maiden aunt who has had one too many sherries and will often let out an indiscreet remark, much to the amusement of a packed Pavilion, particularly the lady of a certain age beside me who squawked like a trapped seagull throughout the entire performance. Not so much a national treasure, more a national knick-knack, gawdy and battered but full of memories. Long may he continue to mince." Nick Horton - Dorest Echo

"A memorable moment comes at the end of the first act, when he performs a version of Unforgettable, with a few tawdry tweaks. As it concludes, and as he takes the applause, for a brief moment before the lights fade, his face is gripped with rapture and gratitude. It's an unmistakeable reflection of his joy in the stage and an audience. Clary's 30-year career is down to him being a performer who must perform. It's not the naughtiness of the innuendos that is solely his appeal, it's that he's a consummate showman, and not just a mincer of his empire, but a commander. " Sarah Thomas - The Sydney Morning Herald

"Today we celebrate the longevity of a queen, a bit anachronistic, but still widely loved. Yes, it's 'renowned homosexual' Julian Clary, back on the road again and celebrating 30 years of camp comedy ... The buckets of self-aware charm, the extravagance of his double entendres and a delivery that's disarmingly unaffected, despite all the spangles, make for a warmly entertaining evening."  Chortle.co.uk

"... joyously, no opportunity for an outrageous double entendre about buggery is missed. He has oodles of charm and his personalised version of “My Way” is a rather touching mission statement from a man celebrating his sexuality, one who started in show business at a time when equal marriage seemed impossible.
But we’ve all grown up since then and, judging by the audience’s warm response, not just to the jokes but to the more serious underlying message of the song, Clary has already achieved national treasure status – so a real MBE can’t be far behind. Ooh, I say, it’s catching."  TheArtsDesk.com


Audience Reviews on Ticketmaster
Julian Clary brilliant. Absolutely brilliant. Cheeks were aching from laughing so much. N111chy, Cardiff.
Brilliant. Without a doubt Julian is the best mincer in the business. Ritual humiliation of members of the audience and as much filth as you can shake a stick at. You cannot fault Julian Clary for a great night out. I loved every minute and would happily go and see him again and again. Nandocat, Glasgow.
Carry on mincing Julian Clary. Julian's innuendoes had the audience in cahoots. It was lovely to see a comedian perform in an old school style with no fancy gizmoes or even any merch in the foyer. It was pure unadulterated filth, as Julian likes to describe his show. If you like smutty innuendo such as performed in the old carry on films, but turned up to 11, you will love Julian's show. If you don't, stay at home. I will definitely go to see Julian Clary when he next performs - ooh er missus! Mama20, Yeovil.
Mincing is so much fun. Had a fab time - took my 83 year old mum and we hee hawed and laughed out loud - great atmosphere - well done Mr Clary with your one man show X. Scabuna, Glasgow


Julian with Lorraine chatting about being back on tour, writing more children's books and how much he's looking forward to being back in panto.


Julian performed The Joy of Mincing in Australia in early September in Melbourne, Sydney and Perth.


Julian performed The Joy of Mincing in Australia in February at the Adelaide Fringe Festival. He was also named Adelaide Fringe Ambassador and lead the Fringe Parade - More at AdelaideNow.com



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