SHREWSBURY NATIONAL TOUR DATE FOR GEOFF NORCOTT ANNOUNCED – ‘I BLAME THE PARENTS’ – APRIL 1, 2021

For his brand-new tour, Geoff Norcott (Would I Lie to You?Live At The ApolloMock The WeekQuestion Time and The Mash Report) will be talking less politics (alright, there will probably be a bit), and, instead, will mostly explore personal responsibility, parenting and who should take the blame when things go wrong. Hint: it’s you!

Whatever happened to the idea of personal responsibility? In the age of victimhood, it seems like whatever is wrong with your life can be blamed on someone else: governments, employers…some bigot from four hundred years ago.

Where did it go wrong? It has to be the parents. For every generation, there’s an opportunity for a new set of mums and dads to set their kids straight and make a stand against whatever trendy nonsense is currently doing the rounds. But do we? Or is it easier to give in to fear and the pursuit of a quiet life?

Geoff has also realised that he’s a bag of contradictions. Raised on a south London council estate by two maverick parents, there’s plenty he has to sift through. His dad was a trade union man who obsessed over stocks and shares. His mum was a closet chauvinist and far too frank on the subject of sex.

With a child of his own, Geoff spies a one-off chance for his family to finally get it right and produce a balanced human being, but can he filter out his own bollocks before it gets to his son?

Geoff now has a string of top-level credits to his name including: The Last Leg (C4), Would I Lie To You? (BBC1), Mock the Week (BBC2), Live at The Apollo (BBC2), Offended by Irvine Welsh (Sky Arts), The Mash Report (BBC2), 8 Out of 10 Cats (C4) and The Duchess (Netflix). He also fronted his own documentary, How The Middle Class Ruined Britain (BBC2) (★★★★★ FT) and has released three Radio 4 specials to date, one of which won ‘Best Comedy’ at BBC Radio & Music Awards.

Geoff continues to be a feature in the world of political and social commentary, with regular appearances on political programmes, including Question TimePolitics Live and All Out Politics. He has hosted a radio show for the first time in 2020, frequently deputising for Giles Coren on Times Radio as well as becoming a regular on BBC Radio 4’s The News Quiz and The Now Show. TV writing credits include additional material for hit sitcom King Gary (BBC1), Have I Got News For You (BBC1), It’s Clarkson on TV (ITV), The Ranganation (BBC2) and many, many more.

About Author /

Kath is an actor, singer and writer with a passion for theatre. She has been reviewing for At The Theatre since 2014. Kath has a Masters in Performance at Liverpool Hope University and is Creative Engagement Worker for B arts, a participatory arts organisation.

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