William Andrews’ Willy has received praise from critics and fans.
“An imaginative and humane portrait of a midlife crisis from a stand-up who’s learned how to stand-up and perform again” ★★★★ – The Scotsman
Have you ever had a day where you speak to no-one,until you are not even sure how you talk? Well it’s been like that for William, but instead of a day, it was nine years.
After a huge sabbatical and a mighty return to the Fringe last summer, William Andrews is back at the Soho Theater to carry on where he left off. His show is about finding his feet and his voice again. It’s something like a self-portrait, daftly creative with canny surprises, this cult idiot is wholeheartedly embracing the Willy he always was.
Directed by Hamish Macdougall, Willy is the best show William has ever done – and please call him William, not Willy – would you be so rude to Myfanwy..?
Yes, he was in Alan Partridge, for like a second, yes, he was in the series of Broadchurch that didn’t make sense, and yes he’s that guy from the tweet about his son falling in nettles – you know the one that 10 million people have watched! And yes still people congratulate him for his work on Horrible Histories. He wasn’t in Horrible Histories. William has however won The Tap Water Awards for character standup comedy in the 2003 Edinburgh Fringe Festival performing as Tony Carter, a luckless Geordie. In 2007 he won a Scottish BAFTA for his role in the Television show Blowout. He’s also one of the regular’s in BBC Children’s series Sorry I’ve Got No Head.
Willy runs from the 10th to the 13th of April at the Soho Theatre, 21 Dean Street, Soho, London W1D 3NE. Performances start at 8.45pm. Tickets £11.00 on April 10th and £14.00 for all other performances.
“His quietly off-kilter musings inspired by experiences, both every day and extreme, are as funny as they are compelling.” ★★★★ – Chortle