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More dates for The Reverend Richard Coles


More dates for The Reverend Richard Coles

The Reverend Richard Coles invites you into his world…

Famed for his star turn as a pop star in the 80s with the Communards, as well as his long stint presenting Saturday Live on BBC Radio Four and – until he very recently retired – his full time job as a Church of England priest; The Reverend Richard Coles last year embarked on his first UK Tour and has now added extra dates across the UK for 2024.

In his live show, Reverend Richard Coles takes audiences on an exhilarating journey of his life. He will delve into his multifaceted world, with tales encompassing sex, drugs, pop stardom, religious epiphany; love, a dream job, and the madness of grief. Prepare to be captivated as he lifts the lid on his extraordinary life, sharing compelling anecdotes, poignant insights, and unfiltered truths. Some or all of this may come out as Richard pulls back the curtain on a life truly and truthfully lived.

There are very few people in the world who can claim a career and life of such diverse events to have had the UK’s biggest-selling single of 1986 (Don’t Leave Me This Way, with the Communards), with their revolutionary synth-pop music, to beloved BC Radio 4’s Saturday Live presenter.

With 17 years in the priesthood and latterly a bestselling writer – his memoir of loss, The Madness Of Grief, about the sudden loss of his partner David, at the horribly early age of 43 was a Sunday Times bestseller and his novel ‘Murder Before Evensong’ reached #1 in the paperback charts – and, remaining an LGBT icon who’s appeal crosses genres and generations, the Reverend Richard Coles is such a man.

Often described as Britain’s most famous vicar, Reverend Richard Coles was the inspiration for the main character in the BBC hit comedy Rev, a programme for which he also served as a consultant.

In 2017, he was a contestant on the BBC’s BAFTA-winning prime-time show Strictly Come Dancing, and the year previous he was a semi-finalist on Celebrity Masterchef. He has a keen interest in classical music, art and ceramics, and co-hosted the BBC’s Big Painting Challenge alongside Mariella Frostrup in 2017 and 2018. In 2022, he presented Good Grief?, a Channel 4 documentary exploring the subject of how to live positively with grief.

As a prolific author, Reverend Richard Coles has written six books including three memoirs; the bestselling Fathomless Riches: Or How I Went From Pop to Pulpit (2014), Bringing in The Sheaves: Wheat and Chaff from My Years as a Priest (2016) and Sunday Times best-sellers The Madness of Grief (2021) and Murder Before Evensong (2022).

Remaining Dates

Saturday 3rd February 2024 Portsmouth New Theatre Royal
Saturday 17th February 2024 Harpenden Eric Morecambe Centre
Thursday 22nd February 2024 Saffron Walden Saffron Hall
Sunday 3rd March 2024 Edinburgh Assembly Rooms
Monday 4th March 2024 Dundee Whitehall Theatre

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