Top Radio 4 comic to headline at Fringe

Jeremy Hardy PNL-140905-144058001
Jeremy Hardy PNL-140905-144058001

In an amazing coup, Buckingham Town Council has booked favourite BBC Radio 4 comedian Jeremy Hardy as its headline act for Buckingham Fringe Week next month.

Don’t delay if you want the chance to see the droll humourist, who is a regular panellist on The News Quiz with Sandi Toksvig and I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue with Jack Dee.

Tickets are now on sale at Buckingham’s Old Gaol for the week of entertainment, which starts on Saturday, June 14, and culminates in Mr Hardy’s performance at the Old Town Hall on Saturday, June 22.

Jeremy Hardy began his stand-up career in January 1984 and has now joined the ‘establishment’ of Radio 4 comedy show panellists.

Other Radio 4 work includes Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation and You’ll Have Had Your Tea. He has also appeared on TV and in films.

But he still remains a stand-up comic, performing his one-man show in theatres and arts centres throughout Britain and Ireland.

He is also part of the live touring version of I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue.

Buckingham Fringe Week begins with an interactive Zumba demonstration by Janey Betts and the Z Crew outside the Old Gaol.

On Sunday, June 15, the Film Place has comedian Aidan Goatley’s smash hit one-man show 10 Films With My Dad, a warm, funny and personal comedy show fresh from much praise at the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Back by popular demand for a fifth year on Monday, June 16, is the Oxford Fiddle Group at the Radcliffe Centre

On Tuesday, June 17, Villiers Hotel offers an afternoon of cream teas music from the Keith Templeman Quartet.

And in the evening, there’s a chance to hear local historian Ed Grimsdale relate some Spooky Stories in the Old Gaol.

Wednesday, June 18, sees a joint art and drama project between students from the Buckingham School and the Royal Latin School centred around Buckingham and the Second World War.

Members of the public are welcome to attend the free event, at the Royal Latin School.

Buckingham Acoustic Club get together in The Woolpack, on Well Street, every Thursday evening at 8.30pm for an open mic night.

Go along on June 19 and enjoy the music.

Friday, June 20, seed BandJam meet in the White Hart and there will be karaoke in the Cote at the Woolpack.

Buckingham Civic Day is on Saturday, June 21, when you can visit the Old Gaol Musium free of charge, courtesy of the trustees of the Old Gaol.

To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings, there will be a 1940s swing dance with Sticky Wicket and his Swing Orchestra in the Community Centre on Saturday, June 21.

A ploughmans supper will be served and everyone is encouraged to dress up in1940s style.