Perrier Award-winning comedian Sean Hughes appears at Aldershot’s West End Centre on Friday March 14 and Cranleigh Arts Centre on Thursday March 20 with his latest acclaimed show, Penguins.
A huge hit at the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe, where it won the Herald Angels Award for Best Comedy Show, Penguins is Hughes’ best show for years.
A brilliant, thought-provoking journey back to his Dublin upbringing and the utter awkwardness of teenage life, Sean weaves in his family, his school days and the business of friendship, and somehow manages to tie it all in to the present.
Full of surprises and hidden twists, Sean asks why society tells us how to behave and react – but what does it have to do with Penguins?
In a career lasting 25 years, Sean Hughes has performed all over the world and, as well as being the youngest ever winner of the coveted Perrier Award, he has also won a Fringe First for his short plays, Dehydrated and Travellin’ Light. He was recently voted No. 40 in Channel 4’s World’s 100 Greatest Comedians poll.
The multi-talented Sean has many TV and radio credits to his name, including writing and starring in the cult favourite Sean’s Show (Channel 4), and a long stint as team captain on Never Mind the Buzzcocks (BBC2).
As an actor, he has had numerous starring roles in TV shows such as The Last Detective (ITV1) and Coronation Street (ITV1), appeared in Alan Parker’s film The Commitments, starred in the film adaptation of Spike Milligan’s Puckoon and performed on the West End stage in As You Like It with Sienna Miller.
He has also hosted his own show on BBC 6 Music. Sean has written two collections of prose and poetry including Sean’s Book, and two critically-acclaimed, best-selling novels, The Detainees and It’s What He Would Have Wanted.
Tickets to see Sean Hughes at the West End Centre cost £15. Tickets to see him at the Cranleigh Arts Centre cost £15 on the door and £13 in advance.