THE SHOCK OF THE OLD - Terence-Blacker

“Musically wonderful. Just a fantastic evening.”

“A cracking show.”

“He speaks the truth. And he’s terribly funny. And he brings a tear to your eye.”

Audiences are loving THE SHOCK OF THE OLD, the one-man show now touring theatres throughout the UK.

In this hilarious and spirit-lifting new show, songwriter and author Terence Blacker celebrates one of the great challenges of life  –  the art of ageing with style. With songs described by Gyles Brandreth as “witty, wistful, wonderful”, plus anecdotes and a dash of wisdom, he shows how getting old can be the best, most liberating  – and funniest –  part of your life.

The Shock of the Old may not reveal the great secret of the coming of age, but Terence Blacker shares a world of fun, warmth and wisdom looking for it.

‘Melodic, funny, and with a touch of melancholy, Terence Blacker’s Shock of the Old blends sharp, knowing comedy with cracking tunes. You’re in for a treat.’ Craig Brown

“We need cheering up right now and this singer-songwriter…  is just the ticket.”   Sunday Times

 “Terence Blacker is a one-off… A hugely popular performer in folk clubs, his songs range from the tender to the satirical, and are always written with wit.”    Folk London

 “A consummate crowd-pleasing performer  –  brilliant.”    Northern Sky Magazine

And here’s a showreel for THE SHOCK OF THE OLD.


28th April HORTON ARTS CENTRE, EPSOM, KT19 8NP  Tickets here

12th May FRIARAGE THEATRE, YARM, TR15 9EJ Tickets here

13th May  WRECKING BALL, HULL, HU1 2ER  Tickets here

3 June PHOENIX THEATRE, BORDON, GO35 0LR Tickets here 


If you want to book a performance of THE SHOCK OF THE OLD at your venue, please contact Catherine Brown at Tin Cat Entertainment.