ON The Way - THE SHOCK OF THE OLD - Terence-Blacker

Now touring theatres throughout the UK, the one-man show that reveals one of life’s great secrets  –  how to grow old with style in 2022. 

Terence Blacker has been stressing over how to grow old happily and with style ever since he got his bus pass. ‘We know about growing pains,’ he says. ‘We never stock being told about the mid-life crisis. But what about the biggest, toughest challenge of all – the Shock of the Old?’

In his funny and perceptive new show, he faces up to the joys and pains of the passing years with songs, quotes, and anecdotes. It’s as if Victor Meldrew met Tom Lehrer for a none-too-serious debate about the meaning of life.

The result is a spirit-lifting and timely celebration of the art of not taking the ageing process lying down – about being, in the words of one of Terence’s songs, ‘not quite done’.

With directorial help from Dillie Keane. 70 minutes.

‘A bitter-sweet, life-affirming show, full of humour and terrific songs…Even if you hobble in, you’ll leave with a spring in your step.’     Virginia Ironside

The Shock of the Old blends sharp, knowing comedy with cracking tunes. You’re in for a treat.’    Craig Brown

‘A cracking show.’   Chorley Theatre

 

17 June WINGFIELD BARNS , SUFFOLK, IP21 5RA 

15 July DICKLEBURGH VILLAGE CENTRE, IP21 4NL 

20 July NORDEN FARM, MAIDENHEAD, SL6 4PF

18 Sept THE PHEASANTRY, LONDON, SW3 4UT

29 Sept CHORLEY THEATRE, LANCS, PR7 2RL

7 Oct LICHFIELD GARRICK, STAFFS, WS13 6HR 

15 Oct SWINDON ARTS CENTRE, SN1 4BJ     Tickets here

4th Feb LAXFIELD VILLAGE HALL, IP 13 8DY  Tickets here

9th Feb RONDO THEATRE, BATH, BA1 6RT       Tickets here

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