What’s the show?
‘Stratagem’ is the latest show from Steve Coogan who shot to fame after winning the Perrier Award alongside John Thomson at the Edinburgh Fringe in 1992.
He will once again be in character as television and radio presenter Alan Partridge, originally created by Coogan and Scotland’s own Armando Iannucci for spoof radio show ‘On The Hour’.
Currently on our screens in BBC comedy ‘This Time with Alan Partridge’, he’ll be hitting the road for a full UK tour in 2022.
What can we expect?
Publicity for the show, co-written by Partridge regulars Neil Gibbons and Rob Gibbons, states: “Over a multi-decade broadcasting career, this wonderful and surprisingly well-read man has brought delight to millions. And now, in a country riven with discord and disease, Alan is touring the country with a message of hope.“Welcome to Stratagem, a live stage show that promises to inform, educate and entertain in approximately equal measure.“Devised, written, choreographed, performed and funded by Alan Partridge, Stratagem sees Alan not just treading the boards but pounding them, atop stages graced by such luminaries as Michael Ball, Jack Whitehall and Welsh rockers the Stereophonics.”
Another description from the creators teases: “Alan will be touring the UK wearing a head-mic favoured by TED talkers, market hawkers, TV evangelists, backing singers and carnival barkers.
“The show promises to be a manifesto for the way we can move forward, a roadmap to a better tomorrow, an ABC for the way to be.”
When are the Scottish dates?
Stratagem will be playing Glasgow’s SSE Arena on Wednesday, May 25; Edinburgh’s Playhouse on Thursday, May 26; and Aberdeen’s P&J Live Arena on Friday, May 27.
How do I get tickets?
Tickets go on sale to the general public this Saturday, May 29, but ATG Tickets currently are holding a presale for the Edinburgh Playhouse date, open until 5pm today. You can access it here.