The Hairy Bikers are revving up for their Larger Than Live show at Newcastle City Hall next week, part of a UK-wide tour taking in over 70 venues. KATHARINE CAPOCCI has the details
FANS of Hairy Bikers Si King and Dave Myers can catch the beardies when they stop off at Newcastle City Hall next Thursday for a day of food and frivolity.
North Easterner Si King, who lives in the Derwent Valley, and Dave Myers from Barrow in Furness, are in the middle of a UK-wide live tour with their new show Hairy Bikers: Larger than Live.
The cooking partners, famed for their BBC TV shows such as Mums Know Best and Best of British, are revving up for their date at the City Hall on November 22, when they will play a matinee and evening performance at 4pm and 8pm.
The Larger Than Live tour, presented by BBC Worldwide Live Events, takes in over 70 venues and runs until next April with a break from December for pantomimes.
The boys will also take in Durham’s Gala Theatre on February 14 and 15 and Sunderland Empire Theatre on February 27.
Audiences will be regaled with tales from their culinary expeditions, some hair-raising, many ridiculous, and all of them shared in their own inimitable style. From extraordinary culinary discoveries to some of the remarkable cooks and characters they’ve encountered along the way, Si and Dave will take audiences behind the cameras to discover what happens on tour as they circle the globe in search of food-fuelled adventure.
Each night of the tour will also feature a chance for lucky audience members to enjoy a meal cooked live on stage by the Hairy Bikers.
It’s been two years since their last sell-out tour and the Hairy Bikers have been excited to get back on stage with their “bigger” and “bolder” show.
“We like to do things a little differently from most,” says Dave, “which is why we’re not just giving you a show, we’re giving you a real night out … There will be a bit of dancing, a bit of flirting, a bit of singing, and some downright hilarious stand-up comedy.”
The Hairy Bikers: Larger Than Live kicked off its tour in Dave’s home town of Barrow at the end of September.
Ticket prices range from £20 to £25 depending on the venue.