Phill Jupitus at The Roses, Tewkesbury

Phill Jupitus depicts three distinct characters in his new show

Phill Jupitus depicts three distinct characters in his new show - Credit: Archant

Phill Jupitus’ stage show “You’re Probably Wondering Why I’ve Asked You Here...” is coming to The Roses in Tewkesbury this November.

Phill Jupitus’ stage show “You’re Probably Wondering Why I’ve Asked You Here...” is an unusual three-part performance in which the comedian plays three extraordinary characters, and with the help of an inquisitive audience, we find out more about them.

The three characters are as follows:

The Late Vernon Herschel Harley is a legend of stage and screen who died at the age of 114 just last Thursday. He has worked with everybody in theatre and cinema and describes himself as “Quite lively for a dead chap.” and “An annecdote Gatling gun.”

The Late Kurt Schiffer was the ‘Korvettenkapitan’ of the U42B out of Hamburg part of the German Navy’s ‘Wolf Packs’, which were the scourge of the Atlantic shipping lanes. He died in 1944.

The Late Phill Jupitus died on June 24, 2052 on the eve of his 90th birthday.

Phill became a familiar face when he became team captain on BBC’2 Pop quiz Never Mind The Buzzcocks. Twenty three series’ later, Phill is the last man standing from the original line-up, proving a hit with audiences.

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Aside from Never Mind the Buzzcocks and his live stand up shows, Phill currently appears as a regular guest on QI (BBC2), and in 2012 returned to television stand-up for the first time since 2000 with an appearance on Live at the Apollo (BBC1). On BBC Radio 4 he is a regular member of the award winning News Quiz in addition to numerous presenting work on such shows as Phill Jupitus’ Comic Strips, I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue and The Man Who Bought Hendrix’s Stage.

“You’re Probably Wondering Why I’ve Asked You Here...” will be performed on Friday, November 15 at The Roses in Tewkesbury.

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For tickets, call the theatre on: 01684 295 074

Or visit the website: www.rosestheatre.org