Alan Davies: Life Is Pain

 
 

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Alan Davies: Life Is PainAfter a decade away from stand-up, the comedian, writer and actor Alan Davies, perhaps best known for his starring role in TV series Jonathan Creek, continues his UK tour with these back-to-back weekend performance at the Hammersmith Apollo. Straightforward, autobiographical and brimming with "blokey-fogeyish bewilderment" and "droll close-to-home riffs about parenting" (The Telegraph), this nostalgic show sees the affable Davies plough through a raft of contrasting topics including the language employed by fellow Essex men, the imminent end of the world, social media, the London riots and his upbringing, touching even on the effect of his mother's death when he was six. During his drought from stand-up, Davies became a regular on the Stephen Fry-fronted QI. Reviews of 'Life is Pain' seem to be pretty unanimous: the dunce from QI is in fact QE - quite entertaining.

 

About Hammersmith Apollo

Once London's largest all-seater venue, the Hammersmith Apollo has a 3,600 capacity for seated shows and a 5,000 capacity for standing-room-only gigs. It was renovated in 2002, and now works well as a venue for theatre (hosting a huge variety of shows from Riverdance to Thomas the Tank Engine) as well as rock concerts. More about Hammersmith Apollo

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London > Events > Theatre  Dates: Sunday 1st March 2015 - 12noon
Lyric Hammersmith, Lyric Square, 2 King Street, W6 | 3 minutes from Alan Davies: Life Is Pain
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London > Events > Theatre  Dates: Sunday 1st March 2015 - 4.30pm
Lyric Hammersmith, Lyric Square, 2 King Street, W6 | 3 minutes from Alan Davies: Life Is Pain
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London > Entertainment > Theatres
Crisp Road, Hammersmith, W6 | 3 minutes from Alan Davies: Life Is Pain
Excellent small studio theatre staging innovative comedy and more serious productions. The Riverside's location on the Thames in Hammersmith makes it the local theatre of West ... More
 
 
 
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Fulham Palace Road, W6 | 7 minutes from Alan Davies: Life Is Pain
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London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Hammersmith, W6 | 15 minutes from Alan Davies: Life Is Pain
One of 17 gorgeously preserved Georgian houses overlooking the Thames at the west end of Hammersmith's Upper Mall, 7 Hammersmith Terrace the former home of Emery ... More
 
 
 
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WWT London Wetland Centre
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
Queen Elizabeth Walk, Barnes, SW13 | 20 minutes from Alan Davies: Life Is Pain
A mosaic of created wetland habitats spread over 43 hectares, developed on the site of a disused Victorian reservoir, forms the site of the London Wetland ... More
 
 
 
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St Paul's Church, Queen Caroline Street, W6 | 1 minute from Alan Davies: Life Is Pain
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London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
51 Palliser Road, Hammersmith, London W14 | 10 minutes from Alan Davies: Life Is Pain
Winner of the 2004 award for Best Butcher in Britain, this extraordinary shop is well worth the trip to Baron's Court. A more recent award in ... More
 
 
 
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Warren Evans Furniture
London > Shopping > House and Garden
240 Trussley Road, Hammersmith, W6 | 10 minutes from Alan Davies: Life Is Pain
Handmade wooden beds, matresses and furniture that are a class above your average flat packed homeware. All the timber is ethically sourced and fairly traded, with ... More
 
 
 
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The Gate Vegetarian Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Vegetarian restaurants
51 Queen Caroline Street, W6 | 1 minute from Alan Davies: Life Is Pain
The Gate Hammersmith reopens on 9th September 2013. One of the best vegetarian restaurants in London, when the original Hammersmith branch closed for refurbishment in 2012 ... More
 
 
 
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Pret A Manger
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
8 King Street, W6 | 3 minutes from Alan Davies: Life Is Pain
Pret sells up market fast food, hand made from natural ingredients, to take away or eat on site, in its trademark no nonsense chrome interiors. The ... More
 
 
 
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Lyric Hammersmith Cafe
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
Lyric Square, W6 | 3 minutes from Alan Davies: Life Is Pain
If you're coming to the Lyric for a night at the theatre - or even if you're just passing Lyric Square - the Lyric Cafe is ... More
 
 
 
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London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
155 Talgarth Road, Hammersmith, London W14 | 9 minutes from Alan Davies: Life Is Pain
LAMDA is among the most famous and prestigious acting schools in the world. It is very hard to be selected for a course here, but almost ... More
 
 
 
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King Street College
London > Education > English Language Courses
47 Shepherd's Bush Green, W12 | 17 minutes from Alan Davies: Life Is Pain
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Leiths School of Food and Wine - Evening Classes
London > Education > Cookery Courses
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Ravenscourt Avenue, W6 | 12 minutes from Alan Davies: Life Is Pain
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Well respected natural health clinic where colonic irrigation is offered along with alternative treatments like cranio-sacral therapy, psychotherapy and homeopathy.... More
 
 
 
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13 Lower Mall, W6 | 5 minutes from Alan Davies: Life Is Pain
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54 Cambridge Grove, Hammersmith, W6 | 6 minutes from Alan Davies: Life Is Pain
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London > Nightlife > Bars
45A Goldhawk Road, W12 | 15 minutes from Alan Davies: Life Is Pain
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London > Nightlife > Bars
15-19 Goldhawk Road, W12 | 16 minutes from Alan Davies: Life Is Pain
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Olympia London
London > Business > Venue Hire
Hammersmith Road, Kensington, London W14 | 14 minutes from Alan Davies: Life Is Pain
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London > Business > Venue Hire
8 Addison Road, Holland Park, Holland Park, London W14 | 20 minutes from Alan Davies: Life Is Pain
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162 Chiswick High Road, Chiswick, W4 | 25 minutes from Alan Davies: Life Is Pain
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The MavericksThe MavericksThe alt-country, Tex-Mex group whose hits include All You Ever Do Is Bring Me Down and Dance The Night Away, perform tracks from their latest album and past hit tunes.4th March 2015Wednesday 4th March 2015 Where:
Hammersmith Apollo, 45  Queen Caroline Street      W6 9QH
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UnderworldUnderworldUnderworldFollowing the huge success of the 20th anniversary performance of their dubnobasswithmyheadman album at Royal Festival Hall last year, ambient dance duo Underworld return to London to play one night only at Eventim Apollo on 6th March 2015. dubnobasswithmyheadman was hailed as a game changer on release at the start of 1994. Two decades on, it is 6th March 2015Friday 6th March 2015 Where:
Hammersmith Apollo, 45  Queen Caroline Street      W6 9QH
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event > Concerts > Rock & Pop - Dance
DATES  Friday 6th March 2015 - 7pm
VENUE  Hammersmith Apollo 
Following the huge success of the 20th anniversary performance of their dubnobasswithmyheadman album at Royal Festival Hall last year, ambient dance duo Underworld return to London to play one night only at Eventim Apollo on 6th March 2015. dubnobasswithmyheadman was hailed as a game changer on release at the start of 1994. Two decades on, it is ... More about this event
 
Mango GrooveMango GrooveEleven-piece South African Afropop band fusing marabi, kwela, and pop music.7th March 2015Saturday 7th March 2015 Where:
Hammersmith Apollo, 45  Queen Caroline Street      W6 9QH
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ThunderThunderThe English rockers featuring lead singer Danny Bowes and guitarist Luke Morley, perform a number of their hit songs, as well as new material.14th March 2015Saturday 14th March 2015 Where:
Hammersmith Apollo, 45  Queen Caroline Street      W6 9QH
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Joe BonamassaJoe BonamassaBlues-rock from the award-winning American guitarist.17th March 2015Saturday 21st March 2015 Where:
Hammersmith Apollo, 45  Queen Caroline Street      W6 9QH
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PlaceboPlaceboThe London-based threesome, formed by Brian Molko and Stefan Olsdal, performs alternative rock originals with new drummer Matt Lunn, formerly of Colour Of Fire.24th March 2015Wednesday 25th March 2015 Where:
Hammersmith Apollo, 45  Queen Caroline Street      W6 9QH
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SokoSokoPost-punk singer from France.25th March 2015Wednesday 25th March 2015 Where:
Hammersmith Apollo, 45  Queen Caroline Street      W6 9QH
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WarpaintWarpaintThe four-piece band from Los Angeles plays indie-rock.26th March 2015Thursday 26th March 2015 Where:
Hammersmith Apollo, 45  Queen Caroline Street      W6 9QH
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Omid Djalili: IranalamadingdongOmid Djalili: IranalamadingdongSharp wit, one-liners and observations from the British-Iranian stand-up, writer and actor.27th March 2015Saturday 28th March 2015 Where:
Hammersmith Apollo, 45  Queen Caroline Street      W6 9QH
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Eurovision's Greatest HitsEurovision's Greatest HitsPopular acts from the competition perform, hosted by Graham Norton and Petra Mede, including reigning Eurovision Song Contest Champion Conchita Wurst, Swedish group Herreys and Natasha St-Pier.31st March 2015Tuesday 31st March 2015 Where:
Hammersmith Apollo, 45  Queen Caroline Street      W6 9QH
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